YMCA Aquatics Director

Does leading a team in Aquatics while supporting youth development, healthy living and social responsibility interest you?
Job Description

The Aquatics Director oversees and provides leadership to the Aquatics Program. The Aquatic Director is responsible for the development, administration, implementation and ongoing evaluation of all related programs. Develop and implements a comprehensive Aquatics program for the YMCA. The YMCA of San Diego County is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. We are committed to a diverse workforce. 

  •  Bachelor's Degree in Recreation, Education or related field or equivalent experience in aquatics
  •  Minimum 21 year of age with at least three years aquatic supervisory experience required
  •  Current CPO certification within 60 days of employment
  •  Must have current certifications in First Aid for Public Safety Personnel (Title 22), CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, Oxygen Administration. Current Lifeguard Certification (YMCA of the USA or Red Cross). Current YMCA of the USA Swim Lesson Instructor Certification or Red Cross Water Safety instructor (YMCA certification within 6 months)
  • Proven supervisory skills in hiring, training, evaluating, and motivating staff and volunteers, as well as developing an effective staff team
  • CPR/AED, and First Aid Certification, must include Adult and Child/Infant, obtained within 30 days of hire and must be from one of the following certifying organizations: o American Red Cross o American Heart Association o American Safety & Health Institute
Essential Functions
  • Manages all functions of the Aquatics Department including, but not limited to, aquatic safety, hazardous materials, pool mechanics, swim lessons, lifeguarding, and swim team and any additional specialty classes
  • Perform audits of pool systems and equipment to include, ensuring water quality meets state codes and local regulations, managing pool maintenance by ensuring aquatic staff monitor and maintain the proper chemical balance
  • Assess program success and assists in the development and implementation of new programs
  • Responsible for the development, control, and monitoring of Aquatics Department budgets, and ensures all budgets meet year-end outcomes
  • Plans, conducts, and documents monthly staff meetings, focusing on safety, review of established policies and procedures, and customer service
  • Serves as the Manager-on-duty when necessary, and assists in the maintenance of clean, attractive, safe, and well-maintained facilities
Cause-Driven Leadership Competencies
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational abilities; self-starter with initiative to work independently and with minimum supervision
  • Professional demeanor, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to work well with the public, staff and volunteers
  • Proven fiscal management skills, knowledge of and expertise in aquatics programming
  • Must have the visual and auditory ability to respond to critical incidents and the physical ability to act swiftly in an emergency situation; ability to adequately observe participant activities, enforce safety regulations, and apply appropriate policies and procedures; the physical ability to lead and interact in group activities and perform related physical skills