Aquatics & Sports Director

Come join the Pickens Y Team as Aquatics & Sports Director!
Job Description

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Oversees the development and operations of various areas, including aquatics and youth sports programming and designs practices, processes, and procedures for strong program and project management.


1.       Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent combination of education andexperience.

2.       One to two years of related experiencepreferred.

3.       Certifications needed: CPR, First Aid and Lifeguarding (American RedCross).

4.       Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of thecommunity.

Essential Functions

1.       With support from pool manager(s) and program coordinator(s), as deemed necessary, oversees the planning and programming for assigned aquatic facilities and youth sports programs.

2.       Directs and supervises program activities to meet the needs of the community and fulfill YMCA objectives. Establishes new program activities and expands program within the community in accordance with strategic and operating plans. Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with community organizations.

3.       Recruits, hires, trains, develops, schedules and directs aquatics and youth sports personnel and volunteers with the support of pool manager(s) and program coordinator(s). Reviews and evaluates staff performance. Develops strategies to motivate staff and achieve goals. Ensures records of staff certifications are current and complete.

4.       Monitors daily pool operations for assigned aquatic facilities to adhere to all state, local and YMCA health and safety regulations. Alongside the Properties Department, ensures proper maintenance of pools and recreational facilities. Maintains accurate records of pool chemical levels and facility maintenance.

5.       Conducts lifeguarding, swim instruction, First Aid and CPR trainings as well as program training.

6.       Schedules the pool and recreational facilities; creating and scheduling classes, events, practices and meets.

7.       Develops and monitors program budget to meet fiscal objectives.

8.       Models relationship-building skills (including Listen First) in all interactions. Responds to all member and community inquiries and complaints in timely manner.

9.       Compiles program statistics. Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of and participation in program.

10.    Responsible for upkeep of equipment and ensuring uncompromising levels of cleanliness and safety.

11.    Alongside the association marketing team, plans and implements marketing strategies for programming and the distribution of program information.

12.    Actively participates in the YMCA Annual Campaign and supports the branch team in meeting goals.

13.    Performs other duties as assigned.