Aquatics Director

As part of our team, you will have the opportunity to make a profound difference where social responsibility permeates the culture.
Job Description

Are you looking for a role where you can make an impact on the community?  Do you desire a work environment where you develop leadership, communication, organizational skills and advance your career?  

The Director - Aquatics provides overall direction, coordination, and success of YMCA Pool operations. Enthusiastic applicants serve as a YMCA ambassador to provide members and staff a great experience.  Building confidence in youth and connecting a diverse population to healthier lives are an integral part of the role. 

The YMCA is committed to providing a culture of support where leaders thrive. The Sr. Aquatic Director will mentor, train, and certify eager applicants.

  • Bachelors Graduate or Equivalent  
  • 2+ years experience in fitness, retail, recreation management or hospitality industries  
  • 2+ years experience managing 50+ team members  
  • 2+ years experience managing Profit and Loss (P&L) statements/revenue/EBITDA budgets  
  • Experience providing high-end member service and managing member concerns   
  • Track record of success in a performance-driven work environment  
  • 21 years of age with bachelor’s degree. Current ARC Lifeguard/Water Park, CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer, First Aid and Administering Emergency Oxygen certifications and YMCA Swim Lesson Instructor v6 Trainers or ARC Lifeguard Instructor certification with 2 years of related experience.   
  • Ability to use water quality test kit.   
  • Exhibit strong leadership skills; possess a passion for member service, building and maintaining a culture of member service excellence
Essential Functions
  • Provide leadership in the delivery of quality within the YMCA aquatic department.     
  • Monitor all programs and staff in the pool assigned.    
  • Ensure program quality and monitor staff performance and member service.    
  • Develop relationships with members and obtain regular feedback on programs.    
  • Recommend program enhancements to ensure that member needs are being met.   
  • Ensure the swimming facility is meeting or exceeding the Aquatic Safety Standards.   
  • Facilitate monthly in-service meetings that include skill review.   
  • Supervise staff and ensure appropriate staffing of pool. Coordinate breaks and rotate staff.   
  • Develop high-quality aquatics programs, including swim lessons and water fitness that meet the needs of the community.    
  • Ensure quality program delivery by certified staff and effective use of resources including staffing.   
  • Ensure safety and prevent injuries by supervising pool area. Ensure no distraction or interference with the ability to hear or see signs of distress.   
  • Maintain accurate records, certification binder, pool logs.   
  • Administer first aid to victims using OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Universal Precautions. Provide immediate care to sustain life until Emergency Medical Service arrives.   
  • Maintain current certifications. Maintain physical fitness. Perform endurance swims, rescue procedures upon request.   
  • Lead the aquatics staff team in providing a safe and enjoyable environment. Respect others by arriving on time and in accordance with schedule.   
  • Communicate all pool rules and ensure that you are accessible and identifiable.   
  • Maintain pool logs, incident/accident reports, locker room checks and other documents as required.   
  • Ensure safety and cleanliness in pool area.   
  • Perform pool maintenance duties in accordance with OSHA Hazardous Materials Precautions. Perform water quality testing.   
  • May be required to pursue POOL Operator or CPO certification and backwash pool filtration system and monitor pool chemicals   
  • May be required to pursue PA Department of Agriculture Category 24 Pesticide Applicator or Technician certification.