Aquatics Director

The Aquatics Director is responsible for planning and organizing all aquatic activities and programs at our Schertz Family YMCA.
Job Description

The Aquatics Director will receive a minimum of 4 weeks Paid-Time Off, Holiday Pay, Full-time benefits to include Medical, Dental, Vision, Life insurance, a Retirement 403(b) pension plan upon eligibility and a Free YMCA Membership.

The Schertz YMCA is the largest aquatic facility in the YMCA of San Antonio. With programs that range from swim lessons, swim team & community events, we are searching for a well rounded director use is capable of working with community partners, maintaining the highest level of safety and continue building programs that serve our community. This role will be resonsible for a year round indoor facility and a seasonal outdoor pool.

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit, charitable organization committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Under the supervision of the Executive Director, this position is responsible for planning and organizing all aquatic activities and programs, hiring and training new staff, training branch staff in lifeguarding, CPR Pro, O2, and First Aid, fiscal management; and member satisfaction. Will develop, organize, and implement high quality, member-focused YMCA aquatic programs.

Our Culture:

Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. In the Y, we strive to live our cause of strengthening communities with purpose and intentionality every day.  We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you.

  1.  Bachelor's degree in physical education, recreation or related field from an accredited college or university is preferred.
  2. One to three years of recreation, pool management, lifeguard, swim instructor, or water park experience and/or equivalent combination of education, training and experience is required.
  3. Must understand the basic concepts of a voluntary, non-profit organization, as well as the structure of the YMCA as a partnership of volunteers and staff, and accept a commitment to the YMCA mission.
  4. Experience supervising staff and developing pool and class schedules is required.
  5. Must have a current certifications in: YMCA or American Red Cross Lifeguard, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED, and Oxygen Administration; YMCA Swim Instructor certification is preferred.
  6. Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.
  7. Certifications required within the first week of hire: Redwoods Bloodborne Pathogens, Defensive Driving, and Hazardous Communications
  8. Must be 21 years of age, and have a valid driver’s license as well as the capacity to drive to various locations within the greater San Antonio metropolitan area.

Physical Demands:

  1. Work is performed in a fast-paced office, and indoor/outdoor aquatic environments. Position requires attending meetings at different off-site locations.
  2. Sufficient strength, agility and mobility to perform essential functions of position and to safely supervise aquatics activities.
  3. Visual acuity is required for reading computer screens and/or documents and making changes as necessary/required.
  4. Job requires high levels of alertness and concentration. This position requires analytical abilities and multitasking in order to identify problems and recommend solutions.
  5. Job requires accuracy and attention to detail, organizational, and time management skills, while maintaining high levels of initiative in order to work within deadlines.
  6. Occasional stooping and bending with regular lifting of up to 20 pounds is required.
  7. Incumbent must be able to sit and stand for long periods of time, as well as, able to manipulate keyboards, telephone keypads, and writing utensils.
Essential Functions
  1. Manages all aspects of lifeguard and aquatics safety.
  2. Responsible for AOA reporting and invoices.
  3. 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.
  4. Recruits, hires, trains, develops, schedules and directs personnel and volunteers as needed. Reviews and evaluates staff performance. Develops strategies to motivate staff and achieve goals. Ensures records of staff certifications are current and complete.
  5. Monitors daily pool operations to adhere to all state, local and YMCA health and safety regulations.
  6. Conducts and ensures proper maintenance of pools. Secures and schedules pool facilities. Maintains accurate records of pool chemical levels and facility maintenance.
  7. Conducts lifeguarding, swim instruction, First Aid and CPR trainings.
  8. Creates and schedules swim classes, water fitness classes, and swim team practices
    and meets, and pool parties.
  9. Assists in the marketing and distribution of program information.
  10. Develops and monitors program budget to meet fiscal objectives.
  11. Assists in YMCA fund raising activities and special events.
  12. Models relationship-building skills (including Listen First) in all interactions. Responds to
    all member and community inquiries and complaints in timely manner.
  13. Participate as a cabinet member in one of the quality teams relating to work.
  14. Prepares statistical data as needed by Branch, Association, and/or United Way including monthly variance reports. Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of and participation
    in program.
  15. Assist with Branch operations, works as Staff On and supports branch administrative projects.
  16. Follow systems, practices, and training related to risk management and safety of participants and staff, and follow accident report procedures and policies.
  17. Maintains a professional image and manner consistent with the YMCA mission and goals.
  18. Other duties as assigned
Cause-Driven Leadership Competencies
  • Communication & Influence
  • Developing Self & Others
  • Engaging Community