Full-Time Aquatics Director

The Clarion County YMCA is seeking an energetic, hands-on professional to fill the position of  YMCA Aquatics Director in Clarion, PA.
Job Description

The Clarion County YMCA is seeking an energetic, hands-on professional to fill the position of full-time YMCA Aquatics Director in Clarion, PA.

This position supervises all aquatics operations at the Clarion County YMCA including a special emphasis teaching swim lessons and supervising or coaching the YMCA competitive swim team. A strong swimming background is required.

Under the direction of the Branch Director and Executive Director, the Aquatics Director will coordinate and supervise the day-to-day operations of the aquatics center.

Primary job responsibilities are leading, developing and maintaining high quality YMCA aquatics programs. The Aquatics Director will also supervise, provide leadership, instruction and motivation for aquatics staff in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures, as well as provide swim instruction and lifeguarding as necessary. The Aquatics Director will create a safe and positive atmosphere which promotes member safety, engagement and satisfaction. Finally, they know and exhibit the YMCA Mission through programs that strive for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.

This position involves occasional night and weekend responsibilities.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume by November 11, 2022. Applications will be accepted by mail or via email to Mr. Jesse Kelley at [email protected] Mail applications to Clarion County YMCA, Attn. Mr. Jesse Kelley, 499 Mayfield Road, Clarion, PA 16214.

Qualifications

Required Certifications & Qualifications

  • One to two years related experience and aquatics background preferred.
  • Current American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification
  • Current American Red Cross CPR, AED and First-Aid Certifications
  • Current Lifeguard Instructor Certification (preferred)
  • Current Swim Instructor Trainer Certification (preferred)
Essential Functions

Allprogram directors are expected to perform the following activities. Duties specific to the program area follow and other duties may be assigned as needed.

  • Supervisory Responsibilities—Directly supervises part time and non-exempt employees and volunteers. 
    • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.
    • Recruits, trains, and develops non-exempt and part time program staff and volunteers.
    • Plans, assigns, and directs staff and volunteer work.
    • Conducts performance appraisals, rewards and discipline.
    • Monitors and updates all required staff certifications;
    • Addresses complaints and resolves problems.
  • Promotes and incorporates the YMCA four core values and character development model in to all program activities.
  • Assists in the marketing and distribution of program information.
  • Organizes and schedules program registrations.
  • Reviews and processes program scholarship applications.
  • Compiles program statistics.
  • Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of and participation in program.
  • Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with other community organizations.
  • Develops and monitors program budget to meet fiscal objectives.
  • Coordinates use of branch facilities for program activities and events.
  • Establishes new program activities and expands program within the community in accordance with the Association and branch strategic plans.
  • Assists in branch fund raising activities and special events.
  • Responds to all member and community inquiries and complaints in timely manner.
  • Assists with Program Committee meetings
Cause-Driven Leadership Competencies

Mission Advancement:  Models and teaches the Y’s values.  Ensures a high level of service with a commitment to changing lives.  Provides volunteers with orientation, training, development and recognition.  Cultivates relationships to support fundraising.

Collaboration:  Champions inclusion activities, strategies and initiatives.  Builds relationships to create small communities.  Empathetically listens and communicates for understanding when negotiating and dealing with conflict.  Effectively tailors communications to the appropriate audience.  Provides staff with feedback, coaching, guidance and support.

Operational Effectiveness:  Provides others with frameworks for making decisions.  Develops plans and manages best practices through engagement of team.  Holds staff accountable for high-quality results using a formal process to measure progress.

Personal Growth:  Shares new insights.  Facilitates change; models adaptability and an awareness of the impact of change.  Utilizes non-threatening methods to address sensitive issues and inappropriate behavior or performance.  Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.

Required Certifications

Required Certifications & Qualifications

  • One to two years related experience and aquatics background preferred.
  • Current American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification
  • Current American Red Cross CPR, AED and First-Aid Certifications
  • Current Lifeguard Instructor Certification (preferred)
  • Current Swim Instructor Trainer Certification (preferred)