Associate Director of Aquatics

Ready to make a splash in your next opportunity? Join the YMCA Aquatics leadership team as an Associate Director of Aquatics!  
Job Description

This position is primarily responsible, under the supervision of the Aquatic Director, for assisting in the planning, organizing, directing, budgeting and evaluating those programs within his/her program area in accordance with the mission, purposes and polices of the association.  

Additional responsibilities include recruiting, orienting, training and supervising all staff, paid and volunteer, related to his/her area of responsibility. This position will act on behalf of the Aquatic Director in his/her absence, and, at all times, shall work within the guidelines of the aquatic policies.  

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • At least 21 years of age, with YMCA Lifeguarding certification.  If Red Cross certified, the employee must cross over to YMCA certification within six months of hire.
  • At least two years experience in instruction and management of a wide variety of Aquatics programs and pool maintenance.
  • Experience supervising staff and developing pool schedules and class schedules, as well as good member relation and staff relation skills. 
  • Must be aware of YMCA movement and trends in the aquatic field and must continue to enhance his/her knowledge in YMCA Aquatic Management and certifications. 
Essential Functions
  • Provide excellent member service by exceeding member expectations.
  • Engage in active listening with members in order to build relationships, understand individual’s goals and interests, and take the initiative to assist in the achievement of those goals.
  • Responsible for recruiting, scheduling and supervising (in consultation with Aquatic Director) of all lifeguard and instructor personnel.
  • Work with Aquatic Director to develop, oversee and monitor Aquatics budget.
  • Work with supervisor in the planning and scheduling of program facilities for the smooth functioning of daily operations. 
  • Work to review staff, class, and pool scheduling.
  • Work closely with the Aquatic Director in the execution of the Instructional swim programs, private swim lessons, swim teams and rentals.
  • Teach, guard, train or perform other areas of direct service 25-30 hours per week.
  • Be available to assist with registration and answer questions from members, program participants and staff.
  • Provide on-going training and development of aquatic personnel. 
  • In conjunction with Aquatic Director, oversee all requires safety and quality training, drills, and documentation.
  • Share responsibility with supervisor for the care and maintenance of facility and related program equipment. 
  • Assist in ordering equipment purchases and Aquatic/First Aid supplies as necessary.
  • Maintain concise records essential for control, evaluation and reporting to committees, Board and Aquatics Director. 
  • Establish a working relationship with community agencies, businesses, schools and other resources. 
  • Aid in implementing special events that relate to the Aquatic Department and the YMCA as a whole.
  • Submit news articles on a regular basis to local newspapers regarding aquatics programs and special events.
  • Record aquatic statistics for each session and distribute and collect program evaluations during each session.
  • Participate in staff meetings as a member of the branch management team.
  • Remain current in required and voluntary training in order to promote growth of mind and spirit and character values for all.
  • All other duties as assigned or needed.