Aquatics Director

Want to live and work in beautiful Pawleys Island, SC? The YMCA of Coastal Carolina is looking for someone with a passion and purpose.
Job Description


The Aquatics Director at Tidelands Health Pawleys Family YMCA intentionally fosters a cause-centered culture that is welcoming, genuine, hopeful, nurturing, and determined while also managing high-quality, member-focused aquatics programs. Under the direction of the Executive Branch Director and consistent with the Christian mission of the YMCA, the Aquatics Director provides hands-on leadership for the day-to-day administration in accordance with all YMCA and state and licensing requirements for the Aquatics and Swim Team Departments.

  • Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent experience.
  • YMCA Team Leader certification preferred.
  • One to two years related experience preferred (e.g., as an aquatics coordinator or supervisor).
  • Minimum age of 21.
  • Supports the YMCA’s commitment to child abuse prevention by:
  • Prior to employment, completion of all Child Abuse Prevention training.
  • Reporting any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members, or guests to your supervisor
  • Following all policies and procedures related to keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to the monitoring and supervision of children
  • Reporting any suspicious behavior and violation of policy and procedures to your supervisor
  • Completion of all Redwoods and YMCA aquatics training and trainer certifications.
  • Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.
Essential Functions
  1. Ensures programs and services meet community needs including supervising existing program activities, establishing new program activities, and expanding the program within the community as needed. Assists in the marketing and distribution of program information.
  2. Directs and provides hands-on leadership for aquatics programs, including developing and monitoring the program budget to meet fiscal objectives; compiling program statistics to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of and participation in programs; securing and scheduling the pool facilities; along with creating and scheduling the classes, swim team practices and swim meets.
  3. Monitors daily pool operations to adhere to all state, local, and YMCA health and safety regulations and ensures proper maintenance of pools. Maintains accurate records of pool chemical levels and facility maintenance.
  4. Recruits and hires diverse staff and volunteer teams across multiple dimensions of diversity. Onboards and develops them for success. Conducts lifeguarding, swim instruction, First Aid and CPR trainings. Ensures records of staff certifications are current and complete.
  5. Conducts monthly staff aquatic drills and in-service trainings as required by aquatics safety plan.
  6. Completes and approves department payroll, schedules, and annual reviews in a timely manner.
  7. Develops, maintains, and distributes the pool schedule that meets the needs of member and programs
  8. Provides staff leadership for annual fundraising campaign and committees as assigned.
  9. Models’ relationship-building skills in all interactions. Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with community organizations. Maintains regular, clear, and concise communication within area of responsibility. Responds to all member and community inquiries and complaints in timely manner.
  10. Performs other duties as assigned
Cause-Driven Leadership Competencies

Values: Demonstrates in word and action the Y’s core values of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility, and faith and a commitment to the Y’s mission, in all matters always.

Communication & Influence: Maintains regular clear, and concise communication within area of responsibility.

Program/Project Management: Translates organizational goals into executable goals with accountable staff and volunteers by defining tasks, milestones, and priorities for programs and projects.

Critical Thinking and Decision Making: Anticipates risk, implication, and possible outcomes before acting.

Functional Expertise: Uses best practices, guidelines, and industry standards as a framework to improve performance.

Engaging Community: Ensures programs and services meet community needs.

Emotional Maturity: Demonstrates a settling presence, even during times of crisis and challenge.