Aquatics Director

The Algona Family YMCA is looking for an individual to take the Aquatics Department to the next level. 
Job Description

Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Aquatics Director will provide assistance in completing specific tasks as they relate to the aquatics department at the YMCA which will include but not be limited to staff supervision, budget management, and planning.

The incumbent must have general knowledge in aquatics, must have organizational skills, able to handle multiple tasks and understand the mission and purpose of the YMCA.  Appropriate education and experience will be needed to do the job.  A minimum of a four-year college degree or its equivalent is required.

This person must possess the ability to assist management staff; to recruit, hire, train and direct both volunteers and employees.  Must have the ability to train swim and water fitness instructors and also swim team staff.  The incumbent must also have the ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all socio-economic backgrounds and all ages.

He/she must also be able to relate well with professional peers and develop as a team player.  Current CPR and First Aid Certifications are required as well as be willing to obtain other necessary aquatic certifications.



Bachelor's Degree in related field or equivalent

  • One or two years related experience preferred
  • Minimum age of 21
  • Ability to relate to diverse groups of people from all socio-economic backgrounds
  • Required Certifications:  CPR, First Aid, Lifeguard, AED
Essential Functions

The incumbent will be responsible for all aquatic programming including swim team and upkeep of the aquatic facility and will be expected to assist or lead in special events.  He/She is also responsible for working with the Program Director on all facility rentals and birthday parties that will include the use of the pool, which includes staffing.     

1. Recruit, hire, train, develop, and direct staff and volunteers in the specific program areas including swim team within budget guidelines.

2. Assist and/or direct staff during trainings related to program areas.

3. Evaluates employed personnel as to performance and responsibilities; and recommends salary and/or wage adjustments.

4. Communicates the established objectives and policies of the association to employees and volunteers and counsels them on methods of carrying them out.

5. Set work schedules for volunteers and staff.

6. Creates annual Goals and Objectives for the approval of the Executive Director and Program Committee to help acheive desired programmatic and budgetary results.

7. Keeps records essential for control and evaluation and reports information to the appropriate committees, Board of Directors and Executive Director; prepares monthly and annual reports on various activities for the committees and the Executive Director.

8. Maintains the general program areas keeping them clean, attractive and free of danger for members and program participants.

9. Develops, implements, and manages departmental budget and takes appropriate action to correct variances.  Will work within approved budget guidelines.

10. Assist the appropriate committee(s) in establishing policies for the department within the framework of the Association's objectives; implements these policies through pertinent action.

11. Represents the Association and maintains its relationships with other organizations and groups in the community.

12. Participates in scheduled staff meetings and other meetings as assigned.

13. Develops and implements curriculum and/or provides the training and/or resources for staff to develop lesson plans; evalutes the effectiveness of the lesson plans and makes appropriate changes to maintain high quality programs.

14. Order appropriate supplies and program resources.

15. All other duties assigned for the good of the organization.

 Program-Specific Duties:

  •   Monitors daily pool operations to adhere to all state, local and YMCA health and safety regulation
  •   Maintains accurate record of pool chemical levels and facility maintenance.
  •   Maintains accurate records of staff certifications.
  •   Conducts and ensures proper maintenance of pools.
  •   Secures and schedules pool facilities.
  •   Conducts lifeguarding, swim instruction, First Aid and CPR trainings.
  •   Creates and schedules swim classes, water fitness classes, and swim team practices and meets.
  •   Performs lifeguarding and swim instructor duties as required.   


Required Certifications
  • Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR, AED
  • Lifeguard Instructor, Water Safety Instructor (If not in possession of these certifications, must be willing and able to obtain them within first 60 days of employment)
  • Certified Pool Operator Certification (Must be able to obtain once hired)
  • Any other Aquatic Certifications are a plus.