Aquatics Director

The YMCA of Greater Toledo has a proud history of serving the needs of the community and our members. 
Job Description

Under the direction of the Associate Executive Director, and in accordance with Association policies, the Aquatics Director is responsible for the leadership and advancement of the Aquatics programming for the Wolf Creek YMCA. This position will be accountable for the development and implementation of innovative curriculum and activities, supervise, guide, and develop staff to ensure that participant development occurs in a fun, healthy and safe environment, and ensure program outcomes are consistently achieved.


The Aquatics Director must possess a Bachelor's degree, or equivalent education/experience, with a minimum of 3-5 years of successful program development and management experience.  The incumbent will have a high level of knowledge and demonstrated competence in the areas of aquatics programming.   Appropriate aquatic certifications are required.  He/she should have a positive history of leadership in the areas of staff, volunteer and program development, fiscal budgeting and management, and operational procedures.  Team Leader Certification preferred.  Proven ability to display initiative, good judgment and ability to make decisions independently.  Able to demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills; public speaking, capacity to prepare reports, conduct training programs, create policies and guidelines, proven financial development experience and skills.  Will possess competent computer skills in the Windows environment as well as the YMCAs operating software. 


Essential Functions

·      Ensures that daily care of members, teens and families is a key priority through supervision of staff and volunteers in accordance with the organization’s policies, mission and applicable laws. 

·      Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends and holidays based upon the needs of the YMCA.

·      Will ensure data within the Y-Improvement model is accurate and up to date.  Will be accountable for meeting or exceeding target conditions related to his/her areas of responsibility.

·      Oversees the safe operation of the Wolf Creek YMCA.

·      Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring and training employees, planning, assigning and directing work, appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

·      Assist in the implementation of aquatics staff in-service programs by providing direction, leadership, support, and efficiencies for team members through strategic planning, administrative standardization, registration, quality standards, and risk management according to the YMCA of Greater Toledo’s Aquatics Standards.

·      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 and utilizes the Y Improvement Model.

·      Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with community organizations.

·      Monitors daily pool operations to adhere to all state, local, and YMCA health and safety regulations as well as current ADA guidelines.   Working with the leadership at both branches, ensures proper maintenance of pools is taking place.

·      Maintain all Association standards and guidelines while ensuring that updated documentation is met and available at all times.

·      Provide direction for swim team, ensuring the pools are equipped with appropriate staff and all safety requirements are maintained.

·      Assists in the marketing and distribution of program information.

·      Participates as a member of the program management team meetings and has an active role as Manager On Duty as scheduled.

·      Act as a mentor to the Aquatics staff in the areas of programming, leadership, and staff development.  Ensures staff are trained and prepared to achieve the desired program outcomes.

·      Develops and monitors department budget to meet fiscal objectives.

·      Participates with staff team to ensure that target goals for annual membership & staff satisfaction surveys are met. 

·      Have an active role and assist in the Annual Campaign.

·      Other duties as assigned by supervisor(s).