Aquatics Program Director for the Cheyenne YMCA

Join the growning YMCA of Northern Colorado as the Aquatics leader for our Cheyenne, WY YMCA.
Job Description

The YMCA of Northern Colorado is seeking a Program Director for Aquatics at the Cheyenne YMCA. We seek an organized problem-solver and leader who cares deeply about water safety, staff management, programming and customer service.

Our ideal candidate can help develop and lead a team through inspiration, coaching and clearly communicated expectations. They have a strong work ethic and healthy work-life balance. Our Aquatics Program Director will be committed to all aspects of the position: working within an annual budget; helping to hire, train and supervise a strong Lifeguard and Swim Instructor staff team; and assist in creating and implementing new programs including a competitive swim team. You'll also need to top notch interpersonal skills to provide excellent customer service to members and participants.

As a leader at the branch you will understand that the Y is more than just a gym or a pool. It's a community. And you are not simply helping kids learn to blow bubbles or help adults perfect their stroke technique. You are helping them find a support system, heal, improve their wellbeing, nurture water confidence and develop life-saving skills. You know some members are training for their 10th triathlon while others are stepping into the water for the first time. Either way, you can't wait to welcome them to the Y and show them how we can help.

Salary Range: $40,000-$50,000/yr. This position is year-round, full-time exempt.

OUR BENEFITS ROCK. We are a family friendly organization that puts a focus on work-life balance, and our benefits prove it. All full-time staff enjoy a minimum of 3 weeks paid vacation; increased vacation days are awarded to full-time staff based on professional work experience. Full-time YMCA staff receive 88 hours of paid sick time and 8 paid holidays per year. Full-time staff enjoy free YMCA traditional day camp, youth sports, learn to swim lessons and childcare discounts, including after-school and preschool, and half off YMCA Camp Santa Maria overnight camp, personal training, and specialty summer camps. The Y offers generous medical, dental and vision benefits. We provide long-term disability and life insurance at no cost to full-time employees. For eligible staff we contribute the equivalent of 10% of your salary to the YMCA Retirement Fund.

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We were founded as the Young Men's Christian Association in 1844. But today, we are The Y, an association that values, and is made stronger by, its diverse people. At the YMCA of Northern Colorado, we are committed to equal opportunity employment regardless of gender, age, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or religious affiliation. 

Childcare benefits of more than $5000 are considered taxable income and will be processed accordingly.

  1. Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent.
  2. One to two years related experience preferred
  3. Minimum age of 21
  4. Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.
  5. Bilingual-English and Spanish- preferred
  6. Required certifications CPR. First Aid. Lifeguard, AED and O2
  7. Prior experience as Swim Lesson Instructor
  8. Typical requirements within 30 days of hire include completion of: Child Abuse Prevention for Supervisory Staff; Working with Program Volunteers; Bloodborne Pathogens
  9. Required within 60 days: Lifeguard Instructor certification and Certified Pool Operator
Essential Functions
  • Directs and supervises program activities to meet the needs of the community and fulfill YMCA objectives set by the Branch Executive Director and the YMCA.
  • Manages and controls budget related to the position.
  • Supervises personnel and volunteers as needed. Reviews and evaluates staff performance.
  • Implement strategies to motivate staff and achieve goals. Ensures records of staff certifications are current and complete.
  • Monitors daily pool operations to adhere to all state, local and YMCA health and safety regulations.
  • Conducts and ensures proper maintenance of pools. Secures and schedules pool facilities. Maintains accurate records of pool chemical levels and facility maintenance.
  • Conducts lifeguarding, swim instruction, First Aid and CPR trainings.
  • Assists in YMCA fund raising activities and special events.
  • Participates in required Manager on Duty shifts.
  • Other duties as assigned.