Aquatics Program Director - Longmont YMCA

Join our growing association with this leadership role.
Job Description

The YMCA of Northern Colorado is seeking a Program Director for Aquatics at the YMCA in Longmont. We are looking for an aquatics ace who can help us continue our life-changing, life-saving aquatics programs. We need 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. He or she has a strong work ethic and healthy work-life balance. Our future Aquatics Program Director will be committed to all aspects of the position: working within the annual budget; helping to develop and supervise a strong Lifeguard and Swim Instructor Staff Team; and assist with related branch programming including a competitive swim team league while providing excellent customer service to members and participants.

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Salary: 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 Camp Noco traditional day camp, youth sports, learn to skate and swim lessons and childcare, 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.

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

Our YMCAs offer memberships, fitness programs, youth sports, aquatics programs, social opportunities, on-site preschool, day camp and before/afterschool youth development programs. View all openings and apply online at

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.

  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 branch aquatic program activities.
  • Manages staff, volunteers and budget for aquatics at the branch.
  • Reviews and evaluates staff performance.
  • 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 maintenance.
  • Conducts lifeguarding, swim instruction, First Aid and CPR trainings.
  • Assists in YMCA fundraising activities and special events.
  • Other duties as assigned.