Aquatics Director

Come join the Litehouse YMCA in Sandpoint, Idaho as our next Aquatics Director!
Job Description

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit, charitable organization committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. The Aquatics Director develops and manages an effective Aquatics team, ensuring staff are prepared for emergency response and day-to-day pool events. The Aquatics Director promotes a safe and fun environment for members to participate in open swim and fulfilling programs.

  • Current certifications in American Red Cross Lifeguarding, CPR/AED, First Aid, Bloodborne Pathogens, Administering Emergency Oxygen, and completes YMCA program-specific trainings upon hire
    • Lifeguard Instructor, and AFO or CPO certification preferred
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Aquatics, Exercise science, physical education, recreation, or related field preferred but not required.
  • Three years in related experience to aquatic programming and/or management
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office 
  • Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community
Essential Functions
  1. Collaborate with staff members and local organizations to plan, develop, schedule, and evaluate program activities meeting the needs of YMCA community and objectives, including swim classes, water fitness classes, and swim team practices and meets
  2. Direct and coordinate the activities of Aquatics staff, including establishing work schedules, upholding work requirements such as keeping current staff certifications, and assisting with difficult or complicated duties
  3. Observe and evaluate workers’ professional appearance, performance, and behavior to ensure quality service and compliance with YMCA standards
  4. Serve as a member of the branch leadership team, modeling excellent listening and communication skills with staff, YMCA departments, and community organizations to retain members and increase participation in fundraising
  5. Recruit and hire staff members, maintain training and development programs, reviews, and evaluates staff performance, and develop strategies to motivate and retain staff
  6. Monitors daily pool operations and pool chemical levels, ensures adherence to all state, local, and YMCA health and safety regulations, and reports maintenance issues to the Facilities department in a timely manner
  7. Train staff in proper operational procedures and functions, and explain YMCA policies