Aquatics Director

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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 is responsible and accountable for all aspects of the aquatics department for the Cleaver and Paul Henson YMCA's  This position is expected to emphasize a high level of risk management, member service, character development and the mission in retention and promotion of the Y.   

Benefits Include

  • Competitive Benefits Package
  • Free YMCA Membership
  • Leadership Development Opportunities and Professional Development
  • Flexible Schedule

Hiring range $41,000 - $50,000 based on experience

The YMCA of Greater Kansas City’s mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. It’s who we are, who we aspire to be and how we show up every day. We are cause-driven. We don’t just show up, we show up with purpose. We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you. We accomplish our goals by working with Trust, Teamwork and Transparency.

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university or the equivalent education experience in management.
  • Minimum of three years’ experience in aquatics or a related field.
  • Preferred three years’ experience in Aquatics management
  • Current Lifeguard, CPR, First Aid, and Emergency Oxygen certification from National Organization. Red Cross preferrred 
  • Preferred Lifeguard Instructor certification from National organization
  • Able to manage and monitor department budget.
  • Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions and perceptions.
  • Able to make independent and sound decisions in a fast paced environment.
  • Able to exercise high levels of discretion and confidentiality.
  • Detail oriented with good organizational skills, and be multi-task proficient.
  • Strong computer skills with the ability to adapt to new software.
  • Must have reliable transportation. Travel around the Greater Kansas City may be required.
Essential Functions
  • Develops the annual operating objectives and plans assigned program responsibilities.
  • Monitors the achievement of these objectives and exercises appropriate action to assure achievement of the objectives.
  • Prepares the annual income and expense budget for the Aquatic Department and assigned area(s) of responsibility. Administers the budget and exercises necessary controls to assure
    operations are carried out in a balanced fiscal position.
  • Design and maintain a diverse schedule of revenue generating activities, classes and programs for all members and participants of all abilities and levels.
  • Responsible for overseeing pool maintenance, operation: including chemical checks, cleaning, permits, etc. Monitor daily pool operations to adhere to all state, local and YMCA health and
    safety regulations.
  • Able to perform duties of lifeguard, water fitness instructor, swim coach or swim lesson instructor as stated in corresponding job descriptions.
  • Conduct lifeguarding, swim instruction, First Aid, CPR, and Administering Emergency Oxygen trainings based on current certifications.
  • Be responsible for injury/accident reporting procedures.
  • Serve as a Risk Management Specialist at your center, including the development and supervision of departmental Emergency Action Plan.
  • Responsible for entire human resource cycle of all aquatic staff (recruit, hire, train, supervise, and evaluate), including current knowledge of all areas of training and certifications..
  • Attend community functions and events to promote the Y, its mission and programs.
  • Must provide direction and lead all staff at your center including the coordination and facilitation of regular in-service staff meetings.
  • Assist in YMCA fund raising activities and special events including the accomplishment of all departmental Annual Mission campaign goals.
  • Attendance of Community Mission Board meetings as deemed necessary by supervisor.
  • Develop and implement retention and sale initiatives for all aquatics programs and members.
  • Insure all program operation is consistent with association procedures, including emergency, insurance, accident, purchasing, and personnel and accounting systems. Develop policies and
    procedures for specific program efforts as needed.
  • Part of the center management team to include responsibility for the administration, promotion and operation of the appropriate center activities.