Aquatics Director - Hillcrest YMCA

The Aquatics Director leads a team of lifeguards and instructors, and manages a full year-round calendar of aquatics programming.
Job Description

The Aquatics Director leads and manages the aquatics team of lifeguards and instructors, the operations of a large indoor pool, and a full calendar of aquatics programming including lessons, teams, and special events. They establish strong rapport with students and their caregivers, and explore the community to develop local relationships and collaborations.

  • Associate degree preferred. In lieu of associate's Degree, High School diploma, GED, or equivalent certificate of competency and 2-3 years of the related work experience.
  • Three (3) years supervisor and/or leadership experience preferred, ideally in an aquatics position, such as head lifeguard, pool supervisor, etc.
  • Thorough knowledge of State, Local, and Federal safety regulations.
  • Able to coach and mentor staff with empathy and clarity.
  • Enthusiasm and creativity.
Essential Functions
  • Hire, schedule and mentor all aquatics staff, ensuring current certification and training.
  • Direct and supervise YMCA aquatic programs such as swim lessons, fitness classes, and team practices.
  • Establish new activities and expand community programs.
  • Adhere to all State, Local, Federal, and YMCA health and safety regulations.
  • Create a culture of aquatic safety and ensure proper pool maintenance.
  • Develop and monitor budgets to meet fiscal objectives.
  • Assist in YMCA fundraising activities and fun special events.
  • Participate in supervisory meetings and serve as Manager on Duty as needed.
  • Compile program statistics to evaluate participation and success.
Required Certifications
  • Red Cross Lifeguarding Certification required.
  • Lifeguard and Water Safety Instructor Certification preferred
  • CPR and First Aid certification and Safety training required within 30 days of hire
  • Certified Pool Operator required, preferably before hire or must be obtained within 90 days of employment.