Under the Direction of the Associate Executive Director, the Aquatics Director leads the administration of the policies, procedures and programs of the branch relating to Aquatics. This position also leads all aquatics personnel and is ultimately responsible for swimming pools and aquatic safety as well as pool maintenance and upkeep. The aquatics director has staff supervision, budget accountability, fundraising accountability, member involvement accountability and program development, delivery and evaluation responsibility. Key ingredients for a successful department include programs and services that are values centered and mission driven in an environment that is centered on member service.
- Plans, implements, schedules and evaluates classes including: youth and adult swim, parent-tot, pre-school, masters, lifeguard training, and splash.
- Employs, trains and leads aquatic personnel and recruits volunteers when necessary. Coaches and mentors staff and volunteers to succeed. Reviews and evaluates staff and volunteers on a regular schedule and gives positive feedback and constructive criticism. Provides in-service training and conducts regular staff meetings.
- Creates, develops and markets an effective member centered program which meets the needs of the community. Assists with the interpretation and communication of program standards to volunteer policy committees and to the Branch Board.
- Keeps abreast of current trends and research. Actively participates with the aquatics cabinet.
- Provides support and active leadership for the annual fundraising campaign. May staff a team or division.
- Prepares and manages an annual budget.
- Conducts surveys and focus groups and uses other techniques to maintain a constant feedback stream from participants and users. Responds appropriately and proactively to member concerns. Effective communication from the department is key to members' satisfaction and member commitment to the Y.
- Must know and be able to maintain mechanical functions of the pool and whirlpool and must be aware of risk management in all areas. Commits to a fully functional Poseidon system.
- Manages and staffs the aquatics department at the camp location in tandem with the camp director.
- Other duties as assigned.
Ergonomic Requirements: Must have physical ability to be certified as a lifeguard and swim instructor. Lift up to 50 pounds when teaching children and moving pool supplies. Ability to move on the pool deck, see the bottom of the pool and listen for signs of distress. Must be physically able to active 911, perform a rescue and administer CPR.