Aquatics Director

Job Description

As the nation’s leading nonprofit organization committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y offers more than just a job. We offer you a career with a future and the chance to make a lasting difference in your community.  We are seeking a dynamic, highly motivated, experienced Aquatics Director that will be responsible for all Aquatic operations.The aquatics director oversees the management of programs, facilities, volunteer and staff development and financial development.


      Bachelor’s Degree or commensurate work experience in Aquatics and/or recreation preferred

      Current Lifeguarding Certification, which includes First Aid, CPR professional level, and Emergency Oxygen Administration (YMCA Lifeguarding preferred)

      2 years continuous experience in lifeguarding and instructing swim lessons in a group environment

      Experience working with children and adults

      Experience supervising and training adults

      Strong organizational and communication skills

      Pool filtration and maintenance experience preferred

      YMCA Swim Lesson Instructor certification preferred

      YMCA Lifeguard Instructor certification preferred

      Supervising a staff team preferred

      Experience managing a budget preferred

      Completes required abuse risk management training. Adheres to policies and procedures related to appropriate boundaries with children. Monitors building, staff and members and reports suspicious or inappropriate behaviors and policy violations to supervisor. Follows mandated abuse reporting requirements to authorities. 

Essential Functions

·         Uphold the mission of the YMCA, and demonstrate behaviors that reflect a determined, nurturing, genuine, hopeful, and welcoming nature

·         Establish strategic direction/vision for operations of an indoor pool, aquatic programming, CPR/FA training.

·         Participate in the Healthy Living and/or Membership Department

·         Recruits, hires, trains and supervises all aquatic staff including: lifeguards (approx. 15 part-time), swim instructors (approx. 5 part-time), First Aid/CPR instructors (approx. 3 part-time), and water fitness instructors (approx. 3 part-time)

·         Oversees development and delivery of quality aquatics programs including swim lessons and a diverse and inclusive water fitness schedule (approx. 5 classes)

·         Develop, manage and monitor department budget of approximately $5,000 revenue and $155,000 in expenses

·         Maintains records and prepares reports regarding programs and operations as needed; ensures compliance with all state and county regulations

·         Ensures excellent customer/member service and meet Association standards

·         Provides leadership and support to the annual fundraising campaign

·         Participates in branch volunteer committees and advisory board. Develop promotions that recruit and develop aquatic participants

·         Participates and provides leadership in Association Aquatics cabinet to ensure consistency and quality in aquatic programs and facilities

·         Establish vision and systems that ensure safety across all aquatic endeavors; lead collaboratively to provide systems that achieve sanitary conditions, safe environments, program excellence, and member service excellence