Senior Aquatics Director

Provide leadership in developing, implementing, and administering quality aquatics programs for several branches.
Job Description

Under the direction of the District VP of Operations, the Senior Aquatics Director will provide leadership in developing, implementing, and administering quality aquatics programs for the Somerset Hills, Somerville and Bridgewater branches that are consistent with the mission of Greater Somerset County YMCA. Requires a flexible schedule with some evening and weekend work as defined by the needs of the individual branch programs.

Qualifications

• Minimum of 5 years of experience managing multiple aquatics facilities, including the supervision and development of staff supervision.

• Bachelor’s Degree in physical education, recreation, or related field or equivalent experience.

• Ability to direct aquatics programming through supervision of staff and volunteers, development and monitoring of budgets, marketing and public relations, program development.

• Fund-raising experience.

• Strong organizational, leadership, administrative, and computer skills including solid working knowledge of Microsoft Word/Excel.

• Proven communication skills, both written and verbal, and strong human relations skills.

• Strong knowledge of budgeting and expense control.

• Requires a flexible schedule with some evening and weekend work as defined by the needs of the individual branch programs.

• Current Lifeguard Certification, Lifeguard Instructor certification a plus/to be trained Certified Pool Operator (CPO) certification or Y POOL certification a plus/to be trained

• Knowledge of NJ Bathing Code.

• YMCA Team Leader certification preferred.

Essential Functions
  • Manages and develops the US Masters Swim Program.
  • Executes Aquatics Safety training protocols and onboarding program for lifeguards and swim instructors.
  • Develops and manages the Aquatics Department budget.
  • Oversees the selection, training, development and evaluation of two (2) branch Associate Aquatics Directors and one (1) Administrative Associate Aquatics Director.
  • Provides indirect supervision to Deck Supervisors, Swim/Aquacise Instructors, Lifeguards and other program staff.
  • Develops, maintains and evaluates offsite opportunities including BOE partnerships.
  • Manages all high school pool rentals and the relationship with Pleasant Valley Pool each summer for guards/pool manager for LC Swim Team practice.
  • Responsible for training all Aquatics leaders on emergency response and opening and closing procedures, required staff training and reviewing the training plans of all staff on a monthly basis.
  • Occasionally teaches swim lessons, water exercise, swim instructor and LGI trainings and other aquatic classes as needed.
  • Responsible for planning monthly in-service trainings for Aquatics staff who hold Lifeguard certification at all three (3) sites and conducting these trainings as required.
  • Responsible for running YMCA and American Red Cross certification or re-certification classes for current staff and membership population.
  • Responsible for maintaining certification records.
  • Works in tandem with Facility Directors to manage pool operations.
  • Manages the Special Olympics Swim Program in tandem with Swim Coach. 
Required Certifications

• Current Lifeguard Certification, Lifeguard Instructor certification a plus/to be trained Certified Pool Operator (CPO) certification or Y POOL certification a plus/to be trained

• Knowledge of NJ Bathing Code.

• YMCA Team Leader certification preferred.