Aquatics Director

All exempt staff receive free childcare and 12% contribution to 401a once qualified
Job Description

This position will develop, organize and implement safe aquatic programming for members and guests. Includes coordination of the aquatic schedules and programs (i.e., swimming lessons and safety programs). Requires face-to-face leadership in programs and flexibility in work schedule (early mornings, evenings, and weekend responsibilities). Requires supervision and direction to departmental staff, lifeguards, swim instructors, and volunteers.

  • Background in Aquatics/recreation management desired.
  • Previous supervisory/management experience strongly preferred.
  • Strong background in staff training and retention, project planning and implementation, and budget management.
  • Strong people and communication skills
  • American Red Cross Lifeguard certified.
  • A desire to support your community.
Essential Functions
  • Positively model YMCA's core values, mission statement, and relationship-building skills in all interactions.
  • Develop, manage, and oversee all aquatic programs, department staff/volunteers, and department budget.
  • Ensures program operates within budget and fees are collected. Oversee monthly revenue and expenses.
  • Recruit, hire, train and develop all employees and volunteers as needed. Creates and fosters a positive, member focused, and safety-oriented environment. Ensure that programs are adequately staffed.
  • Create a system of staff in-service to ensure consistency of job performance, standards, and requirements for credentials. Ensure staff can act promptly and efficiently while executing emergency action plans.
  • Assist in the marketing and distribution of program information and materials. Expand program awareness within the community.
  • Support special events and organization fund-raising efforts.
Cause-Driven Leadership Competencies

Mission Advancement: Models and teaches the Ys values. Ensures a high level of service with a commitment to changing lives. Provides volunteers with orientation, training, development, and recognition. Cultivates relationships to support fund-raising.

Collaboration: Champions inclusion activities, strategies, and initiatives. Builds relationships to create small communities. Empathetically listens and communicates for understanding when negotiating and dealing with conflict. Effectively tailors communications to the appropriate audience. Provides staff with feedback, coaching, guidance and support.

Operational Effectiveness: Provides others with frameworks for making decisions. Conducts prototypes to support the launching of programs and activities. Develops plans and manages best practices through engagement of team. Effectively creates and manages budgets. Holds staff accountable for high-quality results using a formal process to measure progress.

Personal Growth: Shares new insights. Facilitates change; models adaptability and an awareness of the impact of change. Utilizes non-threatening methods to address sensitive issues and inappropriate behavior or performance. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.

Required Certifications

Red Cross Lifeguard