Director Aquatics Operations

Exciting opportunity in Delaware for a Director of Aquatics Operations. Location: 2600 Capitol Trail, Newark DE  19711
Job Description

Under the guidance of the Branch Executive, the Director of Aquatic Operations oversees the day-to-day aquatic operations of a branch and assigned seasonal aquatic operations.  The incumbent is responsible for recruiting, hiring, training direct reports while developing sustainable programs for each community, including local aquatic programs, and working collaboratively with other Aquatic Leadership across the organization.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to serve a diverse community.
  • Must possess a background in supervision and discipline of staff and motivation of children, in addition to good management skills in planning, organizing, staffing, and directing programs.
  • Ability to build, create and direct programs through supervision of volunteers and staff, development and monitoring of budgets, marketing and public relations, program development and fund-raising.
  • Ability to establish and maintain collaborations with community organizations.

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Two years of program management experience, preferably in a YMCA or other nonprofit agency
  • Multi-lingual skills
Essential Functions
  • Recruits, hires, trains, develops, schedules, and directs personnel and volunteers as needed. Including FT Aquatic Specialists, FT Head Swim Coach and PT Supervisors.
  • Develops and monitors instructional program budget for Brandywine Y to meet fiscal objectives and assists with development and monitoring of Competitive program budget.
  • Responsible for the overall aquatic day-to-day operations along with any assigned seasonal aquatic operations.
  • Responsible for the oversight of aquatic safety and aquatic programs assigned to the department.
  • Oversee the recruitment, hiring, training, scheduling, and discipline for all reporting employees, including but not limited to lifeguards, swim instructors, swim team coaches and/or volunteers while ensuring the best possible outcomes regarding member experience. This includes all Human Resource required functions such as onboarding, on-going employee training and payroll processes.
  • Oversee administrative responsibilities of aquatic programs assigned to the department.

Our Promise:

Ensure every child is on a pathway to success
Improve individual & community wellness
Build bridges to connect our community
Demand equity for all 
Support family & economic stability

Benefits & Perks: 

Full benefits package including Dental, Vision & Health Insurance
Generous PTO vacation, 12 paid holidays, and sick leave
Free Nationwide Y Membership for your Household
12% Employer-Funded Retirement Plan upon meeting eligibility
Learning and development workshops
Career advancement opportunities
Staff Discounts on Programs & Services and more