Aquatics Director

The Dean & Barbara White Southlake YMCA is looking for our next Aquatics Director!  Work for one of the fastest-growing Y’s in the country! 
Job Description

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. The Aquatics Director is responsible for but not limited to: manages program operation, development and growth, participant satisfaction, member and staff retention and safety, staff supervision, onboarding, training, and coaching. As an Aquatics Director at the Y, you lead an environment that is inviting and serves all.

At Crossroads YMCA, we believe in supporting our team members holistically, ensuring your well-being inside and outside of work. With our employee benefits package, you'll enjoy peace of mind and security. Our benefits include access to UnitedHealthcare Medical coverage, along with complimentary dental and vision care for employees. Additionally, we provide free Long-Term Disability (LTD) and Life Insurance coverage, safeguarding you and your loved ones. We understand the importance of work-life balance, which is why we offer a generous Paid Time Off (PTO) policy, allowing you to recharge and enjoy quality time with your loved ones. Planning for your future is essential, and we're committed to helping you build a secure retirement. That's why we proudly offer a 12% employer contribution to your retirement savings, ensuring a brighter tomorrow.  Your well-being is our priority, and our benefits reflect our dedication to supporting you every step of the way.

  • Associate degree in related field or equivalent is preferred.
  • Minimum 2 years related experience preferred.
  • CPR/AED, First Aid. See technical functions.
  • Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and problem-solving skills.
  • Able to work independently and with minimal supervision.
  • Possess strong leadership qualities and work as a team member
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and ability to quickly learn other software programs
  • Ability to respond to safety and emergency situations.
Essential Functions
  • Develop, coordinate, market and evaluate all program offerings and services.
  • Lead the recruiting, hiring, training, developing, and supervision of team members.
  • Define department targets and evaluate performance around achieving goals while motivating staff.
  • Implement the risk management program to ensure safe facilities and programs for members, volunteers, and staff.
  • Ensure emergency preparedness through regular emergency drills, in services and department assessments.
  • Ensure that all staff maintain current required certifications.
  • Monitor, purchase and maintain necessary equipment through scheduled and preventative maintenance.
  • Develop and manage annual department budget. Submit monthly variance reports and accurate budget forecasts. Ensure programs operate within budget and established standards. Continuously display effective and efficient fiscal management.
  • Attend, actively participate, or lead all required staff training, meetings, and program development activities.
  • Support the strategic direction of the Association and appropriate cabinets and work groups.
  • Perform office duties as needed such as filing, copying, record keeping, and payroll completion.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key partners, and other collaborative organizations and agencies related to portfolio. Respond to all participant and community inquiries in a timely manner.
  • Play a key role in the Annual Campaign by ensuring all staff is asked to give and provide a reply; by facilitating or supporting a campaign effort or event; by collecting and sharing stories of Y impact; and by engaging volunteers in our cause-driven work and/or campaign efforts.
  • Responsible for other duties as assigned.
Cause-Driven Leadership Competencies


The National YMCA Mission:

To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.

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.