Aquatics Director at Hendersonville YMCA

Located in the mountains of western North Carolina, the YMCA of WNC is a fast paced, mission-driven Y making a difference across the region.
Job Description

The Aquatics Director is responsible for the effective operation and implementation of all elements concerning the aquatics department at the assigned location(s). Responsibility includes, but are not limited to, program operation, program development and growth, participant satisfaction, participant and member retention and safety, community collaborations, and staff supervision. The Aquatics Director is accountable for delivering exceptional and outstanding programs and services to YMCA members and participants. They are a vital member of YMCA leadership staff and a highly visible representative of the YMCA mission and core values. They are accountable for knowing and properly executing all YMCA policies and procedures.

  • Bachelor's degree is required. Degree in human services, social services, business, or equivalent is preferred.  An equivalent combination of education and/ or experience in a similar role will be considered in lieu of a Bachelor’s degree.
  • Two or more years of management experience preferably in a YMCA or other nonprofit agency.
  • Ability to direct department operations through volunteer development, supervision of staff, development and monitoring of branch budget, marketing and public relations, and program development.
  • PR and First Aid certifications required within 30 days of hire.
  • Lifeguard Certification required within 30 days of hire.

Nice to Have

  • Bachelor's degree in human services, social services, business, or equivalent is preferred. Directly relevant work experience will be considered.
  • Team Leader certification is preferred, or obtain within two years from date of hire.
  • Lifeguard Instructor certification preferred.
Essential Functions
  • Develop, coordinate, market, and evaluate all aquatics offerings and services.
  • Lead the hiring, training, and supervision of staff within aquatics department.
  • Define department targets and evaluate performance around achieving goals while motivating staff.
  • Implement the Associations risk management program to ensure safe facilities and programs for members, volunteers, and staff.
  • Ensure emergency preparedness through the regular execution of emergency drills and department assessment.
  • Ensure that all staff maintain required certifications and are aware of the expiration dates of their current certifications.
  • Monitor necessary equipment purchases and ensure preventative maintenance of equipment on a routine basis.
  • 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 in, and assist with all required staff trainings, meetings, and program development activities.
  • Support the strategic direction of the Association, appropriate committees, and work groups.
  • Perform office work as needed such as filing, copying, record keeping, and payroll completion.
    • Ensure that all necessary paperwork and forms are accurately completed.
  • 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.