Assistant Aquatics Director

The State College Branch of the YMCA of Centre County is currently seeking a full-time Assistant Aquatics Director.
Job Description

Under the direction of the Aquatics Director, the Assistant Aquatics Director will maintain a safety-first environment in managing the YMCA’s pool facilities, supervising aquatic staff as assigned, developing new programs that fulfill the need and interest with YMCA goal-oriented activities and being responsible for the aquatics center cleanliness.  The Assistant Aquatics Director will provide direct service to YMCA members and participants as well as teach and model character development traits of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility.

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred with experience in the professional leadership of aquatic activities.
  • Requires a person who can create YMCA programs to meet the needs of the community. 
  • Must have experience in working with volunteers, program participants and parents.
Essential Functions
  • Promote and instill the safety and risk management practices at the YMCA.
  • Provide 20+ hours of direct service weekly to YMCA members and participants.
  • Plan, promote, and administer the specialty aquatic classes, swim lessons, training, and certification classes.
  • Active in all aspects of pool operation, including chemical management and ordering.
  • Maintain accurate attendance records, time sheets, and expense reports.
  • Cover staff hours as needed.
  • Conduct/assist with regularly scheduled department meetings, including in-service trainings and re-certifications as appropriate.
  • Supervise swim lesson staff and conduct annual performance appraisals for staff under the Aquatics Director's supervision.
  • Coordinate the department bulletin board and assist with program brochures and department flyers.  
  • Be involved with the YMCA Annual Giving Campaign.
  • Serve on the YMCA of Centre County's Aquatics Task Force.
  • Other tasks as assigned by the Aquatics Director or Branch Director. 
Required Certifications
  • Must possess and maintain current Lifeguard, CPR Pro, First Aid and Oxygen Administration certifications.  Pennsylvania Pesticide Applicators License is preferred but may be obtained within 90 days of hire.
  • Either YMCA or American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor certification preferred but may be obtained within 120 days of hire. 
  • Also recommended are YMCA Swim Instructor and Certified Pool Operator certifications.
  • Child Sexual Abuse Prevention training must be completed within the first 90 days of employment and every 3 years thereafter.
  • Mandated Reporter training must be completed within the first 90 days of employment and every 5 years thereafter.
  • ACT 139 Training for First Responders – Naloxone Training within the first 90 days of employment and every 2 years thereafter.