Aquatics Director

The YMCA of Greater Dayton is in search of a diverse and experienced Aquatics Director.  
Job Description

Develops, organizes and implements high-quality YMCA Aquatics Programs at the Xenia, Ohio - Xenia Branch location which includes a standard 25 yard pool and therapy pool area. In addition, this position is responsible for community outreach with the Safety Around Water and my perform external programming. 

The YMCA of Greater Dayton is a $59 million Association consisting of 14 branches, 8 Child Care Centers, and 3 Outdoor Aquatic Centers. The Association seeks an Aquatics Director to oversee the Huber Heights Aquatic Department. 

Benefits:  The YMCA of Greater Dayton offers a comprehensive benefits package including Medical, Dental, and Group Life Insurance, Short-Term and Long-Term Disability, 12% Y Employer Contribution to Y Retirement, and more.  

Qualifications
Education and Certifications
  • A 2-year college degree or applicable experience is required; Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent strongly preferred. 
Experience
  • One year minimum of supervisory experience is strongly preferred.
  • Two years experience in aquatics programming and systems.
  • Must hold a valid driver’s license, insurable drivers record according to the YMCA’s insurance carriers, and have reliable transportation to travel for business meetings, training events, YMCA site visits, vendors and suppliers, etc.
  • Computer skills needed, particularly with Microsoft Office and email applications, along with ability to learn the internal YMCA software.  

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee is regularly required to sit, stand and walk for long periods of time, to talk and hear, to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, to climb or balance, to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, occasional bending or squatting. The incumbent is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls.  Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  Also required is frequent hearing and talking, in person and on the telephone. More than 90% of time is spent indoors.  The condition of the air is normal/average air-conditioned/ventilated.  The noise level is normal to loud within an active YMCA program environment. 

Essential Functions
  1. Directs, supervises and monitors aquatics operations and program activities to meet YMCA objectives and adhere to state, local and YMCA health and safety regulations.
  2. Develops, monitors and effectively forecasts program budget to meet fiscal objectives.
  3. Establishes new program activities, increases participation, and expands programming within the community in accordance with Association/Branch strategic and operating plans.
  4. Compiles program statistics. Monitors and evaluates effectiveness of and participation in the program.
  5. Recruits, hires, trains, develops, schedules, directs and motivates personnel and volunteers. 
  6. Develops strategies to motivate staff and volunteers to achieve goals.
  7. Reviews and evaluates staff and volunteer performance. Ensures records of staff certifications are current and complete.
  8. Develops and nurtures collaborative relationships with community organizations.
  9. Engages volunteers and assists with volunteer committee meetings.
  10. Participates and contributes towards the goals of program task teams, and other assigned committees of the Association.
  11. Conducts and maintains accurate aquatics records including: program registration forms, program stats and attendance rosters, and equipment. 
  12. Creates and schedules aquatics programs and classes.
  13. Assists in the marketing and distribution of program information. Ensures marketing materials comply with Y branding guidelines and uses Y Voice to effectively tell the YMCA story.
  14. Coordinates use of facilities for program activities and assists with special events.
  15. Monitors and assists in the maintenance of a clean and sanitary program and aquatics environment and meets all state and local licensing requirements.
  16. Inspects equipment within program and aquatics areas for safety hazards, damage or wear.
  17. Maintains accurate records for aquatics programs, facilities, and staff.
  18. Communicates to executive director any suggestions concerns or incidents that may need follow-up.
  19. Increases member and program participant awareness of healthy lifestyle factors.
  20. Upholds guidelines of Director on Duty responsibilities, remains visible to participants when on duty.
Required Certifications
  • Certification requirements include CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, First Aid, and must hold current YMCA Lifeguard certification (or hold a valid Red Cross Lifeguard certification and attend YMCA Crossover with 90 days of employment).