Norm Waitt Sr. YMCA
Jim & Heather Gills YMCA
West Essex Branch YMCA
Under the direction of the Executive Director, Operations & Programs the Aquatics Director is responsible for the management and operation of the Golden Corridor Family YMCA’s aquatics programs; pool and lifeguard schedules, Red Cross certifications, YMCA swim lesson programming, competitive swim team, water aerobics, etc. S/he prepares and ensures attainment of program objectives as part of the annual Operations Plan. S/he assists in the development and oversight of the budget. S/he recruits, trains, and develops aquatics staff and coaching staff. S/he oversees program operations at both YMCA branches and any offsite programming related to aquatics. S/he ensures proper care and use of assets, that the pool is maintained, records are accurate, quality checks are conducted regularly, and all class schedules are comprehensive enough to serve the majority of the membership. S/he successfully promotes and markets programs, special initiatives and events. S/he follows and enforces safety standards and other policies and procedures. S/he participates as member of the Leadership Team. This is a “non-traditional” workweek position and must also be available to work some weekends, early mornings, and evenings as needed. S/he performs other duties as assigned.
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.