District Aquatics Program Director

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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. Develops, organizes and implements high quality YMCA program(s). 


Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. In the Y, we strive to live our cause of strengthening communities with purpose and intentionality every day.  We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you. The Gateway Region YMCA strictly follows a zero-tolerance policy regarding child abuse.




  • Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent.
  • Five or more years related experience preferred.
  • Must be 21 years of age.
  • Completion of YMCA program-specific certifications.
  • Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of
    the community.


Essential Functions


  1. Directs and supervises program activities to meet the needs of the community and fulfill YMCA objectives.
  2. Recruits, hires, trains, develops, schedules and directs staff and volunteers as needed. Reviews and evaluates staff performance. Develops strategies to motivate staff and achieve goals.
  3. Establishes new program activities and expands program within the community in accordance with strategic and operating plans.
  4. Assists in the marketing and distribution of program information, may organize and schedule program registrations. May review and process program scholarship applications.
  5. Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with community organizations.
  6. Develops and monitors program budget to meet fiscal objectives.
  7. Coordinates use of facilities for program activities and events.
  8. Assists in YMCA fund raising activities and special events.
  9. Models relationship-building skills in all interactions. Responds to all member and community inquiries and complaints in timely manner.
  10. May assist with Program Committee meetings.
  11. Compiles program statistics. Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of and participation
    in programs.
  12. Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills, dependable, punctual, organized and creative.
  13. Performs all other duties as assigned. 


  • Monitors daily pool operations to adhere to all state, local and YMCA health and safety regulations.
  • Maintains accurate records of pool chemical levels and facility maintenance.
  • Maintains accurate records of staff certifications.
  • Conducts and ensures proper maintenance of pools.
  • Secures and schedules pool facilities.
  • Conducts lifeguarding, swim instruction, First Aid and CPR trainings.
  • Creates and schedules swim classes, water fitness classes, and swim team practices and meets.
  • PMT-leadership- Lead initiatives, projects, collaborates with other directors.
  • Assist and mentor district Aquatics Directors on fiscal management, hiring, training, scheduling, marketing, and performance management.
Cause-Driven Leadership Competencies



  • Mission Advancement
  • Collaboration
  • Operational Effectiveness
  • Personal Growth