Under the guidance of the Branch Executive Director, the Aquatics Director is responsible for the organization, delivery and quality of YMCA Aquatics program(s) to the membership, program participants and community. This position works independently under general direction and is expected to determine how to accomplish tasks.
Qualifications Bachelor's degree or equivalent required; sports management, recreation management or related field of study
Minimum 2 years experience in staff supervision and leadership required.
Minimum 2 years experience in managing a staff of over 10-15 people.
Minimum 2 years experience in aquatics or customer service related field preferred.
YMCA aquatics or operations experience highly preferred.
Microsoft Office proficiency required; Membership software experience a plus.
Essential Functions ESTABLISH AND IMPLEMENT A DEPARTMENT PLAN
Implement aquatic programs including lap swimming, swim lessons, swim team and group exercise classes, which promote retention of existing members and engagement of new members.
Lead aquatic initiatives to achieve retention goals.
Analyze data, systems and processes to recognize growth and retention opportunities within the Aquatics Department.
Ensure proper implementation of aquatic schedules and procedures to provide maximum opportunities for member/staff connections.
Collaborate and work effectively with all departments to achieve desired results.
Identify and employ best practices in systems and technology to support effective management of the Aquatics Department.
Utilize available technology, reporting tools and data that enhance aquatics participation and member retention.
Collaborate with the facility director to establish systems for regularly scheduled pool inspections to ensure proper and efficient working order at all times.
Coordinate and schedule pool and equipment maintenance and repairs.
Purchase equipment, parts and supplies approved by the purchase requisition process.
Monitor daily operations to adhere to all state, local and YMCA of Southwestern IN Child and Aquatic safety standards and policies.
Ensure all staff is current with required certifications.
Maintain compliance with required documentation of pool operation.
GROW AND RETAIN MEMBERSHIP:
Create and implement aquatics programs with an effort to allow participants to continue along a succession plan from swim lessons to swim team participation.
Increase program and pool participation through product knowledge and interactions with existing and potential members.
Collaborate with department leads to maximize enrollments in program registration and pool usage.
Plan and execute aquatic events at the branch and assist with Association Special Events.
BUILD AND MANAGE A GREAT STAFF TEAM:
Recruit, select, develop and retain appropriate skill depth level for the department.
Supervise department staff.
Support training and career succession plan for staff team.
Provide leadership through established performance goals and standards, regular assessment of staff performance including annual performance evaluations, staff meetings and staff recognition.
Establish and lead a volunteer aquatics committee that assists in development and execution of membership retention efforts.
Collaborate with the other branch aquatic staff.
Identify and recruit active volunteers for the Annual Campaign.
Provide leadership and understanding of the mission of the YMCA of Southwestern IN to staff and members.
Promote and represent the mission and core values of the YMCA of Southwestern IN.
Control payroll and department purchasing costs within the budget and financial guidelines.
Cause-Driven Leadership® Competencies MISSION AND COMMUNITY ORIENTED
Models and teaches YMCA values. Champions inclusion activities, strategies and initiatives. Ensures high-level services that differentiate the YMCA from other providers. Provides volunteers with orientation, training, development and recognition.
Empathetically listens and communicates for understanding when negotiating and dealing with conflict. Builds relationships to create small communities. Effectively tailors communications to the appropriate audience. Provides staff with feedback, coaching, guidance and support.
R ESULTS ORIENTED
Holds staff accountable for high-quality results using a formal process to measure progress. Conducts prototypes to support the launching of programs and activities. Provides others with frameworks for making decisions. Develops plans and manages best practices through engagement of team. Cultivates relationships to support fundraising. Effectively creates and manages budgets.
PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT ORIENTED
Utilizes non-threatening methods to address sensitive issues and inappropriate behavior or performance.
Required Certifications 4 year college degree.
Current CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED and First Aid certifications required.
Current Oxygen Administration certification required.
Current Lifeguard certification required (American Red Cross and YMCA Lifeguard)
Current YMCA Swim Lesson Instructor certification required within 90 days of hire.
Current YMCA Pool Operator on Location certification or Certified Pool Operator preferred.
Current YMCA Lifeguard Instructor, YMCA Swim Lesson Instructor Trainer and YMCA Aquatic Management certifications a plus.
Salary $35,000.00 - $45,000.00
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