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Aquatics Director

Posted on Sep 21, 2021 by YMCA

Dallas, TX 75252
Immediate Start
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Aquatic Director position of renoavated indoor pool.

We are currently seeking an Aquatics Director for our Lake Highlands branch who will oversee the planning and operations of the aquatics department, including staff supervision, program development, budget management, and planning.


Bachelors degree in physical education, recreation or equivalent experience.
Three or more years of progressive supervisory experience in an aquatic program, including program development and budget management.
Ability to train swim instructors, swim coaches and lifeguards.
Excellent skills in communication, customer service, and organizational management.
Ability to respond to safety and emergency situations. Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs.

Essential Functions

The Aquatics Director will be responsible for leading, planning and servicing all aquatic programs at the branch, and as directed in support of Association causes. This will include, but not limited to: swim lessons, swim team (youth), masters swim, aquatic certification classes, lap/recreational swim. In addition, the Aquatics Director will plan and administer approved budgets, staff the preceding programs, build strong program and community relationships, assist in leading the Annual Campaign, and maintain all program equipment. Directs and manages all of the aquatic programs, complying with all association standards and safety procedures. Develops programs and ensures program quality. Hires, trains and supervises staff and volunteers for all programs. Develops, manages, and monitors aquatic budget. Assesses and recommends budgeting for facility and equipment needs. Provides leadership and support to the annual fundraising campaign, and other volunteer committees as assigned. Develops, produces and disseminates appropriate program information in order to promote programs to the public and to current members. Ensures that program areas, equipment and supplies are maintained in an orderly and safe manner. Provides data and reports on assigned programs in support of the planning process of the branch and Association. Represents the department at various groups, association events and meetings related to aquatics.

Cause-Driven Leadership Competencies

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.

Required Certifications

Requires Instructor level certified in YMCA Swim Lessons V6, YMCA Lifeguard Instructor and ASHI BLS (or ability to complete all required training within the first 60 days of employment); Preferred Trainer Level Certified in YMCA Swim Lessons V6.

Reference: 1328919789

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