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Aquatics Director

Posted on Sep 22, 2021 by YMCA

Seattle, WA 98102
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

YGS is seeking five leaders who are excited at the prospect of developing and leading our Aquatics team/programs for multiple locations.

We are looking for five responsible and engaged leaders who are excited at the prospect of developing and leading our Aquatics team and programs. Our staff team plays a key role in developing the potential in our young people, ensuring aquatic safety standards are met, and serving on an engaging and dynamic team. You will be responsible for the development, implementation, administration, growth, and evaluation of effective, innovative, and safe aquatics programs. You will ensure that day to day operations run smoothly and that members and program participants have an exceptional experience.

We are hiring for the following locations:

West Seattle YMCA
Matt Griffin YMCA
Dale Turner YMCA
Bellevue YMCA


Bachelors degree or related field or equivalent education/experience. Other applicable education, training, and experience, which provide the knowledge, abilities, and skills necessary to perform effectively in the position will be considered.
Four or more years of related experience including staff and volunteer supervision, program development, budget management, and fund raising.
Ability/experience training Aquatic employees.
Ability to respond to safety and emergency situations.
Strong communications skills, both written and verbal.
Ability to communicate affectively at all levels of the organization and to represent the Y in a professional manner.
Strong computer skills, including word processing, database, spreadsheet software, and web-based applications.
Prefer knowledge of, and previous experience with, diverse populations (language, culture, race, physical ability, sexual orientation, etc.). Ability to speak any language in addition to English may be helpful.

Essential Functions

Directs and manages the development, operations, and growth of the Aquatics Department to meet the needs of the community served.
Establishes innovative aquatics programming and expands program(s) within the branch and community in accordance with the Association and branch strategic plans. Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with community organizations.
Develops and manages the aquatics budget/s meeting or exceeding fiscal objectives. Closely monitors revenue and expense.
Recruits, hires, trains, mentors, evaluates, and supervises assigned staff and volunteers. Provides development and leadership to direct reports. Partners with HR to develop and annual recruiting strategy ensuring a steady pool of quality candidates.
Ensures that safety procedures are followed and that all programs/pool deck are in compliance with YMCA standards, all regulations and other applicable standards.
Compiles program statistics and provides data and reports as required for program(s). Monitors program quality through innovative program evaluations and ongoing training of staff.
Conducts lifeguarding and swim instructor certification trainings and in-service training for Aquatics staff.
Creates template for staff and pool schedule to ensure proper staffing ratios and most effective use of pool to best meet the needs of the community.
Provides leadership and support for branch management team, annual fundraising campaign, volunteer recruitment, and volunteer committees/boards as assigned.
Collaborates with the Association Marketing Department to develop, produce, and distribute program information necessary to promote aquatics programming.
Other duties as assigned.

Cause-Driven Leadership Competencies

Cause Driven Leader Level: Organizational Leader
Values: Strengthens the Y's culture by demonstrating the values of the Y - honesty, caring, respect, responsibility, and passion for excellence - in every aspect of work
Inclusion: Models cultural competence and supports diversity, effectively working with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions
Develop Self and Others: Demonstrates teamwork and personal accountability, seeking and providing feedback, coaching, and resources for development
Quality Results: Takes the initiative and holds self and others accountable to meet or exceed quantitative and qualitative goals relating to people (employees and members), philanthropy, finance and volunteerism
Change Capacity: Facilitates change, seeks opportunities in the change process, models adaptability, and leads transition in support of the Y's mission
Inspire Others: Promotes creativity, generates excitement, and rewards risk taking, while consistently demonstrating a high level of emotional maturity, maintaining a positive attitude and building strong relationships

Required Certifications

Current state approved first-aid and CPR for the Professional Rescuer certifications.
Current YMCA Lifeguard trainer or equivalent certification recognized by the YMCA of Greater Seattle Aquatic Standards.

Reference: 1329309392

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