Aquatics Director 2

YMCA of Middle TN

Donelson-Hermitage Family YMCA

Education, Training & Library , Health Care , Parks/Recreation

Position Description / Responsibilities

Position Summary:

Consistent with the Christian mission and vision of the YMCA of Middle TN, and in cooperation with other YMCA staff, under the direction of the Executive Director, the Aquatics Director will be responsible for the development and implementation of safe and high quality aquatic programs for members and guests.

Essential Functions:

Model the YMCA core values: Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility
Ensure the safe delivery of aquatic programs to members, participants and guests, making the YMCA a community leader in Aquatics
Develop and implement safe high quality programming, scheduling, purchasing of equipment, and promotion for facility and possible off-site aquatic programs and other programs
Maintain a clean and safe pool environment; maintain program areas and equipment to meet all relevant standards
Hire, train, supervise and evaluate a professional team of qualified aquatic staff and volunteers; ensure lifeguard coverage; staff all programs appropriately to ensure coverage during all programs, activities, and open swimming times
Maintain American Red Cross lifeguard certification; comply with YMCA of Middle Tennessee Aquatic Safety Standards
Ensure all aquatics staff acquire and maintain necessary certifications; train all staff in emergency procedures and incident reporting
Direct and coordinate all aquatic programs, BLS/CPR/First-Aid/Lifeguard/AED/Administering Oxygen ertification programs
Manage all necessary information and records for the development of programs, program participants and program evaluations
Respond to member and participant concerns in a timely, professional manner
Lifeguard and lead programs in support of staff when necessary; provide fun, supportive work environment with high staff morale and proper recognition
Prepare budgets for all aquatics programs and assure adherence to final budget income generation and expense control
Serve on and participate in appropriate Association Cabinets and Committees; attend staff meetings and training sessions
Serve as a leader in the Annual Giving Campaign and actively participate in Annual Giving Campaign events
Meet all deadlines assigned by Associate Executive, Branch Executive, and Association

Position Requirements

Passion, enthusiasm, and commitment to the mission and cause of the YMCA

Superior supervisory skills and an enthusiastic personality with the ability to inspire and motivate staff, volunteers, members and participants to create a culture of service within our Centers

Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community

Must present a professional image and possess conflict resolution skills, and demonstrate sound judgment and initiative
Must be highly organized with the ability to work under pressure and handle multiple tasks
Must be able to maintain confidentiality of information
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other software programs, as well as the ability to use most office equipment is required
Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends
Minimum 21 years of age
High school diploma or equivalent required, 4-year college degree preferred
Minimum 1600 hours lifeguarding experience and minimum four year’s experience in direct teaching of aquatic programs
Experience with pool operations and testing pool chemicals; Pool Operator certification preferred
Certifications Required:

Before start of 1st shift: New Hire Orientation training
Before start of 1st shift: successfully complete American Red Cross Lifeguard training program; maintain current American Red Cross Lifeguard certification
Within six months of hire: Certified Pool Operator/Lifeguard Management online training
Within twelve months of hire: successfully complete American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor Training and obtain/maintain American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor certification

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