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Job Category:

Physical Education

Position Title:

Aquatics Dir.

Position Description:

YMCA: Delaware Community Center YMCA Location: Delaware, OH Job Description: POSITION SUMMARY Develops, organizes and implements high quality, member-focused YMCA aquatic programs. Ensures pool safety, cleanliness, and training standards are met and aligned with YMCA of the USA, YMCA of Central Ohio, and the State of Ohio rules and recommendations.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Include the following, other duties may be assigned: 1.Thinks, communicates and behaves as a cause-driven leader and role model for other staff and members when it comes to desired staff behaviors and healthy living practices. 2.Directs and supervises program activities to meet the needs of the community and fulfill YMCA objectives. Establishes new program activities and expands programs within the community in accordance with strategic and operating plans. 3. Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with community organizations. 4.Recruits, hires, trains, develops, schedules and directs personnel and volunteers as needed. Reviews and evaluates staff performance. Develops strategies to motivate staff and achieve goals. Ensures records of staff certifications are current and complete along with all inservice standards being met. 5.Monitors and maintains daily pool operations, maintenance and chemical levels to adhere to all state, local and YMCA of the USA health and safety regulations. 6.Conducts certification courses in both YMCA and American Red Cross courses. Teaches inservices in accordance with association policies and standards. 7.Creates and schedules swim classes, water fitness classes, and swim team practices and meets. 8.Assists in the marketing and distribution of program information. 9.Develops and monitors program budget to meet fiscal objectives. Maintains inventory and recommends purchases as needed. 10.Models relationship-building skills (including Listen First) in all interactions. Responds to all member and community inquiries and complaints in timely manner. 11.Compiles program statistics. Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of and participation in program. 12.Collaborates with the branch executive director to ensure the safe and responsible operation of the Y including rotating responsibilities for overall facility supervision & program coverage and actively participates in branch philanthropy efforts, special events, meetings and training sessions.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES Manages a team of 20 - 50 staff in the aquatics department. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training and coaching employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

QUALIFICATIONS •Bachelor's degree in recreation, aquatics, social sciences, or a related field, and two years experience working in an aquatics environment; or equivalent combination of education and experience. •Passionate belief in the Y's cause of nurturing the potential of all youth, supporting healthy living for all people and finding ways to help and support our neighbors. •Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community. •Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet and database programs. •Proven track record of developing authentic relationships with others. •Ability to foster a collaborative team approach to solving challenging situations. YMCA Team Leader certification; if not certified, must obtain certification within 12 months

Training Requirements: ◦Immediately upon hire: lifeguarding certification (ARC); American Red Cross First Aid & CPR for Professional Rescuer; AED, O2 and state-mandated concussion training ◦Within 6 months of hire: YSL, LGI (ARC) ◦Within 1 year of hire: become YSL Trainer & complete YMCA Aquatic Management (YAM) and POOL. Within 2 years of hire: become trainer level in another aquatics area (POOL, YAM, Water Fitness, AOA, Arthritis, Disabilities, Principles of Swimming and Diving, Swim Officials 1 &2)

Salary: $38,000 - $45,000

HOW TO APPLY Send resume to Elissa James. Apply Online: Apply By Email: Resumes until: 7/25/2013 Contact: Elissa James

Type of position:


Degree Requirement:


Recreation Management

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Employer Details:

Employer Name:


Delaware Community Center YMCA









Phone Number:


Springfield College 263 Alden Street, Springfield, MA 01109-3797 413.748.3000
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