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POSITION SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the CEO and in accordance with the principles of the YMCA, the Aquatics & Sports Director will administer all functions related to the Aquatics and Sports Departments with a direct focus on safety, recruitment of participants, program development, program retention, membership retention, staff development and customer service. Exemplifying the "Y" values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility is expected.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Required: 1.Bachelor's Degree (BA/BS). 2. Strong human relation skills 3. Minimum 2 years' experience working in Aquatics Programming 4. Volunteer or Staff supervision experience. 5. Knowledge of program planning, marketing, and implementation

Preferred:1. Knowledge of budgeting & expense control.2. Excellent written and oral communication skills3. Basic understanding of the nature of the YMCA as a membership organization 4. Current CPR/AED/First Aid/O2 Certification 5. Current YMCA Lifeguard and YMCA Lifeguard Instructor Certification 6. Experience teaching swim lessons

PRINCIPAL ACTIVITIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Fiscal Management: Budgeting for all areas of responsibility, expense control, and income generation. Program Development: All aquatics programming; all sports programming, and branch safety. Supervision / Staff Development: Recruit, train, supervise, and retain staff. Take leadership role in training association aquatics and sports staff. Volunteer Development: Recruit, train, supervise, and retain volunteers. Safety / Risk Management: Maintenance and cleanliness of areas of use & all equipment, following association policies and guidelines. Marketing: Annual promotion plan for all program areas, including: flyers, brochures, website, newsletter, news releases, advertisements, etc. Quality: Meet requirements for quality standards at the Northern Berkshire YMCA. Certification Requirements: Obtain YMCA aquatics certifications within 12 months of hire.

Physical Requirements: High level of concentration and aptitude for learning wide variety of program information and new computer applications; physically able to sit or stand during lifeguard shifts, make all needed rescues, instruct swim lessons or water aerobics, & give tours of facility as needed; physically able to sit at a computer station for extended periods of time; physically able to lift 35+ pounds; ability to speak distinctly to communicate with customers and staff on the phone or in person; patience to deal with 5 or more people at the same time; sound judgment and problem-solving skills for dealing with daily issues in a variety of situations and with people of all socioeconomic levels. Operations: Meet assignments, deadlines, trainings, meetings, etc.

RELATIONSHIPS TO BE MAINTAINED: Work with schools, cities, community organizations, & home builders on collaborative programs Recruit, supervise, train, develop, and retain volunteers and staff Recruit & relate to campaign volunteers in a staff leadership role in the Strong Kids Campaign Take leadership role at branch as part of the management team.

EFFECT ON END RESULT: Ensures the steady growth in aquatics and sports programming. Ensures steady growth & increasing retention of members. New programs are developed. Promotes development and retention of capable staff and volunteers. Recognition in the YMCA service area as an expert in your field. Financial Budgeted goals and Annual Plan performance standards are met or exceeded. Salary: $28,000 - $30,000 Additional Compensation Details: 8% paid retirement, medical & dental benefits insurance. Generous paid time off program are all part of the compensation package.

HOW TO APPLY: Northern Berkshire YMCA 22 Brickyard Court North Adams, MA 01247Attention- Justin Ihne Apply By Email: Resumes until: 10/12/2012 Contact: Justin M Ihne 22 BRICKYARD CT NORTH ADAMS, MA 01247

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Sports Management

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Northern Berkshire YMCA


Sports & Recreation



22 Brickyard Ct


North Adams





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