Aquatics Director

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Under the direction of the Assoc. Executive Director of Programs, in cooperation with other YMCA staff, and consistent with the Mission of the YMCA, the Aquatics Director for the Brace YMCA will be responsible for developing, managing and supervising the aquatic programs, facilities and operations at the Brace YMCA and Hemby Program Center.

Essential functions:
• Develop and manage the annual budget for the Brace YMCA Aquatics program
• Supervise and evaluate part-time aquatics staff of the Brace YMCA
• Oversee recruiting, hiring, orientation, training, supervision, evaluation and recognition of part-time aquatic staff and volunteers at the Brace YMCA
• Oversee and manage overall program implementation and development for the indoor and outdoor aquatic facilities for the Brace YMCA. Programming includes but is not limited to summer day camp, swim lessons, swim team, and masters swim programming
• Maintain adequate records to evaluate, control and measure the effectiveness of the assigned areas of responsibility
• Manage the total maintenance operation and facility standards of the indoor and outdoor aquatic facilities for the Brace YMCA to comply with YMCA regulations and state and local health department regulations
• Supervise and schedule the effective use of the indoor and outdoor aquatic facilities for the Brace YMCA
• Uphold all Quality Operating Standards set by the Association are met at the Brace YMCA
• Represent the YMCA and maintain appropriate relationships with area organizations, community groups and other YMCA staff
• Coordinate and develop brochures and other marketing efforts for the assigned areas of responsibility
• Participate in and provide leadership for the Community Outreach Campaign within assigned areas of responsibility
• Support and participate in all aspects of the Association Strategic Plan and Member Connection Initiatives
• Support and participate in all Y Communities initiatives
• Serve as the staff liaison and provide leadership to the Aquatics Committee and the Safety and Risk Management Committee
Manage and maintain Risk & Safety for the Branch:
• Facilitate branch drills/audits (once per month)
• Handle all Major/serious accident/Incident report follow up
• Staff emergency response care and follow-up (sporadically happens)
• Supervise/train BSS instructors
• Update Crash bags & first aid supplies for the branch
• Maintain Incident/Accident reports & tracking

YMCA competencies:
• Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Y’s values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Recruits volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them. Supports fund-raising
• Collaboration: Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions. Builds rapport and relates well to others. Seeks first to understand the other person’s point of view, and remains calm in challenging situations. Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively. Takes initiative to assist in developing others
• Operational Effectiveness: Makes sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to another. Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experience. Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work and actively participates in meetings. Follows budgeting policies and procedures, and reports all financial irregularities immediately. Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members
• Personal Growth: Pursues self-development that enhances job performance. Demonstrates an openness to change, and seeks opportunities in the change process. Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths and limitations and how they impact relationships. 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 qualifications:
This position requires an individual with an enthusiastic personality who can develop harmonious relationships with staff, members, and volunteers.  He/she must present a professional image including:
• Possess a four-year college degree in Physical Education, Recreation or a related field
• Possess at least 5 years of successful professional experience in aquatic program administration, management, and supervision, including supervision of full time staff
• Excellent written, oral and presentation skills
• Highly organized, possess superior supervisory skills and demonstrate sound judgment, initiative and independent thinking
• Certified in all appropriate aquatic trainings

Physical requirements:
• Ability to work a 40-hour week with irregular work hours including weekends and evenings
• Ability to walk, stand, and sit (including on the floor) for long periods of time
• Ability to stand or sit while maintaining alertness for several hours at a time
• Position may require bending, leaning, kneeling, and walking
• Ability to speak concisely and effectively communicate
• Visual and auditory ability to respond to critical situations and physical ability to act swiftly in an emergency
• Ability to view/enter data for long periods of time
• Fluent in English, written and verbal communication