OSHKOSH COMMUNITY YMCA Job Description
Job Title: Aquatic Coordinator
|Reports to: Aquatics Director||Revision Date: June 25, 2021|
|Leadership Level: Team Leader||Primary Function: Youth Development|
Assists in developing, organizing, and implementing high quality aquatic programming. Demonstrates direct leadership, instruction, and motivation for aquatics staff in accordance with applicable policies and procedures. Creates a safe and positive atmosphere that promotes staff and member safety and engagement.
- Leads by example in the delivery of high-quality aquatics programs, instructions, and staff trainings/in-services.
- Assists in reviewing and evaluating staff performance.
- Keeps staff on task, ensure they are preforming in accordance with established safety rules, regulations and policies, and address concerns with staff as they arise.
- Maintains an open line of communication with Aquatic Director and other association & department staff throughout entire tenure of the job.
- Acts as department management in the absence of Aquatic Director.
- Assists in solving any staffing issues that may arise.
- Serves as a trainer for newly hired staff through administering new hire orientations including shadowing/co-teaching shifts.
- Manages aquatic staff timesheets and payroll information.
- Maintains chemistry logs, pool counts, class records, and various staff training records.
- Maintains the pool schedule & staff schedule as needed.
- Assists with data entry and editing of programs in our registration system.
- Maintains accurate records as required by the YMCA and/or the state health department code.
- Documents and notifies Director of incidents/injuries, member questions/concerns, damaged equipment, supply needs, etc.
- Responsible for assuring the outlined procedures for opening/closing the pool area are fully completed.
- Supervises aquatic program activities to meet objectives. Ensures program quality and monitors staff performance and member service.
- Develops relationships with members and obtains regular feedback on programs.
- Recommend program enhancements to ensure that members needs are being met.
- Performs all department staff competencies exceptionally including those of Lifeguards, Swim Instructors, CPR/Lifeguard trainer, and Water Fitness Instructor.
- Maintains certifications listed under Certificates.
- Must be flexible with working hours – opening, closing and weekend shifts, as necessary.
- Receives and carries out instructions.
- Wears appropriate staff attire while on duty including nametag.
- Responds to correspondence (phone, email, or in-person) in a timely and professional manner.
- Performs other duties as assigned by Aquatic Director.
YMCA COMPETENCIES (Team Leader):
- Developing Others
- Quality Results
- Project Management
Education and/or experience
- Minimum of two-years lifeguard experience
- Minimum of one year of swim instructor experience
- One to two-years of aquatic related leadership experience as a Head Guard, Aquatic Coordinator, Supervisor or Manager is preferred
- Must be at least 21 years of age
Certifications – must be current and maintained
- American Red Cross (ARC) Lifeguard – YMCA, Ellis, Star Guard is allowed, but staff is willing to recertify as ARC Lifeguard within 30 days of employment
- CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer with First Aid (2 years’ experience)
- Lifeguard Instructor – is willing to acquire this certification if not already
- YSLv6 – is willing to acquire this certification if not already
- Administering Emergency Oxygen – recommended (required if YSLv6)
- CPO, Certified Pool Operator or AFO, Aquatic Facility Operator – is willing to acquire this certification if not already
WORK ENVIRONMENT & Physical Demands:
- Ability to demonstrate swimming skills and ability to project voice to be heard in the pool area.
- Ability to lift and/or move up to 50lbs. as required, may require more in the event of a water rescue.
- Ability to perform moderate to intense physical activity that may include sitting and/or standing for extended periods, walking, crouching, kneeling, bending, twisting and reaching.
- Must be able to remain alert with no lapses of consciousness in a warm environment with air temperatures of 80 degrees or higher.
- Ability to recognize distress signals.