20 Apr 2024

Full Time Aquatic Director

Alexandria Area YMCA – Posted by ahaggerty Alexandria, Minnesota

Job Description

Join Our Team as Aquatics Director at the Alexandria Area YMCA!

About Us:

Working at the Alexandria Area YMCA is a truly rewarding experience filled with purpose and community. Joining our team means being part of a dynamic environment where you make a meaningful impact. You’ll work alongside dedicated colleagues who share your passion for service, collaboration, and innovation. Join us and be part of something greater at the Alexandria Area YMCA.

Position Summary:

The Aquatics Director is responsible for overseeing all aspects of aquatics staff, programming, and operations at the YMCA, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Creating a supportive and inclusive environment is integral to this role.

This is a full-time, exempt position with a base pay range of $42,330 – $60,955 per year.

Essential Functions:

  • Develop, implement, and manage high-quality aquatic programs that align with community needs and uphold YMCA standards of quality, safety, and care. Expand programs as per strategic plans.
  • Supervise aquatics staff and volunteers, handling recruitment, hiring, training, scheduling, and performance evaluations. Motivate staff to achieve department and organizational goals. Ensures records of staff certifications are current and complete.
  • Develop and manage department budget to meet or exceed targets, utilizing data to analyze enrollment trends and fiscal objectives.
  • Complete all required department safety and quality documentation and drills on required timelines. Be an active participant of the Safety Committee.
  • Conduct internal and external safety training for lifeguards, swim instructors, staff and community, ensuring certifications are up-to-date.
  • Maintain program statistics to assess effectiveness and participation levels. Schedule and oversee pool facilities.
  • Ensure pools comply with health and safety standards, maintaining cleanliness, appropriate temperature, chemical balance, and conducting timely water testing and maintenance.
  • Demonstrate strong relationship-building skills in all interactions, promptly addressing member and community inquiries and complaints to enhance customer satisfaction.
  • Provide coverage for swimming lessons or lifeguard shifts as needed, ensuring proper pool coverage and offering support as required.
  • Assists in the marketing and distribution of program information.
  • Support YMCA fundraising activities and special events.

Qualifications:

  • Associate’s degree in Health Science, Recreation, or related field.
  • Minimum age of 21.
  • Current National Lifeguarding Certification or completion within 60 days of hire.
  • Current WSI Certification or completion within 60 days of hire.
  • 2+ years of experience in Aquatics programming.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Products and computer skills.
  • Commitment to equal opportunity and affirmative action principles for a diverse work environment.
  • Completion of Certified Pool Operator training within 60 days of hire.
  • Completion of relevant YMCA aquatics training and trainer certifications.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Health Science, Recreation, or related field from an accredited university preferred.
  • Minimum age of 21 with National Lifeguarding Certification and WSI Certification.
  • Certified Pool Operator Certification.
  • 5+ years of experience in Aquatics programming.
  • 2+ years of experience in managing diverse Aquatics programs and pool maintenance.
  • Previous supervisory experience.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Products and computer skills.
  • Commitment to equal opportunity and affirmative action principles for a diverse work environment.
  • Certified lifeguard with CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and Basic First Aid. Higher certifications accepted.
  • Completion of relevant YMCA aquatics training and trainer certifications.

Benefits:

  • Medical Insurance
  • Health Savings Plan
  • 401(a) and 403(b) Retirement Plans
  • Life Insurance
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Plans
  • Free YMCA Family Membership
  • Discounts on YMCA Programs
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) and Paid Holidays
  • Professional Development

EEO Statement:

The Alexandria Area YMCA (the Y) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment with regards to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, the Y complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

How to Apply

Accepting applications through April 29. Please send cover letter and resume to: jbucholz@alexandriaymca.com Or mail to: Alexandria Area YMCA Attn: Jackie Peters 110 Karl Drive Alexandria, MN 56308

Job Categories: Aquatic Director. Job Types: Full Time. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

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