17 Jun 2024

Full Time Director of Aquatics

Tamara Langhorne/HealthFitness – Posted by HealthFitness Bentonville, AR

Job Description

Leadership role at the newly constructed facility in NW Arkansas!

Walton Family Whole Health & Fitness, managed by HealthFitness, has an exciting & meaningful opportunity for a Director of Aquatics at our site located in Bentonville, AR. In this role, you will be responsible for monitoring and ensuring a safe and friendly environment for all of the aquatic facility members and guests. You’ll oversee all day-to-day operations of the pools, including but not limited to the staff, program scheduling, rentals, swim team, pool water management and safety.


Director of Aquatics, Bentonville, AR


Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Directs the implementation of aquatic programs and special events. Helps coordinate marketing and communications to maximize program engagement.
  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities for aquatic staff in accordance with HealthFitness policies, procedures and applicable laws including recruiting, orienting, and training, evaluating, developing, and planning the succession of aquatic associates. Plans, assigns, and directs work assignments to ensure staff remains challenged and productivity is maximized. Develops weekly staff work schedules for the business unit.
  • Ensures all department staff is properly trained and holds appropriate certifications necessary for safe and effective program delivery. Provides continuous feedback to ensure quality of all programs and services. Responds to and trains for emergency situations related to the aquatics area.
  • Leads regular individual and group staff meetings to ensure associates are informed about HealthFitness, client and program events, initiatives and status.
  • Manages all aquatic related program activities in accordance with operational, quality, safety, and service standards.
  • Tracks aquatic instructional and group aquatic fitness class participation and program usage data.
  • Manages pumproom operations including inventory, procurement, and handling of aquatic chemicals, backwashing and preventative maintenance procedures. Performs daily chemical testing and documentation for 4 bodies of water daily and properly logs for safety processes.
  • Works in tandem with the Operations Coordinator and General Manager to lead the development, interpretation, and enforcement of all systems, policies and procedures of the aquatic facilities, programs, and services.
  • May be required to serve periodically as a Lifeguard & must hold a current ARC Certification.
  • Other duties as needed/assigned.


Role Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation or related discipline required and 3+ years related experience, or the equivalent combination of education, certifications, and experience.
  • 3+ years of experience working in the field of recreation and aquatics, at or above the level of an Aquatic Coordinator or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 2 years of prior supervisory experience. Experience should include program management, staff management (instructional, health fitness instructors and lifeguard) and event management experience.
  • Strong leadership, team management, interpersonal and customer service skills including the ability to motivate others.
  • Ability to effectively organize and prioritize work demands.
  • Computer proficiency in MS Office including Word, Excel and Outlook; and working knowledge of the member management system, databases, and tools.
  • American Red Cross Lifeguarding with CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and First Aid certification.
  • American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor (LGI) certification.
  • American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI) certification.​
  • Certified Pool Operator (CPO) or equivalent.
  • Preferred Certifications: SCUBA, ARC Lifeguard Instructor Trainer (LGIT) and/or Water Safety Instructor Trainer (WSIT).
  • Applicants must meet hiring requirements including but not limited to pre-employment drug test.

Compensation: $65,000-$70,000/yr. Pay is dependent on experience and qualifications.

Come join HealthFitness! Join a team that will not only utilize your current skills but will enhance them as well. We offer a comprehensive benefit package that includes Medical/Dental/Vision plans including HSA, PPO and FSA options, retirement/401(k) with employer matching program, fitness and wellness programs incentivized with medical plan discounts, certification reimbursement program, tuition reimbursement, paid new parent leave, paid Holidays and PTO (starting at 3 weeks for full-time associates), volunteer paid time off and much more.

HealthFitness is committed to leveraging the talent of a diverse workforce to create great opportunities for our people and our business.  EOE/AA. Race/Color/Gender/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Religion/National Origin/Age/Disability/Veteran

How to Apply

Apply on our careers page: Join Our Team: HealthFitness Careers Available Now

Job Categories: Aquatic Director. Job Types: Full Time. Job Tags: bentonville, CPO, LGI, pools, swim, walmart, and wsi. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.

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