6 Jan 2023

Full Time Director of Drowning Prevention and Instruction

Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA – Posted by josh.hays@tampaymca.org Tampa, FL

Job Description

Looking for a leadership position directly responsible for drowning prevention in a forward thinking and well-resourced large Y Association?  The Tampa YMCA may have the leadership role for you as our next Director of Drowning Prevention & Instruction.  Reporting to the Executive Director responsible for the Aquatics product line, the Director of Drowning Prevention and Instruction provides coordinating and oversight for Association Safety Around Water (SAW), Mobile Swim, Learn to Swim Week, and Association Aquatic Instructional Programs.  Successful candidates will be able to establish and expand our drowning prevention programs throughout our communities with a focus on targeting communities of need.  They will have the passion and knowledge to train our lesson instructors to deliver the programs to our high Association Standards.

The Tampa area offers a wonderful quality of life, sunny warm weather, abundant recreational resources including some of the best beaches in the Country, theme parks, three national sports, teams, state parks and no individual State Income Tax.

The Tampa Y:

  • $42MM annual operating budget
  • Growing membership and program across all product lines
  • $1.8MM Annual Giving Campaign
  • Over $5MM in grants and other giving to support community initiatives
  • Services provided at over 70 locations (family centers, camps, program sites, First Tee) throughout Hillsborough and East Pasco Counties
  • 12% retirement contribution by employer and generous PTO and health plan


Key Areas of Focus:

  • Establishes and expands drowning prevention aquatic and safety program activities within the community in accordance with strategic and operating plans
  • Establishes a Mobile Swim Program targeting communities of need within Association service area and/or grant guidelines
  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships and partnerships with community organizations
  • Trains Drowning Prevention lesson instructors to deliver the program to Association Standards
  • Coordinates ongoing Association YUSA Swim Lesson Instructor Training programs and ensures on going pipeline of swim lesson instructors to meet swim lesson demand
  • In Collaboration with Director of Quality Improvement ensures Swim Lesson Audit scores of 90% + and Net Promoter Scores 75%+per family center
  • Coordinates in-service training designs as well as on going Instructor Academies.
  • Directly responsible for assigned aquatic budget, supplies, schedules and processing of payroll for direct staff (Instructors/Coaches) to ensure efficient use of resources occurs within programs at all times.
  • Provides required reports to funders to ensure program reimbursement
  • Provides direct supervision to all assigned direct reports and develops and monitors staff member development plans and training opportunities that promote career growth within the Y.



Education/ Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Sports Management, Recreation, Health Sciences, Physical Education or related field or equivalent experience preferred.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of Aquatic Instruction experience required
  • YMCA Lifeguard Instructor Trainer and/or Faculty level certification required OR Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Trainer required
  • Lifeguard Certification (preferred)
  • Experience working in collaborative environment motivating others
  • Proven results in increasing program quality and growth through exceptional planning and organizational skills.
  • Highly motivated with the ability to meet or exceed goals, cultivate and retain program participants.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and adapt to changing contexts and priorities.
  • Strong analytical and critical-thinking skills with the ability to identify and leverage relevant data to use in planning and decision-making.
  • Strategic planning and tactical execution experience that resulted in achievement of goals
  • Excellent personal computer skills and experience with standard business software
  • Must be able to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends, and holidays

Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community

How to Apply

Please apply directly by following this link: https://secure6.saashr.com/ta/6117701.careers?ShowJob=453408025

Job Categories: Aquatic Director. Job Types: Full Time. Salaries: $50,000 - $60,000.

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