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14 Mar 2024

Full Time Executive Director of Aquatics and Safety

Greater Somerset County YMCA – Posted by 140 Mount Airy Road, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

Job Description


The YMCA of Greater Somerset County YMCA is looking for a motivated, collaborative leader to join our team and support a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture.  It’s who we are, who we aspire to be and how we show up every day.  We are cause-driven.  We don’t just show up, we show up with purpose. We Are Welcoming. We Are Nurturing. We are Genuine. We are Determined.

The Association Executive Director of Aquatics and Safety supports and guides the Aquatics Program and safety for the Greater Somerset County YMCA. This role will collaborate with peers to drive the association vision for aquatics through collaboration, training, and aquatic leadership.


· Ensure alignment with association priorities and coordinate training, build in-service trainings and provide resources to aquatic directors.

· Lead efforts to identify, assess, and prioritize risks associated with aquatic and YMCA activities. Lead regular safety audits, drills, and in-service trainings to ensure compliance with safety standards and protocols.

· Drive program expansion and growth initiatives through strategic planning and implementation.

· Further our mission and values while intentionally advancing diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.

· Conduct regular risk assessments and collaborate with relevant stakeholders to develop mitigation plans.

· Develop, maintain, and model collaborative relationships with community agencies in the service delivery areas.

· Foster a climate of innovation to develop member-focused programs which support the Y mission, goals, and strategies.

· Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of and participation in aquatic programs and services.

· Mitigate risk in all functions associated with aquatics, training, performance, safety checks, and daily operations.

· Responsible for maintenance of AEDs and other emergency/first aid equipment throughout the Y.

· Manage budget responsibilities, including forecasting, monitoring, and optimizing resources to achieve financial objectives.

· Provide supervision and guidance to assigned leaders, fostering a culture of teamwork, professional development, and excellence.



· Bachelor’s degree and 5 or more years of aquatic leadership.

· Certifications in: CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer, First Aid, Lifeguard and Instructor level for Lifeguarding

· Proficiency in Y swim lessons curriculum, and ability to attain certification to become a Y Swim Lesson Instruction trainer

· Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community; track record of building authentic, constructive relationships with others.

· Strong knowledge of safety regulations, codes, and industry standards.

· Strong organizational skills and professional demeanor.

· Blood borne Pathogens certification, or obtain within 60 days of hire

· Child Abuse Prevention Training within 30 days of hire

YMCA COMPETENCIES (Organizational Leader):

Mission AdvancementIncorporates the Y’s mission and values into the organization’s vision and strategies. Ensures community engagement; promotes the global nature of the Y. Leads a culture of volunteerism ensuring engagement, inclusion, and ownership. Leads a culture of philanthropy.

CollaborationAdvocates for and institutionalizes inclusion and diversity throughout the organization. Initiates the development of relationships with influential leaders to impact and strengthen the community. Is recognized as an inspirational community leader who navigates complex political and social circles with ease. Communicates to engage and inspire people within and outside the YMCA. Ensures that a talent management system is in place and executed effectively.

Operational EffectivenessPossesses penetrating insight and strong strategic and critical thinking skills. Invests resources in well-designed innovation initiatives. Creates a structure to deliver organization-wide results to achieve objectives. Develops and implements stewardship strategies. Determines benchmarks and ensures appropriate leadership to meet objectives.

Personal GrowthCreates a learning organization. Effectively drives change by leveraging resources and creating alignment to expand organizational opportunities. Shares authority and demonstrates courage and humility. 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.


· The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.· While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use a computer for extended periods of time and be able to communicate using a computer and phone/smart device. The employee frequently is required to sit and reach, and must be able to move around the work environment.· The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.· The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

How to Apply

Job Categories: Executive Director. Job Types: Full Time. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.

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