YMCA of Western North Carolina
Under the direction and guidance of the Executive Director and consistent with the mission of the YMCA and the policies and guidelines of the YMCA of Western North Carolina, the Aquatics Director is responsible for the supervision and development of the aquatic facility and aquatic activities at both Hendersonville Family YMCA and the Patton Pool. The Aquatics Director is responsible for the safety of all members and program participants within the pool area. He/she is a highly visible representative of the YMCA mission, theme, and character development values and is accountable for knowing and properly executing all aquatic policies and procedures. The Aquatics Director is responsible for the staff, programs, budget and overall operations of the aquatics department. He/she is a vital member of the YMCA leadership staff responsible for leading the YMCA center in safety trainings and ensuring that emergency procedures are followed and executed appropriately. The Aquatics Director is accountable for effective aquatic program implementation and maintenance of the aquatic center, and service to members.
The Aquatics Director must:
- Always be a champion for the YMCA Culture.
- Continuously exhibit honesty, caring, respect, responsibility, flexibility, maturity, and good decision-making skills.
- Ensure the safety and protect the lives of each patron in the pool area at all times. Maintain a high level of knowledge of all required rescue and survival skills.
- Know and understand all aquatic policies and procedures, including emergency action plans, and ensure that all these rules and procedures are always consistently enforced.
- Display a professional, courteous, and tactful demeanor and always strive to display a positive and enthusiastic attitude.
- Assist in pool rental scheduling, completion of paperwork, and set-up/break down. Establish community collaborations, and assist in securing contracts for additional aquatic organizations.
- Perform daily office work as needed such as filing, copying, record keeping, and payroll completion. Ensure that all necessary paperwork and forms are available to and accurately completed by the aquatic staff.
- Complete Daxko program entry for all aquatic programming.
- Serve as a representative for our community on the Aquatics Taskforce and other association committees/cabinets as assigned.
- Develop and monitor aquatic department budget according to budget guidelines, and under the guidance of the Aquatics Taskforce and Executive Director approval. Any purchases above $500 that were not budgeted for are subject to Executive Director’s approval.
- Continually maintain all safety equipment and first aid supplies in the aquatics area and inform the Property Director of any necessary repairs or adjustments.
- Continually maintain accident and incident reports.
- Assist Property Director in maintaining records of equipment and safety inspections, and health code records.
- Persistently maintain and improve the physical facilities of the aquatic center through proper maintenance, cleaning, repair, and renovation. Always maintain accurate records concerning pool maintenance, cleaning, and repair.
- Oversee the swim lessons program, including staffing, class/roster organization, and communication with participants/parents.
- Serve as a swim lessons instructor and lifeguard as needed.
- Provide continuous leadership and supervision to the aquatic staff; Recruit, hire, develop, and evaluate all aquatic staff with the approval of the Executive Director.
- Continue to develop cross-training for other departments to promote safety cooperation with aquatics staff.
- Train and provide orientation for recently hired aquatic staff within 10 days of employment.
- Develop and distribute monthly aquatic staff schedules, ensuring a sufficient number of staff are scheduled each shift.
- Continually ensure that aquatic staff maintain required certifications and are aware of the expiration dates of their current certifications.
- Work collaboratively with the association BLS trainers on scheduling certification courses when needed to ensure staff are able to maintain certifications.
- Organize aquatic staff meetings and in-service trainings as needed. Provide “make-up” time for each staff meeting and in-service training.
- Perform skill and safety checks of aquatics staff.
- Attend, actively participate, and assist in all required staff training, meetings, and program development activities.
- Maintain harmonious rapport with other staff, volunteers, members, and the general public at all times.
- Develop and grow aquatic programming through effective planning and implementation. Market and promote aquatics programs and events.
- Develop evaluating materials that promote and enhance the aquatic programs of the YMCA.
- Understand the Y’s vision and philosophy and how they support each other. Be a team player who can solve problems and communicate positively with members, give tours, share knowledge about YMCA programs with members and the community, and work well with others.
- Work in the Aquatics Department approximately 40 hours each week and be available for evening and weekend shifts.
- Initiate communications with the Executive Director as necessary concerning program problems, personnel conflicts, and member concerns.
- Perform other duties as required by the Executive Director.
Aquatics Director must be able to:
- Remain alert, with no lapses in consciousness.
- Physically perform all necessary rescue and survival skills.
- Swim 500 yards, tread water for at least two minutes, and perform long, shallow front dives and head and feet-first surface dives.
- Lift 50+ lbs. from the floor and persons (200+ lbs.) in rescue situations.
- Move to various locations in and around the entire facility.
- Sit for extended periods of time, including in an elevated chair. Ascend and descend ladders.
- Communicate verbally including clear and understandable speech and good voice projection.
- Hear noises and distress signals in an aquatic environment. (Significant background noise may exist in the aquatic environment.)
- Observe all areas of the aquatic area.
Aquatics Director must be 21 years of age or older, preferably with previous supervision and aquatic experience.
Sports management experience preferred.
Aquatics Director must hold and maintain current certifications in the following:
- CPR for the Professional Rescuer
- Community First Aid
- Emergency Oxygen Administration (O2)
- Automated External Defibrillation (AED)
- YMCA/Red Cross Lifeguarding
- YMCA/Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor (preferred)
- CPR for the Professional Rescuer, First Aid, AED, & Oxygen Administration Instructor (preferred)
- YMCA Water Fitness Instructor (preferred)
- YMCA Swim Lessons Instructor (Parent/Child, Preschool, and Adult)
The YMCA of WNC does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, faith, gender, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability, sexual preference, gender identity, veteran status, citizenship status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law, except where a bona fide occupational qualification applies.
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