This position will be responsible for ensuring a safe aquatic experience for all swimmers at the Greater Palm Harbor YMCA. This position will hire, train and assist either directly or indirectly in the continued certification for approximately 40 aquatic staff members.
General Function: This position will be responsible for ensuring a safe aquatic experience for all swimmers at the Greater Palm Harbor YMCA. This position will hire, train and assist either directly or indirectly in the continued certification for approximately 40 aquatic staff members for a two pool outdoor complex that includes a diving well. In addition, this person will develop, expand and grow all aquatic programs and membership goals as they relate to aquatic participation. The Aquatic Director must develop, recommend and administer the aquatic budget of $200K, make sure all established policies are carried out and ensure that programs and activities are conducted in a professional and safe manner. The Aquatic Director will assist in fund raising efforts to support the continued programming at this YMCA.
Description of duties utilizing Team Leader Core Competencies:
Values - Demonstrates in words and actions the Y's core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility and a commitment to the Y's mission , in all matters at all times. The ideal candidate would speak passionately about the Y's values and mission and encourage others to do the same. This person would honor commitments and show the utmost respect for others in all circumstances. Always be able to accept responsibility for setbacks and less successful endeavors and also share successes with others.
Volunteerism - Advances the legacy of volunteer engagement and leadership . The ideal candidate probes to find knowledge of each and every volunteer's unique skill sets and motivations in order to build engagement and satisfaction. This person would weave volunteers seamlessly into work processes to enhance both volunteer and staff motivation. Constantly improves interactions with volunteers, including orientation and development in order to sustain and deepen their involvement with the Y.
Relationships - Builds authentic relationships in the service of enhancing individual and team performance in order to support the Y's work. The ideal candidate models the Y's vision and motivates team members to serve on teams and committees. This person is self-aware and understands the impact of their own behavior on relationships and easily adjusts to improve team effectiveness. Immediately addresses unconstructive and disrespectful behaviors that undermine relationships.
Project Management - Supports goal attainment by prioritizing activities , assigning responsibilities in accordance with capabilities, monitoring progress and evaluating impact . The ideal candidate consistently achieves goals ahead of schedule. This person learns from every project and creates detailed project documentation that can be shared and incorporated into future project plans. Continually assesses project progress and goals to ensure alignment with changing business needs.
Finance - Demonstrates and sustains the Y's nonprofit operational model. The ideal candidate uses financial data to project costs; understands the financial impact of events, and make decisions. This person is vigilant in managing budgets and monitoring expenses and takes prompt action when financial risks or irregularities are identified. Continually challenges staff to improve operational efficiencies in order to deliver top-quality programs while protecting the organization's assets.
Emotional Maturity - Demonstrates effective interpersonal skills . The ideal candidate quickly and calmly identifies critical elements of a complex issue to make good decisions in high-stress, high-stakes situations. This person skillfully manages others' impressions of self in difficult or contentious situations; remains composed and helps others to do the same during stressful situations. Communicates difficult messages directly and tactfully to people at all levels in the organization in order to produce the desired action or behavior change.
High school graduate or equivalent required.
Four-year college degree preferred.
At least two years of previous progressive program or related experience is required.
Strong communication skills, verbal and written, are required.
Must have good driving record and be eligible to be approved driver.
Personal computer application (word processing, spreadsheets and graphics) experience in a Windows environment preferred.
Broad overview of the YMCA as it operates as a local, national and international movement preferred.
Salary: $30,000 - $33,000
Additional Compensation Details: Excellent benefits; 12% retirement
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