Full Time Exempt Position.
Hours as needed for the success of the position.
Consistent with the Christian mission and Hope for Life Vision of the YMCA of Middle Tennessee, and in cooperation with other YMCA staff, under the direction of the Associate Executive Director, the Aquatics Director will be responsible for the development and implementation of safe and high quality programs for members and guests which satisfy specific, identified needs.
This position requires an individual with knowledge, experience, and formal education in aquatics programming and pool operation and the skills necessary to develop and carry out a wide variety of aquatic programs, meeting the needs of people of all ages from babies through seniors. S/he must have a high level of organization to successfully manage various programs and the ability to build and manage a team of aquatics professionals. S/he must positively impact the quality of this service area with high standard, affordable programming conducted by properly guided and motivated staff. S/he must ensure that all programming meets YMCA of Middle TN Aquatic Standards and philosophy, incorporating a values component, all in a safe, supportive environment S/he should be organized, enthusiastic, and a self-starter, who has the ability to work with a diverse group of people - including members and participants of all ages, paid and volunteer staff, colleagues and community representatives - and can understand the needs of people from various backgrounds. Ability to work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends, required.
Education / Experience Required:
Minimum 21 years of age; high school diploma or equivalent, 4-year college degree preferred
Minimum 1600 hours lifeguarding experience and minimum four years experience in direct teaching of aquatic programs
Experience with pool operations and testing pool chemicals; Pool Operator certification preferred
Pre-hire: complete YMCA of Middle TN application for employment, new hire packet and Praesidium Child Abuse Detection / Prevention training
Before first shift: successfully complete Ellis & Associates International Lifeguard Training Program and obtain / maintain Ellis & Associates lifeguard license, CEO part 1; BBP
Within six months of hire: YMCA P.O.O.L. / CPO
Within 12 months of hire: successfully complete Ellis & Associates International Lifeguard Training Program Instructor Training and obtain / maintain Ellis & Associates Instructor / Instructor Trainer license
Model the YMCA core values: Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility
Ensure the safe delivery of aquatic and family services programs to members, participants and guests, making the YMCA a community leader in Aquatics and Family Services
Develop and implement safe high quality programming, scheduling, purchasing of equipment, and promotion for facility and possible off-site aquatic programs and other programs
Maintain clean and safe pool and family services environments; maintain program areas and equipment to meet all relevant standards
Hire, train, supervise and evaluate a professional team of qualified aquatic and family services staff and volunteers; ensure lifeguard coverage; staff all programs appropriately to ensure coverage during all programs, activities, and open swimming times
Maintain Ellis & Associates lifeguard license; comply with Ellis & Associates standards to maintain his/her license
Ensure all aquatics and family services staff acquire and maintain necessary licenses / certifications; train all staff in emergency procedures and incident reporting
Direct and coordinate all aquatic and family services programs, CPR/First-Aid/Lifeguard/AED licensing / certification programs
Manage all necessary information and records for the development of programs, program participants and program evaluations
Respond to member and participant concerns in a timely, professional manner
Lifeguard and lead programs in support of staff when necessary; provide fun, supportive work environment with high staff morale and proper recognition
Prepare budgets specifically related to assigned programs and assure adherence to final budget income generation and expense control
Serve on and participate in appropriate Association Cabinets and Committees
Serve as a leader in the Annual Giving Campaign and actively participate in AGC events
Please email or fax applications and resume to:
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