Copy Of Program Director - Aquatics at Akron Area YMCA

Posted in General Business 13 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Akron, Ohio

Job Description:

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Provides direct leadership, instruction and motivation for students in swimming classes. This position will be responsible for overseeing the Aquatics department and all related programs. This position may also serve as a program director for non-aquatics programs as assigned.


Hire, train, and supervise lifeguards, swim instructors, and other aquatics staff
Plan prepare and deliver safe, quality Aquatic Programs for youth and adults
Hold regular in-service trainings for all Aquatic Staff
Assists pool maintenance & repair as needed
Implement and enforce YMCA policies and procedures
Assist in planning and preparing brochures and program/facility schedules
Prepare, develop and control budget for Aquatic departments
Evaluate program/s on a regular basis eliminating and adding programs to fit needs of the community
Support and work with swim team(s)
Develop a positive public image through innovative aquatic programs that have impact in the community
Maintain current certifications for self and staff
Engage and support volunteer involvement
Effective problem solving with timely follow through
Develop staff schedule and ensure all shifts are covered
Promptly return voicemails and emails within 24 business hours.
Purchase equipment and supplies for department (work within allocated budget)
Participate in staff meetings and association events
Serves on Director on Duty rotation
Actively serve and participate in the Association Aquatics Focus Group team
Host quarterly First Aid/CPR Certification Classes.
Engage with members and program participants; Collecting at least 1 member impact story per year
Ensure the safety of staff and members using guidance from federal, state, and local agencies, along with YMCA and Insurance provider risk management standards.
Support and assist branch leadership with any other projects or activities including Annual Support
Other duties as assigned


Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent Preferred
Prior experience in working in Aquatics and Supervision
Demonstrate strong people skills, organizational and administrative skills
Experience in program development, work with volunteers, financial development and customer service
Certified American Red Cross or YMCA lifeguard
Certifications in CPR/AED, First Aid and Oxygen
(preferred) American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor (LGI) certification or equivalent
(preferred) YSLI or WSI preferred
(preferred) Certified Pool Operator (CPO) certification

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