Registry of Collegiate Recreational Sports Professionals
4 Year Degree
Under the direction of the Senior Director, Operations & Programs the Aquatics Director is responsible for the management and operation of the Princeton Family YMCA’s aquatics programs; pool and lifeguard schedules, Red Cross certifications, YMCA swim lesson programming, competitive swim team, water aerobics, etc. S/he prepares and ensures attainment of program objectives as part of the annual Operations Plan. S/he assists in the development and oversight of the budget. S/he recruits, trains, and develops aquatics staff and coaching staff. S/he oversees program operations at the Princeton Family YMCA and any offsite programming related to aquatics. S/he ensures proper care and use of assets, that the pool is maintained, records are accurate, quality checks are conducted regularly, and all class schedules are comprehensive enough to serve the majority of the membership. S/he successfully promotes and markets programs, special initiatives and events. S/he follows and enforces safety standards and other policies and procedures. S/he participates as member of the Leadership Team. This is a “non-traditional” work week position and must also be available to work some weekends, early mornings, and evenings as needed. S/he performs other duties as assigned.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS – PRINCIPAL ACTIVITIES
Directs and supervises program activities to meet the needs of the community and fulfill YMCA objectives. Establishes new program activities and expands programs within the community in accordance with strategic and operating plans. Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with community organizations.
Recruits, hires, trains, develops, schedules and directs personnel and volunteers as needed. Reviews and evaluates staff performance. Develops strategies to motivate staff and achieve goals. Ensures records of staff certifications are current and complete.
Monitors daily pool operations to adhere to all state, local and YMCA health and safety regulations.
Conducts and ensures proper maintenance of pools. Secures and schedules pool facilities.
Conducts lifeguarding, swim instruction, First Aid and CPR trainings.
Creates and schedules swim classes, water fitness classes, and swim team practices and meets.
Assists in the marketing and distribution of program information.
Develops and monitors program budget to meet fiscal objectives.
Assists in YMCA fund raising activities and special events.
Models relationship-building skills (including Listen First) in all interactions. Responds to all member and community inquiries and complaints in timely manner.
Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent.
One to two years related experience in aquatics preferred; at least have been an aquatics supervisor and/or assistant director etc.
Must be at least 21 years of age.
Must have current Lifeguard, Aquatic Swim Instructor, CPR & First Aid Certifications. ARC LGI certifications a plus.
Ability to manage multiple program areas and tasks within the aquatics program.
Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.
This is non-traditional work week position and must be available to work occasional weekends, some early mornings and evenings.
For more than a century, the Princeton Family YMCA has been a constant in the lives of Princeton residents. Through decades of social change and economic ups and downs, the YMCA has steadfastly provided a welcoming place for fellowship, enrichment and personal development. Regardless of the time in history or the size of the budget, its purpose has remained unwavering and true: with our Judeo Chri...stian heritage guiding us, we put principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
The Princeton Family YMCA is so much more than just a building on the corner. It is a powerful association of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility. We believe that lasting personal and social change can only come about when we all work together to invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. That's why, at the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors in 10,000 communities to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.
We became a leading nonprofit by helping people everywhere develop the skills and relationships they need to be healthy, confident and connected to others. Parents desire a safe environment in which children can learn practical and social skills and develop positive values. Kids want to exert energy, discover who they are and what they can achieve and be accepted among each other. Adults want to learn more, do more and live more healthily. We nurture life lessons in kids, foster health and well-being among people of any age or background, bring people together to pursue passions old and new, and provide mutual support for everyone in our neighborhoods.