Are you passionate about youth programs and teaching children life skills? Do you have a background in aquatics/program management and swim instruction? Join the Valparaiso YMCA as our Aquatics Director!
This is a full-time, exempt position with expected hours 45-50 hours/week. Salary range from $37,000-$42,000 annually.
POSITION SUMMARY This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Aquatics Director is a leader of the Aquatics department and develops and manages all aquatics-related activities, including progressive swim lessons, adult lessons, private lessons, water exercise, lifeguard supervision and training and specialty aquatic programs. OUR CULTURE: Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. In the Y, we strive to live our cause of strengthening communities with purpose and intentionality every day. We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS 1. Sets agenda and leads weekly Aquatic department meetings; regularly strategizes department goals and priorities with Sr. Director of Operations 2. Develops and monitors program budget to meet fiscal objectives 3. Directs and supervises program activities to meet the needs of all stakeholders a) Establishes new program activities and expands programs within the community in accordance with strategic and operating plans b) Creates and manages pool schedules for internal departments and community organizations; maintains 3rd party contracts c) Collaborates with Marketing department on design and development of program materials; utilizes templates 4. Partners effectively with marketing department to ensure Aquatic programs are successfully publicized 5. Recruits, hires, trains, develops, schedules and directs personnel and volunteers a) Reviews and evaluates staff performance b) Develops strategies to motivate staff and achieve goals c) Ensures records of staff certifications are current and complete d) Mentors and creates career development plans for the Aquatics Coordinator 6. Monitors daily pool operations to adhere to all state, local and YMCA health and safety regulations; conducts and ensures proper maintenance of pools The Y: We’re for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. 7. Maintains visible presence at pool in order to support staff, ensure best practices, and foster member relationships 8. Responsible for community outreach and as it relates to the growth of the Aquatics Department and aquatics programs in our region, including the development and management of off-site programs 9. Responsible for performing rotating weekend supervisor shift duty 10. Conducts lifeguarding, swim instruction, and substitute for staff as needed 11. Develops and trains staff on department policies and procedures 12. Participates in leadership committees, fundraising activities and special projects and additional assignments as needed 13. Follows emergency procedures and safety precautions, including reporting accidents, incidents and hazards. 14. Adheres to policies, rules and regulations, as outlined in employee handbook and other communications. 15. Obtain and maintain required trainings.
QUALIFICATIONS • Bachelor's degree in a related field preferred, 5-7 years’ program director experience required • Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community. • Strong written and verbal communication skills required • Strong analytical and strategic planning ability required • Intermediate knowledge of MS Office required • Accounting programs, membership databases, and mobile app experience preferred Required Certifications, within 90 days of hire • First Aid and CPR-PR/AE • Blood borne Pathogens • Child Abuse Prevention for Supervisory Staff • Working with Program Volunteers Required Certifications, within one-year of hire • American Red Cross Lifeguard • American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor • Certified Pool Operator • YMCA Swim Lesson Instructor or Water Safety Instructor • YMCA Instructor Trainer, preferred
About Valparaiso YMCA
The Valparaiso Family YMCA is a 16,000 member organization in Northwest Indiana. Valparaiso boasts 35,000 citizens with an upscale downtown and is 20 minutes from the national lakeshore. We service our members through programs offered in childcare, youth sports, wellness/fitness and aquatics.