This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit, charitable organization committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Under the direction of the District VP and Associate Branch Executive, the Senior Aquatics Director is responsible for planning, organizing, delivery administration and quality of YMCA programs to the membership, program participants and community. Responsibilities include staff and volunteer training and development in order to provide a year-round comprehensive aquatics program for all ages.
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.
Interprets, communicates & promotes The Family Y mission, goals & objectives to employees, volunteers, members and the community at large.
Directly supervises exempt, part-time non-exempt employees and volunteers.
Responsible for supervision, operations and maintenance of indoor pool, outdoor pool and waterpark and adaptive pool.
Develops, supervises and schedules all aquatic related training for the organization.
Recruits, trains, develop and recognize program staff and volunteers.
Supervises and coordinates the SPLASH/SAW program.
Supervises and coordinates Aquatics Summer Camp.
Implements year-round revenue generating aquatics programs for program participants/members.
Organizes and coordinates revenue-generating rentals for all in house and outside groups to include: MCG, PT’s, adaptive, swim lessons, swim team, water fitness and aquatic birthday parties.
Develops and monitors program budget to meet fiscal objectives.
Promotes and incorporates the YMCA four core values and character development into all program activities and interaction with members and guests.
Performs lifeguard and swim instructor duties as required.
Maintains accurate records, statistics and reports for control and evaluation of all programs.
Ensures that the Association Aquatics Manual is current.
Serves as Certified Pool Operator for association, monitoring daily pool operations to adhere to all state, local and YMCA health & safety regulations.
Purchases and maintains all program equipment and supplies.
Assists in marketing and distribution of program information.
Ensures the safety of all aquatic facility patrons, enforces all facility, rules and regulations.
Supports and embraces the “Membership Experience” philosophy and member involvement model.
Participates in the Aquatics Cabinet for the association.
Monitors, updates and maintain accurate record of staff certifications.
Establish and monitor risk management policies, procedures and best practices.
Responds to all member and community inquiries and complaints on a timely basis.
Maintains a cooperative working relationship with all staff, volunteers and members.
Accepts and demonstrates the Character Development Values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility.
Actively participates and supports the annual campaign.
Performs all other duties as assigned.
One to two years related experience preferred.
Current Lifeguard Certification required.
YMCA or American Red Cross Life Guard Instructor.
Pool Operator (local, state or nationally recognized certification).
YMCA or American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor.
Current CPRO/FA Certification.
Typical requirements within 30 days of hire include completion of: Child Abuse Prevention, CPR, First Aid, AED, Bloodborne Pathogens.
A minimum of two years water management experience
Administrative skills are desirable but not required
Bachelor’s Degree with major emphasis on recreation and aquatics or comparable training and work experience.
CPR/ First Aid Trainer certification preferred.
Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.
Thorough knowledge and application of life guarding surveillance and rescue techniques.
The ability to instruct, assign, supervise, and evaluate life guarding staff and pool managers in the performance of their duties.
About The Family YMCA of Greater Augusta
The Family YMCA of Greater Augusta is part of a nonprofit organization of over 2,700 Ys located in 10,000 communities across the United States dedicated to strengthening the communities that they serve. With a focus on developing the potential of youth, improving individual health and well-being, and giving back to and supporting communities, your participation brings about meaningful change not just within yourself, but also in your community. The YMCA is a cause-driven organization focused on three key areas: youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. We believe a strong community can only be achieved when we invest in our kids, our health, and our neighbors. Our programs, services, and initiatives enable youth to realize their potential, offer families ways to have fun together, empower people to be healthier in spirit, mind and body, welcome and embrace newcomers and help foster social responsibility.
-- 64 locations includes: 10 branches, a Child Development Center, Camp Lakeside, 7 Head Start Sites, 40 Primetime after-school sites and 16 summer camp locations.
-- Operate in 9 counties: Aiken, Barnwell, Columbia, Lincoln, Jefferson, McDuffie, Richmond, Bu...rke, and Warren.
-- Nearly 50,000 members, with an additional 50,000+program participants annually including: 5,597 adult and youth swimmers, 9,603 campers, 4,540 young athletes, and 5,394 adult athletes and wellness program participants.
-- $2 Million in Scholarships given away in 2018.
-- One of the top 10 largest employers in the C.S.R.A. with over 1,500 employees.