Are you a passionate leader looking for adventure and the opportunity to manage your very own community aquatics program? Come join our team at HealthFitness and we will send you on an adventure of a lifetime! We are looking for an Aquatics Manager at our client community center located in Bethel, Alaska! As the Aquatics Manager, you will be responsible for providing swimming and water safety instruction, assisting with administration of aquatic programs, providing supervision and training for swim instructors and lifeguards, assisting with youth programs, and assisting with aquatic maintenance and cleanliness within the facility. You will also have the opportunity to assist with increasing community engagement at the center by developing and implementing healthy community activities.
The YK Fitness Center is a relatively new facility with opportunities for a nimble, innovative individual to help shape the direction of their position. We are the only public recreational facility in Bethel and an essential part of the health, safety and well-being of the Bethel community. Our primary goals are to reduce drowning rates and improve overall wellness for the community. Join us and help us achieve our goals. The aquatics area of the center includes a six-lane competition-sized swimming pool (25 yards), two-story water slide, a shallow pool with zero point wheelchair accessibility, and jetted hot tub. Currently, the facility is open for swimming almost 100 hours a week and offers a variety of swimming and fitness classes to members of the Bethel community. Visit our website at ykfitness.org for more details about the facility.
The ideal candidate for this position is passionate about swimming and water safety; has a background in teaching swimming, Lifeguarding and water safety; holds a current Lifeguard Certification; has experience training and managing lifeguard staff; and experience maintaining an aquatic facility.
This is a full-time (benefits eligible) position that will require evening and weekend hours.
Applicants must meet hiring requirements including, but not limited to, pre-employment drug test.
Provide fun, engaging swimming and water safety instruction to youth and adults of all ages and ability levels. Classes include American Red Cross Learn to Swim levels, high school swim instruction for gym credit, youth competition swimming, adult fitness swimming and clinics, private swim lessons, educational classes and workshops, and more!
Responsible for training, management and supervision of Lifeguards and aquatic instructional staff, including the development and implementation of in-service training and evaluations.
Act as Lifeguard and Facility Supervisor.
Develop, implement, manage and deliver a variety of aquatic activities to improve engagement and health and wellness within the community.
Assist with facility maintenance and cleaning.
Other duties as needed/assigned.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND CERTIFICATIONS:
American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Certification.
American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification.
A minimum of 5 years of experience teaching a range of swim levels and water safety skills.
Experience managing and supervising aquatic staff in a positive, corrective way.
Ability to engage all levels of students in a fun, interactive manner.
Ability to lead fun, engaging youth activities both in and out of the water.
Experience developing, implementing and managing community activities and events.
Ability to be a positive role model for staff and patrons.
Must be self-motivated and able to stay on task with minimal supervision.
Ability to effectively prioritize and complete assigned tasks.
American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor certification.
Water Safety Instructor Trainer.
Certified Pool Operator certification.
Bachelor’s degree in Recreation or related field.
Experience in swim meet event management.
Experience teaching Water Exercise/Fitness classes.
Internal Number: 20200121
About HealthFitness at YK Fitness Center
HealthFitness is the leading provider of employee health improvement services to Fortune 500 companies, the health care industry and individual customers. HealthFitness serves more than 300 clients globally via on-site management and remotely via Web and telephonic services. HealthFitness employs more than 3,000 health and fitness professionals in national and international locations who are committed to the company’s mission of “improving the health and well-being of the people we serve.” For more information on HealthFitness, visit www.hfit.com