The YMCA of the Iowa Mississippi Valley, located in Davenport, IA, has an excellent advancement opportunity for an up and coming Aquatics Coordinator and/or Swim Team Coach! We are currently seeking a results-driven leader with demonstrated impact to lead our Aquatics and Swim Team program for our North YMCA branch location.
For over 160 years, the YMCA of the Iowa Mississippi Valley has been an integral part of the Quad Cities area. With 6 branches, numerous child care locations, and Camp Abe Lincoln, we continue to grow and strengthen the community to bring about positive change. The Quad Cities area, on the Mississippi River, is home to more than 27,000 businesses including John Deere World Headquarters, Arconic, Kraft, Exelon, and a major military installation - the Rock Island Arsenal. We have low cost of living, great school systems, and several higher education institutions. Here you can experience a variety of extra-curricular activities similar to those found in big cities but with a small-town feel such as arts, baseball, big-name concerts and events, and much more!
The qualified candidate will possess at a minimum:
As a full-time, salary/exempt employee, the qualified candidate will receive a competitive benefit package to include:
The Aquatics Director/Head Swim Team Coach will create, implement, manage and model systems and practices that support extraordinary member/participant experiences. The primary goal is to build an overall program that increases reach and impact and become a leader of top-rate aquatics/swim team programs in the community.
The Aquatics Director/Swim Team Coach is primarily responsible for coaching the Swim Team and managing the aquatics staff. This person will also develop and implement new and innovative programs following trends in aquatics, swim team, and other program areas.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Requires physical ability to remove a grown adult from a body of water, move grown adult 100 feet, lift a minimum of 50 lbs, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, stand, swim, walk, balancing, and climb. While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to talk and/or hear. While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to talk and/or hear. The employee will regularly be required to see at close and distant vision, have good peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to a variety of environments which can include but are not limited to, office settings, pools, gymnasiums, and outdoors. The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and varying fitness equipment. The noise level in the work environment can vary from quiet to moderate during office hours and moderate too loud during event hours. This position works a varied work week as determined by the needs required to manage operations and events of which can include working evening, weekend, and additional hours to accommodate program and other activities representing the organization and branch operation.
1 Must be able to pass background check
2. Mandatory Reporter*
3. Lifeguarding/CPR/First Aid/AED certification required
4. Swim Coach Certification preferred, required within 3 months of hire
5. Swim Lesson Instructor certification by YMCA or American Red Cross must be obtained within 3 months of hire.
*Note: If not currently certified, must obtain certification within 30 days of hire. The * noted certification training programs are provided by YMCA staff.