Mar 31, 2023

Aquatic Coordinator

  • Metro YMCA of the Oranges
  • Hamburg, NJ, USA
Full time Team Administrator

Job Description

We are an all - inclusive organization joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility. As a growing, mission focused, and future-oriented association of YMCAs, the Metro YMCA of the Oranges has an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated, mission-driven, candidate to join our team.

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Under the general direction of the Senior Aquatic Director, the Aquatic Coordinator will be responsible for the day to day pool deck operations while maintaining safe swimming conditions. The Aquatic Coordinator will prepare the Lifeguard schedule, train and supervise the staff to ensure member safety and engagement in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures.  


  • Develop and manage the Lifeguard schedule for optimal pool supervision and safety
  • Work with Director to recruit, hire, train and direct staff and volunteers as assigned; review and evaluate staff performance to develop strategies to motivate staff and achieve goals in accordance with Branch and Association guidelines
  • Ensure all operations meet consistent safety standards. Monitor operations to adhere to state, local and YMCA health and safety policies
  • Conduct and ensure proper maintenance of the pool. Maintain accurate records of chemical levels and facility maintenance
  • Supervise lifeguards and swim instructors
  • Ensure aquatic staff certifications are valid and keep accurate records of such
  • Offer and facilitate staff trainings, including life guarding, swim instructions, First Aid and CPR trainings
  • Coordinate pool schedule with branch Directors to ensure quality and safe programming
  • Manage first aid supplies including the monthly testing of emergency equipment including the AED, Oxygen tanks, etc.
  • Cover Lifeguard shifts or instruct group or private swim lessons as needed
  • Birthday party coordination and supervision of programs
  • Assist in the marketing and distribution of program information
  • Work with Senior Aquatic Director to monitor program budget to meet fiscal objectives
  • Participate in Association Quality and Business Development Teams
  • Participate in trainings or workshops which will enhance professional growth
  • Participate in and support the Annual Support Campaign and play a leadership role in the campaign at the YMCA
  • Maintain professional and courteous demeanor and positive attitude when interacting with staff, members or parents
  • As a member of the Key staff, share responsibility for the administration of the success for the overall Branch performance and help maintain a positive image for the YMCA
  • Demonstrate and model the YMCA’s four core values; caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.
  • Exhibit personal and professional behavior in a manner consistent with the best interest of the Association, so as not to bring discredit to the Association.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 


Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Y’s values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Recruits volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them. Supports fund-raising.

 Collaboration: Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions. Builds rapport and relates well to others. Seeks first to understand the other person’s point of view, and remains calm in challenging situations. Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively. Takes initiative to assist in developing others.

 Operational Effectiveness: Makes sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to another. Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experience. Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work and actively participates in meetings. Follows budgeting policies and procedures, and reports all financial irregularities immediately. Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members.

 Personal Growth: Pursues self-development that enhances job performance. Demonstrates an openness to change, and seeks opportunities in the change process. Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths and limitations and how they impact relationships. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.


  • Minimum High School Diploma.
  • Possess current Lifeguard, Lifeguard Instructor and Water Safety Instructor Certifications.
  • Minimum 3 years of commensurate experience in a supervisory/management position.
  • Knowledge of fiscal management; ability to understand financial reports, including budgetary guidelines and expenditures.
  • Strong organizational skills and detail oriented.
  • Ability to demonstrate problem solving and independent judgement and making all decisions within the guidelines of the YMCA.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of individuals from all social and economic segments of the community.
  • Excellent customer service, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Must have flexible work schedule. 


Sufficient strength, ability, agility and mobility to perform essential functions and to perform activities in a wide variety of indoor and outdoor locations.

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