May 17, 2023

Senior Aquatics Director

  • YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties
  • 2261 Homer Jones Dr, Bremerton, WA 98310
Full time Aquatic Director

Job Description

The YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties is seeking a passionate, professional, and positive Senior Aquatics Director to join our team in Bremerton, WA. 

Our thriving, YMCA Aquatics Programs focus on empowering people in all forms, by improving health and well-being and developing swimmers of all abilities. Our dedicated and knowledgeable team has a passion for aquatics resulting in a 100+ swim team with nationally ranked swimmers. 

The YMCA Senior Aquatics Director is responsible for the development, implementation, leadership, and growth of the Bremerton Family YMCA Aquatics Department. Responsibilities include:

  • Ensure day-to-day operations run smoothly and meet the needs of the community.
  • Responsible for program development, administration, and fiscal management.
  • Provide excellent service to members, participants, and staff. 
  • Provide an impactful staff experience by recruiting and hiring, training and developing, supervising and evaluating employees and volunteers to ensure staff are representative of the mission of the YMCA. 
  • Ensure that safety procedures are followed and that all programs/pool decks are in compliance with YMCA standards, all regulations, and other applicable standards
  • Ensure that all aquatics staff and swim instructors are certified, trained, and deliver quality programs that meet member needs and YMCA standards.
  • Create and sustain an environment that values all people for their unique talents.
  • Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with community organizations and members. 


  • Five years of aquatics experience as a lifeguard, swim instructor, water exercise, and/or coaching experience is highly preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent experience that includes leadership, fiscal management, program development, and staff development. 
  • Committed to valuing and promoting diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment.
  • Ability to work effectively with people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities, to communicate effectively, build rapport, and maintain positive relations with YMCA members, staff, and leadership.
  • Must possess effective interpersonal, verbal, and written skills to educate participants, parents, and members on the YMCA Aquatics programs.
  • Ability to lead by example and foster an environment of respect and care. 
  • Must be able to be organized, proactive, and know how to get things done.
  • Must have current Lifeguard, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED, First Aid, and Oxygen certifications.  

Compensation: 65,478 to 68,000 a year depending on experience

Hours: Full-Time, Exempt Position


  • Medical, Dental, and Vision benefit plan options
  • YMCA paid Life and Long-term Disability Insurance 
  • Opportunity to participate in the YMCA 403(b) retirement saving plan. After 2 years of Full-Time employment, the YMCA will contribute 8% of your monthly earnings
  • Accrual of 15 days of paid vacation (vacation accruals increase with years of service)  
  • 8 paid Holidays/Floating Holidays per year
  • Paid Sick Leave accrued at 1.23 hours for every 40 hours worked per year
  • Employee Assistance Plan (EAP), Digital mental health counseling platform, Wellness program, and LifeMart employee discount center 
  • Professional training, education, and certification opportunities
  • 50% discount on YMCA child care and 20% discount on YMCA programs and merchandise 
  • Mobile carrier plan discount (22% AT&T, 21% T-Mobile, and 19% Verizon) 
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness eligibility for Full-Time employees


Location: Bremerton Family YMCA, Bremerton, WA  

Ignite your Passion, Live the Y Cause, and Join our Team! To apply visit our website at

The YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties is committed to diversity and inclusion throughout our organization and is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Women/Minority/Veteran/Disabled. 

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