Feb 15, 2024

Aquatics Coordinator (McBurney YMCA)

  • YMCA of Greater New York
  • New York, NY, USA
Full time Assistant Aquatics Director

Job Description

Salary: $18.04 - $25.26 Hourly

To help fulfill our mission, we cultivate a culture of learning, leading, and collaboration to enhance community impact. Through our talented staff and “LEAP” career framework (Leadership, Empowerment, Accountability, Personal Growth), we are committed to a people-first approach that fosters trust, inclusion, growth, and development for all. 

The McBurney YMCA is seeking an Aquatics Coordinator who will assist the Aquatics Director in providing leadership to the department’s staff. Follows all YMCA and DOH aquatic standards to maintain safety for all aquatic programs in and around the swim area. Serves as a model to promote and demonstrate professional demeanor (uniform and positive attitude) to other aquatics staff.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Follow YMCA Lifeguard Rescue Ready and YMCA Swim Instructor Ready protocols.
  • Attend mandatory in-service training on a monthly basis and assist the Aquatics Director in running in-service training.
  • Know and understand the Emergency Action Plan and Emergency Evacuation Routes.
  • Enforce aquatics safety rules consistently and fairly.
  • Maintain positive relationships with members and staff. Show members and colleagues respect by listening carefully and showing empathy when dealing with a difficult situation.
  • Assists the Aquatics Director with staffing, recruiting, training, hiring and evaluating lifeguards, swim instructor and water exercise instructors.
  • Assists the Aquatics Director with scheduling staff and programs. Also assists with developing, implementing, tracking and controlling department budget in accordance with the YMCA branch and association budget guidelines.
  • Assists with reviewing program capacity and scheduling regarding efficiency and revenue.
  • Act as Manager on Duty for the branch.

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • Associate degree.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience supervising Lifeguards and Swim Instructors.
  • Must be 21 years old or older.
  • Current YMCA Lifeguard certification or equivalent (must attain YMCA LG certification within 90 days of hire).
  • Current YMCA Swim Lesson Instructor certification or equivalent (must attain YMCA Swim Lesson Instructor certification within 120 days of hire).
  • Current Basic Life Support, First Aid and Emergency Oxygen.
  • Demonstrate swim strokes, lifeguard rescues and BLS/FA/EO skills.
  • Maintain certification level of physical and mental readiness.
  • Responsible for recertification before expiration.
  • Certifications to attain within 180 days of hire: YMCA Pool Operator or equivalent and YMCA Aquatics Management.
  • Certifications to attain within 1 year of hire: YMCA Introduction to Fiscal Management and YMCA Lifeguard Instructor and YMCA Supervision.
  • Must be willing to work flexible hours, including weekends and holidays.


The YMCA of Greater New York offers a variety of benefits to its staff members, including retirement benefits, medical, paid time off, free YMCA membership, and more! Benefit eligibility is determined by an individual’s employment status (i.e., full-time or part-time), tenure, and/or the number of hours scheduled to work. Click here for more information.

How to Apply:
If you would like to be a member of our dynamic team, please complete our online application and submit your résumé and a thoughtful cover letter that explains your interest in the role and our organization.

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