Apr 10, 2024

Aquatics Director - Cape Ann YMCA

  • YMCA of the North Shore
  • Gloucester, MA, USA
Full time Aquatic Director

Job Description

Are you an experienced manager with the ability to lead and inspire a team?  Are you interested in utilizing your experience to ensure the safety and well-being of others by providing access to important programs and services in the community? This may be the opportunity for you?

As the Aquatics Director at the Cape Ann YMCA you will help support our community and members by ensuring the safe operating and robust  programming of our Aquatics center.  The Aquatics Director is responsible for all aspects of the instructional and recreational aquatics overseeing two indoor pools, and one outdoor seasonal pool. The Cape Ann YMCA provides swim lessons to youth weekly, offers aqua activities for all ages, and is host to local Swim Teams and regular rentals.  Key responsibilities of this role include recruiting, retaining, and transitioning swimmers of all ages and abilities through the programs, and working collaboratively with the competitive team to achieve a successful conversion rate of instructional swimmers to the competitive program. Through strong leadership, efficient planning, high-quality engagement, and direct service, the Aquatics Director manages staff, provides guidance on the technical and physical skills of swimming, creates a fun environment that develops long-lasting relationships, a sense of achievement and belonging, while fostering a lifelong love of swimming.  The incumbent in this role will enjoy connecting with participants and visitors of all ages, have the ability to carry out Aquatics initiatives that meet the goals of the organization, and have a strong skillset in planning and leading others. Cape Ann is a fast growing Y and we are also looking to build a Swim Team at this location. 

To thrive in this role you must have a background of progressive aquatics experience leading to the oversight and management of multiple team members, previous experience maintaining the functions of an aquatics center, and the ability to successfully prioritize and respond to a variety of tasks including the emergency response to members of visitors in the pool.  You must have the ability to engage and direct others as well as provide instructions and assessments to staff and members in the pool.

In addition to quality work environment our YMCA offers competitive salaries, benefits and professional development opportunities including;

  • Paid training and development

  • Advancement and growth opportunities within our seven YMCA locations.

  • Free YMCA membership and employee discounts on programs.

  • Health and dental insurance for full time employees.

  • 3 weeks paid vacation in addition to generous paid sick and personal time for full time staff.

  • Retirement fund with 8% company contribution (once vested/no match required).

  • Employer funded life insurance.


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