Apr 23, 2024

Aquatic Director

  • Waynesboro Area YMCA
  • Waynesboro, PA, USA
Full time Aquatic Director

Job Description

Waynesboro Area YMCA is looking to fill a leadership vacancy in our organization. This position will oversee all aquatic programs, staff, and daily operations of two indoor pools.

Job Description

Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Aquatics Director will be responsible for scheduling and implementing both swim lessons and aquatic fitness classes as well as overall pool programming.  This is a supervisory role that oversees instructors, lifeguards, and one part-time direct report. The Aquatics Director will oversee the financial planning and budgeting for the department under the guidance of the Executive Director. A successful candidate will be knowledgeable of water safety and aquatic best practices. A friendly customer service attitude is imperative.

If your knowledge and experience include coaching Swim Teams, you may serve as Head Swim Team Coach. You may create season plans, daily training programs, hire and supervise assistant coaches, organize/attend swim meets, coordinate with local governing body, and work with the team parent association.


·        Bachelor's degree or equivalent preferred

·        One to two years of related professional experience preferred including supervisory leadership; ability to demonstrate Team Leader Competencies

·        Minimum age requirement of 21

·        Lifeguard certification required, YMCA or American Red Cross Certified Lifeguard Instructor preferred.

·        Typical requirements within 30-90 days of hire include CPR; First Aid; AED; PA Pesticides License, USA/YMCA Coaching Certifications.

·        Ability to obtain Background/Child Abuse clearances and training immediately upon hire.

·        Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.

·        Competitive coaching experience preferred. ASCA certification preferred


·        Have advanced knowledge of aquatic best practices, operations and trends


Essential Functions

·        Directs and supervises program activities to meet the needs of the members and the Y

·        Establishes new programs/activities and expands program offerings as needed

·        Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with community organizations.

·        Recruit, hire, train, develop, schedule and direct personnel and volunteers as needed.

Review and evaluate staff performance.

Develop strategies to motivate staff and achieve goals.

Ensure records of staff certifications are current and complete.

·        Monitors programs for quality and ensures the safety of all participants

·        Monitor daily pool operations to adhere to all state, local and YMCA health and safety regulations.

    • Conduct and ensure proper maintenance of pools.
    • Secure and schedule pool facilities.
    • Maintain accurate records of pool chemical levels and facility maintenance.
    • Ensure first aid equipment and supplies are stocked and up to date.

·        Assists in the marketing and distribution of program information including updating operations software.

·        Develops and monitors the program budget to meet fiscal objectives.

·        Responds to all member and community inquiries and complaints in a timely manner.

·        Liaise with the Board of Director Committee Chair and Swim Team Parents Association

·        Conduct lifeguarding, swim instruction, First Aid and CPR training.

·        Coordinate all aspects of the Waves Swim Team

    • Season planning
    • On deck coaching
    • Attend parent association meetings
    • Coordinate and maintain coaching credentials for staff
    • Attend league meetings
    • Generate yearly competition schedule
    • Coordinate pool usage with local high school program


Required Certifications

·        Valid Driver’s License & Clean Driving Record

·        Current or Completed within 90 days of employment

    • Must pass required Background/Child Abuse clearances and training immediately upon hire
    • Complete CPR/AED, First Aid, and Lifeguard Certification
    • CPO training/ PA Pesticide license
    • YMCA and USA Swimming coaching certifications, if available



$50,000 - $55,000.00, Full- time salary exempt with benefits including health, PTO, and 8% unmatched retirement when vested. Relocation package negotiable if applicable.

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