Aug 06, 2019

Senior Aquatics Director

  • YMCA of South Florida
  • Weston, FL, USA
Full time Aquatic Director

Job Description

The YMCA of South Florida's Weston Aquatic Center is now hiring a Senior Aquatics Director.  The Senior Aquatics Director is responsible for preparing and administering departmental budget, coordinating swim lessons and Safe Start, as well as developing new programs. In addition, the Senior Aquatics Director will manage the Aquatics staff to include hiring and training of staff as well as ensuring that all safety and risk management procedures are followed.

Essential Functions:

  • Meets all assigned program enrollment and program quality benchmarks by marketing and promoting the Aquatics Program.
  • Ensures that the Weston Aquatics program follows the program standards, policies, and guidelines of the YMCA of the USA as well as state and local codes.
  • Assist with Broward County Aquatics Mobile Van schedule.
  • Seek out opportunities and partnerships in the community to provide free and paid swim lessons at community pools, housing complexes, private facilities.
  • Provide oversight of the Swim 4 Jenny grant activation and programming details throughout Broward and Miami Dade County.
  • Research and apply for other funding sources surrounding aquatics, such as grants and underwriting opportunities.
  • Oversee, in conjunction with the Director of Competitive Swim Programs, the swim team at Weston.
  • Prepares and controls the annual income and expenses for the budget in the Aquatics Department.
  • Coordinates schedules of participants for each season and class.
  • Keeps abreast of safety and Risk Management and emergency procedures.
  • Maintains accident reports, records of equipment and safety Inspection, aquatic inservices and health code records.
  • Recruit, hire, train and manage all staff.
  • Audit lifeguard skills, certifications and in service documentation to ensure all staff are within association policy and standard.
  • Provide training to staff in lifeguarding, CPR, first aid, oxygen.
  • Assist with the development of member communication material, brochures, newsletter, PSA's target marketing materials and in-house information.
  • Maintain program areas at the YMCA and off-site locations in a clean, orderly and safe manner.
  • Recruits Annual Campaign volunteers and assists in raising dollars for AC annually; staff campaign yearly
  • Serve as a member of the management team as Manager On Duty

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Health, Physical Education or related field, preferred.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of Aquatics program experience with a budget exceeding 500K.
  • Minimum of 5 years of supervisory experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to interact with individuals at all levels.
  • Must possess excellent communication, supervisory, fiscal management and organizational skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Must be organized and detail oriented.
  • Bilingual, English and Spanish, a plus.

Certificates and Licenses:

  • YMCA Lifeguard Certified, Red Cross Lifeguard Certified, Certified Pool Operator and Swim Instructor Certified, preferred.
  • First Aid/CPR/AED, CPRO and oxygen administration certified.
  • YMCA certifications must be completed within 90 days of hire.
  • YMCA Team Leader certification preferred but not required. 
  • OSHA Training for hazardous materials

As a condition of employment, you will be required to submit to and satisfactorily clear a thorough Level II fingerprinting background screening.

The YMCA of South Florida is a Drug Free Workplace and is committed to the policy of Equal Opportunity prohibiting discrimination in employment because of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, political affiliation, age or disability.


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