Jan 16, 2019
POSITION SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the Executive Branch Director - APB, the Senior Director of Competitive Swimming is responsible for the leadership and direction of the YMCA’s Competitive Swimming program ensuring that all aspects of the program fulfill the mission, vision, and goals of the YMCA. OUR CULTURE AND COMMITMENT: The YMCA of the Triangle is made up of people of all ages and from every walk of life working side by side with us to strengthen our community. Our mission compels us to embrace, reflect and celebrate the richness of diversity within each other and the many communities we serve with purpose and intentionality every day. We are welcoming and inclusive: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Provides vision, leadership, and management of the day-to-day operations of the successful, values-oriented YMCA of the Triangle competitive swimming program, including: senior competitive teams, age group competitive teams, junior competitor programs and masters programs. This includes regular visits to each of the 8 sites to ensure high standards of program quality and excellence as well as positive relationships with all staff, parents and athletes. Recruits and hires diverse staff and volunteer teams across multiple dimensions of diversity. In coordination with Learning and Leadership Development, ensures that all staff are developing as Cause-driven leaders by implementing individual development plans. Provides vision, leadership, and management to the Senior Swim Coaches and Age Group Head Coaches, while also providing support to all part time staff that includes coaching and leadership traits to ensure a high quality swim program. Models relationship-building skills in all interactions. Leads implementation of open, clear, consistent and effective communication with athletes, parents, branch staff, volunteers and coaches. Actively builds collaborative working relationships with branch aquatic directors, YMCA associate branch directors, and YMCA administration. Abides by the YMCA of the USA Swimming and Diving, ASCA, and USA Swimming Code of Ethics. Serves as an ambassador to the community by actively promoting the YMCA aquatics and wellness programs. Manages all aspects of YOTA’s financial and business functions ensuring budgeted goals are met while following all Association business guidelines. Drafts monthly financial reports for Executive Branch Director. Proactively manages team expenses and deck management of assistant coaches. Works in conjunction with Association business team members to achieve stated goals. Leads YOTA Annual Campaign strategy to ensure that staff are engaged in branch or association campaigns by attending events, recruiting volunteers, articulating case for giving and successfully fundraising. Regularly provides coaching support on deck at all levels to ensure consistency across sites as well as provides technical guidance and coaching to all staff. Develops and implements a program performance strategy while regularly analyzing and evaluating overall YOTA team strategy to ensure alignment. This includes coordinating athlete advancement process to ensure consistent implementation across all sites. Works with senior athletes, senior swim coaches, and parents to ensure that athlete development plans are created and timelines are understood and supported. This includes developing and supporting plans for athletes interested in swimming in college. Works with site coaches to provide opportunities for family involvement. These opportunities include volunteering at meets, individual meetings, parent council, Swim for Life support, Annual Campaign support and special event participation. Lends leadership and guidance to the APB Branch by supporting the Executive Branch Director in planning and implementing Branch Meetings while also meeting bi weekly to help analyze data and determine direction of the branch. Develop and maintain relationships with all outside vendors. This includes understanding current and future pool space needs to ensure they are met, managing major YOTA events such as Capital Classic and end of year banquet, sponsorship plans, and meet schedules. Other duties and responsibilities assigned by supervisor. LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES: Advancing our Mission & Cause: Provide visionary leadership to the organization and to ensure that all resources are mobilized to adapt to new challenges and needs in the community Building Relationships: Connect people to the Y’s cause by developing inclusive relationships, partnerships and collaborations so that Y’s can co-create solutions to pressing social needs Leading Operations: Ensure relevance, effectiveness, and sustainability of the organization so that we can continue to fulfill our promise to the community Developing & Inspiring People: Support the holistic development of self and others so that everyone can embrace the Y’s cause, sustain the Y’s culture, and inspire others to take individual and collective action to further our impact Minimum Requirements QUALIFICATIONS: Prefers a baccalaureate undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university with at least 5 years coaching experience, including age group coaching. Models a commitment to the YMCA Mission, Cause, values and leadership competency model. Strong ability to be an engaging presence leading staff and programs. Strong organizational and planning skills. Outstanding communication skills, the ability to determine and set priorities, manage his/her staff members work schedule; as well as, the capacity to handle multiple tasks appropriately in a fast paced work environment. Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community. Multi-lingual desired but not required. Prefers ASCA level 4 swimming coach certifications. Proven skills in human relations, public speaking, program management, and volunteer development. Maintain necessary certifications including CPR, First Aid, Coaches Safety Training and Lifeguard training. WORK ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Requires vision, speech, and hearing to normal range, with or without accommodations made of sufficient nature for the completion of assigned tasks. Ability to communicate clearly through written and verbal communication. Ability to lift and carry a maximum of 20 pounds. Ability to stand, walk, bend, stoop, pull and push. Must have a valid drivers license and have the ability to drive. Ability to adapt to change quickly, work under stressful conditions on a regular basis, and take the responsibility for the health and safety of others.
YMCA of the Triangle Raleigh, NC, USA Full time