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Director of Aquatic Programming and Services

Company: YMCA of the USA
Location: Oak Park
Posted on: February 17, 2021

Job Description:

Director of Aquatic Programming and Services CHECK OUT THIS EXCITING OPPORTUNITY TO JOIN A TEAM OF FINANCIAL DEVELOPMENT PROFESSIONALS WITH THE WEST COOK YMCA YMCA The West Cook YMCAs Location Oak Park, IL 60302-3103 Job Description The Director of Aquatic Programming and Services supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit, charitable organization committed to strengthening community through Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility. The Director intentionally fosters a cause-centered culture that is welcoming, genuine, hopeful, nurturing, and determined while also managing high-quality, member-focused aquatics programs. The Director is responsible for providing a consistent highquality member experience and increasing retention and enrollment in all aquatics programming and services. This is accomplished through hiring, onboarding, training of quality staff, building relationships, communication with members, recruitment of new participants, retaining current participants, collaborations within the community, and program development. Qualifications --- Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent --- Minimum of 2 years of prior aquatic supervisory and training experience --- The ability to lead, motivate, and inspire others to be successful in their aquatic health and wellness goals --- Exceptional communication skills and the ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic backgrounds --- Proficient swimming skills --- Physical ability to use aquatics equipment to successfully rescue a 200lb person --- Within the first 90 days, YMCA or Red Cross trainer level certification must be completed in following areas: Lifeguard Instructor - Swim Lesson Instructor - Water Fitness Instructor - Aquatic Management - National Swimming Pool Foundation Certified Pool/Spa Operator Certification Essential Functions 1. Prepare annual program budgets and ensure your department's financial benchmarks +/- 3% of budget to actual by effectively managing day to day operations, driving revenue, and monitoring departmental expenses. 2. Enable proactive, clear, effective, and timely internal communications to ensure a positive and 3. Identify, collect, and interpret data so that it enables informed decision making and ensures the achievement of key performance indicators. 4. Ensure a safe and clean pool environment and maintain high-quality delivery of aquatic programs to members, participants, and guests, making the YMCA a community leader in Aquatics. 5. Direct and supervise program activities to meet the needs of the community; establishes new and expands program activities within the community in accordance with strategic and operating plans. Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with community organizations. 6. Recruits and hires diverse staff across multiple dimensions of diversity. Onboards and develops them for success. Conducts lifeguarding, swim instruction, First Aid and CPR trainings and audits. Ensure records of staff certifications are up-to-date and complete. 7. Monitors daily pool operations to adhere to all state, local and YMCA health and safety regulations. Conducts and ensures proper maintenance of pools. Identified, secures and schedules external pool facilities. Maintains accurate records of pool chemical levels and facility maintenance. 8. Work collaboratively with the competitive team to ensure progression from instructional to team, be well versed in team schedules and details to provide high quality service to families. 9. All other duties as directed or required for the overall success of the organization. Cause-Driven Leadership-- Competencies Values: Demonstrates in word and action the Y's core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility and a commitment to the Y's mission, in all matters at all times. Quality Results: Demonstrates and fosters a strong commitment to achieving goals in a manner that Functional Expertise: Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level of accomplishment Relationships: Builds authentic relationships in the service of enhancing individual and team performance to support the Y's work Developing Others: Recognizes and acts on the need to continually develop others' capabilities to attain the highest level of performance possible Required Certifications --- Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent

Keywords: YMCA of the USA, Oak Park , Director of Aquatic Programming and Services, Executive , Oak Park, Illinois

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