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YMCA: Somerville Family YMCA

Location: Somerville, NJ

Job Description:

The Somerset Valley YMCA operates a competitive Swim Team and strives to enable swimmers to grow as individuals, achieve their goals as swimmers and expand their overall potential in a nurturing, safe, yet demanding environment. In doing so, we develop enthusiastic, dedicated swimmers who are capable of responding to the demands of a highly competitive program. As six (6) time New Jersey State YMCA Champions, we strive to remain a top-level USA Swimming Silver medal program and to become a highly competitive swimming force at both the regional and national levels.

We are seeking a dynamic, inspiring leader to join our management team and continue the Swim Team's success. The team consists of over 450 swimmers with a budget size of $650,000 which operates out of a 20,000 square foot aquatics facility in Bridgewater, NJ with a 10-lane lap pool and various regional satellite facilities.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage competitive Swim Team program including preparation and implementation of practice workouts focused on development of competitive skills as well as teamwork, persistence, positive attitude, and core values.
  • Recruit, hire, train, evaluate, develop, schedule and direct coaching staff and volunteers as needed.
  • Develop strategies to motivate staff and achieve goals
  • Accurately enter swim meet information and communication to parents in a timely, professional manner.
  • Assist management team with monitoring daily pool operations to adhere to all state, local and YMCA health and safety regulations.
  • Assist management team with conducting and ensuring proper maintenance of pools.
  • Secure and schedule pool facilities.
  • Build effective, authentic relationships with community partners, parents and support the swim team.
  • Work directly with the Swim Team Parents Organization to promote and support the swim team.
  • Create, target, and distribute marketing of program information.
  • Develop and monitor program budget to meet fiscal objectives.
  • Maintain knowledge of industry trends and safety regulations.
  • Assist in YMCA fund raising activities and special events as assigned.
  • Follow all YMCA policies, rules, regulations, and procedures including emergency safety procedures.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • ASCA Level 3 or higher certification
  • Coach in good standing with USA Swimming
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of professional responsible experience in staff supervision and leadership
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, communication and motivational skills
  • YMCA Aquatics programming or operations experience a plus.
  • Experience with swim meet and team management software such as Team Manager, Meet Manager, or Team Unify ( a plus)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Current CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED, and First Aid certifications.
  • Current Oxygen Administration certification
  • Current Lifeguard Certification

Salary: $45,000 - $65,000

Additional Compensation Details:

Salary commensurate with experience. We offer a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, retirement and paid time off. Complimentary YMCA membership and staff program discounts.


Send resume including cover letter, salary history/ requirements, and 3 professional references to:

Apply By Email:

Resumes until: 7/14/2014

Contact: Sarah Nathans

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