Aquatics Director

The YMCA of Virginia's Blue Ridge is seeking a dynamic, cause driven leader to serve as Aquatics Director at our new Botetourt Y.


Botetourt Family YMCA


Daleville, VA 24083

Job Description

The Aquatics Director is responsible for developing, implementing, coordinating, supervising and evaluating activities that relate to the aquatics department.


A High school degree or its equivalent with a bachelor’s degree preferred. A minimum of 2 years of Aquatics experience necessary. Project management, time management and multi-tasking skills necessary. Proficiency in computer skills with Microsoft office preferred. Previous experience in water safety, swim lesson, pool management, and swim team operation is essential. Strong communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills are necessary. Prior experience supervising or leading others is required. Must have current YMCA/Red Cross/Ellis Lifeguard certification, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED and First Aid certification.Swim Instructor, Water Fitness, Swim Team and Oxygen Administration (O2) certifications desired.

Essential Functions

Member Relationship, Loyalty and Involvement

  • Interpret, communicate, and promote Y mission, goals, and objectives to department employees, volunteer leaders, members, and the community.
  • Support branch/department initiatives related to membership retention and Annual Giving goals.
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with members and staff.

Operational Performance

  • Establish and evaluate aquatic emergency action procedures including training staff, planning effective communication systems and preventive action steps.
  • Promote, administer, and lead in development and implementation of aquatic programs and services.
  • Assure adequate lifeguard and program coverage for all shifts for all pool facilities and programs. Covers shifts when staff are absent or additional staff is required.
  • Responsible for ensuring appropriate pool water chemical balance, cleanliness in and around pool and locker rooms, and standard maintenance including backwashing, mechanical systems, and pool vacuuming.
  • Responsible for all aquatic rentals and staffing aquatic special events including, but not limited to swim meets, birthday parties, SCUBA and baptisms.

Management and Leadership

  • Responsible for the development and implementation of the department budget.Authorizes department expenditures within allotted budget; provides budget reports in a timely manner including budget preparation and monthly income/expense controls and justifications.
  • Supervise and manage all branch aquatic programs.
  • Maintain a high quality of standards, adhering to or surpassing the YMCA of Roanoke Valley aquatic standards.
  • Responsible for the operations of the aquatic department: train, schedule, supervise and evaluate all aquatic staff ensuring all aquatic and safety policies are followed and required certifications are up to date.
  • Promote, administer, and lead in the development and implementation of programs for special populations and services.
  • Develop and implement program of certification, training and in-service for all staff in assigned area. Conduct trainings and audits.
  • Enhance the experience of aquatic program participants by facilitating and initiating positive programs and good communication.
  • Provides support to swim team participants, parents, and coaches to ensure a successful program.Serves as a swim team coach as necessary to meet the goals and objectives of the YMCA.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Team Effectiveness

  • May act as a building supervisor for assigned evenings and “on-call” weekends.
  • Represent the branch at Aquatic Cabinet and Swim League meetings.

The YMCA of Virginia’s Blue Ridge 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, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.



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Resumes Accepted Until

Aug. 31, 2020

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