Aquatics Director

Manage day-to-day operations and strategic leadership in providing successful services and programs that add value to Y membership.


Glacial Community YMCA


Oconomowoc, WI 53066-4851

Job Description

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Direct development and ensure safety & quality of programs and services within the aquatics department.


• Bachelor’s degree in related field, preferred.

• Minimum 3 years related program administration & staff management experience, required.

• Willingness to attend meetings, training, and obtain additional certification as requested.

Essential Functions

• Ensure safe operation of aquatic programs and activities; adhering to Association policies, procedures, and guidelines.

• Hire, train, evaluate, and supervise staff and volunteers in accordance with Association Human Resource procedures and policies. Provide direction and leadership to all aquatic department staff including leadership support role, Aquatics Coordinator.

• Direct and supervise program activities and membership services to meet the needs of the community and contribute to member retention.

• Oversee swim team program and provide leadership to Head Swim Coach.

• Provide leadership in strategy building that will enhance and grow programs and services, for assigned areas.

• Develop, manage, and monitor program budgets in accordance with Association Finance Department procedures and policies.

• Direct and lead safety trainings, in-services, and training drills. Ensure all aquatic staff maintain current certifications required according to position(s) assigned.

• Provide guided assistance to like program areas throughout Association branch locations, as needed.

• Ensure sufficient staff-to-participant ratios for assigned programs and services, personally covering shifts if necessary.

• Maintain required compliance records specific to aquatics department facilities, programs, and activities.

• Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with community organizations, as assigned.

• Promptly respond to all emergency situations by adhering to the current emergency procedure guidelines and participate in ‘Manager on Duty’ schedule.

Cause-Driven Leadership® Competencies

Advancing Our Mission & Cause

• Provides resources, removes barriers, and acts as an advocate for those initiating change.

• Ensures programs and services meet community needs.

• Intentionally fosters a cause-centered culture that is welcoming, genuine, hopeful, nurturing, and determined.

• Educates staff, volunteers, and members about the charitable nature of the Y.

• Participates in the Y’s fundraising efforts.

Building Relationships

• Identifies and builds relationships with internal and/or external partners or key stakeholders to support programs or projects.

• Maintains regular, clear, and concise communication within area of responsibility.

• Adopts a personal leadership style or approach to influence others.

• Addresses behaviors and practices that do not support inclusion in positive and equitable ways.

• Ensures staff model equity, inclusion, cultural competence, and global awareness in all areas of their work.

Leading Operations

• Weighs pros and cons of multiple options to make decisions about complex problems.

• Acts responsibly with the Y’s resources, following all budgeting policies and procedures and reporting irregularities immediately.

• Organizes program or project resources, space, or deliverables to best meet intended goals and outcomes.

• Uses best practices, guidelines, and industry standards as a framework to improve performance.

• Delivers a high-quality experience to members, participants, or project teams.

Developing & Inspiring People

• Recruits and hires diverse staff and volunteer teams across multiple dimensions of diversity.

• Addresses sensitive issues, inappropriate behavior, or performance concerns to help the other person grow.

• Demonstrates a settling presence, even during times of crisis and challenge.

• Leads with empathy, anticipating how actions and works impact others.

• Coaches others for continuous development, including analyzing performance gaps, building development plans, delivering appreciative and developmental feedback, and aligning passions and career goals.

Required Certifications

Certifications that must be obtained and maintained within first 90 days: Certified Pool Operator, Lifeguard Instructor (LGI), Water Safety Instructor (WSI), Child Abuse Prevention, Bloodborne Pathogens, Hazard Communication.


$45,000.00 - $52,000.00

How to Apply

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Resumes Accepted Until

July 16, 2020

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