Aquatics Director

Are you a passionate Aquatics professional with experience in managing, inspiring and leading a team? The WSY is hiring! Apply today!


West Suburban YMCA


Newton, MA 02458-1992

Job Description

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit, charitable organization committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Aquatics Director intentionally fosters a cause-centered culture that is welcoming, genuine, hopeful, nurturing, and determined while also managing high-quality, member-focused aquatics programs.

Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. In the Y, we strive to live our cause of strengthening communities with purpose and intentionality every day. We are welcoming: 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.


1. Bachelor's degree in human services, social services, recreation, business or equivalent preferred.

2. Four or more years of program management experience, preferably in a YMCA or other nonprofit agency (e.g. Aquatics coordinator or Asst. Director).

3. Ability to direct programs through supervision of volunteers and staff, development and monitoring of budgets, marketing and public relations, program development and fund-raising.

4. Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.

5. Proven track record of developing authentic and deepened relationships with others.

6. Ability to establish and maintain collaborations with community organizations.

7. Minimum age of 21.

8. Strong knowledge of Microsoft Suite, and experience in learning/using other office systems (financial, member management, etc.)

9. Within 30 days of hire: Completion of YMCA aquatics training and trainer certifications.

10. Within 60 days of hire: Pool Operator Certification, required OSHA training.

11. YMCA Team Leader or Multi-team/Branch Leader certification preferred.

12. Certifications: LGI, WSI, LG, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED, First Aid and Emergency Oxygen. Narcan Training.

Essential Functions

1. Develops, implements, and manages operating plans to promote program and/or membership growth for the YMCA. Executes strategies to ensure that members and/or program participants connect with one another and connect with the YMCA.

2. Monitors daily pool operations to adhere to all state, local and YMCA health and safety regulations and conducts and ensures proper maintenance of pools. Maintains accurate records of pool chemical levels and facility maintenance. Ensures that program standards are met and safety procedures are followed.

3. Recruits and hires diverse staff and volunteer teams across multiple dimensions of diversity. Onboards and develops them for success. Conducts lifeguarding, swim instruction, First Aid and CPR trainings. Ensures records of staff certifications are current and complete.

4. Models relationship-building skills in all interactions. Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with community organizations. Maintains regular, clear, and concise communication within area of responsibility.

5. Manages the program, including developing and monitoring the program budget to meet fiscal objectives; compiling program statistic to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of and participation in program; securing and scheduling the pool facilities; and creating and scheduling the classes, practices and meets.

6. Develops and controls department budgets related to the position.

7. Ensures growth of the YMCA through program expansion, pricing strategies and collaborations.

8. Provides leadership and support to the annual fundraising campaign and volunteer committees/
boards as assigned. Develops and maintains effective working relationships within the community.

9. Ensures high quality member-focused programs through innovative program development, evaluations and on-going training, support and mentoring of staff.

10. Coordinates special events and activities (World’s Largest Swim Lesson and Safety Around Water, Dive-In Movies), including volunteer opportunities.

11. Provides data and reports as required for assigned programs, committees, Board of Directors and the President/CEO.

12. Implements and oversees a program evaluation system to guarantee faithfulness to the Y’s cause, and a high-quality commitment to YMCA standards.

13. Creates and schedules swim classes, water fitness classes, and swim team practices and meets.

14. Manages the CPR and First Aid certification process for staff and members. Works with American Red Cross for online training modules.

15. Assist in the marketing and distribution of program information.

16. Oversee on-site and off-site aquatics facilities (Chickami pool and CFAD Waterfront).

Required Certifications

LGI, WSI, LG, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED, First Aid and Emergency Oxygen.Narcan Training.

Within 30 days of hire:Completion of YMCA aquatics training and trainer certifications.

Within 60 days of hire:Pool Operator Certification, required OSHA training.


$50,000.00 - $60,000.00

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