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Associate Director - Aquatics

  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

This position is primarily responsible, under the supervision of the Aquatic Director, for assisting in the planning, organizing, directing, budgeting and evaluating those programs within his/her program area in accordance with the mission, purposes and polices of the association. Additional responsibilities include recruiting, orienting, training and supervising all staff, paid and volunteer, related to his/her area of responsibility. This position will act on behalf of the Aquatic Director in his/her absence, and, at all times, shall work within the guidelines of the aquatic policies.

Key Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Provide excellent member service by exceeding member expectations.
  • Engage in active listening with members in order to build relationships, understand individual’s goals and interests, and take the initiative to assist in the achievement of those goals.
  • Responsible for recruiting, scheduling and supervising (in consultation with Aquatic Director) of all lifeguard and instructor personnel.
  • Work with Aquatic Director to develop, oversee and monitor Aquatics budget.
  • Work with supervisor in the planning and scheduling of program facilities for the smooth functioning of daily operations.
  • Work to review staff, class, and pool scheduling.
  • Work closely with the Aquatic Director in the execution of the Instructional swim programs.
  • Teach and/or guard as needed, up to 20 hours per week.
  • Be available to assist with registration and answer questions from members, program participants and staff.
  • Provide on-going training and development of aquatic personnel.
  • In conjunction with Aquatic Director, oversee all requires safety and quality training, drills, and documentation.
  • Share responsibility with supervisor for the care and maintenance of facility and related program equipment.
  • Assist in ordering equipment purchases and Aquatic/First Aid supplies as necessary.
  • Maintain concise records essential for control, evaluation and reporting to committees, Board and Aquatics Director.
  • Establish a working relationship with community agencies, businesses, schools and other resources.
  • Aid in implementing special events that relate to the Aquatic Department and the YMCA as a whole.
  • Submit news articles on a regular basis to local newspapers regarding aquatics programs and special events.
  • Record aquatic statistics for each session and distribute and collect program evaluations during each session.
  • Participate in staff meetings as a member of the branch management team.
  • Remain current in required and voluntary training in order to promote growth of mind and spirit and character values for all.
  • All other duties as assigned or needed.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • At least 21 years of age, with YMCA Lifeguarding certification. If Red Cross certified, the employee must cross over to YMCA certification within six months of hire.


  • At least two years experience in instruction and management of a wide variety of Aquatics programs and pool maintenance.
  • Experience supervising staff and developing pool schedules and class schedules, as well as good member relation and staff relation skills.
  • Must be aware of YMCA movement and trends in the aquatic field and must continue to enhance his/her knowledge in YMCA Aquatic Management and certifications.

Physical Demands:

  • Physically and verbally able to interact with members and staff.
  • Half of work hours in direct service, guarding or instructing
  • Be able to lift up to 50 lbs.

Work Environment:

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Some weekend and evening work is expected, with the flexibility needed to be available if needed for early mornings, evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  • Travel will be necessary when attending trainings or meetings.

Required Training/Certifications:

  • Pre-employment

YMCA of Greater Boston


Boston, MA
02115 USA


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