The Community YMCA

  • Associate Aquatics Director

    Job Locations US-NJ-Redbank
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(6/26/2018 10:20 AM)
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  • Overview

    This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Develops, organizes and implements high quality YMCA aquatic programs.



    1. Directs and supervises program activities to meet the needs of the community and fulfill YMCA objectives.
    2. Recruits, hires, trains, develops and schedules aquatic staff and volunteers as needed. Reviews and evaluates staff performance. Develops strategies to motivate staff and achieve goals.
    3. Establishes new program activities and expands program within the community in accordance with strategic and operating plans.
    4. Assists in the development of and monitors program budget to meet fiscal objectives.
    5. Assists in the coordination of facility usage for program activities and events.
    6. Monitors daily pool operations to adhere to all state, local and YMCA health and safety regulations.
    7. Assists in YMCA fund raising activities and special events.
    8. Conducts WSI, lifeguarding, swim instruction, First Aid and CPR trainings as needed.
    9. Models relationship-building skills in all interactions. Responds to all member and community inquiries and complaints in timely manner.

    YMCA Competencies:

    Mission Advancement: Models and teaches the Ys values. Ensures a high level of service with a commitment to changing lives. Provides volunteers with orientation, training, development, and recognition. Cultivates relationships to support fund-raising.

    Collaboration: Champions inclusion activities, strategies, and initiatives. Builds relationships to create small communities. Empathetically listens and communicates for understanding when negotiating and dealing with conflict. Effectively tailors communications to the appropriate audience. Provides staff with feedback, coaching, guidance and support.

    Operational Effectiveness: Provides others with frameworks for making decisions. Conducts prototypes to support the launching of programs and activities. Develops plans and manages best practices through engagement of team. Effectively creates and manages budgets. Holds staff accountable for high-quality results using a formal process to measure progress.

    Personal Growth: Shares new insights. Facilitates change; models adaptability and an awareness of the impact of change. Utilizes non-threatening methods to address sensitive issues and inappropriate behavior or performance. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.


    The incumbent must have the ability to lead, plan, and participate in a range of activities in an aquatic environment; and have the ability to walk, stand, lift, bend and stretch.

    • Minimum age of 21
    • Current YMCA or American Red Cross Lifeguarding or within 60 days of hire
    • Current YMCA or American Red Cross Swim Instructor Certifications or within 60 days of hire
    • Current CPR for the Professional Rescuer with AED Certifications or within 60 days of hire
    • Current Basic First Aid Certifications or within 60 days of hire
    • YMCA or American Red Cross Swim Instructor Trainer within 1 year of hire
    • YMCA Pool Operator on Location or CPO within 1 year of hire
    • Oxygen Administration certification within 30 days of employment
    • Online Child Abuse Prevention within 30 days of employment
    • Online Bloodborne Pathogens Training within 60 days of employment
    • Online Safe Lifting and Slips, Trips and Falls Training within 90 days of employment
    • The Community YMCA New Team Member Orientation within 90 days of employment
    • Ability to maintain certification-level of physical and mental readiness.
    • Valid NJ Driver’s License, acceptable driving record, and valid NJ Motor Vehicle Insurance


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