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YMCA of Greater Seattle Aquatics Director in SeaTac, Washington

Overview

Our Commitment to Equity

The Y actively promotes a culture free from bias and injustice. We are dedicated to removing institutional and systemic barriers that result in oppression and racism. We will be accountable to marginalized communities for creating equitable and sustainable environments where social justice is woven into every facet of our programs, and by caring for our communities in a culturally versatile and respectful manner.

Job Summary

We are looking for a responsible and engaged leader who is excited at the prospect of developing and leading our Aquatics team and programs. Our staff team plays a key role in developing the potential in our young people, ensuring aquatic safety standards are met, and serving on an engaging and dynamic team. You will be responsible for the development, implementation, administration, growth, and evaluation of effective, innovative, and safe aquatics programs. You will ensure that day to day operations run smoothly and that members and program participants have an exceptional experience.

Responsibilities

  1. Directs and manages the development, operations, and growth of the Aquatics Department to meet the needs of the community served.

  2. Establishes innovative aquatics programming and expands program(s) within the branch and community in accordance with the Association and branch strategic plans. Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with community organizations.

  3. Develops and manages the aquatics budget/s meeting or exceeding fiscal objectives. Closely monitors revenue and expense.

  4. Recruits, hires, trains, mentors, evaluates, and supervises assigned staff and volunteers. Provides development and leadership to direct reports. Partners with HR to develop and annual recruiting strategy ensuring a steady pool of quality candidates.

  5. Ensures that safety procedures are followed and that all programs/pool deck are in compliance with YMCA standards, all regulations and other applicable standards.

  6. Compiles program statistics and provides data and reports as required for program(s). Monitors program quality through innovative program evaluations and ongoing training of staff.

  7. Conducts lifeguarding and swim instructor certification trainings and in-service training for Aquatics staff.

  8. Creates template for staff and pool schedule to ensure proper staffing ratios and most effective use of pool to best meet the needs of the community.

  9. Provides leadership and support for branch management team, annual fundraising campaign, volunteer recruitment, and volunteer committees/boards as assigned.

  10. Collaborates with the Association Marketing Department to develop, produce, and distribute program information necessary to promote aquatics programming.

  11. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  1. Bachelor's degree or related field or equivalent education/experience. Other applicable education, training, and experience, which provide the knowledge, abilities, and skills necessary to perform effectively in the position will be considered.

  2. Four or more years of related experience including staff and volunteer supervision, program development, budget management, and fund raising.

  3. Ability/experience training Aquatic employees.

  4. Current state approved first-aid and CPR for the Professional Rescuer certifications.

  5. Current YMCA Lifeguard trainer or equivalent certification recognized by the YMCA of Greater Seattle Aquatic Standards.

  6. Ability to respond to safety and emergency situations.

  7. Strong communications skills, both written and verbal.

  8. Ability to communicate affectively at all levels of the organization and to represent the Y in a professional manner.

  9. Strong computer skills, including word processing, database, spreadsheet software, and web-based applications.

  10. Prefer knowledge of, and previous experience with, diverse populations (language, culture, race, physical ability, sexual orientation, etc.). Ability to speak any language in addition to English may be helpful.

You'll be a great fit for the Seattle Y if you:

  • Thrive on working in a collaborative environment

  • Are very adaptable

  • Have high ownership and strong work ethic

  • Are a great problem solver who can think on your feet

  • Truly enjoy being of service to people

  • Like being part of a team that cares about one another as people and enjoy working together

  • Want to know that the work you do contributes to building a better, stronger community for all

At the Seattle Y, we are an inclusive organization of people with a shared commitment to nurture the potential of youth, promote healthy living, and foster social responsibility.

Become a leader on our team at the YMCA of Greater Seattle where we promote a continuous learning environment and career opportunities. As an employee you also recieve a YMCA membership.

“YGS is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating a diverse and equitable work environment. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran , or any other status protected by local, state , or federal law.

We are a drug & alcohol-free workplace; all job offers are contingent on the results of a background check and (on applicable jobs) drug screening, including screening for marijuana. We participate in the Federal E-Verify system.

If you need assistance of any kind with the application process, reach out to recruiting@seattleymca.org or the HR department at 206.382.5082.”

Pool, Beach, Lifeguard, Life, Guard, Aquatics

MISSION STATEMENT:

Building a community where all people, especially the young, are encouraged to develop their fullest potential in spirit, mind, and body.

OUR VALUES:

  • Respect

  • Responsibility

  • Honesty

  • Caring

  • Passion for Excellence

Job Locations US-WA-SeaTac

Posted Date 3 days ago (1/14/2021 2:14 PM)

ID 2021-11078

Type Regular Full-Time

# of Openings 1

Location Matt Griffin YMCA

Category Aquatics

Address 3595 S 188th Street

Minimum compensation USD $52,000.00/Yr.

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