TITLE: Aquatics Director
REPORTS TO: VP of Programming
FLSA STATUS: Exempt
JOB SUMMARY/PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Responsible for the delivery of a broad range of programs within the core program area of Aquatics. By personal example, helps interpret the quality of BGCD values to members, parents and staff. Plans, develops, implements and assesses all programs and activities and supervises the program and the staff.
KEY ROLES: (Essential Job Responsibilities)
- Responsible for oversight of all aspects of the aquatics program including, but not limited to, program planning and implementation, maintaining program budget, implementing Club policies and practices and securing additional program resources when appropriate.
- Manages and schedules all pool activities and private rentals to ensure optimum pool usage.
- Provides instruction for the BGCD swimming lessons and programs.
- Establishes and maintains program objectives and goals that are consistent with organizational goals and mission. Evaluates programs on a continual basis to ensure programs/activities respond to member needs and address their diversity and demonstrate high quality via outcome assessments.
- Ensures the successful delivery of aquatics grant funding requirements, including compliance and reporting on grant outcomes.
- Collaborates with area organizations and local volunteers to meet aquatics program needs. Coordinates partnerships and consultants who can offer instruction, support and guidance to members and staff.
- Maintains safety of children as a first priority. Emphasizes personal safety and emotional well being with children, parents and other program staff at all times.
- Responsible for the development and implementation of collaborative programs and events both within the Club and area organizations and local volunteers.
- Uses positive, constructive methods of behavior guidance/positive reinforcement and ensures that all staff foes the same.
- Increases visibility of aquatics programs via posting for daily schedule, announcements of upcoming events and the dissemination of timely information through mailings, fliers, social media and additional media resources.
- Handles the filtration system and other aquatic operating systems with the assistance of the Facilities Manager. Maintains proper pool chemical balance.
- Performs regular safety inspections of pools and equipment to reduce hazards and to provide maximum safety to members.
- Organizing and leading fundraising for swim team, budget and transportation for regional and national meets, special event fundraisers, and parents group.
- Recruit, train, coach and supervise qualified aquatics department staff (including junior staff and volunteers) in accordance with established standards and goals.
- Conducts training of staff in water safety, first aid and CPR; ensures that all certifications of staff are maintained. Ensures high program standards are followed; provides regular in-service training to staff as needed.
- Develops lifeguard desk rotational system for monitoring the pools and all other pool deck operations.
- Attends all staff meetings and training sessions. Participate in professional development opportunities as appropriated.
- Communicate and consult with parents concerning member and club achievements and program efficiency and effectiveness.
- Travel between sites and to activities as needed.
- Adhere to and uphold all Club and Member rules and policies.
- Assume other duties as assigned by CEO, VP of Programming and senior management staff.
- Four year degree in Recreation, P.E. or a closely related field from an accredited college or university, including a minimum of three years’ directly related aquatics experience in a Boys & Girls Club or similar organization.
- Certification in first aid, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED and WSI lifeguard training or equivalent.
- Certification as an Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) or Certified Pool Operation (CPO) is preferred.
- Age group swim coaching experience.
- Must possess group leadership skills, including an understanding of group dynamics.
- Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing; ability to create effective working relationships with employees and the public.
- Flexibility to work varying hours, especially as seasons and service needs change.
- Proven ability to work with and understand the needs of children and be committed to working with participants from a variety of backgrounds.
- Must have a valid Driver’s License and comply with the Clubs van driver approval process.
- Must consent to a CORI/SORI and background check.