Aquatics Coordinator

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Miscellaneous



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Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY:

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Under the supervision of the Director of Aquatics & Competitive Swimming and within the policies established by the Wallingford Family YMCA, the Aquatics Coordinator is responsible for planning, implementing, coordinating and supervising the daily activities of a variety of aquatic programs. The Aquatics Coordinator will supervise, schedule, evaluate staff and programs to ensure the highest quality and safety for all members and program participants. Weekend and daytime hours required in coordination with the Director.

Qualifications

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A minimum of 2 years of experience working in the Aquatics field
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Current Lifeguarding Certification and CPR/AED/First Aid Certifications required
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YMCA Swim Lesson Instructor Certification, Pool Operator Certification, Lifeguard Management Certification within 6 months of hire
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Red Cross Lifeguard Trainer Certification preferred
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Bachelor's Degree in Recreation or a related field preferred
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Good communication skills; Leadership skills are imperative.
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Must be 21 years or older.
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Must exhibit the core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility in all aspects of work with the YMCA.

Essential Functions

Uphold and exemplify high standards of customer service.

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Assist in recruitment, training, development, and evaluation of aquatics staff.
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Coordinate substitute procedures for staff; record all changes and maintain up-to-date staff schedule. Be accountable for coverage of all assigned lifeguard and swim instructor shifts.
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Supervise aquatic staff in the absence of the Director of Aquatics.
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Ensure records of staff certification are current and complete.
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Teach and/or guard in the absence of a scheduled lifeguard or swim instructor as necessary.
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Provide direct service as a lifeguard and/or swim instructor as needed.
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Assist with leadership at all lifeguard/swim instructor in-service trainings and meetings, including evaluations of swim instructors.
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Coordinate and schedule swim lessons including group and private lessons.
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Plan, coordinate, and implement the daily activities of aquatics programs, and any assigned programs.
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Recommends policies and procedures for assigned programs.
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Evaluates existing and proposed programs.
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Assist in the marketing and distribution of program information.
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Coordinates special events and facility use.
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Answer questions and explains aquatics programs to the public, including answering emails, voicemails, and in-person inquiries.
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Gathers information and prepares reports as directed.
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Participates on at least one committee within the YMCA or community.
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Create and run on Aquatic Safety & Awareness event per year.
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Participate in and/or volunteer for at least one Community Support Campaign event per year.
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Inspect and ensure high standards of maintenance, cleanliness, and repair of aquatic equipment and supplies, including first aid supplies.
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Test and manage pools in accordance with Wallingford Family YMCA policies and guidelines, including, but not limited to, chemical levels and emergency situations.
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All other duties as assigned by supervisor

Required Certifications

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Current Lifeguarding Certification and CPR/AED/First Aid Certifications required
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YMCA Swim Lesson Instructor Certification, Pool Operator Certification, Lifeguard Management Certification within 6 months of hire
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Red Cross Lifeguard Trainer Certification preferred

Salary

$35,000.00 - $37,000.00

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