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Aquatics Program Coordinator

Posted: 01/09/2022

Position Summary:
Assists with delivery of Aquatics programs, ensures safety, and maintains effective quality programs.
Essential Functions:

  1. Assists with planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of programs. Leads activities for assigned group of participants. 
  2. Assists with recruiting, hiring, training, developing, scheduling, and supervising staff and volunteers. Assists with reviewing and evaluating performance.  Develops strategies to motivate staff and achieve goals.
  3. Supervises aquatics and waterfront programs in accordance with YMCA and applicable Massachusetts regulations and operating standards, ensuring the safety of the participants while maintaining a clean and safe environment.  Maintains a clean and safe environment, ensuring area is free of clutter, debris and hazardous conditions.
  4. Knows/reviews all emergency procedures and responds to emergency situations.  Follows all YMCA policies, rules, regulations and procedures, including emergency and safety procedures.  Completes reports as necessary.
  5. Interacts and maintains effective, positive relationships with members, participants, parents and staff; helps them connect with each other and the YMCA.  Models positive relationship-building skills in all interactions.
  6. Performs equipment checks and ensures appropriate equipment is available as needed.
  7. Monitors performance of chemical testing, as required, and takes appropriate action.
  8. Ensures that accurate attendance records are maintained if necessary.
  9. Assists with promotion and marketing of program(s).
  10. Maintains required certifications.
  11. Attends staff meetings and trainings.
  12. Other duties as assigned.
YMCA Competencies (Team Leader):
Mission Advancement: Models and teaches the Y’s 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.
  1. Minimum age of 21.
  2. High School/GED required with some college preferred.
  3. Certifications: YMCA Waterfront Lifeguarding or Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguarding and WSI, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED, and Basic First Aid. Oxygen Administration required within 30 days of hire.  YMCA Swim Instructor certification or equivalent within 120 days of hire.
  4. One year previous work experience in a similar program. 
  5. Previous supervisory experience, including staff scheduling and training preferred.
  6. Ability to maintain physical and mental readiness at certification level.
  7. Must demonstrate lifeguard skills and swim instructor skills in accordance with YMCA standards.
  8. Excellent human relation skills, good organizational and communication skills.
  9. Previous experience with diverse populations preferred.
Physical Demands:
  1. Sufficient strength, agility and mobility to perform essential functions of position.
  2. Ability to instruct and observe participants in proper stroke techniques.
  3. Ability to pass lifeguard water test.
  4. Must be able to remain alert.
  5. Must be able to sit or stand for extended periods.
  6. Adequate ability to hear noises and distinguish distress signals.
  7. Ability to continuously scan all areas of the waterfront with clear vision.
  8. Ability to perform strenuous physical tasks necessary for a water rescue.
  9. Ability to communicate verbally, including projecting voice across distance in normal and loud situations.

Position Type: Full-time