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Here at the YMCA, we help create a sense of community by involving individuals and families of all ages, gender, ability, income, and race. As a YMCA employee, you will play a key role in shaping the future of our community. If you have the interest, skills, and enthusiasm to help change the lives of children and families then the YMCA is the place for you!
The Watertown Family YMCA provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

 Send all general applications to sschmitt@nnyymca.org

 

Aquatics Director

Qualifications

    • Lifeguard: 1 year (Preferred)

    • Management Experience: 1 year (Preferred)

    • Lifeguard Training (Preferred)

    • Certified Pool Operator (Preferred)

Full Job Description

Watertown Family YMCA Aquatics Director
Job Title: Aquatics Director

FLSA Status: Full time, Hourly

Status: Full Time

Reports to: Senior Branch Director

Leadership Level: Team Leader

Department: Aquatics

Revision Date: 3/31/21

POSITION SUMMARY:

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit, charitable organization committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Aquatics Director at The Watertown Family YMCA intentionally fosters a cause-centered culture that is welcoming, genuine, hopeful, nurturing, and determined while also managing high-quality, member-focused aquatics programs.

OUR CULTURE:
Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. In the Y, we strive to live our cause of strengthening communities with purpose and intentionality every day. We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Ensures programs and services meet community needs to include supervising existing program activities, establishing new program activities, and expanding the program within the community as needed. Assists in the marketing and distribution of program information.
  • Monitors daily pool operations to adhere to all state, local and YMCA health and safety regulations and conducts and ensures proper maintenance of pools. Maintains accurate records of pool chemical levels and facility maintenance.
  • Recruits and hires diverse staff and volunteer teams across multiple dimensions of diversity. Onboards and develops them for success. Conducts lifeguarding, swim instruction, First Aid and CPR trainings. Ensures records of staff certifications are current and complete.
  • Manage and schedule aquatics staff including coverage for all shifts, lifeguards, swim instructors, and aqua aerobics instructors. Be prepared to backfill or fill-in for staff vacancies.
  • Models’ relationship-building skills in all interactions. Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with community organizations. Maintains regular, clear, and concise communication within area of responsibility.
  • Manages the program, including developing and monitoring the program budget to meet fiscal objectives; compiling program statistic to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of and participation in program; securing and scheduling the pool facilities; and creating and scheduling the classes, practices and meets.
  • Ensure building cleanliness, respond and report incidents or accidents, and document any work orders to the Branch Director.
  • Respond and effectively react to emergencies that arise. Serve as part of the team to respond to all security and fire alarms, as well as all operational incidents.

YMCA COMPETENCIES (Leader):

Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Ys values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs.

Collaboration: Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions. Builds rapport and relates well to others. Seeks first to understand the other person’s point of view and remains calm in challenging situations. Listens for understanding and meaning.

Operational Effectiveness: Makes sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to another. Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experience. Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work and actively participates in meetings. Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent experience.
  • YMCA Team Leader certification preferred or other leadership experience/certification.
  • One to two years related experience required (e.g., as an aquatics coordinator or supervisor).
  • Minimum age of 21.
  • Within 90 days of hire, completion of Child Abuse Prevention, CPR, First Aid, AED, and Bloodborne Pathogens training.
  • Completion of YMCA or other i.e. Red Cross aquatics training and trainer certifications.
  • Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.
  • Ability to manage staff challenges, development, and scheduling.

WORK ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:

  • Able to wear protective equipment appropriate for their job or work area.
  • Able to perform medium cleaning duties on a multilevel facility including moping and sprayer use.
  • Occasional movement of up to 30 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include identifying and recognizing potential safety issues and ability to work on the computer programs DAXKO and SGA.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Able to identify and respond rapidly to emergency situations and perform emergency first aid, abdominal thrusts, CPR and utilization of an AED machine.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $14.00 - $17.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Night shift
  • Weekends

Experience:

  • Lifeguard: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Management Experience: 1 year (Preferred)

License/Certification:

  • Lifeguard Training (Preferred)
  • Certified Pool Operator (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location

Benefit Conditions:

  • Only full-time employees eligible

Work Remotely:

  • No
Member Services Team Member

Job Title: Member Services Team Member

FLSA Status: Hourly

Status: Part Time Department: All facilities

Reports to: Branch Director Revision Date: 03/25/2021

 

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS:

1. Work as a team member staffing the welcome center, building supervision, and keeping up with the cleanliness of the building.

2. Provide excellent service to members, guests, and program participants in the Y. Use Listen First skills

3. Establish a working relationship with members; learn members names and use them frequently.

Introduce members to other members and staff

4. When in Welcome Center area, greet members, staff and volunteers when entering the building and wish them well when exiting the building

5. Communicate YMCA goals, program offerings and events to members, participants and potential members. Promote the YMCA mission and cause in all interactions.

6. Direct incoming phone calls

7. Provide membership and program information and enroll new members and participants

8. Monitor staff and services to make certain the facility is running safely and efficiently.

9. Handle and resolve membership concerns and inform Branch Director of unusual situations or unresolved issues.

10. Make regular rounds of the building to monitor facility operations and compliance with COVID-19 guidelines.

11. Learn and execute the procedures to open or close the facility and emergency procedures

12. Remain aware of the facility schedule, handle changes to the schedule as needed.

13. Ensure building cleanliness, respond and report incidents or accidents, and document any work orders to the Branch Director.

14. Respond and effectively react to emergencies that arise. Serve as part of the team to respond to all security and fire alarms, as well as all operational incidents.

15. Report and document safety, security or emergency items to the Branch Director or authorities, as necessary.

16. Know the work schedule and report to work on time. Complete timesheet on a daily basis.

17. Complete end of shift reports for Branch Director

18. Perform other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills.

2. Excellent organization and the ability to multitask.

3. CPR, First Aid and AED certifications required within 30 days of employment.

4. Familiarity with computer applications required.

5. Familiarity with the facility being overseen (after training).

6. Ability to respond to safety and emergency situations.

WORK ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:

  • Able to wear protective equipment appropriate for their job or work area.
  • Able to perform medium cleaning duties on a multilevel facility including moping and sprayer use.
  • Occasional movement of up to 30 pounds.
  • Move about the full facility often (up to once every 30-60 minutes) to detect potential issues.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include identifying and recognizing potential safety issues and ability to work on the computer program.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Able to identify and respond rapidly to emergency situations and perform emergency first aid, abdominal thrusts, CPR and utilization of an AED machine

Please send completed applications to scutuli@nnyymca.org.

Lifeguard

Essential Functions:

  • Instructs swimming lessons in accordance with YMCA guidelines, having prepared lesson plans
  • Keep constant visual contact with all program participants, scan constantly and use
  • equipment safely as it was intended for use.
  • Builds effective, authentic relationships with students and parents; helps them connect with each
  • other and the YMCA. Encourages parent involvement and identifies potential volunteers.
  • Conveys information on aquatics programs and schedules and as appropriate refers students and parents to other programs.
  • Maintains records as required (i.e. attendance, progress reports, etc.).
  • Evaluate each student and record their progress each class.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum age 16 years of age
  • Certifications: CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED, Basic First Aid certification, within the first 6 months of employment must receive Y Swim Lesson Instructor certification.
  • Must be able to swim 25 yards of 4 of the following strokes: front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, butterfly, side stroke, or elementary back stroke
  • Must be able to demonstrate swim instructor skills in accordance with YMCA standards.
  • Must be friendly. Be able to think in the abstract, solve problems, make decisions, instruct, evaluate and remember

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to instruct and observe participants in proper stroke techniques.
  • Ability to lift equipment, and to lift a small to average size child.
  • Maintain the physical requirements necessary to maintain certification in YSL, CPR and First Aid certifications

Job Type: Part-time

 

Please send applications to Paul Passino at ppassino@nnyymca.org.