Director of Aquatic Safety The West Chester Y is looking for an energetic individual to manage the day to day pool operations with a primary focus on Aquatic Safety. YMCA West Chester Area YMCA Location West Chester, PA Job Description Do you want to join a dynamic team and are you looking to make a difference in the lives of others? Do you have a passion for the water? Join the West Chester Area YMCA's Aquatic Team Under the direction of the Advanced Aquatic Director and consistent with the Mission of the YMCA, the Aquatic Safety Director is responsible for supervising all aspects of aquatic safety operations including lifeguard staffing and supervision, scheduling, training, on-deck supervision, quality assurance and member interaction. Qualifications Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent experience required. Two years or more of YMCA leadership experience or related experience within another organization preferred. Ellis Lifeguard Instructor Certification preferred. Lifeguard certification required. The Y will provide training for the Ellis Lifeguard Certification. Proven skills in staff leadership and supervision, safety and risk management expertise and relationship building is needed to be successful in this position. We are seeking a team player who is flexible with work schedule as evening and weekend coverage is required. Strong written and oral communication skills are essential. Essential Functions Leads and trains the lifeguard staff team utilizing all Ellis and Associates standards, audits and compliance. Schedules and leads in-service training for lifeguards. Lead the aquatics team in safety and risk management. Ensures the aquatic experience is safe, fun and enjoyable for members and program participants. Works hands-on with aquatic programs when needed and fulfills general building director duties as assigned. Other duties, as necessary. Cause-Driven Leadership Competencies Advancing our Mission and Cause: 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. Building Relationships: 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. Leading Operations: 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. Developing and Inspiring People: 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-todate knowledge and skills in technology. Salary $40,000.00 - $42,000.00 How to Apply Apply Online Opens a new window Resumes Accepted Until 5/31/2019 Associated topics: administrative, administrative officer, administrative staff, assist, assistant, asso, chief operations officer, operation, operational support, staff
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