Hendricks Regional Health YMCA - Aquatics Director

301 Satori Pkwy, Avon, IN 46123, USA Req #860
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
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Title: Aquatic Director Association: Greater Indianapolis

Reports to: AssociateExecutive Director Center: HRH YMCA

FLSA: Exempt/Full-time Date: March 2007 Grade: 12


To put Christian principles into practice through programs that enhance personal growth and improve health of spirit, mind and body for all.


Under the direction of the Center Executive Director or Associate Executive Director this position will supervise the development of the aquatic department of the HRH YMCA. This position is primarily responsible for working with the physical education and program-related committees relating to aquatics within the Center and Association.

The position will include the development and administration of the department; program development and promotion, implementation and evaluation, staff scheduling, training and supervision, monitoring safety practices and adherence to standards and financial operation in accordance with Center and Association goals, objectives and policies.


This position requires a background of physical education with an emphasis on aquatic and fitness related programming. A bachelor’s degree in physical education, recreation/related area is required (with an aquatic/fitness emphasis is preferred) or its equivalent in related professional experience. Two-three years experience in YMCA or similar agency is essential. This person needs to have a good overall picture of YMCA philosophy and values and holds current certifications in CPR, First Aid and Lifeguarding.

Because the Indoor and Outdoor Aquatic Departments are major program thrusts for the Center, well-defined administration skills are needed for adequate management of aquatic instruction, training and aquatic fitness programs. Additional administrative skills and abilities in the areas of personnel management, program planning, income production, expense control, training, public relations and interpretation, record-keeping and facility utilization, equipment maintenance and care are required.

The Aquatic Director is part of a staff team at the YMCA and must possess a leadership style that is team-oriented. Recognizing that this individual may bring skills in areas other than aquatics, it will be desirable to utilize those skills through sharing of responsibilities with other professionalstaff.


*Designated as a First Responder in the event of an emergency.

1. Develops, administers and controls the designated departmental budgets, including meeting income targets and expense control, in consultation with the Executive Director/Associate Executive Director.

2. Selects, trains and supervises paid and volunteer departmental staff, which includes being certified to train lifeguards, and swim lesson instructors.

3. Interprets Association and Center goals, objectives and policies to the community and constituency.

4. Evaluates programs and recommends changes based on compatibility with the Center and Association goals. Is responsible for the development of new program thrusts.

5. Assists assigned Center committees in formulating policies and programs consistent with the Center and Association goals.

6. Prepares all reports as assigned.

7. Shares responsibility for Center supervision, public relations, planning and promotions as agreed upon.

8. Assists in the International aspect of the Association, including World Service fundraising and education.

9. Evaluates performance of all departmental personnel, at least on an annual basis.

10. Supervises and is accountable for the care and upkeep of departmental programs, equipment and facilities. Is certified and capable of performing front line duties including but not limited to lifeguarding and swim instruction as outlined in the job descriptions for these roles.

11. Shares responsibility for providing income through membership fees and special subsidies.

12. Assists with any other projects, programs or activities as may be assigned from time to time.

13. Plays an active role in the Annual Campaign including but not limited to recruiting campaigners and acheving goal buster status.

14. Develops aquatic programs outside of the YMCA facilty in consultation with the Executive Director.

15. Other duties as assigned.


  • Be informed and up to date on the latest developments in your field.

  • Acquaint members with other YMCA programs and benefits.

  • Develop relationships that promote building of small communities.

  • Support YMCA Annual Campaign by inviting members to contribute.

  • Be able to articulate the role and importance of volunteers.

  • Provide an environment that values diversity and builds the 40 Developmental Assets and incorporates asset-building into your work at the YMCA


  • Ability to work with chemicals (according to YMCA and OSHA guidelines) associated with pool maintenance. This includes having YMCA of the USA Certified Pool Operator training.

  • Ability to work in a variety of areas, specifically those often subject to dampness and extreme heat.

  • Ability to obtain CPR, First Aid and Lifeguard certifications and instruct others in such courses.

  • Ability to learn and adhere to YMCA and OSHA safety standards.

  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time.

  • Ability to recognize potential hazards/unsafe conditions and respond appropriately, according to guidelines established by OSHA and the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis.

  • Ability to solve problems and make decisions independently.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with members, volunteers and other employees.

  • Ability to prioritize, plan work activities and use time efficiently.

  • Ability to adapt to changes in the work environment, manage demands and deal with frequent change.

  • Actively promote and observe safety and security procedures.

  • Physically and mentally able to respond to emergencies and administer CPR and First Aid effectively.


The effectiveness of performance in this position can be judged by:

  • Evidence of good planning and organization in program areas, meeting constituency and community needs based on agreed upon goals and objectives.

  • Facilities being maintained in adequate condition; they are to be kept safe, supervised

according to YMCA certification standards, clean and used appropriately and effectively.

  • Sound fiscal management as evidenced by adequate income production and expense control.

  • Increasing number of participants in departmental activities and enrollments.

  • Recognition of the Center in the community as a leader in the area of promoting healthy lifestyles in adults and children.

  • Evidence of professional growth and expanded opportunities, duties and responsibilities within the


  • Attainment of Annual Campaign goals.

It is the policy of the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis to provide equal employment opportunity to employees and candidates for employment. Accordingly, there shall be no discrimination against any employee or candidate for employment due to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, age, citizenship, disability or against disabled veterans and veterans of the Vietnam era. This policy is applicable to the policies governing recruitment, hiring and placement, promotion, training, compensation, employment environment, and separation or termination.

Compliance with this policy is the personal responsibility of all personnel, especially those whose duties are related to the hiring of new employees and the status or tenure of current employees. Further, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, the company will cooperate fully in the implementation of applicable laws and executive orders.

Other details

  • Job Function MGMT1
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Min Hiring Rate $37,353.25
  • Max Hiring Rate $46,691.56
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  • 301 Satori Pkwy, Avon, IN 46123, USA