- Manage and develop aquatics programs.
- Oversee and train staff members, manage the day-to-day operations of the department, and oversee maintenance of the aquatics equipment.
- Manage the budget for the department.
- Plan and develop systems and procedures to improve the operating quality and efficiency of the department.
- Supervise staff in accordance with agency policies and procedures.
- Responsible for hiring, training, and scheduling aquatic employees.
Duties / Responsibilities
- Schedule all pool activities, lessons and private rentals to ensure optimal pool usage.
- Facilitate and provide high quality aquatic programming for all levels of swimmers from toddler to adult, including the Bronx House Special Needs swim program.
- Hire, supervise, train and evaluate lifeguards and instructors.
- Conduct training of staff in water safety, first aid, and CPR; ensure that all staff certifications are maintained. Ensure high program standards are followed; provide regular in-service training to staff as needed.
- Working with Facility management handle the filtration system and other aquatic operating systems. Maintain proper pool chemical balance.
- Ensure all Department of Health regulations, permits and policy requirements are up-to-date and in compliance.
- Perform regular safety inspections of pools and equipment to reduce hazards and to provide maximum safety to patrons.
- Survey patrons and evaluate programs to determine public needs and how to increase program efficiency and effectiveness; receive patron complaints and suggestions and respond appropriately.
- Market the aquatics program to the community with the goal of increasing enrollment in classes.
- Ensure customer service satisfaction is top priority and maintained throughout the facility.
- Serve as back up to Aquatics Department when Aquatics Director is off. Aquatics Director will serve as backup to the Fitness and Wellness director as well.
- ARC certifications (LGT, WSI, LGT-I) and a degree in a related field or comparable experience is required.
- Experience working with special needs/adaptive aquatics populations.
- Extensive knowledge of the regulations of the New York State Board of Health and the New York City Board of Health.
- Considerable knowledge in planning, organizing, and implementing aquatics programs.
- Working knowledge of swimming pool filters, mechanical systems and the use of chemicals for swimming pool and water chemistry.
- Ability to work with the public and possess excellent public relation skills.
- Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing; ability to create positive workingrelationships with employees and the public.
- Demonstrated perseverance, grace under pressure and the ability to be a strong leader as well as a team player.
Qualified candidates, please e-mail a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.