Aquatics Assistant Program Director

Copple Family

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Directly carries out supervisory responsibilities to effectively manage personnel in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; auditing and appraising performance; approving and reporting payroll; conducting staff meetings; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. 
  • Directs and supervises program activities to meet YMCA objectives (see program specific list below). 
  • Develops and maintains positive relationships with members, program participants and volunteers.
  • Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of and participation in programs.  Implements continuous program improvement processes and establishes new program activities as needed to better serve community members, YMCA members and program participants.
  • Communicates to all staff and volunteers the organization’s commitment to protect youth from abuse. Responds seriously and confidentially to reports of suspicious and inappropriate behaviors and follows mandated reporting requirements related to abuse.  
  • Assists in the marketing and distribution of program information. 
  • Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with community organizations, schools and vendors.
  • Develops and monitors program budget to meet fiscal objectives.
  • Assumes a lead role in assisting with and promoting the Annual Campaign.
  • Promotes and coordinates special events.
  • Assists with program and membership registrations and tours as needed.
  • Participates in Program Management Teams (PMT’s) as applicable.
  • Receives and carries out instructions.
  • Maintains regular and predictable attendance.  Participates in evening/weekend and on call rotation as well as special events as required. 
  • Performs special projects and other related duties as needed or assigned by management.


  • Knowledgeable of all YMCA programs, facilities, fees, policies and financial assistance programs.
  • Ability to read, write, talk, see and hear. 
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide.
  • Ability to exhibit initiative, responsibility and flexibility and maintain organization and detail in a changing environment.
  • General knowledge and proficient use of a computer and computer programs to include MS Office products.
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks and handle multiple projects at one time.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of detail.
  • Ability to work with all levels of YMCA staff, members and program participants and establish effective working relationships.
  • Possesses a strong understanding of the YMCA and its purpose, mission and values.  Demonstrates this understanding through behavior and actions that support the purpose, mission and values.

Associates degree in a related field and/or equivalent experience.

AED Certification
CPR Certification
First Aid Certification

Sufficient strength, agility and mobility to perform essential functions and to supervise and participate in program activities in a wide variety of indoor and outdoor locations (depending upon the programs).  The ability to perform medium physical activity that may include lifting and/or moving up to 50 lbs., crouching, stooping, kneeling, reaching, standing, walking, lifting, and fingering.

This job operates in a professional office environment.  This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Depending on program responsibility may come into contact with hazardous materials and outside weather conditions.



  • Develops, oversees and schedules open pool, swim lessons and special events to include pool rentals, birthday parties and off-hour rentals/events.
  • Monitors daily pool operations to adhere to all state, local and YMCA health and safety regulations.
  • Maintains accurate records of pool chemical levels and pool maintenance.
  • Maintains accurate records of staff certifications.
  • Conducts lifeguarding, swim instruction, First Aid and CPR trainings.

This Job Description is intended to describe the general nature and the level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of staff so classified.