The McGaw YMCA in Evanston, Illinois is recruiting for a Director, Aquatics.
The Director, Aquatics works to achieve the goals and objectives of the McGaw YMCA as outlined in the strategic plan as it relates to the area of Aquatics. The Director will own the responsibility for the vision, initiative, communication, implementation, staffing, program quality and progression of youth and adult swim programs. In addition, the Director is responsible for all of the above for programs or events that occur or relate to the Aquatics at the McGaw YMCA and at additional off-site locations.
This person may support facility improvements and overall maintenance plans with the Director of Building Services for the above mentioned facilities. The individual must be member service-oriented and dedicated to providing excellent coordination of programs for all in our community and to be a community leader and convener.
The Director must have very strong relationship-building skills and proven administrative and leadership skills in planning, coordination, development, and the delivery of assigned services/programs. The individual will be responsible for leading staff development and provide training opportunities for staff mentoring and coaching.
Finally, the Director will be accountable for achieving yearly budget for swim lessons and supports strategic goals. This position may require early morning, evening, and weekend hours and to be on call as required.
Proven skills in performance management, planning, organizing, reporting and delegating
experienced in needs assessment, innovative program development and implementation
accessible person to all staff, members, policy volunteers and the community
demonstrates superior communication, and human relationship skills
responsive and motivational
ability to effectively engage a diverse population and help create an inclusive culture and environment
bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field
at least 4 years successful experience in related field
CPR/FA/AED Certification within three months of hire
current or previously certified in American Red Cross Lifeguarding and/or YMCA lifeguarding as well as WSI or YSI
knowledge in the developmental needs of youth
knowledge of information technology, data base and registration systems