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Aquatics Director - Chinatown YMCA

Chinatown YMCA
Full time
Competency level: 
Team Leader
Reports to: 
Associate Executive Director
Salary range: 
$68,000 to $73,000 per yr
Start date: 
Jun 11, 2024

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Imagine going to work knowing that what you do each day positively influences the lives of people and communities. As the nation's leading nonprofit organization committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the YMCA of San Francisco offers more than just a job--we offer you a career with a future and the chance to make a lasting difference in your community. At the Y, you can discover your passion and a lifelong career helping to solve some of the nation's most pressing social issues.

About the Job

Under the supervision of the Associate Executive Director, the Aquatics Director is responsible for program development, including program expansion and supporting ongoing programs to maximize the pool usage. This position will lead and develop the Chinatown Family YMCA aquatics department and the staff affiliated with these programs. This includes recruiting, hiring, training/certification, supervision, and scheduling. They will uphold the safety of the aquatic environment in general by supervising the aquatics coordinator, swim lesson instructors, lifeguards and swim coaches. Through strong communication and outreach skills, this position will build relationships with local schools and community organizations to effectively recruit aquatics candidates and grow aquatics programming. They will assist the aquatics coordinator in managing the group lessons, private lessons, and swim team programs. They will lead regular staff trainings and will conduct in-services and trainings for the branch staff. This position will work towards completing the Team Leader level of leadership competency. This is an exempt position.

Salary range: $68,000 to $73,000 per year

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum 21 years old
  • College degree or equivalent experience
  • 3-5 years working in Aquatics programming
  • 2+ years of supervisory experience
  • Availability includes afternoon, evenings and weekends
  • 2+ years previous experience including supervisory and budget experience
  • Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel
  • Current American Red Cross Lifeguard certification and YMCA approved BLS, First Aid, Emergency Oxygen certifications

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bilingual in Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin
  • YUSA Lifeguard Instructor Certified, Y Swim Lesson Instructor (or equivalent)







All employees working with the YMCA are considered to have supervisory or disciplinary action relationship over minors.  Job offers are conditional and contingent upon background clearance. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and CA Fair Chance Act, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records

Everything you need to know about us

We offer the following benefits:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Comprehensive health benefits - medical and dental plans for full time employees
  • Retirement benefits – 12% employer contribution after completion of eligibility requirements
  • Employee Assistance Program for all employees
  • Commuter Benefits via pre-tax payroll deductions
  • Flexible Spending Account – Medical and Dependent Care on a pre-tax basis  
  • Use of YMCA of San Francisco Fitness facilities
  • Paid time off benefits for part time and full time employees upon completion of eligibility requirements
  • Training and staff development for all employees