Aquatic Director

YMCA Westport, CT

About the Job

Aquatic Director

Experienced director needed for thriving yet growing aquatic program in Westport CT. Must be an organized, outgoing, and diligent leader!


YMCA of Westport/Weston CT Inc.


Westport, CT

Job Description

Under the direction of the Sr. Program Director , the Aquatic Director is responsible for the administration and direction of the Aquatic Department and supervision of all Aquatic Department staff. The Aquatic Director will assure that programs and facilities exceed the goals and objectives of the Westport Weston Family YMCA. The Aquatic Director must possess excellent organizational, communication, and supervisory skills.


  • Bachelor's degree in a related field.
  • Supervisory experience in aquatic programs, staff, and facilities.
  • Knowledge in aquatic programming, including, but not limited to, lifeguarding, swim lessons, and aquatic fitness.

Essential Functions

  • Coordinate all Aquatic Department programs, including but not limited to: group swim lessons, private swim lessons, aquatic fitness, special events, pool rentals, and lifeguard certification classes.
  • Supervise one full time assistant director.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Competitive Swimming to ensure the swim team's programmatic goals can be met.
  • Ensure that program standards are met and safety procedures followed.
  • Recruit, train, and supervise aquatic staff and volunteers.
  • Evaluate staff performance and develop strategies to motivate staff to achieve goals.
  • Develop and manage the aquatics department budget. Ensure programs operate within budget and program fees are collected.
  • Assure compliance with state and local regulations.
  • Maintain aquatic facilities and equipment.
  • Maintain proper records and department files.

  • Develop new programs in accordance with strategic and operating plans.
  • Schedule, plan, and promote all aquatics programs. Ensure program registrations are up to date.
  • Respond to all member and community inquiries and complaints in timely manner.
  • Compile program statistics. Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of programs.

  • Cause-Driven Leadership® Competencies

    Team Leader

    Engaging Community : Ensure programs and services meet community needs. Ensure a level of service and engagement that fosters loyalty among those we serve.

    Collaboration: Identify and build relationships with internal and/or external partners or key stakeholders to support programs or projects.

    Communication & Influence: Maintain regular, clear and concise communication within area of responsibility. Adopt a personal leadership style or approach to influence others.

    Critical Thinking & Decision Making Anticipate risk, implications, and possible outcomes before taking actions. Weigh pros and cons of multiple options to make decisions about complex problems.

    Developing Self & Others: Share and employ new learning to improve staff and personal performance.

    Required Certifications

    • American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification.
    • Y-USA Swim Instructor or American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor.
    • American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor preferred.
    • Y-USA Team Leader Certification is preferred.
    • Must become a Certified Pool & Spa Operator within 12 months of hire.
    How to Apply

    Apply by Email

    Apply by Mail to:

    Jason Jaronko, 14 Allen Raymond Lane, Westport CT, 06880-

    Resumes Accepted Until