Aquatics Director

West Seneca, NY, USA Req #11710
Monday, April 8, 2024

YMCA Buffalo Niagara is looking for talented individuals with a passion for the YMCA mission and cause, an understanding of YMCA programs and services, and whose everyday priorities are a reflection of the core YMCA values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.



YMCA Buffalo Niagara is an equal opportunity employer committed to valuing diversity and practicing inclusion.


Manages aquatics programs and pool operations. Develops and implements the program schedule and supervises the staff team.


40 hours per week. Must be able to work a flexible schedule. 


Free health insurance, employer paid group term life insurance at 1x salary, employer paid long term disability, EAP through Child & Family Services, and various voluntary benefit options.

Employees are immediately eligible to enroll and contribute to the Y Retirement Fund 403B plan and will receive a 12% employer paid Y Retirement Fund contribution after eligibility requirements are met.

There is a generous paid time off program, which includes personal time off, holidays, and sick leave. 

All employees receive a complimentary YMCA Buffalo Niagara family membership and program discounts.

Other benefits include leadership development opportunities and career advancement.


1.    Ensures programs and services meet community needs to include supervising existing program activities, establishing new program activities, and expanding the program as needed. Assists in the marketing and distribution of program information.

2.    Monitors daily pool operations to adhere to all federal, state, local, and YMCA health and safety regulations, and ensures the proper maintenance of pools. Maintains accurate records of pool chemical levels and facility maintenance. Ensures that YMCA program standards are met.

3.    Manages the aquatics program, including developing and monitoring the program budget to meet fiscal objectives; creates and schedules classes, practices, and meets; monitors the effectiveness of and participation in the program; and responds to member feedback.

4.    Recruits and hires program staff. Onboards, trains, and develops them for success. Publishes and maintains the staff schedule to ensure all shifts are filled. Reviews and evaluates staff performance. Ensures records of staff certifications and training are current and complete.

5.    Develops the schedule and implements lifesaving course offerings at the facility and at off-site locations within the service area.

6.    Models relationship-building in all interactions; develops and maintains collaborative relationships with staff, members, and community organizations to maximize program impact and drive overall outcomes; maintains regular, clear, and concise communication.

7.    Responsible for the cleanliness of program areas, provides adequate program supplies, and provides for the upkeep of equipment.

8.    Organizes or participates in Y activities, such as committees, special events, and fundraising.

9.    Serves as a member of the YMCA management team and supports the overall objectives of the YMCA.

10.  Performs other duties as assigned.


1.    Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience.

2.    One to two years of related experience, preferably in a supervisory capacity.

3.    YMCA or American Red Cross Lifeguard certification. Instructor level certification is preferred and required within first year of employment.


4.    CPR for the Professional Rescuer/First Aid/Oxygen Administration certifications. (American Red Cross, HSI, and American Heart Association certifications are accepted.) Instructor level credentials are preferred and required within first year of employment.

5.    Ability to establish and maintain positive relationships, and to communicate effectively.

6.    Ability to use good judgement and solve complex problems. 

7.    Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Hiring Rate $47,800.00
  • Job Start Date Monday, May 20, 2024
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