Aquatics Director/Greater Milford Club

  • Full Time
  • Milford, DE
  • Department/Group: Greater Milford Club
Job Location Name: Sussex County
Job Location Type: Club
Direct Reports: Aquatics Specialist/Lifeguard
Reports To: Executive Director

Under the guidance and general direction of the Executive Director, the Aquatics Director is responsible for organizing, coordinating, managing, evaluating, and otherwise delivering a successful aquatics program.

Location:  Milford, DE

Essential Functions:

  • Support and articulate the Club’s mission, core beliefs, programs and services.
  • develop long range and short range plans, including weekly schedule of activities, for pool-related programs, services
  • Work closely with the Program Director to develop plans to generate revenue through pool rentals (i.e. swim teams, parties, groups)
  • Maximize time, space and resources in the aquatics center in delivering a variety of aquatics programs and services for all members of the community.
  • Recruit, train and manage the performance of all aquatics staff and volunteers.
  • Ensure safe operation of all aquatics-related activities. This involves, but is not limited to: condition of equipment and facilities; age-appropriateness; ability levels; weather; appropriate use of equipment, and strict compliance with Jeff Ellis & Associates mandates.
  • Assist or take charge in crisis or emergency situations per established BGCDE policies and guidelines.
  • Provide guidance and supervision of youth within guidelines established by Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware.
  • Promote and attract increased participation in aquatics programs and activities.
  • Within state and/or local B&GC guidelines, manage administrative systems to:
    • Track aquatics-related attendance, income and expenses, and produce related reports and projections;
    • Control expenditures against an assigned budget;
  • Comply with all administrative policies and practices (e.g. purchasing; reporting sickness, injury and incidents; facility usage; personnel).
  • Increase visibility of pool’s programs and services, and help ensure that the Club is positioned as the premier youth service organization in the community served. This includes interfacing effectively with pool rental customers; providing excellent service to our customers and when necessary providing positive resolution to customer complaints.

    Greatness (BE GREAT): Strive for greatness and hold yourself and others to a high standard of excellence resulting in quality services to the children we serve. Live the principles and mission of the organization and see yourself as role model both within the organization and the community; apply creativity and sound thinking to identify the resources needed to accomplish our mission.

    Accountability (Ownership): We hold ourselves and others accountable for meeting standards for the quality, quantity, resource management and timeliness of work; we acknowledge ownership and accountability of our actions and accept responsibility for their consequences without exceptions or excuses.  We are accepting of feedback about improving our performance, and we acknowledge and correct our mistakes.

    Integrity: We act with honesty and honor in all our dealings with board members, funders, vendors, parents, children and colleagues. We understand that we are stewards of the resources made available to us, and we strive to provide a return on investment in all our activities and interactions.  We hold ourselves and others to the highest standards of honesty and morality.

    Teamwork: We treat each other with dignity and respect; we encourage, reward and recognize our team members who achieve great things; we have relationships that are built on trust. We demonstrate and encourage cooperative team relationships, optimizing the talents of our team members through honest feedback and coaching, where appropriate.  We approach challenges and our day to day interactions with extreme optimism and a positive attitude.

Qualifications and Educational Requirements:

  • Minimum two years demonstrated success developing, managing, and promoting aquatics (or related) programs for youth and adults.
  • At least a year’s experience supervising a team of hourly employees.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of pool operations and maintenance.
  • Four-year degree, preferably in physical education or related field of study, from an accredited college or university, or equivalent combination of college and experience.
  • Professional CPR and First Aid (including use of AED and Oxygen Administration), Jeff Ellis & Associates Lifeguard Trainer, Ellis Lifeguard Instructor Trainer, or willingness and ability to secure these course certifications within first 6 months.
  • Certified Pool Operator license or willingness and ability to secure certification within first 12 months.

Physical Requirements:

  • Regularly speak clearly and hear the spoken word.
  • Work predominantly performed indoors in aquatics center. Occasional meetings and events may take place in a variety of settings outside of the Club.
  • Ability to withstand varying temperatures in the pool area; in particular a humid environment
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds.
  • Provide rescue assistance to any patron in distress
  • Must be able to swim 100 yards without stopping
  • Must be able to tread water without using hands for 1 minute
  • Must be able to retrieve a ten pound brick from the deep end of the pool
  • Must be able to operate all emergency medical and lifesaving equipment
  • Be comfortable performing multi-faceted projects in conjunction with day-to-day activities.


 Work Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00AM to 4:00PM, must be flexible and able to work nights/weekends depending upon programming needs.

 DISCLAIMER: The information presented indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employees in this classification.  It is not designed to contain, nor is it to be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and objectives required of employees assigned to this job.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware is an equal opportunity employer

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