YMCA of Northern Colorado
  • Aquatics
  • Boulder, CO, USA
  • Full Time

Salary Range $15-16/hour

Full time, year round, non exempt.

Do you daydream about scheduling, staffing and CPR? Love the smell of chlorine and the sound of leadership?

We are looking for someone who has grace and gumption: An organized problem-solver who cares deeply about water safety, staff management and aquatics programming. The ideal candidate is basically awesome. More specifically, this is what awesome looks like to us:

The ideal candidate can help to lead a team through inspiration, coaching and clearly communicated expectations. He or she has a strong work ethic and healthy work-life balance. Our future associate aquatics director will be committed to all aspects of the position: working within the framework of an annual budget; helping to hire, train and supervise a strong Lifeguard and swim Instructor staff team; and assist with the creation and implementation of meaningful programming including a competitive swim team league. All while providing excellent customer service to our members and participants. The Y is all about community, making a positive difference in the lives of those we serve each day in our programs. Together, we can impact youth development, healthy living and social responsibility in Northern Colorado and have fun while we are doing it. 


  • Undergraduate degree
  • Minimum 3 years Aquatics experience, including staff supervision, budgeting, competitive swim team league management
  • Current Lifeguard, CPR, AED, First Aid, BBP and O2 certification
  • Current YMCA Lifeguard Instructor certification
  • Swim Lesson Instructor
  • Attention to detail, positive attitude, self-motivated, ability to work and meet deadlines with an accurate end product
  • Ability to successfully work together with other departments, as well as independently

Preferred qualifications:

  • Current Certified Pool Operator (must become CPO certified within 1 year)
  • Current YMCA Swim Lesson Instructor Trainer (must become certified within 1 year)
  • Bilingual English/Spanish 

Essential Functions

  1. Directs and supervises program activities to meet the needs of the community and fulfill YMCA objectives. Establishes new program activities and expands program within the community in accordance with strategic and operating plans set by the Sr. Aquatics Director and the YMCA.
  2. Recruits, hires, trains, develops, schedules and directs personnel and volunteers as needed.  Reviews and evaluates staff performance.
  3. Implement strategies to motivate staff and achieve goals. Ensures records of staff certifications are current and complete.
  4. Monitors daily pool operations to adhere to all state, local and YMCA health and safety regulations.
  5. Conducts and ensures proper maintenance of pools. Secures and schedules pool facilities. Maintains accurate records of pool chemical levels and facility maintenance.
  6. Conducts lifeguarding, swim instruction, First Aid and CPR trainings.
  7. Creates and schedules swim classes, water fitness classes, certification classes and summer swim team practices and meets.
  8. Assists in the marketing and distribution of program information.
  9. Assists in the development and monitoring of program budget to meet fiscal objectives.
  10. Assists in YMCA fund raising activities and special events. Fulfill association-wide responsibilities.
  11. Models relationship-building skills in all interactions. Responds to all member and community inquiries and complaints in timely manner.
  12. Assists with Program Committee meetings as assigned.
  13. Provides data and reports as required for assigned programs.
  14. Participates in required Manager on Duty shifts. 

The YMCA of Boulder Valley is proud to offer full time employees medical, dental, vision, LTD/ADD and life insurance, as well as paid time off, free Y membership and reduced rates on Y programs.  The Y contributes 10% of gross earnings to the Y Retirement Fund for qualified individuals.



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