Assistant Aquatics Director
Westfield, NJ Aquatics

Under the direction of the Aquatics Director, the Assistant Aquatics Director is responsible for the safety of all participants in both instructional and recreational areas of the Aquatics Department. The Assistant Aquatics Director will oversee, train, and schedule all lifeguards and swim instructors and will provide leadership over the Aquatics Department in the absence of the Aquatics Director. The Assistant Aquatics Director will assist with program, budget, personnel, maintenance, equipment, training and other areas as listed under Essential Functions.  

Compensation and Benefits:

$44K- $55K commensurate with Education, Certifications and Experience.

Comprehensive benefit package includes:  subsidized medical/dental/vision/prescription/life and long-term disability insurance, 12% retirement, development training, Credit Union, YMCA and YPN Membership, and Service Club Dues. 


Essential Functions: 

Program: Assist with the supervision, development and oversee operations of the Aquatics Department. Assist Aquatics Director with evaluation of existing programs to meet community need and to constantly work toward improved  and content in those Departments (on site/off site). Continually assist with developing new programs and program space as required by the membership and community. Assignment of appropriate staff to track and teach the level of participants. Responsible for maintaining and updating members and staff schedules by session; assist in review and modification of session guides to ensure member demands are met; meet with Aquatics Director biweekly or as scheduled. Demonstrate strong values: mission based foundation and member service. 

Budget: Assist with the development, administration and overseeing of the department budget in all facets to ensure the financial health of the Aquatics Department.

Personnel: Directly supervise the lifeguards, swim instructors, aquatics coordinators and aquatics supervisors. He/she will hold monthly in-services for lifeguards and quarterly in-services for swim instructors. Maintain fully staffed section within budget guidelines of department, review and evaluate staff's performance annually and assist with administering salary increases based on current salary administration plan. Provide and keep track of on-the-job training for required skills and trainings for employees as specified in job descriptions in the Aquatics Department. 

Maintenance: Responsible for assisting with the maintenance of all aquatics related equipment. Work with the Facilities Department for safety and cleanliness of the pool/pool deck and related areas. Report any equipment breakdowns or safety hazards to the appropriate personnel in a timely manner. 

Equipment: To evaluate existing equipment and make recommendations for new equipment when replacing or supplementing equipment.

Risk/Facility Management: Responsible for assuring the safety of YMCA members/participants and for the care, maintenance and safety of all assigned areas and program environments. All Staff are responsible for assuring the safety of Y members/participants and for the care, maintenance and safety of all YMCA facility/program environments. In addition, all staff is required to report accidents/incidents/emergencies, in accordance with Westfield Area YMCA standard operating policy within 24-hours to the Executive Director, Risk Manager and/or designee. Staff must also adhere to YMCA confidentiality requirements related to all reported incidents.

Quality Assurance: All staff is expected to plan, deliver, and maintain quality programs, facilities and program environments. Staff will be expected to follow YMCA best practices for their program/membership discipline and to meet or exceed Westfield Area Y’s expectations.

Training: Make recommendations to the Aquatics Director in expanding, developing, and updating the Aquatics Programs as trends, members and facilities demand. Attend staff meetings and all mandatory trainings (Blood Borne Pathogen, Child Abuse Prevention, New Staff Orientation, etc.) within the specified timeframes. Maintain and renew certifications in Swim Instructor, POOL Director, ASHI Basic Life Support, Basic First Aid, Emergency Oxygen, YMCA Lifeguard or equivalent. 

Other Functions: 

Keep the Aquatics Director informed on member, program and equipment concerns and occurrences. To fill in at other times when necessary and to fulfill any other additional responsibilities delegated by your supervisor.

  • Bachelor's Degree preferred
  • Must possess, maintain and renew ASHI Basic Life Support, Basic First Aid, YMCA Lifeguard, and Emergency Oxygen or equivalent certifications.  
  • Must obtain and maintain Swim Instructor (Y-Swim Lesson certification preferred) and POOL Director certifications within six months of employment.