Aquatics Manager at Asheville YMCA
Job Details
Downtown Asheville - Asheville, NC
Full Time Hourly
2 Year Degree
$17.72 Hourly
Hours Vary
Nonprofit - Social Services
Aquatic Manager Lifeguards and Safety


The Aquatics Manager creates a safe and positive atmosphere that welcomes and respects all individuals and promotes safety in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures. Builds positive relationships with members and program participants through effective listening and verbal skills and creatively finds ways to connect them to one another and the Y community. The Aquatics Manager ensures the quality of service and safety of all members and program participants within the pool area.


Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. In the Y, we strive to live our cause of strengthening communities with purpose and intentionality every day. We are welcoming: We are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become. We are genuine: We value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: We believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are nurturing: We support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: Above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you.


  • Lead efforts in recruiting, orientation, and on-site training of new lifeguard staff.
  • Coordinate scheduling of all aquatic staff.
  • Continually ensure that aquatic staff maintain required certifications and are aware of the expiration dates of their current certifications.
  • The ability to assist in or lead all required aquatic staff trainings and meetings.
  • Perform and document drop drills and aquatic quick checks for aquatic team as needed.
  • Coordinate scheduling of aquatic programming as needed and have fun developing and implementing new aquatics programs.
  • Serve as a swim lessons instructor and lifeguard as needed.
  • Be able to manage pool rental scheduling, completion of paperwork, and set-up/break down.
  • Perform daily office work as needed such as filing, copying, record keeping, and payroll completion.
    • Ensure that all necessary paperwork and forms are available to and accurately completed by the aquatic staff.
  • Always champion the YMCA culture, continually provide outstanding customer service, and strive to develop committed participants, staff, and volunteers.
    • Lead by example and work collaboratively with fellow YMCA aquatic staff.
  • Initiate communication with aquatics leadership as necessary concerning program problems, personnel conflicts, and member concerns.
  • Act as a role model for other staff in terms of preparedness, reactiveness, and performance.


  • Associates degree or equivalent
  • Two or more years of management experience preferably in a YMCA or other nonprofit agency.
  • Ability to direct department operations through volunteer development, supervision of staff, development and monitoring of branch budget, marketing and public relations, and program development.
  • CPR and First Aid certifications required within 30 days of hire.
  • Lifeguard Certification required within 30 days of hire.


  • Bachelor's degree in human services, social services, business, or equivalent is preferred. Directly relevant work experience will be considered.
  • Team Leader certification is preferred, or obtain within two years from date of hire.


Full-time employees receive medical, dental and vision insurance, group life insurance and long-term disability paid by the Y; short-term disability, term life insurance and dependent life insurance is available for purchase; generous paid time off, retirement plan with employer contribution of 12% of salary (subject to eligibility requirements), free YMCA membership, free afterschool childcare and summer day camp and program discounts.

The YMCA of WNC does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, faith, gender, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, citizenship status, genetic information, gender expression, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law, except where a bona fide occupational qualification applies.

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