Outdoor Pool Manager, NDC YMCA, Trotwood, Ohio
YMCA of Greater Dayton
Posting Expiration: April 14, 2013
Under the direction of the Aquatics Program Director and in accordance with the Christian nature and purpose of the YMCA of Greater Dayton, the Outdoor Pool Manager is responsible for maintaining safe swimming conditions in the pool, deck and surrounding areas, and for providing a safe and smooth running daily operation of the outdoor pool.
The incumbent must have the competencies, relationship building skills, and proven leadership ability to successfully carry out his/her duties in accordance with the YMCA’s mission and strategic plan of the association for serving the community. An understanding of the YMCA as a membership driven organization is a must. Other important competencies of the Outdoor Pool Manager include the following:
- Hires, trains, schedules, and supervises all outdoor pool staff; ensures adherence to daily operating procedures. Direct supervision of 15 – 20 outdoor pool employees.
- Ensures that staff are getting adequate breaks and are following the chair rotation schedule.
- Schedules all outdoor pool activities
- Maintains inventory on all supplies for outdoor pool
- Administers the inclement weather policy
- Monitor s the money system for gate proceeds.
- Assists Program Director in program, participant, and facility evaluations.
- Maintains constant observation of the pool area.
- Ensures safety by communicating and enforcing any pool rules, policies and guidelines at participants’ comprehension level.
- Ensures safety by checking for hazardous conditions and making sure all safety equipment is properly placed and in proper working condition.
- Responds to emergency situations in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures for any situation, including first aid or CPR, work-related employee injuries, etc. Completes incident and accident reports as required.
- Follows all aquatics employee rules, dress code, policies and guidelines.
- Knows and administers the appropriate EAP (emergency action plan) for any situation, including first aid or CPR, work-related employee injuries, etc.
- Maintains and records accurate records including: pool chemical readings, first aid kit supplies, and pool equipment.
- Adds chemicals to pool if necessary.
- Maintains a clean environment that meets all state and local licensing requirements by following and recording proper cleaning procedures.
- Inspects pool and rescue equipment for safety hazards, damage or wear.
- Sets up and stores equipment and assists other employees with event set up.
- Practices rescue and fitness drills regularly.
- Builds relationships with members and program participants
- Proactively solves problems
- Promotes aquatics and other YMCA programs.
- Communicates to direct supervisor any concerns, needed repairs, or incidents that may need follow-up.
- Communicates any suggestions to improve the outdoor pool facility.
- Follows membership retention practices of the branch.
- Is courteous and gives sincere attention to members by answering questions.
- Knows the names of members and uses their names when speaking with them.
- Upholds guidelines as outlined in the Employee Handbook of the Association.
- Maintains appropriate records.
- Attends designated trainings and staff meetings.
- Carries out other duties as assigned by the Program Director or Management Staff.
Education and Certifications – Must be at least 21 years of age. High school diploma or GED preferred. Certification requirements include CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, First Aid, and must hold current YMCA Lifeguard certification (or hold a valid Red Cross Lifeguard certification and attend YMCA Crossover within 90 days of employment). Blood Bourne Pathogens, New Employee Orientation, and Child Abuse Prevention training is required within first 90 days of employment. Blood Bourne Pathogens and Child Abuse Prevention must be renewed every 12 months.
Experience – One year or more of related aquatics experience required. One year or more of related supervisory experience preferred. This individual must have an understanding of pool systems, procedures, and guidelines.
Skills and Abilities – With an understanding of the YMCA organization, persons in this position must be able to display sound judgment and decision making skills. Must possess an understanding of overall pool operations and protocol. Must have excellent lifesaving skills and the ability to perform all lifesaving actions in accordance with training and guidelines in order to perform a satisfactory rescue. Must be observant, safety conscious and be able to react calmly and quickly in an emergency situation. Must have ability to stay alert to potential safety and security problems. Must have excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills. Must have the ability to relate to people in a positive, but firm manner.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The employee is regularly required to stand and walk for long periods of time, to talk and hear, to sit, to bend and reach, to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, to climb or balance, to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Must have the ability to swim 500 yards without stopping. Must have the ability to retrieve a brick from the bottom of the deep end of the pool.