Manager, Aquatics
YMCA of Western Ontario
London, ON
28d ago


  • A place where you are a part of one of the most respected human services organizations in the world;
  • A place where your work positively influences the lives of others in so may ways;
  • A place where you are able to flourish in a values-based environment;
  • A place where you will build a better future not only for yourself but also for those you serve.
  • At the YMCA

  • you will feel connected to community,
  • you will meet new people,
  • you will expand your knowledge base,
  • you will have career development opportunities
  • you will experience a rewarding job by helping support the building of healthy communities
  • Imagine accomplishing all of this while having fun in a challenging and dynamic atmosphere!

    Our Y

    With health and fitness branches, camps, child care centres, community programs and newcomer services across the region, reaching from Windsor in the West, North to Goderich, South to Point Pelee National Park and East to Woodstock, the YMCA of Southwestern Ontario is committed to the development of healthy communities.

    Our locations, programs and services are designed to help our members and participants grow in spirit, mind and body and are open to people of all backgrounds, beliefs and abilities.

    This commitment includes a special focus on the region’s children and youth. From the kids in our camps and those participating in soccer and swimming lessons, to youth who are new to our communities from around the world, the Y is committed to helping our next generation to grow and thrive, as healthy individuals and passionate future leaders.

    In the past year, the YMCA of Southwestern Ontario has supported more than 165,000 participants with opportunities to learn, grow and live healthy lifestyles.

    The Y has given me more than I could imagine. It has helped my children have a happy, healthy Mom and you can’t put a price on that.

    Mary Y not join these participants, our nearly 91,000 members and over 2500 employees and volunteers in the region to share our vision of a healthy community?

    As we continue to grow, we have a need for the following position :

    Date : January 18, 2019

    Position : Manager, Aquatics

    Location : Family YMCA of St. Thomas-Elgin

    Start Date : February 2019

    Compensation : $40,000-$45,000

    Benefits and Pension Plan available upon completion of probation

    Complementary Y membership

    Summary :

    Reporting to the General Manager, the Aquatics Supervisor is responsible for member satisfaction in the Aquatic Program area through the development, evaluation, and promotion of aquatic programs.

    Additional responsibilities include instructional and lifeguard duties.

    Responsibilities :

  • Responsible for the development, scheduling and delivery of Aquatics programs and member engagement activities
  • Recruitment, training, and mentoring of all staff and volunteer team members for the purpose of delivering excellence in customer service through Aquatics programs and services
  • Provide direct leadership in programs modeling / mentoring service excellence
  • Usage of pool chemicals and cleaning supplies for water and deck equipment maintenance
  • Extended periods of work time will be spent standing, sitting or a combination thereof; as well, strong focused mental attention to surroundings is required
  • Needs to be able to manage varying amounts of weight to assist lifeguards / members / program participants in the pool in case of an emergency and to lift / use chemicals
  • Development and maintenance of the Aquatics budget
  • Qualifications & Experience :

  • Relevant aquatic certification as follows :
  • o Current CPR and First Aid

    o NLS, LSS Instructor’s Certification

    o AEC certification

  • Excellent communication skills
  • 2 years supervisory experience
  • Advanced Instructor and Examiner certifications an asset
  • Must provide a current Criminal Record Check as per the Association’s policy
  • Competencies :

    Commitment to Organizational Vision and Values

  • Demonstrates and promotes a personal understanding of and appreciation for the Mission, Vision, and strategic outcomes and values of the YMCA
  • Concern for Health and Safety

  • Acknowledges and understands how to manage and educate others of risk and harm reduction
  • Planning and Organizing

  • Establishes a clearly defined and effective course of action for self and others to accomplish short and long term goals
  • Quality Focus

  • Ensures that YMCA programs and services are superior
  • Service Orientation

  • Deliberately identifies and creates opportunities to enhance each and every individual’s YMCA experience
  • Teamwork

  • Actively builds teams and encourages open relationships for maximum organizational effectiveness
  • Self Management

  • Works independently with minimal supervision
  • Other Position Details :

    Varying shifts including mornings, evenings and weekends. Staff receive a complementary membership for themselves and their families.

    To Apply :

    1. Submit resume and cover letter to : Jerad Henderson, General Manager jerad.henderson Indicate Manager, Aquatics in the subject line of your email.

    2. Deadline for application is : Friday February 8, 2019.

    We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

    The YMCA of Western Ontario is committed to providing a barrier-free environment for all stakeholders including our members / participants, employees, job applicants, suppliers, and any visitors who may enter our premises, access our information, or use our services.

    As an organization, we respect and uphold the requirements set forth under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (2005), and its associated standards and regulations.

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