Aquatics Director – Marion

YMCA - Marion Branch


Come grow with us!  We are looking for an Aquatics Director with the experience, enthusiasm, and work ethic to oversee our aquatics programs at our State of the Art Marion facility!

The Marion facility is the newest branch of the Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Area YMCA.  The branch is part of an Association that encompasses the Helen G. Nassif location, the Marion branch,  and Camp Wapsie. The Aquatics Director is responsible for all aspects of the Aquatics Program as well as activities at the current Marion location.   These activities include acquiring, guiding and leading staff, growing our private and group swim lesson programs as well as an opportunity to develop and implement new programming options.

  • Administrative duties to include hiring, training, scheduling and supervision of Aquatics staff.
  • Conduct employee performance appraisals.
  • Assure payroll accuracy
  • Promote and incorporate the YMCA four core values and character develop model into all programs.
  • Assist in the marketing and distribution of program information, providing necessary Program Guide information.
  • Create and schedule aquatics instruction classes/program offerings.
  • Conduct research to increase programs and ensure that they are fulfilling the community’s needs.
  • Develop and monitor the program budget to meet fiscal objectives; prepare monthly variance reports and year-end projections, as requested.
  • Assure proper maintenance of the pool.
  • Conduct training for lifeguards and swim instructors in Lifeguarding, First Aid and CPR.
  • Perform lifeguard and swim instructor duties as needed.
  • Assume other duties, appropriate for this position, as requested.


  • Well-developed hiring, training, and supervisory skills.
  • Strong skills in the areas of communication, motivation, creative problem solving, and human relations.
  • Proficient in the use of computers and willingness to further develop computer skills.
  • Enthusiastic and eager to learn new skills necessary to perform the job; and a willingness to improve and expand the program area and service to the community.
  • Enjoy working and interacting with people of all types and ages, modeling and utilizing the important core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.
  • Ability and willingness to take initiative, including both independent and discriminatory judgment.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and to take initiative, including both independent and discriminatory judgment.
  • Ability to appropriately manage confidential information.
  • Ability to acquire a CPO certification.
  • Either a 4-year college degree in a related field or equivalent job related work experience.
  • Current CPR, First Aid, WSI, and Lifeguard certifications required. Aquatics certification preferred.
  • CPR, First Aid, WSI, and Lifeguard certifications required.


This is a full-time, exempt position with a full complement of benefits and a salary range of $37,000 – $40,000 commensurate with experience.

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