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Director of Aquatic Training

Location:Richmond, VA
Salary Range:Minimum salary is $35,000
Benefits:Free family metro-wide Y membership, medical, dental and 12 percent employer-paid retirement, upon vesting
Employment Type:Full Time
Branch:Association Resource Center
Description:The YMCA of Greater Richmond is seeking a Director of Aquatic Training to lead aquatic trainings, develop systems of accountability and manage all aquatic staff certifications, and to perform all lifeguard audits.

The YMCA of Greater Richmond is a nonprofit organization with the goal of strengthening the foundations of community. We do this through programs that help build a healthy mind, body and spirit for all, and our programs are built around our three focus areas: Healthy Living, Youth Development and Social Responsibility. The Y is open to all, and we pride ourselves on the diversity of our members and employees. As an employer, the Y seeks to recruit energetic professionals, encourage work-life balance, and provide opportunities for growth and development.
Duties:The Director will lead Association-wide aquatic certification & re-certification classes to include lifeguard classes, CPR/AED, First Aid, and Oxygen Administration. Other specific duties include managing branch certification reports; working with Aquatic Directors on an on-going basis to ensure staff maintains proper and current certification; and responsibility for all aspects of lifeguard audit process, ensuring compliance by performing regular audits of branch certification documents to ensure proper documentation is present for all staff at all times. The Director will also provide leadership to aquatic safety initiatives by designing and managing programs and calendars for staff training, ongoing evaluation, ongoing in-service training, and recertification; lead quarterly Association wide in-service trainings; and maintain open communication with Aquatic Directors regarding upcoming trainings and staff certification needs.
Qualifications:• High school diploma equivalent required; bachelor’s degree preferred
• Minimum of one year aquatics experience required
• Prior experience leading trainings required
• Strong communication, project management skills and multitasking skills are necessary, as well as attention to detail and the ability to multitask
• Must have current YMCA/Red Cross/Ellis Lifeguard certification, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED, Oxygen Administration, First Aid and YMCA/Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor certifications

Application deadline is May 3rd, 2013.

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