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Aquatics Director
Springfield JCC
1160 Dickinson St
Springfield, MA 01108

Principal Responsibilities:

Position Summary

The Aquatics Director is responsible for the development and implementation of all programming, facilities and equipment related to Aquatics.


The Aquatics Director's schedule shall be determined by his/her supervisor, the Health and

Wellness Director and by demands of the position.

Schedule requires flexibility to work evenings and/or weekends as the need arises.

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Program Development

a. Design a comprehensive and diverse set of program areas including, but not limited to:

i. Early Childhood Swim Program

ii.Youth, Swim Class, Swim Team (for which you will be coach)

iii.Adult Swim and Water Exercises

iv. Swim motivation programs for members

v. Special Event programming

vi.Develop and implement new programs and operational and safety procedures, follow State Code, Red Cross recommendations, etc.

VII.Create, schedule and staff emergency response classes for both facilities including Adult CPR/ AED, Infant/Child CPR and First Aid Training

b. Initiate an ongoing program and evaluation process to determine the relevancy of existing programs and the development of new offerings.

c. Be involved in development of annual department objectives.

2. Program Implementation

a.To the greatest degree possible, infuse opportunities for Jewish awareness, identity building, and education into the content of Health and Swim programs and services.

b. Utilize engagement techniques to recruit and market Swim, Safety and Water exercise program and services.

c. Ensure quality via supervision and training of all full and part time staff.

3. Supervision of Facilities

a. Regular monitoring of Aquatics facilities to assure the safety of all users, diagnose potential problems, setting of high standards for cleanliness and appearance and regulate appropriate use of the facilities.

b. Assuring appropriate coverage during all operating hours.

c. Working closely with the Director of Health and Wellness to ensure quality of the aquatics facilities.

d. Developing systems to assure inventory and supplies are available for proper

functioning of facilities (i.e. pool chemistry, testing equipment, cleaning equipment, etc.).

4. Fiscal Administration

a. Develop and maintain effective program, equipment and facilities budget. b. Develop income and cost controls for Aquatics program and facilities.

5. Personnel/Supervision

a. Responsible for the direct or indirect supervision of all Aquatics staff (coaches, WSI, lifeguards, etc.), including recruitment, training, orientation, supervision and evaluation.

b. Aquatics Director is responsible to ensure a regularly scheduled supervisory pattern with all Aquatics full time staff.

c. Responsible for the timely submission of all required payroll related administrative work as established by the JCC Bookkeeper.

6. Marketing

a. Write articles and other PR material for JCC publications.

b. Provide Director of Communications with department offerings in a timely manner.

c. Work closely with Director of Communications to develop marketing strategies for existing and new programs and services.

7. General

a. Act as an integral part of the Health and Wellness department.

b. Assume responsibility as assigned by the Health and Wellness Director.

c. Participate in agency wide assignments and programs.

d. Participate in staff committees, and ongoing staff development programs.

e. Support the mission of the JCC.

f. Treat fellow staff with respect.

g. Represent the JCC and provide for the highest quality of customer service to all individuals and groups.

Minimum Qualifications:


Knowledge, experience and education in related field required.Aquatics Director must have excellent customer service skills and must be skilled in developing relationships with members, lay leadership and must employ a supervisory approach that trains and empowers all swim instructors, coaches, lifeguards and aquatics staff in fulfilling JCC service goals. Must be a certified pool operator.

Agency Information:

Who We Are:

The mission of the Springfield Jewish Community Center enriches community and nurtures wellness through physical, intellectual, social, and spiritual programs and services. The JCC is guided by Jewish values, welcoming and respecting people of all abilities, ages, backgrounds, identities, and faiths.

The Springfield JCC is both a recreational and learning facility. Located on the Longmeadow/Springfield line, the SJCC is a non-profit organization offering programs for all ages, including preschool, youth and teen programs, adult life programs, senior adult life programs, and is home to the JCC Health & Fitness Center. Everyone, including the general public, is welcome at the Springfield JCC.

If you have not seen our facilities, we invite you to take a tour. Stop by or call (413) 739-4715.