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Aquatics Supervisor

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Author pmnationtalk
Date April 2, 2019
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company Wilfrid Laurier University
Salary $34,320 - Annual
Location Brantford,On
Category Business / Management
Client Wilfrid Laurier University
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Posting ID : 10260
Apply By : 4/12/2019
Position Title : Aquatics Supervisor
Department : Laurier Brantford YMCA
Job Type : Full-time, Continuing
Campus : Brantford
Reports To : Program Manager
Position Summary :

Reporting to the Program Manager, the Aquatics Supervisor participates as a member of the Health, Fitness and Aquatics team and provides leadership to the aquatic program area, ensuring program excellence. The core function of this position is program planning and implementation, customer service, staff and volunteer recruitment, training, and performance management. Hours of work will vary including early mornings, days, evenings, weekends and statutory holidays based on rotational schedule and arranged in advance; emphasis of this position will be on direct program development/ delivery and statistical tracking, facility supervision and the provision of excellent customer service through relationship building strategies. The role is responsible for ensuring compliance in all Public Health Regulations including ratios, pool logs, and water quality. Additional responsibilities include instructional and lifeguard duties.

Accountabilities :

  • Responsible for the development, scheduling and delivery of Aquatics programs and member engagement activities
  • Ensure appropriate scheduling and high quality swim lessons delivered in accordance with YMCA Canada Swim Lessons
  • Recruitment, training, and mentoring of all staff and volunteer team members for the purpose of delivering excellence in service through Aquatics programs
  • Provide direct leadership in programs modeling/ mentoring service excellence
  • Adherence to all regulatory and compliance requirements included water testing, pool logs, attendance tracking, water balancing, and guard qualifications
  • Will be required to teach aqua fitness as needed
  • Regular 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
  • Works as an active member of the Branch Leadership Team with scheduled Team Leader shifts, which includes taking the lead on all first aid/emergency situations and being the acting General Manager for the branch

Qualifications :

Relevant aquatic certification as follows:

    • Current CPRC and Standard First Aid
    • National Lifeguard, YMCA/LSS Instructor Certification
  • AED certification
  • Minimum 2 years experience in a related field supervising staff and volunteers, including recruitment, training and conducting performance appraisals
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills
  • Aquafit Instructor certification is an asset
  • Aquatic Trainer certification is an asset
  • Must provide a current Police Records Check/Vulnerable Sector Search as per the Association’s policy


Commitment to Organization Vision and Values

Demonstrates and promotes a personal understanding of and appreciation for Mission, Vision, Strategic outcomes and Values of the YMCA

Planning and Organizing

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

Team Work

Participates actively and facilitates teams for organization effectivenes

Quality Focus

Ensures that YMCA programs and services are superior

Concern for Health and Safety

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

Self Management

Works independently with minimal supervision 

Service Orientation

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

Salary : $34,320
Salary Notes :

If you are interested in this position, please submit your letter of application, resume and salary expectations by April 12th, 2019 to the attention of:

Ann Abraham, Human Resources Assistant

YMCA of Hamilton/Burlington/Brantford

We thank all applicants; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

Please Note : Please submit a cover letter and resume.

Wilfrid Laurier University endeavors to fill positions with qualified candidates who have a combination of education, experience, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position while demonstrating Laurier’s Employee Success Factors.

Diversity and creating a culture of inclusion is a key pillar of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Strategic Academic Plan and is one of Laurier’s core values. Laurier is committed to increasing the diversity of faculty and staff and welcomes applications from candidates who identify as Indigenous, racialized, having disabilities, and from persons of any sexual identities and gender identities. Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact the Office of Indigenous Initiatives at Candidates from other equity seeking groups who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact Employment Equity and Accessibility at We have strived to make our application process accessible however if you require any assistance applying for a position or would like this job posting in an alternative format, please contact Human Resources at 519-884-1970 ext.2007 or
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