Aquatics Director

Job Description:

Date posted: August 1, 2022

Location: Asheville, NC, USA

This is a full-time regular position at Asheville School in Asheville, North Carolina.


Oversees the day-to-day operation, maintenance, and administration of the Asheville School’s aquatic facility. Oversees the hiring, training, testing, and certification of staff and student employees of the facility. Develops and implements various aquatic programs. Ensures that all appropriate water health and safety standards are maintained. This position reports to the School’s Athletic Director.

Duties and Responsibilities

Daily maintenance and year-round operation of our aquatic facility

  • Keep updated Certified Pool Operator license
  • Daily maintain proper pool chemical levels and overall pool cleanliness
  • Backwash and clean filters regularly
  • Handle with any emergencies with pool equipment
  • Manage all pool scheduling
  • Write contracts for and maintain all relations with pool renters
  • Swim test all Asheville School students
  • Manage all aquatics programming and staffing for Asheville School events
  • Teach and train faculty and coach CPR/ First Aid and Lifeguard courses
  • Update Asheville School Emergency Action Plan on a yearly basis
  • Meet with Health Department for inspections and maintain yearly permit
  • Maintain all safety equipment

Serve as the Head Coach of the Asheville School Swim Team

  • Coach swimmers throughout winter season
  • Get suit sizes and order all suits, caps, shirts etc.
  • Schedule all meets with other schools
  • Recruit officials to get trained and certified so we have help at swim meets
  • Find, schedule and get payment vouchers for all officials for each meet
  • Act as Meet Director for all home meets. This includes finding timers/volunteers, hiring officials, creating meet files, and setting up Daktronics equipment for scoring
  • Communicate with all coaches and AD’s regarding scoring, warm up and meet rules
  • Maintain all pool records, state cuts, team records, CAA records, etc.
  • Host CAA championship as meet director.
  • Handle all travel plans to state swim meet including meal plans, hotels, rooming, etc.
  • Spend copious time researching other teams for meet entries
  • Play a lead role in attracting qualified student-athletes to the school
  • Represent Asheville School at WNC High School swim meeting
  • Represent Asheville School on NCISAA Swim Coaches Board as an officer

Serve as the school’s liaison to Blues Aquatics

  • Maintain financial records and match Team Unify financials with School records
  • Act as liaison between school and club
  • Help with parent relations
  • Coach when needed
  • Hire and train coaches for BAQ
  • Oversee head coach and meet weekly
  • Oversee hiring and evaluation of head coach
  • Help with overall vision and direction of club

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree; at least 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Certification/Licensure American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor; Certification American Red Cross Professional Rescuer CPR/AED Instructor; Certification National Swimming Pool Foundation Certified Pool Operator Certification; Certified as an Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) or Certified Pool Operation (CPO).
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Knowledge of supplies, equipment, and/or services ordering and inventory control.
  • Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports.
  • Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments.
  • Knowledge of contract documents and specifications.
  • Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications including the MS office suite of tools.
  • Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Knowledge of customer service standards and procedures.
  • Ability to read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures.
  • Knowledge of optimal swimming pool water chemistry, temperature, and cleanliness standards.
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local regulations, policies, and guidelines for the operation of public swimming pools and public baths.
  • Ability to recruit, train, and certify student lifeguards and others.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of operating a large aquatic facility.
  • Skills in program planning, development, revenue generation and producing positive net income to achieve budget commitments.
  • Knowledge of certification standards in area of specialty.
  • Knowledge of budget preparation, cost estimating, monitoring, and fiscal management principles and procedures.

Conditions of Employment

  • Successful candidate must submit to pre-employment physical examination and medical history check and background check.
  • Must maintain certification status.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, stand, sit, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.
  • Work may involve moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts, pool mechanical systems. The employee constantly is exposed to wet and dry conditions, fumes, toxic or caustic chemicals.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually loud when in the facility.

How to Apply

Application Information & Applicant Notice
Email cover letter and resume to [email protected]. Position is open until filled.

Consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified applicants with disabilities to apply for this position and/or for qualified employees to perform the essential duties. To request a confidential application process or job accommodation evaluation, contact the Director of Human Resources at 828-254-6346 ext. 4097.

Asheville School is committed to enhancing workplace diversity and fostering a climate of equity and inclusion. In addition, the School makes employment decision based on objective criteria and does not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, disability, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Contact Information

Carl Boland, Director of Athletics and Afternoon Activities