Aquatics Program Director

Applications due 11/27/22

Job Description:

Date posted: November 4, 2022

Location: Waukee, IA, USA


    • Create, develop and implement new programs.
    • Manage assigned program areas and activities, ensuring programs comply with all applicable YMCA standards and methods of operation an continually strive to attain the highest possible level of quality.
    • Expand participation in assigned programs.
    • Evaluate and review all aspects of assigned programs to ensure consistent quality and safety.
    • Assist in development and distribution of materials to market and promote programs.
    • Assist in the development and distribution of materials to market and promote programs.
    • Conduct marketing and promotion for assigned programs.
    • Assist in the identification of target audience(s) for assigned programs.
    • Prepare and submit required budget planning and management information for program area(s)
    • Monitor assigned budget to ensure revenue and expenses are consistent with approved budget plan.
    • Prepare and submit all required financial information and reports.
    • Determine staffing needs of assigned program area(s) within YMCA guidelines and procedures.
    • Assist in recruiting process and manage selection process as determined by guidelines and procedures.
    • Conduct required orientation and training for assigned staff.
    • Manage, supervise, and evaluate assigned staff to ensure satisfactory job performance.
    • Manage and maintain staffing to cover all areas of assigned program(s).
    • Ensure applicable staff development opportunities are taken by assigned staff.
    • Prepare and submit payroll paperwork and time/attendance information as required by YMCA policies and procedures and in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
    • Build relationships with members connecting each person with the YMCA.
    • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with community organizations.
    • Serve as a YMCA representative, both within the organization and outside the organization.
    • Demonstrate and support the objectives of the organization as embodied in the mission statement and values.
    • Assist in organization’s financial development efforts, including the annual fund raising campaign.
    • Plan, prepare and organize special events as required.
    • Serve on organization and community committees and teams as required.


  1. Bachelor’s degree in human services, social services, recreation, business, related field or equivalent work experience.
  2. Two to four years of experience in program management experience, preferably in a YMCA or other nonprofit agency.
  3. Minimum of one year of experience in a supervisory or leadership role.
  4. Demonstrated computer skills in a Microsoft Office environment (Excel, PowerPoint, Word).
  5. Ability to direct programs through supervision of volunteers and staff, development and monitoring of budgets, marketing and public relations, program development and fund-raising.
  6. Prefer knowledge of, and previous experience with, diverse populations.
  7. Proven track record of developing authentic and deepened relationships with others.
  8. Ability to establish and maintain collaborations with community organizations.

How to Apply



Contact Information

Jordan McCormick