Competitive Aquatics Coach – Assistant Director (Exempt position)

Job Description:

Location: 220 Clark Street, Westfield, NJ, USA

Westfield Area YMCA-Westfield, NJ

Assistant Director of Competitive Aquatics

Full time-Exempt

 The Westfield Area YMCA is looking to hire a dedicated individual to manage and develop our 12 & under swim team program.


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Minimum of 3 years coaching and management experience preferred
  • Ability to manage a competitive swim team program of 250+ Age Group swimmers, hire and supervise staff, facilities, equipment, scheduling, and the ability to work closely with the Devilfish Parent Advisory Committee.

Required Certifications

  • Be a member of USA Swimming (NJ)
  • ARC and/or YMCA Lifeguard certification
  • BLS for Healthcare Providers and Professional Rescuers (CPR & AED), Basic First Aid, and Emergency Oxygen Administration.
  • Principles of Competitive Swimming Certification and Certified Pool Operator must be obtained within one year of hire


Essential Functions

  • Provide a season overview or macro plan for coaching staff. Develop or assist in the development of a full curriculum for all 12 & under coaches.
  • Manage swim clinics, long course and provide individual/small group lessons as needed.
  • Oversee Devilfish swim team tryouts including but not limited to scheduling of dates, inquiries, responses post tryouts, etc. Promote and recruit new swimmers for the Westfield Area YMCA swim team.
  • Monitor and revise practice schedules & meet schedules with Director of Competitive Aquatics annually.
  • Must attend all assigned meets and be on deck for all assigned hours.
  • Be available to work mornings, evenings and weekends for practice sessions or swim meets as scheduled.
  • Prepare lineups for YMCA Dual Meets. Develop a strong knowledge of the meet manager software and team unify website.
  • Assist in the administration function of the team; i.e. team unify related work, emails, phone calls, results, etc.
  • Stay within budget guidelines, review monthly expenses, evaluate staff’s performance annually and administer salary increases based on current salary administration plan.
  • Assist in the development and administration of the Competitive Aquatics program budget.
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills and experience working with people of all ages and abilities, and demonstrate a commitment to the Y’s four Core Values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility.

The minimum salary for this position is $39,000 and will be based on experience, education, certifications and qualifications.  We offer a comprehensive benefit package which includes medical/dental/vision/prescription/life and long-term disability insurance, long-term care insurance, 12% retirement, development training, Credit Union, a YPN Membership, YMCA Membership and Service Club Dues.

If you would like to be a part of our team, please send your resume with a cover letter.  Your cover letter must include at least one significant accomplishment related to the major responsibilities of this position, salary history/requirements and 3 professional references.  All requirements must be submitted to be considered.


How to Apply

Send your resume or complete an application which may be obtained from our website

to Michelle Serafin at:  [email protected]

Resumes/Applications will be accepted until 1/22/2019

Contact Information

Michelle Serafin

220 Clark Street
Westfield, NJ 07090

phone: 908-301-9622 ext 530
fax: 908-232-2537

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