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Job Details

Job Number:  58018
Aquatic Centre Manager
Job Posted: Wednesday, 2 October 2019
Closing Date: Thursday, 31 October 2019
(in 7 days)
YMCA of Northern BC
Region: North Coast / Nechako / North East Type: Full time
Location: Vanderhoof BC Salary: 50,000-60,000

Location: Vanderhoof Aqautic Centre

Schedule:  Full time (Salaried Position)

Competitive wage:

  • Annual Salary $50,000 to $60,000 based on qualifications and experience
  • Paid sick days
  • Great benefits
  • Annual YMCA Pension contribution of 5%
  • Discount on child care (excluding infant and toddler care)

Placement Date: October 2019

Interviews will commence upon application submission.


Organization Profile 

The YMCA of Northern BC serves over 20,000 people of all abilities, backgrounds, and stages of life in Northern British Columbia. We are a growing, multi-service charity that offers health, fitness, recreation and aquatic, licensed childcare, childcare referrals, rehabilitation services, community social services, and summer camps. The YMCA offers the opportunity to join a strong and exuberant team in a workplace that embraces respect, honesty, caring, and responsibility. We offer a competitive salary, benefits to full time staff, complementary membership and discounts on some programs including child care.

Organization Profile 

Purpose and Objective 

The Vanderhoof Aquatic Centre is a new aquatic facility that opened in 2019. This is a great opportunity for an energetic leader seeking the opportunity to have a positive impact on community health and wellness through aquatic programming. The Centre Manager is responsible for leading the operations and program teams to successfully reach the operational objectives of the facility. 

If you are passionate about building healthy communities through promoting healthy living, fostering belonging, inclusion, and connection and helping children, families, and seniors thrive and have experience this opportunity is for you! 

Key Responsibilities (but not limited to)

  • Responsible for the operation and management of the Vanderhoof Aquatic Centre.
  • Fostering a culture of continuous improvement, customer service excellence, and outcomes focused approach to program and service delivery.
  • Ensure high quality YMCA programs and services that align with Y mission, vision and strategic plan goals, and the Operational Management Agreement between the YMCA and District of Vanderhoof
  • Input and oversight of staff and programming schedules in program areas to ensure seamless integration of the various operations in the facility
  • Working closely with community partners and stakeholders to meet community health outcomes.
  • In line with achieving the Association strategic plan, responsible for developing operational plan goals for program areas on an annual basis.
  • Ensures high service standards and satisfaction ratings throughout the centre.
  • Achieves all YMCA quality management targets
  • Ensures compliance with all provincial, regional and national YMCA initiatives
  • Oversight of all recruitment, selection, supervision of department staff
  • Relationship building and coaching with staff and volunteers
  • Adherence to all YMCA of Northern BC policies
  • Familiarity and compliance with applicable legislation including Employment Standards, Human Rights, Work Safe in order to safeguard the respectful and fair treatment of staff, volunteers, members, participants and all visitors to the facility
  • Familiarity and compliance with applicable local, provincial and national standards and requirements related to aquatic facility operations
  • Meeting all internal and external reporting requirements

Required Competencies 

  1. Leadership and Coaching –Ability to direct and develop performance of others to achieve desired result.
  2. Service Strategy – Ability to identify the needs and wants of members and guests as a priority and respond in an effective and timely manner to enhance every person’s experience.
  3. Project Resource Management – Ability to manage a project from initial planning to completion.
  4. Planning and Organizing – Ability to establish a clearly defined and effective course of action for self and others to accomplish short and long term goals.
  5. Negotiation/ Communication/ Interpersonal Skills- Ability to speak, write, listen and secure information in a variety of settings. Ability to cooperate with others to achieve results. Ability to create and build relationships throughout the centre and the Association.
  6. Strategic Planning and Visioning – Ability to visualize future direction and formulate strategies, plans and action to achieve vision.
  7. Teamwork and Cooperation – Ability to work cooperatively and productively with others within and across organizational units to achieve common goals; demonstrates respect, cooperation, collaboration and consensus building.
  8. Self Management- Ability to appropriately manage one’s own emotions; maintain a calm and tactful composure under broad range of challenging circumstances and thing clearly and stay focused under pressure.


  • Post-secondary education in a related or applicable field.
  • Additional education, training, and experience working in an Aquatic facility or multi-service recreation facility.
  • Minimum 3 years management and supervisory experience
  • A combination of education and related work experience will be considered.
  • 3 satisfactory professional references
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Satisfactory criminal record check and clear vulnerable sector search
  • Physical ability to perform the tasks required

Knowledge, skills and abilities 

  • Detail oriented, self-starter and organized
  • Excellent time management and teamwork abilities
  • Excellent customer relationship skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proven computer skills and ability to work with Microsoft Office

Working Conditions 

  • Early morning, evening and weekend work will be required
  • Occasional participation in Y community events
  • Flexibility required to meet changing demands
  • Ability to travel periodically as required for training, meetings or events

Please apply with an application form (found on our website), cover letter and resume. This position will remain posted and open for applicants until a successful candidate is found. 

Application Process:

Please submit the following 3 documents

Applications will be accepted via email to the attention of: 


Chris Kinch, Director of Health, Fitness and Aquatics -
YMCA of Northern BC email:  


The YMCA of Northern BC thanks everyone for their interest in this opportunity. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

How to Apply
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Please apply with an application form (found on our website), cover letter and resume. This position will remain posted and open for applicants until a successful candidate is found.
Application Process:
Please submit the following documents:
• Cover Letter
• Resume
• YMCA Employment Application (located at http://nbc.ymca.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/nbcy_employment_application_aug2016.pdf)
Contact Details
Applications will be accepted via email to the attention of:
Chris Kinch, Director of Health, Fitness and Aquatics -
YMCA of Northern BC email:
www:   www.nbc.ymca.ca

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