Job Posting 72104

Aquatics Manager, Association Lead
YMCA of Greater Vancouver
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
955 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1Y2
closes in 9 days (Mon, 28 Jun)
full time  •  Under Review plus full benefits package

Date Posted:                        June 7, 2021


Position Title:                       Manager, Aquatics – Association Lead

Location:                               Tong Louie Family YMCA, Surrey, B.C. 

Terms:                                   Permanent, Full Time (will require regular evening and weekend work)

Compensation:                    Under Review plus full benefits package 

Start Date:                            ASAP


Reports To:                           Vice President – Health, Fitness, Aquatics



The YMCA cares about raising healthy and resilient kids, ensuring youth feel confident and supported, and helping people feel healthy and connected to others in the community. As the Lower Mainland's largest operational charity, our staff and volunteers provide vital community services that have a positive impact on some of the community's most pressing social issues. 


We’ve been a part of the Lower Mainland for more than 130 years––a place where people of every age and background find the support they need to reach their potential. Serving 120,000 people annually, the YMCA of Greater Vancouver provides programs and services in health and fitness, aquatics, child care, camp, employment, education and training, child and family development, immigrant services, global initiatives, youth leadership development and health management. In all things, we align our activities with our values:


  • Do the right thing - We are caring, respectful, honest and responsible in all we do
  • Put people first - We believe in the strengths, perspectives and passion of people
  • Keep our promises -We do what we say we will do
  • Lead by example -We are courageous, speak with conviction, listen attentively and collaborate


The YMCA of Greater Vancouver is in our third phase an ambitious strategic plan with a 10-year vision to build healthier, more connected communities, where everyone reaches their potential. We are in the midst of significantly expanding our physical and social infrastructure, with additions to four new health, fitness and aquatic centres, 1,500 new child care spaces, and a plan to double our services offered to youth. 


Nature & Scope:  


As part of the Health, Fitness, Aquatics and Tong Louie Family YMCA Leadership Team, the Manager, Aquatics – Association Lead, will be based out of our 75,000 square foot Surrey recreation centre of community. The position will be responsible for leading all aspects of aquatics for the YMCA including association-wide Aquatics initiatives to increase growth and capacity of 4-7 pools across B.C. In addition to ensuring service and program quality standards are being met and exceeded; this role also involves active participation and leadership in fundraising through our YMCA Community Campaign. Flexibility to schedule work on evenings and weekends will be necessary.


Major Responsibilities:


  • Provides leadership, direction and guidance to Aquatics staff across the Association, leading 4-7 pools across B.C.
  • Interprets current industry expectations and develops and implements strategies that achieve and sustain program growth for aquatic programming
  • Coordinates the delivery of high quality programs and services that meet provincial and YMCA requirements and standards for programs supervised.
  • Progressively evaluates and adjust current Aquatics programming to meet the needs of YMCA members
  • Manages targets in annual operating plans and budgets
  • Provides support to the YMCA of Greater Vancouver Association regarding aquatics-based initiatives and strategies
  • Ensures new employees and volunteers receive role and program specific orientation and training
  • Coaches, develops and supports employees and volunteers to achieve excellence in service delivery

Other Responsibilities:


  • Role models service standards and provide leadership through direct service delivery, with a focus on program quality and participant engagement
  • Support the YMCA’s philanthropic work through delivery of the YMCA Community Campaign
  • Participate in task groups, special events and opportunities that further the Association mission, vision and strategic initiatives and strengthen the culture of integration across departments, teams and branches



  • Post-Secondary education or degree in a related field (Kinesiology, Recreation Management, Human Kinetics, Physical Education, Sports Health Science)
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse aquatics clientele
  • Minimum 3 years managerial experience
  • Minimum 5 years related experience
  • Experience as a Lifeguard/Swim Instructor 
  • Able to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends
  • Access to vehicle for regular travel within the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley
  • Current Standard First Aid, CPR-C and AED certification required
  • Successful candidates will be required to provide a current and satisfactory Criminal Reference Check/Vulnerable Sector Search issued no later than six (6) months preceding your start date   
  • 3 professional references




Commitment to Organization and Values:   Demonstrates and promotes a personal understanding of and appreciation for mission, vision, strategic outcomes and values of the YMCA of Greater Vancouver.

Service Orientation:  Deliberately identifies needs and wants of members/participants as priority, and creates opportunities to enhance each and every person’s YMCA experience.

Teamwork:  Ability to work effectively with others to achieve optimal collective results.

Communication:  Ability to speak, write, listen, and secure information in a variety of settings

Outcomes Oriented:  Ability to lead, manage, and achieve identified goals.


Application deadline: June 28, 2021 at 6:00pm


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