YMCA of Greater Seattle

Pool Manager

4 months ago
Regular Full-Time
# of Openings
Matt Griffin YMCA
3595 S 188th Street
USD $18.00/Hr.
USD $23.00/Hr.


Who are we?

At the Seattle Y, we are an inclusive organization of men, women and children with a shared commitment to nurture the potential of youth, promote healthy living and foster social responsibility.

At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. We work side-by-side with our neighbors throughout King and south Snohomish counties to help kids and families thrive – and apply their positive behaviors and goals at home, school, the workplace and beyond.

  • 13 branches
  • 2 overnight camps
  • 10 swimming pools
  • More than 200 program sites

Where you’ll work…

You’ll work in our welcoming membership facility that offers programs ranging from health and wellness, to family programs, to child care, to aquatics (access is a staff benefit - swim a few laps before work, take a yoga class, do some laps on the track before you go home, if you like!). 


The Seattle Y offers a competitive pay range and excellent benefit package including YMCA membership, health, dental, life and disability insurance; tuition assistance; 12% retirement contribution, as eligible.

If this sounds like an organization you'd like to work for, read on!


What you’ll be doing…

We are looking for responsible leaders who are excited by the prospect of developing and leading our team of Swim Instructors and Lifeguards.  This position will serve on an engaging and dynamic team, playing a key role in developing the potential of our young people and ensuring aquatic safety standards are met.  The Pool Manager will oversee the day-to-day operations of the natatorium, connecting with member and program participants daily ensuring exceptional program quality and participant experience, supervise the aquatic staff and volunteers, including hiring and training, and create the pool schedule.  The typical schedule will be Wednesday through Sunday, with exceptions for events and school breaks.


Who are you?

If you're the right candidate for the job, you love working with and mentoring new staff and teaching the joy of swimming to children and adults. You can strike a balance between completing administrative tasks and helping others to learn and succeed. You can command a class of 3 – 6 children through swim instruction. You keep the safety of participants at the forefront of your work while teaching them to thrive in an aquatic environment.


You should have:

  • Four+ years of related aquatic experience, including staff and volunteer supervision, and program development.
  • Ability/experience training and supervising Aquatic employees.
  • Current state approved first-aid and CPR for the Professional Rescuer certifications.
  • Current YMCA Lifeguard trainer or equivalent certification recognized by the YMCA of Greater Seattle Aquatic Standards.
  • Ability to respond to safety and emergency situations.
  • Strong communications skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to communicate affectively at all levels of the organization and to represent the Y in a professional manner.
  • Strong computer skills, including word processing, database, spreadsheet software, and web-based applications.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of, and previous experience with, diverse populations (language, culture, race, physical ability, sexual orientation, etc.). Ability to speak any language in addition to English may be helpful. 
  • Experience with budget management and fund raising.

You'll be a great fit for the Seattle Y and Aquatics Team if you:

  • Thrive on working in a collaborative environment
  • Are very adaptable
  • Have high ownership and strong work ethic
  • Are a great problem solver who can think on your feet
  • Truly enjoy being of service to people
  • Like being part of a team that cares about one another as people and enjoy working together
  • Want to know that the work you do contributes to building a better, stronger community for all

The YMCA of Greater Seattle is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity. We are a drug & alcohol-free workplace


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