Aquatics Director - Full Time

St. Andrew's Parks & Playground Charleston , SC 29402

Posted 1 week ago

Aquatics Director

About St. Andrew's Family Fitness Plus!

St. Andrew's Family Fitness Plus! is part of the St. Andrew's Parish Parks & Playground Commission.

St. Andrew's Parish Parks and Playground Commission is regarded as an international model for independent parks and recreation agencies which raises the standards of excellence in our industry.

Since our inception in 1945, we have gained public confidence, trust, and respect. We serve customers of all ages in the St. Andrew's Public Service District and the greater Charleston area.

Our focus is on fun, fitness, wellness, and individual successes! We improve our customers' quality of life by strengthen community ties and offering a variety of innovative, entertaining, educational, and inspirational programs. We create a fun, safe, and exciting atmosphere and clean, contemporary facilities in which to help our customers and staff meet their goals and build self-esteem.

Job Summary

Develops, schedules and directs all recreational activities requiring use of the pool. Ensures participants have the opportunity to learn skills and have fun in a safe environment. Recommends and implements new programs.

Essential Duties

  • Ensuring the cleanliness of all agency facilities and property

  • Creating an inspiring experience for all agency customers

  • Hiring, supervising, training, and evaluating employees in the performance of department functions including head lifeguards, lifeguards, water safety instructors, and water aerobics instructors

  • Ensuring the current & appropriate certification of all aquatics employees including LG/WSI

  • Establishing department goals

  • Developing and administering department budgets

  • Acting to ensure the safety and well-being of participants using the pool facility

  • Determining what types of aquatics activities meet the needs of the community and fitness center members

  • Evaluating aquatics programs for effectiveness and recommending changes

  • Setting deadlines and policies for aquatics program registration

  • Making program fee recommendations to the Executive Director

  • Assigning shifts to lifeguards to ensure the pool is monitored at all times

  • Scheduling pool for special activities such as water hockey team practice or birthday parties

  • Coordinating summer aquatics day camps and use of the pool by participants of other agency day camps

  • Coordinating and/or teaching Red Cross swimming and lifesaving classes

  • Monitoring the pool for appropriate chemical and temperature levels

  • Maintaining inspection and pool operation reports and permits in compliance with DHEC

  • Maintaining records of aquatics activities conducted, participation levels, and other relevant items

  • Maintaining inventory of AED and First Aid equipment for all facilities. Ordering and stocking supplies as needed

  • Coordinating with the marketing director to ensure program information is available to the community

  • Substituting for absent lifeguards and other staff as necessary

  • Teaching lifeguard certification, CPR and First Aid certification classes

Education, Experience, and Certifications

  • A bachelor's degree in physical education or a related field is required.

  • Five years of experience in the aquatics field is required, with at least two of those years in a supervisory position

  • Equivalent combination of education, training, and experience sufficient to produce needed knowledge and skills is acceptable.

  • CLP (Certified Leisure Professional) certification is desired

  • Water Fitness Instructor certification is desired

  • CPO certification is required

  • CPR and First Aid certification is required

  • CPR and First Aid Instructor certification is required

  • Lifesaving certification is required

  • Lifesaving Instructor certification is required

  • A valid driver's license is required

Physical Demands

Accommodation may be made for some of these physical demands for otherwise qualified individuals who require and request such accommodation.

  • Mobility and visual acuity to inspect the pool and pool maintenance room

  • Mobility to stand, swim, instruct, and save others in the pool in depths of three feet to eight feet and widths of up to 25 yards

  • Mobility, strength, and eye/hand/foot coordination sufficient to offer medical assistance up to and including water rescue and CPR if needed

  • Strength to lift equipment or materials weighing up to 40 pounds

  • Strength to pull a person of up to 300 pounds in water

  • Manual dexterity to handle a variety of items such as pool vacuum, pressure washer, control knobs, switches

  • Close range vision to read printed materials and far range vision to accurately see participants across the entire pool area

  • Ability to use and handle pool chemicals with appropriate personal protection equipment

  • Hearing and speech sufficient to communicate in person or over the telephone

Compensation and Benefits

  • Salary commensurate with experience

  • Benefits include Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, LTD, Retirement, paid Vacation and Sick time, paid Holidays, and a free family membership to St. Andrew's Family Fitness Plus

St. Andrews Parks and Playground Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does


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