YMCA of Greater Des Moines Aquatics Program Coordinator in Windsor Heights (Walnut Creek Family YMCA), Iowa

GENERAL FUNCTION: Operating within the policies, procedures, and practices of the YMCA of Greater Des Moines, this position is responsible for managing and organizing assigned programs and maintaining a safe, hazard-free aquatics environment. This position supervises staff and volunteers and may manage community and vendor agreements and relationships.



  • Manage assigned program areas and activities, ensuring programs comply with all applicable YMCA standards and methods of operation an continually strive to attain the highest possible level of quality.

  • Expand participation in assigned programs.

  • Evaluate and review all aspects of assigned programs to ensure consistent quality and safety.

  • Assist in development and distribution of materials to market and promote programs.


  • Monitor assigned budget to ensure revenue and expenses are consistent with approved budget plan.

  • Prepare and submit all required financial information and reports.


  • Assist in recruiting process and manage selection and hiring process as determined by guidelines and procedures.

  • Conduct required orientation and training for assigned staff.

  • Manage, supervise, and evaluate assigned staff to ensure satisfactory job performance.

  • Manage and maintain staffing to cover all areas of assigned program(s).

  • Ensure applicable staff development opportunities are taken by assigned staff.

  • Prepare and submit payroll paperwork and time/attendance information as required by YMCA policies and procedures and in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.


  • Build relationships with members connecting each person with the YMCA.

  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with community organizations.

  • Serve as a YMCA representative, both within the organization and outside the organization.

  • Demonstrate and support the objectives of the organization as embodied in the mission statement and values.


  • Assist in organization’s financial development efforts, including the annual fund raising campaign.

  • Plan, prepare and organize special events as required.

  • Serve on organization and community committees and teams as required.

  • Demonstrate and support the objectives of the Association as embodied in the mission statement and values.


  • Ability to read, write, and perform simple mathematical functions

  • Previous supervision experience

  • Current American Red Cross Lifeguarding/CPR-PR/AED/First Aid and Blood Borne Pathogens Certifications or equivalent approved by the YMCA of Greater Des Moines


  1. Ability to accept and demonstrate the Y’s values.

  2. Ability to communicate with a Y-voice, demonstrating determination, genuine concern, a welcoming attitude, hopefulness and a nurturing spirit.

  3. Ability to demonstrate a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs.

  4. Ability to work effectively with people of different background, abilities, opinions and perceptions.

  5. Ability to build rapport, creating relationships and motivating members and staff.

  6. Ability to listen first, seeking to understand the other person’s point of view and remain calm in challenging situations.

  7. Ability to take initiative and assist in developing others.

  8. Ability to make sound judgments and transfer learning from one situation to another.

  9. Ability to embrace new approaches and discover ideas to created a better member experience.

  10. Ability to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members.

  11. Ability to work with minimal supervision, taking initiative to assist in developing others.

  12. Ability to maintain confidentiality on member and staff information.

  13. Ability to demonstrate professional conduct at all times.

  14. Ability to serve as a healthy lifestyles role model for members and staff.

  15. Ability to use organizational skills to effectively manage time, tasks and job responsibilities.

  16. Ability to effectively lead and supervise others.

  17. Attend trainings and/or courses to maintain certification and/or as required by the YMCA

ID: 2018-2224

Shift: Varies

External Company URL: www.dmymca.org

Street: 948 73rd Street

Post End Date: 9/1/2018