YMCA of Greater Des Moines

  • Swim Lessons Coordinator

    Job ID
    Aquatic Programs
    Full-Time, Hourly
    Branch Name
    Waukee Family YMCA
    US-IA-Waukee (Waukee Family YMCA)
    Starting Wage/Salary
    USD $13.00/Hr.
    Maximum Wage/Salary
    USD $15.00/Hr.
    Work Hours
  • Overview

    The YMCA truly is a place FOR ALL. We believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to make a positive change in their life and that cost should never be barrier that keeps someone from that change. Whether it be learning to swim, taking the first steps in a more active lifestyle, or finding support in overcoming chronic disease, the Y never turns anyone away due to an inability to pay.


    At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Our staff members are people who drive this cause – it is because of our drive, our passion, our belief in others, and our belief in the strength of our mission that we are able to make a difference – every day. This position is a great career opportunity in an organization that can help you make a difference in people's lives! If this is your calling - apply now and begin your Y journey today!


    This position is a key part of the leadership team and is responsible for creating a positive, member-focused culture. This is carried out through role modeling, establishing expectations, communicating, and making decisions that are consistent with this culture.


    This position is primarily tasked with assisting the Aquatics Program Director in leadership for the aquatics facility and programs at the Waukee Family YMCA. This position is responsible for delivery of high quality aquatics programming, as well as managing to deliver safety, quality, and impact. This position supervises staff and volunteers and may manage community and vendor agreements and relationships.



    This posting closes on Sunday, November 18th, 2018. If you are interested in the position, please apply online by this date.



            1.  Create, develop and implement new and existing programs.
            2.  Manage assigned program areas and activities, ensuring

            programs comply with all applicable YMCA standards and    

            methods of operation and continually strive to attain the highest

            possible level of quality.
            3.  Expand participation in assigned programs.
            4.  Evaluate and review assigned programs to ensure consistent

             quality and safety.

            1.  Assist in the development and distribution of materials to

            market and promote programs
            2.  Coordinate communicate with assigned program participants. 
            3.  Assist in the identification of target audience(s) for assigned



            1.  Monitor schedule hours to ensure payroll achieves budget

            2.  Monitor and achieve participation goals that indicate revenue

            3.  Prepare and submit all required financial information and



             1.  Determine staffing needs of assigned program area(s) within

             YMCA guidelines and procedures.
             2.  Assist in recruiting process and manage selection process as

             determined by guidelines and procedures.
             3.  Conduct required orientation and training for assigned staff.
             4.  Manage, supervise, and evaluate assigned staff to ensure

             satisfactory job performance.
             5.  Manage and maintain staffing to cover all areas of assigned

             6.  Ensure applicable staff development opportunities are taken

             by assigned staff.
             7.  Prepare and submit payroll paperwork and time/attendance

             information as required by YMCA policies and procedures and in

             compliance with applicable laws and regulations.


             1.  Build relationships with members connecting each person

             with the YMCA.
             2.  Effectively maintain collaborative relationships with

             community organizations.
             3.  Serve as a YMCA representative, both within the organization and outside the organization.
             4.  Demonstrate and support the objectives of the organization

             as embodied in the mission statement and values.


    6)     OTHER
             1.  Assist in organization’s financial development efforts,

             including the annual fund raising campaign.
             2.  Serve on organization and community committees and teams

             as required.



    • Mission and Community Orientedability to model and teach YMCA values; champion inclusion activities, strategies and initiatives; ensure high-level services that differentiate YMCA from other providers; provide volunteers with orientation, training, development and recognition


    • People Oriented – ability to empathetically listen and communicate for understanding when negotiating and dealing with conflict; build relationships to create small communities; effectively tailor communications to appropriate audience; provide staff with feedback, coaching, guidance and support


    • Results Oriented – ability to hold staff accountable for high-quality results using a formal process to measure progress; conduct prototypes to support the launching of program and activities; provide others with framework for making decisions; develop, plan and manage best practices through engagement of team; cultivate relationships to support fundraising; effectively create and manage budgets


    • Personal Development Oriented – ability to utilize non-threatening methods to address sensitive issues and inappropriate behavior or performance; share new insights; facilitate change; model adaptability and an awareness of the impact of change


    • Ethical Behavior – ability to understand ethical behavior and business practices, and ensure that own behavior and the behavior of others is consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of the organization; maintain a work ethic that holds a high standard to organizational accountability


    • General Experience and Abilities - ability to demonstrate understanding of program development and management; effective and efficient time management; demonstrate capacity for managing and leading people; excellent organizational skills; ability to overcome resistance to leadership and take unpopular stands; ability to exemplify a “Y-Voice” that demonstrates determination, genuine concern, welcoming attitude, hopefulness and nurturing spirit





    1. Ability to read, write, and perform simple mathematical functions
    2. Completion of high school or equivalent
    3. One to two years related program and management experience
    4. American Red Cross CPR-PR/AED/First Aid Certication or equivalant
    5. American Red Cross Bloode Borne Pathogens Trainings or equivalent
    6. YMCA Lifeguard Certification or equivalent
    7. Online New Employee Safety Orientation (available upon hire)
    8. Y's Intro To Cause & Culture Training (available upon hire)
    9. Mandatory Child Abuse Reporter certification (available upon hire)
    10. Two years previous experience working with specific program(s)





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