Under the supervision of the Executive Director of Youth Development and Swim, the Director of Competitive Swimming is responsible for the leadership and direction of the YMCA’s Competitive Swimming program ensuring that all aspects of the program fulfill the mission, vision, and goals of the YMCA.
- Provides vision, leadership, and management of the day-to-day operations of the successful, values-oriented YMCA of Northwest North Carolina competitive swimming program, including senior competitive teams, age group competitive teams, junior competitor programs, and master’s programs. This includes regular visits to each of the 10 sites to ensure high standards of program quality and excellence as well as positive relationships with all staff, parents, and athletes.
- Recruits and hires diverse staff and volunteer teams across multiple dimensions of diversity. In coordination with Learning and Leadership Development, ensures that all staff are developing as Cause-driven leaders by implementing individual development plans.
- Provides vision, leadership, and management to the Associate Head Swim Coaches, while also providing support to all part-time staff that includes coaching and leadership traits to ensure a high-quality swim program.
- Models relationship-building skills in all interactions. Leads the implementation of open, clear, consistent, and effective communication with athletes, parents, branch staff, volunteers, and coaches. Actively builds collaborative working relationships with branch aquatic directors, YMCA associate branch directors, and YMCA administration.
- Prefers a baccalaureate undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university with at least 5-10 years age group coaching experience, preferably with a YMCA.
- Models a commitment to the YMCA Mission, Cause, values and leadership competency model.
- Strong ability to be an engaging presence leading staff and programs.
- Strong organizational and planning skills.
- Outstanding communication skills, the ability to determine and set priorities, manage his/her staff members’ work schedule; as well as, the capacity to handle multiple tasks appropriately in a fast-paced work environment.
- Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.
- Bi-lingual desired but not required.
- Prefers ASCA level 4 swimming coach certifications.