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YMCA of Owen Sound Grey Bruce
in Owen Sound, On
invites applications for the position of
Program Coordinator - Aquatics

Sunday, August 18, 2024

Job Description

Position Title: Program Coordinator - Aquatics

Department: Health, Fitness and Aquatics

Worksite Location: Owen Sound, ON

Position Type: Full-time, Permeant

Cat: 1

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Shifts: Must be able to work a minimum of 2-3 evenings per week and 2 weekends per month. This full-time position requires a flexible work schedule including early mornings, evenings, weekends, and holidays as required subject to program needs.

Hourly Rate: $22.78 - $25.88 per hour

Start Date: ASAP

Application Deadline: August 18, 2024

The Opportunity:

Reporting to the Aquatics Supervisor, the Program Coordinator - Aquatics is responsible for the coordination of the YMCA swimming lesson program and igniting the potential in both staff and participants throughout the delivery of aquatic programs, including swim lessons, aquatic certification courses, aquatic recreation and leisure activities that are reflective of and support the recreational needs of the community in which we operate.


  • Works with the Aquatics Supervisor to develop, implement, deliver, and evaluate a full range of quality aquatic programs and services for participants of all ages which includes overseeing swimming lessons and Advance Courses.
  • Coordinates space for swimming lessons and private pool bookings.
  • Coordinates Swim Lesson Program, including but not limited to, the planning and maintenance of the lesson schedule, promotion, registration support, and waitlists.
  • Assist Aquatic Supervisor in direct delivery of staff training as required.
  • Act as Team Lead for evening or weekend swimming lessons.
  • Assisting the Aquatic Supervisor with recruiting, and onboarding, including interviews, reference checks, training document tracking and orientation.
  • Assists Aquatic Supervisor, in training and ensuring aquatics staff are knowledgeable of applicable legislation, are trained to respond appropriately in emergency situations, safe program delivery, safe equipment and material use, incident reporting and follow-up when necessary.
  • Provides onsite supervision to all aquatic staff and programs during the evenings, and weekends and in the absence of the Aquatic Supervisor.
  • Other duties as required.

We are building a community where everyone can reach their full potential, including you! Join the YMCA and become part of a global movement that:

  • Values diversity.
  • Sees the potential in everyone.
  • Has been helping people grow in spirit, mind, and body for 175 years.

Just Some of the Benefits of Working at the YMCA…

  • Comprehensive and ongoing training.
  • Free YMCA membership.
  • Great long term and upward career opportunities.
  • Medical, dental, and pension benefits (based on #hrs)
  • Working with fun, dependable, and passionate co-workers.

The YMCA’s Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion and Equality:

The YMCA of Owen Sound Grey Bruce values the diversity of people and communities and is committed to excellence and inclusion in our Association. We are committed to an environment that is barrier free. If you require accommodation during the hiring process, please inform us in advance to arrange reasonable and appropriate accommodation.

Required Qualifications

The YMCA’s Commitment to Trust and Safety:

As part a of trusted charitable organization, you can expect to receive excellent service and safety training throughout your YMCA career. As the first step in your journey, you will be required to:

  • Confirm you are legally entitled to work in Canada.
  • Provide a current Standard First Aid, CPR-C, & AED certificate (or willingness to complete prior to starting work).
  • Provide a current and satisfactory Criminal Reference Check / Vulnerable Sector Search issued no later than ninety (90) days preceding your start date.
  • Provide 3 professional references.
  • Demonstrate your sincere interest by:
    • Confirming Degree or diploma in Recreation and Leisure or a relevant and related field
    • A minimum of two (2) years’ experience in recreation programming, inclusive of minimum one (1) year in an aquatic programming role.
    • A minimum of 6 months staff or volunteer training experience.
    • Current National Lifeguard certification.
    • Current Standard First Aid / CPR level C / AED certification
    • Current Swim Instructor certification
    • Current Aquatic Supervisor Certification; required or willing to obtain.
    • Certifications to teach aquatic leadership courses (National Lifeguard, Lifesaving Society /or YMCA Instructor, Standard First Aid/ CPR-AED) is an asset.
    • YMCA Aquatic Fitness Certification; required or willing to obtain within 6 months.
    • Current Pool Operator certification, an Asset.
    • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite (familiarity with Active Net database an asset, but not necessary).
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Contact Information

Email résumé, cover letter and YMCA Employment/Volunteer Application Form to: Marilyne Jones, Aquatic Supervisor,