Aquatics Program Coordinator Job Description

Aquatics Program Coordinator

Under the supervision of the Membership Services Director, the responsibility of the Program Coordinator is to develop and oversee all aspects of a high-quality youth development program that serves the needs of our community and the SLYMCA constituency. Additionally, the Program Coordinator will be responsible for the management of aquatic staff and programming at SLYMCA. All aspects of the youth development and aquatic programs will reinforce the four principles of Honesty, Caring, Respect, and Responsibility. 

The Program Coordinator is responsible for maintaining the highest safety standards in every aspect of the recreation center aquatic programs and pool management. The ability to manage multiple tasks and work with all people is essential.  Good interpersonal skills and willingness to be a team player is important. The Program Coordinator will carry out his/her responsibilities in accordance with established operating policies and procedures of the YMCA, ACA, and county, state, and federal agencies.


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field

  • Prior experience working with youth

  • At least 1 year working as a certified lifeguard


  • Current certification in Basic Life Support, Basic First Aid, and Emergency Oxygen Administration from ASHI or American Red Cross

  • Current YMCA or Red Cross Lifeguard certification

  • (Preferred) YMCA Swim Lesson or American Red Cross WSI instructor certificates

  • (Preferred) YMCA Lifeguard Instructor and ASHI BLS/FA/O2 Instructor certification OR a willingness to obtain Instructor-level certification within 60 days of hire.

    • Copies of certifications must be on file and it will be the individuals’ responsibility to update before cards expires.


The Sherman Lake YMCA Outdoor Center, offers camping, education, & retreat services, as well as a on site fitness center. We are located on 365 acres of forested woodland and waterfront in Augusta, Michigan. Sherman Lake YMCA Outdoor Center, located in southwestern MI (Augusta), delivers life-changing experiences through the discovery of the great outdoors, skill development and guidance in the importance of building healthy relationships.

Please submit resume to Rebecca Balko, Member Services Director or Jennifer Costie, Business Manager by September 30, 2019.