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Aquatics Manager- Full time
Stroum Jewish Community Center
3801 East Mercer Way
Mercer Island, WA 98040

Principal Responsibilities:

Position Summary:

The Aquatics Manager is responsible for the safe and efficient management of all SJCC aquatics programs, maintenance and upkeep of the swimming pool facility, and supervision of aquatics staff.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position supervises the swim instructors, lifeguards, and swim coaches. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, scheduling, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Minimum Qualifications:


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and at least one year of supervisory experience within a pool/aquatics setting are required.

Previous experience and/or current skills must include: strong customer service skills and ability to work with people of all ages; strong organizational skills and ability to multitask; experience working effectively both independently and as part of a team.

Certificates and Licenses:

The following certifications are required and must be maintained:

The following certifications are recommended:

Computer Skills:

Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook is required.

Language Skills:

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Math Skills:

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent, and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to apply common sense understanding to the carrying out of detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The information described below represents the physical activities and surroundings one may encounter when performing the duties of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands: To perform the job, the employee is frequently required to talk, hear, walk, swim, paddle, and stand. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, climb, balance, kneel, bend, crouch, crawl, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is regularly required to lift, push, and/or pull persons or equipment over 100 pounds. Specific vision requirements include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

Environmental Conditions: The work is frequently performed around or in a pool facility, with a moderate noise level. Must have the ability to handle common pool chemicals. Surfaces are frequently slippery and wet. Occasionally work is performed in an office environment, with a moderate noise level. Local travel may be required.

Agency Information:

Located on Mercer Island, the J offers a variety of programs and activities for everyone from newborns to seniors. The J is home to an Early Childhood School, a newly remodeled state-of-the-art auditorium, an upgraded Fitness Center, an indoor pool, and more.