Goodman Aquatic Center Manager / Aquatics Director

Goodman Aquatic Center 7762 County Road PD, Verona WI

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Summary: Oversees the day-to-day operation, maintenance, and administration of the Goodman Aquatic Center annually. Oversees the hiring, training, testing, and certification of staff. Develops and implements various aquatic programs. Ensures that all appropriate water health and safety standards are maintained. This transitional year from one manager to another will allow for the previous manager to be available as needed, and allow time for the new manager to become properly certified and licensed for various duties.

Pay: Salary to be determined based on experience and qualifications


  • Employee will have scheduled work hours (not to exceed 15/week) while the pool is closed (September-May). This time is to be used to schedule maintenance, pool opening, and pool closing, hiring guards and staff, arranging training for guards and staff, and additional duties as needed.
  • Employee will have scheduled work hours (40/week) while the pool is open June-August, but will also be expected to be on-call whenever the pool is open and available for emergencies.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversees and coordinates the recruitment, training, scheduling, certification, and performance of employees of the facility; supervises the day-to-day activities of staff.
  • Oversees and coordinates the administration of the facility, including scheduling of facility operations.
  • Oversees the maintenance of the pools, including chemistry, climate control, cleanliness, and related maintenance.
  • Ensures that all appropriate water, environmental, health, and safety standards are maintained; ensures pools are compliant with all local, state, and national requirements and current on all necessary certifications required for operation.
  • Develops, implements, and oversees a variety of aquatics programs for Camp Shalom and members of the general public.
  • Participates in and teaches aquatic and safety certification training sessions, as necessary.
  • Participates in the development of annual operating budgets and provides fiscal direction to the board.
  • Develops and maintains records of operational facility usage; monitors and maintains inventories of pool equipment and supplies.
  • Manages concession operations.
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree; at least 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Certification/Licensure: American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification; American Red Cross Professional Rescuer CPR/AED Certification; Certified Pool Operator (CPO); ServSafe Certification
    • May be working towards fulfilling certificates.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required

  • Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports.
  • Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments.
  • Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications.
  • Ability to supervise and train employees, including organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Records maintenance skills.
  • Knowledge of customer service standards and procedures.
  • Ability to enforce safety procedures.
  • Knowledge of optimal swimming pool water chemistry, temperature, and cleanliness standards.
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local regulations, policies, and guidelines for the operation of public swimming pools.
  • Ability to recruit, train, and certify student lifeguards and others.
  • Skills in program planning and development.
  • Knowledge of budget preparation, cost estimating, monitoring, and fiscal management principles and procedures.

Conditions of Employment

  • Must maintain certification status.
  • Must pass a pre-employment criminal background check.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • Moderate physical activity. Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 25 pounds or standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day.
  • Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.
  • Work may involve moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.

Learn more about the Goodman Aquatic Center, a program of the Jewish Federation of Madison, enjoyed by nearly 10,000 swimmers each year.