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YMCA of Greater Seattle District Director – Aquatics in Bothell, Washington


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The Y actively promotes a culture free from bias and injustice. We are dedicated to removing institutional and systemic barriers that result in oppression and racism. We will be accountable to marginalized communities for creating equitable and sustainable environments where social justice is woven into every facet of our programs, and by caring for our communities in a culturally versatile and respectful manner.

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Job Summary

YMCA of Greater Seattle seeks a dynamic, mission-driven District Director to support long-term strategy, drive quality, consistency and equity in aquatics area and nurture relationships with local key community stakeholders in a designated district (comprised of 4 - 5 full-service branches). The District Director will provide program expertise, multi-site leadership and a high level of staff development acumen to ensure a best in class member experience within their respective district’s branches. The District Director will work with the District Executive, Branch Executives, Aquatics Center of Excellence (COE), fellow District Directors and Aquatic Directors to collaboratively lead the district’s strategy and vision both internally and externally, as set by Senior Leadership. In close partnership with the highly collaborative YMCA of Greater Seattle leadership, the District Director is expected to build upon the organization’s success, constructing and fulfilling all assigned financial and operational goals and objectives. We are seeking a proven leader who can direct and support change management with ease. The District Director will be comfortable motivating, communicating, and influencing in a multitude of environments with a diversity, equity, and inclusion lens.


  • Directly supervises Aquatics branch staff in respective home branch and is the dotted line supervisor of the Aquatics Directors in the 3-4 other branches within a district. Provides leadership and direction by coaching and providing overall direction, performance management, and development to staff.

  • In partnership with Centers of Excellence, District Executive and Branch Executives within a district, support the operational growth of a District through growth and member experience including program expansion.

  • Serves as a subject matter expert and thought leader in the area of administration at the district level as well as association-wide

  • Supports program delivery of Association-wide strategy within a district to assure high quality results, which support district and association mission, goals and strategies.

  • Train, evaluate, and manage staff and volunteers in assigned areas. Grow and develop staff potential.

  • Ensure that safety procedures are followed and that all programs are in compliance with YMCA standards and all regulations and applicable standards.

  • Play a significant role in financial development within designated home branch.

  • Play a support role in board development within designated home branch.


  • Bachelor's degree in program area or related field or equivalent education/experience.

  • 5 years of leadership experience leading teams in designated functional area (Aquatics).

  • Broad knowledge of aquatics programs best practices.

  • Comfort navigating electronic reporting and tracking systems

  • Certified in CPR and First Aid for the Professional Rescuer certifications.

  • Ability to respond to safety and emergency situations.

  • District Directors are required to have personal cell phone.

  • Prefer knowledge of, and previous experience with, diverse populations (language, culture, race, physical ability, sexual orientation, etc.).

  • Demonstrated ability to develop a strategy and implement through change management.

  • Additional experience, training and/or certifications may be required depending on program area. For Aquatics: Current YMCA Lifeguard trainer or equivalent certification recognized by the YMCA of Greater Seattle Aquatic Standards.

  • Prefer knowledge of and previous experience with, diverse populations (language, culture, race, physical ability, sexual orientation, etc.). Ability to speak any language in addition to English may be helpful.

At the Seattle Y, we are an inclusive organization of people with a shared commitment to nurture the potential of youth, promote healthy living, and foster social responsibility. We also believe in supporting the wellbeing of our employees and offer a free Y membership as a benefit of employment.

Become a leader on our team at the YMCA of Greater Seattle where we promote a continuous learning environment and career opportunities.

“YGS is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating a diverse and equitable work environment. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran , or any other status protected by local, state , or federal law.

We are a drug & alcohol-free workplace; all job offers are contingent on the results of a background check and (on applicable jobs) drug screening, including screening for marijuana. We participate in the Federal E-Verify system.

If you need assistance of any kind with the application process, reach out to recruiting@seattleymca.org or the HR department at 206.382.5082.”


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Job Locations US-WA-Bothell

Posted Date 2 months ago (2/12/2021 4:00 PM)

ID 2021-11233

Type Regular Full-Time

# of Openings 1

Location Northshore YMCA

Category Membership Services

Address 11811 NE 195th Street

Minimum compensation USD $70,729.00/Yr.