Greenleaf Hospitality

Aquatics & Youth Activities Manager

Posted Date 2 months ago(1/5/2024 8:28 PM)
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Child Care, Kalamazoo Country Club
Kalamazoo Country Club


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What You’ll Be Doing



The Aquatics and Youth Activities Manager is a multifaceted role responsible for overseeing aquatic programs and childcare services within the club. This position involves managing staff, ensuring safety and compliance, developing engaging programs, and creating a positive experience for both members and their families.


  • Provide effective leadership to both the aquatics and childcare teams, including lifeguards, swim instructors, childcare staff, and support staff.
  • Recruit, train, and supervise staff in both departments, conducting regular performance evaluations.
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive aquatics program, including swim lessons, water fitness classes, and recreational swim activities.
  • Create a diverse and engaging schedule of aquatic events to accommodate members of all ages and skill levels.
  • Establish and enforce safety protocols and procedures to ensure a safe aquatic environment.
  • Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal regulations related to aquatic facilities and programs.
  • Develop and oversee a high-quality childcare program that aligns with the needs of club members.
  • Create a variety of childcare activities and events, ensuring a safe and nurturing environment for children.
  • Implement and enforce safety and hygiene standards within the childcare facilities.
  • Ensure compliance, regulations and any other applicable childcare standards.
  • Oversee the maintenance and cleanliness of both aquatic and childcare facilities, ensuring they meet safety and quality standards.
  • Collaborate with the facility management team to address maintenance needs and improvements.
  • Build positive relationships with members, addressing their needs and concerns related to both aquatics and childcare programs.
  • Develop and manage the budgets for both aquatics and childcare departments, ensuring financial goals are met.
  • Maximize revenue through program fees, private lessons, and special events in both areas.
  • Collaborate with marketing to promote events and increase member participation.
  • Oversee the hiring and training of qualified swim instructors, lifeguards, childcare providers, and staff.
  • Prepare regular reports on program participation, financial performance, and member feedback for both aquatics and childcare.
  • Analyze data to identify trends and opportunities for improvement in both areas.


What You Need for this Position

  • Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education, or a related field preferred.
  • 2+ years of experience in aquatics and childcare management, program development, and staff supervision.
  • Proven experience in a leadership role within aquatics and childcare management.
  • Abilitiy to be Lifeguard, CPR, and First Aid certified.
  • Aquatics certifications such as Water Safety Instructor (WSI) and Certified Pool Operator (CPO) preferred.
  • Early childhood education credentials and experience in childcare management.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Knowledge of industry trends, best practices, and safety standards in both aquatics and childcare.
  • Ability to create and maintain a positive and inclusive environment for both adults and children.

What's in it for You

  • Annual bonus opportunity 
  • Accrued PTO starts immediately and is available as soon as a minimum of 2 hours is accrued
  • 401K with 100% match up to 3% and 50% match up for the next 2%
  • Medical/Dental/Vision/Disability/Life Insurance 
  • Robust Employee Assistance Program providing a wide range of services including up to 7 free counseling sessions per year
  • Health and wellness reimbursement up to $600 annually for items like massages, gym memberships, running shoes etc.
  • 10% discount on GHG outlets
  • (1) shift meal provided per day
  • Discounted hotel rates at Radisson Hotel Group branded properties worldwide
  • Monthly cell phone stipends
  • Annual leadership classes and trainings
  • Parental Leave Program
  • Flexible work schedule


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