Aquatic & Youth Programs Manager

Altea Active - Winnipeg, MB (30+ days ago)

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Job Description

The Youth Programs & Aquatics Manager is personable, detail-oriented, active, energetic, and a zealous leader who plans, executes and oversees all youth programs and activities. They are an enthusiastic, water loving person who is zealous about upholding a quality Canadian Red Cross aquatics program for the members of Altea Active and our community.

You have an innate ability to program various youth activities such as rock climbing, ninja courses, aquatics, arts & crafts, summer camps etc. With the help of your associates you offer a positive, welcoming environment that delivers fun, enriching and socially engaging activities that stimulate all ages of participants and address each person’s unique needs. You follow the Canadian Red Cross Training and Certification initiatives to graduate participants through the program.

Your youthful spirit allows you to genuinely connect with your team members and effectively train and oversee them. You have leadership skills that allow you to encourage and motivate your team. You can adapt your communication and approach to suit any audience. You enjoy recruiting, selecting, training and consistently developing your high performing team members. You effectively utilize the department budget to build and manage your team’s schedule ensuring revenue targets are achieved.

You’re a go-getter who has a special aptitude for sales. You thrive in creating, managing and operating within a budget. You have an eye for detail and data with the ability to generate accurate reports to evaluate the overall performance of the program.

This job might be for you if you have the following talents & spirits:

  • You’re a Kid at Heart: You have a youthful energy and light up when you are around children, you’re a natural encourager and are incredibly patient. You’re able to teach children and can relate at their level.
  • You’re Cool Under Pressure: You’re cool, calm, collected and respond appropriately in emergency situations.
  • You’re a Competitor: You have a consistent desire to destroy monthly sales targets, and obliterate annual revenue goals. You’ve got a healthy appetite for competition and are always striving to win. You’re also tenacious. Not every customer is going to be a sale. Being able to bounce back if you lose a sale will be key for this job.
  • You’re Customer Service Orientated: You have a knack for customer service and can handle member questions and concerns in a professional manner. You listen and respond effectively to customer questions and resolves customer problems to the customer’s satisfaction.
  • You have Communication Superpowers: You play well with others and have excellent oral and written communication skills. You demonstrate the ability to convey thoughts and express ideas effectively using speech in individual or group situations; attend to and fully comprehend what others are saying.
  • You Have Leadership Skills: You can effectively direct the day-to-day activities of team members. You lead by example and are a role model to your colleagues and peers.
  • You’re Creative: You’re an information seeker and creatively make use of your resources. You enjoy participating in the development of new ideas and methods for program enhancement. You’re an innovative and creative thinker who is not constrained by conventional thinking or established approaches. You relish in creating and delivering fun, enriching and socially engaging activities for the youth and aquatics program participants.

To land this role you need to have;

  • Post-secondary education relating to the health and fitness industry/recreation management
  • Additional certifications or workshops relating to customer service are an asset
  • At least 1+ year experience working, and managing programs, with diverse populations
  • 3+ years’ experience developing and leading a team in aquatics programs from creating schedules to preparing curriculums, for clients ranging from age 3 to adult.
  • At least 4+ years direct work experience in youth program development, project management including process development and execution.
  • Must have current National Lifeguard Service (NLS) qualifications
  • All certifications must be maintained throughout employment. Proof of certifications must be provided prior to commencing.
  • All team members must have current CPR/First Aid certification prior to start date and must be maintained throughout employment
  • All team members must provide a recent Criminal Background Check prior to commencement of training and/or work.
  • All team members must have current CPR/First Aid certification prior to start date and must be maintained throughout employment
  • A recent Criminal Background Check prior to commencement of training and/or work.

Perks of this position include;

  • A competitive salary
  • Flex-plan health benefits
  • Complimentary individual membership
  • Complete training and development package
  • Working alongside great people in a culture that fosters empowerment
  • Career-defining growth and development opportunities

In your cover letter, please include an explanation of why your experience is specifically relevant to this role at Altea Active. We want to see your personal style - what makes you tick and why you think your next opportunity is with us.

PLEASE NOTE: The purpose of this job advertisement is to provide you with a glimpse into the full responsibilities. It is not a complete explanation of duties, responsibilities or requirements. We are an equal opportunity employer and believes in treating everyone fairly regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veterans status or any other legally-protected factors. We consider all qualified applicants for employment and upon request will provide accommodations to candidates taking part in the selection process.

We thank you for your interest; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Type: Full-time

Job Type: Full-time


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