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Seattle Parks and Recreation is looking for an Aquatics Manager who can recruit swimmers of color.  The applicant must be a visionary leader who can develop relationships with staff, community agencies, and community leaders. A strong candidate for this position must possess superior leadership skills, demonstrate sound judgment, initiative, program development and independent thinking and be a great communicator. This position will have both internal and external facing responsibilities.

The Aquatics Manager manages an expense budget of about $10M with delegated authority to exercise substantial discretion in allocating financial resources, including budget adjustments, dealing with multiple funding sources and complying with funding source requirements. Manages all revenue streams, including collection, accounting, and routing of funds for recreation programs, facility rentals, contractual relationships, and merchandise sales; maintains accountability for all reports, reconciliations, and expenditures.

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Minimum qualifications for those wishing to apply:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree* from an accredited college or university in Recreation, Business Administration, Public Administration, Leisure Services or related field.
  • Five years of full-time recreation work with final responsibility for planning, coordinating, and implementing a variety of aquatics programs. At least three (3) years of this experience must have been supervisory and have included responsibility for budget preparation/development.

For additional information contact: Seattle Municipal Tower 700 5th Avenue, Suite 5500 Seattle, WA 98104 206-684-8088

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Comments (2)

  • Erika Coates

    How can I get my kids signed up

    • Black Kids Swim

      We recommend YMCA’s and municipal aquatics programs for learn-to-swim programs.


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