Career Openings

The Y is looking for cause-driven leaders who want to bring about meaningful change in individuals and communities.

We are committed to providing our staff with the resources and support they need to make a real difference in society and to learn, grow and thrive personally and professionally.

- Neil Nicoll, President & CEO

YMCA of the USA

YMCA Employment Application

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

Position:  Child Care Cook

Days/Times:

Monday thru Friday; 7:30am- 2:00pm

Duties:

The Cook is responsible for preparing nutritious, good tasting and appealing meals and snacks in accordance with the scheduled menu plan for the center. It is the Cook’s responsibility to maintain established standards of sanitation, safety and food preparation and storage as set by the local and state health departments; maintains an orderly, sanitary, and safe kitchen. It is also the Cook’s duty to make sure the meals are delivered to the classrooms in a timely manner and in preparation of family style meal service, with proper portion sizes in accordance with the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) guidelines for the children’s age and development, as well as, accomodations for children with any special dietary concerns or food allergies. The Cook purchases all food and supplies necessary and keeps records required by CACFP and the YMCA.  This position requires an individual to be organized and have good time management skills.

Requirements:

Experience in child food service and/or commercial food preparation and management desirable. Knowledge of CACFP requirements also desirable.

Effective oral and written communication skills.

Must have a current CPR Certification or willingness to complete.

Must be willing to complete any ongoing training as required by the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and the YMCA.

Ability to work as a team with an assistant cook and other child care staff members.

Application Process:

You may download the YMCA Employment Application or pick up an application from the YMCA Member Service Desk.  Please submit your application to the attention of Jennifer Karpowich, Program Director.

Position: Infant/Toddler Caregiver

Days/Times:

AM & PM Hours Available = Monday thru Friday

Duties:

To provide a warm and nurturing environment in which children can grow in spirit, mind and body, while having fun in a safe and supervised environment. Implementation of planned daily activities that are educational, creative and developmentally appropriate.

Requirements:

Must have a high school diploma and previous experience working with children. A person with any educational classes or background in an area working with children is desired.

Must have a current CPR Certification or willingness to complete.

Must be willing to complete any ongoing training as required by the State of ND for licensed child care.

Application Process:

You may download the YMCA Employment Application or pick up an application from the YMCA Member Service Desk. All applicants should apply in person with copies of their current certifications available for review.  Please submit applications attention to Janine Jorgenson, Program Director.

Position: Pre-School Teacher 

Days/Times:

Monday thru Friday; 7:30am- 2:00pm

Duties:

To provide a warm and nurturing environment in which children can grow in spirit, mind and body, while having fun in a safe and supervised environment. Planning and Implementation of planned daily activities that are educational, creative and developmentally appropriate, following the Creative Curriculum.  Maintaining open communication with families enrolled in the program.

Requirements:

Must have a degree in Early Childhood or Elementary Education, with the ability to adapt to a pre-school developmental level for planning activities.  Previous experience working with children.  Previous experience working with Creative Curriculum preferred.

Must have a current CPR Certification or willingness to complete.

Must be willing to complete any ongoing training as required by the State of ND for licensed child care.

Application Process:

You may download the YMCA Employment Application or pick up an application from the YMCA Member Service Desk.  Submit application along with a current resume to the attention of Jennifer Karpowich, Program Director.  All applicants should have copies of their current certifications available for review. 

Position: Pre-School Caregiver

Days/Times:

2:00 – 6:00pm, Monday thru Friday

Duties:

To provide a warm and nurturing environment in which children can grow in spirit, mind and body, while having fun in a safe and supervised environment. Implementation of planned daily activities that are educational, creative and developmentally appropriate.

Requirements:

Must have a high school diploma and previous experience working with children. A person with any educational classes or background in an area working with children is desired.

Must have a current CPR Certification or willingness to complete.

Must be willing to complete any ongoing training as required by the State of ND for licensed child care.

Application Process:

You may download the YMCA Employment Application or pick up an application from the YMCA Member Service Desk. All applicants should apply in person with copies of their current certifications available for review.  Please submit applications attention to Jennifer Karpowich, Program Director.

Position:  School-Age Caregiver

Days/Times:

During the school year:  2:30pm – 6:00pm, Monday - Friday

During the summer months:  AM & PM day shifts available, Monday – Friday

Duties:

To provide a warm and nurturing environment in which children can grow in spirit, mind and body, while having fun in a safe and supervised environment. Implementation of planned daily activities that are educational, creative and developmentally appropriate.

Requirements: Must have a high school diploma and previous experience working with children.  A person with any educational classes or background in an area working with children is desired.

Must have a current CPR Certification or willingness to complete.

Must be willing to complete any ongoing training as required by the State of ND for licensed child care.

Application Process:

You may download the YMCA Employment Application or pick up an application from the YMCA Member Service Desk.  All applicants should apply in person with copies of their current certifications available for review.

HEALTHY LIVING

Position: Water Aerobic Instructor

Days/Times:

Tue/Thur 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Saturday 9:00-10:00 a.m.

Duties:

To lead a group in a water fitness class using proper execution of exercises in a safe, professional and enthusiastic manner. Supervision of participants to make sure that they are utilizing good exercise techniques, along with education on proper fitness and use of equipment.

Requirements:

Water Aerobic certifications a plus, or a willingness to complete the necessary workshops and trainings to acquire the proper training to teach.

Current CPR Certification or willingness to complete.

Application Process:

You may download the YMCA Employment Application or pick up an application from the YMCA Member Service Desk. All applicants should apply in person with copies of their current certifications available for review.

Position: Lifequard

Days/Times:

Various Days and Hours

Duties:

To provide a safe and friendly environment for members and guests during lap swim, family swim, open swim and other special aquatic events. Other responsibilities will include basic pool area and record upkeep, with any other assigned duties by the Aquatic Director as needed.

Requirements:

Must have a current CPR for the Professional Rescuer Certification.

Must have a current First Aide Certification.

Must have a YMCA or American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification.

Application Process:

You may download the YMCA Employment Application or pick up an application from the YMCA Member Service Desk. All applicants should apply in person with copies of their current certifications available for review.

Position: Swimming Instructor

Days/Times:

Various Days and Hours

Duties:

To provide a safe and friendly environment for participants during swimming lessons. Ability to teach all six levels of American Red Cross Water Safety Classes. You must have a strong desire to work with young children in a very challenging environment, be outgoing and an energetic person. Other responsibilities will include daily safety checks, evaluations of students, maintenance of swimming equipment, with any other assigned duties by the Aquatic Director.

Requirements:

Must have a current CPR for the Professional Rescuer Certification.

Must have a current First Aide Certification.

Must have an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Certification or YMCA Principles of Swimming.

Application Process:

You may download the YMCA Employment Application or pick up an application from the YMCA Member Service Desk. All applicants should apply in person with copies of their current certifications available for review.

Position: Youth Fitness Class Instructor

Days/Time:

Variable: After school hours beentween 3:30 – 7:30 pm; Saturday mornings between 8 am – noon.

Duties:

To plan and implement appropriate fitness activities for youth group exercise classes within the approximate ages of 8 – 12 years. Activities must include active participation, teamwork, skills and practice to help foster the enjoyment of physical activity and socializaiton skills. Activities may include games, sport-related activities, dance, play and more. Curriculum is provided.

Requirements:

Preferred: Experience with or desire to work with youth in sports or fitness related activities; field of study in coaching, teaching, physical education,  exercise science, kinesiology, physcial therapy, certified personal training, group fitness instructor and/or related fields.

Must have a current CPR certification or be willing to complete as soon as possible.

Must enjoy working with youth and must adhere to the YMCA code of conduct, mission and values.

Must possess excellent commuincation skills and work ethic.

Application Process:

Apply in person or acquire an application online or at the Y.

Contact: Patti McEnroe (701-775-2586

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

No Openings at This Time

BUILDING & GROUNDS

Position: Evening Custodian

Days/Times:

Monday thru Friday: 6:00pm-12:00midnight

Saturday & Sunday: 6:00pm-12:00midnight

Duties:

Cleans and sanitizes assigned areas, including such duties as dusting, sweeping, mopping, scrubbing of floors and other surfaces, and performs other custodial duties as required.  May move furniture and equipment, help with the set up for meetings/events, collects waste, paper and other debris, including recycling materials. May be required to assist in the striping and waxing of floor surface finishes. May be responsible for duties related to washing windows and marks on walls, performing laundry duties, and shoveling snow as needed. Cleans and dusts furniture, exhibit cases, fixtures and related furnishings. Generally assists in keeping premies in a clean and orderly condition. Locks and unlocks doors to offices and classrooms; provides security when buildings are not occupied. Performs minor maintenance and repairs to buildings and equipment and reports major problems. Reads and comprehends directions on labels for using chemicals safely.

Requirements:

Two or more years of professional cleaning experience is preferred.

Knowledge of cleaning methods and equipment.

May require availability to substitute for other shifts as needed.

Basic understanding of the upkeep and care of cleaning equipment.

Understanding of cleaning compounds and chemicals, and their safe, efficient use.

Sufficient physical strength and agility to carry out essential duties.

Must have a current CPR Certification or willingness to complete their certification.

Application Process:

Applications are available online http://www.gfymca.org/careers/openings/ or at the YMCA Member Service Desk of the Altru Family YMCA. All applications must be addressed to Director of Buildings and Grounds. You may apply in person or by mail at 215 North 7th Street, Grand Forks, ND 58203 or via email at gfymca@gfymca.org.