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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.

 

YMCA Employment Application

 

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

Position: Child Care Lead Teacher 

POSITION SUMMARY:

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Provides direction for the children in the classroom, and implements program curriculum. Provides a quality experience to children and parents that focuses on building achievement and belonging in youth and relationships among youth and within families.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Implements curriculum within the established guidelines.
  2. Nurtures children through purposeful programming dedicated to building achievement and belonging in youth and relationships among youth and within families.
  3. Supervises the children, classroom, and all activities including ADA accommodations where appropriate. Follows all procedures and standards.
  4. Makes ongoing, systematic observations and evaluations of each child.
  5. Cultivates positive relationships, conducts parent conferences, and maintains effective communication with parents. Engages parents as volunteers and connects them to the YMCA.
  6. Maintains program site and equipment.
  7. Maintains required program records.
  8. Attends and participates in family nights, program activities, staff meetings, and staff training.
  9. Follows all Altru Family YMCA policies and procedures.
  10. Performs other duties as assigned.

 

YMCA COMPETENCIES (Leader):

Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Ys values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Recruits volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them. Supports fund-raising.

Collaboration: Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions. Builds rapport and relates well to others. Seeks first to understand the other person’s point of view, and remains calm in challenging situations. Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively. Takes initiative to assist in developing others.

Operational Effectiveness: Makes sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to another. Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experience.

Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work and actively participates in meetings. Follows budgeting policies and procedures, and reports all financial irregularities immediately. Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members.

Personal Growth: Pursues self-development that enhances job performance. Demonstrates an openness to change, and seeks opportunities in the change process. Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths and limitations and how they impact relationships. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Meets educational and experience qualifications established by state law.
  2. At least 18 years of age.
  3. CPR and First Aid certifications, and Basic Child Care trainings completed within 90 days of hire date.
  4. Previous experience working with children in a developmental setting preferred.
  5. Ability to plan, organize and implement age-appropriate/developmentally appropriate program activities.
  6. Previous experience with diverse populations. Ability to develop positive, authentic relationships
    with people from different backgrounds.
  7. Understands the YMCA is a public accommodation committed to inclusion and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Ability to plan, lead and participate in activities.

 

Position: Infant/Toddler Teacher

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.

Qualifications

  1. 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.
  2. Must have a current CPR Certification or willingness to complete.
  3. 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: Preschool Teacher 

Days/Times

2:00 – 6:00 pm, 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.

Qualifications 

  1. 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.
  2. Must have a current CPR Certification or willingness to complete.
  3. 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 Teacher

Full and Part Time Positions 

Position Summary:

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Implements a high quality YMCA child care program and provides direct supervision of a group of children in a school age child care setting. Assist the School Age Site Leader/School Age Coordinator in providing a warm and nurturing environment, in which children can grow physically, intellectually, and have fun in a safe, supervised environment.

 

Essential Functions: 

  1. Assists with the school age child care programs for assigned location(s). Ensures high quality programs and establishes new program activities.
  2. Assists with staff training, as needed.
  3. Assures compliance with federal, state and local regulations as they relate to program areas, including ADA accommodations where appropriate. Ensures that YMCA program standards and child care licensing regulations are met and safety procedures followed.
  4. Assumes the responsibility for the health and safety of all enrolled children, including the whereabouts of all children at all times.
  5. Provides for upkeep of assigned program facilities and equipment and ensures the physical environment supports healthy living.
  6. Develops and maintains relationships with school administration, and other organizations and agencies related to assigned programs. Communicates respectfully and effectively with children, parents, staff, and supervisor.
  7. Maintains site order and implements guidance techniques in compliance with program policies and procedures. Provides positive, relevant information on student’s behavior, progress and activities. Shares any concerns with School Age Site Leader immediately.
  8. Assists with weekly lesson plans and implements the plan. Actively participates with the children.
  9. Maintains proper records and department files.
  10. Assists in special events for parents. Assists in YMCA fund raising activities.
  11. Assists with program meetings.
  12. Assists in the marketing and distribution of program information.
  13. Compiles program statistics. Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of and participation in program.
  14. Follows all Altru Family YMCA policies and procedures.
  15. Performs other duties as assigned.
  16. Plans and implements program activities that are culturally relevant, developmentally appropriate and consistent with YMCA values.
  17. Adheres to program standards including safety and cleanliness standards.
  18. Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. High school graduate or equivalent; one year or more of college preferred.
  2. Previous experience working with children preferably in a child care or camp setting
  3. At least 16 years of age.
  4. CPR and First Aid certifications, and Basic Child Care trainings completed within 90 days of hire date.
  5. Previous experience with diverse populations preferred.
  6. Provide own transportation to work site.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Ability to plan, lead and participate in a range of activities in a variety of outdoor/indoor settings.

 

 

Position: Child Care Cook 

 

Job Title:    Child Care Cook                                               Department:    Child Care

FLSA Status:  Full-Time                                                            Job Grade:  4

Reports to: Child Care Director/Early Childhood Director           Revision Date:  August, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                 

POSITION SUMMARY:

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Implements nutritious menu plans developed under established government guidelines.
  2. Prepares meals with correct portion sizes for all age groups.
  3. Manages time efficiently to prepare and serve meals at designated times.
  4. Cultivates positive relationships with youth, families and other YMCA staff.
  5. Assists Child Care Directors in preparation of grocery lists, supply and equipment needs.
  6. Maintains required food preparation records, labeling food supplies, and any other data in accordance with the Department of Health Standards and the Child Nutrition and Food Program.
  7. Ensures high standards of hygiene, health & safety are maintained in the kitchen at all times.
  8. Responsible for cleanliness and sanitizing kitchen area, equipment, food storage and dishes.
  9. Prepares food in a sanitary manner to avoid cross contamination.
  10. Accomodates special dietary requirements for children, including food allergies, preparing suitable and healthy alternatives.
  11. Assists Directors with completion of annual reports and inspections.
  12. Attends trainings and staff meetings as directed.
  13. Follows all Altru Family YMCA policies and procedures and standards.
  14. Performs other duties as assigned.

 

YMCA COMPETENCIES (Leader):

Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Ys values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Maintains supportive working relationships with others.

Collaboration: Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions. Builds rapport and relates well to others. Seeks first to understand the other person’s point of view, and remains calm in challenging situations. Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively. Takes initiative to assist in developing others.

Operational Effectiveness: Makes sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to another. Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better food service experience.

Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans, works and actively participates in meetings. Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for youth and families.

Personal Growth: Pursues self-development that enhances job performance. Demonstrates an openness
to change, and seeks opportunities in the change process. Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths and limitations and how they impact relationships. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. High School Diploma or GED
  2. CPR and First Aid certifications or willingness to complete within 30 days of hire.
  3. Previous experience working in a child care setting is preferred.
  4. Ability to plan, organize and implement age-appropriate appropriate meals.
  5. Previous experience with diverse populations. Ability to develop positive, authentic relationships
    with people from different backgrounds.
  6. Understands the YMCA is a public accommodation committed to inclusion and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Maintaining cleanliness and sanitary standards, while working with cleaning chemicals and following MSDS safety instructions.
  • Lifting of cases of food supplies.
  • Ability to operate food preparation equipment
  • Management of time efficiently
  • Work as part of a child care team.

 

 

 

 

 

 

HEALTHY LIVING

Position: Lifeguard

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 or willingness to complete.

Must have a current First Aide Certification or willingness to complete.

Must have a YMCA or American Red Cross Lifeguard 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: Swim 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 YMCA V6 Swim Lessons. 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 or willingness to complete.

Must have a current First Aid Certification or willingness to complete.

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

 

MEMBER SERVICES

Position: Member Services Representative

Days/Times:

Part time. Various Days and Hours

 

Position Summary: 

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.  Delivers excellent service to all members, guests, and program participants.  Responds to member and guest needs, promotes memberships and programs, and maintains cleanliness and organization of the lobby area.

 

Essential Functions:

  1. Provides excellent service to members, guests, and program participants in the Y and on the phone, contributing to member retention.
  2. Conduct interviews and/or tours responsive to the needs of prospective members; sells memberships and YMCA Programming
  3. Builds relationships with members; helps members connect with one another and the YMCA.
  4. Handles and resolves membership concerns and informs supervisor of unusual situations or unresolved issues.
  5. Applies all YMCA policies dealing with member services.
  6. Controls member/guest access to facility.
  7. May hand out locker keys and towels; may monitor the locker rooms as required.
  8. Performs other duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Certifications required within 30 days of hire: CPR/AED, and First Aid.
  2. Excellent interpersonal and problem solving skills.
  3. Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic
    segments of the community
  4. Previous customer service, sales or related experience.
  5. Basic knowledge of computers.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use a computer for extended periods of time and be able to communicate using a computer and phone/smart device.
  • The employee frequently is required to sit and reach, and must be able to move around the work environment.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.