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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: YMCA Employment Application Dec 2021

 

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

Position: Sports and Camp Director 

Position Summary:
Develops, organizes, and implements high quality sports programs, nurturing the potential of every child, teen, and adult participant, while improving their overall health and well-being.
Essential Functions:
1. Directs and supervises program activities to meet YMCA objectives. Expands youth, teen, and adult sports programs within the community in accordance with strategic and operating plans.
2. Secures and schedules athletic fields and facilities. Transports and sets up equipment for games and practices or delegates to an appropriate staff member; monitors and purchases necessary sporting equipment as budget permits.
3. Creates teams from paid and financially assisted registrations. Organizes and conducts parent orientation meetings, training, and meetings for coaches.
4. Develops and distributes team practice and game schedules; trains and schedules sports officials; develops and distributes sports rules, guidelines, and handbooks.
5. Purchases youth sports jerseys and awards and camp supplies; coordinates and distributes team photographs when applicable.
6. Hires staff, completes scheduling and ensures Summer Camp runs smoothly. Acts as a camp a counselor in other staff’s absence.
7. Organizes and hosts season parties and events.
8. Organizes and conducts sports clinics and tournaments.
9. Assists in the marketing and distribution of sports program information, may organize and schedule program registrations. May review and process program scholarship applications.
10. Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with community organizations.
11. Assists in YMCA fund raising activities and special events.
12. Responds to all member and community inquiries and complaints in timely manner.
13. Assists with Program Committee meetings.
14. Compiles program statistics. Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of and participation in program. (Example: program participants and volunteer tracking).
15. Any other assigned duties by immediate supervisor.

YMCA Competencies (Team Leader):
Mission Advancement: Models and teaches the Y’s values. Ensures a high level of service with a commitment to changing lives. Provides volunteers with orientation, training, development, and recognition. Cultivates relationships to support fund-raising.

Collaboration: Champions inclusion activities, strategies, and initiatives. Builds relationships to create small communities. Empathetically listens and communicates for understanding when negotiating and dealing with conflict. Effectively tailors communications to the appropriate audience. Provides staff with feedback, coaching, guidance, and support.

Operational Effectiveness: Provides others with frameworks for making decisions. Conducts prototypes to support the launching of programs and activities. Develops plans and manages best practices through engagement of team. Effectively creates and manages budgets. Holds staff accountable for high-quality results using a formal process to measure progress.

Personal Growth: Shares new insights. Facilitates change, models adaptability and an awareness of the impact of change. Utilizes non-threatening methods to address sensitive issues and inappropriate behavior or performance. 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. Bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Physical Education, or related field or equivalent.
2. One to two years related experience, including previous coordinator or supervisor experience.
3. Minimum age requirement of 21.
4. Completion of the following within the first 30 days of hire: Child Abuse Prevention for Supervisory Staff; CPR; First Aid; AED; Bloodborne Pathogens.
5. Completion of YMCA Team Leader and program-specific certifications.

Physical Demands: Sufficient strength, agility, and mobility to perform essential functions and to supervise program activities in a wide variety of indoor and outdoor locations.

Program Specific Duties:
Adventure Camp Boys & Girls YBL
Indoor and Happy Feet Soccer
Flag Football
Itty Bitty Sports
Mighty Mite Basketball
Floor Hockey
T-Ball/Baseball/Softball
Basketball Camp
Sports Tournaments and Clinics
Tae Kwon Do
Youth Volleyball
Adult Volleyball
Adult Racquetball

 

CHILD CARE

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. 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 (if the state sets requirements. The YMCA should establish minimum qualification standards if the state has
    no requirements).
  2. At least 18 years of age (The age minimum may be higher depending on state law).
  3. CPR, First Aid, AED certifications and Child Abuse prevention training within 30 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.

 

 

HEALTHY LIVING

Position: Medical Services Coordinator 

Full Time

POSITION SUMMARY:

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening the community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility: coordinates specialty health and wellness programming for Adults, Seniors, and Parkinson’s/Rock Steady Boxing participants in a safe, enjoyable, and positive environment that builds community within the groups and classes, meeting a variety of health, ability, cultural needs, manages day to day operations of the fitness center to ensure an excellent membership experience, including facility and equipment maintenance and cleanliness, supervision of staff, and quality programming for members. Manages Youth Fitness Membership, Y-Med Fit, and Cardiac/Pulmonary Phase III.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Perform orientations and assessments for our Y-Med Fit and Cardiac/Pulmonary Phase III program participants.
  2. Schedule appointments and provide oversight and assistance for our Y-Med Fit and Cardiac/Pulmonary Phase III program participants.
  3. Coordinates, directs, and implements a safe and effective curriculum for the Rock Steady Boxing program.
  4. Trains, supervises and coordinates Rock Steady Boxing staff and volunteers.
  5. Maintains working knowledge of wellness and trends to provide effective information and support to members.
  6. Builds effective, authentic relationships with members; helps members and program participants connect with each other and the YMCA.
  7. Observe and adjust the approach to support all participants’ capabilities, physical conditions, health, and culture.
  8. Celebrates achievement of program participants related to program or personal goals, mastering of specific skills, or overall health and well-being.
  9. Follows YMCA policies and procedures; responds to emergency situations.
  10. Attends assigned staff meetings and training sessions.
  11. Demonstrates responsible use and care of equipment and the facility.
  12. Manage day-to-day operations of the Fitness Center.
  13. Manage curriculum, staff, training, and operations of the Youth Fitness Membership program.
  14. Supervise and provide leadership for the Fitness Center staff.
  15. Ensure the optimal cleanliness of the Fitness Center facility.
  16. Ensure that emergency procedures are in place and up to date.
  17. Hire and terminate employees. Train, orientate, and evaluate Fitness Center staff / delegate appropriate responsibilities to staff.
  18. Administer policies and procedures in accordance with the mission of the YMCA.
  19. Ensure that staff members are accomplishing the duties assigned to them.
  20. Create monthly shift schedules.
  21. Be available to cover or assist in finding replacements for unexpected shift vacancies.
  22. Plan and lead regularly scheduled staff meetings.
  23. Ensure that all scheduled shifts are covered.
  24. Ensure that staff members are adhering to the dress code, code of conduct, and visual excellence as described in the Fitness Center Staff job description.
  25. Ensure that all staff members know how to appropriately perform: Fitness Center Orientations, Nautilus Orientations, and Youth Fitness Membership trainings.
  26. Ensure that all staff members know how to appropriately operate all cardio and weight equipment and that they can assist Y members and guests effectively.
  27. Ensure that all Fitness Center staff members are current in their CPR and First Aid certifications.
  28. Ensure that emergency procedures are understood by all staff members.
  29. Be available at all times to assist members and guests with the use of equipment.
  30. Greet, welcome, and socialize with members and guests to develop strong relationships.
  31. Offer help and suggestions for members and guests who need assistance.
  32. Regularly walk through the Fitness Center and exercise studios to greet and assist members, guests, instructors, and staff.
  33. Be available to assist group exercise instructors and participants.
  34. Monitor the exercise studios adjacent to the Fitness Center to ensure that they are locked up when vacant and utilized appropriately as directed by the Healthy Living Director.
  35. Performs other duties as assigned.

EQUIPMENT & MAINTENANCE

  • Provide a safe environment for staff, members, and guests.
  • Track and regularly inspect all pieces of cardio and weight equipment: keep detailed records of the date of purchase, warranties, maintenance, and service performed per each piece, arrange for equipment repair, and ensure that all equipment is in optimal working order.
  • Ensure that equipment is continually put away and stored properly.
  • Plan and implement regular cleaning and maintenance of cardio and weight equipment.
  • Ensure that supplies are available to staff and members such as sanitary wipes; tissues; cleaning products; cleaning tools; as well as towels; pencils; Nautilus and workout cards; magazines; etc.
  • Plan and execute cleaning schedules and activities to keep the entire Fitness Center area clean, tidy, and free of debris and clutter.
  • Ensure that the Fitness Center laundry room is kept neat and tidy, that the washer and dryer are in good working order, and that towels are stocked and available.

QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Required certifications: CPR, AED & First Aid.
  2. National certification (ACE, ACSM, NSCA) as a Medical Exercise Specialist or Certified Special Population Specialist within 6 months of hiring.
  3. Rock Steady Boxing certification within 6 months of hiring.
  4. Bachelor’s degree with an exercise science and/or health care background.

WORKING 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 essential functions.
  • Ability to conduct classes and activities.
  • Ability to perform all physical aspects of the position, including leading class, walking, standing, bending, reaching, and lifting.

YMCA COMPETENCIES (Leader):

Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Ys values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Recruit volunteers and build 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.

 

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.