Employment

Working at the Y gives you the opportunity to strengthen communities and change lives, including your own. No matter what role you take on at the Y, you’ll show up each day with the satisfaction of knowing your contributions are helping to empower young people, improve health and well-being, and inspire action in your community. Working side by side with diverse leaders with different backgrounds, perspectives and strengths, you’ll discover new ways to connect with your community, find your purpose and fuel your passion every day!

We’re currently hiring for the following positions:

Reports to: Senior Director, Healthy Living and Sports Programs

Status: Non-Exempt, Part-Time (less than 29 hours per week)

Pay Range: $23-$27/hour

Position Summary: Provide one-on-one fitness while supporting the mission and core values of the YMCA, and building relationships with our members. Create a healthy and safe environment while providing education and motivation.

Essential Functions:

  1. Design and implement safe, effective, and enjoyable fitness programs that meet the unique needs and wants of each member utilizing the equipment available.
  2. Determine any and all physical limitations that a client may have. Trainers should choose exercises that provide the optimum results and use specific routines that clients enjoy. Trainers evaluate the clients’ physical fitness and keep track of their progress.
  3. Plan and instruct individuals and/or small groups with a personalized approach following YMCA standards and guidelines.
  4. Keep accurate records of members’ health history, assessments and progress.
  5. Discuss and promote all other YMCA programs to motivate members to commit to long-term participation in the YMCA.
  6. Engage with members in the Wellness Center on a regular basis to increase interest and participation in the personal training program.
  7. Keep up-to-date on health-related classes/lectures to provide the most current information to members.
  8. Notify Senior Director of Healthy Living and Sports Programs of any equipment that is in need of repair or maintenance.
  9. Complete other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  1. Must hold Personal Trainer certificate through a nationally accredited organization and be CPR, AED and First Aid certified.
  2. Must be 18 years of age or older with a high school diploma or equivalent.
  3. Must have good interpersonal, public relations and communications skills.
  4. Must have strong attention to detail and ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects.
  5. Possess ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments.
  6. Demonstrate enthusiasm, a professional image and the ability to empathize and support members and program participants ranging in age from 2 to 100.

Physical Demands: Must be energetic and able to handle the physical demands of the job. Trainers must be physically able to demonstrate any and all recommended exercises and routines. Standing, walking, talking and active listening are other demands of the position. Employees must be able to lift up to 25 pounds.

Reports to: Child Care Director and/or Senior Director of Youth Development

Status: Non-Exempt, Part-Time

Pay Range: $13-$14/hour

Position Summary: Responsible for the daily operations of the kitchen and all meals for the Child Care Center.

Essential Functions:

  1. Responsible for all of the day-to-day meal preparation for preschool.
  2. Assists center director in developing menus in accordance with state nutrition guidelines.
  3. Ensures kitchen and pantry areas are cleaned daily and trash is taken out.
  4. Organizes inventory of supplies/food and requests items as needed to ensure smooth operations within the center.
  5. Assists with center kitchen equipment, ensuring repairs are done in a timely manner.
  6. Maintains inventory of equipment and supplies in kitchen and storage areas.
  7. Accepts and demonstrates the character development values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility.
  8. Completes other Duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  1. Must be at least 21 years of age.
  2. Prior food preparation/management experience preferred.
  3. Must have capacity to make decisions and communicate effectively with others.
  4. Obtain Food Handlers Certification and Food Safety Manager Certification (within 30 days).

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.

Standing for extended periods of time. Full range of body motion to include: manual and finger dexterity; eye-hand coordination necessary to perform record management; ability to bend and lift 30-50 pounds on a routine basis.

Reports to: Chief Executive Officer

Status: Exempt, Full-Time

Pay Range: $50,000-$60,000

Position Summary: This position oversees the development, operations and outcome measurement of healthy living programming including (but not limited to) fitness activities and special events, group exercise, water fitness, personal training and specialty health initiatives for all ages (youth to older adults). This role is responsible for recruiting, training and supporting assigned staff, as well as serves as a liaison to committee(s) and advisory council(s), as deemed appropriate.

Essential Functions:
Strategy Development, Monitoring and Reporting

  1. Develops, implements and manages operating plans in the areas of healthy living programming to promote program and/or membership growth for the YMCA across all age groups (youth to older adults).
  2. Executes strategies to ensure that members and/or program participants engage with one another and connect with the YMCA. Ensures programs and activities build a sense of community and family.
  3. Develops annual operating goals, objectives and plans that align with the strategic plan. Monitors the achievement of this plan, taking appropriate action to ensure that goals and objectives are met.
  4. Develops, monitors and administers assigned annual budget and maintains a positive fiscal position.
  5. Provides and maintains related statistics and reports.

Operationalizing Strategies

  1. Identifies potential areas for collaboration with community partners to accomplish YMCA goals, and works with groups to develop and implement programs.
  2. Fosters a climate of innovation to develop family, youth and older adult-focused programs; and leads staff in the planning, development and implementation of new program initiatives and activities.
  3. Hires, trains and supervises staff and volunteers in assigned areas. Facilitates communication and provides leadership. Models relationship-building skills in all interactions.
  4. Provides individual and small group personal training to clients; and instructs group exercise classes (including serving as a substitute instructor) when needed.
  5. Develops and maintains effective working relationships within the community.
  6. Ensures compliance with state and local regulations. Ensures that program standards are met and safety procedures are followed.
  7. Ensures high quality member-focused programs through innovative program development, evaluations and on-going training of staff.
  8. Coordinates fitness and health-related special events and activities, to foster the development of interest in new or existing programming and to raise funds.

Community Health Initiative – Strategy Development, Monitoring and Reporting

  1. Implements, manages and evaluates the Y’s programming under the adopted Healthy Living and Framework.
  2. Serves as a liaison, ambassador and program coordinator for the Y’s evidenced-based healthy living programming.
  3. Establishes relationships with public health, physician and payer communities and other referral networks.
  4. Serves as the Y’s HIPAA Compliance Officer.

Other

  1. Represents and promotes the B.R. Ryall YMCA in the local community and develops positive working relationships with other organizations, businesses, and governmental entities.
  2. Fulfills other duties as assigned.
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Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science, Public Health, or related field preferred.
  2. 5+ years of professional experience in program management experience, preferably in nonprofit.
  3. Ability to direct programs through supervision of volunteers and staff, development and monitoring of budgets, marketing and public relations, program development and fund-raising.
  4. Must have excellent computer skills and experience with industry specific software and standard business software.
  5. Possess virtual class programming experience, with strong social media acumen preferred.
  6. 3-5 years’ experience in wellness programming and supervisory experience.
  7. Must have good interpersonal and oral and written communications skills, including the ability to make presentations.
  8. Strong attention to detail and ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects.
  9. Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments.
  10. Ability to establish and maintain collaborations with community organizations.
  11. Current group exercise certification through one of the following certifying bodies: AFAA, ACSM, ACE, YMCA, ADAA, NSCA, or another reputable national organization. YMCA Multi-Team Leadership preferred but not required.
  12. CPR, First Aid and AED certifications will be required.

Physical Demands: Must be energetic and able to handle the physical demands of the job. Trainers must be physically able to demonstrate any and all recommended exercises and routines. Standing, walking, talking and active listening are other demands of the position. Employees must be able to lift up to 25 pounds.

Reports to: Director, School-Age Programs

Status: Seasonal Non-Exempt, Part-Time or Full-Time

Pay Range: $12.50-$15/hour

Position Summary: Camp Counselors are responsible for the care and safety of a group of campers during the camp day.  Camp Counselors must be passionate about working with children and act as a positive role models.

Essential Functions:

  1. Supervise and ensure the safety of all campers.
  2. Have direct involvement with children during daily activities.
  3. Act as a mentor and role model to all campers.
  4. Maintain a positive relationship with staff, peers, campers and parents.
  5. Create a summer camp environment to campers and staff that is fun, memorable and educational.
  6. Set a good example to staff and campers in promptness, manners, language, and appearance. Demonstrate YMCA core values on a daily basis.
  7. Clean/sanitize within your camp group throughout the day.
  8. Complete other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  1. Must be at least 18 years old or a graduating high school senior/incoming college freshman.
  2. Must have or be in the process of obtaining a high school diploma or GED.
  3. Must have previous experience working in a group setting supervising children.
  4. Previous experience planning and implementing age-appropriate programs for school-age children a plus.
  5. Must have capacity to make decisions and communicate effectively with participants, parents and school staff.
  6. Have strong attention to detail and ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects.
  7. Must have a flexible schedule and able to work Monday through Friday during the hours of 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  8. Applicants must have, or obtain, First Aid/CPR certification within the first 60 days of employment.

Work Environment and Physical Demands: 

  1. Must wear face masks while working and any additional PPE as needed directed by IDPH guidelines.
  2. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  3. Possess the ability to plan, lead, and participate in program activities in a variety of indoor and/or outdoor settings.
  4. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high.

Reports to: Senior Director, Healthy Living and Sports Programs

Status: Non-Exempt, Part-Time

Pay Range: $12.50-$13.50/hour

Position Summary: Provide a safe and positive experience for all members in the Wellness Center. Interact with members and provide an experience that makes them want to come back again. Be present and approachable if members need any assistance or guidance on the equipment. Initiate repair when a piece of equipment is down–including placing a sign on the machine and notifying the director. Assure that all fitness areas are clean, organized and prepared for members’ use.

Essential Functions:

  1. Perform assigned maintenance duties to keep all pieces of equipment clean and working.
  2. This position requires you to have basic knowledge of exercise machines and be able to give fitness orientations with adults and children 11-15 years of age.
  3. Assure that all fitness areas are organized and prepared for members’ use.
  4. Any questions that arise should be reported to the director.
  5. Be attentive to members and their needs. Socialize with all members.
  6. Follow all staff rules and guidelines for members. Set the example.
  7. Read, know, follow, and enforce emergency procedures, YMCA policies, rules, and health codes applicable to the facility.
  8. Perform all daily supply checks and follow all daily cleaning and class set up/tear down schedules.
  9. Be responsible for all scheduled hours and if necessary, follow the appropriate substitution procedures.
  10. Implement Character Development in all phases of work.
  11. Complete all other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  1. Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments.
  2. Enthusiasm, a professional image and the ability to empathize and support members and program participants ranging in age from 2 to 100.
  3. Must be able to lift up to 25 lbs.

Physical Demands: Must be energetic and able to handle the physical demands of the job. Standing, bending, walking, talking and active listening are other demands of the position. Employees must be able to lift up to 25 pounds.


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