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Summer 2022 (May 31-August 12)

Job Title: Summer Day Camp Director 

Status:  

Reports to: CEO  

 

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. Develops, organizes and supervises and implements a high quality summer day camp program. Provides a quality experience to children and parents focused on YMCA core values: honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring. 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 

  1. Manages, directs, and coordinates the summer day camp program. Ensures a safe, high quality program for all day campers. 
  2. Creates weekly and daily schedules of activities. Prepares all necessary materials for daily activities and ensures their implementation. 
  3. Assists with recruitment, hiring, training and scheduling of day camp personnel and volunteers. Reviews and evaluates staff performance. Develops strategies to motivate staff and achieve goals. 
  4. Plans and implements program activities that are culturally relevant, developmentally appropriate and consistent with YMCA values. 
  5. Provides for upkeep of assigned program facilities and equipment and ensures the physical environment is safe. Adheres to program standards including safety and cleanliness standards. 
  6. Develops and maintains positive relationships with parents. Responds to all parent and community inquiries and complaints in a timely and professional manner. Informs CEO of all parent communications. 
  7. Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergencies. 
  8. Develops and maintains positive relations with other staff. Models relationship-building skills (including Listen First) in all interactions. 
  9. Maintains accurate records as required by the YMCA. 
  10. Attends staff meetings and trainings as scheduled. 
  11. Performs other duties as assigned. 

 

 

YMCA COMPETENCIES (leader): 

Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Y’s 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. One to two years experience, preferably as a coordinator or in a supervisory role. 
  1. Working towards and achieve Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred, or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  1. Excellent communication skills. 
  1. Proficient with personal computer skills to create schedules, documents and other work-related items as needed. 
  1. Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments. 
  1. Certifications required within 30 days of hire: CPR, First Aid, AED and Child Abuse Prevention training. 

 

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 essential functions. 
  • Sufficient strength, agility and mobility to perform essential functions of position and to safely supervise children and children’s activities. 
  • Ability to plan, lead and participate in a range of activities with and for children in a variety of outdoor/indoor settings. 
  • Ability to perform all physical aspects of the position including walking, standing, bending, reaching, and lifting. 
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. 
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. 

Job Title: Summer Day Camp Counselor 

Status:  

Reports to: Summer Day Camp Director  

 

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 direct supervision of a group of children in a seasonal day camp. Provides a quality experience to children and parents focused on YMCA core values: honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring. 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 

  1. Supervises a group of children 
  2. Plans and implements program activities that are culturally relevant, developmentally appropriate and consistent with YMCA values. 
  3. Adheres to program standards including safety and cleanliness standards. 
  4. Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergencies. 
  5. Maintains positive relations with parents and other staff. Models relationship-building skills (including Listen First) in all interactions. 
  6. Attends staff meetings and trainings as scheduled. 
  7. Performs other duties as assigned. 

 

YMCA COMPETENCIES (leader): 

Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Y’s 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. Working towards and achieve Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred, or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  1. Previous supervisory experience in customer service preferred. 
  1. Excellent personal computer skills and experience with standard business software. 
  1. Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments. 
  1. Certifications required within 30 days of hire: CPR, First Aid, AED and Child Abuse Prevention training. 

 

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 essential functions. 
  • Sufficient strength, agility and mobility to perform essential functions of position and to safely supervise children and children’s activities. 
  • Ability to plan, lead and participate in a range of activities with and for children in a variety of outdoor/indoor settings. 
  • Ability to perform all physical aspects of the position including walking, standing, bending, reaching, and lifting. 
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. 
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. 

Job Title: Summer Day Camp Kitchen Staff Lead/Support 

Status: Seasonal Part Time 

Reports to: Summer Day Camp Director and CEO   

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 direct supervision of all food preparation and serving for the Summer Day Camp Program. Provides a quality experience to children and parents focused on YMCA core values: honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring. 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 

  1. Carries out overall kitchen operations. 
  2. Prepares and serves breakfast (as needed) and lunch daily, and prepares afternoon snack daily for all campers. 
  3. Adheres to program standards including safety and cleanliness standards. 
  4. Washes dishes, dumps trash, cleans all surfaces including floors, and stores all food and equipment daily. 
  5. Manages inventory, reporting all needed supplies and food in writing to the director on a weekly basis. 
  6. Maintains positive relations with parents and other staff. Models relationship-building skills (including Listen First) in all interactions. 
  7. Attends staff meetings and trainings as scheduled. 
  8. Performs other duties as assigned. 

 

YMCA COMPETENCIES (leader): 

Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Y’s 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. Previous kitchen experience preferred. 
  1. Previous supervisory experience preferred for Kitchen Lead. 
  1. Must be a positive role-model, flexible, energetic, dedicated, and a responsible team player with a desire to work with youth. 
  1. Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments. 
  1. Certifications required within 30 days of hire: CPR, First Aid, AED and Child Abuse Prevention training. 

 

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 essential functions. 
  • Sufficient strength, agility and mobility to perform essential kitchen jobs including food preparation, cooking, and cleaning functions, and to safely execute all required actions in the kitchen. 
  • Ability to perform all physical aspects of the position including walking, standing, bending, reaching, and lifting. 
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. 
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. 
Job Title: Lifeguard 

Status: F/T or P/T 

Reports to: Aquatic’s Supervisor  

 

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. Maintains safe swimming conditions in the pool, deck, and surrounding areas. Creates a safe and positive atmosphere that welcomes and respects all individuals and promotes safety in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures. Builds positive relationships with members and program participants through effective listening and verbal skills and creatively finds ways to connect them to one another and the Y community. 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 

  1. Maintains active surveillance of the pool area. 
  2. Knows and reviews all emergency procedures and responds to emergency situations immediately in accordance with YMCA policies, procedures, and the “safe-in-six” model; completes related reports as required. 
  3. Knows, understands, and consistently applies safety rules, policies, and guidelines for the pool and aquatic area. 
  4. Maintains accurate records as required by the YMCA and/or state health department code. 
  5. Performs all equipment checks and ensures appropriate equipment is available as needed. 
  6. Checks the pool for hazardous conditions when arriving. 
  7. Performs chemical testing when not guarding, as required, and takes appropriate action. 
  8. Identifies and celebrates the successes of members and program participants. 
  9. Attends staff meetings and trainings as scheduled. 
  10. Performs other duties as assigned. 

YMCA COMPETENCIES (leader): 

Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Y’s 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. At least 16 years of age. 
  1. Certifications: CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED, Basic First Aid certification and Emergency Oxygen Administration. 
  1. Current YMCA Lifeguard or equivalent 
  1. Must demonstrate lifeguard skills in accordance with YMCA standards 
  1. Ability to maintain certification-level physical and mental readiness. 
  1. Certifications required within 30 days of hire: CPR, First Aid, AED and Child Abuse Prevention training. 

 

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 essential functions. 
  • Physically perform all skills required of a lifeguard 
  • Hear noises and distress signals in the aquatic environment, including in the water and anywhere around the zone of responsibility. 
  • Remain alert with no lapses of consciousness. 
  • See and observe all sections of an assigned zone or area of responsibility. 

Job Title: Swim Instructor 

Status: F/T or P/T 

Reports to: Aquatic’s Supervisor 

 

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 direct leadership, instruction and motivation for students in swimming classes. 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 

  1. Instructs swimming lessons in accordance with YMCA guidelines, having prepared lesson plans accordingly. 
  2. Builds effective, authentic relationships with students and parents; helps them connect with each other and the YMCA. Encourages parent involvement and identifies potential volunteers. 
  3. Conveys information on aquatics programs and schedules and as appropriate, refers students and parents to other programs. 
  4. Maintains records as required (i.e. attendance, progress reports, etc.). 
  5. Attends staff meetings and trainings as scheduled. 
  6. Follows all YMCA policies, rules, regulations and procedures, including emergency and safety procedures. Complete incident and accident reports as necessary. 
  7. Organizes and puts away needed class equipment. Reports damaged equipment. 
  8. Trains and supervises class aides as assigned. 
  9. Performs other duties as assigned. 

 

YMCA COMPETENCIES (leader): 

Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Y’s 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. Certifications: CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED, Basic First Aid certification and Emergency Oxygen Administration. 
  1. Must be able to demonstrate swim instructor skills in accordance with YMCA standards. 
  1. YMCA Swim Instructor certification, or equivalent and life guard certification. 
  1. At least 16 years of age. 
  1. Certifications required within 30 days of hire: CPR, First Aid, AED and Child Abuse Prevention training. 

 

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 essential functions. 
  • Ability to instruct and observe participants in proper stroke techniques. 
  • Ability to lift equipment, and to lift a small average sized child. 

Year-Round

Job Title: Wellness Center Attendant 

Status: F/T or P/T 

Reports to: Wellness Center Supervisor 

 

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. Interacts with new and existing members to help them in achieving their health and well-being goals. Creates a welcoming environment for all members of all backgrounds and abilities.   

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 

  1. Coaches members in support of their desired behavior change. Regularly checks on member’s progress in meeting personal and program goals. 
  1. Answers questions from members to support them in achieving their goals related to healthy living. Maintains working knowledge of wellness and trends to provide effective information and support to members. 
  1. Builds effective, authentic relationships with students and parents; helps them connect with each other and the YMCA. Introduces new members to group exercise communities based on their health and well-being goals. 
  1. Utilizes tools and information for the purpose of increasing member knowledge of wellness as well as wellness programs provided through the YMCA (handouts, schedules, etc.). 
  1. May conduct post-enrollment interviews to understand new members’ definition of well-being, personal goals, cultural background, healthcare needs, diverse abilities and interests and develops plans to meet their individual needs. 
  1. Maintains and cleans equipment according to the schedule or as requested by supervisor. 
  1. Follows YMCA policies and procedures; responds to emergency situations. 
  1. Attends staff meetings and trainings as scheduled. 
  1. Performs other duties as assigned. 

 

YMCA COMPETENCIES (leader): 

Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Y’s 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. High school graduate or equivalent preferred. 
  1. Certifications required within 30 days of hire: CPR, First Aid, AED; Bloodborne Pathogens and Child Abuse Prevention training. 
  1. Previous experience with diverse populations preferred. 

 

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 essential functions. 
  • Ability to perform all physical aspects of the position, including walking, standing, bending, reaching, and lifting. 

Job Title: Front Desk Support Staff 

Status: Part Time/Full Time/Seasonal 

Reports to: CEO  

 

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. Supports all aspects of membership for the branch including recruitment of new members, retention of existing members and supervision of assigned staff. Develops, plans and implements new procedures and methods to achieve strategic goals.   

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 

  1. Implements membership strategies that support recruitment of new members and retention of existing members. Creates a member-focused culture and models relationship-building skills in all interactions. Fosters a climate of innovation and resolves problems to ensure member satisfaction. 
  1. Promotes program and membership enrollment in interactions with existing and potential members. Supports program registration, including logistics to support phone, walk-in and web registration.  
  1. Implements front desk procedures. Coordinates daily with Front Desk Supervisor regarding financial transactions. 
  1. Cleans and organizes front desk area, lobby, foyer, restrooms, and other areas as directed throughout the day. 
  1. Attends staff meetings and trainings as scheduled. 
  1. Performs other duties as assigned. 

 

YMCA COMPETENCIES (leader): 

Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Y’s 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. Working towards and achieve Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred, or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  1. Previous experience in customer service preferred. 
  1. Excellent personal computer skills and experience with standard business software. 
  1. Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments. 
  1. Certifications required within 30 days of hire: CPR, First Aid, AED and Child Abuse Prevention training. 

 

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 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 is frequently 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 30 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. 

Job Title: Lifeguard 

Status: F/T or P/T 

Reports to: Aquatic’s Supervisor  

 

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. Maintains safe swimming conditions in the pool, deck, and surrounding areas. Creates a safe and positive atmosphere that welcomes and respects all individuals and promotes safety in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures. Builds positive relationships with members and program participants through effective listening and verbal skills and creatively finds ways to connect them to one another and the Y community. 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 

  1. Maintains active surveillance of the pool area. 
  1. Knows and reviews all emergency procedures and responds to emergency situations immediately in accordance with YMCA policies, procedures, and the “safe-in-six” model; completes related reports as required. 
  1. Knows, understands, and consistently applies safety rules, policies, and guidelines for the pool and aquatic area. 
  1. Maintains accurate records as required by the YMCA and/or state health department code. 
  1. Performs all equipment checks and ensures appropriate equipment is available as needed. 
  1. Checks the pool for hazardous conditions when arriving. 
  1. Performs chemical testing when not guarding, as required, and takes appropriate action. 
  1. Identifies and celebrates the successes of members and program participants. 
  1. Attends staff meetings and trainings as scheduled. 
  1. Performs other duties as assigned. 

 

YMCA COMPETENCIES (leader): 

Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Y’s 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. At least 16 years of age. 
  1. Certifications: CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED, Basic First Aid certification and Emergency Oxygen Administration. 
  1. Current YMCA Lifeguard or equivalent 
  1. Must demonstrate lifeguard skills in accordance with YMCA standards 
  1. Ability to maintain certification-level physical and mental readiness. 
  1. Certifications required within 30 days of hire: CPR, First Aid, AED and Child Abuse Prevention training. 

 

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 essential functions. 
  • Physically perform all skills required of a lifeguard 
  • Hear noises and distress signals in the aquatic environment, including in the water and anywhere around the zone of responsibility. 
  • Remain alert with no lapses of consciousness. 
  • See and observe all sections of an assigned zone or area of responsibility. 

Job Title: Swim Instructor 

Status: F/T or P/T 

Reports to: Aquatic’s Supervisor 

 

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 direct leadership, instruction and motivation for students in swimming classes. 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 

  1. Instructs swimming lessons in accordance with YMCA guidelines, having prepared lesson plans accordingly. 
  1. Builds effective, authentic relationships with students and parents; helps them connect with each other and the YMCA. Encourages parent involvement and identifies potential volunteers. 
  1. Conveys information on aquatics programs and schedules and as appropriate, refers students and parents to other programs. 
  1. Maintains records as required (i.e. attendance, progress reports, etc.). 
  1. Attends staff meetings and trainings as scheduled. 
  1. Follows all YMCA policies, rules, regulations and procedures, including emergency and safety procedures. Complete incident and accident reports as necessary. 
  1. Organizes and puts away needed class equipment. Reports damaged equipment. 
  1. Trains and supervises class aides as assigned. 
  1. Performs other duties as assigned. 

 

YMCA COMPETENCIES (leader): 

Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Y’s 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. Certifications: CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED, Basic First Aid certification and Emergency Oxygen Administration. 
  1. Must be able to demonstrate swim instructor skills in accordance with YMCA standards. 
  1. YMCA Swim Instructor certification, or equivalent and life guard certification. 
  1. At least 16 years of age. 
  1. Certifications required within 30 days of hire: CPR, First Aid, AED and Child Abuse Prevention training. 

 

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 essential functions. 
  • Ability to instruct and observe participants in proper stroke techniques. 
  • Ability to lift equipment, and to lift a small average sized child.