Full-Time Opportunities:

 

 


Part-Time Opportunities:

GUIDING PRINCIPLES FOR ALL STAFF:

YMCA of Greenwich Character Development:  The core values that guide the YMCA in fulfilling the mission and goals are: caring, honesty, respect & responsibility.

 

General Positions Available:

  • Relations Associate/Front Desk
  • Lifeguards
  • Swim School Instructors
  • Youth Sports & Wellness Instructors

Interested applicants may fill out a general application at the Front Desk or email resumes to abasso@gwymca.org. Please include subject line Career Opportunity.

 

Swim School Instructor

Supervisor:  Aquatics Director

GENERAL FUNCTION:

Part time position under the direction of the Aquatics Director/Swim School Coordinator, the Swim School Instructor’s primary responsibility is to provide a safe and educational aquatic environment for all YMCA swim lesson instructors and participants.

Know How:  The instructor should be pleasant and possess the ability to establish a warm and friendly atmosphere.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Arrive on time.
  • Make sure all class participants have signed up for that particular youth program, taking daily attendance of the class and making sure all students are present.
  • Supervise class participants to ensure safety. Advise participants of safety and class rules on the first day of class and on an as needed basis.
  • Teach current and updated swimming techniques.
  • Be aware of session dates, days the program is not running, making sure to notify parents/ family members of children in program at the end of each class.
  • Take care and make sure equipment is taken care of and put back in its proper place.
  • Enforce and follow all rules for members and staff of the YMCA.
  • Report equipment breakdowns immediately to supervisors.
  • Engage children and families enrolled in the program on a daily basis, maintain a high level of customer service at all times.
  • Acts as a positive role model and a positive voice for the YMCA of Greenwich. Interprets the YMCA as a membership organization. Represents the YMCA positively and maintains a good and friendly relationship with YMCA members and staff, addressing each by name. Ensure all practice areas are clean prior and after practices. Maintain a positive working relationship with fellow staff and members of all ages and background.
  • Promote YMCA of Greenwich Swim School Programs positively and frequently!
  • Attend staff meetings and/or trainings.
  • Demonstrate professionalism in the performance of all duties as directed by your supervisor.

Qualifications – Required

  • Over the age of 18 years old
  • Education classes or experience in recreation programs, working with children, or in a related field.

Upon hire, completion of the following certifications:

  • YMCA provided First Aid/ CPR/AED for the professional rescuer certification
  • Oxygen administration and blood born pathogen certification
  • YMCA swimming lesson certification or attend in-house training.

*** Interested applicants should email resumes to Andrea Basso, Director of Human Resources at abasso@gwymca.org. Please include subject line “Career Opportunity – Youth Camp Counselor Position“.

 

Youth Camp Counselor

Supervisor:  Youth Programs Administrator & Camp Director

GENERAL FUNCTION:

Part time position under the direction of the Youth Programs Administrator & Camp Director, the Youth Camp Counselor will have the camper’s experience as their prime consideration. The Youth Camp Counselor is responsible for orientating, instructing and monitoring all participants in the Vacation Camp and Summer Camp Program setting with an emphasis on safety, participant/camper satisfaction.

Know How: The counselor should be pleasant and possess the ability to establish a warm and friendly program atmosphere. 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Over the age of 16 years old
  • Prior work or has experience in working with young children

 Specific Responsibilities:

  • Organize and lead a variety of small and large group activities each week.  Activities may include crafts, nature, songs, games, opening and closing ceremonies, swimming, archery, etc. This includes time spent on the bus.
  • Identify and respond to camper behavior issues.
  • Ensure that the site is kept clean, organized, and free of litter.
  • Communicate with parents about participant’s experiences and report concerns to Camp Director.
  • Assist in maintaining accurate program records including incident reports, logbook documentation, and daily attendance.
  • Know and understand ALL emergency procedures associated with the camp program.
  • Know, enforce, and follow all safety guidelines associated with the camp and all program areas.  This includes but is not limited to being responsible for your campers’ safety and their whereabouts at all times.
  • Help guide Junior Counselors and Camp Volunteers to have a deeper understanding of leadership and counseling skills.
  • Act as a positive role model and a positive voice for the YMCA of Greenwich.
  • Demonstrate professionalism in the performance of all duties as directed by your supervisors.

Qualifications – Required

  • Upon hire, completion of YMCA provided First Aid and CPR certification.
  • Education classes or experience in camp, youth programs, recreation, working with children, or in a related field.
  • Ability to lead, plan, organize, and implement program activities.
  • Ability to work as a member of a team and the ability to accomplish tasks with little direct supervision.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.

*** Interested applicants should email resumes to Andrea Basso, Director of Human Resources at abasso@gwymca.org. Please include subject line “Career Opportunity – Youth Camp Counselor Position.

 

Lifeguard Position

Supervisor:  Aquatics Director

Free YMCA membership for employees

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Thorough knowledge and application of lifeguarding surveillance and rescue techniques
  • An understanding of facility characteristics, rules, policies and procedures
  • Customer Service skills
  • Leadership and decision-making skills

General Function:

A lifeguard is responsible for supervision, control, and safety in and around the swimming pool during all programs. In addition, a lifeguard should possess a high degree of safety consciousness accompanied by a mature understanding that his/her primary objective should be the prevention of accidents.

Qualifications

  • Must be 17 years of age or older.
  • Must be a current certified lifeguard by American Red Cross.
  • Hold a current American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer
  • Must be willing to work evenings and weekends.
  • Ability to respond to safety and emergency situations.

Responsibilities

  • Excellent customer service is expected at all times.
  • Follow the appropriate sitting and rotation schedule according to the number of lifeguards required by protocol in each pool.
  • Enforce all aquatic facility policies, rules and regulations regarding supervision, safety and sanitation including daily vacuuming of the pool and maintaining a clean pool deck free of equipment.
  • Lifeguards are responsible for enforcing the pool schedule.
  • Log daily swimming pool chemistry. Tests as many times as required in each pool.
  • As a first responder, using the Y appropriate incident report form, able to write a full report of any accident, rescue, potential danger, incident, etc. and distribute to the Aquatics Director and Director of Human Resources.
  • Keep abreast of current information relating to lifeguarding and aquatic safety.
  • Readiness to move bulkhead as many times as required according to the established schedule.
  • Participate in regular in-service training sessions and attend staff meetings.
  • Conduct swim tests as required.

*** Interested applicants should email resumes to Andrea Basso, Director of Human Resources at abasso@gwymca.org. Please include subject line “Career Opportunity – Membership Associate / Front Desk Position.

Membership Associate / Front Desk Position

Reports to: Membership Operations Manager

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Active Listening Skills
  • Relationship Building Abilities
  • Ability to respond to safety and emergency situations
  • Able to learn our Membership Management Software
  • Able to use a computer for extended periods of time and able to communicate using a computer and phone/smart device
  • Passionate about the YMCA Promise
  • Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills
  • Character Traits:  Proactive, self directed, attentive, solution-oriented, dependable, multi-task orientated, effective communication skills and ability to develop effective working relationships.
  • Basic knowledge of computer and Microsoft Office

General Function

Under the supervision of the Membership Operations Manager, the Membership Associate is responsible for providing excellent member service, with emphasis on safety, cleanliness and participant/member satisfaction.

Know How

The incumbent must bring to this position experience in customer service and attention to consistent quality. The ability to establish and maintain harmonious interaction with staff, volunteers, YMCA members, and the general public is essential to the job.  Exceptional relationship building skills and the ability to work fluently across departments is also required. The ideal candidate must be able to work in a challenging and high performing team environment.

Principle Activities

Member Services

  1. Maintain a high level of customer service at all times.
  2. Conduct new member interviews.
  3. Address any customer concerns or complaint and respond accordingly.
  4. Determine member needs and interests and follow up by making suggestions for services based on feedback.
  5. Have the knowledge and information pertaining to program offerings.
  6. Support the Annual Giving Campaign, and encourage staff to do the same.
  7. Interpret the YMCA as a membership organization, and represent the YMCA in a positive manner. Maintain relationships with other organizations and community groups.
  8. Project a positive and enthusiastic image on the job at all times.
  9. Cultivate strong working relationships with the YMCA members, staff, program participants and parents.
  10. Attend and contribute to all staff meetings and/or trainings, as required.

 

*** Interested applicants should email resumes to Andrea Basso, Director of Human Resources at abasso@gwymca.org. Please include subject line “Career Opportunity – Membership Associate / Front Desk Position.

Wellness Associate Position

Reports to: Senior Director of Initiatives – Wellness, Programming & Membership

FLSA Status: Part Time / Non Exempt

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Active Listening Skills
  • Excellent Relational Skills
  • Passionate about the YMCA Promise
  • Character Traits:  Professional demeanor, proactive, self directed, attentive, solution-oriented, dependable and reliable, multi-task orientated, effective communication skills and ability to develop effective working relationships.
  • Ability to respond to safety and emergency situations

GENERAL FUNCTION

The primary job of the Wellness Associate is to support and service Members in a positive and engaging manner, while ensuring safety throughout all areas of Wellness. The Wellness Associate is an integral member of the staffing team, along with those staff in Membership, Youth Programming, and Aquatics.  It is expected that the Wellness Associate will work in tandem with other staff to create an optimal experience for all members. This individual should possess a high level of interpersonal relational skills.

The Associate will make rounds between the main Wellness Center, Base Fitness, the Boxing Loft, and Wellness studios (including the Gymnasium).  During rounds he/she will collect information such as usage numbers and class attendance, monitor safe usage of equipment, and greet all Members.  He/she will actively make him/herself available to Members by answering any questions or proactively guiding Members through use of equipment. The Wellness Associate will be seen as first responder to any emergencies that happen in above areas immediately following the emergency action plan for any given area. This position reports directly to Director of Initiatives.

CERTIFICATIONS

Wellness Associates must be certified in CPR and First Aid. While a personal training certification is not mandatory, he/she should be working towards a personal training or group fitness related field.

Applicant is required to complete the Child Abuse Prevention online modules prior to the first day of work, and refreshing courses as scheduled. 

GENERAL TASKS

  • Provide a high degree of Member service through a professional relationship with Members in regard to their needs, concerns, and questions about the YMCA.
  • Assist and educate Members in effectively utilizing equipment.
  • Monitor fitness areas to ensure compliance with YMCA of Greenwich rules and safety.
  • Provide Members with opportunities that will increase their involvement and ownership of the YMCA. (Examples: workout of the day, checking in on what they are training for, being present and promote classes and new ideas). Educate members of all programs offered at the YMCA, wellness or otherwise (membership promos, youth, etc).
  • Update Wellness board on a daily basis with class changes, new classes, trainer schedule, daily workout etc.
  • Monitor all equipment and record any issues, including but not limited to; need for replacement, broken parts, excessive wear or concerns of use for future. This is to be done in the equipment log, noting time and date.
  • Maintain cleanliness and neatness of Wellness Center, including extensive wiping down of equipment on an hourly basis, picking up any trash and re-racking free weights, kettle bells, and medicine balls.  At times, additional cleaning processes will be required.
  • Demonstrate a high degree of professionalism, integrity, and work ethic in the spirit and values of the YMCA principles.
  • Have a thorough knowledge of emergency procedures.
  • Check first aid supplies and alert director when running low.
  • Proudly wear YMCA apparel and your name tag so Members know who to look for.
  • If there are any concerns or complaints note time, date and Member and email to supervisor.

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 (depending upon the programs). Must be able to lift equipment up to 70lbs.

 

*** Interested applicants should email resumes to Andrea Basso, Director of Human Resources at abasso@gwymca.org. Please include subject line “Career Opportunity – Wellness Associate Position”.

 


Fee-Based Training:

Counsellor in Training/CIT

Reports to: Camp Director

GENERAL FUNCTION

Our Counselor-In-Training program combines the fun of camp with leadership and on-the-job training. The CIT program in a unique opportunity for motivated young adults to develop the necessary skills to be role models for children. CITs spend part of their day enjoying a range of activities and part of their day learning about responsibility and professionalism by assisting counselors with camper activities. They also learn interviewing skills and guidance on how to navigate difficult social challenges of young adulthood.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Between the ages of 13-15 years old
  • All CIT applicants should be interested in working with children and possess maturity, flexibility, a strong work ethic, and the ability to have fun
  • Active Listening Skills
  • Relationship Building Abilities
  • Ability to respond to safety and emergency situations

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Organize and lead a variety of small and large group activities each week.  Activities may include crafts, exploring nature, songs, games, opening and closing ceremonies, swimming, archery, etc. This includes time spent on the bus.
  • Act as a positive role model and a positive voice for the YMCA of Greenwich.
  • Demonstrate professionalism in the performance of all duties as directed by your supervisors.
  • Being mentored by our camp counselors and while working with our preschool and elementary school aged kids.
  • Training on the Y’s program and mission.
  • Developing life skills to prepare for college and career.

*** Interested applicants should fill the application form found here and follow the submission instructions outlined therein.***