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Babysitter

Job Type: Part Time - Location: West Cook YMCA

Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Babysitting Coordinator, the Babysitter is responsible for the care of children in the Babysitting room.

Essential Functions:
  1. Take responsibility for correcting the problems you see.
  2. Monitor toys and equipment for safety.
  3. Attend all required meetings unless excused.
  4. Engage children in fun activities that promote the YMCA mission.
  5. Maintain a safe and healthy environment at all times.
  6. Maintain daily open communication with members, participants, and staff.
  7. Report any risk management issues to the Babysitting Coordinator as soon as possible.
  8. Effectively solve issues related to accidents/incidents.
  9. Maintain confidentiality.
  10. Perform cleaning tasks as assigned.
  11. Complete any incident reports and turn them in to Babysitting Coordinator or Youth Development Director.

 


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Building Engineer

Job Type: Full Time - Location: West Cook YMCA

POSITION SUMMARY

Under the direction of the Buildings & Properties Associate Director the Building Engineer is responsible for overseeing that all routine and emergency maintenance and repair services are completed to ensure a positive guest, member and resident experience. Responsible for routine assessments of building systems and equipment, analyzes data to ensure proper functioning and adheres to preventative maintenance plans. Provides hands-on support for routine, preventative, and maintenance services as needed such as carpentry, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, pool and other building systems to optimize service quality and maintenance costs while adhering to building codes, maintenance standards and processes.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Ensures execution of facility and maintenance plans, and follows related standards, building codes, policies and processes in support of internal quality standards and controls.                                                         
  2. Ensure document all mechanical, plumbing, electrical, fitness and pool equipment, are maintained in good working order and adhering to a preventive maintenance program.
  3. Staffing to include recruit, hire, training & develop, schedule and direct assigned staff.
  4. Monitors and evaluates utility services including electricity, natural gas, water, storm drainage, and septic systems and maintains appropriate records and documentation.           
  5. Monitors fire and life safety systems, elevator and emergency exit plans, and identifies safety items to make sure they are prioritized throughout the facilities.           
  6. Identify, evaluate, troubleshoot, repair and provide guidance on building and equipment issues as needed. Including pool, spa, plumbing, electrical, and HVAC.   
  7. Responds to and completes work orders in a timely manner including reporting on work progress and completion. Provides daily assignments to maintenance technicians, and works with vendors and others as appropriate to complete work orders and document results. Utilizes maintenance management system to enter, track, analyze and report on work orders and activities.                                                  
  8. Perform regular audits to ensure work is performed correctly and within standards. 
  9. Responsible for after hour emergencies on a rotating basis with director’s approval.
  10. Works with institution to provide support in all facility events. 
  11. Other duties as assigned by Building and Properties Associate Director.                
  12.  REQUIRED SKILLS AND REQUISITS
  • High School education or equivalent; a 2-year college degree is preferred.
  • Some vocational courses in HVAC, electrical, plumbing, carpentry, IT, boiler operation & maintenance, or 3-5 years of experience.
  • Journeyman’s level of expertise & some hands-on experience in the above areas
  • Proven mechanical &/or electrical aptitude, problem solving & trouble shooting skills.
  • Has communication, interpersonal abilities & project planning skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite.
  • Must be flexible with working nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • WORKING CONDITIONS
  • Ability to work in excess of a 40-hour week with irregular work hours.
  • Ability to walk, stand, and sit (including on the floor) for long periods of time.
  • Exposure to communicable diseases and bodily fluids.
  • Must be able to lift and carry materials and supplies weighing up to 70 pounds.
  • Ability to stand or sit while maintaining alertness for several hours at a time.
  • Position may require bending, leaning, kneeling, and walking.
  • Ability to speak concisely and effectively communicate.
  • Visual and auditory ability to respond to critical situations and physical ability to act swiftly in an emergency

 SALARY: $50,000/YR

PLEASE EMAIL RESUME AND COVER LETTER TO - facility@westcookymca.org


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Bus Driver

Job Type: Part Time - Location: West Cook YMCA

Position Summary

Provides safe transportation to and from program sites. May also provide support in other areas as assigned.

Essential Functions
  1. Drives bus safely according to YMCA policies and procedures and state laws.
  2. Completes thorough before-and-after trip checks each day and record all information. Records gas level, mileage, and maintenance on designated forms. Cleans out bus each day.
  3. Promotes safety at all times and keeps first aid supplies fully stocked.
  4. Ensures that bus rules are announced and followed.
  5. Communicates regularly with other staff members and supervisor.

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Group Exercise Instructor

Job Type: Part Time - Location: West Cook YMCA

POSITION SUMMARY:

West Cook YMCA Group Exercise Instructors provide instruction for group exercise classes and classes for Y Without Walls (YWOW), and assistance with special events. This is done with an emphasis on maintaining the quality of the program, remaining up-to-date on fitness trends and education materials, and increasing the number of participants served. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  1. Promote and model the YMCA’s philosophy of healthy spirit, mind, and body 
  2. Create, demonstrate, and implement new fitness techniques in a safe and effective manner and sequence 
  3. Provides participants with YMCA information to better inform them about the Y. Looking to help foster cross promotion and deeper involvement in the Y. 
  4. Substitute for other instructors in order to encourage overall quality programming and staff support 
  5. Respond to all injuries and assist in immediate first aid and proper emergency procedures 
  6. Provide support to Health and Wellness Director and Coordinator for Y Without Walls (YWOW) programming, i.e. DPP, HCI, Workplace Wellness, etc., special events, and other projects and duties as needed and assigned 
  7. Attend and contribute to all mandatory staff meetings, workshops, and in-services 
  8. Maintain and keep the group exercise class areas and equipment organized, clean, and inviting 
  9. Know and enforce YMCA rules and regulations 
  10. Maintain and contribute to a professional and team atmosphere 

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Healthy Living Director

Job Type: Full Time - Location: West Cook YMCA

POSITION SUMMARY

The Healthy Living Director will provide premiere membership experience, value, service, and retention programs by planning, budgeting, promoting and implementing all Healthy living programs.

The Director is accountable for the operational oversight and management of all health and wellness related programming including but not limited to: All Evidenced based Chronic Disease programs, Work Place Wellness, Fitness Programs such as personal training and group exercise, and sports programing as well as program spaces.

The Healthy Living Director is also responsible for enhancing member relations and retention by developing innovative wellness programming, maintaining proactive communication with staff and members related to programs and schedules and working with our building and operations team to ensure a clean and safe environment.

 

As an organizational director, the Healthy Living Director is responsible for leading the budgetary process for their respective department, participating in committees, major event campaigns, staff trainings, community outreach events and implementing YMCA best practices for wellness within our 3 core focus areas - youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Ensure your department’s financial benchmarks (+/- 3%) of budget to actual by, effectively managing day to day operations, driving revenue, and monitoring departmental expenses
  2. Enable proactive, clear, effective and timely internal communications in order to ensure a positive and consistent member experience.
  3. Identify, collect and interpret data so that it enables informed decision making and ensures the achievement of key performance indicators.
  4. Represents and participates in YMCA community outreach and sales efforts using strategies driven by the West Cook YMCA mission.
  5. Manages all aspects of the sub-departments of the Healthy Living Department including Fitness, Chronic Disease Prevention and Sports, by ensuring facility and equipment safety, quality programming, effective scheduling, appropriate staffing ratios, and completion of required training.
  6. Advises the CEO to ensure operational growth of WCY on program expansion, member recruitment and retention, pricing strategies, new site development, collaborations, and mergers and acquisitions.
  7. Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with community organizations within the service area in accordance with strategic and operating plans.
  8. Models relationship building skills in all interactions with members, staff, volunteers, and the community
  9. Implements solutions to challenging situations through analytical reasoning and/or research.
  10. Serves on the Leadership Team, Program Innovation Team, and the Grant Writing Team.
  11. Assists in YMCA fundraising activities and special events.

 

YMCA LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES (Team Leader)

 

Values: Demonstrates in word and action the Y’s core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility and a commitment to the Y’s mission, in all matters at all times.

 

Quality Results: Demonstrates and fosters a strong commitment to achieving goals in a manner that provides quality experiences.

 

Functional Expertise: Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level of accomplishment.

 

Relationships: Builds authentic relationships in the service of enhancing individual and team performance to support the Y’s work.

 

Developing Others: Recognizes and acts on the need to continually develop others’ capabilities to attain the highest level of performance possible.

 

REQUIRED SKILLS AND REQUISITES

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Recreation Management, Exercise Science, or related field
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of prior YMCA supervisory and training experience
  • Proven track record in program development, implementing new health initiatives, leading, motivating, and inspiring others in successfully achieving their health and wellness goals
  • Exceptional communication skills and the ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic backgrounds
  • Current CPR, First Aid, AED certification
  • Current national (YMCA, ACSM, ACE, NASM, or AFAA) personal training and group exercise certification

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Housekeeper

Job Type: Part Time - Location: West Cook YMCA

Position Summary:

Under the supervision of the Residence Maintenance Coordinator, the Housekeeper is responsible to maintain a safe and clean environment for members and residents.

Essential Functions:

  1. Follow proper cleaning and safety protocols.
  2. Fill cart with needed supplies.
  3. Follow schedule and clean assigned areas and resident rooms (Dust, sweep and mop floors, wash windows, supply linens and towels, disinfect surfaces, remove trash)
  4. Maintain up to date records for each area that is assigned.
  5. Collect, wash and dry linens and towels as needed.
  6. Report any issues or concerns to supervisor.
  7. Maintain a professional and pleasant attitude and demeanor around other staff, members and residents.

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Housekeeping Manager

Job Type: Full Time - Location: West Cook YMCA

POSITION SUMMARY

The Building & Properties Manager is accountable for ensuring a consistent, clean, safe and positive member experience. The Building & Properties Manager will over-see all janitorial and housekeeping matters, ensure third party janitorial services company is meeting or exceeding all agreement expectations, as well as the lead interface with our third party Information Technology vendor and act as first responder to non-critical IT support requests. 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Accountable for annually reviewing our Member Experience SEER survey results related to Operations – Facility Section, developing a plan to incorporate survey results and publishing a plan to address any areas we can improve our members experience.
  2. All janitorial and housekeeping staff recruitment, hiring, onboarding, training and development.
  3. Responsible for the development of staff schedules that aligns with event, facility and institutional activities.
  4. Ensure that our OSHA guideline and all safety standards are up to date evaluated with a written result annually.
  5. Develop and implement proper chemical procedures, orders all cleaning supplies, and ensures inventory control.
  6. Develop and maintain cleanliness standards. Perform regular audits to ensure standards are met.
  7. Audits and approves employee payroll for department.
  8. Coordinate all IT functions in facility including phones, computers, and security and alarm systems, communication, office setups, and troubleshooting problems.
  9. Is responsible for ensuring strong, proactive coordination with our Pest Control contractors and is primary interface with resident program in all matters related to housekeeping, pest control, IT and janitorial services.
  10. Any duties as assigned by the Building and Properties Associate Director
  11. YMCA LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES (Team Leader)Quality Results: Demonstrates and fosters a strong commitment to achieving goals in a manner that provides quality experiences.
  12. Relationships: Builds authentic relationships in the service of enhancing individual and team performance to support the Y’s work.
  13. Developing Others: Recognizes and acts on the need to continually develop others’ capabilities to attain the highest level of performance possible.
  14. Functional Expertise: Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level of accomplishment.
  15. Values: Demonstrates in word and action the Y’s core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility and a commitment to the Y’s mission, in all matters at all times.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND REQUISITES

  • High School education or equivalent; a 2 year college degree is preferred
  • Experience with IT troubleshooting, and basic IT functions.
  • Experience with team building, training, and pest control preferred
  • Ability to audit and monitor janitorial staff
  • Supervisory level of experience
  • Experience with janitorial scheduling and developing best in class processes.
  • Proficient with computer and in Microsoft Office suite.
  • Has communication, interpersonal abilities & project planning skills
  • Must be flexible with working nights, weekends, and holidays.
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 WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Ability to work in excess of a 40-hour week with irregular work hours.
  • Ability to walk, stand, and sit (including on the floor) for long periods of time.
  • Exposure to communicable diseases, bodily fluids and pests.
  • Must be able to lift and carry food and supplies weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to stand or sit while maintaining alertness for several hours at a time.
  • Position may require bending, leaning, kneeling, and walking.
  • Ability to speak concisely and effectively communicate.
  • Visual and auditory ability to respond to critical situations and physical ability to act swiftly in an emergency.

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Janitor

Job Type: Part Time - Location: West Cook YMCA

Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Direct Supervisor, the Janitor is to maintain a safe and clean environment in and around the West Cook YMCA for all members, residents and guests.

Essential Functions:

  1. Prepare cart for work and store away when done for day.
  2. Responsible for cleaning the entire building with other staff. This includes all public areas, hallways, locker rooms, exercise areas, stairwells, offices, and bathrooms.
  3. Refill paper products, soap and shampoo as needed and insure that dispensers do not run out.
  4. Inventory all cleaning supplies as they are being used. Turn sheets into supervisor daily.
  5. Wash and dry linens as needed.
  6. As trained, perform the following cleaning functions:
    • Wet & dry mop floors
    • Dust, vacuum, pick up and empty trash
    • Scrub floors
    • Clean toilets
    • Clean showers
    • Any other cleaning as requested
  7. Rake and/or shovel outside as needed.
  8. Light maintenance work including changing light bulbs, and batteries in smoke detectors.
  9. Help keep all work areas neat & clean.
  10. Follow all safety precautions as trained.
  11. Assist in any set up and break downs as requested.
  12. Attend trainings as requested by supervisor.

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Lifeguard

Job Type: Part Time - Location: West Cook YMCA

Position Summary:

Maintains safe swimming conditions in the pool, deck, and surrounding areas.  Creates a safe and positive atmosphere that promotes member safety and engagement in accordance with the West Cook YMCA policies and procedures.

Essential Functions:
  1. Responsible for the safety of all individuals by maintaining active surveillance of the pool area during various activities and programs.
  2. Knows/reviews all emergency procedures and responds to emergency situations immediately in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures. Completes related reports as required.
  3. Knows, understands, and consistently applies safety rules, policies and guidelines for the pool and aquatic area. Maintains accurate records as required by the YMCA and/or the state Health Department code.
  4. Maintains effective, positive relationships with the members, participants and other staff.
  5. Maintains all certifications required for the position and all other certifications required by Aquatic Director when needed.
  6. Performs equipment checks and ensures appropriate equipment is available as needed.
  7. Check the pool for hazardous conditions when arriving. Performs chemical testing as required, and takes appropriate action.
  8. Attends all staff meetings and in-service training.
  9. Adhere to all guidelines and procedures set by the West Cook YMCA Handbook & Aquatic Manual

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Member Engagement Representative

Job Type: Part Time - Location: West Cook YMCA

Position Summary:

Responsible for the membership desk area and providing quality member experience for all members and guests.

Essential Functions:
  1. Greet all members, guests and staff coming into the YMCA in a friendly and helpful manner.
  2. Uphold the security of the YMCA by only allowing authorized persons into the facility.
  3. Answer and transfer all telephone calls in a professional and timely manner. Telephone calls should be answered in a clear, unhurried voice.
  4. Possess the knowledge of membership types and programs being offered at the YMCA.
  5. Promote and sell memberships and classes, and register participants for YMCA programs.
  6. Process Class/Program registration, Membership Sales, Room Rentals and various transactions.  Filing and updating memberships.
  7. Balance the cash drawer at the end of the shift.  Locate errors (if there is a balancing problem) and make proper adjustments.
  8. Provide interested customers with tours as needed.
  9. Attend staff meetings as required.
  10. Perform routine filing of deleted memberships, sending out post-tour letters, and miscellaneous filing duties.
  11. Any additional essential functions assigned by the Member Engagement Director or Member Engagement Supervisor.
  12. Stay informed about YMCA programming and events.
  13. Check emails and various informational binders on a daily basis.
  14. Distribute mail to appropriate staff members, and send outgoing mail.
  15. Substitute for other Member Relations Representatives when they are unable to work.
  16. Performing miscellaneous clerical tasks such as addressing and stuffing envelopes, etc.
  17. The YMCA is a 24 hour operated facility; therefore, you will be required to work at least one or more holidays.
  18. Use the YMCA’s four core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility in every aspect of my employment and foster positive relationships with all members, guests and staff.
  19. Understand that member satisfaction is vital to the success of the YMCA and every interaction with members is an opportunity for increasing their satisfaction.
  20. Always have a cheerful disposition when dealing with all members, guests and staff.
  21. Help improve the level of customer service by actively participating in process analysis and coming up with new or improved ways to serve our customers.

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Member Engagement Representative (overnight)

Job Type: Part Time - Location: West Cook YMCA

Position Summary:

Responsible for the membership desk area and providing quality member experience for all members and guests.

Essential Functions:
  1. Greet all members, guests and staff coming into the YMCA in a friendly and helpful manner.
  2. Uphold the security of the YMCA by only allowing authorized persons into the facility.
  3. Answer and transfer all telephone calls in a professional and timely manner. Telephone calls should be answered in a clear, unhurried voice.
  4. Possess the knowledge of membership types and programs being offered at the YMCA.
  5. Promote and sell memberships and classes, and register participants for YMCA programs.
  6. Process Class/Program registration, Membership Sales, Room Rentals and various transactions.  Filing and updating memberships.
  7. Balance the cash drawer at the end of the shift.  Locate errors (if there is a balancing problem) and make proper adjustments.
  8. Provide interested customers with tours as needed.
  9. Attend staff meetings as required.
  10. Perform routine filing of deleted memberships, sending out post-tour letters, and miscellaneous filing duties.
  11. Any additional essential functions assigned by the Member Engagement Director or Member Engagement Supervisor.
  12. Stay informed about YMCA programming and events.
  13. Check emails and various informational binders on a daily basis.
  14. Distribute mail to appropriate staff members, and send outgoing mail.
  15. Substitute for other Member Relations Representatives when they are unable to work.
  16. Performing miscellaneous clerical tasks such as addressing and stuffing envelopes, etc.
  17. The YMCA is a 24 hour operated facility; therefore, you will be required to work at least one or more holidays.
  18. Use the YMCA’s four core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility in every aspect of my employment and foster positive relationships with all members, guests and staff.
  19. Understand that member satisfaction is vital to the success of the YMCA and every interaction with members is an opportunity for increasing their satisfaction.
  20. Always have a cheerful disposition when dealing with all members, guests and staff.
  21. Help improve the level of customer service by actively participating in process analysis and coming up with new or improved ways to serve our customers.

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Personal Trainer

Job Type: Part Time - Location: West Cook YMCA

POSITION SUMMARY:

West Cook YMCA Personal Trainers provide fitness consultations, one-on-one and small group personal training sessions, and assistance with Y Without Walls (YWOW) programming and special events. This is done with an emphasis on maintaining the quality of the program, remaining up-to-date on fitness trends and education materials, and increasing the number of participants served. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  1. Promote and model the YMCA’s philosophy of healthy spirit, mind, and body 
  2. Educate clients and enforce policies regarding to safe and proper use of equipment and facilities 
  3. Design and implement biomechanically sound exercise programs and progressions directly related to the clients’ goals and document client’s progress 
  4. Personally commit to increasing the number of clients served 
  5. Respond to all injuries and assist in immediate first aid and proper emergency procedures 
  6. Provide support to Health and Wellness Director and Coordinator with fitness consultations, Y Without Walls (YWOW) programming, i.e. DPP, HCI, Workplace Wellness, etc., special events, and other projects and duties as needed and assigned 
  7. Attend and contribute to all mandatory staff meetings, workshops, and in-services 
  8. Maintain client files and keep the personal training office organized, clean, and inviting 
  9. Know and enforce YMCA rules and regulations 
  10. Maintain and contribute to a professional and team atmosphere 

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Swim Instructor

Job Type: Part Time - Location: West Cook YMCA

Position Summary:

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 West Cook YMCA policies, rules, regulations and procedures, including emergency and safety procedures. Completes 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. Adhere to all guidelines and procedures set by the West Cook YMCA Handbook and Aquatic Manual.

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Water Fitness Instructor

Job Type: Part Time - Location: West Cook YMCA

Position Summary:

Under the supervision of the Aquatic Director, the Water Fitness Instructor will provide various fun and exciting exercise classes to the aquatic participants at the West Cook YMCA. 

Essential Functions:
  1. Effectively design and plan a water fitness curriculum for all levels, skills, and abilities.
  2. Conducts energizing, fun, safe and educational classes.
  3. Teach to diverse populations and have the ability to adjust accordingly.
  4. Keeps accurate class attendance records.
  5. Obtain and maintain at least one water fitness certification and all other certification required by Aquatic Director when needed.
  6. Maintain knowledge of wellness and trends to provide effective information and support to members.
  7. Attend all in-service trainings and staff meetings as scheduled by the Aquatic Director and West Cook YMCA.
  8. Adhere to all guidelines and procedures set to by the West Cook YMCA Handbook and Aquatic Manual 

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