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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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Buildings & Operations Weekend Overnight Coordinator

Job Type: Full Time - Location: West Cook YMCA

Position Summary

Under the direction of the Building & Properties Manager, the Weekend coordinator supervises the weekend janitor. The primary responsibility is to ensure that tasks are completed and the facility is ready for operations for the next shift. They will ensure to communicate any issues to the team lead in the next shift.

 

Essential Functions
  1. Coordinates all duties and assigned tasks of the weekend team, and ensures tasks and duties are completed before the end of shift.
  2. Will properly set up and take down tables and chairs for events held at WCY using forms provided by membership.
  3. Performs routine preventative maintenance to ensure that machines continue to run smoothly, building systems operate efficiently, or the physical condition of the building does not deteriorate
  4. Assemble, install, or repair wiring, electrical of electronic components, pipe systems, plumbing, machinery or equipment
  5. Paint, repair roofs, windows, doors, floors, woodwork, plaster, drywall or other parts of building structures
  6. Monitors building security and safety by performing such tasks as locking doors after operating hours and checking electrical appliance use to ensure that hazards are not created.
  7. Provides first response to any emergencies, such as fire alarm, electrical and pump failures, resident moves, flooding and others that may arise during their shift and report to B&O Director or Manager
  8. Respond to all radio requests and dispatches staff as needed
  9. Carry out all janitorial duties to include but not limited to: ensuring the grounds are clean and clear of debris, snow removal, sweeping, mopping, and cleaning assigned areas.
  10. Other duties as assigned by the Building & Property Manager.


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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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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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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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Marketing & Communications Director

Job Type: Full Time - Location: West Cook YMCA

Position Summary:

Builds the community’s understanding of the West Cook YMCAs cause and impact. Develops and implements effective marketing and communication strategies that drive member recruitment, retention, program enrollment, contributions and brand awareness.

Essential Functions:
  1. Prepare and oversee annual marketing and operational plans that increases membership, program registration and member value. Monitors the achievement of plan, taking appropriate action to ensure that the goals and objectives are met.
  2. Develops, produces and distributes program information necessary to promote assigned programs, in accordance with membership and marketing plans.
  3. Establishes contacts with media representatives and writes and submits press releases when appropriate. Maintains updated files of YMCA’s media relations (both press and electronic).
  4. Prepares and monitors annual budget and maintains a positive fiscal position.
  5. Provides and maintains related statistics and reports.
  6. Coordinates Web and social media content and messaging.
  7. Develops annual public awareness campaign and coordinates effective working relationships with service groups, and community organizations. 
  8. Coordinates and supervises vendor and consulting resources.
  9. Leads assigned aspects of the fund-raising campaign.
  10. May plan and coordinate special events.
  11. Other duties as assigned by President/CEO

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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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School Age Assistant Teacher

Job Type: Part Time - Location: West Cook YMCA

Position Summary

The School Age Assistant helps to provide direction for the program and assists the School Age Teacher in the implementation of program curriculum in the classroom. Aides in providing a quality experience to children and parents that focuses on the YMCA core values: honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring.

Essential Functions
  1. Follows the curriculum established by the School Age Teacher.
  2. Implements the daily lesson/activity plans.
  3. Supervises the children, classroom, and all activities.
  4. Makes ongoing, systematic observations and evaluations of each child.
  5. Maintains communication with parents.
  6. Maintains program site and equipment.  
  7. Maintains required program records.
  8. Attends and participates in family nights, program activities, staff meetings, and staff training.

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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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