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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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Babysitting Coordinator

Job Type: Part Time - Location: West Cook YMCA

POSITION SUMMARY

Under the direction of the Youth Development Director, the Babysitting Coordinator is responsible for the care of children in the Babysitting room, supervise all other Babysitting staff, coordinate schedules, and engage children in activities in a safe and healthy environment.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  1. Meet and greet all volunteers, staff, members, program participants, etc. as they enter the babysitting room
  2. Engage children in fun, age appropriate activities that promote the YMCA mission.
  3. Maintain a safe and healthy environment at all times.
  4. Maintain daily open communication with members, participants, and staff.
  5. Assist the Youth Development Director in the selection and training of Babysitting team members.
  6. Assign cleaning tasks and check for completion.
  7. Manage member sign in/attendance sheets.
  8. Complete all appropriate records including but not limited to Staff schedules, sign in sheets, and cleaning duties.
  9. Connect our members to the babysitting room, and our babysitting families to other programs within the Y

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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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Cycle Instructor

Job Type: Part Time - Location: West Cook YMCA

POSITION SUMMARY

West Cook YMCA Group Exercise Cycle Instructors provide instruction for group exercise classes and may assist with special events. Cycle Instructors offer participants planned programs to advance their workout efficiency, improve fitness abilities, increase strength, and most importantly improve their overall well-being.  

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

1. Lead onsite cycle classes in a safe and effective manner and provide a high level of service to participants
2. Responds immediately to emergency situations accordance with YMCA policies and procedures. Adheres to all guidelines and procedures set in the West Cook YMCA Handbook
3. Allow 15 minutes pre/post class to build a greater sense of well-being, community, and health-literacy for the participants
4. Maintain and keep the Cycle Studio areas and equipment organized, clean, and inviting. Ensures participants are registered
5. All other duties to be assigned by Healthy Living Fitness Program Coordinator


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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 onsite and offsite and may assist with special events. Group Exercise Instructors offer participants planned programs to advance their workout efficiency, improve fitness abilities, increase strength, and most importantly improve their overall well-being.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  1. Lead onsite group exercise classes in a safe and effective manner and provide a high level of service to participants
  2. Responds immediately to emergency situations accordance with YMCA policies and procedures. Adheres to all guidelines and procedures set in the West Cook YMCA Handbook
  3. Allow 15 minutes pre/post class to build a greater sense of well-being, community, and health-literacy for the participants
  4. Maintain and keep the facility areas and equipment organized, clean, and inviting
  5. All other duties to be assigned by Healthy Living Fitness Program Coordinator

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Head Age Group Coach

Job Type: Full Time - Location: West Cook YMCA

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Head Age Group Coach for the West Cook YMCA swim team (TOPS) will work within the guidelines established by the Swim Team Director and within the scope of the YMCA's mission. The Head Age Group Coach is responsible for the safety, well- being, and enjoyment for participants in an aquatic program providing a quality lesson by instructing, demonstrating, and correcting individuals so that they learn to the best of their ability.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Understand and demonstrate through action, the YMCA Mission Statement and Core Values.
  2. Understand the importance and value of the diverse backgrounds of the staff, volunteer and member/participant base.
  3. Play an important role in creating a friendly and welcoming environment.
  4. Play an important role in the new member/participant welcome process.
  5. Consider the needs and interest of both the member/ participants and the YMCA when making important decisions.
  6. Design practices to bring out the potential of all assigned swimmers.
  7. Coaching and overseeing Bronze, Silver and Gold training squads
  8. Work with Swim Team Director to create staff development plan and monitoring for Age Group coaching staff.
  9. Communicate with the Swim Team Director, assistant coaches, athletes, parents and YMCA Staff.
  10. Administer athlete registrations, monetary processing and maintain/record coaching staff credentials
  11. Assist with coaching Senior training squad.
  12. Help set up and run hosted swim meets.
  13. Other duties as assigned by the Swim Team Director.

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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 programming 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.

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Housekeeper - Resident and Facility

Job Type: Part Time - Location: West Cook YMCA

POSITION SUMMARY

Under the supervision of the COO, the Housekeeper is responsible for maintaining a safe and clean environment for all facility occupants.

 ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Must be able to use cleaning equipment and products to perform duties including but not limited to: sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, laundry services, trash removal.
  2. Prepare supplies and equipment prior to shift; including preparing cleaning solutions.
  3. Adhere to cleaning schedule for assigned areas at multiple facilities.
  4. Maintain up to date records for each area that is assigned.
  5. Communicate any issues, concerns or repairs to supervisor.
  6. Maintain a professional attitude and demeanor with staff, youth and adult members, residents, vendors.
  7. Clean resident rooms, classrooms, hallways, lobbies, lounges, restrooms, stairways, and other work areas so that health standards are met.
  8. Keep storage areas and carts well-stocked, clean, and tidy.
  9. Observe precautions required to protect property, and report damage, theft, and found articles to supervisors.

 

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.


    

Qualifications:

  1. High School Diploma or equivalent education and experience.
  2. Previous cleaning or housekeeping experience preferred.
  3. Good customer service skills.
  4. Capable of using independent judgment and solid decision-making skills.
  5. Must be flexible with working nights, weekends, and holidays.
  6. Candidates with independent transportation preferred.

 

Working Conditions:

  1. Ability to walk, stand, and sit (including on the floor) for long periods of time.
  2. Exposure to communicable diseases and bodily fluids.
  3. Must be able to lift and carry food and supplies weighing up to 50 pounds.
  4. Ability to stand or sit while maintaining alertness for several hours at a time.
  5. Position may require bending, leaning, kneeling, and walking.
  6. Ability to speak concisely and effectively communicate.
  7. Visual and auditory ability to respond to critical situations and physical ability to act swiftly in an emergency.

PLEASE EMAIL RESUMES TO KEVIN KLEIN: facilitieshr@westcookymca.org


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Lifeguard

Job Type: Part Time - Location: West Cook YMCA

Position Summary:

Under the supervision of the Aquatic Coordinator and the overall direction of the Aquatic Director, the lifeguard is responsible for the safety and well-being of all patrons. 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. Responds immediately to emergency situations accordance with YMCA policies and procedures. Adheres to all guidelines and procedures set in the West Cook YMCA Handbook and Aquatic Manual.
  3. Maintains effective, positive relationships with the members, participants and other staff.
  4. Maintains all certifications required for the position and all other certifications required by Aquatic Director when needed.
  5. Performs equipment checks, chemical testing, and ensures appropriate equipment is available as needed.
  6. All other duties as assigned by supervisor.

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Maintenance Technician

Job Type: Full Time - Location: West Cook YMCA

POSITION SUMMARY

Under the direction of the Director of Buildings & Properties, the Maintenance Technician is responsible for ensuring a positive member, resident and guest experience through the execution of the preventative and responsive maintenance program for all West Cook YMCA facility assets. The Maintenance Technician will be responsible for safely performing routine inspections and repair projects related to plumbing, electrical, HVAC, carpentry, painting, housekeeping & grounds work, within budget and comply with all company, local, city, state and federal guidelines.  

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. To safely implement the facility preventative maintenance, responsive maintenance, grounds keeping and housekeeping plans for all resources managed by the West Cook YMCA
  2. Responsible for the completion of maintenance service requests as assigned.
  3. Perform regular evaluations of the condition of all equipment and facility.
  4. Assist in department planning and execution of the objectives developed in that process.
  5. Maintain inventory controls for cost effective operations.
  6. Assist in monitoring all work being performed by outside contractors.
  7. Strong communication skills, practical and strong decision-making skills.
  8. Monitor and maintain all building systems as assigned.
  9. Responsible for alerting the Director of Building and Properties of any unusual occurrence and/or damage that have taken place or that may occur.
  10. Maintain a professional courteous manner with all residents, vendors, contractors, and fellow employees.
  11. Available to respond to respond to emergency situations when needed
  12. Assure safety standards are used which comply with all company, local, City, State and Federal guidelines.
  13. Other duties as assigned by Director of Building & Properties

 


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Member Engagement Representative

Job Type: Full Time - Location: West Cook YMCA

POSITION SUMMARY

Under the supervision of the Member Engagement Supervisor, the Member Engagement Representative is responsible for creating a welcoming environment and delivering excellent service to all visitors. Also, the Member Engagement Representative is responsible for engaging and navigating members through their YMCA experience.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Greet all visitors and provide high quality customer service
  2. Understand and share Membership and program information
  3. Conduct facility tours invite potential members to join the Y
  4. Create a quality member experience by ensuring a clean and organized facility and managing member amenities
  5. Answer member inquiries and phone calls, and connect to the appropriate staff person
  6. Accurately complete registrations and transactions
  7. Grant facility access to authorized members and guests with a focus on safety and security
  8. Conduct member engagement calls
  9. Collect and enter operational and facility usage data
  10. Address and resolve member concerns and conflicts
  11. Advocate for the Y and participate in fundraisers & promotional events
  12. Perform any additional essential functions assigned by the Member Engagement Director, Supervisor or Coordinators

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Personal Trainer

Job Type: Part Time - Location: West Cook YMCA

POSITION SUMMARY:

Under the supervision & direction of the Healthy Living Coordinator, Personal Trainers will provide fitness consultations, one-on-one and small group personal training sessions, and assistance with 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. Design and execute individual and small group exercise fitness programs in a safe and effective manner
  2. Responds immediately to emergency situations accordance with YMCA policies and procedures. Adheres to all guidelines and procedures set in the West Cook YMCA Handbook
  3. Maintain a client list of 4 or more weekly clients and commit to increasing the number of monthly fitness consultations to at least 8 clients
  4. Maintain client files and keep the personal training office organized, clean, and inviting.
  5. Ability to learn and accurately use Appointment King (YMCA software system) for PT availability, client scheduling and cancellations and any other data necessary
  6. All other duties to be assigned by Healthy Living Fitness Program Coordinator

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School Age Assistant Teacher (2018 - 2019)

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. Ensures each child experiences a sense of Achievement, Relationship, and Belonging.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Partners on the design of the curriculum established by the School Age Teacher.
  2. Implements the daily lesson/activity plans.
  3. Supervises and actively engages 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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School Age Lead Teacher (2018 -2019)

Job Type: Full Time - Location: West Cook YMCA

POSITION SUMMARY

Provides direction for the program and staff, and implements program curriculum in the classroom.  Provides a quality experience to children and parents that focuses on the YMCA core values: honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring. Provides and promotes parent engagement opportunities.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Designs curriculum within the established guidelines.
  2. Designs and implements daily lesson/activity plans.
  3. Supervises and actively engages the children, classroom, and all activities.
  4. Makes ongoing, systematic observations and evaluations of each child.
  5. Conducts parent conferences, maintains communication with parents, and creates meaningful parent engagement opportunities
  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.
  9. Drives public awareness efforts
  10. Other duties as assigned

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Swim Instructor

Job Type: Part Time - Location: West Cook YMCA

Position Summary:

Under the supervision of the Aquatic Coordinator and the overall direction of the Aquatic Director, the Swim Instructor provides direct leadership, instruction safety, and motivation for students in swimming classes in accordance to the designated West Cook YMCA Swim Lesson Program.

Essential Functions:

  1. Effectively design and plan YMCA Swim Lesson for all levels as outlined by the standards of the YMCA
  2. Teach and develop positive relationships to diverse populations and have the ability to adjust swim lessons accordingly.
  3. Maintain records as required such as progress reports, session plans, rosters, etc.
  4. Obtain and maintain YMCA Swim Lesson certifications and all other certification required by Aquatic Director when needed.
  5. Responds to emergencies according to YMCA protocols
  6. Adhere to all guidelines and procedures set to by the West Cook YMCA Handbook and Aquatic Manual
  7. All other duties as assigned by supervisor

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Water Fitness Instructor

Job Type: Part Time - Location: West Cook YMCA

Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Aquatic Director, the Water Fitness Instructor provides direct leadership, instruction, safety, and motivation for students in water fitness classes in accordance to the designated West Cook YMCA Water Fitness Program.

Essential Functions:
  1. Effectively design and plan a water fitness curriculum for all levels, skills, and abilities
  2. Obtains and maintains at least one water fitness certification and all other certifications required by the Aquatic Director.
  3. Maintains knowledge of wellness and trends to provide accurate and effective information to support participants.
  4. Substitutes for other instructors in order to encourage overall quality programming and staff support.
  5. Follows all West Cook YMCA policies, rules, regulations and procedures, including emergency and safety procedures. Completes incident and accident reports as necessary.
  6. Organizes and puts away needed class equipment. Reports damaged equipment.
  7. Adhere to all guidelines and procedures set by the West Cook YMCA Handbook and Aquatic Manual.

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Youth Development Director

Job Type: Full Time - Location: West Cook YMCA

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Youth Development Director is responsible for the planning, organization, delivery and quality of all Youth Development programs.  Programs include but are not limited to Early Childhood Education, School Age Child Care, Summer Day Camp, Babysitting, Family and Teen programs. The focus of this role is on innovative and quality programs, collaborations with community partners, expansion of programs within our service area, create opportunities/new programs, increase in enrollment in existing programs, and fiscal accountability. 

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. Recruit, hire, train, develop, schedule and direct personnel and volunteers as needed. Review and evaluate staff performance. Develop strategies to motivate staff and achieve goals.
  5. Establish new programs and expand programming to additional locations within the community in accordance with strategic and operational plan.
  6. Monitors program registration goals to understand trends and identify means for development. Adapts and customizes program portfolio to meet community needs. Optimizes program capacity and enrollment goals
  7. Assist in the marketing and distribution of program information. Plans community engagement strategy. This includes collaborating with peers and leaders in and outside the Y.
  8. Assure compliance with state, local, DCFS and American Camp Association accreditation standards. Ensure that YMCA best practice program standards are met and safety procedures followed.
  9. Develop and maintain relationships with participant families, state child care & day camp licensing agencies, school administration, parent groups and other organizations/agencies related to assigned programs.
  10. Collaborate with other Y Leadership on YMCA committees and projects, such as: Grants Committee, Risk Management, Praesidium accreditation, Annual Support Campaign, and other projects as assigned.
  11. Act as the Y advocate for Youth in all areas including youth development, safety, child abuse prevention, etc. Teach Child Abuse Prevention Training, and other required trainings, annually and assist with training new staff during the onboarding process.

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