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Accounting Manager

Job Type: Full Time - Location: West Cook YMCA

Position Summary

Under the direct supervision of the Finance Director, this position is responsible for ensuring all aspects of business office is organized and run with efficiency and accuracy for the West Cook YMCA.

Essential Functions
  1. Monitor accounts receivable and payable, ensuring invoices are coded to correct account numbers.
  2. Preparation of monthly financial statements, month end closing, reconciliation and analysis.
  3. Assist in the development and implementation of accounting policies and procedures in accordance with GAAP.
  4. Prepare and review all general ledger journal entries including transactions for review.
  5. Keep monthly statistics and actuals of all programs.
  6. Assist in annual budget process and distribute budget guidelines and procedures and provide support and training to all budget managers in their preparation of the annual budget.
  7. Assist with year-end audit.
  8. Provide on-going communication with personnel ensuring accuracy in all accounting functions.
  9. Monthly bank reconciliations and account analysis.
  10. Review balance sheet accounts and Daxko operations transactions.
  11. Perform other duties as assigned by the Finance Director

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Aquatic Operations Manager

Job Type: Full Time - Location: West Cook YMCA

POSITION SUMMARY

The Aquatic Operations Manager enhances the experience of all families by creating a safe pool deck environment where youth and families are safe and can build confidence in and around water. The manager ensures high-quality, engaging, and effective recreational aquatic programs. Under the direction of the Director of Youth and Aquatic Programming and Services, the manager will be responsible for ensuring pool deck safety operations, staff hiring, training, onboarding, and scheduling, program quality and engagement, and ensuring participant satisfaction.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  1. Oversees the operations of the Recreational Aquatic Program including YMCA Swim Lessons, Kayaking, trainings and certification offerings and pool rentals
  2. Leads American Red Cross Trainings for Lifeguarding, CPR/AED/First Aid, and Blood Borne Pathogens and the YMCA Swim Lesson Certification.
  3. Guarantees coordination of high-quality programming, by ensuring program specific curriculum is followed and delivered effectively.
  4. Organizes and compiles group rosters and places students in classes for each session of group swim lessons.
  5. Works directly with the Member engagement team to ensure enrollment and member engagement.
  6. Ensures staff training, onboarding, and schedules for swim instructors and lifeguards. Serves as instructor or lifeguard when needed, ensuring all shifts are covered.
  7. Assists director with enrollment and retention efforts for the recreational aquatics department.
  8. Responds to inquiries and concerns about recreational aquatic programming in a timely manner.
  9. Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

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Assistant Teacher

Job Type: Part Time - Location: West Cook YMCA

 
POSITION SUMMARY

The Assistant Teacher co-creates a welcoming environment where young scholars feel safe to be themselves, are engaged in activities that build skills and gain a sense of achievement, while developing positive relationships. A successful candidate will create opportunities for youth voice and choice and encourages youth to try new skills while providing support and guidance through the learning process.

The assistant teacher is responsible for the daily supervision of an assigned group, and actively engages scholars in all program components and activities. The assistant teacher is a positive adult role model, and guides scholars to support academic, social emotional, and physical development. To accomplish this, assistant teachers will be required to participate in ongoing professional development and planning sessions with lead teachers and site managers on a regular scheduled basis.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  1. Leads enrichment activities and engages youth in youth leadership and character development opportunities.
  2. Facilitates a program environment that invites exploration, promotes positive play, and welcomes children.
  3. Provides careful, attentive supervision, alert at all times.
  4. Follows program lesson and implementation plans in a developmentally appropriate manner, meeting the individual physical, social emotional, and intellectual needs of the participants.
  5. Serves as a positive role model, demonstrates professional behavior, and understand positive youth development approaches to the academic and social development of youth.
  6. Maintain accurate classroom records as assigned and according to program requirements.
  7. Demonstrates a working knowledge of YMCA mission, purpose and goals, childcare policies and YMCA standards; ensures the program meets the highest standards of excellence

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Director of Community Health & Wellness Programming and Services

Job Type: Full Time - Location: West Cook YMCA

POSITION SUMMARY

Through our Community Health & Wellness Programming and Services, we aim to provide the resources necessary to combat health inequities, elicit positive behavior change across all stages and circumstances of life. The Director of Community Health & Wellness Programming and Services (DCH&W) will lead our efforts to increase health outcomes and literacy and provide opportunities both within and outside of the YMCA so that all members and participants are confident, achieving progress, and feel empowered on their journey that is uniquely theirs. The (DCH&W) has a leadership role in delivering a premiere member experience, value, service, and retention by effectively curating, planning, and implementing our association’s Community Health & Wellness Programming. 

The (DCH&W) will oversee all community integrated health (CIH) and evidence-based health interventions (EBHI) program operations; ensure high-quality program delivery that maintains fidelity to curriculum and results in measurable health status improvement of participants; commit to and support the Y mission and more specifically, the vision and goals of the Y’s focus on health seekers; develop strong relationships with the health care community, third party payors, and other partners; and provide support and guidance to front line program staff.  

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

POSITION SUMMARY

Through our Community Health & Wellness Programming and Services, we aim to provide the resources necessary to combat health inequities, elicit positive behavior change across all stages and circumstances of life. The Director of Community Health & Wellness Programming and Services (DCH&W) will lead our efforts to increase health outcomes and literacy and provide opportunities both within and outside of the YMCA so that all members and participants are confident, achieving progress, and feel empowered on their journey that is uniquely theirs. The (DCH&W) has a leadership role in delivering a premiere member experience, value, service, and retention by effectively curating, planning, and implementing our association’s Community Health & Wellness Programming.

 

The (DCH&W) will oversee all community integrated health (CIH) and evidence-based health interventions (EBHI) program operations; ensure high-quality program delivery that maintains fidelity to curriculum and results in measurable health status improvement of participants; commit to and support the Y mission and more specifically, the vision and goals of the Y’s focus on health seekers; develop strong relationships with the health care community, third party payors, and other partners; and provide support and guidance to front line program staff. 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Serves as operational program lead for implementing our EBHI programs and the integration of our Community Integrated Health Initiatives, including but not limited to, the YMCA’s 7 EBHI Programs, CDC Certification, MDPP Certification, State of IL EBHI Network, and Health Care System Collaborations.
  2. Leads efforts related to infrastructure and capacity to deliver Virtual Y Chronic Disease Programming, EBHI programs, to include MDPP Certification, maintain in good standing our CDC Full Recognition, HIPAA compliance partnerships with reimbursement, EBHI Certifications, and hiring and training staff.
  3. Ensure your department’s financial benchmarks (+/- 3%) of budget to actual by, effectively managing day to day operations, driving revenue, and monitoring departmental expenses, staffing, scheduling, and interdepartmental coordination to ensure an optimal member experience. The (DCH&W) will ensure that the following performance indicators are met or exceeded:  financial, EBHI Program enrollment, Grant Funding, and member SEER Survey results. 
  4. Curating a quality member experience for CDP Programming, Healthy Aging Initiatives, CDP Programs in our Workplace Wellness Partnerships. Will require a thoughtful coordination of fitness expert staff and schedules to support a balanced lifestyle that will provide opportunities for both physical and mental wellness experiences. Facilitate Health Literacy Workshops and lead other interactions to enhance our community’s sense of well-being.
  5. Ensure that all data is entered and analyze data and outcomes of EBHI and other Healthy Living Program results for all necessary programs and grant requirements.
  6. Direct participant recruitment and engagement activities including development and maintenance of relationships with the health care community and other partners who can refer participants and/or provide program locations in partnership with EBHI Champion.
  7. Support EBHI Advocate by planning for growth and long-term funding, staffing, partnership, and resource sustainability.
  8. Engage marketing staff to ensure adequate publicity for and marketing of the program.

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Full Time Fitness Professional

Job Type: Full Time - Location: West Cook YMCA

POSITION SUMMARY:

The West Cook YMCA has made a commitment to providing premiere fitness programming that enhances individuals’ health and well-being while also fostering connections and building community. They provide instruction for group fitness classes onsite and offsite, conduct one-on-one and small group personal training (PT) sessions, offer fitness consultations and Wellness Center orientations, and assist with other Fitness and Community Health programming activities. Fitness Professionals are the frontline staff in this movement and play a crucial role in helping participants to advance their workout efficiency, improve their fitness level, and most importantly, make strides towards achieving a greater sense of health and well-being.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  1. Model the YMCA’s commitment to improving health and well-being.
  2. Conduct a weekly minimum of 8 Personal Training sessions, 10 group fitness classes, 4 community health programs / Administrative and 8 fitness consultations or wellness floor orientations.
  3. Design and implement biomechanically sound PT programs and progressions directly related to the client’s level and goals; document the client’s progress and maintain client files.
  4. Consistently indicate availability, projecting a minimum of 6-8 weeks into the future, using YMCA scheduling software.
  5. Allow adequate time pre/post class to engage with participants to help build a greater sense of community and provide opportunities for health literacy.
  6. Be knowledgeable of and enforce YMCA procedures and protocols related to fitness programming
  7. Respond immediately to emergency situations in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures. Adhere to all guidelines and procedures set forth in the West Cook YMCA Handbook.
  8. Assist the Healthy Living Department in finding substitutes when unable to attend a scheduled group fitness class or PT session.
  9. Attend and contribute to all mandatory staff meetings, workshops, and in-services.
  10. Keep the facility areas and equipment organized, clean, safe, and inviting.

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Head Swim Team Coach

Job Type: Full Time - Location: West Cook YMCA

POSITION SUMMARY

In collaboration with the Director of Youth and Aquatic Programming and Services, the Head Coach will be responsible for all practice and meet administration, planning, and implementation of a high-quality Competitive Swim Team Program.  The Head Coach will ensure the Y’s administration, fellow coaches and team families are receiving proactive communications related but not limited to team participants, parents, officials, team updates, schedules, and team activities and administration.  As well as ensuring daily practices, completing meet entries, seasonal scheduling, and supervision of assistant coaches as to. 

The Head Coach will focus on the following core performance indicators:  Team Enrollment and Retention, Individual Athletic performance, Overall Team Performance, Hosted Meet Performance and increasing the West Cook YMCA’s Team Club Recognition Level to the next level.  Although the Head Coach is expected to determine how to accomplish and achieve these goals, they are also invited to lean on the support of the YMCA Association teams and support functions. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS                         
  1. Oversees coaching for all West Cook YMCA competitive swim team training groups, schedules and secures practice facilities. Designs and schedules practices to bring out the full potential of all swimmers and set fair and realistic goals and expectations.
  2. Ensures compliance with all YMCA Aquatic Safety protocols as well as all USA Swimming guidelines and safety protocols. As well as works with Aquatics Operations Manager to ensure facility is safe for all team activities.
  3. Assures recruitment, hiring, training and development of team coaches and sets schedules for and directs coaching personnel accordingly. Most importantly ensure we have sufficient YMCA meet officials.
  4. Works with coaching staff to design trainings that develop, retain and bring out the potential of all levels of swimmers. Commits to integrating character development elements in all participants, particularly youth.  Annually reevaluates and updates program goals and objectives as well as develops plans to achieve said goals.      
  5. Plays an important role in the new member/participant welcome process by helping members through the registration process, fielding questions, scheduling new swimmer evaluations outside of tryouts and being the main point of contact for swimmers and families on deck.
  6. Ensures timely and effective communications with coaches, athletes, parents, prospective members, and YMCA staff. Responds to all member and community inquiries and concerns in a timely manner. Updates parents and team on performance statistics.
  7. Develops, monitors, and maintains guidelines of program budget to meet fiscal goals and objectives to reevaluate annually, with multi-year vision of program. Maintains awareness of scholarship applications.
  8. Compiles program statistics to monitor and evaluate effectiveness of program. Keeps YMCA Leadership informed on program statistics. Compiles, reviews, and evaluates the effectiveness of, and participation in, the program.
  9. Administers athlete registrations, monetary processing, and maintain records of coaching staff credentials with the use of Team Unify and DAXKO.
  10. Plans, implements, and coordinates both hosted swim meets with the use of Team/Meet Manager Software and Colorado timing equipment.
  11. In collaboration with the Marketing team ensures we are actively promoting and recruiting to grow enrollment and ensures the team website and team unify are up to date and functional for the team’s needs.
  12. Other duties and administrative support as assigned by the Director of Youth and Aquatic Programming and Services.

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Lead Teacher

Job Type: Part Time - Location: West Cook YMCA - Youth Development Site

POSITION SUMMARY

The Lead Teacher co-creates and ensures a welcoming environment where young scholars feel safe to be themselves, are engaged in activities that build skills and gain a sense of achievement, while developing positive relationships. A successful candidate will be committed to a child centered approach to youth development with a focus on instilling character development values. In addition, will develop and implement enrichment opportunities for scholars to support growth in academic, physical, and social emotional development.

The Lead Teacher is responsible for assisting in the planning, development, and implementation of all nine program components and program activities. Promotes and supports the potential of all youth, ensures opportunities for building new skills, and creates opportunities for open exchange of ideas. To ensure full implementation of program components and program goals the Lead Teacher is expected to participate in ongoing professional development and planning sessions on a scheduled basis.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  1. The Lead Teacher will use best practices, guidelines, and methods of youth development in daily work and provides careful, attentive supervision, and promotes leaning and safety.
  2. Recognizes that all youth have individual needs, temperaments, characteristics, and abilities and develop at their own pace; in order to develop and implement appropriate enrichment and program experiences to meet scholars where they are and ensured the students is thriving.
  3. Plans and use the S.A.F.E. framework to facilitate purposeful and engaging activities and group projects that compliments the program’s thematic or project-based agenda according to the program nine components and site implementation plan.
  4. In partnership with the Site Manager, creates and implements lesson and implementation plans in a developmentally appropriate manner, meeting the individual physical, social emotional and academic needs of their classroom participants.
  5. Leads enrichment and program activities and engages youth in leadership and character development opportunities.
  6. Preparing classrooms for daily activities and collaborating with program staff to ensure that objectives are reached, and the classroom is organized and effective.
  7. Facilitates a program environment that invites exploration, promotes positive play, and welcomes children.
  8. Maintain accurate classroom records as assigned and according to program requirements.
  9. Communicates regularly with parents; attends parent/family events as designated by supervisor.
  10. Demonstrates a working knowledge of YMCA mission, purpose and goals, childcare policies and YMCA standards; ensures the program meets the highest standards of excellence.

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Lifeguard

Job Type: Part Time - Location: West Cook YMCA

POSITION SUMMARY

Under the supervision of the Aquatics Operations Manager, the Lifeguard is responsible for the safety and well-being of all aquatic facility patrons and may be called to respond to non-aquatic emergencies. The lifeguard will ensure facility rules are adhered to, the pool deck is safe, clean and organized, the water chemistry is balanced, and water temperature is maintained.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  1. Responsible for the safety of all individuals by maintaining active surveillance of the pool area during operating hours.
  2. Responds immediately to emergency situations accordance with Red Cross and YMCA policies and procedures.
  3. Performs equipment checks and ensures equipment is available, and tests the pool to ensure chemical levels are as they should be.
  4. Ensures all patrons adhere to all guidelines and rules set in the West Cook YMCA Member Handbook.
  5. Maintains professional, courteous relationships with members, program participants, and staff.
  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 Building Engineer, 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 basic painting, housekeeping, and grounds work.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Responsible for the completion of maintenance service requests as assigned.
  2. Available to respond to emergency situations when needed.
  3. Ensure parking lot is clean and garbage is emptied on a regular basis as needed.
  4. Housekeeping & Groundwork including lawn maintenance, snow removal, and ensuring parking lot and sidewalks are clean and safe.
  5. Maintenance service request such as changing lightbulbs, painting, assisting with resident move in/out
  6. Report any issues regarding facility, residence, or equipment to Building Engineer.

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Manager of Healthy Living Fitness Programming and Services

Job Type: Full Time - Location:

POSITION SUMMARY

The Manager of Healthy Living Fitness Programming and Services is responsible for overall administration of Fitness Programming and shall deliver premiere membership experience, value, service, and retention by effectively planning, implementing, and promoting all fitness programs. The Manager is essential in helping participants to advance their workout efficiency, improve their fitness level, and most importantly, make strides towards achieving a greater sense of health and well-being.

The Manager of Healthy Living Fitness Programming and Services is responsible for ensuring that all financial goals are met or exceeded, including personal training, workplace wellness, specialty classes (e.g., yoga), fitness programs (e.g., Alliance Soccer), and any revenues resulting from onsite or offsite fitness programming. 

The Manager of Healthy Living Fitness Programming and Services, along with the fitness staff, will deliver quality programming to YMCA members that drives program enrollment and supports members in achieving their goals. The Manager will consider every interaction with members an opportunity for creating a meaningful relationship. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Model the YMCA’s commitment to improving health and well-being
  2. Manage all aspects of the Fitness Program, including but not limited to fitness schedule, program design, staffing, and interdepartmental coordination to ensure an optimal member experience.
  3. Achieve certifications in all our Evidence-Based Health Intervention Programs (EBHI) offered at the association
  4. Ensure necessary EBHI certified staff and in coordination with Director of Community Health & Wellness.
  5. Hire, train, and supervise all Fitness professionals.
  6. Enable proactive, clear, effective, and timely internal and external communications to ensure a positive and consistent member experience.
  7. Plan and instruct group fitness classes and substitute for instructors as needed.
  8. Conduct one-on-one and small group personal training for adults and youth.
  9. Perform fitness consultations and Wellness Center orientations to help members achieve their health and wellness goals.
  10. Compile program statistics and monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of all fitness programs.
  11. Monitor daily operations to ensure the fitness staff are adhering to all YMCA health and safety standards and policies.

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Member Engagement Representative

Job Type: Full Time - Location: West Cook YMCA

POSITION SUMMARY

The Member Engagement Representative is responsible for creating a friendly environment for our members and guests by welcoming them into the facility and addressing their needs.  They deliver excellent service to all visitors, ensuring every person who enters the West Cook YMCA has a quality experience.  

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Set and meet monthly goals with the Member Engagement Supervisor that supports the department’s monthly goals
  2. Ensure a welcoming environment by providing greeting all members, participants, staff, residents, vendors, and guests
  3. Understand all WCY’s membership, programs, and services including scholarships and other Y amenities
  4. Build relationships with members and participants to engage and connect them to the Ys programs and services; directing them to appropriate program leads when necessary
  5. Provide a professional, quality, and engaging cause-driven tours that are personalized to the prospect and invite potential members to join the Y
  6. Answer member inquiries and phone calls; Address and resolve member, resident, and program participant concerns and conflicts
  7. Utilize Daxko CRM and other systems to maintain, enter, and update member, resident, and participants accounts including completing memberships, registrations, and facility reservations. Prepares member records and issues membership ID cards and handles all registration/enrollment transactions.
  8. Assist Member Experience Supervisor with membership business and administrative tasks. Assist supervisor in sales acquisition activities as assigned.
  9. Adhere to sign-in/out, guest, visitor, monitoring youth in the facility and other relevant policies and procedures. Report any suspicious behavior and violations of policy and procedures to your supervisor. Report any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members, or guests to the maintenance staff.
  • Advocate for the Y and participate in fundraisers & promotional events and supporting other programs and/or organizational operations as assigned by the Member Engagement Director, Supervisor or Coordinators

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Member Engagement Supervisor

Job Type: Full Time - Location: West Cook YMCA

Position Summary:

The Member Engagement Supervisor serves as a member of the West Cook YMCA’s Mission Advancement team to enhance our brand awareness, strengthen our Y’s charitable worthiness, and to promote long-term sustainable growth and deepen the organization’s relationships with our members, donors, and the communities we serve. The Member Engagement Supervisor’s core responsibility is to ensure that the Member Engagement & Services department daily operations are implementing strategies that curates a high impact member experience, delivers value that results in recruitment, increase retention, and improves service.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  1. Participates in the planning and implementation of the annual budget and operational plan for the Member Engagement and Services, Financial Development, and Marketing & Communications Department.
  2. Demonstrates the proficiency and deep working knowledge of all daily member services, facility, and programming operational functions to ensure the Y is operating effectively and delivering a curated experience.
  3. Implements strategies for members, donors, prospects, and terminated members to meet recruitment, engagement, and retention goals.
  4. Ensures that staff is always providing excellence in customer service by implementing strong orientation training program and timely refresher trainings.
  5. Promotes program and membership enrollment in interactions with existing and potential members.
  6. Engages members and guests throughout the facility to ensure we are delivering a quality member and guest experience
  7. Ensures proper implementation of procedures. Reviews and updates procedures and communicates changes to staff. Coordinates with the business office as necessary on financial transactions.
  8. Manages general operation of the membership department, including but not limited to staff scheduling, payroll, performance feedback and other duties as necessary as assigned by the Director of Mission Advancement.
  9. Provides daily communications with leadership on facility, member, and staff incidents and problem-solves incidents when a director is not available on-site
  10. All other duties as assigned by the Director of Mission Advancement

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Overnight Member Services Representative

Job Type: Part Time - Location: West Cook YMCA

POSITION SUMMARY

Under the supervision of the Overnight Member Engagement Supervisor, and the overall direction of the Member Engagement Director, the Overnight Member Services Representative ensures that the facility and our residents are safe and secure during hours that the facility is closed. This position will play a part in the ongoing operations of the Member Engagement Department, as well as serve as a concierge to resident.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Ensure facility is secure and locked after hours and only authorized personnel or residents are allowed access to the facility.
  2. Ensure facility is ready to open for members each morning by completing the opening checklist
  3. Provide concierge services to residents, including transferring phone calls, conducting well-being checks, assisting with deliveries.
  4. Provide support to Member Engagement team entering daytime operational data, filing & sorting, preparing for events, etc.
  5. Coordinate efforts with the overnight maintenance team to prepare for following day operations including: ensuring cleanliness of membership area & managing member amenities such as towel, coffee, fruit, etc.
  6. Communicate with other overnight team members as well as daytime members to provide status updates regarding any situation that arises, or project updates.
  7. Enforce policies in the resident rule book and the member handbook.
  8. Provide emergency response, including but not limited to: facility evacuation, conflict resolution.
  9. Perform any additional essential functions assigned by the Member Engagement Director, Supervisor or Coordinators

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Site Manager

Job Type: Full Time - Location: West Cook YMCA

POSITION SUMMARY

The Site Manager will possess the competencies, skills, and proven leadership ability to successfully carry out the YMCA mission, program goals and vision for serving our communities. The successful candidate in collaboration with the YMCA program director, school district administration, program site staff, and third-party partners, will ensure the program delivers the necessary academic supports, cognitive, physical, and social emotional learning, while integrating proven youth development best practices. In addition, program design will be data informed and drive program quality improvement efforts, and a youth experience that intentionally fosters key drivers of impact for youth development.

The Site Manger will ensure program staff are co-creators of a welcoming environment where young scholars feel safe to be themselves, are engaged in activities that build skills and gain a sense of achievement, while developing positive relationships. The site manager is responsible for overseeing a strong program team that works well together, overseeing the implementation of the program components, building continual opportunity for youth leadership and character development. To ensure a high-quality implementation of the program, the site manager is expected to participate in ongoing professional development and provide opportunity for program staff to participate in professional development opportunities.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  1. Build community through quality member engagement, partnership with school districts, and engaging families and caregivers in program activities.
  2. Manage quality implementation of the day-to-day operations of the afterschool program.
  3. Ensuring resources, materials, and guidance for program staff for set up and implementation of program schedule and lesson plans, to include all program components and dosages.
  4. Participate in screening and hiring of new staff, and will ensure appropriate training and supervision of afterschool program staff.
  5. Ensure adequate staffing by preparing and disseminating staff schedules, and modifying when necessary to maintain appropriate staff-to-child ratios.
  6. Coach and guide program staff to use youth development best practices, to inspire creativity, problem solving and teamwork among scholars.
  7. Support Program staff through providing appropriate equipment, materials, and resources, and provide opportunities for open exchange of ideas, co-creating special events, and activities for scholars and families.
  8. Collaborate with school district partners to align enrichment activities and learning experiences to support school day learning.
  9. Ensure quality delivery of program dosages to support the growth and development of the whole child, to improve academic performance, build character development and social emotional learning competencies and increase physical activity and healthy living practices.
  10. Complete an implementation plan and S.A.F.E. framework-based activities in cooperation with the school to address each of the program components according to prescribed dosage.
  11. Ensures continuous program quality improvement through assessments, evaluations, planning, tracking and collecting data to strengthen the program.
  12. Ensure all staff model and apply adult best practices within youth programs. Including but not limited to Character Development adult practices, and YPQA youth work methods.
  13. Along with the department director, plans, attends, and implements professional development opportunities, staff meetings, and other duties as assigned.

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Swim Instructor

Job Type: Part Time - Location: West Cook YMCA

POSITION SUMMARY 

Under the direction of the Aquatics Operations Manager, the swim instructor delivers the YMCA swim lesson curriculum in group swim lessons and private/semi-private swim lessons. The swim instructor will be responsible for building strong and confident swimmers by creating opportunities that build a sense of achievement and ensure their safety in and around water.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  1. Instructs swimming lessons in accordance with YMCA guidelines, having prepared lesson plans accordingly that meet the needs of the participants.
  2. Communicates and builds effective relationships with swimmers and parents.
  3. Communicates information on aquatics programs and schedules and as appropriate refers swimmers and parents to other programs.
  4. Responsible for the safety of the participants in their classes. Acts immediately and appropriately in the event of an emergency.
  5. Maintains records as required (i.e. attendance, progress reports, incident and accident reports, etc.).
  6. Attends staff meetings and trainings as scheduled.
  7. Adheres to all West Cook YMCA policies, rules, regulations, and procedures, including emergency and safety procedures.
  8. Ensures a safe space by making sure to prepare program space and stores all class equipment and notified Operations Manager of any damaged equipment.

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