Careers

Careers at the Wallingford YMCA

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Employees of the Y are a diverse community of people with a shared commitment to healthy living, personal development and social responsibility. Our employees share their talents through childcare, sports, fitness, aquatics, administration, community outreach, and more.

The Y’s comprehensive benefits package reflects the value we place on our employees. View current job openings and consider joining a great team!

Job Opportunities

The Wallingford Family YMCA has openings for a full-time Aquatics Coordinator. This position is primarily responsible for assisting in the planning, organizing, directing, budgeting and evaluating those programs within his/her program area in accordance with the mission, purposes and policies of the association.  Additional responsibilities include: orientating, training and supervising all staff, paid and volunteer, related to his/her area of responsibility. This position will act on behalf of the Director of Aquatics and Competitive Swimming in their absence, and, at all times, shall work within the guidelines of the aquatic policies.

Benefits include: Health/Dental/Life Insurance, Paid: Holidays, Vacation, Sick and Personal Time and a Free Family Gym membership to both of our facilities.

Please contact Alexandra Hunter, Director of Aquatics & Competitive Swimming: ahunter@wallingfordymca.org or Eric Skinner: ESkinner@wallingfordymca.org.

The Wallingford Family YMCA has openings for year-round, reliable, qualified & energetic lifeguards to monitor pool activities and ensure member safety. Lifeguards will be responsible for carrying out & enforcing aquatic policies & procedures, rescue and response to emergency situations and basic pool maintenance procedures. Certification is REQUIRED prior to hiring. Must pass a swim test.

Applications available at The Wallingford Family Welcome Centers. With a scheduled shift you receive a free membership to both of our facilities. **NOT CERTIFIED? We offer Lifeguarding classes.

Please contact Alexandra Hunter, Director of Aquatics & Competitive Swimming: ahunter@wallingfordymca.org

The Wallingford Family YMCA is hiring part-time swim instructors to conduct swim lessons in accordance with the goals, policies, and procedures of the Wallingford Family YMCA. The swim instructor also provides and maintains a safe pool environment for learning. 

Certification Requirements: YMCA Swim Lessons Instructor Certifications is required within 12 months of hire date, if not already attained. YMCA Lifeguarding or American Red Cross Lifeguarding is recommended. For non-lifeguard instructors, American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid is also required within three months of hire. Current certifications must be maintained and are the responsibility of the staff member.

Please contact: ahunter@wallingfordymca.org or Eric Skinner: eskinner@wallingfordymca.org

The Wallingford Family YMCA is hiring part-time personal trainers. WORKOUT WHERE YOU WORK – free adult membership with a scheduled shift! Personal trainers interact with new and existing members to help them in achieving their health and well-being goals. Personal trainers instruct individual member clients, provide excellent service to members in a safe, enjoyable and positive environment.

Trainers will promote member wellness and engagement in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures. National certification in personal training required. Minimum one year of training experience preferred.

Please contact Colleen Villano, Health & Wellness Director: cvillano@wallingfordymca.org

The Wallingford Family YMCA is seeking a qualified Assistant Teacher in the Infant room at The Learning Community on the Choate campus. We are looking for an individual who has experience and enjoys working with infants as well as the ability to professionally interact with parents. Teachers are responsible for assisting with the planning, development, and implementation of all classroom activities. In addition, teachers are responsible for contributing to the physical, emotional, social, and intellectual growth of the children. Must be willing to change diapers. Infant childcare experience or early childhood education required.

Hours are 1 pm – 6 pm Monday through Friday year round. Must be 18 or older. Fingerprint background check required prior to start date, along with an up to date health form and negative TB test. State approved CT Child Care and Infant/Child CPR and First Aid Certifications are required within 90 days of hire.

Please contact Emily Walter: ewalter@wallingfordymca.org

The Wallingford Family YMCA is seeking a qualified Head Teacher to fill a full-time Lead Teacher position in Toddler 2 room at The Learning Community on the Choate campus. We are looking for an individual with experience working with very young children as well as the ability to professionally interact with parents. BS or AS degree in Early Childhood Education, CDA preferred. The Lead Teacher is responsible for the planning, development, and implementation of all classroom curriculums. Must be willing to change diapers.

The 8 hour paid shift with a one-hour unpaid lunch break is Monday-Friday. Must be 21 or older. Fingerprint background check required prior to start date, along with an up to date health form and negative TB test. State approved CT Child Care and Infant/Child CPR and First Aid Certifications are required within 90 days of hire.

Benefits: health and dental insurance, LTD disability, life insurance, along with paid: holidays, sick time, vacation and personal time.

Please contact Emily Walter: ewalter@wallingfordymca.org

The Wallingford Familly YMCA is seeking a Part-Time Youth Sports Instructor to deliver quality sports programs to children ages 3-10. Experience working with children in a variety of sports required. Classes offered include but not limited to Tennis, Basketball, Soccer, T-ball, Volleyball.  Hours are Monday – Friday 5:00 6:30pm and Saturday 8:30-10:00 AM depending on participation.
 
Submit an application and resume to HR: HR@wallingfordymca.org

The Wallingford Family YMCA is seeking Part Time Assistant Teachers and Head
Teachers. We are looking for year round (Infant to Pre-K) Assistant Teachers at
The Learning Community (TLC) located on our Choate Rosemary Hall Campus.
We also have a need for school year Assistant Head Teachers for K-12-year-olds
at our Before and After School SAGE program AND our Middle school
(after school program ELMS).  SAGE, TLC and ELMS all have various hours
available between 6:45 am to 6:00 pm.

Teachers are responsible for assisting with the planning, development, and
implementation of all classroom activities. SAGE is responsible for the before and
after school care activities and ELMS for the after school middle school students.

In addition, teachers are responsible for contributing to the physical, emotional,
social, and intellectual growth of the children. TLC is our infant to preschool
program and the center is open 7 am to 6 pm and is year round. SAGE hours are
6:45 to 8:45 and 3-6 pm school year (follows Wallingford Public School Calendar)
and is located in the Wallingford Public Schools. ELMS is our middle school
program just afternoons and is located at our Teen House.

Requirements for Assistant Teachers: classes in Education/Early Education and/or
experience working with children, including volunteer roles.

To qualify for a Head Teacher, candidates must have a State of CT Head Teacher
Certification or 12 credits in education and related fields, or have obtained a CDA
in School Age Childcare. Teachers for the infant through pre-k program at TLC
must be willing to change diapers and potty train.

Please contact Emily Walter: ewalter@wallingfordymca.org