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CAREERS

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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 Dolphins Swim Team, a program offered by the Wallingford Family YMCA  in Wallingford, Connecticut, is a YMCA and USA Swimming registered club. This fast-growing club is seeking an enthusiastic, energetic and passionate part-time head swim coach to work with the assistant coaching staff in administering the competitive youth training program. 

Under the direction of the head coach, provides direct leadership, instruction and motivation for swim team participants, is expected to attend swim meets and team functions throughout the year, and is responsible for creating and maintaining a clean, safe and positive environment for the swim team participants. Greets everyone by using names whenever possible; extends thanks whenever appropriate; makes relationship building the number one priority at all times. The position is responsible for ensuring that the mission, purpose, image and core values of the YMCA  is conveyed.

We are in need of coaches for practices MondayFriday between 5-8:30pm, Saturday between 8-6am, and Sunday between 7-9am in addition to meets throughout the season. Dryland training or running experience is a plus. 

Please contact Alexandra Hunter, Director of Aquatics & Competitive Swimming: ahunter@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 YMCA Welcome Centers. With a scheduled shift you receive a free membership to both of our facilities. **NOT CERTIFIED? For a Fee, We offer Lifeguarding classes.

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

The Wallingford Family YMCA has openings for 4:15 am POOL OPENERS 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 YMCA Welcome Centers. With a scheduled shift you receive a free membership to both of our facilities. **NOT CERTIFIED? For a Fee, We offer Lifeguarding classes. Please see our website class listing

Please contact Alexandra Hunter, Director of Aquatics & Competitive Swimming: ahunter@wallingfordymca.org or aqd@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 seeking part time teachers for our Child Care programs. Teachers are responsible for assisting with the planning, development, and implementation of all classroom and program activities. Teachers are also responsible for contributing to the physical, emotional, social, and intellectual growth of the children. 

We are looking for Assistant Teachers at The Learning Community (TLC) located on the Choate Rosemary Hall Campus. TLC serves children ages 6 weeks to Pre-K. The center is open 7am – 6pm and is open year round.  We also have a need for Head and Assistant Teachers for our School Age Growth & Enrichment (SAGE) and ELMS programs. SAGE is based out of all 8 Elementary Schools in town servicing children ages 4-12 year olds. SAGE hours are 6:45-9am and 3-6pm school year and follows Wallingford Public School Calendar. ELMS, our middle school program is offered just in the afternoon and is located at our Teen House, 55 S Elm St Wallingford.

Requirements for Head Teachers: CT Head Teacher Certificate or CDL or extensive classes in education.
Requirements for Assistant Teachers: Classes in Early Education or Education and/or experience working with children including all volunteer roles. Teachers for the Infant through Pre-K program at TLC must be willing to change diapers and assist with potty training.

With a scheduled week our employees receive a free membership to both of our locations. We have 2 pools and a variety of fitness classes offered at no cost. For those working 20 scheduled hours or more we offer a free family membership.

Contact Emily Walter for further information: ewalter@wallingfordymca.org

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Wallingford Family YMCA is seeking a Low Impact Aerobics Instructor to join our team!  The ideal candidate must possess strong communication skills, be motivating, and genuinely enjoy helping our membership base of senior adults improve their health and wellness.  

Morning classes available are 9:00 – 10:00 AM Monday and/or Wednesday.
 
For immediate consideration, submit your resume to Colleen Villano, Health and Wellness Director, at cvillano@wallingfordymca.org

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Instructs group classes in a safe, enjoyable, and positive environment that welcomes people of all skill and fitness levels. Effectively builds community within the class. Modifies class as needed to meet varied health, ability and cultural needs.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Leads energizing, fun, safe, and educational group classes, as directed by the supervisor, to accomplish the YMCA mission and goals.
  2. Asks and answers questions from program participants and members to support them in achieving their goals related to health and well-being.
  3. Maintains working knowledge of wellness and trends to provide effective information and support to members.
  4. Promotes own classes as well as others in order to maximize attendance. Works with supervisor to identify potential changes needed, e.g., time, and modality, in order to maximize success of class.
  5. Builds effective, authentic relationships with members; helps members and program participants connect with each other and the YMCA. Stays current and promotes programs, services, and special events at the YMCA.
  6. Observes and adjusts approach to support all participants’ capabilities, physical conditions, health, and culture.
  7. Celebrates achievement of program participants related to program or personal goals, mastering of specific skills or overall health and well-being.
  8. Follows departmental procedure when requesting time off for vacation, illness or emergency. Arranges own coverage when planning to take time off.
  9. Keeps accurate class attendance records.
  10. Follows YMCA policies and procedures; responds to emergency situations.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Required certifications: CPR, AED, First Aid, OSHA and national certification (ACE, NETA, AFAA, NASM) in group fitness instruction or YMCA Foundations of Group Exercise certification.
  2. Certification in areas of expertise.
  3. At least one year of experience teaching group wellness classes preferred.

Contact Colleen Villano for further information: cvillano@wallingfordymca.org

General Function:

Under the direction of the Coordinator of Community Initiatives, the Youth Fitness & Wellness Coach will plan and supervise youth activities to include fitness programs, sports, nutrition lessons and Family Nights. They will form positive relations with Fit to Go youth enabling kids to promote healthier, more active lifestyles. They will follow the practices of Living Our Cause and will exhibit the core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility in all aspects of their work with the YMCA.

Candidate Requirements/Qualifications:

  1. General and/or specific knowledge of fitness class or sports activity.
  2. Experience working with youth and assisting with sports/fitness related programs.
  3. Personal Training or comparable fitness certification desired
  4. CPR/AED and First Aid certification

Duties & Responsibilities:

  1. Lead group fitness activities and nutrition lessons in a positive and professional manner.
  2. Conduct pre- and post-program fitness assessments, with accuracy being of utmost importance.
  3. Work with supervisor on continued program improvement and development.
  4. Report accidents or injuries and complete insurance reports as required.
  5. Record attendance and maintain proper records.
  6. Serve as an enthusiastic and positive role model of healthy and active lifestyles.
  7. Develop positive relations with youth and families to encourage long term physical activity and healthier nutrition choices.
  8. Promote the YMCA Mission and exemplify the core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility in all programming.

Work Environment and Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Office/recreational environment. Intermittent sitting, standing, walking are required. 
  2. Hours may include evening and weekend work.

Safety is the responsibility of every employee of the YMCA.  Each employee is charged with adhering to the YMCA’s Safety and Risk Management Program as directed by the management.  

We are an equal opportunity employer.

Contact Eileen Farmer for further information: efarmer@wallingfordymca.org

POSITION SUMMARY:

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.  Interacts with new and existing members to help them in achieving their health and well-being goals. Creates a welcoming environment for all members.  Instructs individual member clients, provides excellent service to members in a safe, enjoyable, and positive environment that promotes member wellness and engagement in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Must enjoy working with people. Positive attitude, high energy, pleasant personality a must.
  2. Strives to achieve monthly personal training sales goals as established Health and Wellness Director.
  3. Strong background in exercise design, performing fitness assessments and setting individualized fitness goals.
  4. General knowledge of nutrition in relation to exercise.
  5. Keep informed of latest trends and safety concerns in the health and fitness industry through reading professional publications and attending continuing education training programs.
  6. Maintains working knowledge of wellness and trends to provide effective information and support to members.
  7. Builds effective, authentic relationships with members; helps members and program participants connect with each other and the YMCA. Stays current and promotes programs, services, and special events at the YMCA.
  8. Observes and adjusts approach to support all participants’ capabilities, physical conditions, health, and culture.
  9. Keeps accurate records of client’s personal training sessions.
  10. Follows departmental procedure when requesting time off for vacation, illness or emergency. Arranges own coverage when planning to take time off.
  11. Must have the ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds.
  12. Follows YMCA policies and procedures; responds to emergency situations.
  13. Attends all department staff meetings.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Required certifications: CPR, AED, First Aid, OSHA and national certification (ACSM, ACE, NETA, AFAA, NASM, WITS, ISSA) in personal training or YMCA Foundations of Group Exercise certification.
  2. At least one year of experience in personal training preferred.

Contact Colleen Villano for further information: cvillano@wallingfordymca.org

We are looking for a year round Youth Sports Instructor who will be responsible for the supervision and instruction of youth sports programs in conjunction with the core values of the YMCA. Classes offered include, but not limited to Tennis, Basketball, Soccer, T-ball, Volleyball. Saturdays 8:30-10:00 AM variable times based on class participation.                 

Minimum Requirements:

Must be at least 16 years of age

Must have experience working with children ages 3-10

Must have knowledge of a variety of sports and the basic rules that are involved

Must have the ability and desire to work with children

Must be able to obtain First Aid and CPR/AED certifications.

For further information, contact Eric Skinner: ESkinner@wallingfordymca.org

General Function:

Under the direction of the Member Services Coordinator, the Member Services Associate will provide excellent customer service to YMCA members. They will be well versed and educated on all facets of YMCA programs and services and will be able to articulate this information to new and existing members. The Member Services Associate, working as part of the Membership Team, will deliver professional customer service and relationship building skills to create a welcoming environment at the YMCA. They will follow the practices of Living Our Cause and will exhibit the core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility in all aspects of their work with the YMCA. The Member Services Associate will have solid communication, computer and customer service skills. Accuracy is of the utmost importance.

Candidate Requirements/Qualification

  1. Must be 18 years of age.
  2. Customer service background
  3. Computer literacy
  4. Certification in First Aid, CPR and AED are required within 90 days of hire

 Duties & Responsibilities:

  1. Deliver exceptional service by listening and responding to member and guest needs and resolving conflict or concerns effectively and professionally.
  2. Strive to know every member by name and maintain a positive, ongoing relationship with all members, guests, staff, and community partners.
  3. Record sales receipts, program transactions, and memberships in a timely, accurate manner. Handle financial transactions, including cash, with accuracy.
  4. Maintain timely, relevant knowledge of all YMCA programs and services in order to accurately inform customers of the services available.
  5. Check in and greet members and guests accurately and efficiently.
  6. Answer telephone in a professional, courteous manner.
  7. Work with team members to encourage the use of YMCA services, programs, and membership opportunities.
  8. Support and contribute to a safe, clean environment for staff and customers.
  9. Uphold YMCA policies and procedures in a respectful, positive manner.
  10. Assume other responsibilities as deemed appropriate by supervisor.

Work Environment and Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Office/recreational environment. Intermittent sitting, standing, walking are required.
  2. Hours will include evening and weekend work.

Safety is the responsibility of every employee of the YMCA.  Each employee is charged with adhering to the YMCA’s Safety and Risk Management Program as directed by the management.

Contact Jerry Maust for further information: jmaust@wallingfordymca.org