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CAREERS

Help Make a Difference

Strengthen Communities & Change Lives with a Career at the Y

Working at the Y gives you the opportunity to strengthen communities and change lives, including your own. No matter what role you take on at the Y, you’ll show up each day with the satisfaction of knowing your contributions are helping to empower young people, improve health and well-being, and inspire action in your community. Working side by side with diverse leaders with different backgrounds, perspectives and strengths, you’ll discover new ways to connect with your community, find your purpose and fuel your passion every day!

We Invest in You

We work relentlessly to strengthen communities, starting with you. The Y sees all staff as Cause-Drive Leaders and, to help you reach your full potential, offers coaching, career pathing and training through a comprehensive leadership development and certification system.

To reward employees for their dedication to strengthening communities, the Y helps ensure a secure and comfortable retirement through The YMCA Retirement Fund (YRF).  In addition to providing retirement benefits, the YMCA Retirement Fund is committed to results-driven, high quality financial services and education.

Opportunities for All Strengths

We value diverse perspectives and experiences and encourage our staff to serve in positions that allow their individual skills and talents to shine. At the Y, you’ll find opportunities to strengthen community while growing a career in the following fields:

Academic Enrichment

Adult Education

Arts & Humanities

Aquatics

Camping

Child Care

Child Welfare & Intervention

Community Development

Environmental Education

Family Support

Finance/Accounting

Fitness

Fundraising

Global Services

Human Resources

Marketing & Communications

Management & Administration

Public Policy

Sports

Technology

Youth Leadership

Join Us

If you want more than just a job—if you’re looking to discover a sense of purpose and opportunities to contribute to the greater good—then the Y is the place for you. Join us!

Job Opportunities

We are excited to be expanding our programs and services as we approach the fall, and we are hiring in all departments! Since June 20th, we have had great success with our reopening efforts, including:
  • Reopening our West Side Branch for fitness and group exercise classes
  • Reopening our East Side Branch for YMCA Camp Ulbrich, for the Dolphins Swim Team, and for lap swim
  • Reopening our YMCA Learning Community at Choate
  • Expansion of our full-time childcare services to include our YMCA Learning Community at Masonicare
In September, we will be moving forward with the following expanded programs and services:
  • Reopening of our East Side Branch for:
    • Fitness Center
    • Group Exercise Classes
    • Aqua Fitness Classes
    • Independent Water Exercise in our teaching pool
    • Private Family Swim in our teaching pool
    • Group and private swim lessons
    • and more!
  • Additional Group Exercise Classes at our West Side Branch
  • SAGE before & after school care in each of the 8 elementary schools in Wallingford
  • ELMS program onsite at Dag Hammarskjold Middle School
  • and more!
In October, we will reopen the Choate Fitness Center as we continue to restrengthen the Wallingford Family YMCA.
If you would like to be a part of our team, submit your application to hr@wallingfordymca.org.

POSITION SUMMARY:

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit, charitable organization committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Swim Instructor at the Wallingford Family YMCA maintains a supportive, positive atmosphere that welcomes and respects all individuals and provides direct leadership, instruction and motivation for students in swim classes and for private lessons.

OUR CULTURE:

Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. In the Y, we strive to live our cause of strengthening communities with purpose and intentionality every day.  We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Instructs swimming lessons in accordance with YMCA guidelines, having prepared lesson plans accordingly, and supports members and program participants in achieving their goals.
  2. Develops and maintains positive relationships with volunteers, members or program participants, and colleagues at all levels of the organization; helps participants and families connect with each other and the YMCA; and encourages parent or caregiver involvement.
  3. Conveys information on aquatics programs and schedules and as appropriate refers program participants and families to other programs.
  4. Maintains records as required (e.g., attendance, progress reports).
  5. Follows all 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. Trains and supervises class aides as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • YMCA Swim Instructor certification, or equivalent.
  • CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED, and First Aid certifications required.
  • Must be able to demonstrate swim instructor skills in accordance with YMCA standards.
  • At least 16 years of age.

WORK ENVIRONMENT & 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.

  • Ability to instruct and observe participants in proper stroke techniques.
  • Ability to lift equipment, and to lift a small to average size child.

SAFETY

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

POSITION SUMMARY:

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.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  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

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  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 the 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 the 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.  

POSITION SUMMARY:
Under the direction and supervision of the appropriate lead teacher, the assistant teacher will be responsible for assisting with the planning, development and implementation of all classroom activities. The assistant teacher will have specific assignments that provide for the children’s social, physical, and mental growth and will also work in any support role necessary for the operation of the child care program.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
• To provide the children with a safe, loving and nurturing environment.
• To meet the children’s needs in all areas – physical, emotional, social and intellectual.
• To participate with the lead teacher in the implementation of the weekly lesson plans.
• To carry out appropriate and positive discipline established by the teacher.
• To see the program goals are implemented.
• To maintain a room arrangement that is safe, inviting, interesting and stimulating.
• To be sensitive and responsive to parents.
• To attend staff meetings and conferences.
• To assist in record-keeping for the classroom.
• Support the programs and goals of the YMCA.
• Assume all other duties as requested by lead teacher and director.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Ability to work well with children
• Ability to lift 50 pounds.
• Ability to participate in all activities, i.e. games, sports, and other child appropriate activities
• Cooperate with teachers and directors
• Evidence of sufficient maturity and judgment to handle crisis situations.
• Documentation of physical examination and TB test.
• Compliance with requirements mandatory for state license within 14 days of hire.
• Attend staff development regularly as mandated by State of CT and the Wallingford Family YMCA.
• Current Infant/Child CPR and First Aid Certification required at all times. CT Child Care Certification recommended.

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

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.

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.  Ensures that the fitness center is thoroughly cleaned as per the cleaning guidelines, with the main focus being on fitness equipment.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Maintains and cleans equipment and fitness center according to the cleaning guidelines.
  2. Ensures that members are following proper protocol, e.g., cleaning equipment, social distancing
  3. Builds authentic relationships with members; helps members connect with each other and the YMCA. Introduces new members to group exercise communities based on their health and well-being goals.
  4. Stays current and promotes programs, services, and special events at the YMCA.
  5. Follows departmental procedure when requesting time off for vacation, illness or emergency. Arranges own coverage when planning to take time off.
  6. Follows YMCA policies and procedures; responds to emergency situations.
  7. Attends all staff meetings.
  8. Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • CPR, First Aid, AED and OSHA certifications within 90 days of hire date.
  • Additional training must be completed as required by the State and/or Federal Government, and by the YMCA. This training includes, but is not limited to, sexual harassment and child abuse prevention.
  • No experience necessary.

WORK ENVIRONMENT & 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.
  • Ability to perform all physical aspects of the position, including walking, standing, bending, reaching, and lifting.