Jobs

Welcome to the Foothills Area YMCA’s hiring page! Positions that are currently accepting applications are listed below with a brief description. Use our Quick Apply form to let us know that you are interested!

The Y is a diverse organization of people joined together by a shared commitment to nurture the potential of kids, promote healthy living, and foster a sense of social responsibility; all within a Christian atmosphere.  Employees are recruited, selected and hired based on the highest standards and the greatest relevance to achieving this cause.

At the Y you can share your talents through employment in the following areas: child care, sports, wellness, aquatics, administration, community outreach, and more.

Current Open Positions

Child Watch Attendant

How this role contributes to the Y’s mission: Under the supervision of the Child Watch Director, the Child Watch Attendant will be responsible for providing a safe and enjoyable environment for members and their children in accordance with the YMCA mission and policies of the association. Provides a quality experience focused on the YMCA core values: honesty, respect, responsibility, caring and faith.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Promote a positive environment that fosters fun, safety, and the YMCA values.
  • Greet parents and make children feel welcome.
  • Maintain a consistent professional image through dress, actions, and relationships with others. Speak enthusiastically on behalf of the YMCA at given opportunities.
  • Ensure emergency procedures are followed and notify supervisor of any incidents and accidents immediately.
  • Relate to children, members, and staff in a positive manner.
  • Maintain visual and auditory supervision at all times.
  • Attend staff meetings and trainings.
  • Must be punctual on a daily basis and dressed according to policy provided in Code of Conduct.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Must be 16 years of age or older.
  • CPR/First Aid certified by an approved agency.
  • Possess a positive attitude and ability to follow directions.
  • A love of working with children. Experience with children preferred.
PRACTICAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • General housekeeping
  • Maintain safe environment
  • Ensure safety of children
  • Interact with children/parents
  • Ensure proper check in/out
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 lift and carry up to 30 lbs.
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time, and ability to adjust from sitting to standing with ease.
  • Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid

After School Care Site Director

How this role contributes to the Y’s mission: As a YMCA After School Care Site Director, you will create a structured plan for your program that includes homework time, focused reading, club activities, arts and crafts projects, community service projects, indoor and outdoor games, and more. You will be required to maintain effective communication with parents and guardians in your program regarding their accounts and any issues that arise throughout the afternoon. As a site director you will also be responsible for completing required paperwork regarding behaviors, injuries, attendance, snacks, evaluations, and any other paperwork issued by the Child Care Director. You will lead your staff in keeping the health and welfare of all children in mind at all times. As a Site Director, you’ll contribute to the Y movement by providing enrichment activities to youth and peace of mind to their parents and guardians by knowing their children are safe while they are at work. This work is right for you if you have:
  • The ability to lead a staff of After School Care Aides.
  • The ability to plan and organize activities for the children in your program
  • The capability of keeping up with proper paperwork and online accounts
  • An interest in the well-being of school age children, enthusiasm, patience, good judgment and a good spirit
  • The ability to clearly communicate and effectively listen to children, parents/guardians, YMCA members, school administration and other YMCA associates
  • Flexibility
  • A healthy knowledge of behavior management techniques.
  • Reached the age of 21

After School Care Aide

How this role contributes to the Y’s mission: As a Y After School Aide, you will participate in facilitating activities for school-aged children that foster overall character building. You will assist in keeping the health and welfare of all children in mind at all times. As an Aide, you’ll contribute to the Y movement by providing enrichment activities to youth and peace of mind to their parents and guardians by knowing their children are safe while they are at work. This work is right for you if you have:
  • An interest in the well-being of school age children, enthusiasm, patience, good humor, good judgment and a good spirit
  • The ability to clearly communicate and effectively listen to children, parents/guardians, members, school administration and other Y associates
  • The ability to be flexible and work at multiple locations (optional)
  • Reached the age of 17

Lifeguard

How this role contributes to the Y’s mission: As a Y Lifeguard, you will be responsible for the safety, cleanliness, and operation of the Y swimming pool during operating hours. You will be supported in your work as a part of the leading mission-driven organization for strengthening community, and the area’s largest provider of swim lessons. The Y Lifeguard works to safeguard the health and safety of Y members, participants, and guests. You’ll contribute to the Y and to the community by enhancing the well-being and safety of all. This work is right for you if you have:
  • A love of swimming
  • The ability to clearly communicate and effectively listen to children, parents/guardians, members, and other Y associates
  • The ability to pass a swim test
  • A willingness to obtain the Y Lifeguard, CPR for the Professional Rescuer and Basic First Aid certifications, if you do not currently have them
  • Reached 16 years of age
To apply for Lifeguarding at the Walhalla Pool click here.

Fitness Coach

How this role contributes to the Y’s mission: As a Y Fitness Coach, you’ll be an important part of a mission-driven, charitable organization that helps children, adults, families, and communities achieve more in all aspects of life. The Y Fitness Coach circulates throughout the wellness center and provides supervision and instruction to Y members by listening actively, strengthening relationships, and promoting healthy living. You will also be responsible for assisting in membership development and retention through quality leadership and continuous follow through with Y member engagement. As a Y Fitness Coach, you’ll contribute to the Y and to the broader community we serve by creating experiences that help people feel a greater sense of health and well-being, purpose, acceptance and belonging. This work is right for you if you have:
  • A love of fitness and people
  • A desire to help & encourage others to have fun with fitness
  • A nationally recognized accredited exercise certification (ACE, ACSM, AFAA, NETA preferred)
  • The ability to clearly communicate and effectively listen to children, parents/guardians, members, and other Y associates

Personal Trainer

How this role contributes to the Y’s mission: As a Y Personal Trainer, you’ll be an important part of a mission-driven, charitable organization that helps children, adults, families, and communities achieve more in all aspects of life. The Y Personal Trainer provides one-on-one fitness instruction to clients during each session and assesses each individual’s progress and makes appropriate changes. You will also be responsible for promoting personal training with Y members. As a Y Personal Trainer, you’ll contribute to the Y and to the broader community we serve by creating experiences that help people feel a greater sense of health and well-being, purpose, acceptance and belonging. This work is right for you if you have:
  • A love of fitness and people
  • A desire to help & encourage others to have fun with fitness
  • A degree in the exercise science field or NCCA accredited Personal Training certification programs
  • The ability to clearly communicate and effectively listen to children, parents/guardians, members, and other Y associates

Membership Associate (currently accepting applications, not hiring)

How this role contributes to the Y’s mission: As a Y Member Services Representative, you’ll be the welcoming face of a mission-driven, charitable organization that helps children, adults, families, and communities live healthier, more connected, engaged and positive lives. Y Membership Associates are a primary and important point of contact for all members, participants and guests who walk through our doors or connect with us in any way. You will see and interact with community members on a regular basis and get to know those you serve. You will represent the Y brand and mission through your demeanor, actions, responsiveness and friendly ways. As a Y Membership Associate, you’ll contribute to the Y and to the larger community we serve by enhancing the Y member experience, making the Y an enjoyable and meaningful part of their lives. This work is right for you if you have:
  • A love of people with the ability to relate to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community
  • Enthusiasm, patience, good humor, good judgment and a can-do spirit
  • An ability and desire to solve problems, answer questions thoroughly and get the answer when you don’t know
  • A love for helping others demonstrated through previous customer service or sales experience
  • The ability to clearly communicate and effectively listen to children, parents/guardians, members, and other Y associates
  • A willingness to be flexible with your work schedule to meet the needs of the Y community
  • Reached the age of 18

Group Exercise Instructor

How this role contributes to the Y’s mission: As a Y Group Exercise Instructor, you’ll be an important part of a mission-driven, charitable organization that helps children, adults, families, and communities achieve more in all aspects of life. The Group Exercise Instructor provides quality instruction and supervision to Y members and participants by teaching safe and functionally challenging classes that promote total fitness development and support a greater sense of well-being. You’ll help more people stay active and connected to positive community life by providing a fun, welcoming and inclusive atmosphere that promotes group interaction, exercise and a sense of belonging. As a Group Exercise Instructor, you’ll contribute to the Y and to the broader community we serve by creating experiences that help people feel a greater sense of health and well-being, purpose, acceptance and belonging. This work is right for you if you have:
  • A love of fitness and people
  • A desire to help & encourage others to have fun with fitness
  • A nationally recognized accredited group exercise certification required (ACE, ACSM, AFAA, NETA preferred) or standalone or specialty certification (Les Mills, Zumba, etc.)
  • The ability to clearly communicate and effectively listen to children, parents/guardians, members, and other Y associate

(You will need to create a Google account to apply)

CAMP OCONEE - SUMMER CAMP 2021

Applications accepted until APRIL 9, 2021

Camp Director

YMCA Camp Directors will oversee and direct the Summer Day Camp program. They will be responsible for providing a safe, fun, and active camp. Duties include but not limited to:

  • supervising a staff of 5-12 counselors
  • planning weekly work schedules
  • completing payroll
  • tracking camper payments and attendance

Directors will need to be available M-F 7:30 am-5:30 pm. In addition, we require that the Camp Directors are available for planning camp and commit to a full 9 weeks of employment during the summer.

Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years experience working in child care
  • Basic knowledge of Google spreadsheets
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and supervisory skills

Lead Counselor

Pay Rate: $9.00/hr

YMCA Camp Lead Counselors will assist the Camp Directors in providing a safe, fun, and active summer camp. Lead Counselor duties include but not limited to:

  • leading camp-wide activities
  • running arts and crafts stations
  • leading council ring
  • ensuring that all summer counselors are encouraging a healthy and happy camp environment

Staff must be responsible, punctual, patient, and have a general affinity for children. Staff will need to be available M-F 7:30 am-5:30 pm. In addition, we require that the Lead Counselor commit to a full 9 weeks of employment during the summer.

Camp Counselors

Pay Rate: $7.50-$8.00/hr

YMCA Summer Camp Counselors have groups of campers ranging in age from 4-15 years. Counselors are responsible for keeping the campers active, being positive role models, and managing behavior.

Each day is filled with laughter, games, snacks, and character building. Being goofy is good, acting silly is expected! Your actions positively impact the lives of local children as well as their peers. In addition, we require that Counselors commit to a full 9 weeks of employment during the summer.

 

Aquatics Director

Accepting applications until April 13, 2021

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 Aquatics Director at the Cottingham Campus YMCA intentionally fosters a cause-centered culture that is welcoming, genuine, hopeful, nurturing, and determined while also managing high-quality, member-focused aquatics programs.
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of two years experience in pool management and operations preferred and a history of aquatics programming experience.
  • Proven supervisory skills in hiring, training, evaluating, and motivating staff and volunteers, as well as developing an effective staff team
  • Professional demeanor, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to work well with the public, staff and volunteers
  • Proven fiscal management skills, knowledge of and expertise in aquatics programming
  • Within 60 days of hire, completion of Child Abuse Prevention and Bloodborne Pathogens training.
  • YMCA Team Leader certification preferred
Essential Functions
  1. Manages all functions of the Aquatics Department including aquatic safety, hazardous materials, pool mechanics, swim lessons, and lifeguarding. Supervises head swim team coach.
  2. Perform audits of pool systems and equipment.
  3. Assesses program success and assists in the development and implementation of new programs.
  4. Responsible for the development, control, and monitoring of Aquatics Department budgets, and ensures all budgets meet year-end outcomes.
  5. Plans, conducts, and documents monthly staff meetings, focusing on safety, review of established policies and procedures, and customer service.
  6. Serves as the Manager-on-duty when necessary, and assists in the maintenance of clean, attractive, safe, and well-maintained facilities.
Cause-Driven Leadership® Competencies
  • Communication & Influence
  • Developing Self & Others
  • Engaging Community
Required Certifications
  • Current certifications in First Aid for Public Safety Personnel (Title 22), CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, Oxygen Administration
  • Current Lifeguard Certification (YMCA of the USA or Red Cross)
  • Current YMCA of the USA Swim Lesson Instructor Certification or Red Cross Water Safety instructor (YMCA certification within 6 months).
  • Active Pool Operators Certification preferred, must be obtained within 90 days of hire
  • YMCA Team Leader certification preferred
Salary
$35,567.00 – $38,000.00

Child Care Director

Accepting applications until April 13, 2021

Job Description
Responsible for the daily operations of the Child Care Programs. Specific areas include but are not limited to: budget; staffing; curriculums; purchasing and inventory; any licensing requirements for child care centers; State-funded food programs; building maintenance; customer service; administration of policies and procedures, and development and promotion of programs and ensuring the successful business operation and quality of program.
Qualifications
Performance Requirements: Pass nationwide Finger Print check and criminal history & background check; obtain 15 hours DSS (ABC vouchers) approved child care trainingannually; certified in CPR, First Aid, and Fire Safety; ability to handle multiple tasks and work independently; proficient in supervision, effective time management skills and problem-solving, with the ability to lead; working knowledge of computers: MS Word, Excel Google and database management; be a team player; organize and deliver complex inventory to diverse settings in a timely manner within budget guidelines; proficient at organizing, detail-oriented, have follow-through-focus; and excellent communication skills. Personal Qualities: Patience with children and adults; encourages and inspires staff and children; strong conflict resolution skills; communicates effectively people of varying social and economic backgrounds; has high energy and motivation; excellent communication skills; provides leadership presence in all situations; sets the example of Y values on and off the job; willing to lead and be a part of the team; and willing to accept change as an opportunity for growth.Must have the ability to communicate effectively with strong organizational skills; willingness to learn and grow; self-starter, good follow-through; ability to deal effectively with vendors and suppliers.
Essential Functions
  • Oversees sites and development of the programs, promoting the center to increase the areas that are served by communicating a positive impression of the Y mission, goals and objectives to employees, volunteers, members and the community at large in a variety of public settings.
  • Oversees facility maintenance to ensure cleanliness each day for all areas used (i.e. bathrooms, kitchen, classrooms, hallways, lobby and office areas, building entrance, and playgrounds)
  • Develop, implement and maintain the budgets for the area of responsibility
  • Operate within budget guidelines providing sound fiscal management
  • Maintain accurate records, compiles statistics, and files timely reports with the Branch Director, agencies and associations as required (i.e.; payroll; equipment/food inventories;annual report; grant/food reports; Pre-K; and general grant requirements; etc.)
  • Secure yearly USDA Food program, as well as yearly food service contract.
  • Maintain weekly and monthly food program reports.
  • Stay abreast of any state funding and write grants.
  • Ensures registration and weekly tuition are accurately billed, recorded, and collected and notifies Branch Director of collection problems
  • Purchasing and Inventory controls in place: organize inventory of supplies/food and requests items as needed to ensure smooth operations within the program
  • Responsible for center equipment, ensuringrepairs are done in a timely manner
  • Maintains inventory of equipment and supplies at site and in storage areas.
  • Ensures agreements between the Y and the program sites are followed and usage of equipment, facility, and vehicles are for the soul purposes of the program
  • Ensures sites are properly staffed and concerns are addressed accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Ensures agreements between the Y and other program partners are followed and all duties are completed in a timely manner.
  • Responsible for staffing of the programs to include: recruiting, interviewing, orientation, training, mentoring/supervising and evaluating staff and volunteers in the performance of their respective roles and responsibilities.
  • Maintains a cooperative working relationship with all staff, volunteers and members.
  • Ensures staff: adult-child ratios are within limits at all times and increase/reduces staffing as numbers increase/decrease during early morning/late afternoon hours.
  • Works with Branch Director to evaluate center quarterly and provide support to staff to accomplish goals and objectives of the program and the Y.
  • Provides leadership to site staff to achieve the annual agreed-upon curriculum and program goals.
  • Attends childcare staff and exempt staff meetings/training as required
  • Certified and current at all times in CPR, First Aid, and Fire Safety
  • Successfully complete 15+ hours of training for ABC vouchers
  • Successfully complete YMCA Child Care training
  • Accepts and demonstrates the Character Development Values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility, and Faith.
  • Actively participates and supports the Y Annual campaign.
  • Actively participates and supports Y events held throughout the year.
  • This job description may not be all-inclusive and employees are expected to perform all other duties as assigned and directed by their supervisor. Job descriptions and duties may be modified when deemed appropriate by management.
Required Certifications
Education/Experience: Must be at least 21 years or older with a minimum 3 to 5 years childcare experience and a bachelor’s degree in related field of study or equivalent with Early Education or Child Development preferred.DSS or DHR approved childcare provider trainer certification a plus.
Salary
$35,570.00 – $45,600.00