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CURRENT OPENINGS

AQUATICS DIRECTOR

South Wood County YMCA – Port Edwards & Wisconsin Rapids

Under the direction of the Program Operations Director, the Aquatic Director is responsible for the management and operation of the SWC YMCA’s aquatics programs: pool and lifeguard schedules, YMCA swim lesson programming, competitive swim team and masters swim team; outreach programming and water safety, Red Cross certifications, and water fitness classes.

Skills & Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field or equivalent.
  • Three to five years related experience in aquatics preferred.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must have current Lifeguard, Aquatic Swim Instructor and CPR/AED and First Aid certifications.
  • Ability to manage multiple program areas and tasks within the aquatic program.
  • Must possess outstanding organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to relate effectively to diverse group of people from all social and economic segments of the community.
  • This is non-traditional work week position and must be available to work occasional weekends, some early mornings and evenings.
Principal Activities
  • Directs and supervises program activities to meet the needs of the community and fulfil YMCA objectives. Establishes new program activities and expands programs within the community in accordance with strategic and operating plans. Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with community organizations.
  • Recruits, hires, trains, develops, schedules, and directs personnel and volunteers as needed. Reviews and evaluates staff performance. Develops strategies to motivate staff and achieve goals. Ensures records of staff certifications are current and complete.
  • Monitors daily pool operations to adhere to all state, local, and YMCA health and safety regulations.
  • Participate in rotation of Director on Duty shifts and serve in a lead or supporting role in Annual Campaign.
  • Conducts in-service training for both lifeguards and swim instructors.
  • Creates and schedules swim classes, water fitness classes, and oversees competitive swim team.
  • Assists in the marketing and distribution of program information.
  • Develops and monitors program budget to meet fiscal objectives.
  • Must role mode YMCA core characters of honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring in all aspects of job and relationships with staff, members, and program participants.
  • All other duties assigned.

The Aquatics Director will ensure that YMCA programs establish and maintain the highest of quality and achieve the organization’s strategic goals and objectives, work to benefit participants and families, be financially successful, and function in accordance with the mission and philosophy of the SWC YMCA.

JOB TYPE:  Full-time
SALARY: $30,000 to $33,000/year

MEMBER SERVICES STAFF

South Wood County YMCA – Port Edwards & Wisconsin Rapids

The South Wood County YMCA is currently seeking help in our opening, closing and weekend shifts.  This is a customer service and sales based position.  Shifts run during regular hours of operation; M-F 4:30am-9:30pm, Weekends 6:30am-5:30pm.

Skills & Qualifications
  • Perform daily functions of the membership services front desk using a friendly and enthusiastic demeanor
  • Current CPR/First Aid/AED certification preferred, but not required
  • Must  be 18 years or older
  • Knowledge of computer systems; previous experience with Excel and Outlook a plus
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships and to effectively communicate and problem solve
  • Ability to take initiative and respond to a variety of situations and manage several tasks and projects at the same time
  • Must be able to efficiently operate a multi-line phone system, copier and fax machine
  • Experience handling a cash drawer is preferred
  • Conduct membership sales, program registration and updating member information through a database program
  • Perform opening and closing procedures of the facility independently
  • Build relationships with members

We offer a competitive wage based on experience and a complimentary adult membership. Application available on this webpage.  Mail or Email applications are accepted  kivi@swcymca.org

PART TIME GYMNASTICS COACH

South Wood County YMCA – Port Edwards, WI

Candidate must be able to work with gymnasts from ages 7-18 and all skill levels. We are looking for a dependable, energetic and motivated gymnastics coach who knows how to properly spot tumbling, teach jumps and proper gymnastics technique and have tumbling experience. Previous gymnastics coaching experience a plus. This is a part-time permanent position with evening hours. Pay range is $8-10/hour. Pick up an application at either our Wisconsin Rapids or Port Edwards YMCA locations. Please return the application to the Port Edwards branch at 211 Wisconsin River Drive – Port Edwards – WI – 54469.

PART TIME LIFEGUARD

South Wood County YMCA – Port Edwards, WI

Looking for reliable people to lifeguard daytime, evening and/or weekend hours. For immediate employment must hold current Lifeguard Certification.  If interested for future employment we can help arrange certification classes. Must be 16 or older.

Requirements for Lifeguard certification include: the ability to swim 300 yards continuously, tread water for 2 minutes unassisted, and retrieve a submerged brick from 9 feet of water.  Class requirement includes 28 hours of mandatory training to include both classroom and pool time.

Swim Instructor

General Function
  • To instruct and lead swim classes in an organized and professional manner. To promote respect for water safety as well as progression of swimming skills. To positively communicate information on YMCA Total Health and other YMCA programs.
Skills and Qualifications
  • Current YMCA Lifeguard Certification or Red Cross Lifeguard Training; Current state approved first-aid certification; CPR for the Professional Rescuer; Current certification in Red Cross Water Safety Instruction preferred. Must be observant, safety conscious and able to react calmly and quickly in an emergency. Must be a minimum of 16 years old.
Effect on End Result
  • Ensure the health and safety of all pool participants and promote a positive environment with children, staff and parents at the South Wood County YMCA.

CERTIFIED YOGA INSTRUCTOR

General Function

  • To instruct and be knowledgeable regarding the type of Yoga class that is being taught. Build relationships and connect well with class participants while providing an optimal Yoga environment.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Must have a fitness/wellness background and ability to individually and group instruct others.• Must hold appropriate Yoga Certification. • Should have a basic knowledge of body mechanics to know what effect the movements have on various major muscle groups in order to prevent injury. • Ability to motivate and lead others.• Ability to respond to safety and emergency situations.• Ability to comply with all expectations and follow all procedures appropriately.• CPR/AED Certification required upon hire.• Healthy Lifestyle Principles Certification through the Y of the USA recommended within 6 months of hire.• Foundations of Group Exercise or Foundations of Strength and Conditioning Certification through the Y of the USA recommended within 6 months of hire.

Principal Activities

  • Always being an advocate for the Y • Lead classes following YMCA fitness standards.• Instruct using visual as well as verbal cueing in order to make the class easier to understand for anyone from the fitness novice to expert.• Develop positive relationships with members and provide motivational support and guidance.• Increase participant awareness of all healthy lifestyle factors.• Attend staff meetings and approved trainings as required.• Ensure safe and effective workouts. Respond to, and report, accidents and incidents • Responsible for finding substitutes for classes in a timely manner.

Job Type: Part-time

GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTOR

Qualifications

  • Must have a fitness background and the ability to individually and group instruct others.
    •Must hold appropriate certification if required to teach particular specialized classes.
    •Should have a basic knowledge of body mechanics to know what effect the movements have on various major muscle groups in order to prevent injury.
    •Ability to motivate and lead others.
    •Ability to respond to safety and emergency situations.
    •Ability to comply with all expectations and follow all procedures appropriately.
    •CPR/AED Certification required upon hire.
    •Healthy Lifestyle Principles Certification through the Y of the USA required within 6 months of hire.
    •Foundations of Group Exercise or Foundations of Strength and Conditioning Certification through the Y of the USA required within 6 months of hire.

Principal Activities

  • Always be an advocate for the Y.
    •Lead fitness and/or related classes following YMCA fitness standards.
    •Instruct using visual as well as verbal cueing in order to make the class easier to understand for anyone from the fitness novice to expert.
    •Instruct using both high and low impact options for the same movement in the class setting.
    •Develop positive relationships with members and provide motivational support and guidance.
    •Increase participant awareness of all healthy lifestyle factors.
    •Attend staff meetings and approved trainings as required.
    •Ensure safe and effective workouts. Respond to and report accidents and incidents.
    •Responsible for finding substitutes for classes in a timely manner.

Pick up an application at either our Wisconsin Rapids or Port Edwards YMCA locations. Email applications will also be accepted.

Job Type: Part-time

We offer a competitive wage based on experience and a complimentary adult membership. Pick up an application at either our Wisconsin Rapids or Port Edwards YMCA locations.

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