Employment Opportunities

Multiple positions available in all departments!

Why work at the Y? The answer is…be part of something bigger. And by bigger, we mean BIGGER. It’s Community. It’s Connecting. It’s Changing. It’s Caring. It’s Colleagues.

At Lakeland Hills Family YMCA, YOU can make a difference as we are evolving to become a community center, complete with a Community Lounge, Kris’ Coffee Corner, a beautiful new Welcome Center, Reception Area, healthy and fresh vending area, and more. As a member of our team, you will enjoy many benefits, including a free YMCA membership. Be part of the new team and grow with us!

Members who refer an individual who is hired receive one free month added to their membership.


Full Time Positions

Early Childhood Learning Center

Contact: Michele Leaman, michelel@lhymca.com / 973.507.7014

General Function:

Under the guidance of the Childcare Program Director, the Head Teacher is responsible for the overall direction of the Childcare classroom to which she is assigned including: planning and implementing the daily program, training, equipment, room maintenance, lesson plans, curriculum planning and working with other staff co-operatively to plan and implement special events.  It is our goal to teach in a fun, positive manner, in which a child can grow and become sure of themselves and their abilities through physical, social and academic learning.

Required Education, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Must have a strong interest and knowledge in preschool/pre-k development with at least one year of classroom experience.
  • Must possess strong communication and leadership skills and have the knowledge necessary to establish and maintain a high-quality preschool program.
  • Must have the ability to work cooperatively with other staff members and volunteers to meet the needs of the YMCA.
  • Must possess and maintain a clean criminal record.
  • Maintain first aid & CPR certification.
  • Maintain a positive attitude for team harmony.
  • Be flexible in a fast-paced environment.

Compensation:

  • Competitive salary based on experience and certifications.
  • Benefit package: full medical coverage, vacation, holidays, sick/personal days, bonuses, and retirement.
  • Paid professional training.
  • Annual family membership.

General Function:

Under the guidance of the Childcare Program Director, the head caregiver is responsible for the overall direction of the Infant/toddler program including: planning and implementing the daily program, training, equipment, room environment, following children’s daily schedules, making sure state regulations are followed and working with other staff co-operatively to plan and implement special events.  It is our goal to nurture in a fun, loving, positive manner, in which a child can grow and become sure of themselves and their abilities through physical, developmental and social learning.

Required Education, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Must have a strong interest and knowledge in infant and toddler development.
  • Must possess strong communication and leadership skills, be compassionate and patient and have the knowledge necessary to establish and maintain a high-quality program.
  • Must have the ability to work cooperatively with other staff members and volunteers to meet the needs of the YMCA.
  • Must possess and maintain a clean criminal record.
  • Be certified in first aid and CPR (provided by the YMCA)
  • Maintain a positive attitude for team harmony.
  • Be flexible in a fast-paced environment.
  • Be willing to continuously change and adapt the classroom space to meet the needs of the children in care.
  • Patience, compassion and attentiveness

Compensation:

  • Competitive salary based on experience and certifications.
  • Benefit package: full medical coverage, vacation, holidays, sick/personal days, bonuses, and retirement.
  • Paid professional training.
  • Annual family membership.

Aquatics

Contact: Ed Soder, eds@lhymca.com / 973.507.2022

Our Y is looking for a dynamic, energetic, and a motivated individual who enjoys working with our members, is passionate about encouraging swimming, safety around water, and promoting our Aquatics Department.

The successful applicant will help members and participants make connections to others and create a sense of belonging to our YMCA community.   This individual is known for working effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions and will take the initiative to assist in developing others.  When working with members you are known for treating everyone with courtesy, respect, and consideration; you display integrity; listen actively and genuinely to concerns.  You are comfortable and able to communicate with different audiences in a clear and pleasant manner, embracing differences among people.  You strive to provide exceptional service that will exceed expectations in a way that makes each person feel valued as a member of our Y.

Job Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Senior Program Director, this position is primarily responsible for:

  • Ensuring a safe aquatic environment which follows all LHYMCA aquatic policies and procedures.
  • Assist with daily operation of the pool, aquatics equipment, and natatorium.
  • Assisting in the planning, organizing, and directing of programs within the Aquatics area in accordance with the mission, purpose, and polices of the Association.
  • Delivering a high-quality aquatics program that engages members through first rate interactions and customer service.
  • Assisting with the recruitment, orientating, training, and supervising all aquatic staff, paid and volunteer.
  • Handle lifeguard scheduling and managing the Y’s various activities while working within the budget.
  • Assist with training, orientation, evaluation, supervision, and management of Aquatic staff.
  • Develop and assist in the scheduling and planning of in-services, drills, and meetings.
  • Be able to efficiently handle multiple duties under pressure with minimal supervision.
  • Be able to schedule, assist with the registration process, lead, and direct a variety of instructional programs at a superior level.
  • Maintain concise monthly records for control, evaluation, and reporting of programs and volunteers.
  • Attends monthly Aquatic Alliance meetings and Redwoods Insurance meetings via zoom.
  • Supervise and assist with running the YMCA camp swim lessons in the summer.
  • Work with the Aquatic Director and Summer Camp Director to ensure that camp swim time runs smoothly, efficiently, and safely.
  • Most especially, have an enthusiasm and commitment to make the Aquatics facility a safe and fun place for the Lakeland Hills Family YMCA community.

Skills/Experience 

  • College graduate and equivalent aquatic experience.
  • At least 21 years of age, with YMCA or current ARC Lifeguard certification and related prerequisite certifications. Strongly prefer YMCA Y Swim Instructor or ARC WSI certification.
  • At least two years’ experience in aquatic swim instruction; pool maintenance experience preferred.
  • Experience supervising staff and developing pool and class schedules, as well as good member and staff relation skills.
  • Must be aware of trends in the aquatic field and must continue to enhance his/her knowledge in YMCA aquatic management and certifications.
  • Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all segments of the community.
  • Ability to represent the YMCA in a mature and professional manner. Able to make sound judgments and have good organizational, communication, and computer skills.

Physical Requirements:

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; reach with hand or arms; lift and/or move upwards of 50 pounds; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

In addition, this employee must be physically in good health for this position, as it requires physical strength, agility, and stamina for aquatic duties in and out of the pool.

Maintenance

Contact: Mike Ambrosi, mikea@lhymca.com / 973.507.7042

General Function:

Under the direction of the Director of Building & Grounds, the Maintenance & Housekeeping Supervisor will support all maintenance needs of the YMCA.  Responsibilities include dealing with all cleanliness issues, preventative maintenance on all equipment, management of vendors when necessary, and the purchasing of supplies.  The Maintenance & Housekeeping Supervisor directs and supervises maintenance staff in the absence of the Director. The primary function of the Maintenance & Housekeeping Supervisor is to keep all maintenance operations working efficiently for the use of our members.  The Maintenance & Housekeeping Supervisor will:

  • Assist with the maintenance of all the equipment inside the building as per preventative maintenance program and will schedule annual inspections.
  • Assist with the supervision of all personnel assigned to maintenance including outside contractors such as HVAC, landscaping, painting, electrical, plumbing, etc., part-time maintenance staff, and volunteers in the absence of the Director. Review and direct the work of the cleaning contractors on a regular basis.
  • Maintain a vendor/supplier and contractor list that includes the requirements for outside maintenance services and maintenance service contracts.
  • Develop, update, and maintain all maintenance files and records of equipment history including a building walkthrough checklist.
  • Catalogue and maintain design drawings and specifications, shop drawings, and equipment manuals for the facility.
  • Maintain lobby vending machines including ordering supplies, stocking the supply closet, filling vending machines, and recording revenues.
  • Attend monthly Building and Grounds committee meetings to provide reports, scheduling and follow-up as required.
  • Assist the Supervisor in determining whether the building should be closed or open on snow days.
  • Assist with the development of capital and departmental budgets and the forecasting of major maintenance and repair projects.
  • Call in outside maintenance help and services as required or as directed by the Supervisor.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Education, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Should have at least 5 years of experience in the maintenance area.
  • Knowledge of swimming pool maintenance and filtration systems required within six months of employment.
  • Mechanical maintenance experience with HVAC systems is preferred.
  • Ability to read and understand mechanical and architectural drawings and specifications preferred.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, and Outlook.

Physical Requirements:

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; reach with hand or arms; lift and/or move upwards of 50 pounds; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

In addition, this employee must be physically in good health for this position, as it requires physical strength, agility, and stamina for manual labor. 


Part Time Positions

Early Childhood Learning Center

Contact: Michele Leaman, michelel@lhymca.com / 973.507.7014

General Function:

Under the guidance of the director, the Teacher’s Assistant is responsible for the general direction of the Childcare Program.  Responsibilities include assisting head teacher and coworkers with the implementation of daily curriculum and room maintenance, building positive relationships with the children and parents, and being accountable for the health and safety of each participant.

Required Education, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Must have a strong interest in the development of pre-school children.
  • Must have at least one-year experience working with children.
  • Must have strong communication and leadership skills in order to maintain a high-quality program along with the ability to work cooperatively with other staff members and volunteers at the YMCA.
  • Must possess and maintain a clean criminal record.

Incentives:

  • Competitive salary based on experience and certifications.
  • YMCA individual membership
  • Paid professional training.
  • Signing bonus of $150 (after 90-days of work).

Time Commitment:

Monday – Friday: 7:00Am – 9:00AM (flexible days)

Monday – Friday: 9:00Am – 1:00PM (flexible days)

Monday – Friday: 2:00PM – 6:00PM (flexible days)

Youth Sports and Enrichment

Contact: Laurie Stepper, lauries@lhymca.com / 862.261.3225

Responsible and reliable individuals who love working with 18 month through 2½ year-old children in a parent/child class designed to build self-esteem and develop gross motor skills. We’re looking for someone to create 30-minute curriculum with music, simple, fun activities for parent/child to engage in, with jumping, clapping, and dancing. Classes are currently Tuesday and Saturday mornings.

Reliable, energetic, fun individuals wanted to instruct 4–8-year-olds basic gymnastic and tumbling skills. Job duties include set up and break down of equipment. Opportunities during the year for special events and new programs. Commitment is Saturday mornings 8:45-10:15 AM; class is 45 minutes.

Responsible and reliable individuals who can create exciting STEM classes that foster the love of experimenting and tinkering. Looking for someone who can create and facilitate fun programs after school or on weekends. Anything is possible!

Responsible and reliable individuals who know how to have fun! A successful class instructor comes early to set up, ensures the safety of each child, can go with the flow and pivot when needed, and always wears a smile! Various classes after school and on Saturdays. Five, 7-week sessions during the school year. Our class offerings are always available in the session program guides.

Teen Programs

Contact: Laurie Stepper, lauries@lhymca.com / 862.261.3225

Responsible and reliable individuals are needed who want to help develop teens, ages 13-18 years of age, into confident, caring, and responsible leaders. Two, 15- week programs will dive into event production, community service, healthy living, government history, and leadership development. Mondays from 7:15-8:15 PM.

Kids Club

Contact: Shannon Bujoreanu, shannonb@lhymca.com / 973.507.7037

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. The Site Director is responsible for making sure the Kids Club procedures and requirements, detailed in the staff handbook, are being executed. Responsible for the supervision, safety, and well-being of the children. Creates positive, nurturing relationships with children, while building cooperative relationships with parents/caregivers. Promotes and supports the potential of participants and facilitates peer-to-peer connections as part of the overall Kids Club experience.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Supervises staff and children.
  2. Follow all protocols as outlined in staff handbook.
  3. Make sure all staff follow state regulations as outlined in the Staff Handbook and Orientation.
  4. Implements program activities that are culturally relevant, developmentally appropriate, and consistent with YMCA values. These must include: SEL, Arts & Crafts, STEAM, Sports & Games, Community Projects, and Literacy.
  5. Adheres to program standards including safety and cleanliness.
  6. Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergencies.
  7. Cultivates positive relationships and maintains effective communication with parents, children, and staff. Models relationship-building skills in all interactions.
  8. Complete monthly calendar and submit by the 3rd Monday of each month.
  9. Take daily attendance and follow “Missing Child Procedure”.
  10. Check mail at YMCA at least 2 times a week.
  11. Report staff absences and/or tardiness to the Program Director immediately.
  12. Make sure all timecards for your site are handed in by the scheduled deadline.
  13. Coach support staff to become stronger counselors by modeling techniques for group management and activity facilitation.

YMCA COMPETENCIES (Leader):

Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Ys values. Demonstrates a desire to serve campers and fulfill their needs. Builds effective, supportive relationships with them.

Collaboration: Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions. Builds rapport and relates well to others. Seeks first to understand the other person’s point of view and remains calm in challenging situations. Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks effectively. Takes initiative to assist in developing others.

Operational Effectiveness: Makes sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to another. Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better camper experience. Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work and actively participates.

Personal Growth: Pursues self-development that enhances job performance. Demonstrates an openness to change and seeks opportunities in the change process. Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths, and limitations and how they impact relationships. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well.

QUALITIES:

  • Enthusiastic, Responsible, Dependable, Consistent, Level-Headed, Flexible, and Calm in all situations.
  • Ability to help children grow in character, experiences, and insights.
  • Ability to always guard the health and well-being of children.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. College credits in education, recreation, or a related field.
  2. Previous experience working with children preferably in an after-school setting.
  3. At least 20 years of age.

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. The Co-Director is responsible for aiding the Site Director in making sure the Kids Club procedures and requirements, detailed in the staff handbook, are being executed. Responsible for the supervision, safety, and well-being of the children. Creates positive, nurturing relationships with children, while building cooperative relationships with parents/caregivers. Promotes and supports the potential of participants and facilitates peer-to-peer connections as part of the overall Kids Club experience.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Follow all protocols as outlined in staff handbook.
  2. Make sure all staff follow state regulations as outlined in the Staff Handbook and Orientation.
  3. Implements program activities that are culturally relevant, developmentally appropriate, and consistent with YMCA values. These must include: SEL, Arts & Crafts, STEAM, Sports & Games, Community Projects, and Literacy.
  4. Adheres to program standards including safety and cleanliness.
  5. Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergencies.
  6. Cultivates positive relationships and maintains effective communication with parents, children, and staff. Models’ relationship-building skills in all interactions.
  7. Take daily attendance and follow “Missing Child Procedure”.
  8. Check mail at YMCA at least 2 times a week.
  9. Report staff absences and/or tardiness to the Program Director immediately.
  10. Make sure all timecards for your site are handed in by the scheduled deadline.
  11. Coach support staff to become stronger counselors by modeling techniques for group management and activity facilitation.
  12. Stand in for Site Director in his/her absence.

YMCA COMPETENCIES (Leader):

Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Ys values. Demonstrates a desire to serve campers and fulfill their needs. Builds effective, supportive relationships with them.

Collaboration: Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions. Builds rapport and relates well to others. Seeks first to understand the other person’s point of view and remains calm in challenging situations. Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks effectively. Takes initiative to assist in developing others.

Operational Effectiveness: Makes sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to another. Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better camper experience. Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work and actively participates.

Personal Growth: Pursues self-development that enhances job performance. Demonstrates an openness to change and seeks opportunities in the change process. Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths and limitations and how they impact relationships. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well.

QUALITIES:

  • Enthusiastic, Responsible, Dependable, Consistent, Level-Headed, Flexible, and Calm in all situations.
  • Ability to help children grow in character, experiences, and insights.
  • Ability to always guard the health and well-being of children.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. College credits in education, recreation, or a related field.
  2. Previous experience working with children preferably in an after-school setting.
  3. At least 18 years of age.

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. Support Staff are responsible for aiding the Site Director and Co-Director in making sure the Kids Club procedures and requirements, detailed in the staff handbook, are being executed. Responsible for the supervision, safety, and well-being of the children. Creates positive, nurturing relationships with children, while building cooperative relationships with parents/caregivers. Promotes and supports the potential of participants and facilitates peer-to-peer connections as part of the overall Kids Club experience.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Communicate with co-staff daily.
  2. Assist in the planning of upcoming events and activities.
  3. Follow all state regulations as outlined in Staff Orientation.
  4. Executes program activities that are culturally relevant, developmentally appropriate, and consistent with YMCA values. These must include: SEL, Arts & Crafts, STEAM, Sports & Games, Community Projects, and Literacy. Adheres to program standards including safety and cleanliness standards.
  5. Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergencies.
  6. Cultivates positive relationships and maintains effective communication with parents, children, and staff.
  7. Must model relationship-building skills in all interactions.
  8. Take daily attendance and follow “Missing Child Procedure”.

YMCA COMPETENCIES (Leader):

Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Ys values. Demonstrates a desire to serve campers and fulfill their needs. Builds effective, supportive relationships with them.

Collaboration: Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions. Builds rapport and relates well to others. Seeks first to understand the other person’s point of view and remains calm in challenging situations. Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks effectively. Takes initiative to assist in developing others.

Operational Effectiveness: Makes sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to another. Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better camper experience. Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work and actively participates.

Personal Growth: Pursues self-development that enhances job performance. Demonstrates an openness to change and seeks opportunities in the change process. Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths, and limitations and how they impact relationships. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well.

QUALITIES:

  • Enthusiastic, Responsible, Dependable, Consistent, Level-Headed, Flexible, and Calm in all situations.
  • Ability to help children grow in character, experiences, and insights.
  • Ability to always guard the health and well-being of the children.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Capable of being flexible and taking direction well.
  2. Prior experience working with children.

Special Events

Contact: Shannon Bujoreanu, shannonb@lhymca.com / 973.507.7037

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. Responsible for the supervision, safety, and well-being of the children. Creates positive, nurturing relationships with children, while building cooperative relationships with the community. Special event staff are responsible for the set-up, break-down and facilitation of special events activities and decorations.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Must enjoy working with children.
  • Must possess good leadership and communication skills.
  • Must be enthusiastic about helping children to learn skills.
  • Knowledge of safety issues concerning young children.
  • Skills in patience.
  • Skills in working cooperatively with fellow staff members and administration.
  • Be flexible with event assignments and scheduling.

YMCA COMPETENCIES (Leader):

Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Ys values. Demonstrates a desire to serve campers and fulfill their needs. Build effective, supportive relationships with them.

Collaboration: Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions. Builds rapport and relates well to others. Seeks first to understand the other person’s point of view and remains calm in challenging situations. Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks effectively. Takes initiative to assist in developing others.

Operational Effectiveness: Makes sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to another. Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better camper experience. Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work and actively participates.

Personal Growth: Pursues self-development that enhances job performance. Demonstrates an openness to change and seeks opportunities in the change process. Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths, and limitations and how they impact relationships. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Must possess and maintain a clean criminal record.
  2. Ability to be consistent, fair, and patient.
  3. Capable of being flexible and taking direction well.

Aquatics

Contact: Ed Soder, eds@lhymca.com / 973.507.2022

Must be at least 15 years of age. WSI (Water Safety Instructor) certification not required but is a plus. Candidates with strong swimming background will be considered and trained by the YMCA aquatic staff.

Available Shifts:
• Monday – Thursday 9:30-11:30 AM
• Monday – Thursday 4:00-5:30 PM
• Tuesday and Thursday 8:30-9:30 PM
• Saturday 9:00 AM-Noon

Responsible for assuring the safety, well-being, and enjoyment for all participants during these one-on-one private lessons. Instructor is responsible for teaching the strokes by demonstrating and correcting individuals, so they learn to the best of their ability. Must be enthusiastic, patient, and enjoy working with children from age 3 and potty trained through 18 years of age. Preferred experience in special needs adaptive programs. Meets Sundays from 9:30 AM – Noon.

Must have current lifeguard, CPR/AED, and First Aid certifications. Various shifts available between 4:45 AM-10:00 PM.

Certified instructor for weekly water fitness program. Classes run mid-morning.

Competitive Aquatics

Contact: Ed Soder, eds@lhymca.com / 973.507.2022

Seeking multiple coaches to join our staff for the 2022-2023 season and beyond. Our swim team serves approximately 200 athletes, and finished the past season ranked as one of the top 100 programs in USA Swimming. Weekday evening availability is a must; some weekends required. Ideal candidates could work 10-25 hours per week, plus attend some meets. Starting pay is $15-$20+ per hour, depending on experience.

Adult Fitness

Contact: Darlene Kievit, darlenek@lhymca.com / 973.507.7026

Individuals with a minimum of one year experience in group fitness instruction to teach classes. Requires a current group exercise certification from a nationally accredited institution, as well as creativity, enthusiasm, and attention to safety to ensure a positive experience for class participants. Also requires a current CPR / AED certification. Ability to work a flexible schedule, including early mornings, evenings, or weekends.

Responsible for maintaining the fitness center and assisting members on equipment. Engage with members to deepen their understanding of membership, programs, and services. Must be 18 years of age or older and have ability to work flexible hours, including mornings, evenings, and / or weekends.

Responsible for guiding clients through education, motivation, and designing safe and effective exercise programs. Position requires current CPR / AED certification. ACE, AFAA, NASM, ACSM, WITTS, or a nationally recognized certification, or a degree in a health-related field. Ability to work a flexible schedule necessary.


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