YMCA of Alexandria Minnesota

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Imagine going to work knowing that what you do each day positively affects the lives of the people in your community. Working at the Y, you'll soon discover more than a job—you'll enjoy a career with a future and the opportunity to make a lasting difference in the lives of those around you. Our staff members—of all ages and life experiences—enjoy the personal satisfaction that comes from nurturing the potential of youth, improving our community's health and well-being and providing support to our neighbors.

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Open Positions

Regional Marketing Content Specialist

Are you a writer with a passion for storytelling and an interest in digital communication strategies?

The St. Cloud YMCA, Alexandria YMCA and Kandiyohi County YMCA are seeking a Content Specialist in the newly created regional marketing department.

This position will bring to life the stories and mission of the YMCA with creative storytelling and management of key communication channels. Full-time position with great benefits. Compensation is based on experience.

To apply, please send resume, cover letter and writing samples to: Courtney Sullivan, Regional Marketing Director, courtney.sullivan@scymca.org


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Opening Front Desk Staff

This part-time position operates as part of the Membership Department.

Responsibilities and essential functions include opening the building before building hours by 4:45 am. 

Opening Front Desk Staff are required to open our facility for members and staff, ensure the overall delivery of excellent customer service to all members, guests and their families, provide excellent customer service, communication, and human relations skills.

Background in customer services of any kind is beneficial.

Contact Angela with questions, (320) 834 9622. Please download and complete the job application from our website to apply.

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Swim Instructor

Dive into a career!

The YMCA aquatics program is hiring enthusiastic, safety conscious, customer focused individuals that are looking for an opportunity and have a passion for water safety!

Do you like to teach? Are you comfortable in the water and know the basic strokes? Do you want to make a difference in your community? The YMCA Swim Instructor  role offers career development, a great mission to get behind, and is a FUN environment.

This part-time position operates as part of the Aquatics Department.

The Swim Instructor will build effective, authentic relationships with students and parents while instructing swimming lessons in accordance with the YMCA guidelines, having prepared lesson plans accordingly. All YMCA policies, rules, regulations and procedures, including emergency and safety procedures will be followed.

Swim Instructor certification will be provided upon hire.

Contact Rob Plaman with questions, (320) 834 9622. Download, complete and return employment application to apply.

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YMCA Child Care, Lead Preschool Teacher

Teachers are everyday heroes! If you are looking for a rewarding career that brightens the lives of many young children, come join our team!

This position operates as part of the YMCA Child Care Center at Knute Nelson site working in the Preschool classroom. Lead teachers will work in conjunction with child care management staff to provide a fun, interactive learning environment for all children.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Develop, implement and evaluate weekly lesson plans following creative curriculum, enhancing learning through art, music, math, science and literature.
  • Evaluates and maintains records on all children's progress, using formal and informal assessment tools.
  • Post daily activity schedules in the classroom.
  • Effectively communicate with parents or guardians regarding child's development through notes, e-mails and scheduled conferences. Provides an open line of communication between parents and Y staff.
  • Supervise and engage with assigned groups of children, during both indoor and outdoor activities.
  • Supervise and assign tasks to assistant teachers and aides in your classroom.
  • Takes responsibility for upkeep of all educational equipment and materials.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Be committed to the YMCA mission and goals of the Early Childhood Center.
  • Post-secondary education required, preferably in early childhood, or CDA credential.
  • Experience in early childhood settings preferred.

Full-Time; Benefits Offered

College credits and experience required.

Contact Tracy with questions, (320) 834 9622 or tgustafson@alexandriaymca.com.

Please download and return employment applications to apply.

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Summer Day Camp Counselor

This is the perfect summer job for high school and college students!

Summer Day Camp counselors provide direct supervision of a group of children in a seasonal day camp; create positive, nurturing relationships with children, while building cooperative relationships with parents/caregivers; promote and supports the potential of all youth in programs; and facilitate peer-to-peer connections as part of the overall camp experience.

This is a seasonal position operating as part of the Youth & Family Department at the Alexandria Area YMCA, supporting the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

Start Date: Monday, June 7th - End Date: Friday, September 3th

Seasonal full-time and part-time positions are available. This position has the opportunity to continue part-time employment with our school's out day camp program, which is held on the days school is not in session throughout the school year.

See attached job description for more information.

Contact Tracy Gustafson with questions, (320) 834 9622 or tgustafson@alexandriaymca.com Download and return employment application to apply.

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Weekend Building Supervisor

Are you looking for something part-time on the weekends? Then this is it!

Background in customer service, supervisory/management communication and human relations skills of any kind are beneficial.

This person is responsible for the safety of all members, guests and staff in the YMCA facility. The Building Supervisor is an ambassador for the YMCA and ensures high standards of customer service. This position requires excellent customer service, communication and human relations skills, and responsibility.

This part-time position requires availability to open/close the YMCA Fridays - Sundays (weekends only).

Contact Angela with questions, (320) 834 9622. Download, complete and return employment application to apply.

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Child Watch Aide

This part-time position operates as part of the Membership Department.

YMCA Child Watch is nursery service for YMCA youth members ages 6 weeks to 7 years old to attend while parents attend a group fitness class, swim, or take a walk while our experienced caregivers care for their children.

Currently seeking applicants with weekday morning availability.

Background or experience in child care, education or child services of any kind are beneficial.

Contact Alyssa with questions, (320) 834 9622. Download, complete and return employment application to apply.

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Child Care Assistant Teacher

Our early childhood center is looking for dynamic and passionate Assistant Teachers who want to make a difference and impact the lives of the children in our center. Assistant Teachers will help implement innovative lesson plans and enhance the learning environment for our children. The ideal candidate for this position enjoys working with children, understands how they learn and is dedicated to creating a nurturing learning atmosphere for every child. You will have the freedom to act silly, create adventures, and teach children lifelong lessons that go beyond the classroom.

Under the direction of the Child Care Staffing Coordinator and the Lead Teacher, this individual will implement developmentally appropriate activities for an assigned group of children and assist the Lead Teacher as needed.

Required to have some level of post-secondary education, preferably in early childhood. If you have previous experience working in an early childhood center and are interested in joining our team, we encourage you to apply.

Contact Rhonda with questions, (320) 834 9622. Please download, complete and return employment application to apply.

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Summer Seasonal Groundskeeper

We're looking for individuals who love to be outside in the summer months!

Duties include maintaining the landscaping and lawns of the YMCA grounds, and complete duties related to lawn mowing, trimming, weeding, landscaping and general upkeep of exterior YMCA property.

Grounds keeping experience preferred, but not required. Applicants must be at least 16 years old.

Contact Kraig with questions, (320) 834 9622. Please download, complete and return employment application to apply.

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Lifeguards provide direct supervision of the pool and provide a quality experience to children and parents. Rules will be enforced in a polite, courteous, fair, and consistent manner, focusing on safety and the YMCA's core values.

Red Cross or YMCA Lifeguard Certification is required, but can be provided upon hire.

A variety of shifts are available!

Contact Rob Plaman with questions, (320) 834 9622. Download, complete and return employment application to apply.

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