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Summer Camp Counselor

Job Description: Provides direct supervision of a group of children in a seasonal day camp. Provides a quality experience to children and parents focused on YMCA core values: honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring.

Qualifications:

  • High school graduate or equivalent; one year or more of college preferred.
  • Previous experience working with children preferably in a day camp setting
  • Experience preferred in one or more of the following areas: outdoor living, archery, boating, camping, songs/music, skits, sports, aquatics, recreational games, etc.
  • At least 18 years of age
  • CPR, First Aid, AED certifications, and Child Abuse Prevention training within 60 days of hire date.
  • Previous experience with diverse populations is preferred.

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Lead Daycare Teacher

We are seeking staff for our new Childcare center.

Qualifications:

  • Early childhood teachers shall be at least 19 years of age
  • Early childhood teachers shall have a high school diploma or equivalency certificate (GED)
  • The early childhood teacher responsible for a group of children that includes infants, toddler or preschool-age children shall have achieved
  • Sixty semester hours (or 90 quarter hours) of credits from an accredited college or university with six semester or nine quarter hours in courses related directly to child care and/or child development, from birth to age six
  • One year (1560 clock hours) of child development experience in a nursery school, kindergarten, or licensed daycare center and 30 semester hours (or 45 quarter hours) of credits from an accredited college or university with six semester or nine quarter hours in courses related directly to child care and/or child development, from birth to age six.

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Lead Preschool Teacher

We are seeking staff for our new Childcare center.

Qualifications:

  • Early childhood teachers shall be at least 19 years of age
  • Early childhood teachers shall have a high school diploma or equivalency certificate (GED)
  • The early childhood teacher responsible for a group of children that includes infants, toddler or preschool-age children shall have achieved
  • Sixty semester hours (or 90 quarter hours) of credits from an accredited college or university with six semester or nine quarter hours in courses related directly to child care and/or child development, from birth to age six
  • One year (1560 clock hours) of child development experience in a nursery school, kindergarten, or licensed daycare center and 30 semester hours (or 45 quarter hours) of credits from an accredited college or university with six semester or nine quarter hours in courses related directly to child care and/or child development, from birth to age six.

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Assistant Daycare Teacher

We are seeking staff for our new Childcare center.

Qualifications:

  • Early childhood shall have a high school diploma or equivalency certificate (GED)
  • Early childhood assistants shall work under the direct supervision of an early childhood teacher or school-age worker and shall not assume full responsibility for a group of children.
  • School-age assistants shall work under the direct supervision of a school-age worker and shall not assume full responsibility for a group of children

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Before & After Childcare Counselor

We are seeking staff for before and after-school child care.

  • Qualifications: Must be 18 years or older, have a high school diploma or GED, must pass a background check, must have reliable transportation, experience with child care preferred
  • Certified in First Aid and CPR or be willing to complete training
  • Complete necessary training as mandated by the state of Illinois
  • Status: Part-time, 25-30 hours per week
  • Rate: TBD
  • Applications will be taken until positions are filled.

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Healthy Living Director

Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent.
  2. One to two years related experience preferred.
  3. Requirements within 60 days of hire include completion of: Child Abuse; CPR; First Aid; AED; and Orientation.
  4. Completion of YMCA program-specific certifications as they relate to Health and Wellness.
  5. Residency Requirements:  Must live or relocate within 30 minutes of our location.

Position Summary:

Develops, organizes and implements high quality YMCA Health and Wellness programs.

 

Essential Functions:

  1. Manages, directs and coordinates any Health and Wellness programs including: Special Events related to Health & Wellness, Active Preschool, Youth, Teen and Senior healthy living and nutrition programs.  Ensures high quality programs continue and establishes new program activities. Expands programs within the community in accordance with strategic and operating plans.
  2. Develops, implements, and manages Health, Wellness, Nutrition and Fitness department plans to promote program and/or membership growth for the YMCA. Executes strategies to ensure that members and/or program participants connect with one another and connect with the YMCA.
  3. Develops and coordinates partnerships with Police, Fire and other third-party organizations that may require fitness testing.  Updates and maintains documentation and trains staff appropriately.
  4. Coordinates staff trainings and certifications including YMCA ACE certification/ACE certification for Personal Trainers and necessary training for Fitness Instructors.
  5. Regularly updates personal training certificates and can sub for staff when necessary.
  6. Administration of YUSA National Diabetes Prevention Program according to grant requirements. 
  7. Develops and distributes cycling, and group exercise schedules. 
  8. Facilitates equipment repairs, routine maintenance, and overall cleanliness within the Wellness Center. 
  9. Ensures that program standards are met, and safety procedures are followed.
  10. Assists in the marketing and distribution of assigned program information and may organize and schedule program registrations.
  11. Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with community organizations. Assists in YMCA fundraising activities and special events.
  12. Responds to all member and community inquiries and complaints in a timely manner.
  13. Assists with Program Committee meetings.
  14. Compiles program statistics. Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of and participation in the program.

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Communications Specialist

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Degree in Communication or equivalent experience
  • Strong skills in the ability to interact, work with, and motivate people in a positive manner; excellent written and verbal communication skills required.
  • Demonstrated skills in customer service, public relations, organizational skills, communications, and computer knowledge.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office; photo and video-editing software is an asset.
  • Experience in web design and content production is a plus.
  • Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills and demonstrated professionalism in both attitude and appearance.
  • Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.
  • CPR AED certifications, Child Abuse Prevention, Bloodborne Pathogen, and Kankakee Area YMCA New Employee Orientation and Listen to First training within 90 days of hire date.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Marketing and Communication Specialist is an integral part of the team to build our brand’s awareness through the development and implementation of the Y’s marketing strategies and communication processes, both external and internal that will drive enrollment for our programs and services, increase our member engagement, and strengthen our relationships with community partners and our donors. The Coordinator will also support all aspects of fundraising that leads to an increase in donors and contributions including solicitation of members for the annual support campaign, grants, and special events.

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Welcome Center

Job Description: Looking for individuals to work at the Welcome Center, checking members in, and interacting with those that come into the building.

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Custodian

Job Description: Cleans and sanitizes assigned areas, including such duties as mopping, dusting, and trash removal. May complete duties related to window washing, meeting set up, pool cleaning, snow removal, grounds keeping, and other related responsibilities.

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Sports Officials

Job Description: We are looking for sports officials to officiate youth basketball and women's adult volleyball. Must be 18 years of age or older, preferred knowledge of sports must pass a background check, must have reliable transportation, certified officials preferred but certification not necessary

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CONSIDER YOUR CAREER

Why do you work? Who do you serve? What do you want in life?

These are important questions to ask yourself whether you're beginning work or changing your career.

The Kankakee Area YMCA offers engaging full and part-time careers!  As the largest community service organization in the country, the goal of the YMCA is to serve our communities. The YMCA is a place where you can be a part of something bigger than yourself. You will grow and develop your career and your character while serving God, your team, and your community.

Being a part of the YMCA allows you to be confident that you are working for a stable and reputable organization. The Kankakee Area YMCA began in 1894 and now serves over 22,000 individuals in Kankakee County.  The Kankakee Area YMCA's strategic plan is centered on improving the health and wellbeing of all people. You can help the YMCA make positive changes where we live, work and play.

Areas of Career Service

  • Aquatics – lifeguards, swim instructors, coaches
  • Child Care/Education – camp counselors, after-school counselors, program directors
  • Community Development – family advocates, social workers, volunteer coordinators
  • Financial Development – fundraisers, advocates
  • Health and Wellness – fitness instructors, personal trainers, lifestyle coaches, group exercise instructors
  • Membership – member service representatives
  • Sports – referees, coaches, program directors
  • Support Functions – specialists in marketing, accounting, human resources, maintenance and information services

Career Paths

There are a wide variety of career options at the YMCA depending on individual goals.  There is always room for advancement.  Progression steps in various departments may include associate, coordinator, director, senior director and executive.

Training

The YMCA of the USA offers numerous trainings for career development. Offerings include mandatory trainings in safety and service as well as technical trainings, leadership development and accreditation courses that are recognized nationally.

Nationwide Vacancy List

The YMCA offers you the opportunity to find meaningful work that offers rich rewards; build a better future for yourself and for kids, families and your community; work with people who thrive in a values-based environment of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility; and make a difference in the lives of those around you.

You Belong at the Y! Search the YMCA Nationwide Vacancy List for available opportunities.

Diversity

We value the diversity of our employees and our members. Our goal is to connect and engage people to enhance lives and build community. As a United Way member agency, we serve over 13,000 individuals in Kankakee County with a continuum of educational and recreational programs that foster growth in spirit, mind and body. Diverse employees provide the opportunity to serve our members with an astounding array of skill and talent. The Kankakee Area YMCA is an equal opportunity employer.

Benefits

The Kankakee Area YMCA offers competitive pay, excellent benefits and opportunities for advancement.

Part-time Benefits:

  • Free individual membership
  • Program discounts
  • 403B Savings plan
  • Retirement program for eligible associates

Full-time Benefits:

  • Free family membership
  • Program discounts
  • Medical, dental and life insurance
  • 403B Savings plan
  • Retirement program - 12% of salary contributed annually by the organization starting after 2 years of service
Current Openings
  • Sports Officials
  • Custodians
  • Lifeguards
  • Swim Instructors
  • Personal Trainers
  • Group Fitness Instructor
  • School Age Worker