Gallatin Valley YMCA
Gallatin Valley YMCA
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Volunteer/Employment

The Gallatin Valley YMCA is a vibrant organization filled with a fun and dynamic group of dedicated staff and volunteers that are commited to building strong kids, strong families and a strong community. As the leading nonprofit for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y works side-by-side with our neighbors every day to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. To do our important work, the Y relies on support from members, donors, volunteers and community leaders.
When you are involved with the Y, you help bring about lasting personal and social change. Whether you want to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve you or your family's health and well-being, or give back and support your neighbors, your involvement with the Y will positively impact those in your community.

Careers

Summer Day Camp Counselor

Job Title: Summer Adventure Day Camp Counselor
Reports to: Camp Coordinator/ Site Coordinator
Pay Range: $10.00-$10.75 per hour DOE
Training Dates: June 1st-3rd, June 6th
Summer Camp Dates: June 11th-August 24th, Monday-Fridays

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. Provides direct supervision of a group of children in a seasonal day camp. Creates positive, nurturing relationships with children, while building cooperative relationships with parents/caregivers. Promotes and supports the potential of all youth in programs and facilitates peer-to-peer connections as part of the overall camp experience.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
1. Supervises a group of children.
2. Plans and implements program activities that are culturally relevant, developmentally appropriate and consistent with YMCA values.
3. Adheres to program standards including safety and cleanliness standards.
4. Attends staff meetings and trainings.
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 other staff. Models relationship-building skills in all interactions.
7. Performs other duties as assigned.

YMCA COMPETENCIES (Leader):
Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Ys values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Recruits volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them. Supports fund-raising.
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 and writes 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 member experience. Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work and actively participates in meetings. Follows budgeting policies and procedures, and reports all financial irregularities immediately. Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members.
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; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.

QUALIFICATIONS:
1. High school graduate or equivalent; one year or more of college preferred.
2. Previous experience working with children preferably in a day camp setting
3. Experience preferred in one or more of the following areas: outdoor living, archery, boating, camping, songs/music, skits, sports, aquatics, recreational games, etc…
4. At least 18 years of age (The age minimum may be higher depending on state law and YMCA policies.)
5. CPR, First Aid, AED certifications and Child Abuse Prevention training within 30 days of hire date.
6. Previous experience with diverse populations preferred.

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 plan, lead and participate in a range of activities in a variety of outdoor/indoor settings.

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume to: droberts@gallatinvalleyymca.org

Summer Sports Counselor


Job Title: Summer Sports Camp Counselor
Pay Rate: $9.00/hr
FLSA Status: Part-time Non-Exempt (approx. 30-35 hrs/week)
Reports to: Sports & Recreation Director Start Date: May 2017
POSITION SUMMARY:
The Summer Sports Camp Counselor implements summer sports camp activities, while supporting the Sports & Recreation Director in leading efforts to create an environment for healthy positive child development and strong family relationships. Provides direct supervision of a group of children aged 6-10 in summer sports camps, while providing a quality experience
to children and parents focused on YMCA core values: Honesty, Respect, Responsibility, and Caring.

SEE OUR "FORMS" TAB FOR A FULL JOB DESCRIPTION AND INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLY

Early Childhood Associate Teacher

Hourly: 32-40 hrs/week during center operation
Reports to: Early Learning Director
Pay Scale: $8.50 - $9.75/hour

POSITION SUMMARY:
Collaborates with and supports primary teacher. Provides direction for the program and classroom, and implements program curriculum. Provides a quality experience to children and parents that focuses on the YMCA values: honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  1. Implements curriculum within the established guidelines.
  2. Designs and implements daily lesson/activity plans.
  3. Supervises the children, classroom, and all activities.
  4. Makes ongoing, systematic observations and evaluations of each child.
  5. Conducts parent conferences, and maintains positive relationships and effective communication 
  6. with parents. Engages parents as volunteers. 
  7. Maintains program site and equipment.
  8. Maintains required program records.
  9. Attends and participates in family nights, program activities, staff meetings, and staff professional development opportunities.
  10. Helps make ongoing, systematic observations and evaluations of each child as needed. 
  11. Maintains individual portfolios for children to monitor progress and assessment records.
  12. Completes required cleaning and organizing of the classroom and center to maintain program site and equipment. 
  13. Maintains required program records.
  14. Participates in required annual training to continue to grow as an educator and professional. 
  15. Attends and participates in family nights, program activities, staff meetings, and staff professional development opportunities.
  16. Collaborate with fellow teachers, YMCA staff and colleagues.
  17. Change diapers/or soiled undergarments of infants and toddlers.
  18. Help with mealtimes and snacks for children. Ensures dietary restrictions of children in the classroom are known to all staff and/volunteers. 
  19. Additional duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:
  1. Bachelor’s Degree or Associate Degree in related Field or a Child Development Credential or at least 2 years of experience in a licensed child care facility and high school diploma or GED.
  2. At least 18 years of age.
  3. Must be able to pass a Criminal Background Check and provide proof of current MMR and TDap Vaccinations.
  4. Infant/Child/Adult CPR, First Aid and AED certifications within 30 days of hire date.
  5. Minimum one year Previous experience working with children in a developmental setting preferred.
  6. Ability to plan, organize and implement age-appropriate/developmentally appropriate 
  7. program activities.
  8. Previous experience with diverse populations. Ability to develop positive, authentic relationships 
  9. with people from different backgrounds.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Ability to plan, lead and participate in activities.

TO APPLY:
Email or mail Resume and Cover Letter to Emily Cuyle; Early Learning Director
Gallatin Valley YMCA
Attn: Emily Cuyle
PO Box 10158
Bozeman, MT 59718
eld@gallatinvalleyymca.org

Position open until filled

Youth Sports Staff

Youth Sports Staff
Pay Rate: $10/hr
FLSA Status: Part-time Non-Exempt (approx. 6-10 hrs/week) Start Date: January 2018
Reports to: Sports & Recreation Director

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Youth Sports Staff is responsible for direct leadership within various youth sports programs for the Gallatin Valley YMCA while supporting the Sports & Recreation Director in leading efforts to create an environment for healthy positive child development and strong family relationships. They will provide direct supervision of a group of children aged 6-13 during the sports activities, while providing a quality experience to children and parents focused on YMCA core values: Honesty, Respect, Responsibility, and Caring.


SEE OUR "FORMS" TAB FOR A FULL JOB DESCRIPTION AND INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLY

ReFuel After School Instructor

Pay Rate: $10/hr
(approx. 8 hrs/week)
Reports to: Director of Healthy Living

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Gallatin Valley YMCA is looking for an enthusiastic, caring individual to help aid our ReFuel After School Coordinator. This individual will help children be active, instruct a variety or wellness activities, and teach teamwork and responsibility.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  1. Develops, organizes and implements high quality youth wellness activities. 
  2. Supervises a group of children with a creative, fun, and positive attitude. 
  3. Implement program activities and curriculum that is program relevant, developmentally appropriate, and are consistent with YMCA values. 
  4. Adheres to program standards including safety and cleanliness standards.
  5. Attends staff meetings and trainings. 
  6. Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention, and emergencies
  7. Maintain positive relations and effective communication with parents and other staff. Models relationship-building skills in all interactions. 
QUALIFICATIONS:
  1. Pursuing Bachelors Degree in related field (Sports Management, Physical Education, Exercise Science, etc.) preferred.
  2. Background and experience in sports, physical education, and/or exercise science.
  3. Higher level of understanding in regard to physical fitness and sports at various age levels developmentally.
  4. Ability to create curriculum and trainings that facilitate age appropriate skills for the youth participating.
  5. Create positive interactions and relationships with youth and families; create an environment of active listening, strong understanding of cultural competency, diversity and inclusion.
  6. At least 18 years of age.
  7. Ability to form positive interactions with youth and families and strong communication skills.
  8. CPR, First Aid, AED certifications and Child Abuse Prevention training within 30 days of hire date.
  9. Must be able to pass a Criminal Background Check.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
  1. Ability to instruct, observe, and participate with participants in activities. 
  2. Ability to lift equipment.
SCHEDULE:
Must be able to work afternoons, Monday through Thursday. The after-school position is at the Gallatin Valley YMCA and in Belgrade, so must have reliable transportation to each site.

TO APPLY:
E-mail a resume and cover letter to Megan Elliott; Director of Healthy Living at hld@gallatinvalleyymca.org or drop off an employment application to the YMCA at 3673 Love Lane Bozeman, MT 59718.

Child Watch Associate

Hourly: 10-15 hrs/week; 6 days per week. Morning, Afternoon, Evening and Saturday morning hours available. Pay: $8.20 - $9.00/hour 


POSITION SUMMARY:
Child Watch Attendants are responsible for providing a safe, caring and enriching environment for our member's children to enjoy while their parents use our YMCA Facility. All Child Watch staff will be responsible for the overall successful day-to-day running of the Y Child Watch program, as well as be responsible for high-quality childcare. Provides a quality experience to children and parents that focuses on the YMCA values: honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  1. Responsible for the safety of the children, classroom, and all activities at all times.
  2. Assures parents are signing in children properly and presenting identification.
  3. Supervises and interacts with children at play. 
  4. Completes required cleaning and organizing of the Child Watch room to maintain program site and equipment. 
  5. Maintains required program records.
  6. Encourage sportsmanship and positive peer interactions
  7. Attend staff meetings and trainings as needed including YMCA provided training 
  8. Respond to questions and concerns from parents and refers them to the Early Learning Director as needed 
  9. Must be able to establish and maintain relationships with other staff members, leaders, volunteers, members, participants, parents, and the general public 
  10. Know, educate and enforce YMCA Child Watch rules and policies to members and parents 
  11. May be responsible for communicating facility needs and concerns to the Early Learning Director immediately 
  12. Know the work schedule and reports to work on time or finds an approved substitute 
  13. Complete timesheet on a daily basis 
  14. Builds positive relationships with members and children in program.
  15. Assume all other duties and assignments deemed appropriate by the Early Learning Director. 
QUALIFICATIONS:
  1. High school diploma or GED.
  2. At least 18 years of age.
  3. Minimum one year previous experience working with children in a developmental setting preferred.
  4. Must be able to pass a Criminal Background Check and provide proof of current MMR and TDap Vaccinations.
  5. Infant/Child/Adult CPR, First Aid and AED certifications within 30 days of hire date.
  6. Child Abuse Prevention training preferred
  7. Ability to plan, organize and implement age-appropriate/developmentally appropriate 
  8. program activities.
  9. Previous experience with diverse populations. Ability to develop positive, authentic relationships 
  10. with people from different backgrounds.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
  1. Must be able to meet minimum requirements and perform functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation 
  2. Must be able to communicate clearly to all children, parents, members and company personnel 
  3. Present a clean, well-groomed appearance 
  4. Ability to walk, stand, and sit (including on the floor) for long periods of time 
  5. Must be able to lift and/or assist children up to 50 pounds in weight. 
  6. Occasionally must be able to lift and carry supplies and equipment weighing up to 20 pounds. 
  7. Frequently may require bending, leaning, kneeling, and walking 

TO APPLY:
Email or mail Resume and Cover Letter to Emily Cuyle; Early Learning Director
Gallatin Valley YMCA
Attn: Emily Cuyle
PO Box 10158
Bozeman, MT 59718
eld@gallatinvalleyymca.org

Position open until filled

Group Exercise Instructor

JOB DESCRIPTION:
The Group Exercise Instructor is integral in creating a positive and encouraging environment welcoming to all YMCA members, while being enthusiastic representative of the Gallatin Valley YMCA. Under the guidance and supervision of the Healthy Living Director, the Instructor is responsible for meeting member’s needs, maintaining a safe environment, and guiding members through group fitness classes. The goal of a Group Instructor is to assist members in building and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The role of the Instructor is to assist members through this process by providing upbeat and positive class experiences, support and motivation. Greets everyone by using names whenever possible; extends thanks whenever appropriate; makes relationship building the number one priority at all times. The position is responsible for ensuring that the mission, purpose, image and core values of the Gallatin Valley YMCA are conveyed.

QUALIFICATIONS:
  1. 18 years of age or older.
  2. High School diploma or GED is required.
  3. YMCA or National Accredited Group Exercise certification is required
  4. Bachelor’s degree in Health Fitness related field is preferred.
  5. The candidate must have working knowledge of all principles of health and fitness.
  6. 2+ years experience teaching group exercise classes
  7. Must possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  8. CPR and First Aid and AED Certification (within 30 days of hire)
  9. Must be willing to work a variety of shifts including mornings, evenings and weekends.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  1. Have an understanding of fitness principles, along with specific experience in strength training, cardiovascular training and overall health and wellness.
  2. Possess the ability to work with varying wellness levels regardless of age, gender, race, socioeconomic status, lifestyle or fitness level.
  3. Create unique and fun fitness classes to teach YMCA members and guests.
  4. Ability to engage in member conversations and build genuine relationships creating a welcoming environment for people from all walks of life.
  5. Initiate feedback with members on wellness floor to answer questions, encourage, motivate and assist in their workouts.
  6. Ability to analyze problems and solve using good judgment and resourcefulness.
  7. Identify members who may be using unsafe or ineffective techniques and make helpful suggestions. Notify Healthy Living Director if there is unsafe behavior observed.
  8. Consistently monitor member feedback and participation in classes and provide information to Healthy Living Director.
  9. Willingness to contact members through personal phone calls or emails, offering wellness participation encouragement.
  10. Regularly check group exercise equipment to ensure proper maintenance.
  11. Maintain working knowledge of wellness and fitness trends to provide effective information and support to members.
  12. Ability to remain calm and positive in stressful situations.
  13. Ability to attend all trainings and meetings as required, even if scheduled outside normal working or regular scheduled hours.
  14. Demonstrate passion, enthusiasm, and commitment to the mission and cause of the YMCA.
  15. Personal computer skills and experience with software is helpful
  16. Meet the standard for attendance, punctuality and dependability; keeping in confidence matters related to office or personnel; and, exercises good judgment around areas of responsibility.
  17. Promote and market YMCA health and wellness programs in the community.

HOW TO APPLY:
Please email resume, cover letter, and three references that can be called to:
Megan Elliott hld@gallatinvalleyymca.org

Volunteers

Want to Give back?
At the Y, we believe that when people come together for a common cause, the whole community is strengthened. When you become a volunteer, you have the opportunity to share your blessings with those who need it most. Whether you mentor a student, coach a team to their personal best or help in the daily office tasks, your time and talent changes lives.
YMCA staff members depend on the extra hands you bring to the various tasks you perform. You bring added value to your area of interest and help make each special event a little better. Our families, our youth and our community look to you as a role model to demonstrate that it is better to give than to receive. We are truly grateful for the time and talent that our many volunteers offer to our community and to your Gallatin Valley YMCA.

ALWAYS NEEDING GREAT VOLUNTEERS!

Volunteer your time, talent or treasure: Do you like to coach? Great…we’ve got a place for you.
Do you like to talk to people? Great we’ve got a place for you.
Would you like to help determine the future of your YMCA? We’ve got a place for you.

The opportunities to help your YMCA give back to the community are truly endless and we are grateful for all of the amazing gifts our community provides in order that we may continue to grow and serve even more needs. Please call our office if you'd like to donate the gift of your time to the Gallatin Valley YMCA. We always have a place for you.
Click below to contact us regarding volunteer and employment opportunities.

Office Location

3673 Love Lane
Bozeman, MT 59718

Mailing Address

PO Box 10158
Bozeman, MT 59719

Phone

406-994-9622

Hours

M-F 5:30am-9pm
Sat 6am-8pm
Sun 12pm-6pm