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Here at the Y, we’re focused on nurturing the potential of every child, improving the nation’s health and well-being and providing support to our neighbors. By joining our team you’ll be inspired to make a difference every day… in a job that matters.

ASSISTANT SWIM TEAM COACH

Part Time

The YMCA is seeking experienced and dedicated coaches to help provide leadership, instruction and motivation for the participants in our swim team program.  The Y is a leading nonprofit for strengthening community, and the nation’s largest provider of swimming instruction to increase skills, safety, and confidence of swimmers both in- and out of the water.  Give back to your community, help us empower our swimmers – join us!

Skills and Experience:

  • Requirements:
    • Must be at least 18 years of age; have high school diploma; experience in swim team and/or coaching; knowledge of skill and stroke development.
    • Must complete state-mandated concussion training immediately and keep certification current (renews every 3 years).
    • Certifications: American Red Cross CPR and First Aid for the Professional Rescuer, AED, and O2 certification.
    • Current YUSA coaches safety training or Lifeguard certifications; must have completed Principles of Competitive Swimming and Diving (e-learning from the YMCA LCDC.)
    • Must be able to demonstrate swim team coach skills in accordance with YMCA standards. ASCA level 2 preference but not required. Preferred minimum 3 years experience with either age group, junior and/or senior level athletes. Strong preference to those with a developmental and age group background. Ability to work weekend swim meets, afternoons during the week and occasionally early morning workouts as needed by the staff.
  • Ideal characteristics:
    • Self starter
    • Collaborative coaching
    • Ability to think outside the box
    • Passionate about YMCA swimming
  • ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS include the following, other duties may be assigned:
    • Thinks, communicates and behaves as a cause-driven leader and role model for other staff and members when it comes to desired staff behaviors; promotes youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility in all job-related functions.
    • Provide assistance to the Director of Competitive Swimming as well as all lead coaches, in creating a competitive team environment focused on developing high caliber athletes and young people. This includes incorporating the values of equal participation, family involvement, working toward individual goals, keeping winning in perspective, teaching fair play and good sportsmanship, and working with the whole person – spirit, mind, and body.
    • Leads by example while adhering to YMCA policies, and being a role model both on and off the pool deck.
    • Assists in the assessment of each swimmer and provides them with appropriate instruction and assists the lead coaches in creating competitive event assignments.
    • Provides instruction, coaching and feedback to all swimmers during practices and meets that reflects the belief statements of YMCA competitive swimming.
    • Assists in the development of the practice workout regimens to be used for each skill level group.
    • Builds effective, authentic relationships with swimmers and their parents; helps them connect with each other and the YMCA. Encourages parent involvement and identifies potential volunteers.
    • Works with the Director of Competitive Swimming to identify and develop practice and meet schedules; considerations for schedules include balancing needs of the team program with the general membership of the Y.
    • Conveys information about swim team programs and schedules to swimmers and parents.
    • Maintains records as required (i.e. attendance, progress reports, meet results, team records, qualifying times, etc.)
    • Assists the Director of Competitive Swimming VP of Aquatics to secure necessary supplies needed to host home swim meets; this includes but is not limited to: timing devices and equipment.
    • Remains current in knowledge of, and operates within YMCA swimming rules and regulations.
    • Attends league meetings, staff meetings and trainings and special events as scheduled.
    • Follows all YMCA policies, rules, regulations and procedures, including emergency and safety procedures. Completes incident and accident reports as necessary.
    • Organizes and puts away equipment used in practices and meets. Reports damaged equipment.,
 

Submit application to Michael Oldham at [email protected]

AQUATICS COORDINATOR

Seasonal, Full Time Hourly: $18/hr

Working under the supervision of the VP Of Aquatics and Strategic Partnerships to ensure a safe and positive environment for all YMCA members and guests. This position ensures that staff are able to work in a well-organized and productive environment, programs are running efficiently, and that our Aquatics departments continue to meet the needs of the community.

Skills and Experience:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age and have HS diploma and previous teaching experience.
  • Certifications: CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED, Basic First Aid and Emergency Oxygen, Lifeguarding required.
  • Within 6 months of hire: YMCA Swim Lessons Instructor certification and American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor certification.
  • Passionate belief in the Y’s cause of nurturing the potential of all youth, supporting healthy living for all people and finding ways to help and support our neighbors.
  • Understanding of the nature and purpose of the YMCA and the respective roles of volunteers and staff.
  • Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.
  • Proven track record of developing authentic relationships with others.
  • Ability to foster a collaborative team approach to solving challenging situations.

Submit application to Michael Oldham at [email protected]

WATERFRONT HEAD LIFEGUARD

Seasonal, Full Time Hourly: $18/hr

Working under the supervision of the VP Of Aquatics and Strategic Partnerships to ensure a safe and positive environment for all patrons at the Waterfront Facility. This position ensures that staff are able to work in a well-organized and productive environment, receive high quality training to perform their roles at a high level, and coordinate with Parks and Recreation staff to create a positive and safe waterfront facility.

Skills and Experience:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age and have HS diploma and previous teaching experience.
  • Certifications: CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED, Basic First Aid and Emergency Oxygen, Bloodborne Pathogens, Lifeguarding and Waterfront Lifeguarding required (or able to attain before season begins).
  • Passionate belief in the Y’s cause of nurturing the potential of all youth, supporting healthy living for all people and finding ways to help and support our neighbors.
  • Understanding of the nature and purpose of the YMCA and the respective roles of volunteers and staff.
  • Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.
  • Proven track record of developing authentic relationships with others.
  • Ability to foster a collaborative team approach to solving challenging situations.

Submit application to Michael Oldham at [email protected]

WATERFRONT ASSISTANT HEAD LIFEGUARD

Seasonal, Full Time Hourly: $16-$17/hr

Working under the supervision of the VP Of Aquatics and Strategic Partnerships and the Waterfront Head Lifeguard to ensure a safe and positive environment for all patrons at the Waterfront Facility. This position ensures that staff are able to work in a well-organized and productive environment, receive high quality training to perform their roles at a high level, and coordinate with Parks and Recreation staff to create a positive and safe waterfront facility.

Skills and Experience:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age and have HS diploma and previous teaching experience.
  • Certifications: CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED, Basic First Aid and Emergency Oxygen, Bloodborne Pathogens, Lifeguarding and Waterfront Lifeguarding required (or able to attain prior to season start).
  • Passionate belief in the Y’s cause of nurturing the potential of all youth, supporting healthy living for all people and finding ways to help and support our neighbors.
  • Understanding of the nature and purpose of the YMCA and the respective roles of volunteers and staff.
  • Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.
  • Proven track record of developing authentic relationships with others.
  • Ability to foster a collaborative team approach to solving challenging situations

Submit application to Michael Oldham at [email protected]

MEMBER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE

Part Time position (4:00PM-8:00PM).  Staff member at Ridgewood Y Welcome Center is responsible for meeting the needs of Y members, guests and program participants for the express purposes of making each visit to the Y a welcoming, inclusive and a positive experience. This position is the main point of contact for the entire membership base. Active work environment need ability to multitask while staying positive and upbeat.

PRESCHOOL TEACHERS

The Ridgewood Y is looking for lead and assistant teachers for our new Preschool program. Teachers must be an energetic, self-starter, self-motivated and mission-driven professional, to support day-to-day classroom functions, implementing curriculum, supervising children in our very first preschool program. Must be at least 18 years of age.

Lead Teacher job description

Assistant Teacher job description

Submit application to Melanie Hooban at [email protected]

LIFEGUARDS

Immediate opening for mornings, afternoons and evenings. Must have current CPR/AED/First Aid/Lifeguarding certification. Must be at least 16 years of age, but will consider a mature 15 year old with proper certifications. Salary negotiable. 

*LIFEGUARD TRAINING CLASS offered periodically by Ridgewood Y.

SWIM INSTRUCTORS

Openings for weekday afternoons and weekends. Must be at least 16 years of age with strong swimming skills and prior experience. Competitive salary. 

We are an equal opportunity employer for youth development, health living and social responsibility.