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PICKLEBALL INSTRUCTOR

Description

Applications are being accepted for a Pickleball Instructor to lead youth, teen, adult, and senior pickleball programs offered through the Ridgewood YMCA.

Instructors work with participants of all ages to help them develop and enhance the fundamental skills of pickleball including serving, basic strokes, footwork, movement to the ball, court positioning, net play, strategy, score keeping, and general knowledge of the game.

We’re looking for dependable individuals who can teach the fundamentals of pickleball while promoting the sport for fun and exercise. You must be able to problem solve and make quick and sound decisions, deal with children, parents, adults, and other staff in a positive, reassuring, courteous, and professional manner, and be committed to enforcing rules and regulations in order to provide a safe and enjoyable atmosphere for all participants and spectators.

Hours may vary based on operational needs. Starting hourly wage will be within the range depending on knowledge, qualifications, training, certifications, and experience.

Job Functions

What you will do with us:

  • Instruct participants on pickleball fundamentals.
  • Perform regular safety checks of playing surface and/or equipment.
  • Supervise participants to ensure rules are adhered to and the safety of all participants and spectators is protected.
  • Maintain effective and consistent communication with program participants, staff, and program supervisor.
  • Organize supplies and equipment.
  • Assist participants, answer basic questions, and provide information.


Qualifications

What you will need to be considered:

  • Previous experience teaching pickleball and demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the game of pickleball in order to teach effectively.
  • Previous experience working in an instructional setting with youth and adults.
  • Previous experience instructing youth and adults in a group lesson setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with participants with varying abilities and skill levels.
  • Ability to provide instructional aids for the participants (preferred).
  • Excellent verbal communication and instructional skills.
  • Physical skill and ability required to instruct others in pickleball fundamentals and the ability to lift/carry materials weighing up to 40 pounds.
  • Ability to teach in an outdoor setting with varying weather conditions.
  • Ability to organize matches based on measured skill level.
  • Or any acceptable equivalent combination of education, experience, and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Contact Deyanara Gonzalez at [email protected] to apply.

BIRTHDAY PARTY COUNSELOR

Description

Applications are being accepted for a part-time Birthday Party Counselor to plan and supervise the outcome of the parties held at the Ridgewood YMCA.

Hours may vary based on operational needs. Starting hourly wage will be within the range depending on knowledge, qualifications, training, certifications, and experience.

Job Functions

What you will do with us:

  • Essential that the Birthday Party Counselor has communicated with Coordinator/Director prior to party or with responsible person for party to ensure the expectations of the party are met.
  • Must have knowledge of emergency procedures.; adhere to policies and procedures when caring for injured party goers; report all incidents.
  • Promote a professional image, maintain a clean and safe environment and actively engage, orient and assist all program participants.
  • Must arrive prior to the beginning of the party and ensure all equipment and party materials are set up and there are no safety concerns. Ensure quality of facility by noting any problems, safety concerns, or equipment disrepair. Ensure room and equipment cleanliness.
  • Conduct party in a safe, engaging manner. Redirect behavior in a positive, encouraging manner, engaging parent/guardian if need be to ensure safety is always a priority as well as all participants having a positive experience.
  • Display a pleasant, cheerful, enthusiastic and approachable manner. Serve as a role model; display good sportsmanship; maintain a positive attitude about the YMCA; use appropriate language; and follow YMCA rules and regulations
  • Ensure that support staff are aware of their responsibilities and are carrying them out in a positive manner.
  • Communicate with the services staff for any building issues that may arise.
  • Communicate any issues or accidents to the appropriate Director or Coordinator.
  • Ensure the equipment and supplies are neatly put away at conclusion of the event and the room is returned to operational standards provided by supervisor.
  • Accurately clock in and out of timekeeping system.


Other Duties and Requirements

What you will need to be considered:

  • Maintaining a clean, well-groomed appearance while on duty and keeping in compliance with the Association and Department Dress Code Policy
  • A continued commitment to member satisfaction by ensuring excellent Member Experience·
  • Maintaining the safety of all members and staff by identifying and correcting risk situations, writing incident reports, etc.
  • Ensuring the overall cleanliness of the facility
  • A commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
  • Keeping the children in the care of the Ridgewood YMCA and participating in programming within the branch safe from harm and reporting signs and suspicions of abuse when necessary to the requisite state agency.
  • At least 16 years old, high school graduate or equivalent with experience working with children.
  • Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience and experience working with children.
  • Ability to deal effectively with inappropriate behavior and recognize hazard situations.
  • Exhibit strong leadership skills; possess a passion for member service, building and maintaining a culture of member service excellence
  • Acquire and maintain the following certifications, will/can be provided during training:
  • CPR Pro/AED/O2 (valid 2 years unless otherwise noted)
  • First Aid (valid 2 years unless otherwise noted)
  • Pediatric First Aid (valid 2 years unless otherwise noted)
  • Redwoods Online Training

Contact Deyanara Gonzalez at [email protected] to apply.

PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT STAFF

Description

Applications are being accepted for part-time Parent’s Night Out staff at the Ridgewood YMCA.

Hours may vary based on operational needs. Starting hourly wage will be within the range depending on knowledge, qualifications, training, certifications, and experience.

Job Functions

What you will do with us:

  • Must have knowledge of emergency procedures.; adhere to policies and procedures when caring for injured participants report all incidents.
  • Promote a professional image, maintain a clean and safe environment and actively engage, orient and assist all program participants.
  • Must arrive prior to the beginning of the shift and ensure all equipment and materials are set up and there are no safety concerns. Ensure quality of facility by noting any problems, safety concerns, or equipment disrepair. Ensure room and equipment cleanliness.
  • Conduct activities in a safe, engaging manner. Redirect behavior in a positive, encouraging manner, engaging parent/guardian if need be to ensure safety is always a priority as well as all participants having a positive experience.
  • Display a pleasant, cheerful, enthusiastic and approachable manner. Serve as a role model; display good sportsmanship; maintain a positive attitude about the YMCA; use appropriate language; and follow YMCA rules and regulations
  • Ensure that support staff are aware of their responsibilities and are carrying them out in a positive manner.
  • Communicate with the services staff for any building issues that may arise.
  • Communicate any issues or accidents to the appropriate Director or Coordinator.
  • Ensure the equipment and supplies are neatly put away at conclusion of the event and the room is returned to operational standards provided by supervisor.
  • Accurately clock in and out of timekeeping system.

Other Duties and Requirements

What you will need to be considered:

  • Maintaining a clean, well-groomed appearance while on duty and keeping in compliance with the Association and Department Dress Code Policy
  • A continued commitment to member satisfaction by ensuring excellent Member Experience·
  • Maintaining the safety of all members and staff by identifying and correcting risk situations, writing incident reports, etc.
  • Ensuring the overall cleanliness of the facility
  • A commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
  • Keeping the children in the care of the Ridgewood YMCA and participating in programming within the branch safe from harm and reporting signs and suspicions of abuse when necessary to the requisite state agency.
  • At least 16 years old, high school graduate or equivalent with experience working with children.
  • Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience and experience working with children.
  • Ability to deal effectively with inappropriate behavior and recognize hazard situations.
  • Exhibit strong leadership skills; possess a passion for member service, building and maintaining a culture of member service excellence

Acquire and maintain the following certifications, will/can be provided during training:

  • CPR Pro/AED/O2 (valid 2 years unless otherwise noted)
  • First Aid (valid 2 years unless otherwise noted)
  • Pediatric First Aid (valid 2 years unless otherwise noted)
  • Redwoods Online Training

Contact Deyanara Gonzalez at [email protected] to apply.

MEMBERSHIP SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE

Part Time

The Member Service Representative 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. Sell membership and programs to current or prospective member.
This position is the main point of contact for the entire membership base. 

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Contact Megan Nayden at [email protected] to apply.

SPORTS & CONDITIONING COACH

Part Time

Provide Small Group Training with adults and teens in our new state of the are outdoor facility.

Contact Lorna Deveaux at [email protected] to apply.

PERSONAL TRAINERS

Part Time

The Personal Trainer will design and deliver safe, fun dynamic and effective personal training sessions. The incumbent will understand all programs and services offered by the YMCA and see to provide safe and appropriate fitness information and instruction to members.

Contact Lorna Deveaux at [email protected] to apply.

FITNESS CENTER FLOOR STAFF

Part Time

The floor staff provides outstanding member service and helps supervise all fitness areas.  The incumbent will understand all programs and services offered by the YMCA and seek to provide safe and appropriate fitness information and instruction to members.

Contact Lorna Deveaux at [email protected] to apply.

GROUP FITNESS CLASS INSTRUCTORS

Part Time

  • Barre
  • Yoga
  • Conditioning
  • HIIT
  • Dance
  • Boot Camp
  • Cycle

Contact Lorna Deveaux at [email protected] to apply.

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]

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 Deyanara Gonzalez 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.

Submit application to Michael Oldham at [email protected]

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. 

Submit application to Michael Oldham at [email protected]

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