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

Membership Representative

Hourly: Part Time 15-35hours/week
Pay Scale: $9 - $11/hour

POSITION SUMMARY
Under supervision of the Membership Director, the Membership Representative delivers excellent service to all members, program participants, donors, volunteers, and guests of the Gallatin Valley YMCA. Responds to member and guest needs, promotes memberships and programs, and maintains cleanliness and organization of area and systems. Has passion, enthusiasm, and is committed to the mission and cause of the YMCA.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
• Builds relationships with members; greet members by name and help members connect with one another and to the YMCA.
• Responsible for member, guest, and participant satisfaction and retention through impeccable member service and practices that promote member engagement.
• Provides membership orientation and facility tours as needed, explains the YMCA mission, volunteer opportunities, our annual and capital campaign, and if interested how to apply for financial assistance.
• Strong interpersonal and communicational skills over the phone, through email, and in person.
• Assist and be very knowledgeable with program and member registration.
• Responsible for the balance and close out of sales/transactions during shift.
• Follow proper check-in procedures for members, guests, day passes, and Nationwide Memberships to ensure that our facility is safe.
• Handle and resolve membership concerns in a timely and professional manner. Inform supervisor of unusual situations or unresolved issues.
• Work with all other Gallatin Valley YMCA departments to provide the best overall experience for participants. Creatively promote YMCA specific programs and activities.
• Follows YMCA policies and procedures; responds to emergency situations.
• Maintain cleanliness of the welcome area, lobby, bathrooms, and locker rooms during shift. May include shoveling snow or mopping entrance.
• Meets the standard for attendance, punctuality and dependability
• Participates in required department, staff and YMCA committee meetings and assists in YMCA fund raising activities and special events.

QUALIFICATIONS:
1. High school diploma and/or equivalent relevant work experience preferred
2. CPR/AED, and First Aid Certification (within 30 days of hire)
3. Excellent communications skills both verbal and written required
4. Exercise good judgment in decision making for situations even when stressful
5. Ability to connect and build genuine relationships with people of diverse backgrounds from all social and economic segments of the community
6. Attention to detail with the ability to multi-task while maintaining excellent customer service
7. Must be accurate in cash handling and able to maintain member confidentiality
8. Uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: ability to take potential members on tours throughout the entire facility, must have the physical ability to act swiftly in an emergency, position will include walking, standing, bending, kneeling, and lifting.

YMCA COMPETENCIES:
Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Y’s core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Recruits members and volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them. Supports fund-raising.
Collaboration: Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions. Values all people for their unique talents and takes an active role in promoting practices that support diversity, inclusion, and cultural competence. Must be able to engage strangers in conversations and make all people feel welcome. Builds authentic relationships in the service of enhancing individual and team performance to support the Y’s work.
Operational Effectiveness: Integrates logic, intuition, and sound judgment to solve problems. Is able to transfer learning from one situation to another. Establishes goals, prioritize tasks, and make thought out decisions. Strives to meet or exceed goals and delivers a high-value experience for members.
Personal Growth: Pursues continual expansion of knowledge and skills. Demonstrates openness to change, new situations, obstacles, and opportunities. Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths, and limitations. Shares new insights.

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

The YMCA is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

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

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.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Teach youth flag football and basketball according to general rules of the sport as well as any rules specific to the Gallatin Valley YMCA.
2. Set up the fields and courts to regulations specific to YMCA rules.
3. Assists in developing, organizing and implementing a high quality summer sports camps
4. Supervises a group of children with a creative, fun, and positive attitude.
5. Complete all training deemed necessary by the Gallatin Valley YMCA in order to preform well in this job and receive all certificates necessary for this job.
6. Show up to scheduled games and camp on time and stay throughout the shift unless prior arrangements have been made with the Sports & Recreation Director.
7. Assist/run teen co-ed teen sports tournaments once a month.
8. Adhere to program standards including safety and cleanliness standards.
9. Attends staff meetings and trainings as scheduled.
10. Follows all YMCA policies, rules, regulations and procedures, including emergency and safety procedures. Completes incident and accident reports as necessary.
11. Perform other duties as assigned.
YMCA COMPETENCIES (Leader):
Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Y’s 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. Knowledge and experience participating and/or officiating flag football and basketball games.
2. Background and experience in sports, physical education, and/or exercise science.
3. Create positive interactions and relationships with youth, families, and coaches; create an environment of active listening, strong understanding of cultural competency, diversity and inclusion.
4. Ability to create curriculum and trainings that facilitate age appropriate skills for the youth participating.
5. Must be able to demonstrate the ability to control all aspects of a flag football, a basketball game, and a sports tournament.
6. Must be in reasonably good physical condition and able to work extended periods of time on his/ her feet.
7. At least 18 years of age.
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. Must be able to participate in the sports they are teaching as well as lifting any equipment necessary for each individual program.

SCHEDULE:
Must be able to work a combination of weekdays/nights, weekends and some holidays.

TO APPLY:
E-mail a resume and cover letter to the Sports & Recreation Director at sportsdir@gallatinvalleyymca.org or drop off an employment application to the YMCA at 3673 Love Ln Bozeman, MT 59718.

Youth Basketball Referee

Pay Rate: $10/hr
(approx. 4-6 hrs/week)
Reports to: Sports & Recreation Director

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Youth Basketball Referee is responsible for officiating youth basketball games for the Gallatin Valley YMCA Fall & Winter Basketball Leagues.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  1. Regular attendance and punctuality. 
  2. Officiate youth basketball according to general rules of the sport as well as any rules specific to the Gallatin Valley YMCA.
  3. Set up basketball courts and hoops to regulations specific to YMCA rules. 
  4. Complete all training deemed necessary by the Gallatin Valley YMCA in order to preform well in this job and receive all certificates necessary for this job. 
  5. Show up to schedule games on time and stay throughout the shift unless prior arrangements have been made with the Sports & Recreation Director. 
  6. Attends staff meetings and training's as scheduled.
  7. Follows all YMCA policies, rules, regulations and procedures, including emergency and safety procedures. Completes incident and accident reports as necessary.
QUALIFICATIONS:
Certifications: CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED and Basic First Aid
Knowledge and experience participating and/or officiating basketball games.
Must be able to demonstrate to work well with children of all ages as well as parents and coaches.
Must be able to demonstrate the ability to control all aspects of a basketball game.
Must be in reasonably good physical condition and able to work extended periods of time on his/ her feet.
Must be able to pass a Criminal Background Check.
At least 18 years of age.

PHYSCIAL DEMANDS:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; run; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or control; reach with hands and arms; and taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and talk or hear.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 lbs.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

SCHEDULE:
Must be able to work Saturday mornings and afternoons.

TO APPLY:
E-mail a resume and cover letter to sportsdir@gallatinvalleyymca.org or drop off an employment application to the YMCA at 3673 Love Ln Bozeman, MT 59718.

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

Ballroom Dance Instructor

Pay Rate: $10/hr
(approx. 4-6 hrs/week)
Reports to: Sports & Recreation Director
Start Date: January 2018

POSITION SUMMARY:
Provides direct leadership, instruction and motivation for students in dance classes.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  1. Instructs ballroom dance lessons for adults within YMCA guidelines.
  2. Develop lesson plans for lessons including stretching, across the floor technique and new routines.
  3. Choreograph multiple dance routines throughout each session.
  4. Builds effective, authentic relationships with students and parents; helps them connect with each other and the YMCA. 
  5. Conveys information on dance programs, proper attire, student or adult progress and schedules and as appropriate refers students and adults to other programs.
  6. Maintains records as required (i.e. attendance, participant progress etc.).
  7. Attends staff meetings and trainings as scheduled.
  8. Follows all YMCA policies, rules, regulations and procedures, including emergency and safety procedures. Completes incident and accident reports as necessary.
  9. Organizes and puts away needed class equipment. Reports damaged equipment.

QUALIFICATIONS:
  1. Certifications: CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED and Basic First Aid
  2. Must be able to demonstrate dance instructor skills in accordance with YMCA standards.
  3. At least 18 years of age.
  4. Ability to instruct and observe participants in proper dance techniques.
  5. Ability to lift equipment.
SCHEDULE:
Must be able to work Monday evenings.

TO APPLY:
E-mail a resume and cover letter to sportsdir@gallatinvalleyymca.org or drop off an employment application to the YMCA at 3673 Love. Ln, Bozeman, MT 59718

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