Employment Opportunities

Our mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all and bring our core values to life. Our culture is welcoming and open, a place where you can belong and become. We value you and embrace your individuality. We believe in your potential to become a catalyst for good. We support you in your journey to develop your potential. Above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you.

If you have any questions, please call (503) 581-9622 or email Human Resources.

 

Community Engagement Coordinator

Position Summary:
This position works with and alongside a strong leadership team to support the work of the Y. The Community Engagement Coordinator plays a critical role in stewarding and communicating the Y’s brand with community members, donors, and partners. This position will provide a supporting role to the Resource Development Director and act as the team lead for communications and community relations. The Family YMCA of Marion and Polk Counties intentionally fosters a cause-centered culture that is welcoming, genuine, hopeful, and nurturing, while building the community’s understanding of the YMCA’s impact. 

Essential Functions
Communications:

  • Coordinate and facilitate print and electronic collateral (appeal letters, annual report, etc.)
  • Establishes contacts with media representatives and writes and submits press releases when appropriate. Maintains updated files of YMCA’s media relations (both press and electronic).
  • Oversee adherence to YMCA Brand standards across the organization and its programs.
  • Update and maintain website content.
  • Organize and provide social media content. 

Resource Development:

  • Alongside the Resource Development Director, implement the YMCA monthly giving campaign.
  • Under the direction of the Resource Development Director, provide support for YMCA special events and fundraisers. 
  • Identifies and builds relationships with internal and/or external partners or key stakeholders, such as service groups, community organizations or companies, to support programs or projects. 
  • Act as liaison for the YMCA Community Outreach and Engagement Committee. 

Entry Requirements 

  • Bachelor's degree in related field preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience required. 
  • Must have strong interpersonal communications skills, be flexible and willing to adapt quickly, be able to perform under pressure, and work collaboratively with a team. 
  • Previous professional experience in communications, marketing, and fundraising preferred. 
  • Excellent computer skills and experience with standard business software, Adobe Creative Cloud (including but not limited to Photoshop, InDesign, and Premiere), and Donor Perfect or other donor management software preferred. 
  • Social Media and website management experience preferred.

Full Job Description

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Controller

Position Summary: This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit, charitable organization committed to strengthening the community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. The Controller at the YMCA serves on the CEO’s senior leadership team; oversees and maintains the accounting functions and reporting in both the Accounting and Operation software, the third-party Payroll systems, and managing cash flow for the YMCA business operations and initiatives.

Essential Functions:

  • Oversees and prepares monthly financial analysis and reports and provides budgetary guidance to executive and operating staff. Works closely with executive staff on programming issues. Prepares specific recommendations and reports on demand.
  • Reviews, updates, and/or develops internal control systems for the YMCA and works closely with third-party auditors. Provides recommendations for improvement.
  • Manages the staff and oversees the operations of the accounting and other assigned departments. 
  • Oversees all risk management duties that include working with liability insurance providers, managing claims, preparing renewal documentations.
  • Co-leads executive and finance committee meetings. Works closely with finance chair and board of directors.
  • Oversees and certifies the annual audit and meets periodically with the outside auditors to maintain communications and keep them informed of changes in the YMCA. Ensures that current accounting standards and legal requirements are met.
  • Anticipates trends and their implications on the future of the organization. Maintains an open dialog with the CEO regarding cash flow and budgetary issues.
  • Evaluates current business models and provides input to modify or redesign the Ys business models where necessary.
  • Oversees preparation of reports to YMCA of the USA and governmental agencies. Oversees and or assists in the preparation of tax returns including IRS Form 990 and the input of the 990 into YUSA timely.
  • Oversees the development of the annual operating budget, including all branch budgets.
  • Provide guidance to the organization to make tough choices about what to stop, start, and continue. Works closely with COO and the CEO to ensure that branch budgets are well planned, realistic, and prepared in a timely manner.
  • Maintains all necessary records and accounting reports and records all transactions on a timely basis.
  • Maintains good working relationships with auditors, bankers, investment counselors, attorneys, and other professional advisors. 

Entry Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, or equivalent; MBA, CPA, or CMA preferred.
  • YMCA Organizational Leader certification preferred.
  • Five or more years of substantive experience in accounting and budgetary management.
  • Five or more years of producing statements of financial positions and statements of activity for
  • non-profit organizations.
  • Knowledge and understanding of general business matters required including budget
  • development, financial reporting, cash management, business taxes, banking, and debt
  • financing instruments, and all aspects of account reconciliations.
  • Knowledge of computer systems, including experience with system selection, the new system
  • implementation and program account management.
  • Personal computer skills required.
  • Experience in effectively managing a staff team.
  • Previous experience with voluntary/nonprofit organizations preferred.

Full Job Description

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Camp Greider Waterfront Director

YMCA Camp Greider Day Camp is all about making friends, having fun, and learning new skills! We believe the best place to spend the summer is outside at our beautiful 80-acre camp in the hills of West Salem.

We have a waterfront for canoeing and kayaking, two archery ranges, miles of hiking trails, a heated pool, and a lodge for arts and crafts and wet weather. Each day is full of activities.

Campers are in counselor groups of 8-10 children and 1-2 counselors. Our staff is selected based on past experience working with children, enthusiasm for child development and camp, and their ability to be creative and fun. Staff receives intensive training each summer and follows all CDC and American Camping Association protocols.

The salary listed is per week.

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Camp Silver Creek Staff

Camp Silver Creek has been a magical place for children and adults since it first opened in 1938. Campers love the dramatic setting, the fun, well-organized activities, and the friendships they form. Parents love the safety, healthy break from screen time, fresh air and exercise, and the maturity their kids gain during their weeks at camp. Located deep inside Silver Falls State Park, the grounds include a dining hall, recreation hall, arts and crafts lodge, heated pool, and a small lake. Four residential units, plus an infirmary and staff cabins, surround a huge open field, all surrounded by miles of private hiking trails and woods. Each unit consists of six open-air camper cabins plus two leader cabins, restrooms, and a unit lodge. The unit lodges, dining hall, and recreation hall all feature huge stone fireplaces for cozy rainy day activities. Daily activities include field games, hiking, archery, rock climbing, swimming, creek walking, arts and crafts, all-camp Twilight Games, and a campfire with songs and skits. Non-denominational chapel and cabin times encourage campers to reflect on what they are learning. All summer, from the early-morning Polar Bear Club to campfire at night, campers engage in activities that are fun, challenging, and memorable.

There are many positions available!

Site Aide, Part-Time, Child Care

Program: Out-of-School Care

Branches: Salem, Independence, and Silverton

Minimum Wage + .50

Position Summary: To follow the planned curriculum as well as the direction of the Site Director and Youth Development Program Director. To supervise groups of school age children and ensure all children’s individual needs are met with dignity and respect as well as their safety by following YMCA policies and procedures. To model, practice and carry out the Y core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility. 

Responsibilities:

CURRICULUM PLANNING:

  • Must have a basic understanding of child development.
  • Initiate activities and experiences that focus on all areas of development with consideration given to each child’s individual needs.
  • Follow written weekly lesson plan that will be posted and used as a daily guide.
  • Teach children self-help skills and provide opportunities for independence.

HEALTH AND SAFETY:

  • Must know where all children enrolled in the program are at all times.
  • Follow snack protocol and post menu.
  • Care properly for program equipment and check daily for safety.
  • Equipment will be organized, stored safely and easily accessible to children and staff.
  • Indoor and outdoor space is monitored daily for health and safety concerns.
  • Any health and safety concerns are to be reported immediately.
  • Children are in your line-of-sight and you have proximity control at all times. Anticipate where you need to be and what you need to do to prevent problem situations.
  • Follow all YMCA Safety protocols.

BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT:

  • Must understand the difference between discipline and punishment.
  • Establish supportive relationships with children and implement developmentallyappropriate techniques of behavior and group management.
  • Use positive verbal and non-verbal communication with children to build trustingand stable relationships.
  • Set and consistently communicate limits for acceptable behavior with logical,relevant and immediate consequences.

Requirements:

  • At least 16 years of age for Aide I or 18 years of age for Aide II
  • Current First Aid and CPR certification
  • Food Handler’s Card

Full Job Description

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Site Director, Part-Time, Child Care

Program: Out-of-School Care

Branches: Salem, Independence, and Silverton

Minimum Wage + $1.75

20-29 hours per week, subject to change

Position Summary: To follow the planned curriculum as well as the direction of the Program Director. To implement provided curriculum according to the weekly schedule along with planned weekly activities in art, stem and humanities. To supervise groups of school age children and ensure all children’s individual needs are met with dignity and respect as well as their safety by following YMCA policies and procedures. To model, practice and carry out the Y core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility. 

Responsibilities:

The Site Director must facilitate training of all staff. The Site Director is responsible for meeting weekly with the program director. The Site Director is responsible for the pick-up and delivery of all materials needed for site from the Metro location.
CURRICULUM PLANNING:

  • Manage all the same functions as the Aide.
  • Must help direct and train site Aides.

HEALTH AND SAFETY:

  • Manage all the same functions as the Aide.
  • Must help direct and train site Aides.

BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT:

  • Manage all the same functions as the Aide.
  • Must help direct and train site Aides.

PARENT/SCHOOL/COMMUNITY COMMUNICATION:

  • Establish an ongoing communication with all parents.
  • Treat site locations and its staff with respect.

Requirements:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Minimum of 1-year experience in a certified childcare center or comparable group program
  • Current First Aid and CPR certification
  • Current Food Handler’s Card

Full Job Description

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APPLY HERE: Salem

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Youth Sports Staff

Program: Youth Sports Staff

Branches: Salem, Independence, and Silverton

Minimum Wage + .50

20-29 hours per week, subject to change

Position Summary: Provides refereeing for Youth Sports games with participants from 3-4 year-olds to 6th grade. Provides supervision of the whole site experience for players, coaches, and spectators. Develops connections among YMCA members and staff, resulting in the development of friendships and YMCA advocates and volunteers. Maintains and organizes equipment and makes sure the game site is left cleaner than it was found. Provides a point of contact for parents, program participants, and members and performs retention activities.

Requirements:

  • At least 16 years of age
  • Current First Aid and CPR certification*
  • Mandatory Abuse Reporting Training
  • Concussion certification*
    *Within 30 days of employment or first available training

Full Job Description

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Monmouth-Independence Group Fitness Instructor

Program: Group Fitness

Branch: Monmouth-Independence

Salary: Minimum Wage + 1.00 per hour

Entry Requirements

  • Required certifications: CPR, First Aid, AED, national certification (ACE, NETA, AFAA, NASM) in group fitness instruction or YMCA Foundations of Group Exercise certification.
  • Certification in areas of expertise.
  • YMCA Healthy Lifestyles certification within 60 days of hire.
  • At least one year of experience teaching group wellness classes preferred.

Full Job Description

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Lifeguard

Program: Aquatics

Branch: Silver Falls and Monmouth-Independence

Salary: Minimum Wage + .50

Entry Requirements

  • Minimum age, 16.
  • Current YMCA Lifeguard, American Red Cross Lifeguard, or other acceptable certification.
  • Current CPRPR and First Aid certification.

Job Description

APPLY HERE: Monmouth-Independence Branch

APPLY HERE: Silver Falls Branch

Silver Falls Aquatics Coordinator

Program: Aquatics

Branch: Silver Falls

Salary: Minimum Wage + $2.00

Position Summary:

Under the supervisor of the Branch Manager, the Aquatic Coordinator is responsible for all Aquatic Program functions, developing and managing all quality aquatic programs, ensuring safety standards that meet the guidelines, mission and goals, and ensuring customer/member services.

Essential Functions

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT:, Assists Director with developing and managing the Aquatic Budget.

VOLUNTEER DEVELOPMENT:, Establishes annual goal for recruiting, supervising and retaining program volunteers.

STAFF DEVELOPMENT & SUPERVISION:, Supervises aquatic staff, program assistants, instructors, and lead staff. Responsible for hiring, scheduling, training, providing job development feedback, and mentoring a diverse staff.

Entry Requirements

  • Two or more years of aquatic program related experience, prefer staff supervision and budget management experience. Current Lifeguard, WSI, Professional Rescuer CPR and First Aid certification, and O2 certification.
  • Additional certifications/skills desired: Lifeguard instructor, CPR for Professional. Rescuer Instructor, Water Safety Instructor Trainer. Within 30 days of employment or first available training.
  • Ability to effectively respond to safety and emergency situations. Ability to develop effective working relationships, and to effectively communicate and problem solve. Strong leadership skills, high degree of accuracy, skill with quantitative information and ability to make decisions based on logical reasoning. Ability to take initiative and respond to a variety of situations and manage several tasks and projects at the same time.

Full Job Description

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Silver Falls Youth Sports Coordinator

Program: Youth Sports Coordinator

Branch: Silver Falls

Position Summary:
This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit, charitable organization committed to strengthening the community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. The Youth Sports Director for the YMCA serves on the COO’s leadership team and ensures the successful operation of their assigned YMCA branches. The Youth Sports Director directs the development and operations of assigned program areas which will include but is not limited to Youth Sports: Flag Football, Basketball, Soccer; Summer Children's Sports Camp; Gymnastics; Martial Arts, Cheer and Track; Adult Sports: Volleyball, Basketball. 
 

Essential Functions:
• Ensures high-quality programs through innovative program development evaluations and ongoing training of staff. Makes recommendations for hiring and termination. Prepares schedules and assignments for recreation personnel
• Performs public relation duties; responds to complaints; handles all league suspensions and rule enforcement; identify and meet the recreational needs of diverse community groups
• Ensures that safety procedures are followed and that all programs are in compliance with YMCA standards, all regulations, and other applicable standards
• Coordinates facilities and programs with department staff and other agencies and organizations
• Proven fiscal responsibility and budgeting ability 
• Ability to maintain effective, positive public relations 
• Ability to convert program participants that are non-YMCA members into YMCA members
• Ability to prepare maintain and present accurate reports and records 
 

Entry Requirements:
• 1-2 years leadership experience in the field of physical education, sports or related field preferred  
• Demonstrated program development, implementation, and evaluation skills as well as knowledge of and skill in the application of the recognized theories, practices and techniques associated with sports and physical education 
• YMCA Organizational Leader certification preferred.
• One or more years of professional experience in the YMCA or another nonprofit preferred.
• Knowledge and experience in all aspects of operations, including staff supervision and development, membership practices, program development and implementation, volunteerism, facility and property management and financial practices.
• 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, track record of building authentic, constructive relationships with others.
• Ability to work independently, organize and prioritize tasks and communicate effectively 
• Must be able to work evenings and Saturdays.
• Obtain First Aid & CPR Certification* 
• Mandatory Abuse Reporting Training* 
• Concussion Certificates*  
* Within 30 days of employment or first available training.
 

Full Job Description

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