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Independent Health Family YMCA

YMCA Buffalo Niagara is an equal opportunity employer committed to valuing diversity and practicing inclusion.

The YMCA offers a variety of special training programs and opportunities for career development, and for those interested in a YMCA career, classes are provided through a national certification program that promotes professionalism and career advancement. In addition, we offer a competitive benefits package that includes membership and program privileges.

Full-Time Staff:

Executive Director - Christopher Thorpe
Associate Executive Director - Allison Lawson
Membership Director - Heather O'Neill
Preschool Director - Maria Solomonidis
Youth Sports, Teen, & Family Program Director - Eric Dosch
Aquatics Director - Allison Gravelle
Wellness Director - Kathleen Russell
Senior Program Director SACC & Camp -
Kristin Hart-Denehey
Business Manager - Adriana Ciach
Office Clerk - Marjorie Miano
Billing Clerk - Vivian Heverley
Building Director - Gregg Schaper
Maintenance Technician - Tim Gill


LAST UPDATED: February 13, 2013

PART-TIME POSITIONS
Part-time employees receive a complimentary membership at the new facility with program privileges. 

How to apply: Submit employment application in person at the Independent Health Family Branch YMCA or email your resume and cover letter or a scanned copy of the employment application to the director listed below. For more information call 839-2543.

AQUATICS
Aquatics Director: Alli Gravelle 

LIFEGUARDS/SWIM INSTRUCTORS
Responsible for the safe operation of the swimming pool. Delivers swim lessons to participants.
Qualifications:
- Must be at least 18 years old.
- American Red Cross or YMCA Lifeguard certification.
- American Red Cross, American Heart Association or American Safety & Health Institution certification in: Professional Rescuer or Lifeguard CPR/AED, First Aide, Oxygen Administration.
Starting Salary Range: 7.25 – 7.83; 10 – 25 hours per week
Flexible scheduling: Early morning, afternoon, and evening shifts, with weekend availability preferred.

WELLNESS
Associate Executive Director: Allison Lawson

STRENGTH INSTRUCTORS
Instructs, encourages, and supervises members in the Wellness Center.
Qualifications:
- High school graduate or equivalent with experience in the areas of fitness or strength training. 
- Must have a personal interest in strength training and be willing to study and apply YMCA training principles and techniques. 
- Able to build relationships and communicate effectively with members.
- American Red Cross, American Heart Association or American Institute of Health & Safety Adult, Infant, Child CPR/AED. 
- YMCA Fitness Testing and Assessment training must be completed within three months of employment. 
- YMCA Principles of Healthy Lifestyles and YMCA Foundations of Strength and Conditioning certification is required within six months of employment.
Starting Salary Range: 7.25 – 7.83
20 – 25 hours per week (flexible schedules are available and weekends may be required):
Morning/Early Afternoons 5:30 am – 1:30 pm 
Afternoons/Early Evenings: 12:30 pm – 7:15 pm
Evenings: 3:00 pm – 10:45 pm 

GROUP EXERCISE INSTRUCTORS
Instructs group exercise classes in a safe, enjoyable, and positive environment that Promotes member wellness and engagement in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures.
Includes: Cardio Kickboxing, Interval Training, Step Aerobics, Cycling (Spin).
Qualifications:
- Demonstrated ability to effectively lead group exercise classes
- Excellent communication skills. 
- Good physical condition and mental alertness.
- American Red Cross, American Heart Association or American Institute of Health & Safety Adult, Infant, Child CPR/AED.
- YMCA Healthy Lifestyles Principles and Foundations of YMCA Group Exercise must be successfully completed within 6 months of employment.
- Certification in area of expertise within six months of employment.
Starting Salary Range: 7.83 – 10.00; 4 – 15 hours per week
Classes scheduled throughout the day starting at 5:45 am and ending at 7:30 pm

GROUP EXERCISE INSTRUCTORS – ADVANCED
Instructs advanced group exercise classes in a safe, enjoyable, and positive environment that promotes member wellness and engagement in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures.
Includes: Yoga (Power/Dao), Meditation, Tai Chi, Punk Rope, Hoopnotica, Pilates, Silver Sneakers (all formats).
Qualifications:
- Current CPR/AED certification from the American Red Cross, American Heart Association, or American Safety & Health Institute.
- National certification (ACE, NETA, AFAA or NASM) in group fitness instruction, or YMCA Foundations of Group Exercise Instruction, or a Bachelor’s Degree in an exercise science related field.
- YMCA Healthy Lifestyles certification within 6 months of employment.
- Have and maintain certification in the specific area of expertise. (SilverSneakers, Yoga, Zumba, Pilates, etc.
- At least one year of experience teaching group wellness/exercise classes.
- Excellent member service skills.
Starting Salary Range: 13.41 – 16.50; 4 – 15 hours per week. 
Classes scheduled throughout the day starting at 5:45 am and ending at 8:30 pm

 

YOUTH SPORTS/FAMILIES/TEENS
Associate Executive Director: Allison Lawson

YOUTH SPORTS AND ACTIVITIES COACH
Instructs and coaches a youth sports team. Provides supervision and direction for participants in youth development activities, which includes the adventure room. Supervises birthday party rentals.
Qualifications:
- Must be at least 16 years of age. 
- Excellent communication skills.
- Knowledge and experience in the appropriate sports skills.
- Ability to effectively lead and supervise youth groups.
- Strong customer services skills.
Starting Salary Range: 7.25 – 7.83; 4 – 10 hours per week
Morning, afternoon, and evening shifts available. Weekends required.

DANCE INSTRUCTOR
Instructs and coaches participants in dance classes.
Qualifications:
- Must be at least 18 years of age. 
- Prior dance experience is required and at least one year of teaching dance is preferred.
- Excellent communication skills.
- Ability to effectively lead and supervise youth groups.
- Strong customer services skills.
Starting Salary Range: 7.83 – 8.46; 4 hours per week
Weekends 11:00 am – 12:00 pm and 6:30 – 8:30 pm

MARTIAL ARTS INSTRUCTOR
Instructs participants in martial arts classes.
Qualifications:
- Must be at least 21 years of age. 
- Have and maintain Black Belt designation or program specific credentials.
- Excellent communication skills.
- Experience teaching martial arts classes.
- Ability to effectively lead and supervise youth groups.
- Strong customer services skills.
Starting Salary Range: 13.41 – 16.50; 6 – 8 hours per week
Afternoons and evenings, weekends required

TEEN LEADERS ADVISORS
Responsible for the leadership and operation of the Teen Leaders program.
Qualifications:
- Must be at least 21 years old.
- Previous experience leading and working with teens.
- Knowledge and practical experience in a variety of teen activities.
- Effective communication skills and the ability to work with diverse groups of people.
Starting Salary Range: 7.83 – 9.40; 15 – 20 hours per week
Afternoons and evenings. Weekends required

 

PRESCHOOL & CHILD WATCH
Preschool Director: Maria Solomonidis 

PRESCHOOL INSTRUCTORS
Responsible to plan and implement activities for preschool specialty programs such as Messy Play, Mommy and Me, and Pretty Pretty Princess.
Qualifications:
- Must be 18 years of age.
- A college Degree in Early Childhood or related area or equivalent experience.
- Two years of experience working with preschool children and a background in youth recreation is preferred.
- The ability to effectively communicate with preschoolers as well as parents.
- American Red Cross, American Heart Association or American Safety & Health Institution certification in: CPR/AED, First Aide.
Starting Salary Range: 7.25 – 8.00 per hour; 18 – 20 hours per week
Classes scheduled: Monday through Friday 9:00 – 11:45 am
Tuesday and Wednesday 6:00 – 6:45 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

PRESCHOOL AIDE
FOR 2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR. INTERVIEWING BEGINS THIS SPRING.
Facilitates lesson plans for the traditional preschool education program or Universal Pre-K (UPK) program.  Assists and supports the Preschool Coordinator or Preschool Teacher with administrative tasks.
- Implements the program design for the traditional preschool education program or UPK program and ensures that YMCA program standards are met.
- Assists and supports the Preschool Coordinator or Preschool Teacher with administrative tasks, i.e. attendance, surveys, etc.
- Projects a positive image, communicates effectively and develops positive relationships with participants, parents, co-workers and the community.
- Provides safe program environment.  Ensures the safety of all children.
Qualifications:
- Must be 16 years of age.
- Prior experience working with preschool age children is preferred.
- The ability to effectively communicate with preschoolers as well as parents.
- Dependable and responsible.

 

 

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