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Youth Fitness Associate 

About the Organization YWCA Minneapolis is a nonprofit organization founded in 1891 as a member of YWCA USA, the oldest and largest multicultural organization in the world.

The mission of YWCA Minneapolis is eliminating racism, empowering women and girls, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Our vision is to be the most trusted and effective change agent in the journey to eliminate racism and sexism in our community.

We are a trusted social justice organization with a 130+ year history of advocacy for women and children. More than 30,000 people in our community are served every year by YWCA Minneapolis, through award-winning programs, classes, and workshops.

YWCA Minneapolis strives every day for:
• Race and gender equity
• Economic independence for women
• Respect for diverse cultures
• Children and youth who thrive
• A community that is vibrant and healthy

 
Category Hospitality  
Description

JOB SUMMARY:

One is responsible for providing safe and engaging care for all families using Fit Kids Gym, Play Zone and Kids Zone. The person in this position must provide a high level of customer service to our diverse membership base and create a positive age-appropriate learning environment to all program participants.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

 

Provide a fun as well as safe play environment for all participants.

  • Accountable for the safety, security, and close supervision of every child using our childcare areas.
  • Initiate exciting age-appropriate activities for toddlers and young children and periodically change activity selections using toys and equipment provided.
  • Be engaging and interactive with the children at all times.
  • Exercise creativity and enthusiasm with children while in your supervision
  • Respond quickly and professionally to emergency situations following YWCA guidelines.
  • Perform regular cleaning and straightening duties as assigned.
  • Participate in hosting Parents Night Out and Birthday Parties as offered and schedule allows (different pay rates apply)

 

Provide accurate information to parents and handle all documentation needs accurately and in a timely manner.

  • Provide a high level of customer service to all of our families.
  • Provide a welcoming and caring environment to everyone.
  • Respond professionally to all parental concerns and questions.
  • Consistently enforce all of the Kid Zone and Fit Kids gym policies.
  • Maintain a detailed and consistent reservation system in Kid Zone and Play Zone.
  • Maintain accurate statistics of program participation and forward to coordinator.
  • Inform supervisor of any facility or equipment problems

 

Keep current and enforce all YWCA organizational and departmental rules, regulations and procedures.

  • Enforce all YWCA rules, regulations, and procedures consistently.
  • Attend all departmental meetings and training sessions.
  • Understand and interpret the YWCA mission and relate it to members and public while promoting YWCA programs.
  • Maintain all required certifications and attend all required safety training.(i.e., Blood borne Pathogens)

 

 

RELATIONSHIPS:

This position reports to the Assistant General Manager who reports to the General Manager. The incumbent will interact with the Kids Zone Lead, Assistant General Manager, General Manager, children of our members, and members.

 
Position Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Required:

  • Must have current CPR, First Aid and AED certifications.
  • In process of High school diploma or general education degree.(GED)
  • Minimum of one year experience working with children and toddlers: equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must have exceptional ability to create a fun and safe play environment.
  • Must be able to engage children and interact at their level.
  • Possess excellent customer service skills.
  • Ability to manage conflict as it arises with a positive impact for customers and peers.
  • Ability to problem solve effectively with or without direction.

 

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Regularly required to: stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.
  • Frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Noise level in the work environment can be loud.

 

Note: YWCA Minneapolis is a qualified employer under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF

 

ADDITIONAL NOTES:

This job description represents the major functions but is not intended to be all-inclusive

Any offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background/reference check.  A criminal conviction does not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

YWCA Minneapolis requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or submit to weekly COVID-19 testing as a condition of employment.

 

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO) STATEMENT: YWCA Minneapolis is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

 
Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Salary  
Number of Openings 2  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Location Midtown YWCA Minneapolis  
EOE Statement YWCA Minneapolis is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.  
HoursPerWk None Specified 

This position is currently accepting applications.

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