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YMCA 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.

 

Summer Camp Positions: 

Camp Greider Summer Staff

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

We have a waterfront for canoeing and kayaking, an archery range, fields for large group games, miles of hiking trails, a heated pool, and a lodge for arts and crafts and wet weather. Each day is full of fun and engaging activities! 

Campers are in groups of 10-12 children and 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 American Camping Association and CDC guidelines and regulations. 

There are many positions available! (Click the job titles below for a full job description) 

A completed application includes 4 references for new applicants and 2 references for returning staff applicants. References should be individuals who can speak about your work ethic, character, and who you are as a person. Family members should not be used as references. 

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All positions will remain open until filled. 

   

Camp Silver Creek Summer Staff

Since 1938, Camp Silver Creek has been a magical place for children and adults alike. 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.

The emphasis on respect, responsibility, honesty, and caring invite campers to explore their own moral foundations. Campers return changed, more independent, with an identify in a special world. Many members of our summer staff are former Camp Silver Creek campers.

Located deep inside Oregon's Silver Falls State Park, Camp Silver Creek includes: 24 open-air campers cabins, a small lake for boating and fishing, arts and crafts area, archery range, heated pool, miles of hiking trails and woods, and open fields for games.

There are many positions available! (Click the job titles below for a full job description)

Programming Roles:

Kitchen Roles

A completed application includes 4 references for new applicants and 2 references for returning staff applicants. References should be individuals who can speak about your work ethic, character, and who you are as a person. Family members should not be used as references.

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All positions will remain open until filled.

   
   

Silverton Branch Positions: 

Membership Specialist- Silverton

Position Summary:

Membership Specialist is responsible for the development and execution of programs and membership engagement, retention and sales activities. Using an interview format, the membership specialist assesses the individual needs, wants and interests of each potential participant and/or member and matches them to YMCA childcare, youth programs and membership. Enthusiastically explains the benefits of YMCA childcare, youth programs and memberships and effectively closes the sale. Provides a point of contact for parents, program participants and members and performs retention activities. To model, practice and carry out the Y core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility.

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Youth Sports Staff - Silverton and Woodburn

Do you enjoy sports or working outside? If so, the Family YMCA has opportunities for you! 

Benefits include the following: 

  • Part-Time Sick Pay  

  • Annual Raises  

  • Free YMCA Membership  

  • Retirement savings  

  • Employee Assistance Program  

  • Volunteer Paid Time Off Program  

  • The Y is proud to announce the addition of the city of Woodburn to our sports programs!  

We have six openings: 

 

Apply Here - Woodburn 

Apply Here - Silverton 

   

Lifeguard/Swim Instructor - Silverton

 Position Summary: 

The lifeguard’s primary responsibility is to oversee the activities of pool participants in an organized, positive atmosphere with the emphasis being on the protection of the participants and the prevention of injury or loss to the participants and the facility.  

Minimum Requirements: 

Minimum age, 15 

Current YMCA Lifeguard, American Red Cross Lifeguard, or other acceptable certification. 

Current CPR and First Aid certification. 

Job Description and Application Here 

  

   
   

Monmouth- Independence Positions: 

Seasonal Lifeguard/Swim Instructor – Independence

The YMCA is looking for the following positions to work this summer. 

  • Lead Guards  

  • Lifeguards  

  • Swim Instructions 

The staff's primary responsibility is to oversee the activities of pool participants in an organized, positive atmosphere with the emphasis being on the protection of the participants and the prevention of injury or loss to the participants and the facility. 

All other responsibilities vary depending upon the position. Full job descriptions are available at https://www.theyonline.org/careers 

Training will begin in May, payrates depend upon position and experience. 

Position Requirements: 

  • Minimum age, 16.  

  • Current YMCA Lifeguard, American Red Cross Lifeguard, or other acceptable certification 

  • Current CPR and First Aid certification. 

Apply Here 

Youth Sports Staff - Monmouth Independence

Position Summary: 

Do you enjoy sports or working outside? If so, the Family YMCA has opportunities for you! 

Benefits include the following! 

  • Part-Time Sick Pay 

  • Annual Raises 

  • Free YMCA Membership 

  • Retirement savings 

  • Employee Assistance Program 

  • Volunteer Paid Time Off Program 

Entry level is 13.25 DOE, and an increase on July 1, 2022. 

Program Overview 

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 development of friendships and YMCA advocates and volunteers. Maintains and organizes equipment and makes certain game site is left cleaner than they were found. Provides a point of contact for parents, program participants and members and performs retention activities. 

Full Job Description Here 

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Salem Branch Positions: 

Youth Program Teacher- Salem

Position Summary for Youth Program Teacher:

The teacher will follow a planned curriculum, as well as the direction of the Youth Program supervisors, 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.

$200.00 signing bonus!

$15.50 Base Pay, DOE

Full Job Description Here

Apply HERE

Personal Trainer - Salem

Position Summary:

Our personal training staff are responsible for providing safe and effective programs for our members that want personalized attention for improved body and fitness health. Trainers are responsible for increasing our membership and generating personal training sales revenue for the family center by giving our members detailed fitness and training instructions in a clear and positive manner. Personal trainers will provide exceptional member service through daily interactions and communication.

Position Requirements:

In-house certification* or equivalent appropriate education and experience.

  • Current CPR certification
  • Nationally Accredited Personal Trainer Certification. (NASM, ACSM, NSCA, ACE, NPTI or AFFA.)
  • Strict compliance to assessment protocol and client progression.
  • Ability to provide helpful and customized fitness information for health seekers.
  • Strong interpersonal, listen first and participant engagement skills necessary.
  • Serve as an ambassador to the Family YMCA in the community - always presenting in a positive, highly professional manner.
  • Dedication to timeliness and commitment to all appointments and events.
  • Ability to respond and take lead in emergency situations with proper procedure.
  • *Within 90 days of employment or first available training.

Apply Here

Group Fitness Instructor - Salem

Position Summary:

Instructs group classes in a safe, enjoyable, and positive environment that promotes member wellness and engagement in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures. To model, practice and carry out the Y core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility.

Position 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.

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Youth Sports Assistant- Salem

Position Summary:

Facilitates the implementation of operations on assigned program areas under the direction of the Program Director which will include but is not limited to: Flag Football, Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, Track & Field, Micro Sports, and Children's Summer Sports Camps.

Responsibilities for this position will include:

Program development and promotion, implementation and evaluation, staff scheduling, training and supervision in accordance with Association goals. Must be highly motivated, organized, and detail-oriented. Must be able to manage multiple projects, be willing to learn and accept new responsibilities and work effectively as part of a team. Must be able to work evenings and Saturdays.

Position Requirements: 

  • 1-2 years leadership experience in the field of physical education, sports or related field preferred
  • Obtain First Aid & CPR Certification*
  • Mandatory Abuse Reporting Training*
  • Concussion Certificates*

* within 30 days of employment or first available training.

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Youth Sports Staff - Salem

Do you enjoy sports or working outside? If so, the Family YMCA has opportunities for you!

Benefits include the following:

  • Part-Time Sick Pay
  • Annual Raises
  • Free YMCA Membership
  • Retirement savings
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Volunteer Paid Time Off Program
  • The Y is proud to announce the addition of the city of Woodburn to our sports programs! 

Full Job Description Here

Apply Here

Preschool Site Aide I & II - Salem

Position Summary:

To follow the planned curriculum as well as the direction of the Head Teacher. To supervise groups of preschool 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.

Position Requirements: 

AIDE I

  • At least 15 years of age
  • Obtain hands-on Pediatric First Aid & CPR Certification
  • Food Handler’s Card
  • CBR cleared
  • Obtain trainings upon hiring

AIDE II

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Have worked at least four months in the school-age program where they are now employed
  • Obtain hands-on Pediatric First Aid & CPR Certification
  • Food Handler’s Card

 

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Play & Learn Coordinator - Salem

Position Summary:

Under the direction and supervision of the Early Learning Director, the Coordinator will oversee planning, developing and implementing all curriculum and program activities in the Play & Learn Program. The Coordinator is responsible for the supervision, hiring, training and development of all attendants and volunteers as well as guiding the development of children, ensuring a safe, enriching, and healthy environment.

Position Requirements: 

  • At least 18 years of age
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Minimum requirements
    • 20 semester hours or 30 quarter hours in recreation, education, early childhood or related field
    • Or 1 year experience in certified childcare center or comparable group program
    • Or 15 quarter or 10 semester hours at a college or university in related field and 6 months experience in certified childcare or comparable group program
  • Must possess current CPR, First Aid, AED Food Handler’s certification
  • Must possess and demonstrate the ability to engage in all activities associated with the daily care, activities, and routines of the program’s children, including but not limited to: interacting with children at floor level, physical education activities such as running, jumping, etc., lifting children and equipment, diapering and toileting as needed
  • Must possess oral, auditory and written communication skills appropriate for interacting with both children and adults
  • Must be capable of directing the daily administrative, program-related, and supervisory responsibilities of a Play & Learn program. 

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Preschool Head Teacher - Salem

Position Summary:

To follow the planned curriculum as well as the direction of the Director. To supervise groups of preschool 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.

Position Requirements: 

 

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Obtain hands-on Pediatric First Aid & CPR Certification
  • Food Handler’s Card
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • And one of the following:
    • Completion of 20 credits (semester system) or 30 credits (quarter system) of training at a college or university in any child education or development program. OR
    • A one-year state or nationally recognized credential for preschool-age children. OR
    • At least one year of qualifying teaching experience, with at least one year as a teacher, in a Certified Child Care Center or comparable group care program, in the care of preschool-age children OR
    • Completion of 10 credits (semester system) or 15 credits (quarter system) of training at a college or university in any child education or development program. AND at least six months of qualifying teaching experience in a Certified Child Care Center or comparable group care program, in the care of preschool-age children.

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