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Careers

As a people-centered organization, we are looking for employees who care about kids, families and our community; who exemplify the values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility; and who want to improve the quality of life in their communities.

You may stop in and fill out an application or print the application and bring it in. Download the Application - and come join the team!

The following are positions to grow our current facilities and programs:

Summer Sensation Teacher
At our Early Learning Center, teachers leading the Summer Sensation summer enrichment program make sure that, while students are having a fun summer, they are also offered learned opportunities to combat summer learning loss.  If you are interested in this position, please contact Dorian Sibray at 765.457.4447 or email her at dorian.sibray@kokomoymca.org
Early Morning Membership Greeter
The Kokomo Family YMCA is looking for a warm, cause-driven early riser to join our team in Membership Services as our Early Morning Greeter.
The Member Greeter will be responsible for helping to set the tone of the member experience by engaging entrants in a friendly and polite manner as they enter and exit the building, scan cards for members as they enter the building and educate members and community on the offerings of the Y. We need a relationship-builder who loves the early morning and has a passion for creating community. Hours are 4-8 a.m. Monday and Tuesday with opportunity for weekend and evening hours as available. Pay range: $8-9/hour dependent on experience. For more info or to apply, email erin.larison@kokomoymca.org
Play & Learn Program Aide

POSITION SUMMARY:

Under the direction and supervision of the Youth and Family Director, the Play & Learn Program Aide will be responsible for the children in designated programs ensuring a healthy, safe, and loving environment. The specialist will demonstrate caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility while providing for children’s social, physical, spiritual, and mental well-being and will interact positively with parents to develop a trusting relationship. They will engage parents, children and families and while at work this will be the top priority.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

1. Provide a quality environment in programs, taking into consideration the needs of each child and the goals and objectives of the YMCA in accordance to developmentally appropriate practices (DAP).
2. Help with any incidents; be responsible for the safety of the children at all times, and carry out emergency procedures when necessary; put safety first in all activities by using developmentally appropriate activities at all times.
3. Professionally handle any conflict or emergency situation that may arise with staff or members; role model positive interaction with children, parents, and staff using core values as guidelines.
4. Adhere to and maintain the cleaning schedule set forth by the Child Care Director; maintain inventory of supplies and monitor program areas usage via the sign in/out sheets.
5. Attend, and contribute to all staff meetings and in-service training's; acquire minimum training hours according to the YMCA training ladder.
6. Complete tasks as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Must be at least 18 years old; one year of experience working directly with children, preferred.
2. Must have an understanding, or be willing to become familiar with the stages of developmentally appropriate practices (DAP), meeting the needs of the children using the YMCA programs.
3. Must be capable of establishing and maintaining positive relationships with staff, members, program participants, and with the general public.
4. Must be able to work as a team member and possess the core values that meet the YMCA mission.
5. Maintain current certifications in CPR, AED, First Aid, Safety & Risk Management, Child Abuse Prevention, New Employee Orientation, or the ability to obtain post hire.
6. Ability to acquire minimum training hours according to the YMCA training ladder and ensure staff meets the same requirements.



Cook (Early Learning Center)
We're looking for a cook at our Early Learning Center! If you are interested in this position, please contact Dorian Sibray at 765.457.4447 or email her at dorian.sibray@kokomoymca.org
B.A.S.E. Instructors
We are hiring site instructors for our before/after school enrichment (B.A.S.E.) program at Northwestern & Taylor Elementary locations. These positions will be site coordinators in our programs; the available hours will be 6 a.m. – 9 a.m. & 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. Applicants must have their high school diploma/GED and be able to complete all required training. Child Care experience or pursuing a degree in a child related field is preferred. Elementary Education or Early Childhood degrees are a great bonus. Apply at the YMCA Early Learning Center at 701 St Joseph Dr, Kokomo or at the Y in downtown Kokomo.

For more information contact colburn.lambert@kokomoymca.org.
Camp Counselor

Position Summary

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Provides direct supervision of a group of children in a seasonal day camp. Creates positive, nurturing relationships with children, while building cooperative relationships with parents/caregivers. Promotes and supports the potential of all youth in programs and facilitates peer-to-peer connections as part of the overall camp experience.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

1. Supervises a group of children.
2. Plans and implements program activities that are culturally relevant, developmentally appropriate and
consistent with YMCA values.
3. Adheres to program standards including safety and cleanliness standards.
4. Attends staff meetings and training's.
5. Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations,
child abuse prevention and emergencies.
6. Cultivates positive relationships and maintains effective communication with parents, children and
other staff. Models relationship-building skills in all interactions.
7. Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. High school graduate or equivalent; one year or more of college preferred. 
  2. Previous experience working with children preferably in a day camp setting 
  3. Experience preferred in one or more of the following areas: outdoor living, archery, boating, camping, songs/music, skits, sports, aquatics, recreational games, etc… 
  4. At least 18 years of age (The age minimum may be higher depending on state law and YMCA policies.) 
  5. CPR, First Aid, AED certifications and Child Abuse Prevention training within 30 days of hire date. 
  6. Previous experience with diverse populations preferred. 



Membership Services Representative
The Y is looking for warm, engaging, cause-driven leaders to join our team in membership services. We are looking for hospitality staffers to greet, welcome and engage current and prospective Y members; membership services representatives to sign potential members up and help connect them with the life-changing services and programs at the Y; and up to two part-time membership services coordinators to help oversee the membership team from 4 to 10 p.m. throughout the week and all day Saturday and Sunday.

Ideal candidates for both positions have a passion for connecting diverse populations and making everyone feel welcome and at home within the walls of the Y. All positions are roughly 20 hours a week. Compensation ranges from $7.50 to $11 per hour. For more information or to apply, email erin.larison@kokomoymca.org.
Early Learning Center Teachers (Full-time and Part-time)
We're HIRING full-time and part-time teacher positions at our Early Learning Center! Would you or someone you know be perfect for working in a safe place for kids where they learn, have fun and make friends?

Perks Include:
-- $10-12/hr (depending on experience)
-- Benefits
-- Paid Holidays
-- Free YMCA membership and childcare provided

Position Summary:
This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Provides direction for the children in the classroom, and implements program curriculum. Provides a quality experience to children and parents that focuses on building achievement and belonging in youth and relationships among youth and within families.

*CDA or Early Childhood Education degree REQUIRED

FOR FULL DETAILS VISIT: Early Learning Center Teacher Job Posting
Food & Nutrition Manager
Our Early Learning Center is looking for a Food & Nutrition Manager or, as we like to call it, a Kiddie Chef! Come and join our team and work in a positive, fun environment.

Details:



  • 6 am - 12 pm Monday through Friday
  • Food industry experience not required, but helpful
  • Employee will receive plenty of training
  • Pay and perks to be discussed upon picking up an application

Facility Location:
YMCA Early Learning Center
701 St. Joseph Drive
Kokomo, IN 46901
765.236.2070

Swim Instructor
Part Time Hourly
Pay Grade: $7.25-$8.50

Position Summary

Responsible for planning and conducting swim lessons according to YMCA and Red Cross guidelines and to help people learn to be safe when they are in, on or around water. To always ensure the safety of class participants while teaching and to promote the four core values of the YMCA.

Essential Functions

  • Represent the YMCA’s four core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.
  • Be familiar with course materials and know how to use them effectively.
  • Create a non-threatening environment encouraging participants to meet course objectives.
  • Must be cheerful, energetic, and emotionally present and must be a good listener and communicator.
  • Cover all material required in a course
  • Ensure that participants meet course completion requirements and receive completion certificate.
  • Submit completed course reports to Aquatic Coordinator.
  • Attend regular trainings as assigned by Aquatic Coordinator
  • Must maintain an excellent attendance record.

Recommended Qualifications

  • American Red Cross or YMCA Lifeguard Training and First Aid
  • American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer or equivalent
  • WSI or YSI Certification
  • Knowledge of child development
  • Knowledge of infant and preschool aquatic theory and practice.
  • Knowledge of progressive aquatic theory and practice.
  • Knowledge of lesson planning, administrative and program operations.
  • Knowledge of learning theory, course design and customizing to adults, persons with disabilities and helping participants meet their individual goals and objectives.
For complete details, click HERE.
Housekeeping
Part Time: 20-28 hours per week

Position Summary

To provide a positive, high energy and safe environment within the YMCA facility by being responsible for laundry, mopping and vacuuming, bathroom maintenance and janitorial duties under the guidance of the Facilities Director. Housekeeping staff with keeping all areas of the branch clean, safe and well maintained.

Essential Functions

  • Follow emergency procedures and safety precautions. Follow procedures for reporting all accidents, incidents, and hazards.
  • Accept additional assignments as deemed appropriate, within the scope of the job description.
  • Provide Excellent customer Service
  • Maintenance of fitness floor and studios
  • Bathroom maintenance and janitorial duties

Qualifications

  • Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.
  • Must have successful experience in routine maintenance, janitorial machinery, and application and safe handling of chemicals.
  • HS Diploma
  • Typical requirements within 30 days of hire include completion of Child Abuse Prevention for Supervisory Staff; CPR; First Aid; AED; Bloodborne Pathogens.
Interested candidates may stop in and fill out an application or print the application HERE and bring it in. Join our housekeeping team!
Swim Instructors & Lifeguards
The YMCA is looking for experienced swim instructors and lifeguards to join the family at the Y. Help the youth of today learn to be healthy while they increase their self-esteem and learn life skills such as goal setting and determination.

Childhood development and swimming progression knowledge is needed for instructors, and lifeguards must have a current lifeguard certification.

For more information or to apply, contact aquatics director Katy Kincaid at katy.kincaid@kokomoymca.org.
Experienced Personal Trainers
The YMCA is far more than a traditional “gym & swim” facility. We are looking for certified personal trainers who understand the heart of the Y is to help inspire people to live a healthier life, in every area. We believe in nurturing and coaching the potential in every health seeker, so connecting with members must be a strong suit.

Personal training hours: Flexible, although early morning, evening and weekend availability is preferred.

Qualifications

  • HS Diploma
  • Preferred: Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.
  • Be a certified personal trainer through National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), American Council on Exercise (ACE), or American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) or other reputable certification organization.
  • Minimum of 1 year Personal Training experience
For more information, email Allysha at allysha.smith@kokomoymca.org
Group Exercise

Position Summary

Make every effort to assist them in attaining their health and wellness goals. Assist with the operation of the wellness center, group fitness classes. Implement Y signature Healthy Living programs. Maintain and enforce wellness center policies and procedures. Maintenance of fitness floor and studios.

Qualifications

  • Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.
  • Basic Group Fitness Certification or specialty class certification
  • HS Diploma
  • Fitness enthusiast
  • Typical requirements within 30 days of hire include: completion of: Child Abuse Prevention for Supervisory Staff; CPR; First Aid; AED; Bloodborne Pathogens.
For more information, email allysha.smith@kokomoymca.org
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