Working at the Osage Prairie YMCA gives you the opportunity to strengthen communities and change lives, including your own. No matter what role you take on at the Y, you’ll show up each day with the satisfaction of knowing your contributions are helping to empower young people, improve health and well-being, and inspire action in your community. Working side by side with diverse leaders with different backgrounds, perspectives and strengths, you’ll discover new ways to connect with your community, find your purpose and fuel your passion every day!

 

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Current Job Openings:

Childcare Staff

Job Description

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Childcare Staff provide supervision of children for all programs under Childcare at the YMCA and is under direct supervision of the Child Care Coordinator along with the Associate Direct of Childcare and Community Impact. Staff will provide a quality experience to children and parents that focuses on engagement, structure, and new learning opportunities. Currently the Childcare Program consists of the following programs: After School (Y-Club) Summer Camp (Camp Osage), Spring Break Camp, Winter Break Camp, No School Days, & Child Watch. 

Qualifications

  • Must be at least 21 years of age or older. Subject to a background check and fingerprints.
  • Previous experience working with children/or education is required. Education in early childcare or school aged children is preferred but not required. 
  • Must have strong communication and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work at times with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to plan, organize and implement age appropriate/developmentally appropriate program activities. 
  • Must be willing to let your inner child shine through when working directly with our children enrolled.

Essential Functions

  • Create a welcoming, hopeful, determined, genuine and nurturing atmosphere that fosters a sense of belonging among the children and helps them gain confidence through achievement.
  • Supervises a group of children and their activities.
  • Implements program activities that are consistent with YMCA values while adhering to the daily schedule.
  • Create and maintain a clean and safe environment both physically and emotionally for all.
  • Attends staff meetings and completes all required training.
  • Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention, and emergencies.
  • Reports suspicious or inappropriate behaviors and policy violations.
  • Follows mandated abuse reporting requirements.
  • Maintains communication with parents and co-workers/supervisors.
  • Assists in maintaining the program site and equipment.
  • Responsible for daily cleaning activities in assigned area and facility.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Child Care Coordinator and/or Associate Director of Childcare and Community Impact.

Cause-Driven Leadership® Competencies

Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Y’s values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs.

Collaboration: Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions. Builds rapport and relates well to others. Seeks first to understand the other person’s point of view and remains calm in challenging situations. Listens for understanding and meaning. Speaks and writes effectively. Takes initiative to assist in developing campers.

Operational Effectiveness: Makes sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to another. Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better camp experience. Clarifies tasks, plans work, and actively participates in all camp activities and meetings. Strives to meet or exceed overall camp goals.

Personal Growth: Demonstrates an openness to change and seeks opportunities in the change process. Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths, and limitations and how they impact relationships. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well.

Hours of Scheduled Work  

The hours of this job will be anywhere from 2:45 pm – 7:00 pm depending on location of childcare being provided. (Hours may vary during Spring, Summer, and Winter Breaks as well as Kid’s Night Out.) Must be able to work Monday-Friday any time between the times listed above. This position will be considered a part-time and/or PRN position. 

Training/Certifications required after hire that will be provided: 

Child Abuse & Neglect Detection and Prevention Training, 12 hours of Childcare Licensed Training, CPR, and First Aid Training.

Hourly Rate

Rate of pay is based on experience. 

How to Apply

Apply in person at Osage Prairie YMCA at 500 W. Highland, Nevada, MO 64772 or on our website. Please contact Samie McCullough at smccullough@osageprairiey.org with questions.

Lifeguard

Job description

A YMCA lifeguard monitors pool activities and ensures member safety. Lifeguards need to possess knowledge of rescue procedures and emergency medical procedures. To help prevent incidents, lifeguards must enforce all safety guidelines as outlined by the YMCA. To ensure safety, lifeguards must remain alert throughout an entire shift.

Qualifications

  • Must be at least 16 years of age or older. Subject to a background check.
  • Ability to work most times with minimal supervision.
  • Monitor pool activities and ensures member safety.
  • Must possess knowledge of rescue procedures and emergency medical procedures.
  • To help prevent incidents/accidents, lifeguards must enforce all safety guidelines as outlined by the YMCA.
  • To ensure safety, lifeguards must remain alert throughout an entire shift.

Essential Functions

  • Attends staff meetings and completes all required training.
  • Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, and emergencies.
  • Reports suspicious or inappropriate behaviors and policy violations.
  • Maintains communication with co-workers/supervisors.
  • Responsible for daily cleaning activities in assigned area and facility.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Assoicate Director of Aquatics.

Cause-Driven Leadership® Competencies 

Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Y’s values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs.

Collaboration: Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions. Builds rapport and relates well to others. Seeks first to understand the other person’s point of view and remains calm in challenging situations. Listens for understanding and meaning. Speaks and writes effectively.

Personal Growth: Demonstrates an openness to change and seeks opportunities in the change process. Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths, and limitations and how they impact relationships. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well.

Training/Certifications required after hire that will be provided:  Lifeguard, CPR, and First Aid Training. An applicant may need to possess a pre-employment physical and a skills test. Additional job duties a lifeguard performs include filling out accident/incident reports, teaching swim lessons, and performing pool cleaning and maintenance.

Hourly Rate: $11.15

How to Apply: Apply in person at Osage Prairie YMCA at 500 W. Highland, Nevada, MO 64772 or on our website. For questions email Brian Doussa at BDoussa@osageprairiey.org

Welcome Center Representative

Job Description

A YMCA Welcome Center Representative supports all aspects of a high-quality YMCA user experience. This position handles ensuring exceptional service and assistance to YMCA members, prospective members, and guests at all times. The Welcome Center Representative will exhibit excellent communication, customer service communication, and customer service skills upholding the member experience standards.

Qualifications

  • Must be 21 years of age or older. Subject to a background check.
  • Prior customer service experience is preferred.  Must have the ability to concentrate in a busy atmosphere and adjust to a constantly changing work environment.
  • Must have a strong organizational and professional communication skills and to be able handle multiple tasks.
  • Must be friendly, outgoing, accurate, neat, dependable, and a self-starter.
  • Must be able to understand and explain YMCA policies and procedures.

Essential Functions

  • Attends staff meetings and completes all required training.
  • Provide information about membership and program offerings by staying current with program information, unique events, as well as facility schedules, being prepared to provide personalized direction to other services.
  • Work in a demanding environment and deal with the public in a professional manner
  • Aggressively promote and sell memberships. Subject to providing facility tours.
  • Know all aspects of program departments, i.e., registration procedures, schedules, and program guides.  Effectively communicate information to all YMCA guests and members.

  • Reconcile end of shift money received through memberships, programs, and/or merchandise. 

  • At times may be required to provide administrative support such as typing, data entry, photocopying, and running reports.

  • Responsible for daily cleaning activities in assigned area and facility.

  • Be a good steward of the YMCA by enforcing all policies and procedures as it relates to membership and programs while offering the highest quality of customer service.

Cause-Driven Leadership® Competencies

Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Y’s values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs.

Collaboration: Works effectively with people of diverse backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions. Builds rapport and relates well to others. Seeks first to understand the other person’s point of view and remains calm in challenging situations. Listens for understanding and meaning. Speaks and writes effectively.

Personal Growth: Demonstrates an openness to change and seeks opportunities in the change process. Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths, and limitations and how they impact relationships. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well.

Training/Certifications required after hire that will be provided: Obtain CPR/First Aid/AED training within the first 90 days hire.  Child Abuse and Neglect training will be provided within the first 30 days of hire.

Hourly Rate: minimum wage

How to Apply: Apply online on our website, with the application on this page.

Group Exercise Instructor

We are seeking enthusiastic group exercise instructors to teach one or multiple formats.  The instructor must be an exceptional motivator as well as great at relationships building in our member-centered environment.  Instructs group exercise classes in a safe, enjoyable, and positive environment that promotes member wellness and engagement in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures. The group exercise instructor will deliver multiple options and a wonderful experience during each class.

Qualifications

  • All employment is subject to completing a comprehensive background check.
  • Must have a strong organizational and professional communication skills and to be able handle multiple tasks.
  • Must be friendly, outgoing, neat, dependable, and a self-starter.
  • Must be able to understand and explain YMCA policies and procedures.

Essential Functions

  • Attends staff meetings and completes all required training.
  • Plans and instructs energizing fitness and/or fitness related classes, following the YMCA standards and guidelines.
  • Set up and take down any class equipment. Report any equipment problems.
  • Observes and discusses individual progress with participants.  Develops rapport with members and responds to questions related to fitness.
  • Work in a demanding environment and deal with the public in a professional manner.
  • Takes accurate attendance of fitness classes.
  • Responsible for daily cleaning activities in assigned area and facility.

  • Be a good steward of the YMCA by enforcing all policies and procedures as it relates to membership and programs while offering the highest quality of customer service.

Cause-Driven Leadership® Competencies

Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Y’s values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs.

Collaboration: Works effectively with people of diverse backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions. Builds rapport and relates well to others. Seeks first to understand the other person’s point of view and remains calm in challenging situations. Listens for understanding and meaning. Speaks and writes effectively.

Personal Growth: Demonstrates an openness to change and seeks opportunities in the change process. Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths, and limitations and how they impact relationships. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well.

Training/Certifications required after hire that will be provided: Obtain CPR/First Aid/AED training within the first 90 days hire.  Child Abuse and Neglect training will be provided within the first 30 days of hire.

Hourly Rate: Based on experience

How to Apply: Apply online on our website, with the application on this page.  For questions contact Samie McCullough, Associate Director at 417-667-9622 or smccullough@osageprairiey.org

Custodial Worker

Job Description

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit, charitable organization committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. The Custodian would assume direct duties of night janitorial duties for an assigned center.

Qualifications

  • Minimum age of 18. 
  • Must be able to pass a comprehensive background check 
  • Experience in custodial work; or an equivalent combination of training and experiences which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. 
  • Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions
  • Ability to demonstrate detailed work with frequent interruptions. 
  • Ability to meet tight time constraints and organize tasks to meet deadlines

Essential Functions

  • Responsible for completing daily housekeeping/sanitizing work schedule in all assigned areas
  • Perform floor care and cleaning which may include vacuuming, sweeping, mopping, and stairs and baseboard scrubbing
  • Cleaning of windows, window and door framework cleaning
  • Perform restrooms (possible locker rooms) cleaning/sanitation to the following: showers, partitions, toilets, urinals, sinks, counters, and changing rooms.
  • Basic cleaning of equipment
  • Perform trash removal as needed
  • Assist in maintaining and clean grounds, parking lots, and sidewalk including trash removal, snow removal and ice-melt application
  • May assist with set up and cleanup of rooms for special events, including carrying and lifting chairs and tables
  • Ensures adequate supplies are available for use
  • Assists with cleaning wellness equipment and rotation, as needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Cause-Driven Leadership® Competencies

Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Y’s values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs.

Collaboration: Works effectively with people of diverse backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions. Builds rapport and relates well to others. Seeks first to understand the other person’s point of view and remains calm in challenging situations. Listens for understanding and meaning. Speaks and writes effectively.

Personal Growth: Demonstrates an openness to change and seeks opportunities in the change process. Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths, and limitations and how they impact relationships. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well.

Training/Certifications required after hire that will be provided: Obtain CPR/First Aid/AED training within the first 90 days of hire. Child Abuse and Neglect training will be provided before hire.

Hours of Scheduled Work  

The hours of this job will be anywhere from 2:45 pm – 7:00 pm depending on location of childcare being provided. (Hours may vary during Spring, Summer, and Winter Breaks as well as Kid’s Night Out.) Must be able to work Monday-Friday any time between the times listed above. This position will be considered a part-time and/or PRN position. 

Hours of Work:

Typically, Monday-Friday; evenings. May be requested to work a weekend shift as needed. 

Hourly Rate: $11.15/hour

How to Apply: Apply online on our website, with the application on this page.

Fitness Center Attendant

Job Description

The Fitness Center Attendant is welcoming, connecting, and supporting members as they ask questions on equipment. This position sanitizes all fitness areas including studios and ensures equipment is orderly. Fitness Center Attendant is also responsible for new member orientations. 

Qualifications

  • Must be 18 years old or older
  • Completion of CPR, First Aid, and AED certifications provided by the Y. 
  • Child Abuse Prevention training is required within 30 days of hire.
  • Previous Fitness Center or Fitness Related experience is preferred
  • Ability to develop positive, authentic relationships with people from different backgrounds.
  • Commitment to inclusion and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Essential Functions

  • Creates a safe environment in which all individuals feel welcomed and respected; build relationships with and among members and program participants.
  • Communicates appropriately with individuals based on readiness to change; coaches them in support of their desired behavior change and regularly checks on members’ progress in meeting personal and program goals.
  • Shares wellness program information with members, using available tools and resources (e.g., handouts, schedules).
  • Keeps all equipment in the appropriate place and reports any equipment that needs repairs.
  • Assist in general orientation of new members to the Fitness Center.
  • Identifies and celebrates the successes of members and program participants.
  • Maintains working knowledge of wellness and trends to provide effective information and support to members.
  • Maintains and cleans equipment according to the schedule or as requested by supervisor.
  • Follows YMCA policies and procedures; responds to emergency situations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Our Culture

Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. In the Y, we strive to live our cause of strengthening communities with purpose and intentionality every day.  We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are nurturing we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you.

Work Environment & Physical Demands  

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Ability to lift around 40lbs, work in possible high stress environments, and able effectively communicate with children and their parents/guardians.
  • Capability of working with minimal supervision and to be consistent in enforcing all policies and procedures established by the Y or outside agencies. 
  • This position will includes nights and possible weekends. 

How to Apply: Apply online on our website, with the application on this page.