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Looking for a job where you can find meaningful work that offers rich rewards?
Where you can build a better future for yourself and for kids, families and your community? 

Where you can work with people who thrive in a values-based environment of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility?
The Y has great part-time, flexible positions.
Regularly scheduled employees receive a complimentary Y membership and discounts on Y classes

Swim Instructors, Contact Stephanie Broshous, stephanie.broshous@highland.edu

Health and Wellness Director - part time 30-35hrs/wk
Family YMCA of Northwest Illinois- Freeport, IL 61032
General Function:
Under the direct supervision of the Executive Director, the Fitness Director will be responsible for establishing program growth, development, retention and innovation to the fitness department.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university in related field or equivalent combination of education and experience in related field is preferred.
Leadership, teaching and administrative experience in Wellness, Nutrition, Group Exercise, and other related areas.
Experience in supervising and training staff.
Experience with budget and program administration.
Working knowledge of computer software applications (e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel).
Complete within 30 days of hire: Child Abuse Prevention Training; CPR; First Aid
Principles of YMCA Health and Fitness and YMCA Group Exercise Instructor certifications are required within the first year.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
A.Direct Supervision of all group fitness instructors/classes
Ensure a welcoming atmosphere in all group exercise classes
Ensure all customer service initiatives are in place
Develop/establish communication with participants to ensure needs and expectations are being met
Stay in tune with the changing fitness climate – program innovation, development, scheduling etc.
Maintain, inventory equipment needs and assessment
B.Direct Supervision of Personal Training Department
•Training (ensure certification of staff)
•Evaluation of staff and process
•Equipment Orientations
•Lower Level Supervision
•Youth Fitness orientations
C.Direct Supervision of Silver Sneaker Program
•Administrative Functions
•Evaluation of program and process
D.Oversee community and specialized fitness related programming need:
•Senior programming
•Youth programming (Catch, Home School PE, Youth Fitness etc.)
•Community Health Fairs and committees 
E. Additional Responsibilities to include but are not limited to:
•Special Events: Triathlon/Duathlon, Spring 5K race, Healthy Kids Day
•CPR certified trainer - provide training to YMCA staff on a rotational basis
•Provide Support to YMCA events
•Provide support to YMCA Annual Campaign 
•Provide Leadership in the overall strategic direction and planning for the YMCA
•Attend monthly board meetings
•Attend weekly staff meetings with YMCA leadership team
•Attain necessary training and certifications as they pertain to this position
•Will be part of weekend coverage rotation with other directors
•One weeknight coverage as director duty 
•Direct supervisor of building supervisors
•Membership Growth and Retention
•Other Duties as assigned
Requirements: Must have excellent relationship building skills and the ability to exhibit a high standard of quality and customer satisfaction.  Positive experience in supervising and leading staff.  Ability to multi-task and be efficient with time and resources.  Embrace and exemplify the mission of the YMCA through professional conduct and working with others.
Email resumes to: rich.haight@highland.edu 
Resumes accepted until: 8/25/17
School Age Site Coordinator 
Family YMCA of Northwest Illinois Early Learning Center - Freeport, IL 61032 
$9 - $10 an hour - Part-time
Responsibile for an off site before and after school program. 
Responsible for lesson plans, helping children with homework, USDA Food program responsibilities. Building relationships with School Teachers and administrators. Activity planning.
Job Type: Part-time
Salary: $9.00 to $10.00 /hour
Required education:
High school or equivalent
Required experience:
Working with children: 1 year
Preschool Teacher 
Family YMCA of Northwest Illinois Early Learning Center - Freeport, IL 61032
$8.25 - $9.25 an hour
Preschool teachers, are required to help with lesson planning, classroom communication and organization. Leading small group activities, using Teaching Strategies gold as an assessment tool. Must be willing to complete on line required trainings.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $8.25 to $9.25 /hour
Required education:
High school or equivalent
Required experience:
Teaching: 1 year
Required license or certification:
ECE level 1 credential
Contact Stephanie Diehl stephanie.diehl@highland.edu