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Careers at the Y


Imagine going to work knowing that what you do each day positively affects the lives of the people in your community. Working at the Y, you’ll discover more than a job—you’ll enjoy a career with a future and the opportunity to make a lasting difference in the lives of those around you. At the YMCA of Austin we work with people of all ages and from diverse back ­grounds and life experience and you’ll enjoy the personal satisfaction that comes from nurturing the potential of youth and teens, improving the nation’s health and well-being and providing support to our neighbors.


Chief Executive Officer

The YMCA of Austin Minnesota is seeking a charismatic leader to enthusiastically take the helm of a state-of-the art, debt-free, $35M community recreation center with a grand opening targeted for late 2019.  The product of a partnership between many different community organizations, the recreation center is city owned and will be managed by the YMCA of Austin Minnesota.  Community support for the recreation center has been overwhelming with $25M from The Hormel Foundation, $5M from Hormel Food, and $6.4M from a public fundraising campaign.

The incoming CEO will be strategic and visionary to see the big picture to seamlessly partner with community entities through project completion and beyond.  The new CEO must be synergetic to position the Y for maximum impact in youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility in the Y’s service areas.  He or she must display a positive and outgoing disposition with the ability to inspire the Board, volunteers, and staff to share the Y story. The new CEO will have the financial acumen to communicate and educate the Board and the staff on all aspects of operations in real time.  Appreciating that the Y has great potential to expand services which address community needs, the incoming CEO will drive and support staff in the creation of new programs and the development of new collaborations. To read full job description, you can read more here.

Member Services Director

This position is a full-time exempt salaried position with responsibility for the successful management of the membership department, including member recruitment, training, hiring and retention, membership records, member services, administration of financial assistance, administration of insurance incentive programs.

This position requires excellent sales, marketing, public relations, written and oral communication, supervision of 30+ front desk staff, accounting and training skills. The individual must have a working knowledge of Daxko Software, Microsoft Word, Excel and the Internet. This position requires an organized self-starter who understands the YMCA values and mission. A related four year post-secondary education degree or two years of related experience required.

To read full job description, you can read more here. Please contact Brooke Downey with any question. Please send resumes to resume@ymca-austin.org.

Activity and Content Leaders – Healthy Weight and Your Child

Leaders facilitate the movement and learning activities for all individuals, adult and child, participating in the Healthy Weight and Your Child program which uses an evidence-based youth physical activity curriculum and classroom lessons to build healthy habits among families. To learn more, Director of Healthy Living Bryce Becker. Candidates may download an application form or pick one up at the Y Front Desk.

Gymnastics Instructors

The YMCA of Austin is currently seeking Gymnastics Instructors and coaches. To learn more, contact Gymnastics Director Nikki Lindberg at 507.433.1804 or nlindberg@ymca-austin.org. Interested candidates can download an application form or pick one up at the Y Front Desk.

Swim Lesson Instructors & Lifeguards

The YMCA of Austin is currently seeking Swim Lesson Instructors and Lifeguards for the fall/winter months. To learn more, contact Aquatics Director Tracey Christiansen at 507.433.1804 or tchristiansen@ymca-austin.org. Interested candidates can download an application form or pick one up at the Y Front Desk.


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