Employment

Employees who refer people to work for the Darien YMCA will receive $100 per referral after the new hire completes their first 30 days of employment!


All employment opportunities with the Darien YMCA will be posted here.

How to Apply 

Visit the YMCA Front Desk or obtain an application here online.

  1. Please indicate position for which you are applying.
  2. Mail or email completed application to our HR Department or contact for the position.
  3. The Darien YMCA is an equal opportunity employer.

Mail, Drop off or email your application to:

Nicole Chiappetta, HR Director

Darien YMCA
2420 Post Road
Darien, CT 06820
nchiappetta@darien-ymca.org

Note that if other instructions are provided in the job posting, please follow those instructions.

To download an application for employment please click here.  (Summer Camp Staff have a separate application. See Summer Camp Employment)

Current Employment Opportunities:

Summer Camp Job Opportunities

See all our summer camp job opportunities on the Camp Employment Web Pages

Assistant Swim Coach

POSITION SUMMARY:

Under the direction of the Director of Competitive Swimming Director and Piranha Head Coach, help in assisting with day-to-day on deck coaching of 12/under swimmers. Looking for someone who is reliable, competent, and willing to coach 3 nights per week plus Saturdays and occasional meets. Preferable starting date is September 13th but ultimately start date, nights and hours are negotiable.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

· Administer day’s training plan to the appropriate training group

· Work with other assistant coaches to ensure a safe and enthusiastic environment.

· Effectively communication with swimmers and parents when necessary.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

· 18 years of age or older

· Must have swimming experience, coaching experience preferred

· Must hold current CPR, Lifeguarding and/or Coaches Safety Training certifications

· Strong communication skills

· Ability to fulfill responsibilities in accordance with YMCA standards

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.

· While performing the duties of this job be able to use a tablet and phone/smart device for training and teaching swimmers.

· The employee is required to stand and walk around a tiled pool deck.

· The environment temperature can range from comfortable to very warm.

· The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

· The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate

FLSA Status: hourly Job
Status: P/T
Department: Competitive Swimming
Reports to: Director of Competitive Swimming


Gymnastics Instructor/Coach

Pay: $15.00 - $20.00 per hour

Full Time - or Part Time Afternoons Opportunity

Are you an experienced gymnastics coach, or competitive gymnast with a desire to share your expertise with those eager to learn? If so, this might be the perfect opportunity for you to do what you love and give back at the same time!

At the Darien Y, we have a top-notch nationally recognized gymnastics team/program, and we need your experience and expertise to help us continue our devotion to having one of the best programs in the nation.

With three National Championships and numerous regional and local honors to our name, our aim is to continue the tradition with exceptionally talented coaches like you leading the team. At the Y, we value you and embrace your individuality. We believe in you and support your journey to develop your full potential while you support our athletes in developing theirs.

As an instructor for this elite program, you will be guiding gymnasts of all levels, pre-school to school-age recreational classes, in the proper techniques and disciplines of the sport while promoting a fun and welcoming environment. The gymnastics coach also ensures athlete safety and adherence to USA Gymnastics and Darien Y policies and procedures.

The Gymnastics Coach is a dynamic individual who comes to work with a smile and genuinely enjoys working with athletes, parents, members, and staff. From the gymnastics arena, you will bring your superior knowledge, skills, and leadership to effectively communicate with and guide athletes in proper gymnastics techniques. As a dedicated coach, you ensure a safe and enthusiastic sporting environment in which your team will thrive.

Your top-quality skills and friendly, welcoming demeanor create positive public relations and fosters the Y’s commitment to providing a superb gymnastics training experience.

Our commitment to you includes a competitive wage, thorough training, a first-rate facility, and an individual membership to the Y! Medical benefits available to full time position. Be a part of our team and enjoy working in a great environment.

Some additional duties for the Gymnastics Coach include, but are not limited to:

  • Regularly work flexible hours including some evenings.
  • Keep accurate class attendance records and follow up with supervisor and parents as needed regarding attendance and/or gymnast’s progress.
  • Know, understand, and consistently apply safety rules, policies, and guidelines for the gymnastics training areas.
  • Communicate with all team members and parents regarding schedules, trainings, meets in a timely manner.
  • Work closely with Gymnastics Director, Assistant Coaches, and other staff to ensure proper team management and instruction.
  • Maintain knowledge of industry trends and coaching techniques.

Qualifications:

  • 18 Years of age or older
  • Professional, friendly, effective verbal and written communication skills
  • 1-3 Years Gymnastics Coaching experience
  • Current CPR/AED, Coaches Safety Training Certifications (We will help you obtain these certifications)
  • Punctual and reliable with ability to fulfill all coaching responsibilities.
  • Must possess auditory, verbal, and visual capabilities to monitor team environment effectively.

Apply Online or

Click here to download the employment application.

 


Gymnastics Class/ Pre-school Instructor (Part-Time)

Pay range Varies/Depending on qualifications and experience

Position Summary

Under the direction of the Gymnastics Coordinator, the position requires a knowledgeable, positive, encouraging, and safe experience for children, while they learn individual and group skills.

Essential Functions

  • Coach with the highest quality and safety as possible while adhering to all YMCA and USA Gymnastics policies
  • Must have knowledge and understanding of all recreational programs offered as well as the overall program structure of the Darien YMCA Gymnastics Program
  • Maintain a clean, organized, and safe gymnastics facility
  • Interact with a positive attitude with program participants, parents, and staff
  • Participate in Staff meetings and trainings
  • Ability to perform all physical aspects of the position: spotting and moving/setting up equipment
  • Be committed

Qualifications

  • Comprehensive understanding of basic gymnastics fundamentals, concepts, practice organization, excellent communication skills, and positive team-building motivational skills
  • Prior gymnastics knowledge and experience
  • Certifications: CPR/First-Aid/AED, Child Abuse Prevention, Safe Sport, USA Gymnastics Safety Certification (We are willing to provide training and all training must be completed within the first 90 days of employment)
  • All prospects are subject to a background check and other training deemed mandatory by the Darien YMCA

Apply Online

or

Apply by Email hr@darien-ymca.org 


Marketing Associate (Part-Time)

The Y seeks a talented, organized, part-time marketing professional to help advance the mission of the organization through the creation and delivery of clear and compelling communications. The ideal candidate should be an expert in the field of social media, possess excellent photography and videography skills, have knowledge and direct experience in digital marketing and graphic design, and should be able to navigate Microsoft Windows programs with demonstrable experience Windows Office products, WordPress, and Adobe Office Suite (especially InDesign).

The ideal candidate is a natural communicator, articulate both in person and on paper. He/she will be detail-oriented, overseeing projects from concept through to completion. This position reports to the Regional Marketing Director. Hours will range from 15 to 20 per week at the Darien YMCA located at 2420 Post Road, Darien, CT 06820.

Qualifications

  • 4-year college degree
  • Experience in the field of Marketing
  • Great verbal communicator with exceptional writing skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously with ease
  • Ability to oversee projects from concept through to completion
  • Team player who works effectively with a wide range of personalities
  • Self-starter with excellent time management skills
  • Passionate about the mission of the YMCA

Primary Roles and Responsibilities

Social Media:
Maintain online presence for Darien YMCA

  • Manage all social media outlets for the Darien YMCA which includes creating social media content calendar, handling customer interactions (responding to posts/messages), maintaining regular posts/content, and forwarding any issues to appropriate Director in a timely manner.

Website and App Content:
Responsible for managing and maintaining the Darien YMCA website via WordPress.

  • Ensure website content is accurate and consistently updated in a timely fashion. Ensure content and images are professional, interactive and effective in communicating our services and programs.
  • Work with Program Directors to ensure local web pages and app schedules are current and reflect consistency throughout the site as we communicate to multiple audiences.

Internal Marketing Design:
Maintain and update printed marketing materials, member communication pieces and templates including bi-monthly email newsletters, program brochures, update internal television communications, internal branch marketing pieces and promotions using Adobe InDesign software.

  • Ensure program department compliance with established brand standard policies.
  • Follow up bi-weekly/monthly with each department to ensure they are following brand standards and ensure messages are supportive of and consistent with marketing strategies.
  • Assist departments in creating marketing materials in order to ensure brand compliancy, as needed.

Email Marketing:
Create, review and execute weekly/monthly e-newsletters, event emails and program and marketing promotions.

  • Create appropriate email lists for e-newsletters using our membership database software.

Photography/Videography:

  • Responsible for coordination and production of all video content (testimonials, demos, program features, etc.) for internal and external use.
  • Responsible for taking photos for use in print and digital marketing materials including special events, program activities, head shots, etc.
  • Maintain photo/video library for Darien YMCA and serve as resource liaison.

Public Relations:
Support the Regional Marketing Director in Public Relations activities for Darien YMCA as needed.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $20.00 - $22.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Professional development assistance

Schedule:

  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday, 4-5 hours per day

Experience:

  • Marketing: 1 year (Preferred)

Contact:
Patty Kane at (203) 655-8228 ext. 1356, pkane@darien-ymca.org.

APPLY ONLINE


Membership Service Representative (Part-Time)

Imagine going to work each day knowing what you do positively influences the lives of people and community. At the Y, you can discover your passion and build a career with a future. We offer the opportunity to make a lasting difference in your community and yourself!

At the Y, we want you to feel valued in your work and confident in your potential. The Y is a diverse community that believes in you and supports you in your desire to succeed. We have shifts to suit your needs and schedule.

As a Member Services Representative, you are a dynamic individual who comes to work with a smile and genuinely enjoys working with members, guests, and staff. From the member check in desk, you will greet and offer top quality services to all who enter the facility. Your friendly and welcoming demeanor creates positive public relations and fosters the Y’s commitment to providing a superb customer experience.

Our commitment to you includes a competitive wage, thorough training, and an individual membership to the Y! Be a part of our team and enjoy working in a great environment.

Some additional duties for the Membership Services Representative include:

Utilize your excellent customer service skills to greet every person who enters the YMCA.

Assist individuals and families with membership and program registration. Accept and record payments. Enter data into software system.

Respond to all member and guest inquiries in person or by phone. Assist in resolving all inquiries. Share knowledge of program, activity, and brochure information with members.

Qualifications:

Desire to meet and work with people

Professional, friendly verbal and written communication skills

Computer literate. Ability to learn new skills and software programs

Ability to work with a diverse population in a wide variety of situations
Punctual and reliable with a willingness to learn, grow and interact with others

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $14.00 per hour

Typical Schedules:

  • Early Morning shifts
  • Evening shifts
  • Holidays
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability

Contact:
Lee Malloy Stendardi at (203) 655-8228 ext. 1304, lmalloy-stendardi@darien-ymca.org.

Fax (203) 656-2267, Attn: Lee Malloy Stendardi

Click here to download the employment application.


Swim Instructor

Morning (9:30 - 11:00 am), early afternoon (1:00 - 2:30 pm), late afternoon (3:30-5:45 pm), as well as Saturday morning (9:00 am - 1:00 pm).
Prior experience preferred, but will train person(s) with camping, youth sports, or babysitting background, who are able to work effectively with preschool and school-age children.
Contact:
Amy D’Andrea at (203) 655-8228 ext. 1307

Apply online or

Click here to download the employment application.


Wellness Center Associate- Part Time

YMCA: Darien YMCA
Location: Darien, CT

POSITION SUMMARY:

Under the direction of the Director of Training and Exercise, the Wellness Center associate will be part of the support staff that is responsible for meeting the needs of the membership. This is to be accomplished by maintaining an organized, safe, clean facility, and answering any questions regarding fitness programs, classes, personal training, and equipment.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Always maintain a professional attitude during your employment at the Darien YMCA.
  2. Arrive on time and ready to work for your shift.
  3. Greet every member cheerfully, acknowledge and interact with every member during your shift.
  4. Assist participants while they are using the facility and circulate among the members every 10-15 minutes.
  5. Perform basic Equipment orientations and answer questions within your scope of practice.
  6. Maintain a neat and clean Wellness Center by performing all outlined cleaning duties and addressing any areas that need immediate attention.
  7. Notify proper personnel of any problems that arise.
  8. Do not work out during your shift.
  9. Do not leave the facility unattended during your shift with the exceptions of cleaning, or number tallying tasks and using the men’s or women’s room.
  10. Cooperate with fellow staff members to build a team atmosphere. For example: being available to substitute when possible, conveying pertinent information to your supervisor, and doing your part to maintaining the cleanliness of the facility.
  11. Obtain your own substitute in the event you cannot make your shift (you will be allotted 2 unexcused absences for emergencies, where your supervisor will secure a substitute for you).
  12. Incorporate the YMCA mission, values, cause and culture into all aspects of the position, to ensure highest level of customer service is provided to Y community and members.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Strong communication, customer service and problem-solving skills.
  2. Must have good human relation skills to facilitate positive relationships with members and other staff.
  3. Must possess skills and knowledge or have the capability and the willingness to learn the skills necessary to answer questions regarding fitness programs and classes and demonstrate equipment in the Wellness Center and Training Center.
  4. Some administrative duties required but will train.
  5. Must be 18+ years of age.
  6. Must be certified in First Aid/Adult CPR/ AED by start date and maintain that certification for the duration of employment.

WORK ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • The demands of this job do require a person to occasionally lift weights (45 lb. plates), dumbbells off the floor, push/pull benches into place, kneel or crouch while cleaning equipment, and be physically active.
  • The position also requires the moving/setting up of spin bikes on occasion.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Contact:
Nick Koproski at (203) 655-8228 ext. 1311, nkoproski@darien-ymca.org.

Apply Online

Click here to download the employment application.