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 fax completed application and resume, as applicable, to Membership Dept. at Darien YMCA, 2420 Post Road, Darien, CT 06820
  3. The Darien YMCA is an equal opportunity employer.

Drop off or mail your application to:

Darien YMCA
2420 Post Road
Darien, CT 06820

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

The Darien YMCA is an equal opportunity employer.

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

Current Employment Opportunities:

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

 


After School Instructor

Pay: From $13/hour

POSITION SUMMARY:

Under the supervision of the Director of Youth Development, the After School Instructor supervises a class room of Kindergarten - 5th graders, while leading activities in a safe and enjoyable environment.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Leadership and guidance of after school participants.
  • Develop an understanding of each child and help him/her grow and adjust within the YMCA environment.
  • Implement and carry out the philosophy of the Darien YMCA.
  • Relate positively with all parents; relate to Parents Manual as needed.
  • Be enthusiastic and encourage child involvement.
  • Take daily attendance and record participants pick-up.
  • Know where all participants are and what they are doing at all times.
  • Plan daily activities.
  • Maintain the safety of the participants at all times.
  • Repress personal problems, theories, prejudices and emotional relationships that may affect the welfare of children, until such a time that you can meet privately with the Director.
  • Attend all Staff Trainings.
  • Participate in staff meetings constructively, cooperatively and professionally.
  • Set up and clean up assigned areas.
  • Assist in all special events.
  • Report disciplinary problems and first aid emergency to Director.

QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Must be at least 16 years old.
2. Must have ability to relate with children
3. Must have prior experience in working in an organized youth program or teaching environment.
4. Must have ability to assist or lead activities such as: sports, games, crafts and assist with homework.
5. Must have ability to relate well to one’s peers and supervisors in a working environment.

Contact:
Suzanne Richards at (203) 655-8228 ext. 1331, srichards@darien-ymca.org.

Apply Online

Click here to download the employment application.


Early Childhood Teacher

Holly Care Teacher

Are you a childcare professional? Do you want to make a positive difference in the life of a child? Are you a reliable, responsible and punctual team player? If so, step forward and become part of a dynamic and exciting early childhood education program, the Holly Care Program, at the Darien YMCA, where children from 3-5 years old can flourish, learn, and grow.

The Holly Care program runs from Sept to June with an option to work summer camp June to August. Holly Care is a full day program catering to the needs of children and parents alike. The program provides a structured environment in which children can participate in a scheduled activity for the day. Each day ‘s activities include supervised lunch time, outdoor play, story time, arts and crafts. In addition, children will participate in the special theme(s) of the day to help develop their motor and social skills. Children may attend the morning, afternoon, or full day sessions. This innovative and modern program currently has part time positions available:

Monday – Friday: 8:45am – 12:00pm and/or Monday – Friday: 11:45-3:00pm

Holly Care staff help provide a quality learning experience and foster each child’s social, physical, emotional, and cognitive growth as well as assist in the daily aspects of the classroom program and care of the children under the guidance of the Director.

Some of the exciting duties and responsibilities of the Teacher include (but are not limited to):

  • Always ensure the safety and well-being of the children. Create and maintain a safe and healthy setting that fosters social, emotional, cognitive and physical development of children and respects their dignity and contributions.
  • Follow and implement established program practices based upon current knowledge in the field of child development and upon particular knowledge of each child.
  • Assist children during clean up time.
  • Ensure children’s belongings are removed from cubby and packed into backpack prior to daily dismissal.
  • Respect the dignity, worth and uniqueness of each individual (child, family member and colleague).
  • Prepare activities and projects to be offered to the children.
  • Communicate pertinent information obtained through contact with parents and children to the Director.
  • Fulfill requirements by the State of Connecticut to attend continuing education classes including but not limited to professional meetings, educational conferences and teacher training workshops and seminars to maintain and improve professional competence.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of eighteen (18) years old.
  • Minimum of high school diploma or equivalency certificate or at least five hundred and forty (540) hours documented experience in working with children (unrelated to you) of the same age(s) to be served in this program.
  • Minimum 1 year experience working in a classroom/daycare setting preferred.
  • Must submit to and pass state background check and fingerprint screening.
  • Possess effective written and verbal communication.
  • Must be able to visually observe children during active and passive pursuits. Must be willing and able to read aloud age appropriate books and text to classroom children.
  • Ability to properly instruct children and maintain a cohesive learning environment.
  • Ability to work as a team with Directors and staff.
  • Must be responsive and flexible to the needs of the program.

Contact:
Suzanne Richards at (203) 655-8228 ext. 1331, srichards@darien-ymca.org.

Apply Online

Click here to download the employment application.


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 

 


Lifeguard Position

Early morning (5:00 - 9:00 am), midday (12noon - 3:00 pm), afternoon (3:00 - 6:00 pm), or evening (6:00 - 9:45 pm).
Contact:
Amy D'Andrea at (203) 655-8228 ext. 1307

Apply for Early Bird Lifeguard 

or

Apply Online for other lifeguard positions
Click here to download the employment application.


Membership Service Representative (Part-Time) Position

Part Time

Immediate Availability

Early morning, evening and/or weekend shifts available.

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 - $15.00 per hour

Schedule:

  • Evening shift
  • Holidays
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability

Apply Online or

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.


Special Needs Support Staff for Youth Programs

General Function of Support Staff for Children with Special Needs:
Under the supervision of the Director of Youth Development and Special Needs Programs, Special Needs Support Staff will support children with special needs throughout the day in either a preschool or after school care setting.

Qualifications:
1. Must be at least 18 years old.
2. Required: Applicants MUST have experience working with children with special needs.
3. Shifts may consist of 1:00 - 6:30 PM and/or 3:00 - 6:30 PM
3. Must have ability to provide individual instruction and assistance as needed to enable the child to successfully participate in all activities.
4. Must have ability to relate well to one’s peers and supervisors in a working environment.

Principle Activities:
1. Personally supervise your assigned participant from arrival to departure each camp day.
2. Develop an understanding of each participant and help him/her grow and adjust within the environment.
3. Implement and carry out the philosophy of the Darien YMCA.
4. Relate positively with all parents; relate to Parents Manual as needed.
5. Be enthusiastic and encourage participant involvement.
6. Maintain the safety of the participant at all times.
7. Attend all Staff Trainings.
8. Participate in staff meetings constructively, cooperatively and professionally.
9. Report disciplinary problems and first aid emergency to Director.

Apply Online

Contact:
Suzanne Richards at (203) 655-8228 ext. 1331, srichards@darien-ymca.org.


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:
Gene DeNota at (203) 655-8228 ext. 1359, gdenota@darien-ymca.org.

Apply Online

Click here to download the employment application.