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Careers

YMCA Careers

When you walk through our doors, you see Y staff members laughing, talking with members as friends, playing with kids. You see loose and comfortable and generally smiling. You see a positive and bright environment. You might even hear someone break into a Village People song.

And behind those loose and easy smiles are very serious people—professionals who are serious about helping each Y member be his or her best self. “We build strong kids, strong families and strong communities” is not just some line to us. It’s real, it’s true, it’s what we strive to do each and every day. Caring, honesty, respect and responsibility are the real and serious themes behind our values-based environment. And there are, of course, meetings and reports and planning constantly going on behind the scenes to keep making this all happen.

The YMCA is the largest not-for-profit community service organization in America—and the Missoula Family YMCA is a significant and growing force in our community.

Our goal is to provide affordable programs and services focused on the holistic development of children and youth, family strengthening and health and wellness for all. That’s a tall order! And that’s why we’re continually looking to meet talented, enthusiastic folks with a passion for helping others—from infants to senior citizens—and with the desire to make a difference.

Are you someone who thrives in an environment with the unique challenges of a non-profit community service organization? And are you willing to show kids that safety and sportsmanship are vital parts in all parts of life, including sports, then we want to work with you!

A career at the Y offers…

  • Meaningful work in a fun, supportive environment!
  • Professional growth and development through YMCA-sponsored trainings
  • Membership benefits at the YMCA
  • Staff rates on programs and services

At the Missoula Family YMCA, we offer both full-time and part-time career opportunities in a variety of departments including Administration, After-School Care, Aquatics, Child care, Child Watch Center (drop-in nursery), Climbing Wall, Facilities & Maintenance, Health & Wellness, Membership/Welcome Center, Music and Youth Sports­­­­­­­­

Application Process:

To apply for any position, download an application and complete it in its entirety. Bring the completed application to the Missoula Family YMCA Welcome Center, email it to the hiring manager or to Human Resources at hfoster@ymcamissoula.org or mail ithe hard copy to 3000 S. Russell St. Missoula, MT 59801.

Employment Application

Electronic Employment Application

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Active 6 Bus Driver

Hiring Manager: Lindsay Pilon

Contact: hfoster@ymcamissoula.org

Notes: The Bus Driver is responsible for safely operating the bus according to a set daily schedule. He/she must ensure that the bus is in good operating condition at all times, pick up and drop off students as per the schedule, maintain order and security on the bus and obey all laws, regulations and rules of conduct. Must be able to thrive in an environment with the unique challenges of a non-profit community service organization.

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Adaptive & Speical Olympics Program Instructor

Hiring Manager: Mary Kehl

Contact: mkehl@ymcamissoula.org

Notes:  The Adaptive & Special Olympics Programs Instructor is responsible for leading specific adaptive sports classes, exercise programs and/or outings in their specific designated sport (i.e. bowling, soccer, floor hockey, basketball, running club, etc.) at the Missoula Family YMCA, in Partnership with Special Olympics Montana. Instructor also serves as the point of contact for coaches, volunteers, and athletes. Must be able to thrive in an environment with the unique challenges of a non-profit community service organization.

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Co-Lead Teacher Preschool Age

Hiring Manager: Katherine Nordlund

Contact: knordlund@ymcamissoula.org

Notes:The Childcare Center Teacher is responsible for organizing and leading daily activities of pre-kindergarten children.  Oversees the program curriculum and environment providing a high quality, developmentally appropriate experience to meet the needs of the children and families in the program.  Must be able to thrive in an environment with the unique challenges of a non-profit community service organization. Works with limited supervision.

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Youth Sports Coordinator

Hiring Manager: Kathleen Grutsch

Contact: kgrutsch@ymcamissoula.org

NotesThe Youth Sports Coordinator coordinates daily operations of the YMCA Youth Sports programming and assists with the performance of its leagues. This position facilitates some of the largest programs at the YMCA, and is directly responsible for dealing with thousands of participants, volunteers, and members. This position is very visible with direct impact on the reputation of the Missoula Family YMCA. Must be able to thrive in an environment with the unique challenges of a non-profit community service organization. Works with very little supervision.

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Childwatch Attendant

Hiring Manager: Amber Johnson

Contact: ajohnson@ymcamissoula.org

Notes: Help keep children safe and happy while their parents workout. Play games, give positive feedback, supervise with a positive attitude and engage with the kids.

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After School Counselor

Hiring Manager: Stephanie Disburg

Contact: sdisburg@ymcamissoula.org

Notes: The afterschool counselor creates a safe, fun environment for children ages 5 years through middle school and will teach and model the YMCA character Values and sportsmanship.  Under the guidance of the School Age Director, primarily responsible for providing and implementing a high quality, developmentally appropriate curriculum in specific program areas, ensuring children’s social, physical, spiritual and mental development in the program.

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PiYo Instructor

Hiring Manager:Missy Adams

Contact: madams@ymcamissoula.org

Notes: Hours are Wednesday nights from 5:30-6:30pm and every other Saturday at 10:20am for the summer (July/Aug).  We also have potential classes to sub on M/W at 5:30am, and TH at 9:15am.

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Aqua Fit Instructor

Hiring Manager:Missy Adams

Contact: madams@ymcamissoula.org

Notes: Hours are Mondays and Fridays at 7:30 - 8:30 am.

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Swim Instructors/ Lifeguards

Hiring Manager: Rose Kahane

Contact: rkahane@ymcamissoula.org

Notes: Providing quality swim instruction to participants of all ages and Lifeguarding for Aquatic Programs. Hours vary, may get 5-30 hours/ week. Possible long term position beyond summer season depending on staffing needs and employee’s schedule of availability.

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