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Piedmont Family YMCA

Charlottesville, VA

Job Opportunities

Become part of our dynamic Crozet YMCA team!

We are looking to hire for the following positions by department - click on the title for an expanded job description with essential functions, qualifications and physical demands.

Family at YMCA

Fitness Instructors

Instructs group exercise classes in a safe, enjoyable, and positive environment that promotes member wellness and engagement in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures.

**We are currently looking for year-round aquatics staff. APPLY NOW!**

Opening / Morning Lifeguards

Maintains safe swimming conditions in the pool, deck, and surrounding areas. Creates a safe and positive atmosphere that promotes member safety and engagement in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures. Shifts begin at 5:15 am and can go to 9:00 am (possibly end earlier if there is a school schedule conflict) Monday - Friday, also Saturday morning 6:45-9 am.


Maintains safe swimming conditions in the pool, deck, and surrounding areas. Creates a safe and positive atmosphere that promotes member safety and engagement in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures.

Swim Lesson Instructors

The Y is a leading nonprofit for strengthening community, and the nation's larger provider of swim lessons to increase skill and safety in and around water. This position provides direct leadership, instruction and motivation for students in swimming classes.



The Piedmont Family YMCA After-School program at Crozet YMCA is hiring part-time staff for their After-School program during the school year. The hours of the after-school program is Monday-Friday from 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM.

Experience: Must be 18 years of age and have completed high school/GED equivalent. One-year experience in YMCA school-aged child care or equivalent preferred. Previous experience working with children is imperative including skills in teaching children, teamwork, program planning, and implementation. The candidate must have experience in a variety of areas including sports, nature activities, arts and crafts, group games, character development, and music/drama. A high degree of physical activity is required. Be able to obtain First Aid and CPR certifications and child abuse clearance.

Requirements: Ability to interact and communicate clearly with all program participants and fellow staff. Responsible for set-up and breakdown of all program supplies and equipment.

Essential Functions: Under the direction of the School-Aged Child Care Director, provide leadership to a group of school-aged children. Lead activities including, but not limited to sports, drama, crafts, homework assistance, fitness, and health. Individual acts as a role model, planning and conducting age-appropriate activities on a daily basiS. Supervises a group of children; plans and implements program activities that are culturally relevant, developmentally appropriate and consistent with YMCA values; follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergencies; maintains positive relations with parents and other staff; attends all staff meetings and trainings. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age; high school graduate or equivalent; one year or more of college preferred; at least 6 months of programmatic experience working with children in a day camp setting. Previous experience with diverse populations preferred. Child Abuse prevention training within 30 days of hire date; at least one year of experience working with children in a developmental setting preferred. Ability to plan, organize and implement age-appropriate/developmentally appropriate program activities. Previous experience with diverse populations. Ability to develop positive, authentic relationships with people from different backgrounds; Must participate in required in-service training (28 hours).

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Branch Director


This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Oversees the total operation of a YMCA branch, including membership, marketing, programs, facilities, volunteer and staff development, financial development, community relations and collaborations with community agencies.


  1. Develops, implements, and manages operating plans to promote membership and/or program growth for the YMCA.
  2. Develops and directs high quality relationship-based member engagement strategies.
  3. Directs branch strategic planning efforts and develops the annual operating plan of the branch.
  4. Hires, trains, and supervises staff and volunteers in assigned areas. Facilitates communication and provides leadership. Models relationship-building skills in all interactions.
  5. Ensures the safety and maintenance of facilities, grounds, and equipment.
  6. Directs branch marketing and communication efforts to effectively communicate benefit to
    the community.
  7. Provides leadership and support to the annual fundraising campaign and volunteer committees/
    boards as assigned. Develops and maintains effective working relationships within the community.
  8. Assures compliance with state and local regulations. Ensures that program standards are met and safety procedures are followed.
  9. Ensures high quality member-focused programs through innovative program development, evaluations and on-going training of staff.
  10. Coordinates special events and activities.
  11. Provides data and reports as required for assigned programs.
  12. Serves as a member of Y management and supports the overall objectives of the YMCA.
  13. Performs other duties as assigned.

YMCA COMPETENCIES (Multi-Team or Branch Leader):

Mission Advancement: Reinforces the Ys values within the organization and the community. Effectively communicates the benefits and impact of the YMCAs efforts for all stakeholders. Implements effective systems to develop volunteers at program, fundraising, and policy leadership levels. Secures resources and support for all philanthropic endeavors.

Collaboration: Develops strategies to ensure staff and volunteers reflect the community. Builds
and nurtures strategic relationships to enhance support for the YMCA. Serves as a community
leader building collaborations based on trust and credibility to advance YMCA mission and goals. Communicates for influence to attain buy-in and support of goals. Provides tools and resources
for the development of others.

Operational Effectiveness: Integrates multiple thinking processes to make decisions. Involves members and community in the development of programs and activities. Ensures execution of plans. Institutes sound accounting procedures, investment policies and financial controls. Assigns clear accountability
and ensures continuous improvement.

Personal Growth: Fosters a learning environment embracing diverse abilities and approaches. Creates a sense of urgency and positive tension to support change. Anticipates challenges that can sidetrack or derail growth and personal learning. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.


1. Bachelor's degree in human services, social services, recreation, business or equivalent.

2. Four or more years of program management experience, preferably in a YMCA or other nonprofit agency.

3. Ability to direct programs through supervision of volunteers and staff, development and monitoring of budgets, marketing and public relations, program development and fund-raising.

4. Prefer knowledge of, and previous experience with, diverse populations.

5. Proven track record of developing authentic and deepened relationships with others.

6. Ability to establish and maintain collaborations with community organizations.

7. YMCA Team Leader or Multi-team/Branch Leader certification preferred.

8. CPR and First Aid certifications may be required.


Sufficient strength, agility and mobility to perform essential functions and to supervise program activities. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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