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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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This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Develops, organizes, and implements high quality YMCA child care programs including licensed after school and summer camp, Stay & Play, and youth programming at the Crozet YMCA.


1. Manages, directs and coordinates the after school, summer camp, Stay & Play and youth programming for the Crozet YMCA. Ensures high quality programs and establishes new program activities. Expands program within the community in accordance with strategic and operating plans.

2. Recruits, hires, trains, develops, schedules and directs personnel and volunteers as needed. Reviews and evaluates staff performance. Develops strategies to motivate staff and achieve goals.

3. Develops, manages and controls budgets related to the position. Ensures program operates within budget and that program fees are collected. Supports and budgets for healthy eating through coaching, mentoring, and monitoring menu quality.

4. Assures compliance with federal, state and local regulations as they relate to program areas, including ADA accommodations where appropriate. Ensures that YMCA program standards are met and safety procedures followed.

5. Provides for upkeep of assigned program facilities and equipment and ensures the physical environment supports healthy living.

6. Develops and maintains relationships with state child care licensing agency, school administration, parent groups and other organizations and agencies related to assigned programs. Responds to all agency, parent and community inquiries and complaints in a timely manner.

7. Provides staff leadership for annual fund raising campaign and committees as assigned.

8. Maintains proper records/department files.

9. Organizes special events for parents. Assists in YMCA fund raising activities.

10. Assists in the marketing and distribution of program information.

11. Compiles program statistics. Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of and participation in program.

12. Performs other duties as assigned.


Mission Advancement: Models and teaches the Ys values. Ensures a high level of service with a commitment to changing lives. Provides volunteers with orientation, training, development, and recognition. Cultivates relationships to support fund-raising.

Collaboration: Champions inclusion activities, strategies, and initiatives. Builds relationships to create small communities. Empathetically listens and communicates for understanding when negotiating and dealing with conflict. Effectively tailors communications to the appropriate audience. Provides staff with feedback, coaching, guidance and support.

Operational Effectiveness: Provides others with frameworks for making decisions. Conducts prototypes to support the launching of programs and activities. Develops plans and manages best practices through engagement of team. Effectively creates and manages budgets. Holds staff accountable for high-quality results using a formal process to measure progress.

Personal Growth: Shares new insights. Facilitates change; models adaptability and an awareness of the impact of change. Utilizes non-threatening methods to address sensitive issues and inappropriate behavior or performance. 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 child-related field such as but not limited to, elementary education, nursing, or recreation or three years of programmatic experience including one year in a staff supervisory capacity

2. One to two years’ programmatic experience, as a coordinator or supervisor of child care programs preferred.

3. Minimum age requirement age of 21.

4. Complete required trainings within 30 days of hire include: Child Abuse Prevention for Supervisory Staff; CPR; First Aid; AED; Bloodborne Pathogens.

5. Fulfillment of state-specific training hour standards.

6. Successful completion of background check.

7. Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of
the community.

8. Understands the YMCA is a public accommodation committed to inclusion and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).


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.

Sufficient strength, agility and mobility to perform essential functions of position and to safely supervise children’s activities.