Ymca of Metropolitan Washington

Our mission is to foster the spiritual, mental and physical development of individuals, families and communities according to the ideals of inclusiveness, equality and mutual respect for all.

We know that lasting personal and social change comes about when we all work together. That’s why, at the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.

Our Impact
The YMCA is one of the largest social service agencies serving Washington D.C., suburban Maryland and northern Virginia. Every year, we provide opportunities in wellness, aquatics, youth sports, summer camp, child care, and more for over 250,000 people through our 16 branches and program centers.

Our utmost goal is to make the Y and all we offer accessible and available to the entire community. With the help of our generous donors, community partners and members, we were able to provide $2,572,798.47 in scholarships and subsidies to more than 14,863 children, adults and families in 2015.

Over 2,880 volunteers gave 64,243 hours of their time and talent in 2015 to help the YMCA fulfill its mission. From dedicated board members to talented program volunteers, these caring friends and neighbors help the YMCA serve more individuals and impact more communities every year.

With a mission to build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all, our impact is felt when an individual makes a healthy choice, when a mentor inspires a child and when a community comes together for the common good.


Diversity & inclusion
The YMCA of Metropolitan Washington is an inclusive organization and defines inclusion as the deliberate and conscientious effort to be knowledgeable about differences, supportive of others, and active in changing structures that are oppressive to various groups, with the understanding that everyone brings valuable skills and abilities to the YMCA. It is the day to day living of the “for all” part of our YMCA mission statement.

Sep 20, 2018
Basic Function and Scope of Responsibility: Provides swimming instruction/or water exercise instruction to children and/or adults under the direct supervision of the Aquatic Director, Assistant Aquatic Director or Aquatic Coordinator; following the philosophy and goals of the YMCA Aquatic programs Primary responsibility is the safety of participants during class sessions Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Ensures adequate safety procedures are in place for the class being taught Communicates directions and/or corrections in a clear and concise manner Maintains class control and discipline at all times Instructor must be in proper attired (bathing suit) and on pool deck at least five minutes before start of class and have equipment ready and roster ready to take attendance Instructors shall not leave the area of their class unless students in the class have left or their safety has been turned over to a department lifeguard, confirming transfer with the guard on deck Develops lesson plans for each class of the session. It is the responsibility of each instructor to provide “practical” lesson plans for their substitutes (A substitute slip must be completed and signed for all classes missed) Evaluates stroke technique of participants Keeps skill sheets, student progress records and attendance records up to date after each class meeting Prepares student evaluations, with recommendations and comments for either staying in the current level, with an explanation why, or movement to the next level Teaches group and private lessons Maintains an uncluttered teaching area, returning all instructional equipment to the proper place Relates with enthusiasm, patience, courtesy, tact, and concern when dealing with class members and parents Attends and participates in all staff and instructors meetings Is considerate of other classes conducted in the same pool at the same time Enforces all facility and pool rules Other duties as required Education, Certification, Skills, and Experience: Must be at least 18 years of age Blood Borne Pathogens Facility Orientation/Aquatic Policy Emergency Procedures Preventing Child Abuse Possess an outgoing personality with the ability to relate well with participants of various age groups Must be attentive, multi-faceted, reliable, and a proven problem solver Must have positive mentality CPR and First Aid completion cards Must have aquatics teaching experience At least 2 water instruction certifications. (including YASA, YMCA lifeguard, YMCA lifeguard instructor, Swim lesson instructor, YMCA swim coach cert, USA swim coaching cert, Red Cross WSI, Red cross Lifeguarding instructor, Aqua aerobics cert, Action against arthritis Cert, and other certifications along these lines) If certification not listed and questionable can be reviewed by association aquatics director. Copies of certifications and reference checks required.   How to Apply: Interested applicants should send resume to the Aquatics Director Cece: cveta.shalevska@ymcadc.org
Ymca of Metropolitan Washington YMCA Alexandria, East Monroe Avenue, Alexandria, VA, USA Part time
Sep 20, 2018
Basic Function and Scope of Responsibility: Protects the safety of all swimmers by preventing accidents and by responding to an emergency quickly and efficiently to minimize the danger to those involved Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Reports to work on time, in uniform, and is ready to work when the shift starts Ensures that all appropriate equipment is available Checks area for hazardous conditions at the beginning of shift Knows and practices the proper emergency procedures Enforces the rules; explaining the reasons behind the rules, as well as the danger infractions present. Reports persistent problems to the supervisor Keeps members/participants from congregating on walk areas that may present safety issues; not tolerating recklessness or rough play Makes neat and clear entries in required logs Outdoor pools – clears all swimmers during electrical storms Other duties as required Education, Certification, Skills, and Experience: Must be 16 years of age Blood Borne Pathogens Right to Know Facility Orientation/Aquatic Policy Emergency Procedures Preventing Child Abuse Backboard Training Adult, child, and infant CPR Current lifeguard certification Must obtain YMCA certification within the first year of employment * Jr. Lifeguards may be hired in jurisdictions that allow it. These positions will be graded with regular lifeguards, but paid slightly lower wages. A Jr. Lifeguards may not guard alone. As soon as s/he reaches 16 years of age, must take YMCA Lifeguard Crossover How to Apply: Interested applicants should send resume to the Aquatics Director Cece: cveta.shalevska@ymcadc.org
Ymca of Metropolitan Washington YMCA Alexandria, East Monroe Avenue, Alexandria, VA, USA Part time
Sep 20, 2018
Basic Function and Scope of Responsibility: Provide supervision and direction of a safe, positive and organized competitive swimming program following the philosophy and goals of the YMCA of the USA and YMCA of Metropolitan Washington Aquatic programs, that will support youth development in spirit, mind and body, strengthen family support and encourage social responsibility Primary responsibility is the safety of participants during practice sessions Supervisory Responsibility: ¨ Provides guidance, leadership, or training to other employees (no direct supervision) ¨ Directly responsible for supervising exempt, professional, or technical employees   Job title to which this position reports: Aquatics Director or Assistant Aquatics Director or Aquatics Coordinator Job titles indirectly reporting to this position: None Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Ensures adequate safety procedures are in place for all practices times Communicates directions and/or corrections in a clear and concise manner Maintains practice control and discipline at all times Coach must be in proper attire (bathing suit, t-shirt and shorts) and on pool deck at least five minutes before start of swim practice Maintains rosters and attendance records Coaches shall not leave the area of their practice group unless participants have left or their safety has been turned over to a department lifeguard, confirming transfer with the guard on deck Designs and delivers practice sessions that teach competitive swimming stroke skills and train swimmers in preparation for competition Evaluates stroke technique of all team members Evaluates team members and record progress Communicates directions and/or corrections in a clear and concise manner Maintains swim team equipment and let supervisor know of any equipment needs or hazards Relates with enthusiasm, patience, courtesy, tact, and concern when dealing with YMCA members, other coaches, swim team members and swim team parents Works cooperatively with other YMCA and program staff Attends and participates YMCA and Swim Team program meetings/trainings as assigned Attends parent meetings, competitions and other team activities as assigned Enforces all facility and pool rules Completes accident/incident reports as necessary Other duties as required Education, Certification, Skills, and Experience: Must be 17 years of age Complete training for: Blood Borne Pathogens Right to Know Facility Orientation/Aquatic Policy Emergency Procedures Preventing Child Abuse Possess an outgoing personality with the ability to relate well with participants of various age groups Must be attentive, multi-faceted, reliable, and a proven problem solver Must have positive mentality Current YMCA or Red Cross Lifeguard certification Current CPR and First Aid certifications Obtain YMCA Swim Coach Certification within three (3) months of hire Will be required to complete the YMCA Principles of YMCA Competitive Swimming and Diving within first year of employment Obtain ASCA (American Swimming Coaches Association) level 1 certification- The Foundations of Coaching within first year of employment How to Apply: Interested applicants should send resume to Head Coach Ian Mcneal : Ian.Mcneal@ymcadc.org  or Aquatics Director Cece: cveta.shalevska@ymcadc.org
Ymca of Metropolitan Washington YMCA Alexandria, East Monroe Avenue, Alexandria, VA, USA Part time