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Interested in working somewhere that makes a real difference in people’s lives? YWCA St. Paul offers rewarding work, competitive salaries and great benefits for qualified positions. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and invite you to explore our current openings for a position that is right for you.

Opportunities

Leadership

The Racial Justice Director is a highly organized, effective, and articulate systems thinker who leads YWCA St. Paul’s Racial Justice and Gender Equity advocacy and community education initiatives. The primary role of this senior position is to proactively advance YWCA St. Paul’s mission of eliminating racism and empowering women through strategic initiatives and programming that promote racial justice and gender equity.

This work is primarily external-facing and focuses on building and maintaining community relationships and partnerships; presenting visible public engagement on critical issues of racial justice and gender equity; and successfully managing and executing agency racial justice and gender equity advocacy, strategies and initiatives. This role works in close partnership with YWCA St. Paul leadership to ensure consistent and engaging communications with key stakeholders. In this position you will:

  • Work with senior leadership to shape the strategic vision for YW’s racial justice and gender equity work externally, re-imagining YW’s work on systems change, and execute a targeted plan to achieve the objectives of that vision.
  • Provide consultation to external partners and clients and facilitate constructive dialogue on racial and social justice and the work of building more equitable environments (in community, workplaces, etc.).
  • Represent YWCA St. Paul effectively in the community.
  • Share responsibility in partnership with Program leadership for internally advancing the YW’s mission.
  • Collaborate with the Communications team to support development of racial justice and gender equity content for YW’s communications vehicles (e.g., website, social media etc.). And more!

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of five years in a senior leadership role, community leadership or organizing, or the equivalent in experience.
  • Activist orientation with strong grounding in racial and social justice, along with knowledge and understanding of intersectionality.
  • Solid group facilitation skills, strong interpersonal skills and exceptional communication skills, including public speaking.
  • Demonstrated ability to be relentless and persistent.
  • Understands the impact of trauma and its effect on Black and Brown women, families, and communities.
  • Believes art and conversation have a role in racial justice work.
  • Passionate about the program impact of the YW and supports its connection to this racial justice work and is excited by the opportunity to expand this program and our external presence in the community.
  • Proven excellent project management and organizational skills with a demonstrated ability to deliver high quality, timely work product.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently, as well as, in a team-oriented, collaborative, and collegial environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and knowledgeable of CRM database.

YWCA St. Paul offers a competitive benefits package and compensation is dependent upon experience and qualifications. The anticipated hiring range for this position assumes an annual salary between $65,000 and 80,000.

To Apply:

If you are looking for an opportunity to make a difference and work in a collaborative environment where we celebrate and appreciate each other, please forward resume, cover letter and application to:

Email: hr@ywcastpaul.org
Fax: 651-305-1602
Mail: YWCA St. Paul, 375 Selby Ave. St. Paul, MN 55102

YWCA St. Paul is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Racial Justice Director Job Description (PDF Version)

Building Operations

Join us at our administrative center located in the historic Cathedral Hill neighborhood!

Come join our team at YWCA St. Paul and be a part of an organization that’s making a difference in our community!  YWCA St. Paul is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.  Our Housing Maintenance Technician position is responsible for supporting overall maintenance of the apartment and housing complexes of the YWCA St Paul housing programs.  Responsibilities include troubleshooting maintenance issues involving entering the homes of residents, performing general repairs, minor plumbing, carpentry, and painting between unit turns.  Additional duties involve maintaining heating systems, grounds maintenance, snow removal and special projects.  Customer Service is a critical component of this position. 

In this role you will:

  • Evaluate, repair, and maintain plumbing, electrical and HVAC systems, ensure operational efficiency of electrical equipment and mechanical systems through timely inspection and repair-applying preventative measures, and perform routine maintenance around the buildings. 
  • Receive and respond to tenant reports of mechanical or maintenance issues on their premises within 24 hours (accepting, updating and closing work-orders in ticket tracking system).
  • Communicate with management any work requiring outside assistance and negotiate contracts.
  • Load and unload supplies, move furniture, maintain equipment in optimal working condition and ensure the agency premises and facilities are clean and hygienic.
  • Maintain safety procedures and comply with access control regulations (building evacuation, maintenance of fire, carbon monoxide, and other safety systems within the structures).
  • Fix potential safety hazards to avoid injuries.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned, supporting non-housing properties of the YWCA St Paul with activities such as pool monitoring, painting, landscaping, etc.

The successful candidate will have:

  • High school diploma or GED plus a minimum of five (5) years experience as a building maintenance technician.
  • Ability to obtain Minnesota State Special Boiler Operators License within first 6 months of employment
  • Plumbing knowledge, electrical wiring capabilities, carpentry skill with attention to detail to ensure exemplary work without overlooking any hazard or warning signs of problems.
  • Physical stamina to handle a full active shift, with ability to climb heights and ladders, lift up to 60 pounds and problem solve independently with great attention to detail.
  • Access to a reliable vehicle, valid driver’s license, and proof of insurance.
  • A passion for the mission, vision, and values of YWCA St Paul, including a commitment to deliver quality work with a strong customer satisfaction and service orientation.

Pay range is $17.00-$24.00. Preference will be given to applicants with current boiler license, pool operator license and basic knowledge of MN State and Local building codes.

YWCA St. Paul offers a competitive benefits package and compensation is dependent on experience and qualifications. 

To Apply:

If you are looking for an opportunity to make a difference and work in a collaborative environment where we celebrate and appreciate each other, please forward resume, cover letter and application to:

Email: hr@ywcastpaul.org
Fax: 651-305-1602
Mail: YWCA St. Paul, 375 Selby Ave. St. Paul, MN 55102

YWCA St. Paul is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Housing Maintenance Technician Job Description (PDF Version)

Health & Wellness

Join us at our administrative center located in the historic Cathedral Hill neighborhood!

Come join our team at YWCA St. Paul and be a part of an organization that’s making a difference in our community.  YWCA St. Paul is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

We are hiring a part-time Personal Trainer to work up to 20 hours per week, with the ability to build clientele and receive more hours. 

YWCA St. Paul Personal Trainers are responsible for promoting and selling personal training programs and services.  They plan and lead a wide range of individualized and group sessions for clients that are educational, motivational, and provide the highest level of customer service to members and participants. 

In this role you will:

  • Develop, implement and instruct a variety of personal training and group training sessions and specialty classes for members and participants.
  • Promote and sell personal training prog. and services, achieving monthly revenue and session goals.
  • Administer, track and evaluate health history questionnaires, fitness assessments and other documentation used for individual exercise programs.
  • Deliver exceptional customer service, responding to needs and concerns.
  • Ensure that all programs and services are safe, educational and motivational
  • Complete fitness assessments and orientations for new members.

 Qualifications:

Required:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Nationally recognized personal training certification from American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), American Council on Exercise (ACE), National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) or National Academy of Sports medicine (NASM) or other accredited training organizations.
  • Minimum one year experience personal training, with a proven ability to meet goals.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills and commitment to providing exceptional customer service to members and guests.
  • Current CPR/AED and First Aid certifications within 30 days of hire.
  • High level of professionalism and the ability to maintain confidentiality.

To Apply:

If you are looking for an opportunity to make a difference and work in a collaborative environment where we celebrate and appreciate each other, please forward resume, cover letter and application to:

Email: hr@ywcastpaul.org
Fax: 651-305-1602
Mail: YWCA St. Paul, 375 Selby Ave. St. Paul, MN 55102

YWCA St. Paul is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Personal Trainer Job Description (PDF Version)

Join us at our administrative center located in the historic Cathedral Hill neighborhood!

Come join our team at YWCA St. Paul and be a part of an organization that is making a difference in our community. YWCA St. Paul is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

Swim Instructors will work a variety of shifts teaching swimming lessons.  Swim Instructors are responsible for providing swimming instruction to all ages, following YWCA St. Paul swim lesson guidelines.  Providing excellent customer service, while promoting member safety and satisfaction, ensuring an enjoyable experience.

In this position you will:

  • Maintain constant surveillance of the pool area and constant supervision of students, recognizing when assistance is needed and aiding swimmers as necessary to ensure a positive learning environment
  • Know and understand all emergency procedures and respond to emergency situations immediately
  • Provide swimming instruction to students of various ages and ability levels
  • Evaluate students and recommend placement in correct skill level class
  • Know, understand, and communicate policies and guidelines for the pool and whirlpool.
  • Administer first aid as needed
  • Completed all required administrative work

 Qualifications:

Required:

  • Minimum age of 15
  • Experience teaching swimming lessons/certification
  • Demonstrated ability to recognize and remedy unsafe situations and swimmers needing assistance
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills 
  • Ability to work and effectively communicate with diverse groups
  • Ability to teach groups from 1-9 students
  • Commitment to providing exceptional customer service to members and guests

Wage range $11.00-$13.00/hour based on experience and certification.

To Apply:

If you are looking for an opportunity to make a difference and work in a collaborative environment where we celebrate and appreciate each other, please forward resume, cover letter and application to:

Email: hr@ywcastpaul.org
Fax: 651-305-1602
Mail: YWCA St. Paul, 375 Selby Ave. St. Paul, MN 55102

YWCA St. Paul is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Swim Instructor Job Description (PDF Version)

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How to Apply

To apply, please complete the employment application below and submit to Human Resources with all application documents requested in job posting.

Email: hr@ywcastpaul.org
Fax: 651-305-1602
Mail: YWCA St. Paul, 375 Selby Avenue St. Paul, MN 55102

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