careers

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

Development

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.

This integrated member of the communications department, reporting to the Marketing and Communication Manager, uses specialized knowledge and skills obtained through education and experience to assist the team with implementing and maintaining internal and external communication efforts. The schedule for this position requires weekday as well as occasional weekend and evening hours to assist with communication activities, and events to benefit the organization.

Duties:

  • Promote, publicize, and archive YWCA St. Paul news, activities and successes through social media including imagery and video.
  • Assist in planning and publicizing organization-related events or activities.
  • Provide support for internal and external communication efforts including print materials, website, electronic          communication, community engagement, media, and video productions.
  • Assist in the production and distribution of regular and special newsletters (i.e., Health & Fitness Center (HFC) and donor monthly newsletters, blogs, member emails, HFC promotional materials, etc.)
  • Attend meetings and events to gather information to completed assigned projects.
  • Perform other related duties, as assigned, for the purpose of ensuring an efficient and effective communication program.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, communications, public relations, or equivalent work experience
  • Strong organization, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated skills in writing and editing.
  • Ability to work with diverse stakeholder groups.
  • Extensive knowledge of social media and emerging communication platforms.
  • Proficiency knowledge of email marketing software.
  • Ability to adapt to emerging technologies.
  • Possess problem solving skills and reasoning ability.
  • Ability to work with volunteers, staff, and community members in a positive manner.
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with colleagues that supports a cooperative work environment.

Preferred:

  • Experience in journalism, communications, public relations, graphic design, or related field
  • Experience with web design, publication, and graphic design.
  • Competencies in desktop publishing skills and graphic production and design (Experience with Adobe Creative Suite programs including Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign)
  • Experience with gathering and editing video.
  • Familiarity with web design, publication, and graphic design.

YWCA St. Paul offers a flexible work environment, and a competitive benefits package. The hiring range, dependent on experience and qualifications is $19.50-$23.00/hour.

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.

Communications Specialist Job Description (PDF version)

Employment & Economic Development

If you have a passion to support individuals working to build a better life for themselves and their families – the workforce development team at YWCA St. Paul needs you!

YW Works Employment Counselors assist participants in the Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP), to stabilize wellbeing while working to achieve steps toward financial independence. They provide case management services including development and monitoring of employment plans; connecting participants to support services and other community resources; and problem solving and crisis resolution. The incumbent works closely with clients, other agencies, community organizations and YWCA staff and volunteers.

Qualified applicants have demonstrated experience working with people who have been on assistance for five years and approach work through a cultural lens with an understanding of disparities that exist with government based assistance.

In this position you will:

  • Provide employment-based case management, support services, and coaching for a minimum of eighty (80) clients, establishing impactful relationships with African American families who experience homelessness, mental health, and chemical health.
  • Work with clients to identify employment goals, meeting the client where “they’re at” defining barriers and actions unique to the whole family and African American lived experiences.
  • Provide empowerment coaching and support to long term families receiving MFIP (5+ years)
  • Utilize a 2-generation approach to advance goals and access to resources to support obtaining/maintaining employment; basic needs including housing, transportation, childcare; and education & professional training.
  • Administer Inventory Assessments to identify clients’ interests, needs, and skills.
  • Assist clients with building professional skills and work experiences; resumes and applications.
  • Proactive awareness of employment opportunities to ensure job placement and retention when possible.
  • Serve as an advocate with knowledge of referral sources for clients in need of domestic violence screening and assessment, mental health & chemical health counseling, and crisis intervention services.
  • Maintain confidential case files, ensuring timely and accurate documentation, including: in person meetings, phone calls, emails, activities, goals & progress plans, case notes, and program reporting.
  • Provide a welcoming and supportive environment by building safe and supportive relationships; utilizing a strength-based approach; affirming diversity through pursuing racial justice, gender equity, and cultural understanding.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Prior experience working with African American families in the context of historical trauma, complex trauma, and racial injustice, with a demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in social work, counseling with a minimum of two years- work experience in counseling, support, or job coaching role, or equivalent work experience.
  • Exceptional interpersonal communication skills and the ability to manage conflict constructively.
  • Skilled in managing time, meeting deadlines, maintaining confidentiality, with strong problem-solving skills.
  • Computer competency-demonstrated ability using the suite Office 365 applications (primarily Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Access to reliable transportation for day travel.
  • Preferred experience with MFIP reporting system.

YWCA St. Paul offers a competitive benefits package and compensation is dependent upon experience and qualifications. The hiring range for this position is $17.50 to 21.50 per hour.a

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.

Employment Counselor Job Description (PDF version)

Health & Wellness

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 full-time Health and Fitness Center Member Services Lead who will oversee all aspects of the Front Desk, while delivering exceptional customer service and support to all Health and Fitness Center members and guests. This position will open the facility as early as 5AM Monday through Friday and be back up as needed. 

In this position you will:

  • Provide coaching and feedback to Member Services Team, ensuring quality customer service for all
  • Participate in hiring and training of new member services representatives
  • Responsible for maintaining and updating process documentation
  • Responsible for membership processes in support of daily operation, including full understanding of member portal
  • Collaborate on marketing strategies and initiatives promoting HFC
  • Greet members and guests promptly, providing service in a friendly, professional manner
  • Communicate appropriately to all member and guest comments and questions, in a timely manner
  • Provide information on YWCA mission, programs and services
  • Promote sales of classes, personal training and products within HFC
  • Provide assistance to members with purchases, changes, etc. in member portal
  • Provide tours and assistance with questions regarding memberships for potential new members
  • Initiate, develop and grow relationships with new and current members
  • Other miscellaneous duties (inventory and ordering, scholarship processing, cleaning, etc.)

 Qualifications:

Required:

  • High school diploma/GED and
  • 3-4 years experience in customer service, sales, and marketing
  • At least 2 years experience in a Lead or Coordinator role, managing staff
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills with the ability to problem solve independently
  • Commitment to providing exceptional customer service to members and guests
  • Comfort and self-confidence in engaging prospective members
  • Technological savvy to work with a database, point of sale system and scheduling
  • Ability to work with diverse populations and be inclusive to all

Preferred:

  • Front desk experience
  • Gym/Health Club experience

The hiring range, dependent on experience and qualifications is $16.50- $18.50/hour.  YWCA St. Paul offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision and life insurance; retirement plan; paid vacation and sick leave; and paid holidays.

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.

Health and Fitness Center Member Services Lead 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)

Youth Development

Do you have the ability to connect and inspire youth and young adults? Do you enjoy taking the initiative and using your creativity to grow youth programs? If it’s time for you to grow beyond what you are currently doing, then don’t wait!  Imagine having an opportunity to take a leadership role in program design for youth with an organization that has been empowering young people for over 100 years. Come join our team at the YWCA St. Paul. As a Youth Support Specialist, you will support youth and young adults from high school through 24 years in building skills and self-confidence that will help position them for a bright future!

Our Youth Support Specialists are responsible for supporting youth and young adults 9th grade – 24 years of age with significant barriers through individual coaching and group facilitation of services and programs to address basic needs, youth empowerment, employment readiness and education.  This position ensures a safe and affirming environment for youth of diverse backgrounds and experiences. In this role you will:

  • Plan, implement and facilitate a variety of group activities to develop and create community among youth participants including self-awareness and leadership; life skills essential to independence; job skills; post-secondary exploration; and career planning.
  • Provide individual support through coaching, mentoring, advocacy and navigation of community resources.
  • Partner with youth to develop education and employment goals, including assistance with completion of High School Diploma/GED, enrollment in college or training programs and job placement and retention.
  • Connect with schools, service providers, government agencies and county services to ensure access to resources.
  • Represent YWCA St. Paul youth programs in the community and assist in program recruitment efforts.
  • Facilitate after school and out of school programming.
  • Complete all related administrative duties including documenting case notes, data tracking and goal plans.

The successful candidate must have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in social work, psychology, youth work or related field; or equivalent work experience.
  • Minimum of two years of youth work experience, including case management and/or counseling experience with youth experiencing barriers such as poverty, homelessness, out of home placement or crisis.
  • Commitment and ability to work with diverse populations.
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in group facilitation, counseling and support services.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills and the ability to manage conflict constructively.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Basic ability in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook.
  • Access to reliable transportation for day travel.

YWCA St. Paul offers a flexible work environment, and a competitive benefits package. The hiring range, dependent on experience and qualifications is $19.50-$23.00/hour.

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.

Youth Support Specialist 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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