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

Administration

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 key role reporting to the Director of Development is responsible for the creation and execution of a comprehensive communications plan and is integral in overseeing community relations on behalf of the agency.  The incumbent provides editorial direction, managing YW publications and maintaining and strengthening YW’s online presence.  The Communications Manager also supports individual giving through direct mail and digital solicitation and events.

In this position you will:

  • Lead the development of YW communications and marketing strategy, implementing tactics that support fund development and Health and Fitness Center membership goals.
  • Develop and execute on-line marketing strategy and initiatives to promote YWCA St. Paul and grow financial support.
  • Partner with Director, Development and CEO in managing community relations.
  • Lead media relations and crisis communications and advise senior leadership and the Board on effective use of communications.
  • Cultivate individual giving including design and implementation of a solicitation plan; creation of supplemental materials; solicitation follow-up and events management.
  • Ensure that all marketing and communication materials meet brand standards and are mission-aligned.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing, Public Relations or equivalent in experience, plus at least eight years of direct professional experience in marketing, communications and/or public relations.
  • Minimum of three years of experience directly supervising staff.
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, HTML, CSS and WordPress.
  • Exceptional written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to communicate to a diverse audience.
  • Experienced in managing vendor relations.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Skilled in managing multiple priorities and meeting deadlines.
  • Working knowledge of databases used in fund development.
  • Willing to be both strategic and hands-on, working independently to get the work accomplished.

Highly Preferred:

  • Non-profit experience and knowledge of Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge.

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.

Communications Manager Job Description (PDF Version)

Building Operations

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Development

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.

This key role reporting to the Director of Development is responsible for identifying, pursuing, cultivating and enhancing relationships with corporate, foundation, and government funders in support of YWCA St. Paul’s programs advancing housing stability, employment and youth development. This position manages overall grant efforts, including researching and identifying funding opportunities, cultivating and maintaining relationships with institutional funders, writing and submitting grant proposals, and monitoring grant compliance and evaluation.

In this position you will:

  • Conduct the full range of activities required to research and identify funding opportunities, and to prepare, submit and manage proposals to foundations, government agencies, United Way and other grant-making organizations.
  • Manage awarded grants and contracts.
  • Expand portfolio of grants to secure additional funding, both restricted and unrestricted; partner with leadership and program staff to determine needs and identify fundable projects.

Qualifications:
Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of eight years non-profit grant writing and stewardship experience required.
  • Alignment with YWCA mission of eliminating racism and empowering women.
  • Skilled in proactive action, independent thinking, and problem-solving with a demonstrated initiative in meeting aggressive fundraising goals and excellent problem-solving, time and project management, and organizational skills to meet tight deadlines. Highly detailed.
  • Strong collaborator and effective communicator who can manage complexity, build networks, be resilient, drive results, think strategically, and instill trust in others.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Ability to work with diverse constituents, both internally and externally.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Proven track record of management and growth of a sizable institutional portfolio including solicitations, cultivation, upgrades, and stewardship activities for both annual and capital campaign contributions.
  • Strong computer skills (competent using Microsoft Office 365, performing internet research), including experience and proficiency with databases and office productivity software.

Highly Preferred:

  • Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge and Apricot database experience.

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, two successful proposals or LOI writing samples 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.

Institutional Giving Manager Job Description (PDF Version)

Employment & Economic Development

Do you have the ability to connect with and inspire youth and adults?  Do you enjoy taking the initiative and using your creativity to help find employment for program participants?  If it’s time for you to grow beyond what you are currently doing, then don’t wait!  Come join our team at YWCA St. Paul.

Imagine having an opportunity to provide training and help participants find employment within an organization that has been empowering people for over 100 years.  As a Vocational Navigator, you will support youth and adults in building skills and self-confidence that will help position them for a bright future in the workforce! This position facilitates professional development workshops and other participant training; provides individual coaching; develops partnerships to ensure access to job opportunities for YWCA St. Paul Career Pathway program participants; supports agency wide employment services serving low income adults/ coordinates paid work experiences for youth; ensures outreach to the community to support program participation and actively markets our programs.

In this position you will:

  • Develop and support Career Pathway program participation and community outreach, including meeting with prospective employers.
  • Navigate participants through the process and logistics related to credentialed training, individualized professional skill development, and obtaining/maintaining employment.
  • Facilitate groups/workshops focused on professional skill training, financial literacy, resume building, interview preparation, and employment stability.
  • Meet with participants one-on-one to develop Individual Employment Plans, provide professional coaching and support services.
  • Build a network of prospective employers to ensure participants have access to job leads, employment opportunities, and partners to support youth in first job or career exploration experiences.
  • Assist Career Pathway Manager with coordination of career pathway tracks, host information sessions on high wage high demand careers, and ensure participants have access to resources/community-based services as needed.
  • Maintain files, enter data and track against outcome metrics.

The successful candidate must have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in human services, communication, social work or related field; or equivalent work experience.
  • Minimum of three years’ experience in social services, career readiness, business development
  • Accomplished at building and leveraging strategic relationships.
  • Skilled in managing time, meeting deadlines. data entry and documentation.,
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations. and maintain confidentiality.
  • Competent and confident using MS Office 365 Suite of applications and familiar with database entry.
  • Access to reliable transportation for local travel.

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.

Vocational Navigator Job Description (PDF Version)

Health & Wellness

We are hiring a Group Fitness Instructor to teach a variety of classes including group cycle.

YWCA St. Paul Group Fitness Instructors develop and lead safe, effective and engaging classes for YWCA St. Paul Health and Fitness Center members and guests. They deliver exceptional customer service, build strong relationships and help promote health and well-being while teaching a variety of classes and formats.

In this role you will:

  • Develop safe, effective and engaging groups fitness classes to ensure class members’ goals are met.
  • Monitor and instruct class members, educating, informing and providing alternatives.
  • Deliver exceptional customer service, responding to needs and concerns.
  • Engage with class members before and after class, building relationships.
  • Keep accurate class attendance records.
  • Respond and follow YWCA St. Paul aquatics program safety guidelines.
  • Clean and organize studio after each class

Qualifications:
Required:

  • Minimum of one-year experience teaching group fitness classes.
  • Nationally recognized Group Exercise Certification through National Association of Sports Medicine (NASM), American Council of Exercise (ACE), American Fitness Aerobic Association (AFAA) or National Exercise Trainers Association (NETA).
  • Current CPR/AED certification.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • Commitment to providing exceptional customer service to members and guests.

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.

Group Fitness Instructor Job Description (PDF Version)

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 Water Exercise Instructor to teach morning classes, including weekends.
YWCA St. Paul Water Exercise Instructors develop and lead safe, effective and engaging classes for YWCA St. Paul Health and Fitness Center members and guests. They deliver exceptional customer service, build strong relationships and help promote health and well-being.

In this role you will:

  • Develop safe, effective and engaging water exercise classes to ensure class members’ goals are met.
  • Monitor and instruct class members, educating, informing and providing alternatives.
  • Deliver exceptional customer service, responding to needs and concerns.
  • Engage with class members before and after class, building relationships.
  • Keep accurate class attendance records.
  • Respond and follow YWCA St. Paul aquatics program safety guidelines.

Qualifications:
Required:

  • Minimum of one-year experience teaching water exercise classes.
  • Certified in Red Cross First Aid and current CPR/AED certification.
  • Nationally recognized certification in water fitness/water exercise.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • Commitment to providing exceptional customer service to members and guests.

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.

Water Exercise Instructor 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’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 someone part-time for Kids Care, who will provide quality care to children in a positive, nurturing environment while their parents are using YWCA facilities. The Kids Care area provides activities for ages 6 weeks to 10 years.

In this position you will:

  • Greet children and members
  • Supervise, plan and initiate games and activities with children.
  • Maintain a safe paly environment.
  • Follow daily sanitizing procedures and help with cleaning schedules.
  • Ensure that the room in eat and organized at the end of the shift.
  • Follow the Kids Care area procedures.

Qualifications:
Required:

  • Minimum age of 18.
  • Experience leading and supervising children.
  • Ability to motivate, energize and entertain children.
  • Knowledge of appropriate activities for various age levels.
  • Must be certified in CPR/AED and First Aid.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Commitment to providing exceptional customer service to members and guests.

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.

Kids Care 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’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 Lifeguard/Water Safety Instructor to work a variety of shifts and to teach swim lessons. YWCA St. Paul Lifeguards are responsible for supervising the aquatics area to prevent accidents, assist swimmers and respond to all emergencies. Water Safety 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.
  • Current nationally accredited lifeguard certification, Red Cross or YMCA.
  • 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.

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.

Lifeguard/Water Safety Instructor Job Description (PDF Version)

Are you interested in working in a small neighborhood club environment where your work supports a powerful mission? Then come join our team at YWCA St. Paul and make 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 currently looking for a Massage Therapist to join our team. This is a part-time position up to a maximum of 20 hours per week. The Massage Therapist provides massage services through a variety of modalities. They demonstrate exceptional customer service skills, professional conduct, and proactively develop new clientele while building relationships with current clients. 

In this role you will:

  • Provide massage services through a variety of modalities.
  • Demonstrate exceptional customer service, greeting members and guests and providing service in a friendly, professional manner.
  • Schedule clients and manage time effectively.
  • Recruit new clients using a variety of methods including offering complimentary chair massages and engaging with members on the fitness floor.
  • Build relationships with current clients to ensure member and guest retention.

The successful candidate must meet the following qualifications:

  • Completion of a massage therapy program.
  • Experience in Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage modalities.
  • Licensed to provide services in St. Paul.
  • Minimum one-year experience of massage therapy preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal communication and relationship building skills.
  • Comfort and self-confidence in engaging new clients.
  • Ability to work with diverse populations and be inclusive to all.
  • Commitment to providing exceptional customer service to members and guests

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.

Massage Therapist 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’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. We are also looking for additional Pilates Reformer instructors.

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 such as American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), American Council on Exercise (ACE), National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) or National Academy of Sports medicine (NASM).
  • Minimum one year experience personal training, with a proven ability to meet aggressive sales 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)

YWCA St. Paul is looking for Group Fitness Instructors to teach Pilates Mat classes. Please indicate your availability in a cover letter. 

Come join our team at the YWCA St. Paul and be a part of an organization that’s making a difference in our community! The YWCA St. Paul is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. YWCA St. Paul Group Fitness Instructors develop and lead safe, effective and engaging classes for YWCA St. Paul Health and Fitness Center members and guests. They deliver exceptional customer service, build strong relationships and help promote health and well-being.

  • Develop safe, effective and engaging Pilates Mat classes to ensure class members’ goals are met.
  • Monitor and instruct class members, educating, informing and providing alternative poses.
  • Deliver exceptional customer service, responding to needs and concerns.
  • Engage with class members before and after class, building relationships.
  • Keep accurate class attendance records.
  • Respond and follow YWCA St. Paul safety guidelines.
  • Clean and organize studio after each class.

The successful candidate must meet the following qualifications:

  • Minimum of one-year experience teaching group fitness classes.
  • Nationally recognized Group Exercise Certification through National Association of Sports Medicine (NASM), American Council of Exercise (ACE), American Fitness Aerobic Association (AFAA)or National Exercise Trainers Association (NETA); and Pilates Mat certification.
  • Current CPR/AED certification.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • Commitment to providing exceptional customer service to members and guests.

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 (including availability) 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.

Pilates Mat Instructor Job Description (PDF Version)

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

YWCA St. Paul Pilates Reformer Instructors facilitate safe, effective and engaging individual and small group sessions for members. They develop and maintain a client base, delivering exceptional customer service, building strong relationships and helping promote health and well-being.

  • Provide coaching and instruction to ensure members achieve results.
  • Develop safe, effective and engaging individual and small group sessions.
  • Develop and maintain a client base.
  • Deliver exceptional customer service, responding to needs and concerns.
  • Engage with class members before and after sessions, building relationships.
  • Keep accurate records.
  • Respond and follow YWCA St. Paul safety guidelines.
  • Clean and organize studio after each class.

The successful candidate must meet the following qualifications:

  • Minimum of one- year experience teaching Pilates Reformer is preferred, but recently certified candidates will be considered.
  • Pilates Method Alliance approved certification.
  • Current CPR/AED certification.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • Commitment to providing exceptional customer service to members and guests.

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 (including availability) 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.

Pilates Reformer Instructor Job Description (PDF Version)

Housing & Supportive Services

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 currently looking for a Child Care Aide to work 4–8 p.m. Thursday evenings and up to six additional hours per week at varying times. 

  • The Child Care Aide provides care for children infant to school-age in the YWCA St. Paul Transitional Housing Program drop-in childcare program. In this role you will:
  • Prepare and lead group activities with children including arts and crafts, games, music, and other recreational activities. 
  • Focus on social-emotional skill development for children, creating a safe, positive, fun environment and modeling positive behaviors for children and their families.
  • Assist with orientation of new children and health history checks.
  • Maintain cleanliness of program space and assist with room set-up.
  • Assist with field trip preparation and activities.
  • Assist with scheduling, attendance and other administrative duties.

The successful applicant will have:

Minimum of one year of experience working with children in a group setting.

  • Commitment and ability to work with diverse populations.
  • Ability to work with children of all ages including infants.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills and the ability to manage conflict constructively.
  • 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, salary expectations 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.

Child Care Aide Job Description (PDF Version)

Youth Development

No Current Openings

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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Interested in volunteering at YWCA St. Paul? Visit our Volunteer Opportunities page for more information and application instructions.

YWCA St. Paul will be closed on Monday, Jan. 20 in observation of MLK day.
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