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 essential member provides administrative support to the Director of Development and the Development team assisting with gift entry, data health, acknowledgments, mail preparation, scheduling, document preparation, minutes preparation, grant submissions, correspondence with donors, volunteers and partners, and other duties. The schedule for this position requires weekday as well as occasional weekend and evening hours to assist with activities, and events to benefit the organization.

Duties:

  • Support scheduling, correspondence, minutes, and document management.
  • Assist Development team with events (scheduling, forms, set-up, organization, clean-up, volunteer acknowledgment).
  • Track donations and awards in the database. Generate acknowledgment letters, maintain documents, and follow

up with constituents when necessary.

  • Maintain database health and update records as needed.
  • Design/run queries and publish reports for Development and for monthly reconciliation with accounting.
  • Work with accounting manager monthly to reconcile Development and Accounting gift records.
  • Maintain physical and digital records as required (NFAs, acknowledgments, awards, etc.).
  • Assist institutional giving manager with grant submissions.
  • Publish merge documents, design fillable forms in Adobe, Word, Google.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience as an Administrative Assistant
  • Ability to work with diverse stakeholder groups
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Exceptional written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong organization skills and ability to plan work and manage multiple priorities, ability to pivot
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations
  • High level of professionalism and the ability to maintain confidentiality

 

Preferred:

  • Experience using Raiser’s Edge NXT including gift entry and reporting
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Google Docs, Sheets, Forms, Teams and Zoom
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Adobe Acrobat Pro

YWCA St. Paul offers a flexible work environment, and a competitive benefits package. The hiring range, dependent on experience and qualifications is $17.00-19.00/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.

Administrative Assistant 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.

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 or equivalent experience, and a minimum of eight years non-profit grant writing and stewardship experience.
  • 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, within the range of $73,000-$83,000 annually.

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.

Institutional Giving Manager 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

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

Help provide youth experiences by managing all Youth Development programs and staff, including Youth Employment, Empowerment, and the Young Women’s Initiative Cabinet.  Youth Development serves youth and young adults ages 15-24, both in and out of school.  Youth Programs Manager is responsible for program development, ensuring programming continues to welcome and meet community needs.  This position manages staff to ensure a high level of performance while supporting youth.  Youth Programs Manager continually evaluates the program ensuring effective data and reporting.

In this position you will:

  • Manage all aspects of the paid work experience programs for youth participants, aligning with program proposals and funding streams, including employment readiness, career exploration, education advancement and financial literacy.
  • Manage through implementation of young women’s empowerment programming, centered on leadership, advocacy, social justice, and community building, aligned with program proposals and funding streams.
  • Coach and lead the team to provide robust recruitment, group facilitation, individual professional coaching, holistic case management, navigation of barriers, meeting of basic needs, and goal setting.
  • Manage program budget, spending, meeting targets, while implementing strategies to achieve objectives.
  • Manage youth program staff, including recruitment, hiring, and training.
  • Lead youth program team to ensure youth development best practices are used.
  • Ensure accuracy and integrity of program data and reporting to meet contract requirements.
  • Evaluate youth program results, quarterly adjusting as required to achieve objectives.
  • Complete all required administrative evaluation, review of program documentation, data collection, program, and compliance reporting.
  • Leverage community resources to support youth participants and programs.
  • Represent YWCA St Paul in the community, building relationships with partner organizations, counties, and other stakeholders.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in social sciences, psychology, social work, or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of three years’ experience directly managing paid work experience programs for youth participants, including case management and/or counseling experience, with youth experiencing barriers (poverty, homelessness, out of home placement or crisis management).
  • Youth program staff supervision experience, including group facilitation.
  • Deep commitment to advancing racial justice and gender equity with a demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations.
  • Strong problem-solving skills, with exceptional interpersonal communication and the ability to manage conflict constructively.
  • Skilled in managing time, multi-tasking, meeting deadlines, with the ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Access to reliable transportation for day travel.
  • Confident in ability with Microsoft applications with a willingness to learn and use other systems.

YWCA St. Paul offers a competitive benefits package and compensation is dependent upon experience and qualifications. The hiring range for this position is $49,500 – $60,000 annually.

Come join our team and be a part of an organization that is 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.

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 Programs Manager Job Description (PDF version)

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

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