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

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.  We are currently looking for a Director of Racial Justice.

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, programming, advocacy and consulting that promote racial justice and gender equity. Creating a cohesive approach to align and integrate a range of new and existing initiatives, policies, training and systems that foster a community where all can thrive, understanding that systemic racism has disproportionately hindered communities of color.

As an agency serving St. Paul for more than 100 years, deeply committed to the YWCA mission of eliminating racism and empowering women – social justice and equity work is at the core of everything we do. This role is based in St Paul, Minnesota, with a hybrid office environment.

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:

  • Report to the CEO of the YWCA St. Paul.
  • Shape the strategic vision with CEO and senior leadership for YW’s racial justice and gender equity work externally and execute a targeted plan to achieve the objectives of that vision.
  • Represent YWCA St. Paul in community, building relationships and partnerships to advance racial and gender equity.
  • 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.).
  • Expand YWCA St. Paul’s portfolio of paid engagements with private, public and nonprofit sector clients generating measurable results, revenue growth and broader impact for YWCA St. Paul.
  • Utilize racial equity, change management and business operations expertise to deliver business value to private, public and nonprofit sector clients.
  • Create internal and external learning opportunities around racial justice, gender equity, and cultural understanding with support and participation of senior leadership.
  • Lead internal work to maintain and enhance a culture that supports and promotes an equitable workplace and employee engagement.
  • Prepare quarterly reports for YWCA St. Paul Board of Directors meetings.
  • Bring an advanced understanding of social justice issues that reflects the role of history and policy in racial disparities and systemic racism.
  • 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 existing racial justice and gender equity initiatives (e.g. Stand Against Racism/21 Day Challenge).
  • Develop metrics and evaluation criteria to measure impact and effectiveness of racial justice and gender equity programs.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree Public Policy, Organizational Development or related field plus a minimum of five years in a racial equity work, senior leadership role, community leadership or organizing, or equivalent experience.
  • Ability to articulate the direction of Racial Justice and the intersection of racial justice work in relation to YWCA’s mission, strategy and goals.
  • The candidate should have a solid understanding of racism, racial justice, gender equity, intersectionality, change management, customer service and project management.
  • Prior experience creating and successfully developing social justice, equity and/or Diversity and Inclusion programs.
  • Solid group facilitation skills (in person and virtually), strong interpersonal skills and exceptional communication skills, including public speaking.
  • Demonstrated ability to be persistent, solve problems, and identify solutions.
  • 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 YWCA and supports its connection to this racial justice work.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative, and collegial environment across the organization.
  • Ability to manage and influence change throughout the organization.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and knowledgeable of CRM database.

The 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 $77,000 and $92,000. COVID-19 vaccination is required.

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 complete our Employment Application at: https://www.ywcastpaul.org/jobs

Forward application, resume, cover letter to:

Email: hr@ywcastpaul.org

Fax: 651-305-1602

Mail: YWCA St. Paul, 375 Selby Ave., St. Paul, MN 55102

The YWCA St. Paul is an Equal Opportunity Employer

health and fitness center

YWCA St Paul is looking for a part-time Group Fitness Instructor to teach a variety of in-person classes.

YWCA St. Paul Group Fitness Instructors 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 position you will:

  • Develop safe, effective, and engaging group fitness 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.
  • Follow YWCA St. Paul safety guidelines, responding accordingly

The successful candidate must meet the following qualifications:

  • Minimum of one- year of experience teaching group fitness classes.
  • Group Exercise certification.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • Commitment to providing exceptional customer service to members and guests.

The hiring range for this position is based on experience.  Covid vaccination is required. Forward application, resume, cover letter to:
Email: hr@ywcastpaul.org
Fax: 651-305-1602
Mail: YWCA St. Paul, 375 Selby Ave., St. Paul, MN 55102

The posting includes a free YWCA St Paul Health and Fitness Center membership through August 2022. We are hiring Lifeguards/ to work a variety of shifts.

YWCA St Paul Lifeguards are responsible for supervising the aquatics area to prevent accidents, assist swimmers and respond to all emergencies.  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.
  • 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, or willingness to become certified.
  • 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.
  • Commitment to providing exceptional customer service to members and guests.

The hiring range for this position is $12.00 – $14.00/hour based on experience.  Covid vaccination is required. Forward application, resume, cover letter to:

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

YWCA St Paul is looking for a Pilates Reformer Instructor to teach in-person classes. 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.

In this position you will:

  • 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.

The successful candidate must meet the following qualifications:

  • A minimum of one- year of 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. 

The hiring range for this position is based on experience.  Covid vaccination is required. Forward application, resume, cover letter to:

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

YWCA St Paul is looking for Yoga Instructors to teach a variety of in-person classes. YWCA St. Paul Yoga Instructors 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 position you will:

  • Develop safe, effective, and engaging yoga 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.
  • Follow YWCA St. Paul safety guidelines, responding accordingly

The successful candidate must meet the following qualifications:

  • Minimum of one- year of experience teaching group fitness classes.
  • Yoga certification.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • Commitment to providing exceptional customer service to members and guests.

The hiring range for this position is based on experience.  Covid vaccination is required. Forward application, resume, cover letter to:

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

Free YWCA St. Paul Health and Fitness Center membership through August 2022

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.

Swim Instructors will work a variety of shifts teaching swimming lessons (private and group 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:

  • Instruct individual and group swim lessons at all levels (parent-tot to adult), with the ability to demonstrate skills being taught.
  • Regularly communicate with parent/guardian regarding progress updates
  • Evaluate students and recommend placement for future class
  • Know and understand all emergency procedures and respond to emergency situations immediately
  • 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 with all ages
  • Ability to work and effectively communicate with diverse groups
  • Ability to teach groups up to 9 students
  • Commitment to providing exceptional customer service to members and guests

The hiring range for this position is $13.00 – $16.00/hour based on experience.  COVID vaccination is required.

If you are looking for an opportunity to make a difference and work in a collaborate environment where we celebrate and appreciate each other, please complete the Employment Application on our website:

https://www.ywcastpaul.org/jobs

And forward application, resume, cover letter to:

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

The YWCA St. Paul is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Part-Time Swim Instructor (PDF Version)

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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