Illinois Valley YMCA




The YMCA achieves its mission one person at a time. The greatest source of energy for the YMCA is our staff. Our YMCA staff contributes to the advancement of the YMCA vision by meeting the needs of the people in our communities. Guided daily by the core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility, our YMCA staff create an environment where everyone aspires to be their best.

Where can you find meaningful work that offers rich rewards? Where can you, simultaneously, build a better future for yourself and for kids, families and your community? Where can you work with people who thrive in a values-based environment of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility?

All of this can be found at a YMCA. Our YMCA gets the job done through staff members who are carefully selected for their interests, skills and enthusiasm. With years of experience, our YMCA knows that the mission is achieved one person at a time-carried out in the hearts and hands of each caring and competent staff member.

Employment Opportunities

Job Description Position: Tumbling Instructor/Coach
Function: Teaches a variety of classes in the
Tumbling Department in a positive, safe, educational
and fun environment. Positively communicates
information on YMCA programs.

Qualifications: Working knowledge in at least one of
the following areas: Gymnastics, Tumbling,
Cheerleading and Dance. Willingness to learn
additional areas in the Tumbling Department.
Demonstrated ability to teach the development of
skills and proper techniques in area of specialty.
Ability to lift equipment and to spot children. Ability
to motivate and effectively communicate with
members, parents and students. Exercises mature
judgment and sound decision-making.
Principle Job Activities:
1. Instructs class lessons as assigned in accordance
with YMCA guidelines.
2. Assists with preparation of lesson plans and
routines for classes.        

3. Develops positive relationships with participants
and provides motivational support and guidance.
4. Encourages member and parent involvement.
5. Conveys information about Tumbling Department
programs and schedules to the public.
6. Follows all YMCA emergency and safety
procedures. Completes incident and accident
reports as necessary.
7. Participates in staff meetings, trainings, events,
reviews and meets as scheduled.
8. Organizes and puts away needed class
equipment. Reports damaged equipment.
9. Maintains Tumbling office and class records in an
orderly and efficient manner.
10. Trains and supervises new instructors as
11. Upholds all YMCA policies, procedures,
standards and code of conduct.
12. Fulfills any functions designated by the Tumbling
Director for the betterment of the program and the
ability of the YMCA of Vincennes to meet its mission.

TO APPLY: Submit resume and completed application to the Illinois Valley YMCA.

Position: Part-time SilverSneakers Instructor: Cardiofit, Classic & Circuit. Reports to: Fitness Coordinator

Position Summary:  Under the direction of the Fitness Coordinator, and consistent with the mission of the Y, the Silver Sneakers Instructor instructs quality group fitness classes, engages with members and helps them on their fitness journey, and provides excellent customer service to members in a safe, enjoyable, and positive environment that promotes member wellness in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead quality group fitness classes, as directed by the Wellness or Membership Director, which teaches in a safe and effective class environment that promotes total fitness development for members.

  • Greets everyone by using names whenever possible; extends thanks whenever appropriate; makes relationship building the number one priority at all times. (Relationship Builder)

  • Make yourself available to all members regardless of age, gender, race, socioeconomic status, or fitness level. Share your knowledge and be a resource for sound health and fitness information.

  • Responsible for ensuring that the mission, purpose, image and core of the  YMCA is conveyed at all times.

  • Maintain working knowledge of the fitness industry and Y trends to provide effective information and training to members.

  • Keep accurate class attendance records.

  • Be able to respond and follow Y policies and procedures in emergency situations.  Ensure all injuries or incidents have been reported on an Injury Report Form.

  • Take responsibility to keep studio/exercise classroom and equipment neat and clean.

  • Maintain good attendance. Give supervisor at least two week notice of schedule changes.

  • Assume total responsibility for obtaining qualified substitutes when needed and inform supervisor.

  • Allow ten minutes to prepare for class and allow for five minutes after class to be available for members.

  • Arrive for assigned class well-groomed and in proper uniform.

  • Attendance at staff meetings is mandatory.

  • Products or services that are not a part of the YMCA program(s) shall not be promoted or endorsed by an employee to any member or guest whether the employee is “on the clock” or not.

Education and Experience:

  • Possess and maintain current CPR certifications and Association Pre-Practicum approved.

  • National certification (ACE, NETA, AFAA, NASM) in group fitness instruction or YMCA Foundations of Group Exercise certification.

  • Silver Sneakers Certification

  • At least one year of experience teaching group wellness classes preferred.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated customer service and communication skills.  Being able to work with a diverse population of clients.

  • Ability to respond to safety and emergency situations.

  • Ability to conduct classes and activities relating to fitness.  Must be able to perform all physical aspects of the position and class being taught including, but not limited to:  walking, standing, bending, jumping, reaching, and lifting up to 50 lbs at a time.

TO APPLY: Submit resume & completed application to the IL Valley YMCA.

Kelly Campbell, Fitness Coordinator
[email protected]
815-223-7904, x11

POSITION SUMMARY: This is a Part-Time Position that will provide
individual & small group personal fitness training & diet consultation. Teach individuals proper use of equipment including free weights, cardio, and strength equipment. Must be physically fit and certified as a personal trainer by an accredited personal trainer/fitness program. Promote the goals and objectives of the YMCA and any additional requirements to ensure the success of the program.
  • High School Degree or equivalent.
  • Current Personal Trainer Certification Preferred
  • CPR, First Aid, AED certifications, Child
  • Abuse prevention training, Sexual
  • Harassment, Active Threat training within 30 days of hire date.
  • Complete New Staff Orientation.
  • Ability to work fluctuating shifts which include weekday evenings, weekends and holidays.
  • Ability to walk, stand and sit for long periods of time.
  • Be able to lift and carry items weighing up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to work in various temperatures with various noise levels.
  • Visual and auditory ability to respond to critical situations and physical ability to act in case of emergencies.
  • Monitor the fitness room as fitness members use the exercise equipment.
  • Teach and train proper usage as needed.
  • Motivate and educate fitness members in leading healthy lifestyles.
  • Builds effective, authentic relationships with members and staff; helps them connect with each other and the YMCA by answering questions related to the fitness area.
  • Follows all YMCA policies, rules, regulations and procedures, including emergency and safety procedures. Completes incident and accident reports as necessary.
  • Take professional initiative to promote personal training, clinics and all wellness related opportunities.

TO APPLY: Submit resume and completed application to the Illinois Valley YMCA.

Position Summary:  The applicant is expected to maintain and protect the safety and well-being of each patron using the Link Aquatic Center facilities.  The applicant will work directly with participants providing courteous, friendly and professional assistance.  Lifeguards work under the direct supervision of the Pool Supervisor and Aquatic Director.

Job Requirements:

  • 15 years of age or older
  • Ability to obtain an American Red Cross lifeguarding & CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer certificate
  • Ability to maintain certification level for physical and mental readiness
  • Ability to swim with proficiency and endurance for possible rescues
  • Must be observant, safety conscious and able to react quickly in an emergency

Essential Functions:

  • Maintains safe swimming conditions in the waterpark, pool deck and surrounding areas. Prevents accidents by maintain constant observation of the waterpark area, enforcing health and safety rules and maintaining emergency readiness.  Maintains 10/20 protection rule while lifeguarding
  • May perform duties related to opening or closing the Link Aquatic Center
  • Responds to emergency situations in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures. Completes accident and incident reports as required
  • Maintains effective relationships with members, participants and other staff-Develops rapport with members
  • Prevents accidents through enforcement of policies, rules and regulations governing the conduct of patrons using the waterpark and surrounding areas; remain calm in emergency situations, analyzes and corrects facility hazards and learns to adhere to the facility emergency procedures
  • Conducts daily safety check of waterpark equipment and the surrounding area and reports problems to the appreciate supervisor(s)
  • Conveys basic information on YMCA programs and schedules to members and as appropriate refers members to other programs or YMCA staff
  • Attends trainings, staff , meetings and in-service requirements as scheduled
  • Perform daily maintenance of the waterpark and surrounding areas to ensure cleanliness
  • Checks water park and rescue equipment and promptly reports any problems
  • Sets up and stores pool equipment and assists swim instructors with class set up
  • Receive a minimum grade of “meets” on all safety audits and mock rescue assignments
  • May lead one or more ongoing YMCA aquatic programs

TO APPLY: Submit resume and completed application to the Illinois Valley Y

Position Summary

Perform aquatic duties that include supervision of the waterslide.  Create a safe and positive atmosphere that promotes member safety and engagement in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures.


  • Minimum of 16 years of
  • Ability to obtain First Aid / CPR – AED for the Professional Rescuer within 60 days of hire date.

Essential Functions

  • Responsible for operating the top of the water slides.
  • Enforce water slide rules to ensure the safety of patrons.
  • Ensure the safety of the patrons by enforcing the rules of the facility.  
  • Able to demonstrate the YMCA core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.
  • Follow all current YMCA facility rules and regulations.


Physical / Mental Requirements

  • Must work under the supervision and direction of Aquatic Director and Lifeguards.
  • Must be able to remain alert.
  • Ability to make sound judgements.
  • Ability to work closely with co‐workers.
  • Must work around the general population.
  • Must be able to sit or stand for extended periods of
  • Must share in the responsibility for the safety of all patrons while at the facility.
  • Must be able to work in a climate of 65 degrees or higher with sometimes high humidity.
  • Must be able to make decisions to assure safety in the Aquatics Department.
  • Ability to communicate verbally, including projecting voice across distance in normal and loud situations.
  • Ability to adapt to all situations and have an openness to change
  • Adequate ability to hear noises and distinguish distress signals

Position Summary:  applicant is responsible for leading swim lessons and/or assisting water safety instructors in planning, organizing, implementing effectively teaching the American Red Cross Learn to Swim, preschool aquatics and infant aquatics program for the year round swim lesson program at the Link Aquatic Center.  Applicant works under the direct supervision of the water safety instructors, pool supervisor and aquatic director

Job Requirements: 

  • 15 years of age and older
  • Current CPR, AED and standard first aid certification
  • Must be observant, safety conscious and able to recognize an emergency
  • Communicate effectively with children and parents


Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for assisting a water safety instructor in all aspects of conducting swimming lessons, including but not limited to program content, teaching techniques, lesson administration and basic water safety
  • Actively engage participants in appropriate swimming skills for the duration of the lesson
  • Set up and storage of pool equipment plus lost and found items
  • Accountable for or assisting with class report cards, class attendance and skill progression
  • Have the ability to request assistance in teaching and program content from the American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor
  • Demonstrate the ability to work well with others, use good judgment, take responsibility, diplomatically respond and handle problems, be an effective leader and role model
  • Communicate clearly, concisely and effectively with staff, parents and participants both orally and written
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills of basic swim lessons instruction, teaching techniques, CPR, First Aid, AED and public relations
  • Responds to emergency situations in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures. Completes accidents and incident reports as required
  • Maintains effective relationship with members, participants and other staff. Develop good rapport with members
  • Conveys basic information on YMCA programs and schedules to members and as appropriate, refers members to other programs or YMCA staff
  • Secures a substitute for any scheduled hours that cannot be filled
  • May lead one or more ongoing YMCA aquatic program


TO APPLY: Submit resume and completed application to the Illinois Valley Y


We are in need of Rock Steady Coaches. We also need Volunteers to assist the Coaches. A Coach should have a background in fitness. They will be required to go through in-person or virtual training for this position. Volunteers are not required to complete any formal training.

What we do:

RSB is a program that enables people with Parkinson’s disease to fight their disease by providing non-contact boxing – style fitness programs that improve their quality of life and sense of efficacy and self worth. Recent studies also suggest that intense exercise programs may be “neuro-protective,” actually working to delay the progression of symptoms.

RSB provides encouragement through a “tough love” approach, inspiring maximum effort, speed, strength, balance, and flexibility. Boxing works by moving your body in all range of motion while continuously changing the routine as you progress through the workout. RSB classes have proven that anyone at any level of Parkinson’s, can actually lessen their symptoms and lead a healthier/happier life.

TO APPLY: Fill out an application & return to the Illinois Valley YMCA.

Early Mornings. Afternoons, Evenings and Weekend shifts available.  Great for college students! Must be 18 years or older.

Position Summary:  Under the direct supervision of the Membership Coordinator in harmony with Christian values of this Association and in accordance with the policies of the Association, the Member Services Representative will be directly responsible for providing the highest quality service to members and the community.

Job Requirements:  The Member Services Representative must demonstrate a personal commitment to the mission of the YMCA.  This position requires a person who must demonstrate an ability to work effectively with people and be a team member.  This position requires good organizational skills, strong human relation skills, general knowledge of business procedures, good communication skills both verbal and written, willingness to adapt to change and knowledge about YMCA operational procedures and programs.  This person must have a working knowledge of operation computers, must be dressed in uniform, friendly and exhibit good health habits.  The ability to establish and maintain harmonious relationship with staff, volunteers, members and community is essential.

Essential Functions:

  • Assist with tours
  • Responsible for studying and learning the brochure and front desk manuals
  • Responsible for accurately reconciling daily cash drawer
  • Participate in delivery of services to members and ensure excellence
  • Create a positive environment where everyone feels welcome, encourage and motivate other to become more involved in the YMCA
  • Communicate in a friendly and a courteous manner when answering phones, transferring calls and taking messages
  • Greet and interact with members in a friendly manner
  • Assist at member service desk and make sure that no member is left unattended
  • Maintain a clean, supplied, and organized member service desk
  • Oversee that all members and guests are properly checking in at member service desk when using the YMCA facility
  • Present a professional image to all employees, members and general public
  • Follow proper procedures for all business transactions (example: receipt, monies and program registration)
  • Promote membership and program enrollment
  • Attend all designated staff meetings
  • Wear nametag and adhere to dress standards at all times
  • If unable to work due to sickness, vacation, etc. responsible for finding shift coverage and contact the supervisor to keep them posted on who is working in your place.

TO APPLY: Submit resume & a completed application to the IL Valley YMCA. or Apply Online.

Position Summary:  Under the direct supervision of the Programs Director, the Sports Staff will instruct and supervise youth, adults and seniors in a variety of programs, camps and events related to sports, recreation, fitness and more. The Sports Staff will help to provide a positive, safe, educational and fun environment for all participants and will positively communicate information on YMCA programs, camps and events.

Essential Functions:

  1. Coach and instruct participants on how to effectively complete programs, camps or events in accordance with YMCA guidelines.
  2. Assist with preparation of program, camp or event plans including set-up, tear-down, drills, games, etc.
  3. At times, directly supervise or oversee programs, camps or events.
  4. Provide assistance to direct supervisor as needed and fill-in for the direct supervisor when necessary.
  5. Maintain positive and effective relationships with members, participants, parents and other staff of the YMCA.
  6. Encourage member and parent involvement where applicable.
  7. Convey information about YMCA programs and events to the public.
  8. Participates in staff meetings, trainings, events and reviews as required.
  9. Organize and puts away program, camp and event equipment. Report damaged equipment to direct supervisor.
  10. Inform the direct supervisor of any issues that need attention, including safety concerns, member dissatisfaction, etc.
  11. Uphold all YMCA policies, procedures, standards and code of conduct.
  12. Fulfill any functions designated by the direct supervisor for the betterment of the programs, camps and events.



  1. Working knowledge through either competitive experience or coaching in at least one of the following areas: basketball, volleyball, soccer, football.
  2. Willingness to learn additional skills.
  3. Ability to teach the development of skills and proper techniques to others.
  4. Ability to motivate and effectively communicate with members, parents and participants and to exercise mature judgment and sound decision-making.
  5. 16 years or older preferred.
  6. Have a flexible work schedule allowing for evening, night and weekend hours.


Sufficient strength, agility and mobility to perform essential functions of position and to supervise program activities.

FLSA Status: Part-Time                                 

Reports to: Programs Director

TO APPLY: Submit resume and completed application to the Illinois Valley YMCA.

Position Summary:  to provide a safe and positive place for parents/guardians to keep their children before or after school until they can be picked up. Hours are Monday-Friday; 6:30-8:45am & 3:00-5:30pm. Early out days (once a week); 2:00-5:30pm.

Starting Pay: $13.00 an hour.

Job Requirements:

  • Provide a warm, stimulating setting of caring and sharing where children have fun
  • Encourage children to be aware of and to accept others
  • Encourage courtesy and respect for others and oneself
  • Increase self-confidence/independence and strengthen leadership skills and the ability to work as a team
  • Teach responsibility for oneself and one’s actions
  • Stimulate awareness of emotions and feelings of expression
  • Provide a positive adult role model

Essential Functions:

  • Coordinator will use appropriate language and show respect for children.
  • Coordinator will be clean and have a neat appearance.
  • Coordinator will be well prepared.
  • Coordinator must be dependable and be able to meet the needs of a diverse group of children.
  • Coordinator must keep daily attendance list for parents to sign and record the time of pick up.
  • Coordinator must keep documented; emergency numbers, a list of who is authorized to pick up the children.


Help provide childcare and lead activities for children 3-6 years of age while their parent(s) are attending class at IVCC.

HOURS: Applications are no longer being taken for this position.

JOB INCLUDES: Flexible Hours, FREE YMCA Membership, Starting pay $13.00 an hour

IL Valley YMCA offers childcare services in partnership with IL Valley Community College.

TO APPLY: Applications are no longer being taken for this position.

Position Summary: Party Hosts help with and facilitate parties.  Reports to birthday party coordinator.


Position Summary:  Janitorial/Floor Team-under the direction of the Janitorial Supervisor; ensure effective physical cleanliness of all assigned facilities.  Perform routing cleaning as required.  Inform management of any foreseeable problems with the facility.  Ensure excellent member service by addressing member concerns in a timely fashion and providing a clean and safe facility

Job Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent preferred
  • Must be able to read and write
  • Must be able to understand and follow directions pertaining to the use of chemicals and machinery
  • Valid driver’s license
  • 1 year janitorial/floor experience preferred.


Essential Functions:

  • Perform multiple cleaning tasks to insure effective housekeeping of the facility as assigned and ensure member satisfaction
  • Perform routine housekeeping as per daily and weekly schedules
  • Mix chemical solutions according to manufacturer’s formula. Follow manufacturer’s directions for use of product
  • Ensure all safety and risk procedures are followed
  • Report unusual conditions to supervisor
  • Ensure proper supply levels of toilet tissue, paper towels, soap and any other services provided
  • Report items needing repair to supervisor
  • Assist and/or perform projects of a special nature such as deep cleaning of showers or toilet areas
  • Ensure the safety and well-being of all co-workers and members
  • Attend related training and meetings as required
  • Perform other related duties as assigned
  • Maintain current stock of maintenance and janitorial supplies including but not limited to: paper supplies, cleaning supplies, etc.
  • Maintain a clean and neat appearance.


TO APPLY: Submit resume and completed application to the Illinois Valley YMCA.

Position Summary:  This person is responsible for the safety of all members, guests and staff in the YMCA facility.  The building supervisor is an ambassador for the YMCA and should ensure high standards of customer service.

Job Requirements:  18 years or older, CPR & First Aid certified, good communication skills, ability to supervise, mature enough to handle a variety of issues that may arise in the facility.

Essential Functions:

  • Ensure that members, guest and staff follow the Y’s code of conduct.
  • Refrain from using cell phones while working.
  • Respond to all emergency situations as per the Y’s Safety and Protocol, follow crisis management plan.
  • Fill out incident/accident reports and put in COO or CEO’s mail box.
  • Give facility tours to prospective members.
  • Walk around the entire facility many times throughout a shift, checking all rooms/areas of building.
  • Police litter and perform maintenance.
  • Open/close facility as per established hours, make sure the facility is picked up and empty once secure at closing time. Walk out with staff at closing.
  • Help out with general cleaning and towels.


TO APPLY: Submit resume & a completed application to the IL Valley YMCA. 

Application for Employment V5.22

Illinois Valley YMCA-300 Walnut Drive Peru, IL 61354
Mendota Area YMCA-2811 S. 13th Ave. Rt.251 Mendota, IL 61342

The Y: We’re for Youth Development, Healthy Living, Social Responsibility

Notice to Applicants & Employees, the Illinois Valley YMCA maintains a “zero tolerance” for abuse. Screening test for alcohol and illegal drug use may be required before hiring and during employment.

Application must be completely filled out in order to be considered.

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Additional Information

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Do you hold current first aid certification?
Do you hold current lifeguarding certification?
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Information needed to run the criminal and sex offender background check:
I understand as part of my employment/volunteering, the YMCA will conduct a criminal background check prior to and during my employment/volunteering as well as a child abuse registry check and I am subject to random, accident follow-up, and for cause drug testing, as well as post offer drug screening contingent on employment.
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