Employment Opportunities 

The most fun you'll have in any job will be with the YMCA of the Chippewa Valley. We offer both full-time and part-time employment opportunities in a variety of areas. Here, you'll create solutions for kids, families and communities. You'll be able to apply your experience and knowledge to make a real difference in the lives of those around you. You'll put your imagination and creativity to work in an environment built upon teamwork and community.

Sports Center Day Camp Counselor

This is a part-time to full-time, seasonal position and will run Mondays-Fridays from June 8 through August 28. Operational hours for camp are 6:30 AM - 6:00 PM, and staff is typically scheduled anywhere from 4-8 hours in that time frame. This position requires strong leadership skills to help in guiding children ages 5-14 and teaching them the benefits of activity and exercise. Children are to be supervised at all times at the Sports Center as well as on field trips to Fairfax Pool on Tuesdays and new field trips each Thursday. Counselors are expected to oversee up to 18 children at once while at the Sports Center and 10-12 children when on field trips.

  • Camp Counselors: Pay starts at $9.00
  • Lead Counselors: Pay starts at $11.00

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SACC Day Camp Counselor (Chippewa Falls or Eau Claire YMCA)

This is a flexible, part-time to full-time seasonal position. Counselors are responsible for providing a safe and diverse experience for youth that is focused on the YMCA core values: honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring. We are looking for enthusiastic, attentive camp counselors to lead, support, and motivate campers as they enjoy all that camp has to offer. Counselors will be supervising and maintaining small groups of children ranging from ages 6 to 12. Being a role model and a teacher of good communications skills, listening skills, cooperation, problem-solving, and self-control is imperative to this position. Because we work in teams, this person must have a mature attitude that allows her/him to communicate effectively, problem solve, and anticipate the needs of children and fellow co-workers.

  • Assistant Counselors: Pay starts at $9.00
  • Lead Counselors: Pay starts at $11.00

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Lifeguard Instructor and CPR Instructor  (Eau Claire YMCA)

Both Lifeguard Instructors and CPR Instructors are needed. Under the direction of the Aquatics Director, in cooperation with other YMCA staff, and consistent with the YMCA mission, the Safety Instructor (LGI or CPRI) is responsible for the instruction, leadership, supervision, control, and safety of all class participants.  The Safety Instructor (LGI or CPRI) is responsible for the appearance, presentation, and working order of all materials and equipment used for training.  It is the Safety Instructor (LGI or CPRI) responsibility to observe and direct all class participants, and to provide feedback and appropriate correction as instructed or included in the job description.

Safety Instructor (Eau Claire YMCA)

The Safety Instructor is a key member of the Aquatics team that is responsible for teaching Lifeguard courses, Lifeguard Review courses, or a variety of First Aid/CPR/AED courses in Lay Person or Professional/Health Care provider, for staff and community members.  The Instructor is responsible for the appearance, presentation, and working order of all materials and equipment used for training.  It is the Instructor’s responsibility to observe, educate, and direct all class participants, and to provide feedback and appropriate correction as instructed in the job description of the American Red Cross Instructor Agreement and Code of Conduct, and the YMCA of the Chippewa Valley Code of Conduct. Click here for the full job description!

Water Exercise Instructor (Eau Claire YMCA)

Teaches YMCA water aerobics class Monday and Wednesday from 8:00-9:00 am. Teaches scheduled classes, beginning and ending on time; provides adequate warm-up, exercise, stretching, and cool down. Instructs patrons on effective workout methods; explains proper techniques, demonstrates exercises; identifies different muscle groups, and teaches appropriate methods to strengthen specific muscles. Assists patrons, answers questions, and maintains a positive exercise experience for members and class participants. Keeps management informed of pool activities, facility needs, and significant problems. Ability to cooperate and work well with other staff members. Ensures pool safety and YMCA policies are adhered to. Performs related duties as required.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Certified Instructor (AEA, ACE, AFAA), water specialty/certification preferred.
  • Certification in CPR/AED desired.
  • Necessary knowledge of hydrodynamic principles and water exercise movements.
  • Familiar with human anatomy- muscle groups, body functions during exercise.
  • Knowledge of teaching strategies and the incorporation of music, tempo, cueing technique, and rhythm.
  • Incorporate creative exercises using different equipment.
  • Ability to be professional and motivate class participants.

Lifeguard (Chippewa Falls or Eau Claire YMCA)

The Lifeguard is a key member of the Aquatics team that is responsible for supervising the aquatics area to prevent accidents, assist swimmers, and respond to emergencies. Each member of our Lifeguard team creates a safe, positive and enjoyable atmosphere, promoting member safety and satisfaction in accordance with the YMCA policies and procedures. A Lifeguard builds positive relationships with members and program participants through effective listening and verbal skills. You will oversee multiple activities including open swim, water exercise, swim lessons and lap swimming. Hours are flexible for your schedule. Must be 15 years or older. 

Swim Instructor (Eau Claire YMCA)

Bring your enthusiastic attitude and passion to the Y and be a part of a meaningful team teaching people of all ages the gift of swimming. We will provide on the job training, although experience is preferred, it is not required. Ages 16 and older. Hours are flexible for your schedule. Primary responsibility is providing swimming instruction to people of all ages, excellent customer service in a safe, fun, and positive atmosphere that promotes participant potential, safety and satisfaction. Give your gift of swimming to someone else! Must be 16 years or older. Click here for the full job description!


Lifestyle Fitness Center Staff (Eau Claire YMCA)

The Healthy Living team has immediate openings for Lifestyle Fitness Center Staff. The Lifestyle Fitness Center Staff is responsible for providing customer service to members in the fitness center and follows the YMCA of the USA Health and Fitness guidelines. The incumbent creates a safe, enjoyable, and positive environment that promotes member wellness in accordance with the YMCA policies and procedures. 

​Essential Functions:

  • Provide quality programs & services that meet the needs of the community and members.
  • Provide exceptional customer service and build rapport with members.
  • Participate in instructing various programs, which may include New Member Orientations, Exercise Equipment Orientations, ActivTrax Orientations, and Adult Wellness Consultations.
  • Communicate and enforce policies and guidelines for the equipment area along with keeping this area safe, clean, and functional.  Occasionally perform basic maintenance of equipment.
  • Adhere to all guidelines and expectations as outlined in the YMCA Fitness Center Staff Manual.
  • Encourage members to participate in health and fitness programs such as personal training, specialty classes, group exercise classes, etc.

Customer Service Team (Eau Claire YMCA)

This team is responsible for working at our Service Desk or Welcome Desk.  Duties include selling memberships, signing people up for programs, scanning cards, answering phones and being the first point of contact for YMCA members and guests.  Staff will ensure that our members and guests have great customer service and their needs are met.

Hours vary but mainly between 8 am – 10 pm Sunday - Saturday. Please apply online.