YWCA Careers

APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT

TO APPLY: please provide a resume (including references), a cover letter, and a completed YWCA application form (available at www.ywcaknox.com) delivered in person, or via US or other mail service, or by email to Shelby Schilling at SSchilling@ywcaknox.com. 

TO APPLY ONLINE: please fully complete the following link with attached cover letter and resume.

APPLY ONLINE

Benefits
Full-time employee benefits package includes medical, dental, vision and life coverage, a competitive retirement plan and generous vacation, sick, and holiday time, and loan forgiveness program.

HR Department
YWCA Knoxville
420 West Clinch Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37902
865.523.6126 phone

For questions email: Shelby Schilling at SSchilling@ywcaknox.com

EOE. United Way Community Partner.

_____________________________________________

YWCA Women’s Housing Program Social Service Counselor

Full-Time

The YWCA Knoxville seeks a knowledgeable, committed social service professional to join its team as the Women’s Housing Program Social Service Counselor.  This full-time position will be an advocate, counselor, and referral agent for residents in acquiring social and health care services, employment, housing, and other services as needed.

Must have:

  • Skills and life experiences that indicate sensitivity to women in transition
  • Computer Skills
  • Knowledge of overall community resources
  • Ability to work independently
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Experience facilitating groups

Preferred is a Master’s degree in social work or closely related discipline or a Bachelor’s degree in social work or closely related discipline with experience equivalent. Should have paid or volunteer experience in areas such as education, social work, and/or counseling.

_____________________________________________

YWCA Phyllis Wheatley Center Night/Weekend Rental Coordinator

This is a part-time position for the Phyllis Wheatley Center Rental Coordinator

Responsibilities :

  • Providing a safe and secure environment for facility patrons and/or clients;
  • Ensure appropriate use of facilities;
  • Assisting patrons and/or clients with general needs while utilizing the facility;
  • Cleaning and/or building maintenance;
  • Administrative tasks;
  • Other duties as assigned.

High school diploma or equivalent preferred. Must be certified in First Aid and CPR for children, have a physical examination and a police background check; must have excellent customer service skills and organizational skills. Position may require some split shifts.

_____________________________________________

YWCA Summer Camp Counselor

Location: YWCA- Phyllis Wheatley Community Center; 124 S. Cruze Street

Positions: Lead Counselor and Team Members

These positions are for the Summer only: Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

The Lead Counselor:

  • Supervisor other camp staff.
  • Work closely and supervise children ages 5-14.
  • Implement daily activities.
  • Supervisor field trips and day-to-day operations of camp.
  • Effective communication with children, parents, and staff.

The Team Member position:

  • Work closely and supervise children ages 5-14.
  • Assisting with program activities.
  • Oversee field trips, and day-to-day operations of camp.
  • Complete weekly lesson plans.
  • Effective communication with children, parents, and staff.

Requirements:

Position requires a high school diploma or equivalent. Must be willing to be certified in First Aid and CPR for adults and children, have a physical examination and a criminal background check. Must have experience working with youth or participation in youth-related clubs, classes or programs and must possess effective human relations skills; must be highly-motivated, enthusiastic and creative.

_____________________________________________

YWCA Creative Arts Counselor

This position works in our After School Enrichment Program for middle-school-age youth which is located at our Phyllis Wheatley Center. We seek high quality, professional role-models with diverse skill-sets to provide individualized attention to students’ needs. We are looking for staff who are truly passionate about impacting the lives of young people and who are supportive and engaging.

Part-time: Monday-Friday 2:00pm-7:00pm

Rate: $10.25

Responsibilities:

  • Providing a safe and secure environment;
  • Planning, challenging, enriching, age-appropriate activities;
  • Demonstrates a passion for art
  • Creatively interact with middle-age children
  • Builds connections with students and demonstrates the usefulness of content and builds confidence based on accomplishment
  • Enhances learning with the kinds of experiences that the school day has less time to provide
  • Other duties as assigned.

Position requires a high school diploma or equivalent; associates degree, preferred. Must be willing to be certified in First Aid and CPR for adults and children, have a physical examination and a criminal background check. Must have experience working with youth or participation in youth-related clubs, classes or programs and must possess effective human relations skills; must be highly-motivated, enthusiastic and creative.

_____________________________________________

YWCA After-School Sports and Fitness Specialist

This position works in our After School Enrichment Program for middle-school-age youth which is located at our Phyllis Wheatley Center. We seek high quality, professional role-models with diverse skill-sets to provide individualized attention to students’ needs. We are looking for staff who are truly passionate about impacting the lives of young people and who are supportive and engaging.

Part-time: Monday-Friday after-school hours 2:00-7:00pm

Rate: $10.25 per hour

Responsibilities:

  • Providing a safe and secure environment;
  • Planning, challenging, enriching, age-appropriate activities;
  • Provide communication and conflict resolution;
  • Interacted positively with middle school age children
  • Accurately maintain and present necessary statistical data as required;
  • Demonstrates a passion for sports and fitness
  • Builds connections with students and demonstrates the usefulness of content and builds confidence based on accomplishment
  • Other duties as assigned.

Position requires a high school diploma or equivalent; associates degree, preferred. Must be willing to be certified in First Aid and CPR for adults and children, have a physical examination and a criminal background check. Must have experience working with youth or participation in youth-related clubs, classes or programs and must possess effective human relations skills; must be highly-motivated, enthusiastic and creative.

_____________________________________________

Phyllis Wheatley Center- Front Desk Clerk

Under general supervision of the Director of the Phyllis Wheatley Center, this part-time position is responsible for front desk customer service, assisting YWCA members, clients and the first-line point of contact for the center. Provides administrative support services to the agency administration. We seek high quality, professional role-models with diverse skill-sets to provide individualized attention to students’ needs. We are looking for staff who are truly passionate about impacting the lives of young people and who are supportive and engaging.

Part-time: Monday-Friday 2:00pm-7:00pm

Salary: based on experience

Duties and Responsibilities :

  • Using the knowledge of YWCA programs and policies, promotes association and mission statement in the community. Interacts with other program personnel and volunteers to meet the needs of all YWCA members and participants.
  • Assist guests of the organization
  • Monitors attendance log
  • Accepts payments and records receipts.
  • Maintains security of the building by remaining alert to who is in the building, conducting regular rounds, and what is going on through communication with supervisor
  • Maintains confidentiality.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Knowledge and Education to Meet Position Requirements Job requires ability to multi-task and a great attitude. Requires strong attention to detail, excellent judgment and the ability to work without close supervision. A minimum of a high school diploma and relevant experience.


PRN Front Desk Receptionist

YWCA Knoxville is looking for a PRN receptionist.    Responsibilities include; providing excellent customer service, community referrals, assistance to program directors and being able to multi-task.  A GREAT ATTITUDE is required. Will need help as needed and over holidays including: Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s. This is a part-time position with the opportunity for advancement.

_____________________________________________

Evening/Weekend Lifeguard

General Description of Position:

Under general supervision of the Health and Fitness Director.  Lifeguards pool for aquatic classes, open swim and swimming lessons for the YWCA Club W.   Has strong knowledge and experience in lifeguarding.  Work outside of facility as a Club W ambassador.

 Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Using the knowledge of YWCA programs and policies, promotes Association and Mission Statement in the community. Interacts with other program personnel, volunteers, and staff to meet the needs of all YWCA members and participants.  Participates in Association activities as necessary.
  2. Accepts pool responsibility and attends mandatory trainings put forth by the Health and Fitness Director.
  3. Listens to clients, instructors and community to assist in the Club W development.
  4.  Responsible for staying up-to-date with all certifications, especially CPR. Carries proof of CPR training at all times.
  5. Will work with the YWCA to ensure that the pool facility is clean and safe.
  6. Follows the YWCA policies and procedures in a case of an injury. The instructor/lifeguard will complete an incident report, available at the front desk.
  7. Promote memberships, awareness of programs and class offerings.
  8. Must be cognizant of emergency exits, fire extinguisher and telephone in case of emergency.
  9. Will notify the director two weeks in advance for planned absences. If you are ill, please call a substitute to cover your shift.
  10. Maintains confidentiality.
  11. Other duties, as assigned.

Minimum Knowledge and Training Required to Meet Position Responsibilities:

A high school diploma with lifeguard certification required. Should have paid or volunteer experience in lifeguarding and be over the age of 16.  Requires skills and life experiences that indicate sensitivity to health related issues and low-income individuals.  Must be reliable and come with good references.  Requires possession of organizational, communicational, interpersonal, and leadership skills.

 

YWCA Employment