YMCA of Greater Des Moines

Aquatic Custodial Event Staff

Job ID
Building & Grounds
Part-Time, Variable Hour
Wellmark YMCA
US-IA-Des Moines (Wellmark YMCA)
Work Hours



Operating within the policies, procedures, and practices of the YMCA of Greater Des Moines, this position is responsible for performing general cleaning and simple maintenance duties at the Wellmark YMCA Aquatic Events.



At the Y, strengthening community is our cause.  Our staff members are people who drive this cause – it is because of our drive, our passion, our belief in others, and our belief in the strength of our mission that we are able to make a difference – every day. 


EVERY position positively impacts others at the Y - JOIN US, WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE!


To positively impact others, Y Staff Team Members exemplify CAUSE-DRIVEN LEADERSHIP competencies.



Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Ys values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Recruits volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them. Supports fund-raising.

Collaboration: Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions. Builds rapport and relates well to others. Seeks first to understand the other person’s point of view, and remains calm in challenging situations. Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively. Takes initiative to assist in developing others.

Operational Effectiveness: Makes sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to another. Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experience. Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work and actively participates in meetings. Follows budgeting policies and procedures, and reports all financial irregularities immediately. Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members.

Personal Growth: Pursues self-development that enhances job performance. Demonstrates an openness to change, and seeks opportunities in the change process. Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths and limitations and how they impact relationships. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.



  1. Perform general housekeeping functions, such as vacuuming, trash removal, and cleaning.
  2. Handle simple maintenance items and notify supervisor or management staff of issues as found.
  3. Perform additional duties as assigned by supervisor or designated staff person.
  4. Demonstrate and support the objectives of the Association as embodied in the mission statement and values.




  1. Ability to read, write, and perform simple mathematical functions
  2. American Red Cross CPR-PR/AED/First Aid Certifications or equivalent certifications approved by the YMCA
  3. American Red Cross Blood Borne Pathogens Training or equivalent training approved by the YMCA
  4. Y Orientation Session
  5. Y Emergency Procedures Training



  1. Visual, auditory, and verbal ability to communicate effectively with people and monitor property and activity
  2. Ability to adapt to changing working conditions
  3. Ability to work with a variety of cleaning equipment and tools
  4. Ability to perform moderate to strenuous physical activity including lifting, carrying, cleaning, bending, and squatting



  1. Ability to work with diverse group of peopleAbility to manage a variety of tasks simultaneously
  2. Good organizational skills
  3. Ability to work with minimal supervision
  4. Attend trainings and/or courses as required by the YMCA




The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud. This position usually works in an office and/or fitness oriented environment, but the mission of the organization may sometimes take them to non-standard workplaces. This position works a standard work week, but additionally will often work evening, weekend, and additional hours to accommodate management of program activities, building coverage and representation of the organization at events.


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