YMCA of Greater Des Moines

  • Y Camp Property Staff

    Job ID
    Building & Grounds
    Part-Time, Variable Hour
    Branch Name
    Y Camp
    US-IA-Boone (Y Camp)
    Work Hours
  • Overview


    This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. This position is responsible for the physical condition of the building and grounds, including but not limited to, general building maintenance, grounds keeping, pool equipment, and wellness center equipment, ensuring that routine and non-routine maintenance is performed. May also complete duties related to cleaning and sanitizing, window washing, meeting set up, pool cleaning, snow removal, and other related responsibilities.


    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. Ensure Y is attractive, clean and hazard-free by completing all duties listed on the daily schedule and maintains upkeep of assigned areas and equipment. Perform wet and dust mopping, dusting, trash removal, recycling, window washing, pool cleaning, painting, vacuuming, seasonal activities dealing with lawn care and snow removal, and general cleaning.
    2. Perform routine HVAC, plumbing, electrical and equipment check and repairs.
    3. Perform general carpentry work and repairs.
    4. Ensure preventative maintenance plan in implemented and maintained.
    5. Complete projects assigned by supervisor or designated staff person.
    6. Operates related motorized and non-motorized equipment.
    7. Records and reports all needed repairs; repairs as directed.
    8. Ensures YMCA building and property is secure during shift and report incidents and hazardous conditions to supervisor.
    9. Replaces soap, paper towels, and other supplies.
    10. Oversee contracted services related to building and grounds
    11. May set up furniture for events.
    12. Serve as a YMCA representative, both within the organization and outside the organization.
    13. Performs other duties as assigned.
    14. Demonstrates and supports the objectives of the organization as embodied in the mission statement and values.



      1. Ability to read, write and perform simple mathematical functions.
      2. Two year or more of related experience preferred.
      3. Ability to read and interpret instructions, procedures, manuals, and other documents.
      4. Ability to report and record maintenance requests.
      5. Knowledge of cleaning methods and equipment.
      6. Basic understanding of the upkeep and care of equipment.
      7. Understanding of cleaning compounds and chemicals, and their safe, efficient use.


    • Sufficient physical strength and agility to carry out essential duties.
    • Ability to erect and stand on ladders and platforms at heights up to 30 feet.
    • Ability to work with paint, cleaning equipment, chemical compounds, solvents, cleaners, and solutions in dry, liquid, powder, spray, and aerosol forms.
    • Ability to paint, clean equipment, and operate motorized equipment as needed.
    • Ability to work in conditions that will create dirt and dust.
    • Ability to perform essential maintenance to facility or equipment which may involve, but not limited to the following activities: semi – reaching to full-reach overhead; crouching; kneeling; shoveling; carrying, working in narrow and/or confining spaces: underground, overhead, and at ground level; twisting of the waist, shoulders, and legs; and lying on stomach and/or back.



    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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