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.
As a Team Coach, you will provide kids with an opportunity to work on their strokes, build endurance, and participate in meets in a positive and fun atmosphere. The kids will learn, grow and thrive through your instruction, coaching and through social interaction. They will build self-esteem as they learn starts and turns, how to improve their strokes and to work as a team. 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.
Demonstrates in word and action the Y's CORE VALUES of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility and a commitment to the Y's mission, in all matters at all times
Delivers the benefits of good health, strong connections, greater self-confidence, and a sense of security to all who seek it
Tells the Y story to help others understand the impact of the Y; develops relationships with members to support fundraising; supports fundraising efforts
Values all people for their unique talents and takes an active role in promoting practices that support diversity, inclusion and cultural competence
Builds authentic relationships in the service of enhancing individual and team performance to support the Y's work
Listens for understanding and meaning, seeks to understand the other person's point of view and expresses self effectively and in a manner that reflects a true understanding of the needs of the audience
1. Plan, attend, schedule, and direct all team practices and meets.
2. Train and direct assistant coach or coaches.
3. Develop team events and prepare written workout and training plans for
4. Maintain proper records, team lists, and reports as needed.
5. Address parent/participant concerns by appointments and/or phone
6. Relate to individual parents/participants on a professional basis at all
7. Monitor and maintain equipment.
8. Ensure safety of participants by enforcing policies and disciplinary rules.
9. Report specific problems or needs to supervisor or designated staff
10. Perform additional duties as assigned by supervisor or designated staff
11. 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. Online New Employee Orientation (available in the YMCA
3. Online New Employee Safety Orientation (available in the YMCA Training
4. Y Leaders Orientation (available in the YMCA Training Program)
5. American Red Cross CPR-PR/AED/First Aid Certifications or equivalent
certifications approved by the YMCA (available in the YMCA
6. American Red Cross Blood Borne Pathogens Training or
equivalent training approved by the YMCA (available in the YMCA
7. Completion of high school or equivalent
8. American Red Cross Safety Training for Swim Coaches (Lifeguard
certification will be accepted with
proof of successful completion of the online Safety Training for Swim
Coaches certification) (available in the YMCA Training
9. YMCA Principles of Competitive Swimming and Diving (available in the
YMCA Training Program)
10. Registered USA Swimming Coach (Waukee Y Branch Only)
11. Two years competitive coaching experience
12. Working knowledge of competitive teams
1. Ability to work with diverse group of people
2. Good communication skills
3. Ability to motivate participants
4. Ability to demonstrate proper techniques
5. Ability to maintain control even when distracted by noise and activity
6. Ability work with minimal supervision
7. Attend training and/or courses as required by the YMCA
8. Attend training and/or courses as required to maintain Registered USA
Swimming Coach designation
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee must have the ability to perform moderate physical activity and adapt to changing working conditions. Specific vision abilities required by this job include vision, auditory, and verbal ability to communicate with people and monitor property and activity.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. Employee must have the ability to adapt to frequently changing work conditions and to work a flexible schedule.