Staff

Imagine going to work knowing that what you do each day positively affects the lives of the people in your community. Working at the Y, you'll soon discover more than a job—you'll enjoy a career with a future and the opportunity to make a lasting difference in the lives of those around you. Our staff members—of all ages and life experiences—enjoy the personal satisfaction that comes from nurturing the potential of youth, improving our community's health and well-being and providing support to our neighbors. Learn more about the Y’s cause by giving a quick preview into who we are, what we stand for and how to show up every day.

Management Staff

Jenny Holweger, Executive Director - jennyh@kandiymca.org

Dean Madsen, Associate Executive Director - deanm@kandiymca.org

Tim Daniels, Building and Grounds Director - timdaniels@kandiymca.org

Karla Nelson, Finance / HR Director - karlan@kandiymca.org

Troy Pederson, Senior Program Director - troyp@kandiymca.org

Sarah Ruud, Membership Director - sarahj@kandiymca.org

, Health and Wellness Director - Contact Dean Madsen

Courtney Sullivan, Regional Marketing Director - courtney.sullivan@scymca.org

Mat Snider, Sports Programs and Aquatics Director - mats@kandiymca.org

Alex Wolter, Youth and Family Program Director - alexw@kandiymca.org

Taylor Balkan, Multi-Site Early Learning Center Director - taylorb@kandiymca.org

Jennifer Burrows, Spicer Early Learning Center Assistant Director - jenniferb@kandiymca.org

Willmar Early Learning Center Assistant Director - Contact Troy Pederson

 

 

 

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Open Positions

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CONTENT SPECIALIST

Are you a writer with a passion for storytelling and an interest in digital communication strategies? The St. Cloud YMCA, Alexandria YMCA and Kandiyohi County YMCA are seeking a Content Specialist in the newly created regional marketing department.

This position will bring to life the stories and mission of the YMCA with creative storytelling and management of key communication channels. Full-time position with great benefits. Compensation is based on experience.

To apply, please send resume, cover letter and writing samples to: Courtney Sullivan, Regional Marketing Director, courtney.sullivan@scymca.org
 

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Child Care Center

The YMCA Child Care Centers are currently accepting applications for an Assistant Childcare Director.  This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit, charitable organization committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Assistant Director at Kandiyohi County Area Family YMCA intentionally fosters a cause-centered culture that is welcoming, genuine, hopeful, nurturing, and determined.
 

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Discover Your Passion at the Y

The YMCA Child Care Centers are currently accepting applications for Teacher qualified staff to work in various classrooms. This position will range in hours from 15 - 35 hrs a week. If you or someone you know is interested, please contact Troy Pederson at troyp@kandiymca.org by phone at 320-262-8210 or apply in person at the YMCA.
 

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Child Watch Attendant

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit, charitable organization committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Child Watch Attendant at Kandiyohi County Area Family YMCA intentionally fosters a cause-centered culture that is welcoming, genuine,hopeful, nurturing, and determined.  Primary responsibility is to ensure the health and safety and be engaged with children in the Child Watch area and Kids Gym at all times. 
 

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School Age Child Care

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit, charitable organization committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The School Age Child Care Staff at Kandiyohi County Area Family YMCA intentionally fosters a cause-centered culture that is welcoming, genuine, hopeful, nurturing, and determined.  Primaryily responsible for working with supervising director to implement curriculum with the appropriate and established guidelines. 
 

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Summer Day Camp Counselor

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit, charitable organization committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Day Camp Counselor at Kandiyohi County Area Family YMCA intentionally fosters a cause-centered culture that is welcoming, genuine, hopeful, nurturing, and determined.
 

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Lifeguard

Under the direction of the Aquatics Director, lifeguards will supervise the aquatic area to prevent accidents, assist swimmers, and keep the area and facilities clean. Lifeguards will create a safe and enjoyable atmosphere to give members a sense of belonging. Lifeguards must be reliable, courteous, and ready to act. Lifeguards must demonstrate the core values of YMCA’s Character Development: caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. 
 

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Swim Lesson Instructor

Under the direction of the Aquatics Director, a Swim Lesson Instructor will teach people of all ages using the YMCA of the USA program as laid out in Teaching Swimming Fundamentals, The Parent/Child and Preschool Aquatic Program Manual and The Youth and Adult Aquatic Program Manual.  A Swim Lesson Instructor must be an energetic, dedicated and motivated individual who enjoys swimming and teaching people of all ages.  Instructors must demonstrate and enforce the core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility that make up the YMCA's character development program. 
 

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Soccer/Football Referee

Officiate at sporting events, games, or competitions to maintain standards of play and ensure that game rules are observed. Judge performances in sporting competitions in order to award points, impose scoring penalties, and determine results.  Work 2 -4 games a week, possibly week nights or Saturday mornings.  Contact Nicholas for full details or to apply.  
 

Gymnastics Coach (NEW PROGRAM)

The Kandiyohi County Area Family YMCA is seeking dependable and enthusiastic coaches to teach basic tumbling/gymnastics to boys and girls ages 3-11 years. We need people who can communicate well with and motivate children. Coaches must be able to lift children and move mats. This position is part-time with evening hours and we can work around your school/college schedule. Whether you are an experienced Gymnastics Coach or you are interested in starting your coaching career, this is a great opportunity!  Contact Nicholas McBeain for more information on applying for this position or apply in person at the Y or by e-mail at karlan@kandiymca.org.  
 

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Building and Grounds

The YMCA currently has openings in the Building and grounds department, seeking a part time custodian.  This positions has a wide variety of duties as assigned by the Building and Grounds Director.  The primary responsibilities and details can be viewed  by downloading the following PDF file.
 

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Wellness Desk Attendant

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit, charitable organization committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Wellness Desk Staff member at Kandiyohi County Area Family YMCA intentionally fosters a cause-centered culture that is welcoming, genuine, hopeful, nurturing, and determined. 
 

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Group Exercise/Water Aerobics Instructor

Are you looking for a job where you can make a difference? The YMCA is currently looking for individuals who are motivated, energetic, dedicated  and enjoy interacting with people of all ages in our fast paced and changing environment.  Under the direction of the Health and Wellness Coordinator, all Adult Fitness Instructors will conduct classes that comply with the standards of the certification held as well as the YMCA’s mission and teaching philosophy. Instructors must demonstrate and enforce the core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility that make up the YMCA's character development program.  Interested individuals can contact Zach Himmelberg for more information.
 

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