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YWCA Careers

         

Be the Change You Want to See

Since 1914, YWCA Tulsa has been committed to empowering women and eliminating racism. So when it comes to our team, we work to recruit people who share our passions, who have fresh ideas, experience, talent and a strong desire to serve. Learn more about our culture.

If you want to contribute meaningful work at one of the leading nonprofits in the region, consider coming to work for YWCA. Full-time employees receive a generous benefits package.

Click here to access our employment application. To apply, please complete the application and follow the instructions below each opening below.

Please note: we are unable to respond to every applicant. Only those who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Internships


Grant Writer

Naturally curious, creative and industrious individual responsible for portfolio of more than $1 million in private and government grant contributions will meet stringent deadlines, produce captivating reports, presentations and proposals, and develop meaningful, intentional relationships with key funders, volunteers and staff members.

Responsibilities and Duties:

·         Write compelling proposals and reports to secure funding.

·         Maintain grants calendar of submitted and upcoming deadlines.

·         Ensure all proposals and reports are submitted ahead of deadlines.

·         Collaborate with other YWCA staff to gather needed information for proposals and reports.

·         Research funding opportunities that match the mission and programs of YWCA Tulsa.

·         Administer donor database to ensure accurate fundraising and donor records are kept.

·         Write donation acknowledgement and follow-up letters to donors.

·         Provide administrative and clerical support for the Development team. 

Qualifications

·         Superb attention to detail and strong organizational skills. 

·         Strong written and verbal communication skills.

·         Excellent writer with ability to adjust tone based on the audience.

·         Strategic thinker who can modify proposals to match the funder’s priorities.

·         Experience with database management.

·         Ability to perform multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. 

·         Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with personnel and stakeholders at all organizational levels.

·         Ability to manage responsibilities and to work with minimal supervision.

·         Ability to work as a team player.

·         Ability to listen and provide accurate information.

·         Valid Oklahoma Driver’s License and insurance verification.

·         Must be an advocate for the mission, values and goals of the YWCA Tulsa.

Required Qualifications:

·         Superb attention to detail and strong organizational skills. 

·         Strong written and verbal communication skills.

·         Excellent writer with ability to adjust tone based on the audience.

·         Strategic thinker who can modify proposals to match the funder’s priorities.

·         Experience with database management.

·         Ability to perform multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. 

·         Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with personnel and stakeholders at all organizational levels.

·         Ability to manage responsibilities and to work with minimal supervision.

·         Ability to work as a team player.

·         Ability to listen and provide accurate information.

·         Valid Oklahoma Driver’s License and insurance verification.

·         Must be an advocate for the mission, values and goals of the YWCA Tulsa.

·         Strong commitment to learning, growth, and continuous improvement. 

Education/Experience:

·         Bachelor’s degree required.

·         Strong administrative skills.

·          Intermediate to advanced computer skills (Microsoft Office --Word, Excel, Outlook, and database skills).

Please complete online application and submit along with your resume to LJordan@ywcatulsa.org. This position will be available effective August 26, 2017. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Thank you in advance for your interest.

 


  

Fitness Manager (PJW Midtown)

Under the guidance of the Director of Health & Wellness, the Fitness Manager is responsible for the organization and delivery of quality fitness programming to membership, participants, and community and for all aspects of PJW fitness operations including supervision of fitness staff and contractors at Midtown location.

Supervisory Responsibilities

·         Provides a safe environment for members by assisting in the hiring, training, evaluating, and managing qualified staff to teach and assist with the fitness programming.

·         Creates a friendly, positive, customer service environment through employee training, oversight and performance reviews.   

·         Schedules staff, programs, and usage to ensure smooth operations and cost effectiveness of the organization.

·         Addresses complaints and resolves problems.

·         Ensures that all fitness staff members and contractors have current and appropriate certifications as needed by their job descriptions.

·         Develop and implement program operating policies and needs.

·         Work with supervisor in creating annual program goals and budgets.

·         Manage a program costs to work within set budget.

Program Responsibilities

·         Plan, develop and implements quality fitness and health programs for members of all ages and abilities.

·         Provides input for scheduling programs and facility usage for members of all abilities, including special populations, to ensure smooth operations and cost effectiveness.

·         Manage group fitness schedule.

·         Organizes and leads group fitness classes when appropriate.

·         Manage membership database, billing, and member accounts.

·         Work front desk or drop-in child care shifts, plus lead fitness classes, when appropriate. 

·         Provides a clean and safe environment of the facility.

·         Ensures safety of the equipment used in the fitness center, and organize the repair, cleaning and maintenance of these machines. 

·         Promotes facility rentals and coordinates their activities.

 

Required Qualifications:

·          Must possess and maintain current CPR/First Aid, Group Fitness certifications and be able to respond to safety/emergency situations. 

·          Ability to instruct classes and communicate with people of all ages, races, and socio-economic backgrounds effectively.

·          Ability to manage, assign, and delegate responsibilities and to accomplish desired results through aquatic and fitness personnel.

·          Effective interpersonal and customer service skills in working with staff at all organizational levels and members.

·          Ability to make decisions in the best interest of the YWCA.

·          An understanding of human physiology and anatomy in order to safely promote physical fitness for members.

·          Intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Office products.

·          Ability to learn and navigate fitness center databases, Daxko.

·          Ability to develop team concepts of success and supervise the staff to accomplish the pre-set goals.

·          Ability to organize available resources to provide programs and to schedule staff efficiently.

·          Must be an advocate for the mission, values and goals of the YWCA Tulsa.

·          Work effectively with all employees and members of all races, religions, sexes, national origins, ages, sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions; and without regard to disability status, genetic information, marital status, or status as a covered veteran.

Education/Experience

·         Bachelor’s Degree preferred.

·         Certification from an accredited group fitness certification, such as AFAA.

·         At least two years' experience instructing or managing health and wellness programs.

·         At least two years’ experience teaching group fitness classes.(preferred)

·         At least two years’ experience in conducting personal training (preferred). 

·         Personal Training Certification preferred.  

Please complete online application and submit along with your resume to LThompson@ywcatulsa.org. This position will be available effective September 9, 2017. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Thank you in advance for your interest.


Director of Marketing and Communications
The Marketing & Communications Director serves as the hub of institutional information, cultivating external and internal relationships that help interpret public attitudes, engage and inform various key audiences, and safeguard assets and data.

Principal Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Develop, implement, and evaluate annual strategic communications plans for program-specific and agency-wide exposure, as well as for special events and all YWCA Tulsa activities.
  • Develop communications initiatives designed to build and foster an organizational culture of inclusion, empowerment, excellence, respect, and boldness. 
  • Manage and track effectiveness of all print and electronic collateral including, but not limited to, newsletters, brochures, websites, and social media while maintaining the organization’s branding standards.
  • Manage YWCA Tulsa website content and all social media content creation and output. Ensure posts are factual and align with local and national mission directives.
  • Create annual public relations calendar, including press releases, earned media, and managing all media contacts. 
  • Develop content that engages external audience segments and leads to measureable action across multiple platforms to include television, radio, and print advertisements, eNewsletters, printed newsletters, press releases, social media, website, and internal instruments.
  • Oversee, track, and support community outreach opportunities; Secure strategic partnerships to increase visibility within the community; Maintain and track expo kit distribution.
  • Track, measure, and report message impact by means of media impressions, anecdotal responses, presentations, etc.
  • Cultivate meaningful relationships with media outlets and public-facing entities, leveraging paid buys to create earned media opportunities and promotions.
  • In collaboration with key department heads, develop and execute awareness, public relations, and marketing campaigns for specials events and advocacy campaigns.
  • Serve as the point person for the Tulsa Area United Way’s campaign regarding speaker requests and presentations.
  • Introduce new communication vehicles to create momentum and awareness as well as to gauge the effectiveness of overall communications activities.
  • Manage an electronic marketing ticket system, completing and/or delegating projects for completion by deadline and maintaining clear lines of communication with all staff members.

Required Qualifications:

  • Must be a passionate advocate for the mission, values and goals of the YWCA Tulsa.
  • Excellent attention to detail – able to catch the smallest typo and remember countless names. 
  • Superior communication skills – verbal, written, and web-based.
  • Advanced writer who can adjust messaging and tone based on the audience and medium.
  • Strong administrative skills.
  • Advanced computer skills (Microsoft Office with heavy use of Word, Outlook, and Excel).
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite is strongly preferred.
  • Graphic design skills are highly desirable.
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Ability to effectively work with and organize volunteers.
  • Loves to work on a team, but is capable of working with minimal supervision.
  • Strong commitment to learning, growth, and continuous improvement. 
  • Works on skills that can help communicate his/her point to an audience belonging to a completely different identity and/or background.  These differences can be identity-based, geographical, ethical, political, or historical.
  • Openness to engaging conflict in a positive and proactive manner with the goals of finding solutions, producing change, and bringing together opposing parties.
  • Works effectively with all employees and members of all races, religions, sexes, national origins, ages, sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions; and without regard to disability status, genetic information, marital status, or status as a covered veteran.
  • Valid Oklahoma Driver’s License and insurance verification. Reliable transportation.

Education/Experience:

  • 4-Year bachelor degree, preferably in communications, marketing, business, or related field.
  • Experience in all forms of communication – written, verbal, web, social media.

Interested candidates should complete online employment application and submit along with resume and cover letter to YWCATulsaadmin@ywcatulsa.org.  


ELL  Instructor (Part time opportunities)

Seeking energetic ELL practitioners YWCA Tulsa’s Adult Education program. TESL Certification and experience teaching adults required; some curriculum development required; bilingual in Spanish a plus; expertise in computer-based curricula and other technology preferred; daytime and evening hours; includes benefit package. We have part-time openings for ELL/Civics Instructors and Substitutes.
 
Position Description: Responsible for teaching curriculum plans to assist immigrants and refugees in achieving linguistic and citizenship competency to pass naturalization exam.
  • Instruct immigrant and refugee students using best practice ESL methods and materials to increase students’ functional language competency, and to reach students’ educational and other goals. 
  • Maintain excellent student records including attendance, pre-, mid-, and post-tests, student/class outcomes, and submit data as per Language Services Procedures in a timely manner.
  • Adhere to government grant requirements.
  • Instruct immigrant and refugee legal permanent residents using civics and citizenship curriculum to increase students’ knowledge of the naturalization process to become US citizens, and promote civic and community engagement.
  • Plan and implement lessons and activities appropriate to the type and level of class being taught, whether English language, pre-GED, or Project Citizenship.
  • Substitute for other teachers when necessary depending on availability.
  • Attend required Language Services departmental meetings as requested.
  • Engage in a minimum of 15 hours of professional development during the fiscal year.
  • Participate in YWCA functions as needed and requested by the Director.
  • Comply with all YWCA policies and procedures.
  • The duties in this job description represent the major functions but are not intended to be all-inclusive.
Required Qualifications:
  • Ability to fluently speak, read, and write English, and another language preferred.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills, especially as required in preparing lessons and working and interacting with diverse groups of students, internal and external contacts.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Must be an advocate for the mission, values, and goals of YWCA Tulsa.
  • Work effectively with all employees and members of all races, religions, sexes, national origins, ages, sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions; and without regard to disability status, genetic information, marital status, status as a covered veteran, or any other legally protected status, as well as socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Work on skills that can help communicate his/her point to an audience belonging to a completely different identity and/or background. These differences can be identity-based, geographical, ethical, political, or historical.
  • Openness to engaging conflict in a positive and proactive manner with the goals of finding solutions, producing change, and bringing together opposing parties.
  • Strong commitment to learning, growth, and continuous improvement.
  • Reliable transportation and the ability to travel to multiple class sites.
Education/Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree required
  • TESL certification required
  • Two years' experience in adult education required
  • Oklahoma or other current teaching certificate a plus
  • Experience teaching Civics and US history and/or naturalization process a plus 

Please complete the online employment application. Email the completed application and resume with "ELL  Instructor" in the subject line to dkeathley@ywcatulsa.org. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.


Part Time

Interpreters (contract)

YWCA Tulsa is seeking experienced interpreters of Spanish, Burmese, Zomi, Arabic, French, Vietnamese, Korean, Portuguese, and other languages to expand our contractor pool for client requests. Contract interpreters receive assignments based on availability and volume of client requests; numbers of jobs will vary from week to week. 

Interpreters process information quickly and concisely, recognize sensitive cultural differences and are professional and courteous at all times. Interpreters uses appropriate terminology and understand common industry procedures and practices. Interpreting assignments may be technical or non-technical in the following fields: healthcare, government services and education. Contract interpreters are responsible for traveling to client sites by appointment. 

Major Responsibilities
  • Abide by professional interpreting ethics, especially around confidentiality, accuracy, and impartiality 
  • Render correct concepts and meanings according to the conventions of established interpretation protocol
  • Provide clear and accurate renditions with no additions or omissions
  • Employ excellent customer service, clear enunciation and pronunciation, and a pleasant and professional voice as well as polite forms of expression
  • Maintain a professional demeanor throughout the assignment at all times
  • Provide clarification and cultural brokering using excellent judgment and skill
  • Demonstrate commitment to cultural sensitivity and working in a diverse environment
  • Have access to the internet, an email account for communication on assignments, and Excel for tracking hours
  • Have reliable transportation for travel to and from assignments
  • Work well independently and operate in the best interests of YWCA
Qualifications
  • Fluency in English and target language 
  • Ability to provide cultural competency and assess regional and accent differences to find ways of communicating with the limited English proficient client
  • Excellent listening, retention and note-taking skills to maintain a high level of accuracy
  • Ability to concentrate and to stay detached from the conversation, remaining neutral and objective at all times and following client's instructions closely
  • Ability to explain idiomatic expressions and cultural nuances to avoid miscommunication
  • Certification in interpretation strongly preferred, extensive experience interpreting in formal settings may be substituted for credentials

YWCA offers an hourly rate of $25 and provides mileage reimbursement. To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter sharing your credentials, work experience and availability to interpretation@ywcatulsa.org.


 


Lifeguard (PT)

YWCA Tulsa is looking for dedicated, indoor, part-time lifeguards.

  • American Red Cross Lifeguard certification required; WSI certification and bilingual in Spanish a plus. We will certify qualified candidates.
  • Hours: 16 hours per week at our East Campus
  • Spanish fluency required

Pay based on experience. Gym membership included. 

Please complete the online employment application. Email the completed application and resume with "Lifeguard" in the subject line to administrator@ywcatulsa.org. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.


Swim Instructors (PT)

Come be a part of the YWCA Tulsa team as a part-time swim instructor. Red Cross Water Safety Instructor certification required; bilingual in Spanish preferred. We will certify qualified candidates.

Please print and complete the online employment application and email the completed application and resume with Swim Instructor in the subject line to administrator@ywcatulsa.org.


Drop-In Child Care Attendant

Opening for part-time child care attendants for children whose parents are participants in our educational programs. Children range in age from 6 weeks through 8 years. You will provide developmentally-appropriate care, comfort, nurturing and guidance to infants/toddlers in order to enhance their emotional and physical growth as outlined by NAEYC and State Licensing guidelines.

Duties include: Ensure the cleanliness, orderliness, and safety of facility according with health and hygiene standards, including but not limited to the toileting area, toys, cots, sheets, and diaper changing area.

Gym membership included. Schedules may vary including some evening and weekends.

Spanish bilingual required.

Please send resume and application with Drop-In Child Care Attendant in the subject line to administrator@ywcatulsa.org


Internships

Communications Internship

YWCA seeks an energetic and skilled individual with a wide range of administrative and technical skills to assist with content creation, marketing-related projects, website maintenance and social media. This position is estimated at 12 to 20 hours per week and is an unpaid, intern position which typically runs for 3-4 months. We have seasonal opportunities and are willing to consider applicants year-around.

Internship Objectives and Responsibilities:

  • Increase public awareness of YWCA Tulsa as an organization and its programs by assisting in creation and output of external communications.
  • Content creation for social media, including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, will consist of finding articles and information relative to YWCA’s mission
  • Assist in updating Content Management System (website) as necessary
  • Media list management
  • Write mission-centric blog and short-form articles in journalistic prose
  • Work with team to cover YWCA Tulsa events.
  • Archive YWCA news coverage
  • Miscellaneous duties as assigned.

Prerequisite skills:

  • Ability to communicate effectively using a variety of styles and techniques appropriate to the audience.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills. AP Style knowledge. Comfortable conducting interviews for content creation.
  • Ability to listen and provide accurate information.
  • Intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Office products and social media.
  • Work effectively with all employees and members of all races, religions, sexes, national origins, ages, sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions; and without regard to disability status, genetic information, marital status, or status as a covered veteran.
  • Work on skills that can help communicate his/her point to an audience belonging to a completely different identity and/or background. These differences can be identity-based, geographical, ethical, political, or historical.
  • Strong commitment to learning, growth, and continuous improvement. 

Education/Experience:

  • Students pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Public Relations, or related degree field.

Optional skills:

  • CMS Knowledge (ex: Wordpress, Caffeine, Moodle)
  • Adobe Creative Suite Knowledge
  • Hootsuite and social media tools knowledge

If you are interested in expanding your skill set, learning about a non-profit environment which is enhanced by our social justice mission, and value an engaging culture please submit your resume for this unpaid internship to internship@ywcatulsa.org


YWCA is committed to:

  • Providing equal employment opportunity to those qualified.
  • Recruiting and hiring people in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, status as a covered veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Learn more about our culture here.