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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 email administrator@ywcatulsa.org a copy of your application and resume with the job title in the subject line.

Current Openings  

Full Time

Part Time

Internships


Full Time

Director of Health and Wellness

Position Description: Under the leadership of the Chief Executive Officer, the Director of Health & Wellness is responsible for the successful operation of the two fitness and aquatics centers (open 92 hours/week) which includes all community health programs, member services, program development, program facility management, volunteer recruitment, community relations, budgeting, financial results, and supervision of the Program Managers.  A major function of this job is to assure membership and program participation growth and improve retention of membership and program participants.  Expense control and effective resource management is imperative. The successful director will ensure quality program development and implementation to best serve the community. 


Principal Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Responsible for the operational growth of YWCA Tulsa through Health & Wellness program quality, promotion and expansion, member retention, pricing strategies, new program/site development, and collaborations. 
  • Plan, develop, organize, implement, direct, and evaluate YWCA Tulsa’s Health & Wellness programs and strategies to support the overall success and business and financial objectives of the Health and Wellness programs.  
  • Participate in the development and implementation of major organization processes, such as budgets and program development/evaluation. 
  • Develop, manage, and monitor assigned operating budgets to meet or exceed targets.
  • Hire, train, and supervise H&W managers to assure that sound operating principles are in practice. 
  • Provide supervision and leadership to manager’s budget development assuring final budget proposals from each area are well thought out, challenging but realistic. 
  • Supervise membership and marketing efforts with Communications Department to assure that all health and wellness programs follow a set marketing plan and are implemented.  
  • Contribute to program development and grant proposal development, advising director and grant-writing staff on the clarity of our outcomes and the evaluation component of new initiatives and proposals. 
  • Provide a safe and inviting fitness environment for members at both centers by hiring, training, evaluating, and managing qualified staff to teach and assist with the aquatics and fitness center programs.
  • Assure environment is designed to build and foster an organizational culture of inclusion, empowerment, excellence, respect, and boldness.
  • Develop, maintain, and nurture relationships with members, partner organizations, other community entities, and local businesses. 
  • Work across diverse communities and build strong partnerships, with experience in community organizing and working across public and private sectors.
  • Establish relationships throughout the organization with management and employees in order to build effective partnerships that strengthen and feed into other YWCA Tulsa programs.
  • Develop and oversee organizational policies and procedures as a means of ensuring transparent and open communications with employees, supporting supervisors in the effective management of their employees and contract workers, while protecting the organization.
  • In partnership with the Information Technology unit, develop data tracking systems so that managers/staff are readily able to identify and highlight trends and critical issues in H&W areas.
  • Provide technical assistance to program managers where needed.
  • Coordinate, monitor, and update YWCA Tulsa H&W program policies and guidelines.
  • Provide effective leadership on health issues impacting Tulsa citizens and ensure that policies and programs at the YWCA address existing and emerging health disparities in the community.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to and promotion of YWCA Tulsa’s mission of eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity among all levels of staff.
  • Promote, evaluate, revise, and market existing programs to build participation
  • Institute a mechanism where members, staff, and others are continually providing feedback regarding fitness program development, fitness services, and overall health & wellness programs provided by the YWCA Tulsa.
  • Work with other program directors to identify opportunities for connecting its employees with YWCA health and wellness programming.
  • Regularly attend, evaluate, and monitor YWCA programs, many of which include evenings and weekends. 
  • Act as a support to the board of directors as assigned by the Chief Executive Officer. 
  • Represent the YWCA at community functions and in meetings of key stakeholders as needed and agreed upon. 
  • Able to assist and or process any prospective members or new members as needed. 
  • The duties in this job description represent the major functions but are not intended to be all-inclusive. 


Required Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of successful membership practices, quality program development and implementation, volunteerism, facility and property management, and sound financial practices is a must. 
  • Must possess outstanding communication and organizational skills, excellent writing and verbal skills, and superior interpersonal relationship skills with personnel and stakeholders at all organizational levels. 
  • Ability to manage, assign, delegate responsibilities, and to accomplish the desired results both through individual work and through department staff. 
  • Understanding of managing funds and budgeting, as well as ability to analyze financial information.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills, especially as required in developing new programs, preparing and making presentations, working with various committees, and interacting with diverse groups of internal and external contacts.
  • Ability to make decisions in the best interest of the YWCA.
  • An understanding of human physiology, human anatomy, and health promotion in order to safely promote physical fitness for members. 
  • Knowledge in the use of fitness equipment, land exercise, water exercise, and personal training.
  • Knowledge of the Fitness Industry and practices.
  • Knowledge of health promotion and implementation models.
  • Ability to develop team concepts of success and supervise the staff to accomplish the pre-set goals.
  • On-call during hours of Center operation.
  • Basic to intermediate computer proficiency in Microsoft Office products. Project management and fitness database software skills beneficial.
  • Must be an advocate for the mission and vision of the YWCA.
  • Work effectively with all employees and members of all races, religions, sexes, national origins, ages, sexual orientation, gender identities, gender expressions; and without regard to disability status, genetic information, marital status, status as a covered veteran, or any other legally protected status, and 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, and have a visionary spirit.
  • Current Oklahoma Driver’s license and current insurance verification. 


Education/Experience:

  • Bachelors Degree in Health, Health Promotion, Physical Education, or related field required.
  • At least five years of experience managing health and wellness and/or aquatics programs.
  • Experience in teaching any, but not limited to, group fitness classes, such as Spin, Zumba, Boot Camps, Pilates, Yoga, Strengths, Step, Water Fitness, etc.
  • Personal Trainer Certifications a plus (ASCM, NSCA, ACE, AFAA, NASM, etc.)
  • Lifeguard, Pool Operator, and Water Safety Instructor certifications a plus. 

To apply, email the completed application form above and your cover letter and resume with "Director of Health and Wellness" in the subject line to administrator@ywcatulsa.org. 


Facilities Manager 

Position Description: Facilities Manager is responsible for planning, organizing, leading, and cost-effective management of the maintenance and facilities functions at three YWCA facilities. Responsible for establishing and maintaining an effective preventative and predictive maintenance program which encompasses all facilities, in particular the pool/spa/fitness areas at the East and PJW Midtown locations.

Staff Relations:

  • Close working relationship with the Director of Health & Wellness, in addition to strong communication skills to interact with internal and external customers and suppliers.
  • Supervise custodial staff during business operation hours.

Maintenance and Repairs

  • Manages preventative maintenance of facility equipment, including pool/spa resources, and HVAC.
  • Schedules facility modifications, including cost estimates.
  • Repair as much as possible on own. Schedules repairs for plumbing, electrical, roofing, landscape and receives estimates for services.
  • Facilities management point person. Centralize organization requests for three facilities (repairs, furniture, general maintenance, weather related needs, promotional signage etc).
  • Conduct and document regular facilities inspections.
  • Plan and manage facility central services such as, security, cleaning, waste disposal, weather preparations, and parking.
  • Obtain quotes and payments from vendors and suppliers following procurement procedures.
  • Provides technical support and supervision of vendors for the repair of equipment and building and grounds.
  • Ensure delivery schedules, quantity and quality criteria are met.
  • Advise on and monitor energy efficiency.
  • Assure security of the facility. Respond to facility and equipment alarms and system failures.
  • First responder for urgent, unplanned/unexpected issues/problems with facility.
  • Ability to monitor/oversee facility functions after hours.

Program and Event Support:

  • Allocate and manage facility space for maximum efficiency.
  • Oversee and coordinate room set-ups and break down for events and meetings.
  • Attention to aesthetics and ensuring professional presentation in all client facing areas.

Financial and Policy Management

  • Develop and implement a facility management program including preventative maintenance and life-cycle requirements.
  • Ensure compliance with health and safety standards and industry codes.
  • Implement best practice processes to increase efficiency.
  • Calculate and compare costs for goods and services to maximize cost-effectiveness.
  • Check completed work by contractors and vendors. Verify payment and invoicing match contract pricing. Prepare and track facility budget as outlined in financial policy. Monitor expenses and payments.
  • Communicate project progress to appropriate staff and vendors.
  • Generate and present regular reports and reviews of facility-related budgets, finances, contracts, expenditures and purchases.
  • The duties in this job description represent the major functions but are not intended to be all-inclusive.

Education/Experience:

  • Associate’s degree or higher education desired. Relevant experience may substitute for the degree requirement on a year-for-year basis. In addition to the desired education, individual will need to demonstrate managerial experience and related abilities to include purchasing, supplies, grounds keeping and equipment repair.
  • Must be able to successfully handle multiple tasks, often with conflicting priorities.
  • Working knowledge of OSHA codes and industry regulations for health, safety and environmental controls is also desirable.
  • Willingness and readiness to accept new responsibilities and other duties as conditions warrant.
  • Proficient IT skills, including word processing, spreadsheets, and use of various databases. Intermediate knowledge of relevant software such as MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint).
  • Pool Operators Permit preferred; training/certification must be completed during training cycle.

Essential Functions

  • The employee must be able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Incumbent may be required to lift and carry up to 25lbs when stocking supplies, preparing for contractors, and setting up room arrangements. May be required to lift, carry and/or move up to 75lbs of equipment. Incumbent may be exposed to extreme temperatures, close quarter situations, high and precarious places, moving mechanical parts, and vibrations. Frequently required to travel between our three YWCA Tulsa locations.
  • This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

To apply, email the completed application form above and your cover letter and resume with "Facilities Manager" in the subject line to administrator@ywcatulsa.org.


Immigration Program Administrative Assistant

Position DescriptionProvides support to Immigration Program operations. Responsible for screening callers and walk-in appointments. Handles multiple line phone and general administrative duties. Supports Program Manager and Immigration Program staff. Data entry of time-sensitive information.  Schedules/confirms immigration staff appointments. Assist Immigration Program staff with communicating case updates to clients as needed. Assist agency staff with immigration document translation and providing direct translation or interpreting as needed.

Principal Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Answers agency phone lines and provides information.  
  • Screens callers and walk-in clients to determine appropriate level of immigration consultation.
  • Schedules immigration client appointments.
  • Provides information to walk-in clients.
  • Assistance with documentation and record keeping of agency reporting requirements.
  • Provides professional interpreting and translating services as needed.
  • Participates in YWCA functions and community events as needed and requested by the Director.
  • Monitors Program supply orders.
  • Attends trainings/agency meetings related to job responsibilities as approved by Manager.
  • Data entry and management on agency-wide database and legal management database.
  • The majority of duties performed, but not meant to be all-inclusive or to prevent other duties from being assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision and multitask.
  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills in Microsoft Office and various databases.
  • Ability to speak, read, and write English as well as Spanish fluently.
  • Excellent customer service 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, and socio-economic background cultures.
  • 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. 

Education/Experience:

  • Associates Degree required, or higher degree preferred.
  • Two years of customer service experience.
  • Fluency in Spanish.
  • Social service experiences a plus.

Please complete the online employment application. Email the completed application, resume, and cover letter to administrator@ywcatulsa.org with "Immigration Program Administrative Assistant" in the subject line. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.


Part Time

Interpreters (contract)

YWCA Tulsa is seeking experienced interpreters of Spanish, Burmese, Zomi, Arabic, French, 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 assignments 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.

 

ELL Civics Instructor (PT)

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.
  • Current Oklahoma Driver’s License and current insurance verification.  
Education/Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Minimum 10 hours ELL training required; TESL certificate perferred
  • Two years' experience in adult education required
  • Oklahoma or other current teaching certificate a plus
  • 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 Civics Instructor" in the subject line to administrator@ywcatulsa.org. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

 

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.