Thank you for your interest in employment with The Salvation Army’s Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center. Open positions are listed below.


Youth Development Team Member (part-time)

POSITION SUMMARY:

Youth Development Krew Member is responsible for the direct supervision of the children in Child Watch areas throughout the facility (Clubhouse, Hangout/Game room, Classrooms, Playground), with emphasis on safety and developmental activities that will ensure a quality experience during a child’s stay.

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

  • Responsible for the safety, supervision and active entertainment of all children placed in Child Watch areas while parents/guardians are participating in Kroc Center activities.
  • Will assist and work under the supervision of the Youth Development Supervisor.
  • Interact professionally with all contacts, as required, with the general public, parents/guardians, business community, Salvation Army Officers and Kroc Center staff.
  • Follow and ensure adherence to The Salvation Army Policies and Procedures.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must have two years experience working with children and infants.
  • Complete the standard Safe from Harm Training course as prescribed by The Salvation Army within 30 days.
  • Computer knowledge helpful but not necessary.
  • Be able to read, write and communicate in English with the preferred ability to also communicate in Spanish.
  • Have or be able to obtain CPR/AED/First Aid certification within the first 30 days of employment.
  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Flexible availability (mornings, evenings, weekends and weekdays).

INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLYING:

Please email a resume and cover letter to Major Karen Johnson, Officer for Program Development, at [email protected] (please include “Youth Development” in the subject line of the email).


Pool Attendant (part-time)

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Pool Attendant will provide general supervision of the aquatic center and lockers rooms. This position will also maintain the cleanliness and operation of aquatic center and locker rooms.

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

  • Provide general supervision of the aquatic center and lockers rooms.
  • Provide information and answer questions about safety guidelines and available programs.
  • Safely dispatch patrons down the slide.
  • Monitor and assure proper usage of locker rooms, inner tubes, and splash pad area.
  • Maintain accurate headcounts.
  • Report all equipment and aquatic related problems to the Aquatics Manager.
  • Enforce all safety guidelines that pertain to the aquatic center and locker rooms on a constant and consistent basis.
  • Notify members and staff when pool is closed for contamination or power outage.
  • Assist with swimming tests as needed.
  • Ensure participants under 18 years of age are wearing wristbands.
  • Ensure children under the age of 12 have proper adult supervision.
  • Maintain the cleanliness and operation of the aquatic center and locker rooms.
  • Maintain cleanliness of the aquatic area and locker rooms by picking up trash, cleaning equipment and following shift procedures.
  • Report all equipment breakdowns according to the stated procedure.
  • Enforce all facility safety rules and regulations.
  • Collect and manage the Lost and Found.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Be able to read, write and communicate in English with the preferred ability to also communicate in Spanish.
  • Have CPR/AED/First Aid certification, or obtain within 45 days.
  • Be able to lift and carry 40lbs.
  • Must be able to be mobile for long periods of time and climb stairs when necessary.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLYING:
Please email a resumé and cover letter to Laura Stilley, Aquatics Manager, at [email protected] (please include “Pool Attendant” in the subject line of the email).


Building Supervisor (part-time)

POSITION SUMMARY:

The primary function of the Building Supervisor is to ensure a safe, secure, and customer friendly environment for staff members, volunteers, guests and visitors of the Kroc Center. This position will be responsible for opening and closing the facility and instrumental with maintaining daily operations across all Kroc Center departments.

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

  • Perform a variety of tasks including the daily facility opening and closing, maintenance and set ups.
  • Provide supervision of Kroc Center part time staff, members and guests that ensures a safe and secure facility.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school degree required. Higher education or Associate’s degree preferred.
  • Two years of supervisory experience is required.  Additional two year experience in safety, security or maintenance is preferred.
  • Be able to read, write and communicate in English with the preferred ability to also communicate in Spanish.
  • Have CPR/AED/First Aid certification or obtain within 45 days.
  • Be able to lift and carry 40lbs.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLYING:
Please email a resumé and cover letter to Mike Glupker, Facilities Director, at [email protected] (please include “Building Supervisor” in the subject line of the email).


Assistant Teacher - After School Literacy Program (part-time)

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Assistant Teacher is responsible for assisting with the coordination and implementation of the Kroc Center’s literacy program at Brookside Elementary School. This position is a key member of the Education team and serves under the direction of the Education Manager.

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

  • Assist with the development, implementation, and coordination of the literacy program at Brookside School
  • Work with Lead Teacher in the recruitment of program participants.
  • Insure that the ultimate goal of spiritual, emotional and physical regeneration of all people in represented and infused in all programs, trainings, customer relations, and levels of operation

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 2 + years of post high school education, elementary education preferred.
  • 1 + years experience in teacher assisting, youth development and program development.
  • Preferred certifications: First Aid, CPR, State Teaching Certificate.
  • Must be able to read, write and communicate in English. Fluency in Spanish preferred.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLYING:
Please email a resumé and cover letter to Heidi Roberts, Education Manager, at [email protected] (please include “Assistant Teacher” in the subject line of the email).


Youth Soccer Instructor (part-time)

POSITION SUMMARY:

Under the direction of the Program Director, the youth soccer instructor will give instruction to students of all ages and ability levels in soccer. Design instructional programs, prepare lesson plans and instructional materials, present subject matter demonstrating proper techniques, and perform class management tasks. Class meets on Tuesday evenings.

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

  • To provide soccer instruction that contributes to each participant’s class/program goals.
  • To develop and instruct fun, energetic and highly motivational classes for all ages and skill levels.
  • Implement safety measures for classes to insure the health and safety of class participants

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 1+ years’ experience teaching/coaching soccer required.
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED equivalency.
  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Must have strong people skills and the ability to speak in front of others.
  • Must be able to demonstrate various skills in the area of instruction specified.
  • Be able to read, write and communicate in English with the preferred ability to also communicate in Spanish.
  • Must be able to function effectively with minimal or no supervision.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLYING:
Please email a resumé and cover letter to Bram Roberts, Program Director, at [email protected] (please include “Youth Soccer Instructor” in the subject line of the email).


 Tumbling & Gymnastics Instructor (part-time)

POSITION SUMMARY:

Under the direction of the Recreation Supervisor and Program Director, instructor will give instruction to students of all ages and ability levels in tumbling and gymnastics.  Design instructional programs, prepare lesson plans and instructional materials, present subject matter demonstrating proper techniques, and perform classroom management tasks.  Instructor will teach the following classes: Toddler Tumbling, Tumbling, Intro to Gymnastics, and Cheerleading.

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

  • To provide state of the art and relevant instruction that contributes to each member class/program goals.
  • To develop and instruct fun, energetic and highly motivational classes for all ages and skill levels.
  • Implement safety measure for classes to insure the health and safety of class participants.
  • Ensure that the ultimate goal of spiritual, emotional and physical regeneration of all people in represented and infused in all programs, trainings, customer relations, and levels of operation.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Appropriate prior experience teaching or working in the area of instruction specified; required. Experience requirement will vary depending on the class.
  • Certification or a degree in related field or level of expertise required.
  • Where applicable, must have up to date personal insurance prior to employment.
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED equivalency.
  • Must have strong organizational skills and abilities.
  • Must be able to function effectively with minimal or no supervision.
  • Must be able to demonstrate various skills in the area of instruction specified.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLYING:
Please email a resumé and cover letter to Alyson Dells, Recreation Supervisor, at [email protected] (please include “Tumbling and Gymnastics Instructor” in the subject line of the email).


Guitar Instructor (part-time)

POSITION SUMMARY:

Under the direction of the Program Director, the guitar instructors will give instruction to students of all ages and ability levels in guitar. Design instructional programs, prepare lesson plans and instructional materials, present subject matter demonstrating proper techniques, and perform class management tasks. Classes meet on Monday nights.

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

  • To provide guitar instruction that contributes to each member’s class/program goals.
  • To develop and instruct fun, energetic and highly motivational classes for all ages and skill levels.
  • Implement safety measures for classes to insure the health and safety of class participants.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 1+ years’ experience teaching guitar required.
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED equivalency.
  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Must have strong people skills and the ability to speak in front of others.
  • Must be able to demonstrate various skills in the area of instruction specified.
  • Be able to read, write and communicate in English with the preferred ability to also communicate in Spanish.
  • Must be able to function effectively with minimal or no supervision.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLYING:
Please email a resumé and cover letter to Bram Roberts, Program Director, at [email protected] (please include “Guitar Instructor” in the subject line of the email).


Basketball Instructor (part-time)

POSITION SUMMARY:

Under the direction of the Program Director, the basketball instructor will give instruction to students of all ages and ability levels in basketball. Design instructional programs, prepare lesson plans and instructional materials, present subject matter demonstrating proper techniques, and perform class management tasks. Classes meet on Wednesdays at 5PM.

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

  • To provide basketball instruction that contributes to each member’s class/program goals.
  • To develop and instruct fun, energetic and highly motivational classes for all ages and skill levels.
  • Implement safety measures for classes to insure the health and safety of class participants.
  • Under the direction of the Program Director, the basketball instructor will give instruction to students of all ages and ability levels in basketball. Design instructional programs, prepare lesson plans and instructional materials, present subject matter demonstrating proper techniques, and perform class management tasks

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 1+ years’ experience teaching basketball required.
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED equivalency.
  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Must have strong people skills and the ability to speak in front of others.
  • Must be able to demonstrate various skills in the area of instruction specified.
  • Be able to read, write and communicate in English with the preferred ability to also communicate in Spanish.
  • Must be able to function effectively with minimal or no supervision.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLYING:
Please email a resumé and cover letter to Bram Roberts, Program Director, at [email protected] (please include “Basketball Instructor” in the subject line of the email).


Group Fitness Instructor (part-time)

POSITION SUMMARY:

Under the direction of the Health and Wellness Manager, Group Fitness Instructors will provide state-of-the-art group exercise instruction that contributes to each member health and fitness goals. To develop and instruct fun, energetic and highly motivational exercise classes for all fitness and skill levels. Especially looking for those certified to teach Kickboxing, Pilates, Zumba, and Aqua Zumba.

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

  • To provide state of the art group exercise instruction that contributes to each member health and fitness goals.
  • To develop and instruct fun, energetic and highly motivational exercise classes for all fitness and skill levels.
  • Implement safety measure for group exercise classes to insure the health and safety of group exercise participants.
  • Insure that the ultimate goal of spiritual, emotional and physical regeneration of all people in represented and infused in all programs, trainings, customer relations, and levels of operation.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • High school diploma or GED equivalency.
  • Current certifications through ACE, ACSM, AFAA or NSCA or any unique certifications pertaining to a specialized group exercise class and/or format.
  • A minimum of one (1) year experience teaching various or specific group exercise programs.
  • Current First Aid, CPR and AED preferred.
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills.
  • Must be able to read, write and communicate in English. The ability to speak Spanish desired.
  • Must have physical ability to instruct appropriate classes; for specific class requirements as outlined by industry standards of certifications and or training including but not limited to, yoga, kickboxing, cycling, weight training, aquatics, etc. These physical requirements include but are not limited to, bending, lifting, pushing, and carrying up to 40 lbs., rhythmic limbering, held isometric poses, kicks, punches, stretching, choreographed movement and calisthenics, etc.
  • Successfully complete Safe From Harm training as established by The Salvation Army.
  • Before hire, must pass a thorough background check.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLYING:

Please email a resumé and cover letter to April Davis, Health & Wellness Manager, at [email protected] (please include “Group Fitness Instructor” in the subject line of the email).


Fitness Attendant (part-time)

POSITION SUMMARY:

Under general supervision from the respective program manager, the Recreation Aide positions will be available for the following areas: Fitness Center, Gymnasium, Climbing Wall, Game Room, and outdoor Campus.  Recreation Aides will perform duties such as cleaning exercise machines and program areas, facilitating and/or assisting with programs and events, checking out/in equipment, assist with score keeping, activity and class prep & clean up for the Grand Rapids Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center.

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

  • Provide great customer service to the community; see that all customers, clients and members are given prompt and courteous service.
  • Maintain cleanliness of facility by cleaning equipment and fitness areas, vacuuming and sweeping.
  • Verify membership and daily pass users.
  • Maintain accurate equipment check out and check in system.
  • Provide information and answer questions about available programs.
  • Report all equipment and fitness area problems to the Health & Wellness Manager.
  • Notify members and staff when machines are out of working order or in need of repair.
  • Enforcing all rules that pertain to the fitness and exercise areas on a constant and consistent basis.
  • Adhere to RJKCCC operations as well as all policy procedures as adopted by Administration.
  • Observe all safety rules and regulations.
  • Attend staff meetings as assigned.
  • Maintain confidentiality.
  • Supervise activities in the fitness areas as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalency.
  • Must have or be able to obtain First Aid/CPR/AED certification within the first 30 days of employment.
  • Must be able to read, write and communicate in English. Spanish preferred.
  • Have a working knowledge of Microsoft programs, including Word, PowerPoint and Excel preferred.
  • Have the ability to work and relate well with people.
  • Be able to lift and carry 40 lbs.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLYING:
Please email a resumé and cover letter to April Davis, Health & Wellness Manager, at [email protected] (please include “Fitness Attendant” in the subject line of the email).


Welcome Desk Attendant (part-time)

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Welcome Desk Attendant is responsible for creating exceptional customer service experiences. Primary responsibilities include selling and/or verifying memberships, program registrations, and café items through POS system as well as providing facility information, answering, and routing all incoming phone calls.

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

  • Provide great customer service to the community.
  • Perform Point of Sale (POS) transactions at the Front Desk.
  • Perform all café, membership and front desk duties.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma or GED. Minimum of 1-2 years experience in working in customer service industries.
  • Must have excellent computer skills; with working experience of Microsoft Office products. Computer database application experience helpful. Ability to use new software programs with basic training.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Be able to read, write and communicate in English with the ability to also communicate in Spanish is strongly preferred.
  • Be able to lift and carry 40 lbs.
  • CPR, AED (Automated External Defibrillator), Safe from Harm certified within 30 days of employment.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLYING:

Please email a resumé and cover letter to Lisa Van Dyk, Membership Manager, at [email protected] (please include “Welcome Desk Attendant” in the subject line of the email).


Lifeguard I (part-time)

POSITION SUMMARY:  

Under the supervision of the Aquatics Manager, Lifeguards will monitor activities, observe and provide assistance to swimmers, prevent accidents, protect life and enforce regulations as well as control access to pools, family locker rooms, and lockers.  Provide first aid when necessary.  Assist with implementation of and teach swimming lessons and other aquatics programs.  Provide support for swim lessons, record keeping, lesson cards and lesson plans.  This position is also required to assist with general facility maintenance and cleaning duties as assigned.  Attendance at all in-service trainings required.

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

  • Considerately and patiently enforce RJKCCC rules to provide a safe environment for all members, visitors, and employees.  Cautions swimmers regarding unsafe areas and actions.  Maintain order in swimming areas.
  • Must be able to analyze situations and adopt a quick and effective course of action; maintain constant observation of an assigned area to identify any signs of danger.
  • Rescue swimmers in danger of drowning.
  • Provide first aid, rescue breathing and CPR when needed.
  • Inspect and maintain cleanliness of swimming pool areas, locker rooms, restrooms, trash cans, cleaning equipment, aquatic equipment storage areas, and other areas as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be at least 16 years of age.
  • Must be able to read, write and communicate in English. Ability to speak Spanish desired.
  • Must be able to work varied shifts including early mornings, evenings, weekends, holidays and split shifts.
  • Demonstrate the ability to relate positively and energetically with staff, clients, members and customers.  Ability to be self-motivated, work independently and in a team environment.  Must also have effective communication skills and engage positively with the public.
  • Must have one year experience as a lifeguard.
  • Must have one year experience teaching swim lessons.
  • Lifeguard training (must include Standard First Aid). American Red Cross certifications are required before start of employment.
  • American Red Cross CPR and First Aid for the Professional Rescuer.  AED certification highly desirable.
  • American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI) certification required, or ability to receive within six months.
  • American Red Cross Oxygen Administration certification highly desirable.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLYING:

Please email a resumé and/or letter of interest to Laura Stilley, Aquatics Manager, at [email protected] (please include “Lifeguard I” in the subject line of the email).


Swim Instructor (part-time)

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Swim Instructor is responsible for providing instructional swim lessons for infants, preschool, youth and/or adult participants. The position is responsible for providing safe, instructional swim lessons using the American Red Cross Learn to Swim program. Class sizes will range from 2 to 6 students. Class participants age range between Parent-Tot classes through adults. Classes are held Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and Saturday mornings. Lessons are approximately 45 minutes in length. The instructor will be required to be in the water for the entire class.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Coordinate the design and planning swim lesson curriculum for all levels and populations using the American Red Cross Learn to Swim program.
  • Coordinate the preparation of progressive lesson plans to enhance the experience of program participants.
  • Collaborate with other swim instructors to ensure class continuity.
  • Enforce aquatic rules and policies by maintaining constant surveillance of class participants.
  • Assist in recording and maintaining attendance records.
  • Set up facility or equipment, store equipment, and secure facility upon completion of class.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Must be 16+ years old
  • Have experience aiding/teaching swim lessons
  • Must be proficient in swimming and safety skills
  • Must be mentally capable to handle dangerous situations in order to assure the safety of all swimmers
  • Must be physically and mentally able to respond to emergencies and administer CPR and First Aid effectively
  • Physical mobility to properly use aquatic equipment to rescue a 200lbs. person is essential
  • Certifications Required: Water Safety Instructor certification or at least 2 years of experience AND current CPR certification (life-guarding certification preferred, but not required).

Instructions for applying:

Please email your resumé and cover letter to our Aquatics Manager at [email protected] (please include “Swim Instructor” in the subject line of the email).


Food Service Specialist (part-time)

POSITION SUMMARY:  

Responsible for cooking, baking and food prep for events. Participate in recipe creation and menu building, execute some events without management present, including set-up and clean up. Responsible for cleaning of wares, equipment and space.

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

  • Food Preparation
  • Oversee Events
  • Cleaning

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Associate degree in Culinary Arts and three years experience in banquet or restaurant cooking functions or an equivalent combination of education and experience which, in the determination of The Salvation Army, provides the ability to successfully perform in this position.
  • Be able to read, write and communicate in English with the preferred ability to also communicate in Spanish.
  • Be or become Serve Safe certified.
  • Have CPR/AED/First Aid certification,or obtain within 45 days.
  • Complete Safe From Harm training within 45 days.
  • Be at least 21 years old.
  • Be able to lift and carry 40lbs.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLYING:
Please email a resumé and cover letter to Brent Wilcoxson, Business Director, at [email protected] (please include “Food Service Specialist” in the subject line of the email).

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