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 -

Dean Madsen, Associate Executive Director -

Tim Daniels, Building and Grounds Director -

Karla Nelson, Finance / HR Director -

Troy Pederson, Senior Program Director -

Jessica Brakken, Childcare Center Director -

Leslie Holland, Health and Wellness Director -

Sarah Ruud, Aquatics Director -

Nicholas McBeain, Sports Director -

Becky Clayton, Membership Director -

Rachel Smith, Administrative Assistant -

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Open Positions



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. Contact Sarah Ruud for more information.

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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. Contact Sarah Ruud for more information on applying for this position. 

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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 Troy Pederson for more information on applying for this position.  


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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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 Leslie Hollland for more information.

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Child Care Center

The YMCA Child Care Center is 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, by phone at 320-231-7050, or apply in person at the YMCA.

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