a) How long have you been in business?
116 years in Calgary
b) How many locations do you have in Calgary and nationally/internationally? What locations are hiring locally in Calgary and area?
1700+ locations across Canada, 7 locations in Calgary – all locations are hiring all the time. New facility scheduled to open in early 2019 in Seton area, will be hiring all positions for this location over the next 6 months
c) How many people does your organization employ? How many locally?
Approximately 1000 in Calgary with 1500+ volunteers
d) What type of positions do you offer? (ex. Full time, part time, seasonal, contract etc.)
All of the above
e) What are the benefits of working for your company? Staff discounts, incentive programs, scholarships etc.
· Free YMCA Calgary Membership including dependent children.
· Ongoing leadership development and opportunities
· Leadership Awards
· Scholarship opportunities
· Paid recertification and training
f) Describe opportunities for advancement.
YMCA Calgary really promotes a culture of growth and development. Many staff transition into management/supervisory roles during their employment with us. We also offer lots of training programs dedicated to leadership.
g) How would someone find out about opportunities at your company? How can a candidate apply?
h) Describe your hiring and interview process?
Everyone requires a police information check to work with YMCA Calgary, there may also be requirements of standard first aid and CPR-C certifications (this will be listed in the job posting). It is incredibly important candidates get these things started ASAP in order to not slow down the hiring process. Positing’s are posted for approximately 2 weeks, in the following few weeks is when interviews take place. From there hiring managers will be feedback to both successful and unsuccessful candidates regarding the role. References are checked for the successful candidate, and all certifications are collected. Once all conditions are met, a full offer is sent out, the employee begins training and orientation and finally work.
i) What do you look for in an employee?
That they fit within our culture, mission and values
j) What type of education/training/equipment do you require?
Very dependent upon the specific position applying for – all details are listed in the job postings
k) What is the minimum age required to work for your company? Are there different age requirements for different positions?
14 years to volunteer, 16 years to work, 18 years to work at Camp Chief Hector
l) Provide a wage range for entry level positions.
$13.60/hour - $16.50/hour
m) What are the hours of the business and general shift times? Are there a minimum number of hours someone needs to work per week? Is there flexibility regarding school schedules?
Business operates 5am-10pm Mon to Fri and 7am – 8pm Sat, Sun and holidays. Shifts vary depending on the department. Most full time roles are Mon to Fri 9-5, but there is a lot of flexibility depending on the need.
n) Is a uniform provided or do employees have to pay for it?
Tshirt/long sleeve shirt/jacket is provided, pants must be purchased by employees