The YMCA's Mission and Reputation Precede Itself
Counselor (Jelenlegi alkalmazott) – Richmond, VA – 2018, április 2.
The YMCA has national brand recognition and espouses a charismatic mission for good reason. Having been employed here now, I can see that leadership is severely missing continuity and consistency. For someone that has over 8 years in youth development, I have never felt more incompetent than in my time here. If you're in high school or have limited work experience, take this challenge on as a way to grow your professional skills. However, as someone who should be managing programs, I took the position on for my love of youth and community development. I also relocated and needed something temporary to support the family. Unfortunately, my leadership has left me feeling lackluster and uninspired for this type of job. I hope that one day when I start a youth based non-profit, I will shelf these experiences from the Y as areas to improve upon and meet families and children where they are at. By the way, if you're part-time you have NO benefits until you log 1,000 hours besides when you can begin to earn PTO and family access to the facilities throughout the greater Richmond area.
Access to any YMCA facility, the children brighten your day, friendly coworkers
Unprofessionalism is rampant, severe low wages for part-time and full time, parents are intractable, lack of transparency