Our staff members are people dedicated to building healthy, confident, connected and secure children, adults, families and communities. Every day our impact is felt when one of our members makes a healthy choice, when one of our children demonstrates the Y values and when our community comes together to support someone in need.
Our staff members are people who drive a cause – it is because of our drive, our passion, our belief in others, and our belief in the strength of our mission that we are able to make a difference – every day.
Each one of our staff members is a direct reflection of who the Y is. Each one of us has the potential to positively impact the world’s impression of the Y simply by how we look, how we behave, what we say, how we treat others, how we do our jobs, and how we live our lives.
Y Staff Members are….
We are passionate about our quest to help others, and we devote our full strength and concentrated attention to our cause. We’re motivated to achieve our mission and goals.
We recognize that everyone has personal strengths. We care for, support and help people develop through encouragement. We infuse our every message with a degree of empathy, because we sincerely care for the well-being of others and are rooting for their success.
We are honest and open in our relationships with others. We say what we mean in plain language and present realistic accounts of our capabilities, capacity and impact to deliver.
We believe the glass is half full, and we’re always thinking of new ways to fill it. We’re confident that we can make a real difference in the lives of the people and communities we engage.
We want people to feel comfortable around us. We accept our neighbors openly, warmly, hospitably and as equal participants. We address everyone with the respect all people deserve, and do not turn any person away for an inability to pay.
With more than 1400 staff members and 50,000 members, the Y and the people who are a part of the Y, are making a difference in the greater Des Moines community every day.
Our staff members are individuals who work hard, serve others, care deeply about the community and want to make a difference. Our work environments are diverse, full of life, and full of opportunities to impact others. If this is your calling, join us – we could use someone like you.