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.
The Y and our staff members are guided by four core values:
Meet people where they are.
Be in the moment. Listen and seek to understand
Be driven by a genuine desire to help others.
Speak the truth – even when it’s hard.
Do the right thing. Lead by example.
Live our cause. Be transparent in who you are.
See all people as equal in worth and value – including yourself.
Treat others better than you would expect to be treated.
Keep your heart and mind open to all. Keep growing and learning.
Own it. Be accountable for your actions and impact.
Be a committed team player. We’re all in this together.
Be determined to create change and make a difference – every day.
Community > Y. Think, act and communicate based on the needs of the community first.
With more than 1500 staff members and 65,000 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.
Is the Y a Match for You?
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.
YMCA OF GREATER DES MOINES 501 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50309