YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago

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Sr. Membership Specialist

Sr. Membership Specialist

Job ID 
Leaning Tower
Posted Date 
6300 W. Touhy Ave.
# Positions 
Sales/Membership Services
Hours per Week 
Variable Schedule 
Monday-Sunday - early morning and various hours

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Responsibilities & Requirements

Be a part of our mission.


The YMCA achieves its mission one person at a time. The greatest source of energy for the YMCA is our staff. Our staff contribute to the advancement of the YMCA's vision by meeting the needs of the people in our communities. Guided daily by the core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility, our staff create an environment where everyone aspires to be their best.


Where can you find meaningful work that offers rich rewards? Where can you, simultaneously, build a better future for yourself and for kids, families and your community? Where can you work with people who thrive in a values-based environment of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility?


All of this can be found at a YMCA. YMCAs get the job done through staff members who are carefully selected for their interests, skills and enthusiasm. With over 150 years of experience, YMCAs know that the mission is achieved one person at a time-carried out in the hearts and hands of each caring and competent staff member


Job Summary


The Senior Front Desk Membership Specialist will interact with members with Metro Chicago Y member experience standards.  They will be the daily point of contact for members, determining their needs and offering solutions to meet these needs.  They will be responsible for providing a high level of customer service to Y members, program participants and guest.


Scope and Responsibilities:

  • Greet and welcome members.
  • Actively interact and engage with members and prospects to determine needs, directing to the appropriate lead (i.e., MED, MES, or Program Director) when necessary.
  • Handle member requests and questions
  • Gather and record member data in member profiles.
  • Facilitate member to member engagement.
  • Provides information and assistance related to membership rates, programs, services, scholarships and other Y amenities.
  • Prepares member records and issues membership ID cards and handles all registration/enrollment transactions.
  • Assist Member Experience Supervisor with membership business and administrative tasks.
  • Assist supervisor in sales acquisition activities as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Child Abuse Prevention


Support the YMCA’s commitment to child abuse prevention by:

  • Reporting any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members or guests to the maintenance staff.
  • Greeting all guests as they enter the facility and adhere to sign-in/out, guest, visitor, monitoring youth in the facility and other relevant policies and procedures.  Report any suspicious behavior and violations of policy and procedures to your supervisor.
  • Completing all child abuse prevention training as required.



  • Must have high school diploma or GED.
  • One year of member relations or customer service.
  • Must be a problem solver and a proven track record of complaint resolution.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build rapport and credibility quickly.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit with the ability to work in highly flexible, rapidly changing and ambiguous work environment
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Must be able to work a variety of hours including holidays and at least one weekend and one evening per month.