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This position supports the work of the YMCA of the Rockies, Snow Mountain Ranch, which operates a mission-based family and group conference and retreat center serving more than 110,000 guests annually. The Chaplain is primarily responsible for providing spiritual leadership to the guests and staff of Snow Mountain Ranch by developing, planning and leading nondenominational Christian religious activities and providing pastoral care as needed so that the YMCA community might grow in relationship with Jesus Christ.


We firmly believe in our mission of putting Christian principles into practice through programs, staff and facilities in an environment that builds healthy spirit, mind and body for all. We are committed to being welcoming to all people and to making a difference in the lives of our members, guests and staff. We count on our staff to provide extraordinary mission-based experiences for our guests and for each other.


  • Ability to plan, organize and lead nondenominational Christian services and programs for guests and staff
  • Ability to lead worship and organize sermons and worship music
  • Recruit, hire, supervise and evaluate staff and/or volunteers
  • Offer a positive Christian presence and be a spiritual leader within the YMCA
  • Work within an approved budget. Propose and develop budgets for operations and capital projects
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed
  • Be an active and supportive member of the Snow Mountain Ranch leadership team
  • Possess a valid, USA state-issued driver’s license, an acceptable driving record, and comply with YMCA driving rules to be approved to operate YMCA vehicles
  • Possess stamina to work in the environment described herein
  • Read, write and speak English clearly and concisely


  • Ordained Christian minister with previous experience as a pastor or chaplain
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in preaching, Christian education, and pastoral care
  • Oversee pastoral care to the YMCA community
  • Support weddings, dedications, baptisms, renewals, and memorials
  • Identify and develop opportunities for new spiritual programs and activities
  • Ability to lift 30 pounds to a height of 4 feet
  • Ability to move independently through all YMCA facilities and meeting rooms


  • Uphold and reflect the YMCA core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility and Faith in all functions
  • Uphold the YMCA of the Rockies Mission, policies, and programs.
  • Possess and demonstrate excellent customer service skills; for example, friendly, personable, helpful, patient, and professional.
  • Support the YMCA of the Rockies safety program. Promote safe work practices and a safe environment for guests, members, and staff.
  • Promote a cooperative, positive, and flexible atmosphere while working with others in a diverse community.
  • Must meet acceptable criminal background check standards.
  • All other duties as assigned.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 

  • Must be able to climb stairs, kneel, stoop and bend
  • Must be able to stand for periods in excess of two hours
  • Must be able to function in loud and diverse environments
Note: Employees are held accountable for all duties of this job.
This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities,
or qualifications associated with the job.


  • Health, dental, and life insurance
  • Generous PTO/Vacation
  • Participation in YMCA Retirement Fund (an additional 12% contribution by YMCA after 2 years employment)
  • YMCA of the Rockies membership
  • Discounted childcare, summer day camp, and summer overnight camp
  • Discounted nights at YMCA of the Rockies lodges for friends & family
  • Ski and golf passes to nearby resorts & courses
  • Free or discounted gear rentals for outdoor adventures
  • View all YMCA of the Rockies employee perks by visiting here



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