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Work at the YMCA

Work at the YMCA
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Work at the YMCA

The dedicated people who make up our staff are the foundation of the YMCA. Each person plays an important role in making the Y a welcoming, productive and vital resource in their communities. If you want to turn your passion for strengthening communities into a career, learn more about our job opportunities.

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Work at a YMCA Camp

Help kids and teens make new friends, learn new skills and interact with nature by working at a YMCA camp. Learn more about our open camp positions, and how you can help enrich the lives of young people.

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Strengthen Communities with a Career at the Y

If you're looking to discover a deeper sense of purpose and a meaningful opportunity to contribute to the greater good in your community, then the Y is the organization for you.

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My Y Career. My Camera. My Story.

At the Y, you'll see more than just employees. You'll see dedicated people who love what they do.

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  • Ashley's Story

    With her background in accounting, Ashley knows that she has a lot of job options. She finds her job as Controller at YMCA of Northern Utah especially fulfilling because her accounting skills help advance an organization that “helps people grow.” This is her Y career. Her camera. Her story.

  • Jim's Story

    As a graphic artist for the Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA, Jim uses his artistic talents to create vibrant digital and print assets to promote his Y. Jim also helped launch the LGBTQIA+ Employee Resource Group (ERG) and is proud to make his Y a place where everyone can feel that they belong.

    This is his Y career. His camera. His story.

  • Anand's Story

    Anand is proud of his 18-year career as an HR professional at the South Shore YMCA. His work goes well beyond HR though. From collecting gifts for kids, to riding in a bike race to raise money for his Y, to promoting diversity and inclusion initiatives, Anand is the first to step up to volunteer beyond his role. 

    This is his Y Career. His Camera. His Story.

  • Nicole's Story

    As Senior Aquatics Director at the Hamilton Area YMCA, Nicole is able to shape life-saving and life-enhancing aquatics programming. Her team loves that they can count on her to encourage them and create a sense of family, and her community loves that she consistently innovates to improve water safety and the aquatics experience.

    This is her Y Career. Her Camera. Her Story.

  • Eric's Story

    As Vice President of Corporate and Civic Engagement at The Y in Central Maryland, Eric works with partner organizations, colleagues and volunteers to meet the most urgent needs of the community that his Y serves. See why Eric's colleagues view him as a cornerstone in the community.

    This is his Y career. His camera. His story.

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Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Our staff make us a stronger organization. Made up of people from all backgrounds, abilities and ages, we believe their ideas and individual contributions are essential to our mission.

Opportunities for All Strengths

We value diverse perspectives and experiences and encourage our staff to serve in positions that allow their individual skills and talents to shine. From personal trainers to accountants to fundraising professionals and everything in between, there’s a role for you. Learn more about our career opportunities.

At the Y, you’ll find opportunities to strengthen community while growing a career in the following fields:

Our Core Values

Youth Leadership

Youth Leadership

We believe young people are catalysts for change in the world. Our career opportunities support their development as leaders and provide them with opportunties to grow.

Fitness and Sports

Fitness and Sports

The Y's dynamic sports leagues and fitness classes need enthusiastic teachers and coaches to lead them.

Finance and Accounting

Finance and Accounting

The Y needs fiscally savvy individuals to help our organization and our initiatives reach more people nationwide.

Global Services

Global Services

With a presence in over 120 countries, the Y needs staff to bridge connections and work alongside our global partners.

Community Development

Community Development

The Y is all about making communities stronger, which requires leaders who can foster connections and facilitate constructive conversations with community organizers and local politicians.

Marketing and Communications

Marketing and Communications

The Y is always looking to reach more people and make an even greater impact. To do this, we need passionate people to help us promote our mission.

Public Policy

Public Policy

The Y advocates for public policies that help our communities thrive. This requires staff who are dedicated to influencing public policy to help us achieve our purpose.

Child Care

Child Care

The Y needs capable and caring staff to provide a safe, engaging and fun environment for all the children in our care.

Academic Enrichment and Education

Academic Enrichment and Education

The Y encourages personal growth and well-being by supporting the young people and adults in our education programs and initiatives.

Camping

Camping

The Y is looking for energetic individuals to share their love of the outdoors with young people as they learn valuable life skills, respect for the environment and how to be part of a community.

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We Invest in You

The Y wants people who are committed to our mission and work. We offer coaching, career pathing and training through a comprehensive leadership development system that will help you reach your full potential.

Equal Employment Opportunity

YMCA of the USA provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type with regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.