YMCA and YWCA Jobs

The YMCA is one of the largest non-profit community service organizations operating in the United States. They recruit for many sports related positions in addition to other types of jobs. The “Y” has over 20 million members in the United States and provides volunteer opportunities for over 500,000 people. The YMCA is one of the largest providers of child care services in the nation, with 10,000 locations serving over 500,000 children.



The Young Men’s Christian Association was formed in London, England in June of 1844. The organizations’ founder, George Williams, established the YMCA to give young men who had moved to the city an alternative to life on the streets. The idea took hold quickly and by 1851 there were 24 chapters operating in the United Kingdom. The first American chapter of the YMCA opened its doors in Boston in December of that year.

Working at the YMCA

A person who is drawn to working at the YMCA is someone who wants to do work that they find meaningful, while having fun. The focus of the organization is on serving the community, and candidates who demonstrate the qualities of honesty, caring and respect are a good fit for opportunities at the YMCA.

Employees who are hired by the organization get competitive pay, as well as a benefits package that includes the following:

  • Disability and life insurance
  • Discounted program fees
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Free YMCA membership
  • Funded retirement plan
  • Health & dental insurance
  • Subsidized child care
  • Time-off benefits (vacation, sick days and holidays)
  • Tuition reimbursement

Types of Jobs Available at the YMCA

The following are examples of job titles that may be available at the YMCA:

  • Accountant
  • Administration Specialist
  • Business Manager
  • Camp Director
  • Child Care Director
  • Controller
  • Executive Director
  • Fitness Instructor
  • Operations Director
  • Property Manager
  • Regional Child Development Director

How to Apply for a Job at the YMCA

Full-time and part-time salaried positions offered by the YMCA are listed in the JobMonkey Job Center – you’re just a click away. Prospective YMCA employees can search for openings by keyword and location using the Job Search page.

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