CAREERS

Strengthen Communities & Change Lives with a Career at the Y

Working at the Y gives you the opportunity to strengthen communities and change lives, including your own. No matter what role you take on at the Y, you’ll show up each day with the satisfaction of knowing your contributions are helping to empower young people, improve health and well-being, and inspire action in your community. Working side by side with diverse leaders with different backgrounds, perspectives and strengths, you’ll discover new ways to connect with your community, find your purpose and fuel your passion every day!

View our current openings below! Not seeing an open position that matches your skills and needs? Fill out an application and we will contact you if we have a position available. Or, for more information, please email  [email protected].

3 preschool students smile with their teacher, Karissa, in the preschool classroom.

Careers at the YMCA are more than just an ordinary job. When you work with us as a fitness instructor, camp counselor, teacher, coordinator, or in any other field, you become part of a family dedicated to improving the lives of others. The Duneland Family YMCA has been a pillar in the local community for more than 50 years and with your help, we’ll continue strengthening our neighbors, members, partners, and ourselves in spirit, mind, and body.

CURRENT OPENINGS

As we grow, we are always on the lookout for talented individuals who desire to use their passion to make a lasting difference in their community.  Take a look below at our current open positions.  If you see a job listed that is of interest to you, click on the link to learn more about the opportunity and apply.

A YMCA Leader will connect with you via email within 1-2 business days of application submission.  Please monitor your junk folder for YMCA employment communication.

We’re hiring part-time assistant teacher positions at our Forchetti Family Center for Early Learning. Would you or someone you know be perfect for working in a safe place for kids where they learn, have fun and make friends?

POSITION SUMMARY:
Under the direction and supervision of the Early Childhood Director and lead teacher, the assistant teacher will supervise and guide children’s development in a safe and healthy environment. This person will assist in delivering an age-appropriate educational program utilizing a developmentally appropriate curriculum for the age group. This position will take place at the Forchetti Family Center for Early Learning.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • GED or High School degree.
  • Has 1 year of teaching experience
  • First Aid, Blood borne Pathogens, and Child Abuse prevention training prior to direct contact with children. CPR, AED, Listen First within 45 days of hire.
  • Fulfillment of state-specific hiring standards required prior to direct contact with children.
  • Previous experience working with children in a developmental setting preferred.
  • Previous experience with diverse populations preferred. Ability to develop positive, authentic relationships with people from different backgrounds preferred.
  • Has reliable transportation.

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The Duneland Family YMCA is hiring a part-time building supervisor.

POSITION SUMMARY:
This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening the community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Delivers excellent service to all members, guests, and program participants. Response to member and guest needs promotes memberships and programs and creates a welcoming environment. The Building Supervisor (in the absence of any other ranking director or coordinator) will be responsible for the overall supervision of the YMCA building and grounds. This person must supervise members, guests, staff, and volunteers to ensure that everyone follows the safety standards and policies of the YMCA. The Building Supervisor is also in charge of cleaning the building or helping the custodian if available. Free household membership is included. Must be available nights and weekends.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • Minimum age 21 preferred
  • Previous supervisory experience preferred

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The Duneland Family YMCA is hiring part-time fun zone staff.

POSITION SUMMARY:
This position supports the work of the Duneland Family YMCA, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening the community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • The equivalent of 2 years’ high school education is required.
  • Previous childcare experience preferred.

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We’re hiring full-time teacher positions at our Forchetti Family Center for Early Learning. Would you or someone you know be perfect for working in a safe place for kids where they learn, have fun and make friends?

POSITION SUMMARY:
This is a unique opportunity to start a career with the Duneland Family YMCA! Working under the direction and supervision of the Early Childhood Director, this person will assist in delivering an age-appropriate educational program utilizing a developmentally appropriate curriculum for the age group. This person will ensure that the safety of children, quality of the education program and foster relationships with the parents are the top priorities of the department. This person is responsible for safe closing of the facility each day. This position will take place at the Forchetti Family Center for Early Learning.
 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Has a minimum of one of the following: a current CDA credential, A Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in ECH Education or Elementary Education or equivalent.
    • Lead Caregivers who do not meet the above qualifications shall enroll in one of the educational programs listed above within 1 year of becoming a lead caregiver, have 8 additional in-service training per year appropriate to the age group with which the caregiver is working.
  • At least 21 years of age.
  • Previous experience working with children in a developmental setting (preferred)
  • Ability to plan, organize, and implement age-appropriate/developmentally appropriate program activities (preferred).

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  • Hours: Monday-Friday 10am-3pm
  • Training Provided by the Y
  • Pay: $13/hour

Questions? Please contact Jaime Kenning at [email protected]

POSITION SUMMARY:
Maintains safe swimming conditions in the pool, deck, and surrounding areas. Creates a safe and positive
atmosphere that promotes member safety and engagement in accordance with YMCA policies and
procedures.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
1. Maintains active surveillance of the pool area.
2. Knows/reviews all emergency procedures and responds to emergency situations immediately in accordance with YMCA policies, procedures, and the “safe-in-six” model. Completes related reports as required.
3. Maintains effective, positive relationships with the members, participants and other staff.
4. Knows, understands, and consistently applies safety rules, policies and guidelines for the pool and aquatic area. Maintains accurate records as required by the YMCA and/or the state Health Department code.
5. Performs equipment checks and ensures appropriate equipment is available as needed.
6. Checks the pool for hazardous conditions when arriving.
7. Performs chemical testing when not guarding, as required, and takes appropriate action.
8. Attends all staff meetings and in-service training.
9. Teaches swim lessons in accordance with the Y of the USA Standards

QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Minimum age of 16.
2. Certifications: CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED, Basic First Aid and Emergency Oxygen.
3. Current YMCA Lifeguard or equivalent.
4. Ability to maintain certification-level of physical and mental readiness.
5. Must demonstrate lifeguard skills in accordance with YMCA standards.
Physical Demands:
1. Hear noises and distress signals in the aquatic environment, including in the water and anywhere
around the zone of responsibility. Remain alert with no lapses of consciousness.
2. Meet strength and lifting requirements.
3. See and observe all sections of an assigned zone or area of responsibility.

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The Duneland Family YMCA is looking to hire Group Exercise Instructors.

POSITION SUMMARY:
Instructs group classes in a safe, enjoyable, and positive environment that welcomes people of all skill and fitness levels and effectively builds community within the class.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Has national certification in group fitness instruction (e.g., ACE, NETA, AFAA, NASM) or YMCA group exercise instructor certification required.
  • Certification in area of expertise required. CPR, First Aid, and AED certifications required.
  • Child Abuse Prevention training required within 30 days of hire.
  • At least one year of experience teaching group exercise classes preferred.
  • Ability to develop positive, authentic relationships with people from different backgrounds.
  • Commitment to inclusion and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

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The Duneland Family YMCA is hiring a part-time member services desk.

POSITION SUMMARY:
This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening the community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Must deliver excellent service to all members, guests, and program participants in the building, phone, and front desk. Response to member and guest needs, and promotes memberships and programs, and creates a welcoming environment. Maintain order in the lobby and behind the desk. Free household membership is included. Must be available nights and weekends. HOURS: 5-9 pm M-F alternating, Sat 7-11 am or 11 am -3 pm.; Sunday 10 am – 2 pm.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Previous customer service experience preferred.
  • Ability to develop positive, authentic relationships with people from different backgrounds preferred.

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We’re hiring enthusiastic, positive site instructors for our Out of School Learning (OOSL) program. Instructors will provide a fun and positive experience to youth in our local schools while leading them through structured activities such as homework time, gym time, and fun social interaction. Instructors must be able to work Monday-Friday one or both shifts: Before school care is from 5:55 am – 8:15 am; After school care is from 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm.

POSITION SUMMARY:
Provides direction for the program and classroom, and implements program curriculum. Provides
a quality experience to children and parents that focuses on the YMCA values: honesty, respect,
responsibility, and caring.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Great with (and responsible around) kids
  • Warm, friendly, and open
  • Multitasking-oriented
  • At least 21 years old

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We’re hiring enthusiastic, positive site assistant instructors for our Out of School Learning (OOSL) program. Assistant Instructors will assist the lead instructor in delivering a fun and positive experience to youth in our local schools while leading them through structured activities such as homework time, gym time, and fun social interaction. Instructors must be able to work Monday-Friday one or both shifts: Before school care is from 5:55 am – 8:15 am; After school care is from 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm.

POSITION SUMMARY:
To assist Lead Teacher in delivering an age-appropriate educational program.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum 18 years of age required.
  • First Aid, Bloodborne Pathogens, and Child
  • Abuse prevention training prior to direct contact with children. CPR, AED, Listen First within 45 days of hire.
  • Fulfillment of state-specific hiring standards required prior to direct contact with children.
  • Previous experience working with children in a developmental setting preferred.
  • Previous experience with diverse populations preferred. Ability to develop positive, authentic relationships with people from different backgrounds preferred.
  • Reliable transportation required.

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Summer will be here before we know it! We are looking for Day Camp Counselors.

POSITION SUMMARY:

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening the community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. The Summer Day Camp Counselor position at the Duneland Family YMCA intentionally fosters a cause-centered culture that is welcoming, genuine, hopeful, nurturing, and determined while providing direct supervision of a group of children in a seasonal day camp. Creating positive relationships with children, while building cooperative relationships with their families. Promoting and supporting the potential in all youth in programs through peer-to-peer connections as part of the overall camp experience.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Must be at least 16 years of age.
  2. First Aid, Blood borne Pathogens, CPR, AED and Child Abuse prevention training prior to direct contact with children.
  3. Fulfillment of state-specific hiring standards required prior to direct contact with children.
  4. Previous experience working with children in a camp setting preferred.
  5. Previous experience in one or more of the following areas preferred: outdoor activities, archery, song/music, skits, sports, aquatics, or recreational games.
  6. Ability to plan, organize and implement age-appropriate/developmentally appropriate
    program activities preferred.
  7. Previous experience with diverse populations preferred. Ability to develop positive, authentic relationships with people from different backgrounds preferred.
  8. Commitment to inclusion procedures and standards by law and/or the Y.

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A Better Us Starts With You

WHY THE Y?

The Y offers a values-centered work environment and benefits that include a free YMCA membership, program discounts, and much more.

STARTING PART-TIME BENEFITS:

  • FREE YMCA Employee/Family Membership
  • Child Care Discounts
  • 403(b) Plan
  • Retirement Fund
    • Eligibility Required
  • HealtheAccess Program

STARTING FULL-TIME BENEFITS:

  • Vision Insurance
  • Short-term Disability Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • 8 Paid Holidays
  • Free YMCA Employee/Family Membership
  • Child Care Discounts
  • 403(b) Plan
  • Employer Funded Retirement Plan (after qualifying)
  • HealtheAccess Program

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS

  • Flexible Work Environment. The Y understands the importance of work-life balance. That’s why we offer flexible work schedules as well as the ability to work from home in various positions.
  • Opportunities for Growth & Development. The Duneland Family YMCA offers a wide variety of training and leadership development opportunities in addition to nationwide YMCA training opportunities. Whatever your skills and passion may be, there is always room for growth at the Y. We seek to promote from within as often as possible.
  • Retirement Account 403(b). As early as your first day of employment, you can begin to save for retirement in a tax-deferred 403(b) Smart Account in the Savings Plan.

ABOUT THE YMCA

Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. In the Y, we strive to live our cause of strengthening communities with purpose and intentionality every day.

  • We are welcoming. We are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become.
  • We are genuine. We value you and embrace your individuality.
  • We are hopeful. We believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world.
  • We are nurturing. We support you in your journey to develop your full potential.
  • We are determined. Above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you.

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