Careers

For over 150 years, the YMCA of Greater Erie has been committed to strengthening our community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. With a focus on nurturing the potential of every child and teen, improving our nation’s health and well-being, and providing opportunities to give back and support neighbors, the Y enables our youth, adults, families and communities to be healthy, confident, connected and secure.

Our greatest source of energy is our staff

The same core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility that provide a positive experience for our members, translate into an empowering and rewarding career for our 20,000 employees in 10,000 communities across the country. When you work for the Y, you’re not just a staff member, you’re part of a cause. The YMCA fosters a fun, safe and caring environment built upon teamwork, staff development and community.

Imagine being a part of one of the most respected human services organizations in the world, where your work positively influences the lives of others, apply your experience, knowledge, creativity and energy, and build your career while discovering new talents. Create a better future for yourself and your neighbors by working at the YMCA.

Join us, and help make a difference

If you’d like to experience first-hand how we empower our 35,000 members to be more healthy and connected every day, contact us at (814) 452-1432 ext. 277 for more information about employment with the YMCA of Greater Erie.

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Current Job Openings

Assistant Group Supervisor/Assistant Teacher

A minimum of a high school diploma with 2500 hours of documented experience.  30 credit hours from an accredited college or university in early childhood education, child development, special education, elementary education or the human services field or more preferred.  Responsible for the supervision and safety of the children.  Plan, develop and implement lesson plans and activities daily.  Maintain cleanliness of classroom.  Communicate with parents daily.  Support the mission of the YMCA.  Must be able to: pass bi-annual physical examination, Pass Mantoux Tine Test at time of hire, complete Act 33/34 clearances and FBI fingerprinting clearances, complete 24 hours of Keystone STARS and DPW-Approved Childcare training annually, attend annual training in first aid, water safety and fire safety, participate in indoor and outdoor activities, must be able to lift 40-50 lbs. and must be at least 18 years old.  Send resumes to Jill Simmons, YMCA of Greater Erie, 31 West 10th Street, Erie, PA 16501 or jsimmons@ymcaerie.org. EOE.

Group Supervisor/Lead Teacher

A Bachelor’s degree in the approved curriculum from an accredited college or university or a Bachelor’s degree including 30 credit hours in the approved curriculum from an accredited college or university.  Responsible for the supervision of children and implementation of activities in a childcare setting.  In the absence of a Site Director or Director, will be responsible for directing and administering all aspects of the program assigned to provide a program to foster the children’s social, physical, spiritual and mental growth.  Communicate with parents daily and support the mission of the YMCA. Must be able to: pass bi-annual physical examination, Pass Mantoux Tine Test at time of hire, complete Act 33/34 clearances and FBI fingerprinting clearances, complete 24 hours of Keystone STARS and DPW-Approved Childcare training annually, attend annual training in first aid, water safety and fire safety, participate in indoor and outdoor activities, must be able to lift 40-50 lbs. and must be at least 18 years old.  Send resumes to Jill Simmons, YMCA of Greater Erie, 31 West 10th Street, Erie, PA 16501 or jsimmons@ymcaerie.org. EOE.

Early Care & Education Program Site Director

Must hold  Bachelor’s degree in the approved curriculum from an accredited college or university and two years work experience related to the care of children and experience supervising staff.  Responsible for the supervision of children and implementation of activities in a childcare setting.  Responsible for directing and administering all aspects of the program assigned to provide a program to foster the children’s social, physical, spiritual and mental growth.  Ensure child care site acts in accordance with all state and federal regulations.  Responsible for the hiring and supervision of staff.  Responsible for program budget.  Communicate with parents daily and support the mission of the YMCA. Must be able to: pass bi-annual physical examination, Pass Mantoux Tine Test at time of hire, complete Act 33/34 clearances and FBI fingerprinting clearances, complete 24 hours of Keystone STARS and DPW-Approved Childcare training annually, attend annual training in first aid, water safety and fire safety, participate in indoor and outdoor activities, must be able to lift 40-50 lbs. and must be at least 18 years old.  Send resumes to Jill Simmons, YMCA of Greater Erie, 31 West 10th Street, Erie, PA 16501 or jsimmons@ymcaerie.org. EOE.

Immediate Opening: Assistant Pre-K Teacher

Assistant Pre-K teacher needed for full time position in the Downtown YMCA’s PreK Counts/preschool department.  Must know state regulations and have strong skill in working with children, parents and staff.  Responsible for the supervision of children and implementation of activities in a Pre-K classroom.   Must hold a minimum of a CDA in early childhood education or higher and have at least 1 year experience working with children in a classroom.  Communicate with parents daily and support the mission of the YMCA. Download position description. Send resume by Aug. 28, 2014 to Heather Clarkcelio, Downtown YMCA, 31 W. 10th St., Erie, PA  16501 or email hclarkcelio@ymcaerie.org.  No phone calls.  EOE

Immediate Opening: Assistant Group Supervisor – School-Age Enrichment Program at Summit United Methodist Church

The YMCA of Greater Erie is looking for an Assistant Group Supervisor for the School-Age Enrichment Program at Summit United Methodist Church.  Our afternoon schedule gives children support with daily homework, supports literacy and math skill development and provides recreational activities.  Assistant Group Supervisors are required to work in partnership with teachers to create and execute lesson plans that meet the needs of individual students.  Compliance with DPW regulations and Keystone Stars standards is mandatory.  Requirements: minimum of 2 years (2500 hours) of experience with children; strong teamwork and communication skills; initiative, problem-solving and time management skills, CDA or degree in Early Childhood/Elementary Education preferred.  Email cochalek@ymcaerie.org with resume.

Assistant Group Supervisor – School-Age Enrichment Program at Eastside Family Y
The Eastside Family Y is looking for an Assistant Group Supervisor for the School-Age Enrichment Program.  All applicants with a BA degree in human service field, Associates degree in Human/Social Service field or enrolled in on going education will be considered.  Will need to be CPR and First Aid certified.  Part-time.  EOE.  Email mfuller@ymcaerie.org resume.

Assistant Group Supervisor – School-Age Enrichment Program at Elk Valley Elementary School
The Y’s School-Age Enrichment program at Elk Valley Elementary has an immediate opening for an Assistant Group Supervisor.  Our afternoon schedule gives children support with daily homework, supports literacy and math skill development and provides recreational activities.  Assistant Group Supervisors are required to work in partnership with teachers to create and execute lesson plans that meet the needs of individual students.  Compliance with DPW regulations and Keystone Stars standards is mandatory.  Requirements: minimum of 2 years (2500 hours) of experience with children; strong teamwork and communication skills; initiative, problem-solving and time management skills, CDA or degree in Early Childhood/Elementary Education preferred.  2-3 letters of reference /recommendation required with resume.  Contact Elizabeth Hess at 572-1088 or ehess@ymcaerie.org.

ChildWatch Aide

Seeking highly motivated outgoing individual with excellent people skills and personality to fill the role of ChildWatch Aide at the Eastside Family Y.  Our ChildWatch is a complimentary babysitting service that is offered to our members while they use the YMCA facility.  Candidate should be able to adequately and efficiently convey the YMCA mission and core values. Part-time position for split morning/evening shifts and rotating weekends.  Approximately 20 hours per week. Must be able to work with children ranging in ages from 6 weeks to 8 years old. Will need CPR and First Aid Training, which the Y will provide. Submit all applications to Melissa Kelley at Eastside YMCA Mkelley@ymcaerie.org  No phone calls please. EOE

Lifeguards/Aquatic Instruction

The Y is seeking certified lifeguards to fill daytime and evening hours.  If you have additional aquatic experience, you may consider applying for open aquatic instruction for youth and adults. We are currently  hiring for indoor and outdoor pools. Email Emily Irwin for more information.

 

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