YMCA of Greater Erie

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.

Need childcare while you work?  Be sure to talk to your hiring supervisor about options available to you. Learn more about early learning, preschool and after school programs here.

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. 236 for more information about employment with the YMCA of Greater Erie.

Download an employment application.

Current Job Openings

Seasonal Employees

The Y has great part-time, flexible positions open right now.

Open positions include:

Early Education Classroom Teachers
School-Age Classroom Teachers
Summer Meals for Kids Staff
Summer Camp Counselors
Youth Recreation Staff
Bus Drivers

Interested applicants should send job application to jsimmons@ymcaerie.org.


Do you enjoy the outdoors? If you do,then this position is for you. YMCA Camp Sherwin is looking to fill two grounds/custodian positions. Each position will require cleaning cabins, bath houses, camp buildings pavilions and camp grounds. Light maintenance and mowing will also be expected. Person must be able to lift 45 pounds have a valid drivers license. Be able to work evening and weekend hours. Positions are seasonal and work from late March to October. Hours vary with camp events and needs. You will report to the Camp Director.  Please contact Kevin Salem,Camp Director, to set up an interview ksalem@ymcaerie.org or 814-572-1090

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. Don’t have your certification?  Check our branch schedules page for upcoming trainings. Click here for a video

Eastside Y Email eirwin@ymcaerie.org for more information about lifeguard/aquatic instruction.

Glenwood Y Email kaustin@ymcaerie.org for more information about lifeguard/aquatic instruction.

Downtown Y Email mmoss@ymcaerie.org for more information about lifeguard/aquatic instruction.

Camp Sherwin Email tcrawford@ymcaerie.org for more information about lifeguard/aquatic instruction.

Infant/Toddler Lead Teacher /Assistant Teacher

Do you want to play a key role in nurturing and caring for young children, supporting parents and families? Do you have experience working with young children and engaging parents? If so, the Eastside Family Y has several positions open in our brand new Early Learning Academy serving Infants & Toddlers. The Lead Teacher and Assistant Teacher will provide an educational and recreational environment for children in a group setting in accordance with policies, procedures and philosophy of the YMCA.

A successful candidate must have experience working with children and a high school diploma or equivalent. Education, training and experience in the principles of infant and toddler childhood development/assessments and curriculum preferred. If you don’t have a Childcare Development Accreditation, we will help you get one! Email resume to Justin Whitman.

Head Swim Team Coach

The County Y Swim Team is looking for a qualified and passionate individual to fill the role of Head Coach.  Successful applicants will have coaching experience that demonstrates successful program development and management, character-driven leadership, excellent communication skills, and a personal commitment to the YMCA core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.  The Head Coach will be responsible for developing and supervising practices for all levels of swimmers; hiring, training, scheduling, and mentoring assistant coaches; and working closely with the parent committee on tasks such as recruiting and managing meet volunteers.  Email resume to Zach Miller zmiller@ymcaerie.org

Assistant Swim Team Coach

The Eastside YMCA and County Y Swim Teams are looking for qualified and passionate individuals to fill the role of Assistant Coach. The Assistant Coach oversees a superior competitive swim program that meets the needs of the learn-to-race swimmer up to the elite competitive swimmer. Download position description here. Email resume to Emily Irwin (Eastside) eirwin@ymcaerie.org or Zach Miller (County) zmiller@ymcaerie.org

Download an employment application.