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.

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Current Job Openings

Program Director, YMCA Kids Club

The YMCA of Greater Erie has an immediate opening for a full time program director overseeing the Y’s Kids Clubs located with Erie Public Housing neighborhoods.  This position requires experience working in social service, recreation management or physical education as well as a minimum of 3 years supervising staff.  Download position description here.  Resume accepted through Sept. 20.

Early Education and School-Age Positions

Bring your talents and energy to the YMCA of Greater Erie team. Do you have experience working with children and engaging parents?  If so, the Y has several positions open in our Early Education and School-Age Classrooms. We are currently hiring Pre-K Counts Lead and Assistant Teachers, After School Staff, Early Education and School-Age Enrichment Center Directors and Assistant Directors as well as Infant/Toddler teachers. Full time and part-time positions available. Early Childhood Education Degree required for Pre-K Counts Lead Teacher and Early Childhood Education or related field with 2500 hours working with children for Director positions.  All positions require experience working with children. Email resumes to jsimmons@ymcaerie.org

Open positions include:

Preschool Classroom Lead Teachers
Preschool Classroom Assistant Teachers
Early Learning & School-Age Program/Site Directors
Early Learning & School-Age Program/Site Assistant Directors
Infant/Toddler Teachers
Infant/Toddler  Assistant Teachers

Aquatics Coordinator

In addition to lifeguarding and instructing aquatic classes the Aquatics Coordinator assists in the day-to-day operations of the aquatics department by assisting in developing, organizing, and implementing high quality YMCA aquatic programs. Provides direct leadership, instruction, and motivation for aquatics staff in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures and creates a safe and positive atmosphere that promotes member safety and engagement.  Click here for complete job description.  Applications accepted through Sept. 14, 2017.

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.

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.

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

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