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.

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

Assistant Group Supervisor – School-Age Enrichment Program 

The YMCA of Greater Erie is hiring an assistant group supervisor for licensed preschool and afterschool programs.  The candidate must have a minimum of 2,500 hours working with children or college credit equivalent.   Positions open at Downtown Y, McKean Elementary School, Eastside Family Y in Harborcreek, Fairview Elementary School, and Elk Valley Elementary School. Download position description here.  For more information and to apply contact Jill Simmons, Vice President, Childcare Services, 452-1432 ext. 244 or jsimmons@ymcaerie.org.

Before & After School Counselor at McKean Elementary School

The YMCA of Greater Erie is hiring staff for their before and after school program at McKean Elementary School. This position is responsible for the supervision of children and the implementation of activities in a before and after school setting.  Contact Jenna Bish at 881-4567.



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.

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.

Download an employment application.