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

Download an employment application.

Current Job Openings

Open Job Interviews 

Bring your talents and energy to the YMCA of Greater Erie team. If you enjoy a fast paced environment, working with people and making a difference – a position in the Y might be for you.

The Y has great full-time and part-time positions open right now. We are hosting two open job interview sessions to hire staff for many positions.

Locations & Times:

Eastside Family Y • 2101 Nagle Road • Tuesday, Aug. 11, 1-5 p.m.

County Y • 12885 YMCA Drive, Edinboro • Thursday, Aug. 13, 3-7 p.m.

Open positions include:

Afterschool Program Counselors
Childcare Directors
Early Care/Preschool Aides
Property Maintenance
Swim Instructors
Early Care & School-Age Enrichment Center Director – Downtown Y

The Downtown Y is hiring an Early Care & School-Age Director who is responsible for the general administration of the early care, preschool, school-age and Pre-K Counts including program development, program administration, and financial development.  Resumes accepted until July 27, 2015. Download position description here.

Assistant Pre-K Counts Teacher – Downtown Y

The Downtown Y is hiring an assistant preschool teacher for their licensed Pre-K Counts program. This position is responsible for the supervision of children, and the implementation of activities in a Pre-K Counts classroom. Download position description here.


The Eastside Family Y is hiring a full-time maintenance professional and part-time custodian.  Candidates should have experience in building systems and general custodial duties.  Hours may include rotating shifts, on-call, evening and weekends.  Must pass drug screen, criminal and child abuse  clearances.  Equal opportunity employer.  Apply in person to Eastside Family Y, 2101 Nagle Road (behind K-Mart East)

Building Trades Profession

Looking for work in the building trades profession?  The Y can help.  If you are minority and would like a profession  as a bricklayer, carpenter, cement mason, electrician, glazier, iron worker, laborers, operating engineer, painters, plumbers & steamfitters, roofers or sheet metal workers, then contact Brian Morgan at 814-452-3261 or email bmorgan@ymcaerie.org for more information.  Our program includes free training and job placement as well as sustainable wages.

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.

Glenwood Y Email kaustin@ymcaerie.org for more information.

Downtown Y Email mmoss@ymcaerie.org for more information.

Camp Sherwin Email tcrawford@ymcaerie.org for more information.