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


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 part-time, flexible positions open right now. We are hosting two open job interview sessions to hire staff for many seasonal and non-seasonal positions.  Open positions include: Lifeguards, Summer Meals for Kids Staff, Summer Camp Counselors, Swim Instructors, Water Fitness Instructors,Youth Recreation Staff.

Monday, May 16, 4-6 p.m., Eastside Family Y, 2101 Nagle Road, Erie, PA 16510
Tuesday, May 24, 5-7 p.m., Glenwood Park Y, 3727 Cherry Street, Erie, PA 16508

Summer Camp Counselors

The Y is seeking energetic candidates to work as Summer Camp counselors. Responsible for the safety of children and the implementation of age appropriate activities in a summer camp setting. Candidates must have a minimum of 2,500 hours working with children or college credit equivalent. Education degrees preferred. Act 33/24 clearances required.  Email jsimmons@ymcaerie.org for more information.

Youth Recreation Aide

The Y is seeking energetic candidates to work in our Summer Parks & Recreation or Meals for Kids program sites.  Responsible for the safety of children and the implementation of age appropriate activities in a park setting.  Candidates must have Act 33/34 clearances.  Email jsimmons@ymcaerie.org for more information.

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.

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