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

Program Director – Teen Program, Downtown Y

The Y is hiring a highly motivated team player to build positive relationships with the youth who attend our center. Ability to effectively lead and supervise a staff team, manage a $190,000 budget, guide decisions related to the Teen Center programming; and demonstrate proven success in programming are necessary. Click here for a full job description.  Resumes accepted through October 7, 2016 to sbeers@ymcaerie.org.

Infant/Toddler Caregiver, Multiple Locations

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 of Greater Erie!

Do you want to play a key role in nurturing and caring for infants and toddlers, supporting parents and families?  Do you have experience working with children and engaging parents?  If so, the YMCA of Greater Erie has several positions open in our Early Head Start Infant & Toddler classrooms.  The Infant/Toddler Caregiver will provide care for infants and toddlers in a group setting, planning, developing, implementing and documenting the delivery of comprehensive services within the classroom in accordance with policies, procedures and philosophy of the YMCA and the Early Head Start program. Download position description here.

Eastside Family Y Justin Whitman, jwhitman@ymcaerie.org

Downtown Y Janet Sanchez, jsanchez@ymcaerie.org

Christine Fracassi, Early Learning Center, cfracassi@ymcaerie.org

Assistant Group Supervisor, Child Care, Multiple Locations

The Y is seeking dynamic candidates for positions working in infant, toddler, preschool and school-age classrooms. The Assistant Group Supervisor is responsible for the implementation of activities in a child care setting.  Download position description here.

Eastside Family Y, Justin Whitman, jwhitman@ymcaerie.org

Early Learning & School-Age Enrichment Center at Summit United Methodist Church, Cori Ochalek, cochalek@ymcaerie.org

Early Learning Center at St. Mary’s United Methodist Church, Danielle Moyar, dmoyar@ymcaerie.org

Early Learning Center at McKean Elementary School, Jenna Bish, jbish@ymcaerie.org

Group Supervisor, Child Care, Eastside Family Y

The Y is seeking dynamic candidates for positions working in infant, toddler, preschool and school-age classrooms. The Group Supervisor/Teacher is responsible for the supervision of children and implementation of activities in a child care setting.  In the absence of the supervisor, will be responsible for directing and administrating all aspects of the program designed to foster the children’s social, physical, spiritual and mental growth. Download position description here.

Eastside Family Y, Justin Whitman, jwhitman@ymcaerie.org

Assistant Swim Team Coach, Eastside Family Y

The Eastside YMCA Swim Team is looking for a qualified and passionate individual 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. Resumes through September 9.  Download position description here.

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.

Download an employment application.