YMCA of Greater Erie

At the YMCA of Greater Erie, we value our people. Working for us means you’ll enjoy great work/life balance and a range of benefits which improve your well-being and help you develop as an individual. At the Y, you will be able to put your experiences, abilities and energy to work as you impact the lives of those around you. Staff members at the YMCA inspire others with an invigorated purpose and sense of personal pride. If you possess a positive attitude and a desire to make a difference in the lives of others, there are many opportunities at the YMCA of Greater Erie. Join our team!

Benefits of working with the Y
Believing that people deserve the best, YMCAs offer competitive wage and benefit packages for full and part time employees:

  • Health & dental insurance
  • Disability and life insurance
  • Funded retirement plan
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Free YMCA membership
  • Discounted program fees, including childcare
  • Paid time off and holidays


  • Must have reliable transportation
  • Must obtain CPR Pro, AED, Oxygen Administration and First Aid certifications within the first 30 days of employment.  Certification paid for by the YMCA.
  • Successful completion of pre-employment drug screen and background screening

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

Membership Services Representative/Front Desk

The Glenwood Park Y has an immediate opening for Membership Services.

The ideal candidate promotes a positive, professional and welcoming atmosphere by providing excellent customer service and exemplifying our YMCA values to all members, guests and program participants. Enthusiastically greet members and guests as they come into the YMCA.  Provide friendly and efficient service while conducting membership interviews, facility tours, and responds to member and guest needs, promotes and sells memberships and programs, and maintains cleanliness and organization of the Membership Desk.

This position serves members and guests, maintains member service control, sells and promotes memberships and programs, answers the telephone, answers questions and performs various clerical duties such as recording cash transactions and balance cash at end of shift

Interested candidates should complete the Employment Application below and submit directly via email to Tonya Makusi, Business Director, Glenwood Park Y. EOE

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

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

Download an employment application.