YMCA Careers

Find Your Job. Find Your Y!

A career at the Y gives you opportunities to explore future career pathways with an organization that’s invested in helping you reach your potential – all while making a positive impact in your community!

Our staff members—of all ages and from diverse backgrounds and life experiences—enjoy the personal satisfaction that comes from nurturing the potential of youth and teens, improving our community’s health and well-being and providing support to our neighbors.

Explore the menu below to learn more about
our priority positions and benefits!

Great opportunities are available for those with experience, currently in college, or newly graduated with a degree!

Early Learning

Our Downtown York Branch YMCA operates a busy Early Learning Center offering care from infant through Pre-K, the City Center YMCA in Lancaster has a Pre-K Counts Program with multiple classrooms, and our Bob Hoffman Dover YMCA has a Pre-school Program that is growing!

School Aged Programs

School Aged Programs support before and after school programming, including recreational activities, homework support, and other fun and educational activities. Programs are available at various elementary school locations – CLICK HERE to find out more!

You can give hundreds of young kiddos the opportunity to explore on their own through a variety of activity centers, including science, math, literacy, crafts, dramatic play, manipulatives and more!


Full time and part time positions are available – CLICK HERE to learn more about our Childcare program!


Comfortable in the water but not certified? No worries – we will train you!

Our Lifeguards are vital employees that keep the members in our pools safe. 

Full-time and part-time positions are available throughout our pools in York and Lancaster Counties.

Minimum age is 15 years old. Must have swimming experience, pass a swim skills test, and be able to submit clearances.



  • Free use of YMCA facilities
  • Generous paid time off
  • Health Insurance
  • Short-Long-term disability
  • Basic Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • YMCA Retirement Plan
    • The YMCA pays 9% of your wages each month after 2 years of working 1,000+ hours

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The YMCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants for all job openings are welcome and will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or any other basis protected by state, federal or local law. It is the intent of the YMCA to comply with all applicable federal, state and local legislation concerning equal opportunity in employment.