Careers

Learn, Grow and Thrive with a Career at the Y

Imagine going to work knowing that what you do each day positively affects the lives of the people in your community. Working at the Y, you’ll discover more than a job—you’ll enjoy a career with a future and the opportunity to make a lasting difference in the lives of those around you. Our staff members—of all ages and from diverse back grounds and life experiences—enjoy the personal satisfaction that comes from nurturing the potential of youth and teens, improving the nation’s health and well-being and providing support to our neighbors. To learn more about our current openings, click on a link below.

Current Openings

There are many exciting career opportunities with the YMCA. We have listed our current openings below. If no positions are listed, or you don’t find something that interests you, please check back with us. This site is updated regularly.

We are looking for employees with positive attitudes who are obsessed with providing great service to our members, program participants & volunteers.  If you are up to the challenge, download our job application.

Please email our Human Resources department with any questions.

Metro Office

Community Wellness Director
General Function: Implement Columbia YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program, provide leadership and organization for LIVESTRONG Program, and sustain other YMCA Wellness Programs, build and strengthen relationships within the community to facilitate program delivery, supervise daily operations related to the programs, provide support and guidance to Wellness Coaches, and ensure the programs achieve quality performance outcomes. More Information Here. Salary range: $32,000-$38,000. Send resume and cover letters to MJ Peirce.

NorthWest Family YMCA

Associate Executive Director
The Associate Executive Director will oversee assigned operations and programs of the Northwest Family YMCA under the direction of the Executive Director. Critical experience and competencies for this position include a proven record in developing leaders, inspiring a team to deliver excellence, an ability to work in ambiguity and lead change.  Program/Services areas include: Youth Development, Youth Sports, Facility Management, & Marketing and Business Functions. Must be able to manage current staff: Seven (7) full-time team members and approximately 125 part time employees and 45 volunteer leaders. Must be able to carry out branch fundraising efforts and branch board committee leadership support. Must be able to develop, manages and control budgets related to the position. Send resumes to toddheinecke@columbiaymca.org. More information here: Associate Executive Director

Member Services Representative
Member Service staff is responsible for providing excellent customer service & keeping members informed of YMCA policies & programs.  Will assist in membership development by building relationships, answering phones, program registration, conducting facility tours, membership sales, cash receipting procedures & proficiently performing all membership functions in the Daxko system.  Minimum 18 years of age with High School Diploma or equivalent.  Proficiency in Daxko & Microsoft Office required.  Ideal candidate will support the mission of the YMCA, display positive and friendly attitude, possess good customer service and organizational skills.  CPR/First Aid/AED/Oxygen certifications required within first 60 days. Please send your resume to Todd Heinecke. Salary Range: $7.25-$8.50/hour.

Personal Trainer
Personal Trainers are responsible for the creation, scheduling and implementation of a program designed to meet the client’s specified fitness goals in accordance with current safety exercise standards.  In addition, the Personal Trainer will follow all policies set forth by the Association, provide individual, small group and/or class instruction in wellness program development, strength and cardiovascular training.  The personal trainer acts as a liaison and champion for Activate Greater Columbia. Qualifications include; High school diploma or equivalent and six (6) months of related experience required.  Must have current personal training certification by the ACE, and AFAA, ACSM or other YMCA of Greater Cincinnati recognized certifying agency.  Must have current CPR and first aid certification or equivalent or obtain within 6 months of employment. Must obtain Principles of Health & Fitness and YMCA Strength & Conditioning certification or equivalent within six (6) months of employment or first available training.  Please send resumes to toddheinecke@columbiaymca.org. Salary Range: $15.00 – $20.00.

Afterschool Counselors
The NorthWest Family YMCA is hiring afterschool counselors. This position will be part time Monday – Friday from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. with occasional weekend work. Interested applicants should send their resumes to Todd Heinecke at  toddheinecke@columbiaymca.org. Group interviews will be held on August 4th from 6 – 8 p.m.  Salary Range – $7.25-$9.00 per hour.

Bus Drivers
Class B CDL Bus Bus Driver with passenger endorsement needed Afterschool. Must be 21 years old and have clean driving record. 20 – 30 hours/week $15/$18 per hour.

 

Jeep Rogers Family YMCA

Afterschool Counselors
Monday-Friday (varies)  from 2pm until close (varies). Over 18 preferred. Must have a great attitude and the desire to work, assist, and be a positive role model in a child’s life. Pay: $7.25/hr. Please apply to Liz Woodard by September 19.

Member Services Representative
Member Service staff is responsible for providing excellent customer service & keeping members informed of YMCA policies & programs.  Will assist in membership development by building relationships, answering phones, program registration, conducting facility tours, membership sales, and online registration. Minimum 21 years of age with High School Diploma or equivalent.  Proficiency in Microsoft Office required.  Ideal candidate will support the mission of the YMCA, display positive and friendly attitude, and possess good customer service and organizational skills.  CPR/First Aid/AED/Oxygen certifications required within first 60 days. Please send your application/resume to Gert Wells. Pay: $8/hour.

 Substitute Bus Drivers
We are looking for bus drivers to be on call when our normal drivers are not able to work. The requirements are the same as above. Contact Liz Woodard to be one of our subs.

Downtown YMCA

There are no open positions at this time.

Orangeburg County YMCA

Lifeguard
You must have current certifications in Lifeguarding, CPR and First Aid. Previous lifeguarding experience preferred.  Shifts will vary. Starting pay $7.25/hour and may vary on experience. For more information or to submit an application, please contact Kristin Stevens.

Lexington Family YMCA

Bus Drivers
Class B or C Commercial Drivers License (CDL) Bus Driver with passenger endorsement needed for Afterschool. Must be 21 years old and have clean driving record. 20 – 30 hours/week, $15/$18 per hour. Contact Savanah Standifer to apply.

Member Services Staff Member
Member Service Staff must be a motivated staff member with excellent communication and organizational skills as well as being able to multi task. Staff Members are responsible for welcoming all members and guests into the facility, for answering and transferring calls, setting up memberships, selling programs and memberships, giving facility tours and communicating policy and program information to members and guests at the desk.  Dependability and punctuality is imperative for this position.
Hours: Flexible shifts
Week Day Shifts:  Opening (5am-11am), Day (11am-5pm) and Closing (5pm-9pm)
Weekend Shifts: Saturday – Opening (8am-1pm), Closing (1pm-6pm);  Sunday- 1pm-5:30pm
Part Time –  $7.50/hour – $8.50/hour DOE

Palmetto Center for Women

There are no open positions at this time.