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.

Summer Camp

Summer Camp Counselors
Essential functions include supervising a group of children; planning and implementing program activities that are culturally relevant, developmentally appropriate and consistent with YMCA values; adhere to program standards including safety and cleanliness standards; follow YMCA policies and precedes, supervision, incident reports, accurate head counts, child abuse prevention and emergencies; and maintain positive relations with parents and other staff and models relationship-building skills in all interactions. Qualifications include a high school degree or equivalent, previous experience with children, and at least 18 years of age.  More Information Here. To apply, email Savanah Standifer (Lexington YMCA), Melissa Hope (NorthWest YMCA), or Dana Cicchinelli (Jeep Rogers YMCA).

Assistant Day Camp Counselor
Essential functions include assisting in implementing program activities that are culturally relevant, developmentally appropriate and consistent with YMCA values; assisting in preparing and serving snacks; prepare materials, activities and environments as necessary; adhere to program standards including safety and cleanliness standards; follow YMCA policies and precedes, supervision, incident reports, accurate head counts, child abuse prevention and emergencies; and maintain positive relations with parents and other staff and models relationship-building skills in all interactions. Must be at least 16 years of age. More Information Here. To apply, email Savanah Standifer (Lexington YMCA) or Melissa Hope (NorthWest YMCA).

Metro Office

Assistant and Data Entry Clerk      
This position is responsible for managing current certifications for all YMCA of Columbia employees and providing general administrative support to the Healthy Living team. 1-2 years related work experience and demonstrated performance of administrative tasks preferred. Proficiency in Microsoft Office products; particularly demonstrated Excel expertise. 15 hours per week. $12 per hour. More Information Here. Please email resumes and application to metrowellness@columbiaymca.org.

Ballentine Family YMCA

ChildWatch Staff
Incumbents of the ChildWatch staff are responsible for supervising children participating in the ChildWatch program. The incumbent provides high quality recreational experiences for the children that focus on the YMCA core values: honesty, respect, responsibility and caring. $7.25 – $7.75/hour. More Information Here. Contact Paul Sadler to apply.

Group Exercise Instructor
The Group Exercise Instructor instructs quality group fitness classes, provides excellent customer service to members in a safe, enjoyable and positive environment that promotes member wellness in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures. Must have national group fitness certification in areas of expertise. One year experience teaching group fitness preferred. More Information Here. Contact Paul Sadler to apply.

Healthy Living Coach
Do you have a passion for wellness and helping people?   Do you want the ability to set your own hours?  The YMCA of Columbia is looking for health conscious individuals who want to help people achieve their wellness goals.   Healthy Living Coaches will motivate, support, and give guidance in our health and wellness programs. Knowledge of basic health, nutrition, and fitness is required.  If interested, email Andrea Ward.

Downtown YMCA

Lifeguard/Swim Instructor
The Lifeguard is responsible for supervising the aquatics area to prevent accidents, assist swimmers and respond to emergencies. The incumbent will create a safe, enjoyable and positive atmosphere that promotes member safety and satisfaction in accordance with the YMCA policies and procedures. The Lifeguard will oversee multiple activities including open swim, water exercise, swim lessons and lap swimming. Must be Red Cross or YMCA certified. Swim lesson certification and experience preferred. More Information Here. Contact Winifred Kearse to apply.

Jeep Rogers Family YMCA

Healthy Living Coach
Do you have a passion for wellness and helping people? Do you want the ability to set your own hours? The YMCA of Columbia is looking for health conscious individuals who want to help people achieve their wellness goals. Healthy Living Coaches will motivate, support, and give guidance in our health and wellness programs. Knowledge of basic health, nutrition, and fitness is required. If interested, email Andrea Ward.

Summer Camp Coordinator
The Summer Camp Coordinator duties include providing leadership and guidance for summer campers and staff, plan and implement program activities that are culturally relevant, developmentally appropriate and consistent with YMCA values. Two to three years of experience in youth or camp programs required. More Information Here. Email Dana Cicchinelli to apply.

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.

Bus Drivers
Bus drivers are responsible for safely transporting children to various programs and trips. The incumbent will provide supervision and direction for children while they are on the bus. Hours: Monday-Friday, 2 – 4 p.m. Contact Dana Cicchinelli to apply.

 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 Dana Cicchinelli to be one of our subs.

Lexington Family YMCA

Lifeguard
The Lexington Family YMCA is hiring lifeguards and swim instructors for the summer season. 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 Amanda Lorick.

Member Services Representative
Member Service staff is responsible for providing excellent customer service & keeping members informed of YMCA policies & programs. Staff will assist in membership development by building relationships, answering phones, program registration, conducting facility tours, membership sales, and online registration. Minimum 18 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 amandalorick@columbiaymca.org. Pay: $7.50-$8.50 per hour based on experience.

NorthWest Family YMCA

Healthy Living Coach
Do you have a passion for wellness and helping people? Do you want the ability to set your own hours? The YMCA of Columbia is looking for health conscious individuals who want to help people achieve their wellness goals. Healthy Living Coaches will motivate, support, and give guidance in our health and wellness programs. Knowledge of basic health, nutrition, and fitness is required. If interested, email Andrea Ward.

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 Blake Brown.

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. Salary Range – $7.25-$9.00 per hour.

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.

Palmetto Center for Women

There are no open positions at this time.