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

Statewide HEPA Project Coordinator
Duties include to serve as the liason between University of South Carolina study staff and South Carolina Y’s that have adopted HEPA Standards. This position will require traveling regularly across the state to ensure that the study is operating smoothly. He or she will troubleshoot problems and communicate continually with YMCA staff and USC study staff. This position reports directly to the SC Alliance of YMCA;s Executive Director, in partnership with USC’s study supervisor. This is a 4-year grant-funded position. Salary: $38,000-$50,000. More Information Here. Send resumes to HR.

Afterschool Counselors
The YMCA of Columbia is hiring afterschool counselors. This position will be part time Monday – Friday from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. with occasional weekend work at Brennen Elementary, Carver-Lyon Elementary, Hopkins Elementary, Logan Elementary, South Kilbourne Elementary, Webber Elementary. Interested applicants should send their resumes to Doug BerkelMust be 18 years of age. Salary Range – $7.25-$9.00 per hour.

Assistant and Data Entry Clerk
Microsoft Office knowledge required, and must be very proficient with Excel. Will be doing data entry and other office tasks for the Vice President of Healthy Living. Email resumes and application to mjpeirce@columbiaymca.org. 15 hours per week. $12 per hour.

 

NorthWest Family YMCA

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.

Building Supervisor
The Building Supervisor will be responsible for the safety & security of the branch during evening and weekend hours.  Must adhere to safety policies & procedures and respond to emergencies.  Complete incident/accident reports, conduct facility tours and answer questions.  Secure the facility before closing at night.  Must be 21 years or older, energetic and responsible.  High school graduate or equivalent. Ability to perform light lifting with upper body.  Courteous, friendly and a genuine interest in members and staff. CPR/First Aid/AED/Oxygen certifications required within first 60 days. Email resumes to toddheinecke@columbiaymca.org. Salary Range : $8.00-$9.75/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.

 

Jeep Rogers Family YMCA

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.

Soccer coaches
The Jeep Rogers Y is looking for volunteer soccer coaches for teams with children ages 3-8.Required time: 1 hour per week for practice and 1 hour for games on Saturdays. Requirements: General knowledge of soccer, pass background check and complete Child Abuse Prevention Training (40 minute test). All games and practices will be held at the Jeep Rogers YMCA. Contact Kenny Johnson by email or phone at 803-609-5029 for more information.

Bus Driver
Jeep Rogers Family YMCA is looking for a certified bus driver part-time. Must be able to pass background check and have clean driving record. Pay depending on experience. Contact Liz Woodard for more information and to apply.

 

Downtown YMCA

Group Exercise Coordinator
Must have experience in developing new classes and programs, evaluating staff and class attendance. Inherent understanding and knowledge in the area of group exercise programming. Minimum 3-5 years experience in adult fitness and program and staff development. Flexible schedule, at least 20 hours per week. Pay: $11/hour. Please send resumes to Jennifer Sedio by June 27.

 

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.

Wellness Coach
Will instruct members on the equipment in the facility, helping them achieve their fitness goals; work on member retention by providing members with exercise options and helping them redefine their workouts; be knowledgeable of daily management of fitness center and responsible for implementing rules and regulations for safe use of the facility. More details here. Please send resumes to Bruce Zahn.

Lexington Family YMCA

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.

Afterschool Counselors
The Lexington 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 Savanah Standifer. Salary Range – $7.25-$9.00 per hour.

Palmetto Center for Women

There are no open positions at this time.