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

Marketing & Communications Intern
Journalism major with social media and graphic design experience preferred. Email resumes and cover letter to Elizabeth Turner at elizabethturner@columbiaymca.org.
12-week internship
15 hours per week
$10/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 MJ Peirce at  mjpeirce@columbiaymca.org.
15 hours per week
Pay: $12/hour

NorthWest Family YMCA

AfterSchool Counselor 
The Northwest Family YMCA is currently looking for part time counselors for the Afterschool program. This position is responsible for the overall supervision and leadership of the kids in the afterschool program. The position requires availability Monday-Friday from 1:30pm-6:00pm. Please contact Rachel Young for more information.

Wellness Coach
The wellness coach position is responsible for the overall supervision of the wellness floor. The coach must be able to demonstrate wellness/exercise knowledge and skills. This position is required to provide orientations and trainings to members using the strength, cardio, and free weight equipment in the facility. Excellent verbal and written communication skills required to communicate with members and staff in a motivational manner. Must display an outgoing personality, enabling him/her to welcome all members to the wellness center. Pay Range: $7.50-$9.00 per hour – Please send your resume to Todd Heinecke.

Day Time Custodian
The Northwest Family YMCA is currently looking for a daytime custodial employee. The general responsibilities for the position include the cleaning of locker room and common areas in the facility. The position is for 15-20 hours per week Monday-Friday. Please send resume to Paulsadler@columbiaymca.org by 5/3/14

Member Services Representative
The Northwest YMCA is looking for a part time member services representative. This customer service position focuses on greeting all visitors of the facility, answering the phones, giving tours of the facility, and answering all member questions. The position is primarily for nights and weekends. Please send resume to Rachelyoung@columbiaymca.org by 5/3/14.

Program Coordinator
The Northwest YMCA is searching for a Program Coordinator. The program coordinator will assist with day to day operations in health enhancement and sports. The main responsibilities of the position include the supervision of wellness coaches, field day sport operations, mobile fit, and customer service. Please send resume to toddheinecke@columbiaymca.org by 5/10/14.

Jeep Rogers Family YMCA

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

Lifeguards
CPR, First Aid, Lifeguarding, and Swim Instructor certifications are required. Must have a minimum of two years experience. Part-time. Contact Winifred Kearse to apply.

Swim Instructors
Must have current Lifeguard, CPR/AED/First Aid certifications from either Red Cross or YMCA.  Pay is $8-9/hr, depending on experience.  Hours/Shifts are varied during our operating hours.  Lifeguards who can also act as Swim Instructors are preferred, but not necessary. Contact Winifred Kearse to apply.

Orangeburg County YMCA

Aquatics Coordinator
Part time position to assist in the development, implementation and administration of high quality YMCA aquatic programs under the direction of the Aquatics Director.  Must have a Bachelor Degree in related field and CPR/First Aid/AED and other certifications. $10-12/hour depending on experience. Contact Kristin Stevens for more information and to apply.

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.

Member Services Staff Member

Job Description: 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. Please send resumes to Amanda Lorick.
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
Status: Part Time -  $7.50/hour – $8.50/hour DOE

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.

Head Lifeguard
The Lexington Family YMCA is hiring a head lifeguard for the summer season. You must have current certifications in Lifeguarding, CPR and First Aid. 2 years or more of previous lifeguarding experience required.  Shifts will vary. Starting pay $7.75/hour and may vary on experience. For more information or to submit an application, please contact Amanda Lorick.

Palmetto Center for Women

Executive Director

Under the guidance of the Chief Development Officer of the YMCA of Columbia, the PCW Executive Director is responsible for administering the total operation of PCW. The Executive Director will oversee the management of events, programs, volunteer and staff development, financial development and collaborations with community agencies in meeting the needs of its members and program participants. Job Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree
  • Non profit experience
  • Strong skills in financial development, marketing , public relations, budgeting, outreach and staff development

This is a full-time position with health benefits to include major medical, prescription, dental and life insurance. To apply, email resume and cover letter to Leslie Freeman at HR2@columbiaymca.org.