YMCA of Greater Erie

At the YMCA of Greater Erie, we value our people. Working for us means you’ll enjoy great work/life balance and a range of benefits which improve your well-being and help you develop as an individual. At the Y, you will be able to put your experiences, abilities and energy to work as you impact the lives of those around you. Staff members at the YMCA inspire others with an invigorated purpose and sense of personal pride. If you possess a positive attitude and a desire to make a difference in the lives of others, there are many opportunities at the YMCA of Greater Erie. Join our team!

Benefits of working with the Y
Believing that people deserve the best, YMCAs offer competitive wage and benefit packages for full and part time employees. Please note that benefits vary depending on position and employment status:

  • Health & dental insurance
  • Disability and life insurance
  • Funded retirement plan
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Free YMCA membership
  • Discounted program fees, including childcare
  • Paid time off and holidays


  • Must have reliable transportation
  • Must obtain CPR Pro, AED, Oxygen Administration and First Aid certifications within the first 30 days of employment.  Certification paid for by the YMCA.
  • Successful completion of pre-employment drug screen and background screening

Join us, and help make a difference

If you’d like to experience first-hand how we empower our 35,000 members to be more healthy and connected every day, contact us at (814) 452-1432 ext. 236 for more information about employment with the YMCA of Greater Erie.

Download an employment application.

Current Job Openings

Membership Services

The Eastside Family Y is currently hiring two positions in our membership department to provide exceptional customer service and experience to our members. The successful candidate will be a people person and organized. Mornings, evenings and rotating weekends will be required. Submit resume and/or application to Melissa Kelley.

Early Education and School-Age Positions

Bring your talents and energy to the YMCA of Greater Erie team. Do you have experience working with children and engaging parents?  If so, the Y has several positions open in our Early Education and School-Age Classrooms. We are currently hiring teachers for our Infant and Toddler Classrooms, Pre-K Counts Lead and Assistant Teachers, After School Staff, Early Education and School-Age Enrichment Center Directors. Full time and part-time positions available. Early Childhood Education Degree required for Pre-K Counts Lead Teacher and Early Childhood Education or related field with 2500 hours working with children for Director positions.  All positions require experience working with children. Email resumes to [email protected].

Open positions include:

Pre-K Counts Lead Teacher
Assistant Group Supervisor, School-Age Enrichment
Preschool Lead Teacher
Preschool Assistant Teacher

Lifeguards/Aquatic Instruction

The Y is seeking certified lifeguards to fill daytime and evening hours.  If you have additional aquatic experience, you may consider applying for open aquatic instruction for youth and adults. We are currently  hiring for indoor and outdoor pools. Don’t have your certification?  Check our branch schedules page for upcoming trainings.

Eastside Y Email [email protected] for more information about lifeguard/aquatic instruction.

Glenwood Y Email [email protected] for more information about lifeguard/aquatic instruction.

Downtown Y Email [email protected] for more information about lifeguard/aquatic instruction.

Download an employment application.