Employment

Careers at the YMCA

Working at the Lancaster Family YMCA, 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 children, families and adults in your community. All YMCA employees receive a free membership or a discounted family membership.

Current position openings are listed below. Interested candidates are welcome to apply through any of the following means:

Current Lancaster Family YMCA employees: In lieu of completing an Employment Application, please submit a job posting form and current resume to Human Resources to apply for a posted open position.

 

2019 Summer Camp Positions at YMCA Camp Shand

We’re currently hiring staff for our summer camp programs at YMCA Camp Shand.  Nestled on 120 acres of scenic woodland in Cornwall, PA, YMCA Camp Shand offers day and overnight camping programs for youth entering 1st through 11th grades and a summer full of activities like canoeing, hiking, archery, campfires, ropes course challenges and swimming. Visit our Camp Shand Employment page to learn more about our 2019 summer employment opportunities.

 

2019 Summer Day Camp Positions ( YMCA Branches)

The Y is currently hiring Summer Day Camp staff for the 2019 summer camp program at our branches. We’re looking for enthusiastic leaders to provide a high-quality summer learning experience through fun and enriching activities and lessons that promote youth development and incorporate the core values of our YMCA.

Summer Day Camp Locations:

Lampeter-Strasburg YMCA: June 3-August 16
City Center YMCA: June 10-August 23
Camps runs from 8 AM – 4 PM each day.

Position Available at both YMCA branches

Summer Camp Aide
Education:  High School Diploma
Experience:  prefer 1 year experience working with children.

Summer Camp Assistant Group Supervisor
Education:  High School Diploma
Experience:  minimum 2-year documented experience working with children.

Summer Camp Group Supervisor
Education:  BS in Education or Human Services Field
Experience:  minimum of 1 year experience working with children.

Summer Camp Coordinator
Education:  BS Education or Human Services Field, AA in Education or Human Services Field
Experience:  2-year minimum experience working with children.

CPR/First Aid Certification and Child Abuse, Criminal and FBI clearances required for all camp positions.

 

YMCA Association

Group Exercise Instructors

Currently recruiting for permanent instructors as well as substitutes to teach Group Exercise classes at all 3 Branches (City, Lampeter-Strasburg, and New Holland). Qualified candidates will be responsible for the planning, teaching, instructing and retention of their group class, and schedules vary according to incumbent availability. Instructor must have Group Exercise Instructor Certification and a high school diploma/GED and have previous experience teaching group exercise classes. Classes include Cycle, Body Pump, Zumba, HIIT and Yoga, among others. Must obtain all clearances required and be CPR/First Aid/AED certified within 90 days of employment. This is an hourly, part-time position averaging 1-3 hours per week.

Sports Instructors

Sports Instructors teach sports skills to kids from beginners to advance, specifically in basketball and baseball. Sports Instructors prepare and implement activities and lesson plans for children in a goal-oriented curriculum consistent with policies, procedures and philosophies of the Lancaster Family YMCA. We are looking for energetic people that are able to lead activities in a gymnasium, classroom or outdoors at all 3 Branches (City, Lampeter-Strasburg, and New Holland.) Required experience working with youth and families. Individual must be able to work evening hours, from 4:30 pm – 7 pm. Must obtain all clearances required within 90 days of employment. This is a part-time, hourly position, averaging 5-10 hours per week.

Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor

We are looking for a candidate to instruct Red Cross Lifeguard classes to staff, members and guests as needed. Qualified candidates will be able to provide a high-quality learning experience to promote competency in skill sets through a combination of lecture, video, Powerpoint presentations and hands-on learning techniques for all classes taught. Will also be required to transport any class supplies to the location of a class and responsible for the set-up and tear down of the classroom to its original order. Lifeguard Instructor Certification required along with previous experience in instructing Red Cross classes or similar experience with teaching. Must be flexible to instruct classes based on the needs of the YMCA to include days, nights & weekend hours. Most classes are held on weekends. This is an hourly part-time position.

Aquatics Fitness Instructors

The Y is currently recruiting individuals who are experienced instructors to teach aquatics fitness classes and sub as needed. These classes are generally weekdays (late mornings/early afternoons) and Saturday mornings. Specific classes needing coverage are on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 7-9 am. Qualified candidates will possess experience in leading an exercise group in aquatics or related area. Aquatic Fitness and/or Water Aerobic Certification preferred. This is a part-time, hourly position averaging 4-6 hours per week.

 

YMCA Early Learning Academy

After-School Care Teacher

The After-School Care Teacher provides high-quality care to the children in the YMCA Pre-K Programs. The After-School Care Teacher assists in the implementation of daily activities and is responsible to provide consistent supervision with a focus on safety for the participants at all times, and will be responsible to lead the group if/when the Lead Teacher is not present. Will demonstrate the YMCA Core Values at all times and incorporate them into the day’s activities. This includes abiding by all YMCA safety policies and regulations including Child Abuse Prevention standards, completing incident/accident reports, sign-in/sign-out procedures and taking attendance in a consistent manner each day. This is a part-time position from 3:00-6:00 PM daily. High School Diploma, CPR, First Aid /AED required.

Assistant Group Supervisor

Under the guidance of the Group Supervisor, the Assistant Group supervisor provides high-quality care to children in our Pre-K Counts program and assists in implementing the daily classroom activities. Responsibilities include providing consistent supervision of children with a focus on safety, creating a positive relationship with parents and demonstrating and incorporating YMCA Core Values into daily activities.  This is a part-time position with a varying schedule. Minimum of 2 years prior experience working with children OR 30 credit hours in education or human services OR CDA OR a minimum of 600 hours of secondary training OR 15 credit hours AND 1-year experience. High School Diploma, CPR, First Aid /AED, Child Abuse History Check, Criminal Background Check and FBI/Fingerprint Check required.

 

City Center YMCA

Lifeguards

We currently have openings for lifeguards to work year-round at our City Center YMCA branch. Any experience teaching swim lessons, aquatic fitness classes or coaching is a plus. This is an hourly, part-time position. Available shifts are Monday-Friday 4:45-9:00 am, 12:45-5 pm, 5-10 pm. We also need weekend guards between the hours of 6:45 am-6 pm Saturdays and 9:45 am-5 pm Sundays.

 

Lampeter-Strasburg YMCA

Aquatics Fitness Instructors

The Y is currently recruiting individuals who are experienced instructors to teach aquatics fitness classes and sub as needed. These classes are generally weekdays (late mornings/early afternoons) and Saturday mornings. Specific classes needing coverage are on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 7-9 am. Qualified candidates will possess experience in leading an exercise group in aquatics or related area. Aquatic Fitness and/or Water Aerobic Certification preferred. This is a part-time, hourly position averaging 4-6 hours per week.

Swim Lesson Instructors

Currently seeking swim lesson instructors WSI/YSI certified or with previous teaching experience teaching swim lessons to a variety of abilities, and/or coaching competitive swimming. Shifts needed: Tuesday from 2:45 pm-4:30 pm; Wednesday from 3:45 pm-5:30 pm; Thursday from 3:45 pm-6:15 pm; and Saturday from 7:45 am-12:15 pm, as well as private lessons (mostly held evenings and weekends.) This is an hourly, part-time position.

 

YMCA at New Holland

Lifeguards

We are currently seeking lifeguards to work year-round at our YMCA at New Holland branch pool. Lifeguard certification and guarding experience is preferred, but the YMCA will certify you if you are able to pay the $35 Shallow-Water Lifeguard Certification Fee. Any experience teaching swim lessons, aquatic fitness classes or coaching is a plus. This is an hourly, part-time position. Available shifts are Monday-Friday 5:00 – 8:00 a.m., 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., and 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Aquatics Fitness Instructor

The Y is currently recruiting individuals who are experienced instructors to teach aquatics fitness classes and sub as needed. These classes are generally weekdays (late mornings/early afternoons) and Saturday mornings. Qualified candidates will possess experience in leading an exercise group in aquatics or related area. Aquatic Fitness and/or Water Aerobic Certification preferred. This is a part-time, hourly position averaging 1-3 hours per week.

Swim Lesson Instructor

We are looking to hire Swim Lesson Instructors who will be able to work year-round. WSI/YSI certified, YMCA Swim Lesson Instructor certification or comparable experience required for this position. Experience teaching preschool and/or school age group swim lessons to all levels/abilities preferred, but willing to train. We are especially looking for applicants who have the availability to work any of the following shifts (some for private lessons): Mornings – Mondays 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Wednesdays 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Saturdays 8:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., Evenings – Tuesdays 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursdays 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This is a part-time, hourly position.

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