Skip to main content

Join the Y Team to Make an Impact


If you work with the Y for at least 160 hours between June 5 and August 5 in one of the following roles, you will be eligible for a $300 Stay the Summer Bonus!

BONUS-ELIGIBLE ROLES INCLUDE: Junior Lifeguard, Lifeguard I, Lifeguard II, Swim Instructor I, Swim Instructor II, Day Camp Counselor, Specialty Camp Counselors, Day Camp Site Director, Day Camp Leads, Day Camp Bus Drivers

At the Y, we’re a collection of like-minded people (staff, volunteers, and members), on the forefront of a movement to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to reach their full potential and experience true belonging. Join us as we carry out our commitment to positively impact lives and communities across Atlanta.

Builder of Bright Futures

From infant to pre-K, our early learning centers are enriching and positive places for kids to learn, grow, and thrive. Be a part of the team that provides a nurturing environment for all children.

Mentor to Many

Support kids and families with after school care and enrichment activities as a member of our Afterschool team. Job opportunities are available across the metro Atlanta area in more than 30 locations!

Champion of Health

At the Y, we support whole-life health. If you have a passion for people, a knack for connecting, and a talent for teaching and coaching, we have a number of roles in the Wellness space for you.

Connect the Dots

Youth sports and programs like camping and swimming instill healthy habits and life skills that last a lifetime. Whether you want to coach or lifeguard, teach swim or sing camp songs, we have a job youll love.

Maker of Moments

Do you love helping people feel welcome? Our membership team invites community members to join the Y and actively works to make sure they are cared for and know they belong. If this sounds like you, take a look at our open positions.

Listener and Leader

Bring your organization and management skills to bear in a leadership or administrative role within our association support center the Y Leadership & Learning Center. Your expertise can serve all of Atlantas Ys!

Why Choose The Y?

camp icon 4
Everyone needs support to be their best. At the Y, we offer a number of wellbeing and mental health resources, alongside a Y Membership, so that we can all stay healthy in spirit, mind, and body!
membership icon 1
With a variety of part-time and full-time positions, working at the Y is ideal for all ages and experience levels. Hybrid work options are available for some roles, offering remote work flexibility.
soccer icon 2
When you work at the Y, you join an organization that understands the power of connection and belonging. We work hard to create this for our members, our communities, and our workforce!
values icon 1
We are a team of values-aligned people who come together to make our communities healthier, happier and stronger. Our shared purpose multiplies the satisfaction of our service and our experience.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Statement

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is reflected in our people, our members, and our partners. We are fully focused on equity and believe deeply in diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other wonderful characteristics that make us different.
The YMCA of Metro Atlanta is part of the global YMCA movement. To learn more about the YMCA’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, click here.

Benefits Of Working For The Y

Believing that people deserve the best, our YMCA is committed to offering programs that reflect how employees and eligible dependents actually use their benefits, while prioritizing the importance of affordability, access, and equitability. 

Full-time and part-time employees enjoy:

FREE Mental Health Resources: 6 free and confidential sessions per incident with a licensed mental health therapist accessible 24/7 for you and those in your household through ESI, the Y’s Employee Assistance Program provider. Free monthly live webinars with topics ranging from stress management, grieving, depression, resiliency, inclusion in the workplace, and more. Webinars available on demand as well as access to a wide range of consumer discounts.

FREE YMCA Discount Program offered through PerkSpot. It is a one-stop shop for exclusive discounts at some of your favorite national and local merchants – apparel, travel, cell phones, electronics, flowers & gifts, entertainment, home/garden/pets, and tools. 

FREE Financial Education through Georgia United Credit Union. Over 40 financial learning modules in Spanish and English accessible on mobile and tablet devices. Topics include- budgeting, insurance, auto loans, retirement, identity protection, and credit scores/reports. 

FREE individual membership to the Y for all part-time team members, with discounted rate to upgrade to family membership. 

25% off all programs for all team members, including: Afterschool, Y Early Learning*, summer camp, swim lessons, personal training, and more.

Savings on YMCA Camp High Harbour overnight camp: 75% off first week, and 25% off all additional weeks for all full-time associates, 25% off on all weeks for part-time associates 

Coach Approach® - the Y’s signature wellness support program that helps you stick with your fitness routine - is free to employees, and their family members 18 and older that are included in their family membership.

Access to all 19 metro Atlanta Y locations, PLUS access to any Y in the U.S. or Puerto Rico at no additional cost.

YMCA360, virtual Y programming and content you can access anywhere, anytime to complement your in-person wellness experience. 

Saving for the future through the Y’s 403(b) retirement savings plan, employee pre-tax contributions can be made starting with your first day of work.

Full-time and part-time employees enjoy:

Your Health Matters

  • Medical insurance with 3 plan options that include vision, prescription and comprehensive well-being resources
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for qualifying Medical or Dependent Care expenses
  • Health Savings Accounts to help you save now for current and future eligible health care expenses
  • Company provided Short-Term and Long-Term disability as well as life insurance
  • Eligibility for 20 days of leave after one year of service
  • Generous Paid Time Off and Service Recognition Leave starting at your 5 year anniversary

Savings Now and the Future
Retirement plan with 10% employer contribution after 2 years of service (1,000 or more hours worked required in each anniversary year)  To learn more about the benefits of the YMCA Retirement Fund, visit:

You Belong Here.

Find Careers at the YMCA

 Find Careers at YMCA Early Learning Centers

Staff Spotlight

SHADAE SHAMAPANADE started at the Decatur Family Y in the summer of 2017 as a camp counselor and today she is the Youth Development Director at the McCleskey-East Cobb Family Y!

Shadae shared, “My experience as a camp counselor was fun AND fulfilling!”
After her first summer as a counselor, Shadae became a lead camp counselor. Next, she worked her way up to Camp Coordinator, and then Youth Development Director! 

From there, she moved to another YMCA within our association, the McCleskey-East Cobb Family Y as the Youth Development Director, bringing her amazing experience and skillset to even more young people in the metro Atlanta community.  

Shadae remembers having a choice between a nanny position in her community, or a camp counselor with the Y. 
She’ll never forget her dad telling her... “Go with the path of the YMCA, because that is not just a job opportunity, it’s a career opportunity.”



Need further assistance?

Contact the Y's Human Resources Team at