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.
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Why Team Members Love Working for the Y
Why Choose The Y?
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 LifeWorks, 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
- 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 8% 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: www.yretirement.org
You Belong Here.
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.”