Employment Opportunities

CURRENT OPENINGS

About Us

The Gaston County Family YMCA has four locations throughout the county. We are a cause aimed to strengthen community. We live our cause every day by nurturing the potential of all youth and teen, improving the nation’s health and well-being and giving back to support our neighbors.

Why we need You

The Y is dedicated to delivering our promise to serve more people through programs that build healthy mind, body and spirit. We are looking for caring, honest, responsible and respectful people to help us provide a fun, engaging and welcoming atmosphere where all people are welcome.

We are looking for a team of cause-driven individuals serve the community and make a huge impact on the children, adults and families throughout Gaston County! Below you will find a link to apply for these positions. Please take a moment to apply for the positions you are interested in making an impact.

What you can expect when you join our team

  • A positive and welcoming environment with great people.
  • High fives and fist bumps. We are team-oriented and support the work of our teams.
  • A Y membership and access to hundreds of group wellness classes, including Barre, Boot Camp, Cycling, Zumba, Yoga and more.
  • Staff wellness and team building activities.
  • A flexible schedule with a variety of locations to choose from.
  • Paid staff development and leadership training.

Online Application for Employment

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OPEN POSITIONS

Gaston County Family YMCA Association Office

None currently listed.

 

Cherryville YMCA Location

Afterschool Counselor – Under the Supervision of the Site Director and consistent with the Christian mission of the YMCA, the Afterschool Counselor will be responsible for the supervision, behavior management and programming of the participants in the Afterschool Program. Early education credentials preferred. Send resumes or completed applications to Susan Mosk at smosk@gastonymca.org.

Warlick Family YMCA Location

Property Director – This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Directs the maintenance and improvement operations of the assigned Y Branch facilities and vehicles, including preventative maintenance and related budgets.  Deadline for accepting cover letter and resume is July 12th @ 5pm to Sharon Padgett, spadgett@gastonymca.org

Play Center and Adventure Zone Staff – 
Under the Supervision of the Coordinator and Director and consistent with the Christian mission of the YMCA, this position will be responsible for the supervision, behavior management and programming of the participants in the Play Center and Adventure Zone at the Warlick Family YMCA. Send resumes or completed applications to Rachel Kafsky, rkafsky@gastonymca.org

Afterschool Counselor – 
Under the Supervision of the Site Director and consistent with the Christian mission of the YMCA, the Afterschool Counselor will be responsible for the supervision, behavior management and programming of the participants in the Afterschool Program. Send resumes or completed applications to Rachel Kafsky, rkafsky@gastonymca.org

Afterschool Site Coordinator- Under the Supervision of the Program Director and consistent with the Christian mission of the YMCA, the Afterschool Site Director will be responsible for the supervision, behavior management and programming of the participants in the Afterschool Program. Early education credentials preferred. Send resumes or completed applications to Rachel Kafsky at rkafsky@gastonymca.org.

Program Bus Driver – Under the direction of the Afterschool Director, or his/her designate, and consistent with the Christian mission of the YMCA and in cooperation with other YMCA staff, the Afterschool Bus driver will be directly responsible for the safety and supervision of participants while being transported on a 60-72 passenger Gaston County Family YMCA bus. Must have a valid CDL license.

Lifeguard – Under the supervision of the Aquatics Director, and in accordance with the Christian mission of the YMCA, the lifeguard is responsible for ensuring the safety of the facility patrons by preventing and responding to emergencies. Send resumes or completed applications to Candace Hyde at  chyde@gastonymca.org

Property Assistant – Under the supervision of the LakeFront Director and consistent with the Gaston County Family YMCA Christian Mission, the Property Assistant will be responsible for day to day maintenance of outdoor facilities and property. Click here for more information on this position. Apply online above and send questions to Rachel Kafsky at rkafsky@gastonymca.org. 

Swim Instructor – Under the supervision of the Aquatics Director, and in accordance with the Christian mission of the YMCA, the swim instructor teaches lessons in accordance with American Red Cross or YMCA guidelines. Send resumes or completed applications to Candace Hyde at  chyde@gastonymca.org

Sports Staff/Referee – Under the supervision of the Sports Director, and in accordance with the Christian mission of the YMCA, the Sports staff works with parents, children, and volunteer coaches during practices and games. Use the above link to apply for this position. Contact Rachel Kafsky with questions at rkafsky@gastonymca.org

Summer Camp Counselor –  Traditional, STEAM, and Sports
Under the Supervision of the Camp Director and consistent with the Christian mission of the YMCA, the Summer Camp Counselor will be responsible for the supervision, behavior management and programming of the participants in the Camp Program. Apply using the online link above. Contact Cody at  warlickprograms@gastonymca.org.

Summer Camp Assistant Camp Director- Under the Supervision of the Camp Director and consistent with the Christian mission of the YMCA, the Assistant Camp Director will be responsible for the supervision, behavior management and program planning of the participants and staff in the Camp Program. Apply using the online link above. Group interviews will take place for this position. RSVP to rkafsky@gastonymca.org.

Wellness Coach – Under the supervision of the Wellness Director, and in accordance with the Christian mission of the YMCA, the Wellness Coach educates and instructors members on proper technique, builds relationships, enforces fitness center rules, etc. Wellness background or certification preferred. Apply online with the link above and contact Susan Blanton at sblanton@gastonymca.org with questions.

Waterfront Lifeguard- Click here for a job posting
Under the supervision of the Waterfront Manager/Aquatics Director, and in accordance with the Christian mission of the YMCA, the waterfront lifeguard is responsible for ensuring the safety of the facility patrons by preventing and responding to emergencies, waterfront standards are being strictly adhered to by participants and staff. Provides safety for members and participants in and around the lake front (brown water) operations and programming. Cover letter and resume can be sent to rkafsky@gastonymca.org

 

Stowe Family YMCA Location

Property Director – This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Directs the maintenance and improvement operations of the assigned Y Branch facilities and vehicles, including preventative maintenance and related budgets.  Deadline for accepting cover letter and resume is July 12th @ 5pm to Sharon Padgett, spadgett@gastonymca.org

Program Bus Driver – Under the direction of the Afterschool Director, or his/her designate, and consistent with the Christian mission of the YMCA and in cooperation with other YMCA staff, the Afterschool Bus driver will be directly responsible for the safety and supervision of participants while being transported on a 60-72 passenger Gaston County Family YMCA bus. Must have a valid CDL license.

Cycle Instructor – Under the supervision of the Wellness Director, and in accordance with the Christian mission of the YMCA, the cycle instructor teaches classes that follow cycle instructor certification guidelines and YMCA guidelines. Leader board experience preferred. Send resumes or completed applications to Josey Messer at jmesser@gastonymca.org.

Barre Instructor – Under the supervision of the Wellness Director, and in accordance with the Christian mission of the YMCA, the Barre instructor teaches classes that follow instructor certification guidelines and YMCA guidelines. Send resumes or completed applications to Josey Messer at jmesser@gastonymca.org or Richard Hamilton at rhamilton@gastonymca.org.

Lifeguard – Under the supervision of the Aquatics Director, and in accordance with the Christian mission of the YMCA, the lifeguard is responsible for ensuring the safety of the facility patrons by preventing and responding to emergencies. Send resumes or completed applications to Jeff Pesesky @ jpesesky@gastonymca.org

Swim Instructor – Under the supervision of the Aquatics Director, and in accordance with the Christian mission of the YMCA, the swim instructor teaches lessons in accordance with American Red Cross or YMCA guidelines. Send resumes or completed applications to Jeff Pesesky at jpesesky@gastonymca.org.

Summer Camp Counselor 
Under the Supervision of the Camp Director and consistent with the Christian mission of the YMCA, the Summer Camp Counselor will be responsible for the supervision, behavior management and programming of the participants in the Camp Program. Apply using the online link above.  Contact Des’Tri Martin at dmartin@gastonymca.org with questions.
Wellness Coach – Under the supervision of the Wellness Director, and in accordance with the Christian mission of the YMCA, the Wellness Coach educates and instructors members on proper technique, builds relationships, enforces fitness center rules, etc. Wellness background or certification preferred. Apply online with the link above and contact Josey Messer at jmesser@gastonymca.org with questions.
  • Opening Hours Available at the Stowe Family YMCA

Pharr Family YMCA Location

Sports Staff/Referee – Under the supervision of the Association Sports Director, and in accordance with the Christian mission of the YMCA, the Sports staff works with parents, children, and volunteer coaches during practices and games. Send resumes or completed applications to Michael Stout at mstout@gastonymca.org or call 704.824.1131 for more information.

 

 

EOE Statement
The Gaston County Family YMCA is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other protected group status under federal, state or local law.