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.

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OPEN FULL TIME POSITIONS

Youth and Family Director – Job Description

The Stowe Family YMCA is in search of a creative, caring, fun, energetic individual to fill the position of Youth and Family Director. This position will manage, direct and coordinate all camp, teen and family activities.  Resumes are due to Emily McGeorge emcgeorge@gastonymca.org by Friday, January 18th.

OPEN PART TIME POSITIONS

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

Childwatch CoordinatorClick here for complete job description

Under the Supervision of the Program Director and consistent with the Christian mission of the YMCA, the Childwatch Coordinator will be responsible for the supervision, behavior management and programming of the participants in the Play Center/Adventure Zone. Early education credentials preferred. Send resumes or completed applications to Ikeya Norris, inorris@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 Ikeya Norris, inorris@gastonymca.org

Member Services Representative – Opening Hours available! – Under the direction of the Membership Director the Members Services Representative.  Enrolling members, communicating YMCA programs and initiatives, and building relationships at our YMCA front desk are among the job duties. Please use the above link to apply for this position. Contact Taffy Allen with questions at tallen@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 Ikeya Norris, inorris@gastonymca.org

Before and After School Counselor: Hawk’s Nest Steam Academy
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 Before and Afterschool Program. Send resumes or completed applications to Ikeya Norris, inorris@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 Ikeya Norris, inorris@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. Contact Ikeya Norris, inorris@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 Candace Hyde at  chyde@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 Taylor Dore with questions at tdore@gastonymca.org

Summer Camp Specialist – YMCA Camp Tuscarora at the Warlick Family YMCA is looking for dedicated, cause-driven content specialists including – Visual Arts, Science/Biology, Certified Archery Instructor, Certified Paddling Instructor, Horticulturalist. Contact Cody Carpenter to learn more about these opportunities at ccarpenter@gastonymca.org today.

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.

 

Stowe Family YMCA Location

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 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.

Stowe Group Exercise –

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

RPM 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.

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

Youth Fitness Instructor – Under the supervision of the Wellness Director, and in accordance with the Christian mission of the YMCA, the Youth Fitness instructor teaches kid and teen classes as well as homeschool wellness that follow YMCA guidelines. Send resumes or completed applications to Josey Messer at jmesser@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 Josey Messer at jmesser@gastonymca.org with questions.
  • Weekend 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.