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Our Cause

At the Y, strengthening the community is our cause. We ensure everyone has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. We are more than a place. We’re a purpose.

The Y is a powerful association of people joined together by a shared commitment to empower youth, build healthier families and foster more inclusive communities. We are a place where children, families and individuals can accomplish goals, create community and connect to a cause greater than themselves.

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Character is what counts at the Y, where our values and mission shape our culture. If you or someone you know has a passion for working with kids and families, the Y is the place to be. Our staff members have the unique opportunity to gain valuable experience in a positive atmosphere while making a difference.

The Y is hosting onsite hiring events at our centers! We are hiring for lifeguards, swim instructors and day camp counselors. Events are from 3-6 pm on Tuesday and Thursdays. All dates are listed below:

  • Tuesday, May 28
  • Thursday, May 30

The centers listed below are hosting onsite hiring for each date:

  • Brenda & Joe Duncan Family YMCA
  • D. Bradley McWilliams YMCA
  • Langham Creek YMCA
  • Perry Family YMCA
  • Tellepsen Family Downtown YMCA
  • Trotter Family YMCA
  • Weekley Family YMCA

Benefits of Working with the Y

We invest in you. The YMCA of Greater Houston is dedicated to helping our team members reach their personal and professional goals and feel valued in the work they do.

Full Time Benefits

You’ll discover more than a job-you’ll find your purpose with a career that enables you to make an impact in the lives of those around you. The YMCA provides training and leadership development opportunities for staff at all levels to reach their personal and professional goals. We offer competitive compensation, health, dental and vision insurance for yourself and your dependents and 12% paid retirement.

Part Time Benefits

The Y is the leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community by connecting all people to their potential, purpose and each other. We offer competitive compensation, flexible work schedules, paid retirement, 403(b) retirement savings account and a free YMCA individual membership and discounted program fees. Also, we have ongoing training and development opportunities as well as opportunities for advancement.

We believe in the power of human potential and are committed to the professional growth and development of our team. Together, we support progress by focusing on learning, career coaching and continuous improvement. This helps our team members reach their professional goals and feel valued. We also provide Employee Resource Groups, which provide a space for people to network, mentor one another, participate in personal and professional development and more—all while building meaningful connections. In addition, the a professional development plan with the Y includes:

  • Robust Leadership Development and Certification program for all stages of a career rooted in the Y-USA’s Cause Driven Leadership® Competency Model
  • The 70/20/10 Model for learning through work experience by creating opportunities for on-the-job skill development, career coaching, mentorship, training and self-study.
  • Immediate access to tools, resources, subject matter experts and mentors from over 10,000 communities with YMCAs across the country (called the Y Movement) to help you reach your potential in your role or program.


YMCA Lifeguards are leaders working to make a difference in the community by providing a safe, positive experience.

YMCA Swim Instructors work with individuals of all ages to teach swim skill progression and water safety techniques.

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After School & Camp Counselors

As a Youth Development Counselor, you can be a positive role model and make a difference in the lives of students and campers each day. You’ll provide quality care by teaching values, ensuring safety and facilitating structured play and educational activities with the children.

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Other Positions

Whether you are looking for a part-time or seasonal job or a full-time career, the Y offers a wide array of options. Find something that aligns with your passion!


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YMCA of Greater Houston Employee Resource Networks:

We believe in the power of human potential and are committed to the professional growth and development of our team. At the Y, we offer a variety of employee resource networks for staff, volunteers and allies to provide career and personal development, networking, training, mentoring and more. Find your fit!


The YMCA of Greater Houston provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

The YMCA of Greater Houston will make reasonable accommodation to assist a person with a disability in the application process. If you need an accommodation in order to apply for a position please contact us by clicking the ADA Accommodation form below or call 713-659-5566.

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