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Our Culture

Our core values unite us as a movement. They are the shared beliefs and essential principles that guide our behavior, interactions with each other and decision-making.


We are a charitable association dedicated to building a healthy spirit, mind, and body. Part of a world-wide movement, we put Christian principles into practice through programs that promote good health, strong families, youth leadership, community development, and international understanding. YMCAs are open to men, women, and children of all ages, incomes, abilities, races, and religions.



Job Opportunities

We want you to be a part of our YMCA team!  Apply Now!

As an employee of the Hamilton Area YMCA, discover your passion and make a lasting difference in the lives of those around you.  You will engage with people of all ages who possess diverse backgrounds and life experiences.  Reap the reward of personal satisfaction that comes from nurturing the potential of youth and teens, improving people’s health and well-being and strengthening our community.

The Hamilton Area YMCA offers the following employee benefits for part-time staff:

  • Rewarding, inclusive environment where you can make a difference in your community.
  • Flexible Work Schedule
  • FREE Individual Membership
  • FREE nationwide membership with access to over 2,500 YMCA locations across the country.
  • Discount on program fees, preschool, summer camp, and before and after school programs.
  • Paid Sick Time

The Hamilton Area YMCA offers full-time, part-time and seasonal opportunities in a wide variety of areas. Consider joining us in any of the following areas:

  • Before & After School programs at local elementary schools
  • Lifeguards & Swim Instructors
  • Preschool & Pre-k
  • Fitness & Wellness
  • Member Services
  • Programming for individuals with diverse abilities
  • Sports

Employment applications can be found in the downloads section on the right.

JKR Branch


Under the direction and supervision of the Child Care and Camp Director and in accordance with the mission and purpose of the YMCA, the Assistant Director of School Age Care is responsible for providing guidance, assistance, and training to Site Supervisors in the overall management, supervision, and program planning of the Before and After School Programs, in accordance with YMCA guidelines and state licensing requirements.

In addition to the above, he/she is responsible for overseeing the daily plans and execution of classroom and outdoor activities of the Preschool teacher and staff. 


  • Works with Site Supervisors in the overall management, supervision, and daily operation of the Before and After School Programs. Maintains daily staffing ensuring appropriate staff-to-child ratios at each site.
  • Will work with the Director of Recruitment and Staff Development to identify what positions are needed to be filled, assist in the interview process, onboard the staff, and place at a site.
  • Works with Director and Site Supervisors to plan, supervise, and implement curricula as outlined in the YMCA School-Age Care Curriculum, with an emphasis on SEL programing
  • Works with Director and Site Supervisors introducing new initiatives to add value to the program as opportunities become available.
  • Provides direction and guidance to School Age Staff, assists in staff training, and provides verbal feedback of their performance.
  • Develops staff implementing strategies that build teamwork and encourage professional development.
  • Demonstrates the ability to set and maintain limits for children using positive reinforcement and model for staff.
  • Maintains effective communication with parents of children in the Before and After School Programs. Keeps the Director informed.  Schedules and attends parent conferences as needed.
  • Visits each assigned school minimally once per week resolving any potential hazards immediately
  • Maintains effective communication with Elementary School and School District Administration.
  • Oversees Supervisors responsibility for the maintenance of equipment and supplies, and cleanup of work and play areas.
  • Ensures that there is a nutritional snack and beverage available for all children on a daily basis. Reviews shopping receipts ensuring the sites operate within the approved fiscal budget.
  • Assists Supervisors with maintaining the general orderliness of the sites both inside and outside.
  • Works with Program Office Manager on a regular basis to obtain current program rosters, Child Care Connection vouchers and monthly tuition receipts.
  • Works in harmony and cooperation with all appropriate staff, volunteers, and members of the YMCA.
  • Attends all required staff meetings.
  • Has the ability to evaluate the program/staff.  Implements program surveys, staff surveys and reviews to improve the program.
  • Ensures the staff complete 20 hours of continuing staff development each year in the following areas: Child Growth and Development, Positive Guidance and Discipline and Health and Safety.
  • Models and teaches the character development values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.
  • Ensures that each Site Supervisor maintains time clock accuracy on a daily basis and transmits payroll according to the payroll schedule.
  • Adheres to YMCA dress code for professional staff and maintain School Age Care uniform dress code for Site Supervisors and Site Assistants.
  • Performs all duties in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or as necessary. Remains flexible and adaptable in work schedules and work assignments as defined by departmental and organizational needs.

Represents the Hamilton Area YMCA in a manner that conveys professionalism, confidentiality, courtesy, fairness, personal integrity, and respect for others.



  • High school diploma required; College Degree preferred
  • At least six (6) hours of training in childcare and at least three (3) hours in Child Program Management
  • Four (4) years Supervisor experience in Child Care


  • Current CPR and First Aid Certification required


Program hours:

Before School
7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

After School
3:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

  • All applicants must be 18 years or older. 
  • Experience working with School Age children preferred

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  • Must be a minimum of 16 years of age


  • Must hold a current CPR-Pro, AED, First Aid,
  • YMCA/Red Cross Lifeguarding Certification are preferred, must obtain within 30 days of hire
  • YMCA Swim Lesson Instructor or WSI certifications are preferred, must obtain within 30 days of hire

The Y will train interested candidates who meet basic swim requirements if not already certified!

DUTIES for Swim Instructors

Interested candidates should be enthusiastic and energetic, with strong interpersonal skills. We are looking for candidates who can work a variety of shifts with a variety of ages. 

Using a variety of tools and teaching techniques, swim instructors will work with small groups of students teaching swimming skills, basic water safety, and the YMCA core values.

Sawmill Branch



Under the direction and supervision of the Sawmill Camp Director and in accordance with the mission and purpose of the Hamilton Area YMCA, the Sawmill Camp Nurse is an integral part of the preparation and execution of the camps health system at the Sawmill Branch. The job is responsible for the maintenance of first aid supplies and kits, preparation and distribution of allergy lists for each camp as well as ensuring camper’s medication is current with the assistance of the Camp Director. The Camp Nurse will provide supervision and training staff in medical related responses and responding to all emergencies that arise within the camp program and any other areas listed under the essential functions. He/she will also have proven ability to relate to people. The Sawmill Camp Nurse will complete all other duties and projects as assigned or required.


  • Maintains and renews any licensing requirements and/or certifications for a CPR, First Aid and AED.
  • Attends the YMCA Child Abuse Prevention/Blood Bourne Pathogen Training offered during camp training – Mandatory for all staff (New and Returning).
  • Assists the Sawmill Camp and Program Director in developing allergy lists and reviewing proper medical procedures and prevention.
  • Oversees the first aid supply inventory and assists in ordering additional supplies within the camp budget.
  • Coordinates with the Camp Directors with labeling and tracking of all medications for each camper to ensure no medication is expired. All expired medication must be returned to the parent/guardian and adherence to standard operating procedure for proper disposal of expired medication must be followed.
  • Reviews all medical authorization forms on the day they are submitted by the parent and all individual medical log books on a weekly basis.
  • Knowledge of allergic conditions of campers and the ability to respond appropriately.
  • Completes all follow-up forms on incident reports within 24 hours of submission or as otherwise stated in the standard operating procedures.
  • Performs all duties in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or as necessary. Remains flexible and adaptable in work schedules and work assignments as defined by departmental and organizational needs.
  • Represents the Hamilton Area YMCA in a manner that conveys professionalism, confidentiality, courtesy, fairness, personal integrity, and respect for others.


  • Must be a minimum of 21 years of age
  • Minimum of two (2) years professional experience SKILLS AND ABILITIES
  • Working knowledge of YMCA Policies
  • Excellent communication skills CERTIFICATIONS
  • Must possess all CPR, First Aid and AED Certifications
  • Must possess all Current Nursing Licensure requirements

All Hamilton Area YMCA staff are responsible for the following:

  • Maintainingaclean, well-groomedappearanceandkeepingin compliancewith the Association and Department Dress Code Policy.
  • Exhibitstrongleadershipskills;possessapassion and commitment tomemberservice and satisfaction,buildingandmaintainingacultureof ensuringexcellentMemberExperience (MX).
  • A commitmenttoDiversityandInclusion.
  • Performother relateddutiesasassigned.



  • Maintainingthesafetyofallmembersandstaffbyidentifyingandcorrectingrisksituations, and ensuring incident-reporting procedures are followed.
  • Ensuringtheoverall cleanlinessofthefacility.



  • Ensure thatchildrenin thecareoftheHamilton Area YMCA and participating programming are kept safe from harm.
  • As a Mandated Reporter you are obligated to report ALL suspicions of abuse or neglect to the requisite state agency.


Ability to express or exchange ideas by means of spoken word to impart oral information and to convey detailed, spoken instructions to staff, members, children, and volunteers accurately, quickly, and loudly. Abilityto perceive the nature of sounds by ear; ability to lift and carry 50-75 pounds; ability to maintain body equilibrium to prevent falling. Ability to move about on foot quickly; ability to stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl. Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time. Ability to judge distances and spatial relationships so as to see objects where they actually are and clearly see at 20 inches or less and 20 feet or more. 


Exposure to high levels of noise and various environmental conditions.

Acquire and maintain the following certifications:

  • CPR/AED/FirstAidobtained through the American Red Cross(valid2years)
  • Mandated Reporter Training(valid5years)
  • Additional training and development specific to your role as reference in onboarding packet.


At the YMCA we value CARING, HONESTY, RESPECT, and RESPONSIBILITY in personal character and behavior and believe that they are essential to attaining our mission

Dates: June 24 – August 30, 2024
Hours: Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Rate: $22 per hour