Make an Impact with Your Career

Apply for a Job at the YMCA of San Diego County

We develop cause-driven leaders that work together to make an impact every day. As San Diego’s seventh largest employer, and the second largest YMCA in the United States, you’ll find rewarding opportunities at every level of your Y career to help make a Better Us.

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Lifeguards, Pool Managers, Swim Coaches and More

Whether you're looking to help save lives as a lifeguard, teach kids how to move and be safe in the water as a friendly and encouraging swim lesson instructor, or be a motivating and instructive swim team coach, the YMCA has the aquatics job for you!

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We Invest in You

Employee Training and Education Programs

The YMCA of San Diego County is dedicated to helping our team members reach their professional goals and feel valued in the work they do. We believe in developing cause-driven leaders through:

  • A comprehensive leadership development and certification system that promotes learning at all stages of your careers.
  • Bridge the Gap – a mentor-based program focused on developing part-time staff of underrepresented demographics
  • Association Mentor Program – Designed to develop our next generation of leadership by finding seasoned mentors to assist with career development
  • Multicultural Development Program – Career development for multicultural staff
  • Employee resource groups – created for staff of diverse backgrounds and experiences

A Healthy Work/Life Balance

Employee Benefits

We are committed to supporting a healthy lifestyle for each employee and their family. Employees of the YMCA receive:

  • A complimentary family membership with access to all YMCA locations across San Diego County
  • Up to 30% off all YMCA programs
  • Comprehensive options for medical, dental and vision coverage — including a Health Savings Account
  • Paid holidays, vacation, sick leave and personal days off
  • YMCA 401k Retirement Plan — 12% of your annual salary will be funded into your Retirement Plan by the YMCA after 2 years