Employment Opportunities

Imagine going to work knowing that what you do each day positively affects the lives of the people in your community.

Working at the Y, you'll discover more than a job - you’ll enjoy a rewarding career and the opportunity to make a lasting difference in the lives of those around you.

The Y is the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

Our mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. This means you’ll be working with great people, building life-changing relationships and learning lasting skills.

The YMCA of WASHINGTON COUNTY IOWA is an equal opportunity employer.

You must be at least 16 years old to work for the YMCA of the WASHINGTON COUNTY IOWA. 

Applications are available at the front desk of any YMCA facility  or download the Employment Application

Wellman YMCA Branch is seeking an enthusiastic, engaging individual that loves people and the community to engage our members in reaching their wellness goals and encouraging them in their YMCA journey.
Must be 16 years old
Part time - 15-20 hours/weeks
Mostly nights and weekends, some other shifts may be available.
Contact Angie Boyse at 319-646-8439 or at aboyse@washingtony.org for more information

Are you looking or a part time job in a positive atmosphere?   

Become a Y employee and receive a free membership!

The following positions are currently available:  
Cleaning/maintenance position available at the YMCA in Washington. Looking for female to clean women’s locker rooms, and restroom facilities.
Monday - Friday early mornings for 1-2 hours per day.

Building monitor/maintenance position available at the YMCA in Washington. Duties would include maintaining cleanliness and monitoring the fitness area as well as general building monitoring.

Get your application by stopping by the WCY Main Street facility, fill it out and return it to the front desk at 121 E Main St. in Washington. ATTN: Teri

On-Site Supervisor for Kalona Before and After School Program
We are in search of an on-site supervisor for a new program starting in August 2017. This position will assist in the successful operation of the Kalona Before and After School Program which will be held at Mid-Prairie East Elementary School (formerly Kalona Elementary). The ideal person will be able to nurture children through purposeful programming dedicated to building achievement and a sense of belonging in youth. They will also be able to foster positive relationships between youth and have the ability to relate well with families of various backgrounds. This person will ensure high quality programs and establish new program activities.

Requirements for this position:

1. Must be at least 18 years old.

2. One to two years of related experience.

3. CPR, First Aid and AED certification, Mandatory Reporter and Universal Precautions training within 30 days of hire.

4. Fulfillment of state-specific hiring standards.

5. Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.

6. Understands the YMCA is a public accommodation committed to inclusion and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Working environment and physical demand considerations:

1. Sufficient strength, agility and mobility to perform essential functions of position and to safely supervise children’s activities.

2. Ability to lift up to 20 pounds.

Required Hours

1. Must be available on regular school days 6 am - 8 am and/or 3 pm - 6 pm AND Early Out days from 1 pm - 6 pm.

2. Also, must be available for any portion of the hours 6 am - 6 pm for no school and inclement weather days.

***Additional hours MAY be available through one of the YMCA of Washington County branch locations. To be determined based on need and availability.***

Contact Joe Fernau, Youth and Family Program Director


(P) 319 6653-2141 (C) 319 631 9130 (F) 319 6653-2142

(E) jfernau@washingtony.org 



Do you like to have fun at work? Can you laugh, smile and play for hours at a time? Do you want to leave a lasting impression on children’s lives?    Why not have fun teaching SWIMMING LESSONS and WATER SAFETY?

Washington Community YMCA is seeking enthusiastic and engaging talent to be part of our growing team in our YMCA Main Street Facility. 

Although we teach swimming to all ages and abilities, the majority of our   students are pre-school and elementary-aged children. The ability to work with young children and their parents is the #1 priority. 

Schedules are flexible around weekday mornings, afternoons and/or evenings, and Saturday mornings.

Download the application and return it to the front desk at 121 E Main St. in Washington. or email aquatics@washingtony.org ATTN: Nivia 319 653-2141


The YMCA of WASHINGTON COUNTY is in need of swim instructors and lifeguards. The YMCA of Washington  is hiring lifeguards for summer jobs at our local pools including: Steele Family Aquatic Center, Columbus Junction Pool, and the indoor pool at the YMCA. 
Download the application and return it to the front desk at 121 E Main St. in Washington.  or email aquatics@washingtony.org  ATTN: Nivia  319 653-2141

Child Care Staff Needed!

The Cornelia S. Day Child Care Center is in need of energetic, dependable and caring individuals to work in our center. Two positions are available.

School Age Caregiver: Hours are 3:00pm-6:00pm, Monday through Friday.
Center Staff: Center operates 5:30am-6:00pm, Monday through Friday. Hours of position to be determined. 

Applicant must be 18 years of age or older to apply. Previous experience is helpful but not required. Duties include providing direction and supervision, implementing curriculum, and providing a quality experience to children and parents that focuses on the YMCA values of honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring. Contact the Y at (319) 653-3315 or shoyle@washingtony.org.