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A career at the Y is more than a job - it's an experience. That's because the Y is more than a gym - it's a cause! We work daily to positively impact lives through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.

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Now hiring School Age Child Care Staff

Do you love working with children? Are you energetic, enthusiastic, and fun with a great attitude? Are you willing to express your creativity? Are you looking for a job where you can support children’s academic efforts in a before and/or after-school environment? Apply now to become a school-age child care staff member!

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Show a sincere concern for others


Be truthful in what you say and do


Treat each other as we’d all like to be treated


Be accountable for your promises and action


Congratulations to YMCA Staff Members of the Year, Susan Spanja, Sam Greene, and Anthony Lugar.  They were nominated by their peers for showing outstanding leadership. These Y leaders embody the Y core values of honesty, respect, caring, and responsibility. They live out our cause each day and work to strengthen spirit, mind and body for all.

Learn more about our mission, vision, and culture at the Y

Mission and Vision Culture

Personal Benefits

Free YMCA Membership

  • As an organization dedicated to the health and wellness of our employees, the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati provides staff with a membership and program fee reductions based on employment classification.

Time Off Benefits

  • Time off is available to eligible full-time and part-time employees to provide opportunities for rest, relaxation and personal pursuits.

 Save on Y Programs

  • The YMCA offers employee subsidies on all Y programs including personal & small group training, swim lessons, camp, before/after school and more.

Tuition Reimbursement

  • Full-time employees can take advantage of tuition reimbursement to gain advanced new skills or knowledge

Health Benefits

Health, Vision, Dental Insurance

  • The health of you and your family is very important to us. Rest assured with full health insurance coverage.
  • Full-time employees have access to quality Medical, Dental and Vision insurance options.
  • Full-time employees and their immediate family members have access to an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) paid 100% by the YMCA.

Disability and Life Insurance

  • We’re here for you no matter what. Take advantage of our disability and life insurance plans reserved for full-time employees.
  • Short-term, Long-term Disability and Life Insurance provided at no cost to the employee.

Career Development

Leadership Development

  • You have goals and ambitions, and the Y wants to help you achieve them! Career advancement and growth opportunities are present within a large and innovative Association.
  • We also offer a challenging, fun, and mission-driven work environment with creative, talented, and diverse individuals!

Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)

  • The YMCA of Greater Cincinnati  is a qualified employer under the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program. Employees who qualify are eligible to have certain federal student loans forgiven after 10 years of on-time monthly payments.

Tuition Reimbursement

  • Full-time employees can take advantage of tuition reimbursement to gain advanced new skills or knowledge

Free Certifications

  • The YMCA offers free CPR/First Aid, lifeguard certification, CYC and CDA certifications, certification reimbursements, and more, for appropriate positions.


YMCA Retirement Fund

  • Even after your journey with the Y is complete, we’re committed to taking care of you.
  • The YMCA of Cincinnati offers a generous Employer funded retirement plan with immediate vesting after eligibility requirements.
  • Retirement 403(b) Savings Plan – Any employee can participate in the Savings Plan by opening a 403(b) Smart Account at any time during their Y employment, starting from their first day.
  • YMCA Retirement Fund Explained

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