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Careers at the YMCA

Going to work should be fun. But imagine going to work knowing that what you do each day positively affects the lives of the people in your community. The YMCA of Lansing offers you this opportunity. Within our 3 locations, we staff over 500 employees, each of whom help make a tremendous impact throughout the Lansing area. Whatever your talent, interest, or level of experience, you can realize your potential in any array of available positions.

If you’d like to make a lasting impact through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, apply with the Y.

How to Apply: 

Please view a list of our open job positions. To apply, please click our online application button below:

Online Interest Form: Interested in working for the Y but have questions and want to chat with our Y staff on employment options? Fill out our interest form and our department supervisors will reach out to you!

Click Here for Interest Form

Click Here for Online Application

Current Job Openings

Full-Time Positions Available


Part-Time Positions (Available at Multiple Locations)



Swim Instructor

Child Watch 

Child Watch Staff

Day Camp 



Membership Clerk 


The following positions are for Westside YMCA 

Rock Wall Attendant

Rock Wall Instructor

Rock Wall Supervisor 


Maintenance and Sanitation Worker

Evening and Weekend Housekeeping Supervisor - Oak Park 

Oak Park YMCA Child Care Center Maintenance Worker

Anti-Hunger and Spark Department:

SPARK Instructor

Child Care Positions:

Parkwood YMCA Preschool Center 

The Parkwood YMCA Preschool Center is opening a new preschool classroom. We are hiring outgoing, loving, and dependable staff that enjoy teaching through play. We are a play-based center that encourages learning through experiences. Our lead teachers have the ability to teach in a variety of ways. We encourage you to make our curriculum your own and put your own spin on it.

Parkwood YMCA Preschool Program Director

Parkwood YMCA Preschool Assistant Teacher

Parkwood YMCA Full Time Lead Teacher 

Parkwood YMCA Part Time Lead Teacher

Parkwood YMCA Preschool Aide

Oak Park YMCA Early Learning Center

Oak Park YMCA Early Learning Center is a fully licensed child care center that serves children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. Our mission is to provide a safe nurturing and age appropriate environment that encourages individual growth.  Our childcare programs are continually reviewed and revised to provide childcare, which is safe, secure, and dependable: a place where children and parents feel welcome and comfortable.

Oak Park YMCA Assistant Teacher

Oak Park YMCA Lead Toddler Teacher


Overnight Camp Positions 

Mystic Lake YMCA Camp has been providing overnight camp experiences for youth since 1926. Summer jobs include cabin counselor and leadership positions while fall and spring positions include teaching outdoor education lessons to schools across Michigan. 

Mystic Lake Camp Employment 



For any questions regarding employment opportunities, please email Amy Stearns, Human Resource and Risk Director at