The YMCA of the Triangle is the perfect place for people with a passion for making the community a better place. We are an inclusive organization dedicated to serving the unique and diverse communities in our region.
At the Y, we know we are stronger when we are inclusive, and our doors are open to all. All YMCA policies and practices ensure staff, members, participants, and guests are treated fairly and with dignity.
Our YMCA is made up of people of all ages and from every walk of life working side by side to strengthen our community. Our Mission compels us to embrace, reflect and celebrate the richness of diversity within each other and the many communities we serve. In that Christian principles are caring and inclusive, we are respectful of various expressions of faith and serve families and individuals from all traditions, backgrounds and perspectives.
Together we work to ensure that everyone, regardless of ability, age, cultural background, ethnicity, gender, ideology, income, national origin, race or sexual orientation has the opportunity to be their true authentic self and reach their full potential with dignity at our YMCA.
You must be 16 years old to work for the YMCA.
You’re creative, think on your feet and truly like kids. You're a math whiz, you’ve read Percy Jackson and Harry Potter and remember the feeling of accomplishment the first time you won at four square. Take that knowledge and be a role model for the next generation.
Talking with people is your thing. You’re open, friendly and like helping people. Whether it’s selling a YMCA membership, warmly greeting YMCA members or giving a building tour, you talk with a smile and make people feel welcome. And you know your way around technology too.
You’re practically a dolphin. You can swim 200 yards like a champ, you’re at least 16, and you actually like that pool/sunscreen scent. Maybe you even like teaching others how to swim. YMCA guards are the best in the business. Seriously.
The Benefits of Working with the YMCA
There are many, but here are our four favorite ones.
All staff receive an individual free YMCA membership as part of their benefits.
We offer continuous training as well as national YMCA leader certification and education in your chosen field.
YMCAs are open seven days a week, so there is a flexible work time and schedule for everyone.
Retirement plans for all full and eligible part-time staff. Health insurance and paid time off for full-time employees.
Community is plural.
Our commitment to diversity and inclusion creates better individuals, a better community and a better world.
We firmly believe the key to effectively nurturing the potential of children, improving the community's health and well-being, and supporting our neighbors is a passionate, experienced and diverse group of staff.
We work across seven counties in one of the fastest-growing areas in our country and strong inclusion and diversity practices are essential to our organization. To fulfill our Mission and purpose of strengthening community for all, the YMCA of the Triangle is committed to being a multicultural, anti-racist and inclusive organization, fully leveraging our collective impact to address social inequities.
We believe our employees are our most valuable assets in our efforts to further our Mission and advance our Cause.
To emphasize our commitment to a diverse and inclusive environment, we encourage our employees to participate in our Employee Resource Groups. These employee-led groups provide a space for people to network, mentor one another, share their knowledge and experiences, participate in personal and professional development, enhance their leadership skills, inform strategic decisions and provide consultation when needed—all while building meaningful connections across our YMCA.
Employee Resource Groups
- African-American ERG
- Hispanic-Latino ERG
- Pride (LGBTQ+) ERG
- Women's ERG