Inspire the Next Generation
Turn your passion for helping kids achieve into a fulfilling career with the Y. With centers in 16 locations around the Portland metro area, there are so many opportunities to get involved.
More About Our Centers
Parents entrust their infants, toddlers and preschoolers into our care during the critical stages of early development. Preparing kids to enter school with the necessary social, emotional and cognitive skills is one of our top priorities. At the YMCA, infants and toddlers develop trust and security and preschoolers experience early literacy and learn about their world. Children thrive in a caring, nurturing and learning atmosphere.
We provide children with a nurturing atmosphere and proven curriculum that celebrates individuality, promotes self-esteem and encourages positive social interactions. We work with families to make each center a supportive and challenging place for children to grow and develop. We believe in patience, a passion for learning and genuine care for one another.
Why Work at the Y?
Many YMCA of Columbia-Willamette sites offer flexible work schedules which integrates with school schedules and other commitments.
PAID TIME OFF
Every employee in the YMCA has the opportunity to accrue paid time off based on hours worked and years of service.
One of the primary benefits of working for the Y is that you can build your savings with the YMCA Retirement Fund. Once eligible—after two years of employment, completion of 1000 hrs. or more per year and must be 21 years old—employees will automatically receive a contribution of 8% of their annual gross income from the YMCA.
The YMCA offers opportunities for tuition assistance for current active employees who are seeking their undergraduate degree and have met certain criteria.
Y MEMBERSHIP—INDIVIDUAL & FAMILY
New employees receive a free individual membership, and upon completion of required trainings will receive a free family membership.
Y PROGRAM DISCOUNTS
The YMCA offers discounts to employees on YMCA programs including summer camps, enrichment classes, youth sports and child care.
Career development is very important to the YMCA, and we offer various training and leadership development opportunities to YMCA employees.