YMCA Job Opportunities

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of thousands of children, adults, teens and seniors in western North Carolina?

Come work with the YMCA! We’re looking for talented, energetic individuals who are committed to excellence in serving our members and our community. If this sounds like you, you’re in the right place.

Positions are available in Buncombe, Henderson, and McDowell counties.

Local YMCA jobs include roles in fitness, group exercise, aquatics/swimming, community health, sports, childcare, administration, membership, and property management. Jobs are often available at our corporate office for accounting, customer service, human resources, administrative, marketing, and fundraising professionals.

Check out the opportunities below, or click below to see all of our available jobs in one place!


Don't see your perfect job here? We hire for a variety of roles, so reach out and let us know what kind of role you'd like to work in.  

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Afterschool Counselors

afterschool counselor

Get paid to have fun while helping kids learn, grow, and thrive when school's out. Work in a safe, healthy environment that invites exploration, promotes play, and values inclusion. Ages 16+. Apply now!

Afterschool Counselor | Buncombe | Fall 2023

Afterschool Program Coordinator | Buncombe

Afterschool Program Coordinator | McDowell

Summer Camp Pre-K Assistant



Summer campers

Looking for a summer full of adventure and fun? From local day camps to our sleepaway camp in Bryson City, you'll make memories while making a difference in children's lives. Ages 16+. Apply today!

Sleepaway Camp Counselor | Camp Watia
Staff Leader | Camp Watia
Kitchen Assistant | Camp Watia

Maintenance Attendant | Camp Watia








Childcare Attendants

children and childcare staff

Have babysitting experience? Help us care for babies, toddlers, and young children while their parents take a much-needed break. Kind and nurturing people are encouraged to apply. Ages 16+. Apply now!

South Asheville



Welcome Desk

Are you a people person who loves to connect with others to make their day a little brighter? Join our Membership team to help build a stronger, healthier community for all. Ages 18+. Apply today!

Membership Engagement Representative | Hendersonville
Membership Engagement Representative - Opener | Woodfin
Membership Engagement Representative - All Shifts | Woodfin




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The YMCA culture

The YMCA of Western North Carolina’s mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. We interpret our Christian principles through our core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.

We bring our mission and core values to life through our culture. We are welcoming: by being open to all. We are genuine: by valuing you and embracing your individuality. We are hopeful: by believing in you and your potential. We are nurturing: by supporting you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: Above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you.

Benefits for part-time staff include:

  • Free individual membership to all YMCA of WNC locations
  • Discounted membership for household members
  • Discounted program fees (swim lessons, youth sports, summer camp and more)
  • Start a 403(b) smart savings account on day one of employment (optional) and begin eligibility for YMCA retirement plan
  • Professional development opportunities through local and Y-USA trainings

Benefits for full-time staff include:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Group life insurance and long-term disability paid by the Y; short-term disability, term life insurance and dependent life insurance available for purchase
  • Cancer care insurance
  • Accident, critical illness, and whole life insurance
  • Pet insurance
  • Generous paid time off
  • Start a 403(b) smart savings account on day one of employment (optional) and begin eligibility for YMCA retirement plan
  • Retirement plan with current employer contribution of 12% of salary (subject to minimum requirements)
  • Free household membership to all YMCA of WNC locations
  • Discounts on programs such as swim lessons, youth sports, summer camp and more
  • Professional development opportunities through local and Y-USA trainings

Equal Opportunity Employer

The YMCA of Western North Carolina does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, faith, gender, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, citizenship status, genetic information, gender expression, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law, except where a bona fide occupational qualification applies.