Make a career. Make a difference. Work at the YMCA.

The YMCA of Metro Denver has been a fixture in our city since 1875. Today, the Y is one of Denver’s leading non-profits, providing programs and services that improve health, nurture children and uplift communities.

Explore our Career Portal for all openings

If you have worked for the YMCA of Metro Denver previously, please contact the supervisor of the position that you are interested in directly.


Where do you see yourself?

From child care to aquatics instruction, disease prevention to mentoring, the Y is here so that everyone has a place to reach their fullest potential. YMCA employees embody our mission and they are committed to making a difference in the lives of individuals, older adults, families and children.

  • Do you have a sincere interest in building your career in Child Development? 
  • Have a genuine desire to improve the lives of Denver-area youth? 
  • Are you 18 or older? 
  • Want to work out at our YMCAs & use the pool for FREE? 

Grow your career in Youth Development at the YMCA! Full and part-time positions are open for Site DirectorsEarly Childhood Education, Program LeadersProgram Aides and Adventure Zone Crew.

  • A responsible, reliable leader? 
  • Experienced in customer service and problem-solving?  
  • Want to work out at our YMCAs & use the pool for FREE? 

Come grow your career in Membership, Health & Wellbeing at the Y! Full and part-time positions are open for Health and Wellness ManagersFitness Floor AttendantsGroup Exercise Instructors and more.

  • A strong swimmer with an eye for safety around the water? 
  • A passion for coaching and instructing new swimmers? 
  • Are you 16 or older? 

Grow your career in Aquatics at the YMCA! Full and part-time positions are open for Lifeguards and Swim Instructors at our pools around the city.

Benefits of Working at the Y

Free Memberships & Program Discounts

Free membership, 50% off in-house childcare, and 30% off swim lessons, OST, camps, and sports!

Ongoing Training Opportunities

Ongoing training and certification opportunities

Employee Benefits

10% contribution to 401K (after 2 years) and paid sick time


Fingerprints are requested for individuals who apply for positions in our Y Academy (early childhood education) and Out of School Time departments only. 

We utilize a partner agency for fingerprinting. 

More details will be provided on fingerprinting during the interview process. 

Hiring supervisors aim to respond to potential candidates within 48 to 72 hours after an application is submitted.

In general, a hiring supervisor will pull and review applications for a position. 

A phone interview may be conducted for qualified applicants. This process ensures candidates understand the role, position and compensation and are interested in the position. 

A follow-up in-person interview is then scheduled with a potential candidate within 24-48 hours from the phone interview.

The YMCA of the Metro Denver is an equal opportunity employer and is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity. We prohibit unlawful discrimination against applicants on the basis of race, national origin, sex, age, disability, color, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, religion, creed, genetic information, military or veteran status, pregnancy, ancestry or political affiliation or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law when making employment decisions, including determining suitability for employment, compensation, promotion, transfers, education, or discharge. Selection decisions will be made in a non-discriminatory manner consistent with this policy and EEO principles. 

We continue to look for partnerships that will promote jobs within the Y that would be a fit for the communities in which we service. We do this through attending DEI Job Fairs and partnering with universities and high schools to promote the Y’s community, programming and job opportunities.  

We also partner with the International Refugee Committee (IRC) which helps match and place students seeking job opportunities with positions at the Y. We continue to work to expand partnerships and opportunities for career development at the YMCA. 

We ask all candidates to provide 3 to 5 professional or personal references. 

Additionally, all potential employees undergo a background screen by a third party which conducts a nationwide search for any criminal, sex offender or predator registries. 


To learn more about employment at YMCA Metro Denver, please reach out to Christina Tricarico at or call 720-524-2711.