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Summit YMCA

  • Special Needs Camp Counselor

    The Summit YMCA seeks an energetic and caring Special Needs Camp Counselor to guide campers in participation of all activities.  Assist in program planning and adaptation based on recreational themes, and supervise the campers and activities at all times.   Provide emotional support and encouragement to campers to be active and create friendships in a team environment.   The Special Needs Camp Counselor  will help with dressing, feeding and bathroom visits, as required.

    Camps run from June 30-August 22 from 9am-4pm M-F and Camp Counselors are expected to work the full 8 weeks.  No camp on July 4th.

    Requirements for this position are minimum age 18, experience working with children and people with special needs,  patience and sensitivity, and excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Please send your resume to .   EOE


  • Camp - Nature & Science Specialist

    Nature & Science Specialist

    Develop, plan and implement a successful nature/science program that provides a well-rounded, enriching experience for all campers ages 4-15.  Create lesson plans/curriculum for 8 weeks of summer and implement the lessons and activities in science and nature.  Lessons should be modified according to developmental levels of the campers.  Provide a safe, positive and encouraging environment that will provide each child the opportunity to grow individually and successfully both separately and in a group.  Summer Camp runs from 9:00-4:00pm M-F from June 30th-August 22nd. Candidates must be available to work all 8 weeks with no vacation/days off, be self-motivated, and be able to adapt to the busy camp day schedule!

    • Possess a degree in Science or a related field and/or have experience working with children and science/nature.
    • 2+  years experience as a camp counselor
    • Must have the ability to supervise counselors, volunteers, and teens
    • Must be able to communicate goals of the YMCA
    • Have a well rounded experience in all camp activities

    Please send resumes to  EOE


  • Camp - Sports Coordinator

    Sports Coordinator

    Develop, plan and implement a successful sports program (specifically soccer, baseball, flag football and school-yard classics) that provides a well-rounded, enriching experience for all campers.  Supervise the counselors and junior counselors to make sure the program goals are being met.  Provide a safe, positive and encouraging environment that will provide each child the opportunity to grow individually and successfully separately and in a group.  Plan and implement activities that promote and encourage positive values and self-accomplishment. Sports Camp runs from 9:00-4:00 pm M-F from June 30th-August 22nd. Candidates must be available to work all 8 weeks with no vacation/days off, be self-motivated, and be able to adapt to the busy camp day schedule! Requirements:

    • Possess a degree in Physical Education or a related field and/or have experience working with children and sports.
    • 5+  years’ experience as a camp counselor
    • Must have the ability to supervise counselors, volunteers, and teens
    • Must be able to communicate goals of the YMCA
    • Must have well rounded experience in all camp activities

    Please send resume to EOE


  • Camp - Drama/ Performing Arts Specialist

    Drama/Performing Arts Specialist-   Looking for excited, energetic, and talented performers who enjoy working with children! The Drama Camp Specialist will work hands on with the Camp Director to produce and direct two separate productions.  Must be a "jack of all trades," and be comfortable instructing and leading children in acting, dancing, singing, theatre games, making sets, props, costumes, etc. Must have experience working with children. A degree, or currently pursuing a degree in early childhood education, theatre, performing or visual arts, is preferred. Hourly rate based on education and experience. Drama Camp runs from 9:00-4:00 pm M-F from June 30 -August 22nd. Candidates must be available to work all 8 weeks, be self-motivated, and be able to adapt to the busy camp day schedule!  Please send resume to EOE   

  • Rock Climbing Coordinator (part time)

    The Summit YMCA seeks an experienced and certified Rock Climbing Coordiinator.    Primary duties include:
    • Maintain safety at all times in Summit YMCA climbing area.
    • Teach safety techniques to all climbing participants.
    • Educate all eligible candidates about proper knots and belaying techniques.
    • Keep climbing area safe for all participants, evaluating structures and equipment.
    • Assist in the cleaning and remapping of the routes as scheduled.
    • Expand programming and enrollment for youth and adults.
    • Create, develop, and implement a new rock climbing curriculum to increase enrollment at the Summit YMCA
    • Certification as a belaying/indoor rock climbing instructor
    • 18+ years old
    • 2 or more years’ related experience preferred, preferably in an indoor rock climbing gym
    • Prior Rock Climbing programming experience preferred
    • Flexible schedule that includes working nights and weekends
    Incumbent will work up to 27.5 hours a week at hourly rate of $10.50 with a FREE FAMILY Y MEMBERSHIP.
    Send resume to  EOE

  • After School Staff Member

    The After School Staff Member is responsible for maintaining a fun, friendly, well-rounded, safe environment for children to safely spend their after school time, while providing all children with a diverse and enriching program.

    • Ensure that all programs are consistent with the mission and values of the YMCA.
    • Teach children program rules and supervise them during program hours.
    • Ensure that children are signed out daily by an authorized person.
    • Actively engage children and participate in age appropriate activities in a safe and appropriate manner.
    • Consistently implement discipline policy.
    • Maintain First Aid Records, Medical Forms and Incident Reports. Ensure that supplies are on hand and administer First Aid when necessary.
    • Inform Program Director of all program related issues such as medical, discipline, and parental concerns.
    • Adhere to YMCA safety and supervision rules and guidelines.
    • Ensure proper use/setup and storage of equipment, supplies and other YMCA property at all times.
    • Report need for repairs or replacement to Program Director.
    After School Staff Members must have experiences and/or interest in working with young children. S/he must possess planning and organizational skills, leadership and personal qualities essential to be an effective teacher – flexibility and patience.   Age 18 minimum age considered.

    Please apply to     EOE


  • Experienced Rock Wall Climber Needed

    The Summit YMCA is seeking an experienced rock wall climber to supervise and instruct students of all ages on our 500 square foot rock wall on Saturdays. Additional hours available on an as needed basis


    • Monitor rock wall area to ensure safety of climbers and rock wall area while providing excellent customer service and climbing instructions to all levels of climbers
    • Assist and belay climbers
    • Supervise all participants on the wall to ensure safety procedures are adhered, maintain member files and waiver forms, and submit accident/incident reports to the Sports Director.
    • Encourage members to step outside of their fitness comfort zone by explaining and demonstrating climbing equipment and methods.
    • Participate in volunteer activities throughout the year.


    •  High school diploma or GED.
    • 6 months to 1 year climbing experience.
    • Belay certification preferred but not required.
    • Excellent customer service skills.

     If interested, please contact Chris Paszkowski, Sports Director,




  • Youth Sports Instructors

    Summit YMCA is seeking part time youth sports instructors for various sports and activities with children ages 3 - 9.    Various Shifts available. Approximately 10-15 hours a week. Sports knowledge is a must.

    If interested, please contact   EOE


  • Teen Staff Positions


    The Summit Y seeks energetic, positive role models as part-time Teen Staff to work with middle school students.


    Responsibilities: Delivery of middle school programs at the Summit YMCA, supervision of participants, assisting with the coordination of special events, dances, teen nights and collaborative community service projects.


    Requirements: High School degree required and college degree preferred.  At least 2 years’ experience working with teens and families preferred.  Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to interact with parents and teens.  Must be able to work weekdays from 2-6pm and occasional weekend hours. Candidates must be available to work on a year round basis.  Ability to obtain CPR/AED Certification within 90 days.


    Employment applications are available on the website and at the Member Service Desk.  Please contact Tia Sargent at with questions.



  • Swim Instructor

    Essential Functions:

    • Instructs swimming lessons as assigned in accordance with YMCA guidelines, having prepared lesson plans accordingly.
    • Develops positive relationships with members and participants and provides motivational support and guidance.
    • Encourages member and parent involvement and identifies potential volunteers.
    • Conveys information on aquatics programs and schedules and as appropriate refers members and participants to other programs.
    • Maintains records as required (i.e. attendance, progress reports, etc.).
    • Attends staff meetings and trainings as scheduled.
    • Follows all YMCA policies, rules, regulations and procedures, including emergency and safety procedures. Completes incident and accident reports as necessary.
    • Organizes and puts away needed class equipment.  Reports damaged equipment.
    • Trains and supervises class aides as assigned.
    • Maintains constant supervision of students, watch for swimmers needing assistance, and aid swimmers when necessary to ensure positive learning environment.


    Must have YMCA/American Red Cross Lifeguard or YMCA Aquatic Safety Assistant Certification. CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, First Aid and Oxygen Administration for the Professional Rescuer Certifications.  YSL or American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Certification within one year of signing this paper.  Minimum of two years of swim lesson instruction experience in a YMCA program.


  • Lifeguard (Daytime hours)

    Essential Functions:

    • Maintains constant surveillance of the water, deck and pool areas at all times.  Actively scans the pool to achieve a 10 x 10 reaction time.
    • Knows, understands and consistently applies safety rules, policies and guidelines for the pool and aquatic area.
    • Maintains a professional attitude and appearance.
    • Be on time and in proper uniform/equipment for each shift.
    • Maintains effective relationships with the members, participants, and other staff.
    • Give 100% attention to the patrons and operation of the pool area.  Be alert, vigilant and conscientious.
    • Maintain current certifications (Lifeguard, CPR-PR, First-Aid)
    • Knows/reviews all emergency procedures and responds to emergency situations immediately in accordance with Y policies and procedures.   Completes related reports as required.  
    • Knows all Aquatic Department policies and procedures and adheres to them.
    • Helps in maintaining pool area, including testing (chlorine and pH readings), cleaning, equipment and chemicals and completes all appropriate forms (accident report, fecal/vomitus report) thoroughly and legibly and in a timely manner.
    • Performs equipment checks and ensures appropriate equipment is available as needed.
    • Checks the pool for hazardous conditions when arriving.


    • Must have a current certificate in YMCA, BSA, American Red Cross Lifeguard, Professional Rescuer CPR/AED and First Aid.  Must attend and pass certification classes offered for Emergency Oxygen Administration, Asthma Inhaler and Epi-Pen Administration within 6 months of hire.  Must be a minimum of 15 years old.

  • Bus Driver - Summit

    30 hours a week!

    The Summit Y seeks a part time bus driver with CDL and clean driving record to drive children Mondays thru Fridays for up to 6 hours per day during the following hours 7:30am - 9am, 11am - 12pm & 2:30pm - 5:00pm. Employment includes free Y family membership!
    Please contact Bridgette Byrne at  Position available immediately!

  • Member Service Desk Representative (weekends!!)

    Weekend shifts open!!

    The Summit Y is looking for customer service driven, multi-tasking individuals to work at an extremely fast paced Member Service Desk. Computer knowledge, a great attitude, outgoing personality and a big smile are a must!

    Responsibilities include: greeting members by name, answering phones, giving tours, being able to learn and retain all aspects of our vast membership and program information, and all aspects of member service.

    Candidates must be available to work on a year round basis.  Weekend shifts currently available.

    How to apply:

    Please complete an employment application on our website or obtain one at the Member Service Desk.

    Submit completed application to the attention of Pam Halpin via e-mail (, mail or fax (908-273-0258).   EOE


  • Personal Trainers

    We are in need of part-time experienced personal trainers.  Certification must be current and from one of the following organizations: ACE, AFAA, NASM, NSCA, ACSM, Cooper Institute, Certified Athletic Trainer.  Flexible hours.  If you have what it takes to be a personal trainer here at the YMCA, send your resume today!



  • Wellness Staff Intructors

    The Summit Y located in beautiful downtown Summit is currently hiring Wellness Staff Instructors for our state of the art Fitness Center.

    The Summit Y located in Downtown Summit is currently hiring Wellness Staff Instructors for our state of the art Fitness Center.

    We are seeking highly motivated, enthusiastic, and dedicated staff with some fitness background to help members reach their fitness goals through safe and effective exercise programming.

    Some Essential Functions (not limited to):

    Promote and incorporate the YMCA Core Values (caring, honesty, respect and responsibility).

    Provide unparallel customer service to our members.

    Monitor and provide a well maintained and safe environment.

    Shifts Available: Early Morning 5-8a.m. Mid Morning 8-11a.m., Early Evenings 4-7p.m. and Weekends (Saturday & Sunday).

    If you have what it takes to be a part of the country's most recognized non-profit fitness and wellness facility we would like to hear from you.

    Please Fax Resume to Susan Guber, Wellness Coordinator/Fax# 908-273-0258


  • Calling All Group Exercise Instructors

    The Summit YMCA is seeking group exercise instructors for a variety of times! If you have a special ability and enjoy sharing it with others, please join our community and contact us for an opportunity that meets your time availability!

    Our needs include:

    Monday Morning 8:30am - High intensity Cardio instructor- looking for an experienced and high energy instructor

    Weekday morning & Weekend Barre Sculpt instructor

    Saturday morning Pilates Mat instructor

    Experienced and high energy Cycling instructors for the Weekend rotation

    Vinyasa and/or Anusara Style yoga instructors for weekday evening class.

    Please contact Tracy at or call 908 273-3330 to discuss  your background and availability.


Berkeley Heights YMCA

  • Fencing Instructor

    The Berkeley Heights Y located centrally in Berkeley Heights on Springfield Avenue is currently seeking a Part Time Fencing Instructor.

    We are seeking a highly motivated, enthusiastic, and dedicated staff member with a fencing background to help grow our fencing program.

    Some Essential Functions (not limited to):

    Promote and incorporate the YMCA Core Values (caring, honesty, respect and responsibility).

    Provide unparalleled customer service to families participating in our programs.

    Monitor and provide a well maintained and safe environment.

    3 hours per week, September-June, 3:00-6:00pm, Day of week/Flexible – growth opportunity possible
    3 week summer camp (Dates are Flexible)

    Free Y Membership!!

    Please email your resume to    EOE


  • Bus Driver - Berkeley Heights

    part time

    The Berkeley Heights YMCA seeks a part time bus driver to drive children on Monday through Friday from 2:15-3:45pm.  CDL license required.    Please contact Holly at   EOE 

  • Certified Group Exercise Instructor / Cardio Interval

    The Berkeley Heights Y has openings for experienced certified Group Exercise Instructors for Cardio Interval classes.

    Must be CPR certified. 

    As part of the interview process you will be asked to demonstrate your ability to lead a class.

    If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact  Lisa Monaghan at


  • Youth Instructors


    Please join us for exciting opportunities for Youth Instructors at the Berkeley Heights Y. We are seeking qualified individuals who enjoy teaching and developing kids of all ages. Opportunities available in the mornings and after school hours and weekends. High energy, patience and organizational skills a must. Previous experience working with children preferred.

    •Preschool and Kindergarten Enrichment
    •The Arts (emphasis on painting and cooking)
    •Family Events and Weekends

    Hours will vary depending on involvement.
    Salary based on experience, free family Y membership.     EOE

    Please contact Christian at 


The Learning Circle YMCA

  • Kindergarten Teacher

    The Learning Circle YMCA seeks a full time Kindergarten Teacher on a 12 month basis  starting  July 1, 2014.     Flexible hours with a minimum of 5 year’s teaching experience, preferably with children ages 4 through 7.   NJ State Teacher Certification is required . 

    A full range of benefits including subsidized medical and dental plans and fully paid life and LTD are provided. Family membership in the Summit Area YMCA and discounted child care benefits are included.   

    Please send resume and cover letter to    EOE



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