The Y provides a supportive work environment where employees are encouraged to grow and contribute. Employees will experience:

  • Professional growth and development through YMCA-sponsored trainings
  • Membership benefits at the YMCA
  • Staff rates on programs and services
  • Flexible work schedules and a family-friendly environment
  • Competitive benefits package for qualifying staff

The Y does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, non-job related medical condition or handicap, veteran or marital status. No question in the employment application form is intended to secure information to be used for such discrimination. Please contact the Human Resources Department if you require accommodation to complete the application or interview process.

The Application Process

All applications will be processed within 48 business hours unless otherwise noted. After the job closing date, the hiring supervisor will review all applications and call qualified applicants to set up an interview.

To Apply

Apply Online, link below - OR - Email, mail, or deliver to the Walla Walla YMCA Welcome Desk the following:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • 3 References

       Email address: jcollins@wwymca.org

Apply online:  Online Application



Part-Time Non-Exempt


Provides consistent and professional customer service to Y members and guests. Checks in and screens members upon their arrival, provides member services support including answering members’ questions. Manages online reservations and maintains safety and health protocols for the lobby area.


Essential Functions (partial listing):


  • Maintains a positive, empathetic and professional attitude toward members, guests and Y staff.
  • Presents a professional first impression of the YMCA. Maintains the welcoming appearance of the Membership Services desk, the lobby and front of the Y building.
  • Screens members and staff upon entry with health questions and temperature checks. Reminds members of Y health and safety protocols including wearing appropriate facial coverings and offers masks as needed.
  • Processes reservations, new memberships, changes in status, insurance forms, and requests.

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Part-Time Non-Exempt

Morning & Mid-Day Shift


The Lifeguard is responsible for ensuring that no drowning or other adverse events occur for users of the pool, including the warm therapy pools and on-deck showers and equipment. The Lifeguard maintains constant surveillance of swimming pools during all times the pool is being used by YMCA members, guests, and/or staff. The Lifeguard promotes and serves as a role model for safe behavior by consistently following and enforcing facility health, safety and other rules and regulations, and responding to and caring for emergencies in and out of the water.


Essential Functions (partial listing):


  • Follows and enforces YMCA policies, procedures, protocols and guidelines.
  • Understands and adheres to all Lifeguard duties including frequent patrolling of the pool area and lockers.
  • Recognizes and immediately responds effectively to emergencies both in the pool and Y-wide.
  • Ensures the pool deck is monitored during and after emergencies.

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Part-Time/Temp Non-Exempt


YMCA Youth Basketball Referees must model positive character, sportsmanship and teamwork. In addition, they must have the ability to appropriately communicate and hold participants accountable for rules and regulations.


Essential Functions and Requirements:


  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Ability to referee creating an environment in which children feel respected and engaged in the activity. Must maintain a safe & fun youth environment while being encouraging & enthusiastic.
  • Upon hiring must complete background check, maintain CPR, First-Aid and complete YMCA required trainings.
  • Must have the physical ability to stand, walk, run for extensive periods of time. Must have the visual and auditory ability to respond to critical situations and physical ability to act swiftly in an emergency.

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Full-Time Non-Exempt


This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Lead Preschool Teacher provides direction for the children in the classroom and implements program curriculum, ensuring a safe and structured environment for learning and developing.


Essential Functions (partial listing):


  • Leads group activities and collaborates with Preschool Supervisor to implement curriculum.
  • Helps maintain a safe, clean, well-organized and structured environment that meets Health codes, licensing and Y Standards.
  • Assists preschool children with daily needs (bathroom, lunch, swim, quiet/nap time, behavior etc.).
  • Entertains preschool children with songs, games, reading books, etc.

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