Imagine going to work knowing that what you do each day positively affects the lives of the people in your community. Working at the Y, you’ll discover more than a job—you’ll enjoy the opportunity to make a lasting difference in the lives of those around you.


The Y is the leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities by connecting all people to their potential, purpose and each other.

Working locally, we focus on empowering young people, improving health and well-being, and inspiring action in and across communities. By bringing together people from different backgrounds, perspectives and generations, we ensure that we all have access to the opportunities, relationships and resources necessary to learn, grow and thrive.


The Y is made up of people of all ages from every walk of life working side by side to strengthen communities. Together, we work to ensure that everyone, regardless of ability, age, cultural background, ethnicity, faith, gender, gender identity, ideology, income, national origin, race, or sexual orientation has the opportunity to reach their full potential with dignity.

Our core values are caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility—they guide everything we do.

The Y is an equal opportunity employer.






Job Description

Lifeguards at the New Rochelle YMCA represent our commitment to ensuring the safety of our members and guests. Under the guidance of our Program Director, a lifeguard is responsible for recognizing hazardous situations, preventing member/guest injuries, conducting pool rescues, and providing care both in and out of the aquatics center. As a lifeguard, you must to be ready to respond to any number of situations in and out of the water at a moment’s notice. Prospective lifeguards should be capable swimmers and certified to conduct rescues and to provide care by an accredited agency.


  • Current lifeguard certification through the American Red Cross, YMCA or other accredited agency (within 2 years).
  • Current CPR/AED certification (within 1 year).
  • Age 16 and above.
  • Capable of swimming 300 yards continuously.
  • Capable of lifting 100 lbs.

Essential Functions

  • Conduct surveillance of the pool, pool deck, and surrounding area, making sure to check all areas for potential hazards or patrons who need assistance.
  • Coordinate response to situations including active/passive drownings and patron injuries/illnesses.
  • Monitor pool deck for potentially hazardous conditions, including testing pool chemical balance, weather conditions and deck obstructions.
  • Enforce pool rules and regulations to ensure patron safety.
  • Provide care including first aid for patrons who need assistance.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.


Shifts Available

Monday - Friday
5:30AM to 9:30PM

6:00PM to 6:30PM

8:00AM to 3:30PM

How to Apply

Leave a copy of your resume at the front desk or contact Delvyne Santiago, Aquatics Manager, at

Swim Instructors

Job Description

Under the direction of our Program Director, swimming instructors help teach swimmers of all ages and levels. Swimming instructors can teach in group and/or private one-on-one settings and can teach students as young as 6 months old to seniors. Swimming instructors must be active and engaged with their students, frequently requiring them to be in the water and providing hands-on instruction.


  • WSI or equivalent swim instructor certification from an accredited agency preferred.
  • Ability to demonstrate 5 basic strokes (freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke, sidestroke and butterfly).
  • Strong communication skills, both with students and with parents.  
  • Ability to teach in the water, providing hands-on teaching with students.   

Essential Functions

  • Create progressive 8 week lesson plans appropriate for assigned swim levels (beginner, intermediate or advanced) and age ranges.
  • Conduct swimming lessons in an efficient and effective manner, arriving to class on time and conducting the lesson without allowing any distractions between the instructor and the students.
  • Group lessons: conduct lessons as efficiently as possible, provide as much attention and feedback to each student as possible, conduct swimming evaluations and provide feedback on skills/practices that students need to do to improve, take and record class attendance.
  • Private lessons: work with students/parents to schedule classes, ensure clients are paying for private swimming sessions, provide feedback and conduct swimming evaluations as necessary.
  • Work with lifeguards to ensure that the pool and pool deck are safe and report potentially hazardous situations.   

Required Certifications

  • WSI or equivalent swim instructor certification from an accredited agency preferred.
  • CPR/AED and First-Aid or willingness to obtain.

How to Apply

Leave a copy of your resume at the front desk or contact Zachary Swierat, Senior Program Director at

Maintenance Staff


The YMCA is seeking a caring and dedicated staff member to help maintain and support our staff in the maintenance division. Maintenance staff ensure everyone can enjoy the Y in a safe and clean manner and that the facility is in shape to provide the quality programming we are known for.


  • Keep facilities clean and orderly by performing any combination of the following duties: sweeping, mopping, scrubbing, vacuuming hallways, stairs, and other open spaces, laundry duties, as well as stripping and waxing as needed.
  • Inspect assigned rooms and restrooms on a daily basis and clean as required.
  • Request supplies/materials as needed.
  • Cooperate with building supervisor and other staff.
  • Review cleaning schedule; follow through on daily projects as identified by supervisor.
  • Inform supervisor of all cleaning and facility needs, including problems and concerns affecting total operation.
  • Follow standards of Department of Health, ACS/ASD, ACA, Occupational Safety & Health Administration, NY Fire Department and the YMCA.
  • Actively participate in all training sessions, designated meetings and special events.

Qualifications and Skills

  • 3 years of experience in related field; two years of experience in maintenance and/or housekeeping duties.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Knowledge of materials, chemicals, cleaning fluids and their uses, everyday cleaning schedules and building maintenance.

How to Apply

Leave a copy of your resume at the front desk or contact Noel Gordon Jr, Director of Administration at

Special Education Advocate

The New Rochelle YMCA is here for all New Yorkers to empower youth, improve health, and strengthen communities by connecting active, engaged residents. The Y serves a diverse population who learn, grow, and thrive through programs and services at our branch. Community is the cornerstone of the Y.

The New Rochelle YMCA is seeking a Special Education Advocate who can help to evaluate the youth enrolled in our childcare programs and help our families navigate the resources available to them in our community. In this floating position, the Special Education Advocate will work with the children in our UPK and Afterschool programs located at our branch and Webster Elementary School. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Advising parents about services, programs, and accommodations that meet their children’s individual needs.

  • Conducting evaluations of youth enrolled in New Rochelle YMCA child care programs and determining what services or programs can help with their development.

  • Helping parents interpret reports and evaluations, as well as explaining their implications.

  • Drafting requests, responses, and complaints to schools.

  • Assisting parents with submitting written requests.

  • Preparing parents for IEP and 504 meetings (meetings that outline the services and accommodations students will receive and how schools will remove barriers to learning, such as providing a talking calculator to students with dyscalculia), which may include suggesting support materials or prioritizing goals and objectives.

  • Checking special education documents for accuracy and completion both before and after IEP and 504 meetings.

  • Advising parents about the strength of their cases before review and offering referrals to special education attorneys when appropriate.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Certification as a special education teacher or special education advocate certification from a nationally recognized  agency. Must be familiar with New York State laws and resources related to special education.
  • Knowledge of Section 504, ADA, IDEA, ESSA, FERPA, and general education and transportation laws.
  • At least 2 years of experience working in a special education setting preferred.

How to apply

Email a copy of your resume to Zachary Swierat, Senior Program Director at