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Here at the Y, we’re focused on nurturing the potential of every child, improving the nation’s health and well-being, and providing support to our neighbors. By joining our team you’ll be inspired to make a difference every day—in a job that matters.

FULL TIME

HEAD TEACHER | Ridgewood YMCA Preschool

Full Time

The Ridgewood YMCA is seeking a full time Head Teacher for our preschool program. The Head Teacher, in collaboration with the Sr. Director of Childcare and Camp, will plan and implement a developmentally appropriate curriculum that supports and encourages the social, emotional, cognitive, and physical needs of our preschool students. They will work within the framework of the Ridgewood YMCA’s Preschool program to carry out its functions, policies, and procedures; including but not limited to student assessments, work sampling, individualized plans, and parent/ family engagement. The Head Teacher will supervise, coach, and support Assistant Teachers and Activity Specialists when appropriate.

The Ridgewood YMCA Preschool Program operates Monday – Friday, from September through June. Our Head Teacher will have additional responsibilities when preschool is not in session and must be available to work evenings and weekends as needed. This will include and is not limited to, summer camp, enrichment, vacation camp, and other Ridgewood YMCA programs.

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Submit application to Cara Apsley at [email protected]

PART TIME

GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTORS

Part Time

We are currently seeking an energetic, reliable and passionate group fitness instructor to teach cycle, strength, Zumba®, and cardio classes. Applicants must:

  • develop effective, engaging, and motivating class formats accompanied by fun and appropriate playlists.
  • have a passion for client results by building class attendance and offering alternative movements to accommodate all levels of fitness.

Requirements:

  • Current nationally recognized Group Fitness Certification or specialty class certificate, specialty class license (i.e. Zumba®, etc.) and current CPR /AED certification (no online CPR/AED certification accepted).
  • Prior experience in group fitness, corporate health promotion, wellness, etc.
  • Must be knowledgeable about the industry with the customer skills to network, engage, and interact with all clients, guests, and participants.
  • Must communicate professionally using appropriate vocabulary and grammar to obtain and relay information to and from clients/guests.
  • Ability to effectively engage participants as a public speaker.

Contact Lorna Deveaux to apply: [email protected]

YOUTH SPORTS COACHES

Part Time

Seeking Youth Sports Coaches for our basketball and soccer programs. Applicants who have a background in a variety of sports beyond those listed may be considered for future programs.
 
Youth Sports Coaches are responsible for the instruction and coaching of young athletes in a variety of sports. Responsibilities include creating sport-specific practices that focus on developing core skill competencies and a strong understanding of the sports and their rules. The coaches are also responsible for demonstrating and teaching the core values of the YMCA (caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility) and creating a safe, welcoming, and encouraging environment for youth to grow.
 
Additionally, the Youth Sports Coaches will need to communicate directly with parents and other YMCA staff about schedules, performance, and conduct of the athletes. Strong communication, interpersonal skills, and a collaborative approach are necessary.
 
Schedule:
Monday-Friday evenings 4:00-8:00PM
Saturday & Sunday hours will be based on practice and game schedules and will vary by season. Hours will be between 9:00AM-3:00PM
 
 

Submit application to Cara Apsley at [email protected]

ASSISTANT SWIM TEAM COACH

Part Time

The YMCA is seeking experienced and dedicated coaches to help provide leadership, instruction and motivation for the participants in our swim team program. The Y is a leading nonprofit for strengthening community, and the nation’s largest provider of swimming instruction to increase skills, safety, and confidence of swimmers both in and out of the water.  Give back to your community, help us empower our swimmers – join us! 

Submit application to Meaghan Donnelly at [email protected]

POOL LIFEGUARDS

Part Time

The Ridgewood YMCA is hiring lifeguards for morning, daytime, and weekend shifts. No experience is necessary—training is provided and American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification will be paid for.

Competitive pay and flexible part-time shifts. Must be at least 15 years of age.

Contact Meaghan Donnelly to apply: [email protected]

SWIM INSTRUCTORS

Part Time

Openings for weekday afternoons and weekends. Must be at least 16 years of age with strong swimming skills and prior experience. Competitive salary. 

Submit application to Meaghan Donnelly at [email protected]

SEASONAL

DARLINGTON LAKE WATERFRONT LIFEGUARDS

Part Time

Join our team at Darlington Lake in Mahwah as a waterfront lifeguard. No prior lifeguarding experience is required—we provide comprehensive training, including American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification with all costs covered.

Enjoy competitive pay and flexible part-time shifts, including morning, daytime, and weekends. Candidates must be at least 16 years old, pass a background check, and commit to ensuring a secure and enjoyable experience for everyone at Darlington Lake.

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Contact Meaghan Donnelly to apply: [email protected]

SUMMER CAMP ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, 8-14 YEAR OLDS | Camp Woods

Seasonal

Behind our terrific counselors are supportive directors! Be the face of Camp Woods as the leader of one of our age groups: our 8-14 year olds. You’ll be responsible for supervising staff, communicating with parents, executing schedules, and being your groups overall point person. Directors are expected to make decisions using good judgement, be organized, address camper behavioral needs and collaborate with fellow staff! We’re a team at the Ridgewood YMCA and if you’d like to join us, apply NOW!

Day Camp is in session from June 24th to August 16th, and we ask that all applicants provide school/college start dates and any vacations during that time. 

Submit application to Cara Apsley at [email protected]

SUMMER CAMP COUNSELORS | Camp Woods

Seasonal

Are you looking for a job where you can make new friends, be outdoors, and act as a positive role model for kids? Search no further! The Ridgewood YMCA is looking for upbeat and caring individuals who want to make a difference in the lives of our campers!

Day Camp Counselors spend each day leading activities to guide kids in learning new skills and becoming better people. You’ll be responsible for the overall wellbeing of your group of campers and communicating with your Camp Director. Don’t have experience? All our training happens before camp starts and returning staff are ready to support each other. Counselors are expected to be kind, patient, creative, and outgoing while actively supervising groups. We’re a team at the Ridgewood YMCA and if you’d like to join us, apply NOW!

Day Camp is in session from June 24th to August 16th, and we ask that all applicants provide school/college start dates and any vacations during that time. 

Submit application to Cara Apsley at [email protected]

The Ridgewood YMCA is an equal-opportunity employer.