Employment Opportunities


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.  



Floor Staff                             

Position Summary:

The Floor Staff provides outstanding member service and helps supervise all fitness areas. The incumbent will understand all programs and services offered by the YMCA and seek to provide safe and appropriate fitness information and instruction to members. 

Essential Functions:

  • Actively engage members on the fitness floors.
  • Maintain cleanliness and neatness in fitness center areas, including wiping down equipment, removing any trash and re-racking weights daily.
  • Monitor all equipment and report any issues to director. 
  • Assure members are using equipment and exercising properly and effectively.
  • Remain accessible for member questions.
  • Perform new member orientations, evaluations and assessments as assigned.
  • Have a thorough knowledge of YMCA emergency procedures and take appropriate action in emergencies.
  • Monitor fitness area to ensure compliance with YMCA policies and procedures.
  • Actively participate in the training sessions, designated meetings and special events. 
  • Ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds and interests.
  • Carry out other duties as assigned.


  • High School diploma or equivalent required.
  • Experience working in health and fitness environment.
  • Current CPR/First Aid/AED Certifications.
  • Must be willing to work flexible hours including evening, weekends and holidays.
  • Successful completion of the S&C Certification on the YMCA Exchange

Work Environment and Physical Demands:

  • Fitness environment.
  • Operates a computer and other office productivity machinery.
  • Ability to lift and carry at least 30 pounds. If individual must lift and carry more than 30 pounds, they must ask for assistance from another staff member.
  • Requires effective team-building and team-leadership skills.
  • Must be able to exchange accurate information while frequently communicating with staff and members.

If interested, please email resume to Anju Harraka at aharraka@ridgewoodymca.org


Member Service Representative

Immediate opening for our morning and weekend as well as afternoon and weekend shift.

Candidate must be a morning person as well as a courteous and caring professional. 

  • Greet members and guests as they enter the building
  • Answer phones and questions relating to membership, programming and the Y
  • Enroll and register individuals in membership and programming
  • Give cause driven tours to prospective members



Immediate opening for mornings, afternoons and evenings. Must have current CPR/AED/First Aid/Lifeguarding certification. Must be at least 16 years of age, but will consider a mature 15 year old with proper certifications. Salary negotiable. Please email your resume to: kgill@ridgewoodymca.org 



Position Summary:  Reporting to the Manager of Healthy Living, the Dietitian will present varying nutrition related topics to individuals and groups with diverse needs and backgrounds.  

Essential Functions: 

  • Develops nutritional programs by assessment. Session may include diet analysis, discussion of eating habits, behavior modification strategies and basic menu planning. 
  • Consult on topics to include healthy eating, getting started with physical activity, overcoming stress, staying motivated and more.
  • Nutrition counseling including portion control, making healthy food choices, planning menus, healthy recipes.
  • Promotes better nutrition by speaking to groups about proper food selection, nutrition, and the relationship between good eating habits and preventing or managing specific diseases.
  • Increase relationships with local referral sources including hospitals, physicians, payors and healthcare professional to increase the funnel of participants.
  • Attends trainings as needed.
  • Keeps up with the latest nutritional science research to keep classes fresh and on trend to engage member satisfaction.
  • Assists with administrative tasks, including accurate recordkeeping of participants in each class.
  • Performs other duties as necessary or assigned.


Bachelor's Degree in Nutrition and Food Science required. Registered Dietitian Nutritionist certification required. At least one year experience teaching nutrition classes preferred

Excellent communication, presentation and customer service skills necessary.

Interested candidates should submit a resume to:  kostarticki@ridgewoodymca.org


youth sports instructor

Teaching a variety of sports classes to children ages 3-12 in a safe environment, which will include running drills & playing fun games, the ideal candidate must be at least 16 years old with a sports background and prior experience working with children. Interested candidates should send a resume to: jarencibia@ridgewoodymca.org



The ideal candidate will host and facilitate activities including swimming (with lifeguard assistance), games, and a craft for the Y's special needs program Saturdays in Action.Candidate must have experience with differently abled children and coordinating with volunteers for this program.  Reports to the Enrichment Coordinator. Must be at least 18+ years of age with a High School Diploma or equivalent. Program runs the first Saturday of every month. If interested, please email your resume to: mfezza@ridgewoodymca.org



Inspire others. Get people moving. Join our team.

We're in search of enthusiastic, energetic instructors to join our team. Current Group Exercise, CPR/AED and at least 2 MOSSA Certifications (if you don’t have MOSSA certs, but have Les Mills, we can transition you) required, along with the ability to teach at least 2 MOSSA classes per week. Varied hours available. If interested, please email your resume to: kostarticki@ridgewoodymca.org.


Cooking instructor

Teaching basic cooking classes to children ages 3-12 in a safe learning environment, the ideal candidate must be at least 18+ years of age with a HS diploma or equivalent, prior cooking knowledge and experience teaching children. Interested candidates should submit a resume to:  mfezza@ridgewoodymca.org

s.t.e.m. instructor

Teaching basic STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) classes to children ages 3-12 in a safe learning environment, the ideal candidate must be at least 18+ years old with prior experience working with children and a demonstrated understanding of various topics in S.T.E.M. Interested candidates should submit a resume to:  



As one of our Party Hosts, you’ll be in charge in running one of our themed birthday parties. In this fun role, you’ll set up the parties, run activities, help serve food and then help clean up afterwards. Parties run on Saturdays and Sundays for 3 hours in the afternoon. Must be at least 18 years of age with a HS diploma or equivalent.  If interested, please email your resume to: mfezza@ridgewoodymca.org


One Friday night per month, from 6pm-10pm, the Ridgewood YMCA hosts a Kids Night Out, which gives parents the opportunity to enjoy an evening out while we entertain the kids! You’ll help host activities and supervise children ages 6-10. Must be at least 18 years of age with a HS diploma or equivalent and some prior experience working with children.  If interested, please email your resume to: mfezza@ridgewoodymca.org


Do you want to share your skills with the future tennis stars of tomorrow? We're seeking an instructor to teach on Monday afternoons. Must enjoy working with children and able to sub for some Saturday morning classes. Must be at least 18 years of age with a HS diploma or equivalent and some prior tennis experience. Salary is $15/hr. If interested, please email your resume to: jarencibia@ridgewoodymca.org.


Love working with kids? Then consider working with us at our 2017 Vacation Day Camp. We’re seeking caring individuals to work 9am-5pm when children in grades K-8 are off from school during public school breaks. You’ll help children enjoy daily recreational and educational activities such as swimming, arts & crafts, and fun theme days! Must be at least 16 years of age.  Please send resume to:  mfezza@ridgewoodymca.


We're seeking upbeat, motivated individuals to teach aqua exercise. Must be at least 18 years of age. CPR/AED Certification required; Aqua Exercise Certification preferred, but will train; and Group Exercise Certification a plus.  Please email your resume to: kostarticki@ridgewoodymca.org.


Immediate opening for weekday mornings and afternoons. Must be at least 16 years of age with strong swimming skills and prior experience. Competitive salary. Please email your resume to: kgill@ridgewoodymca.org


We are an equal opportunity employer for youth development, health living and social responsibility.



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