Careers at the Wallingford YMCA

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Employees of the Y are a diverse community of people with a shared commitment to healthy living, personal development and social responsibility. Our employees share their talents through childcare, sports, fitness, aquatics, administration, community outreach, and more.

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Job Opportunities

The Wallingford Family YMCA has openings for a full-time Aquatics Coordinator. This position is primarily responsible for assisting in the planning, organizing, directing, budgeting and evaluating those programs within his/her program area in accordance with the mission, purposes and policies of the association.  Additional responsibilities include: orientating, training and supervising all staff, paid and volunteer, related to his/her area of responsibility. This position will act on behalf of the Director of Aquatics and Competitive Swimming in their absence, and, at all times, shall work within the guidelines of the aquatic policies.

Benefits include: Health/Dental/Life Insurance, Paid: Holidays, Vacation, Sick and Personal Time and a Free Family Gym membership to both of our facilities.

Please contact Alexandra Hunter, Director of Aquatics & Competitive Swimming: or Eric Skinner:

The Wallingford Family YMCA has openings for year-round, reliable, qualified & energetic lifeguards to monitor pool activities and ensure member safety. Lifeguards will be responsible for carrying out & enforcing aquatic policies & procedures, rescue and response to emergency situations and basic pool maintenance procedures. Certification is REQUIRED prior to hiring. Must pass a swim test.

Applications available at The Wallingford Family Welcome Centers. With a scheduled shift you receive a free membership to both of our facilities. **NOT CERTIFIED? We offer Lifeguarding classes.

Please contact Alexandra Hunter, Director of Aquatics & Competitive Swimming:

The Wallingford Family YMCA is hiring part-time swim instructors to conduct swim lessons in accordance with the goals, policies, and procedures of the Wallingford Family YMCA. The swim instructor also provides and maintains a safe pool environment for learning. 

Certification Requirements: YMCA Swim Lessons Instructor Certifications is required within 12 months of hire date, if not already attained. YMCA Lifeguarding or American Red Cross Lifeguarding is recommended. For non-lifeguard instructors, American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid is also required within three months of hire. Current certifications must be maintained and are the responsibility of the staff member.

Please contact: or Eric Skinner:

The Wallingford Familly YMCA is seeking a Part-Time Youth Sports Instructor to deliver quality sports programs to children ages 3-10. Experience working with children in a variety of sports required. Classes offered include but not limited to Tennis, Basketball, Soccer, T-ball, Volleyball.  Hours are Monday – Friday 5:00 6:30pm and Saturday 8:30-10:00 AM depending on participation.
Submit an application and resume to HR:

The Wallingford Family YMCA is seeking Full Time and Part Time Head/Lead Teachers and  Assistant Teachers. We are looking for Infant (6 weeks to Pre-K) Teachers at The Learning Community (TLC) located on the Choate Rosemary Hall Campus. We also have a need for Teachers for K-12 year olds at our Before and After School SAGE program AND our Middle school (after school program ELMS) SAGE, TLC and ELMS all have various hours available between 6:45 am to 6:00 pm.

Teachers are responsible for assisting with the planning, development, and implementation of all classroom activities and SAGE for the before and after school care activities and ELMS for the middle school program after school. In addition, teachers are responsible for contributing to the physical, emotional, social, and intellectual growth of the children. TLC is our infant to preschool program and the center is open 7 am to 6 pm and is year round.SAGE hours are 6:45 to 8:45 and 3-6 pm school year (follows Wallingford Public School Calendar)and is located in the Wallingford Public Schools.ELMS is our middle school program just afternoons and is located at our Teen House 55 S Elm St Wallingford.

Requirements for Lead and Head Teachers: CT Head Teacher Certificate or CDL or extensive classes in education.
Requirements for Assistant Teachers: classes in Early Education or Education and/or experience working with children including all volunteer roles. Teachers for the infant through pre-k program at TLC must be willing to change diapers and potty train.

With a scheduled week our employees receive a free membership to both of our locations, we have 2 pools and a variety of classes at no cost. For those working 20 sceduled hours or more we offer a free family membership.

Contact Emily Walter for further information: