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 soon discover more than a job - you'll enjoy a career with a future and the opportunity to make a lasting difference in the lives of those around you.

Employment Application

Click the button below to download the employment application. Email completed applications to Karla Nelson, Finance/HR Director, at karlan@kandiymca.org. If special instructions for applying are provided in the position listing, please follow those instructions.

Employment Application


Open Positions


Child Care Center Teacher

The YMCA Child Care Centers are currently accepting applications for Teacher qualified staff to work in various classrooms. This position will range in hours from 15-35 hrs/week. If you or someone you know is interested, please contact Taylor Balkan at taylorb@kandiymca.org.

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Child Watch Attendant

The Child Watch Attendant at Kandiyohi County Area Family YMCA intentionally fosters a cause-centered culture that is welcoming, genuine,hopeful, nurturing, and determined.  Primary responsibility is to ensure the health and safety and be engaged with children in the Child Watch area and Kids Gym at all times. 

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Under the direction of the Aquatics Director, lifeguards will supervise the aquatic area to prevent accidents, assist swimmers, and keep the area and facilities clean. Lifeguards will create a safe and enjoyable atmosphere to give members a sense of belonging. Lifeguards must be reliable, courteous, and ready to act. Lifeguards must demonstrate the core values of YMCA’s Character Development: caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. 

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Swim Lesson Instructor

Under the direction of the Aquatics Director, a Swim Lesson Instructor will teach swim lessons in accordance with YMCA guidelines, prepare lesson plans, and support members and program participants in achieving their goals. A Swim Lesson Instructor must be an energetic, dedicated and motivated individual who enjoys swimming and teaching people of all ages.

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Soccer/Football Referee

Officiate at sporting events, games, or competitions to maintain standards of play and ensure that game rules are observed. Judge performances in sporting competitions in order to award points, impose scoring penalties, and determine results. Work 2-4 games a week, possibly weeknights or Saturday mornings. 

Contact Mat Snider at mats@kandiymca.org for full details and to apply.  


Gymnastics Coach (new program)

The Y is seeking dependable and enthusiastic coaches to teach basic tumbling/gymnastics to boys and girls ages 3-11 years. We need people who can communicate well with and motivate children. Coaches must be able to lift children and move mats. This position is part-time with evening hours and we can work around your school/college schedule. Whether you are an experienced Gymnastics Coach or you are interested in starting your coaching career, this is a great opportunity! 

Contact Mat Snider at mats@kandiymca.org for full details and to apply.  



The Y currently has openings in the building and grounds department, seeking a part-time custodian. This positions has a wide variety of duties as assigned by the Building and Grounds Director.  

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Wellness Desk Staff

Coaches members in support of their desired behavior change and regularly checks on their progress. Maintains working knowledge of wellness trends to provide effective information and support to members.

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Member Service Staff

Provides customer service at the front desk, conducts tours, assists with class & program registration, equipment check in/out, and more. Develops and maintains positive relationships with volunteers and members and helps members connect with one another and the Y.

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Slide Attendant

Provide supervision and controlled participation on the water slide.

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