Employment Opportunities

The Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA is currently seeking part-time staff in Childcare, Aquatics, Membership and Wellness.

Aquatics: Lifeguard/Swim Instructor

Help wanted certified lifeguards and swim instructors. Will train instructors. To apply please contact Diana Dempsey, Sr. Aquatic Director at 570-970-5051.

Part-time lifeguards, water exercise and swim instructors are needed! Day, early evening and Saturday morning shifts are available. Training is offered. Contact Diana Dempsey for additional information or stop by the Y to complete an employment application.

Aquatics: Aquatic Coordinator
This full-time salary position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Develops, organizes and implements high quality, member-focused YMCA aquatic programs. View more and apply via email with resume to  Diana Dempsey, Sr. Aquatic Director at 570-970-5051.

Job Opportunities with POWER SCHOLARS ACADEMY™

Power Scholars Academy™ is a successful summer learning program designed to halt summer learning loss and improve fall school readiness for children in Title 1 schools thereby enhancing overall youth development, academic performance, and graduation rates.

Join our Power Scholars Academy Team
Do you believe that all children have extraordinary potential – that all children can be scholars?
Do you want to work with educators who share your belief, and who are committed to delivering the best learning experiences possible for the scholars who need them most?  

Power Scholars Academy is the place for you!  Join Power Scholars Academy to teach, enrich, inspire, and transform children into scholars.  Work with Power Scholars Academy and change the world, one scholar at a time.

Teach with Power Scholars Academy™:  We hire certified teachers to deliver our summer curriculum or to lead enrichment programs during the summer.  We hire qualified educators, college-students, and community member experts to support classroom instruction, enrichment activities and scholars’ learning experiences.

Power Scholars Academy™ operates 6½ hours a day, Monday to Friday from June 18 to July 27 with the July 4th holiday off.  Staff is expected to commit fully and be available to work the whole 6 weeks.  Training prior to program start up is required and will be compensated.  

The following positions are available this summer.

  • Academic Teacher: Open to Elementary Academic Math and Literacy teachers with current teaching certificate, Middle School Literacy or Math Teachers
  • Works 4 days a week – 4 ½ to 5 hours in the mornings.
  • Salary range: $23-$25 per hour.
  • See full job description here.
  • Enrichment Teacher: Open to Elementary teachers with current teaching certificates, community members or college students with a specialty
  • Works M-F – 6½ hours, full days.
  • Salary range: $13 to $16 per hour.
  • See full job description here
  • Assistant Teacher: Open to Elementary teachers with current teaching certificates, community members or college students.
  • Works M-F – 6½ hours;full days. $12 per hour.
  • See full job description here

Power Scholars Academy staff are employees of the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA.  All staff must have current PA background checks/clearances.  All positions are dependent on availability of program funding.  Program provision, hiring and student participation is dependent upon available funding.

By May 10, 2018:  Mail, drop off or email your cover letter, resume and 2 references to:

Jennifer Brennan, Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA
40 West Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre PA 18701
Email: Jennifer.Brennan@WBYMCA.org

Childcare: Reading Specialists
Part time, appx. 4 hours a day Monday through Friday, summer 2017 from early June until Friday, August 18th. Pay rate:  $13.00 per hour

  • Deliver the Imagination Station program activities at all Food and Fun at the Park sites.
  • Attend planning meetings.

Requirements: Be 18 years or older.  College degree preferred or undergraduate work or experience in education and/or reading.  Have a current PA driver’s license and reliable vehicle.

Report to: Imagination Station Program Coordinator
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Wellness: Personal Trainer

Seeking highly motivated personal trainer(s) willing to work with current clients and obtain new clients. Make your own hours with a highly rewarding job. Open and flexible availability to meet with a wide range of clients is preferred. Must be a self-starter with excellent communication skills. Accepting ACSM, ACE, AFAA, NASM, NSCA or YMCA Personal Training Certifications. CPR/AED and First Aid certifications required and can be obtained through the YMCA. Apply in person at the YMCA or email application and certification to nell.mooney@wbymca.org

Wellness: Group Exercise

We're hiring Group Exercise Instructors with day-time availability. Must be able to work between the hours of 8am and 1pm Monday through Friday. Accepting applications for all classes, not limited to but including: Zumba, Cycling, Yoga, Strength Training, Bodyweight classes, Suspension Training, Balance, Core, etc. CPR/AED and First Aid certifications required and can be obtained through the YMCA. Apply in person at the YMCA or email application and certification to lauranel.banks@wbymca.org


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Thank you for considering employment at the YMCA. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants for all job openings are welcome and will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or any other basis protected by state, federal or local law.


It is the responsibility of the student to verify work study eligibility through the college they attend. Once work study is verified and allocated students must request an interview for with the appropriate director for areas of selected interest. YMCA directors will work directly with college administration to schedule those who qualify.

Contact: Lauranel Banks - Wellness Director