Open Positions

The YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County has a wide range of employment opportunities. Current position openings are listed below.

The YWCA is a great place to work! We have competitive wages, convenient location, and great working environment and support staff.  Excellent benefits for all employment statuses.

Employee Membership Benefits

  • All staff receives an Individual Rec and 10 Guest Passes.
  • Staff working more than 5 hrs/wk is eligible for Family Rec Pass.
  • Staff working less than 5 hrs/wk is eligible for discounted Family Rec Pass.
  • All staff receives YW discounts such as; races, massage, programs and community discount cards, movie tickets, and much more.

Staff working 40+ hours/ week

  • Company contributed Retirement
  • Paid time off
  • Vision Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Short-term Disability
  • Flex Spending account
  • Childcare discount
  • 9 Paid Holidays
  • Health Benefits and Paid Time Off begin the 1st of the month after 60 days.

Staff working 20+ hours/ week

  • Company contributed Retirement
  • Paid time off
  • Vision Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Flex Spending account
  • Childcare discount
  • 11 Paid Holidays

Assistant Group Supervisor – Full Time

Child care has a full-time, 9 p.m. to 6 p.m., position available at the Adams Commerce Location. Candidate must be 18 years of age with a minimum of a high school diploma and 2500 hours experience working with children. Bi-lingual candidates are encouraged to apply.


  • Assistant Group Supervisor will maintain and ensure direct supervision and care of children
  • Assistant Group Supervisor will ensure and maintain proper parent/staff relations
  • Assistant Group Supervisor will assist with development and implementation of lesson plans and daily schedules
  • Assistant Group Supervisor will develop and implement daily routines for children in the specific group to which assigned
  • Assistant Group Supervisor will assist with maintenance of health and safety regulations as stated in the DHS regulation manual
  • Assistant Group Supervisor will assist in keeping classroom stocked with appropriate paper, cleaning, first aid resources, instructional materials, and art supplies
  • Assistant Group Supervisor will attend monthly staff meetings as well as special seminars and training sessions as required by DHS and the CY director
  • Assistant Group Supervisor will perform any other job duties as assigned

Link to Full Job Description

Lead Gymnastics InstructorPart Time

We are looking for someone who can provide a FUN and Energetic environment! Must have gymnastics knowledge and experience with teaching children gymnastics and/or tumbling. Must be able to prepare lesson plans, lead and demonstrate classes, and answer questions about the program. Hours are flexible. Must be CPR & First Aid Certified.

Lifeguard – Part Time

Do you have a desire to improve lives through exercise? Join a team where you grow and learn while having a fun! The YWCA is currently looking for energetic and driven individuals who want to make a difference.

  • Lifeguards monitor pool activities and ensures member safety.
  • Lifeguards need to possess knowledge of rescue procedures and emergency medical procedures.
  • To help prevent incidents, lifeguards must enforce all safety guidelines as outlined by the YWCA.
  • To ensure safety, lifeguards must remain alert throughout an entire shift.
  • Additional job duties a lifeguard performs include preparing activity and incident reports and performing pool maintenance.

In addition to a rewarding, fast-paced work environment, our team members receive:

  • Ongoing training
  • Opportunities for career development & growth
  • Complimentary YWCA membership, and complimentary family pass if scheduled 5+ hours/week
  • Reduced fees on YWCA programs


  • Applicants must have current American Red Cross Lifeguard, First Aid, and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer certifications.
  • A lifeguard may need to possess a pre-employment physical and a skills test.
  • Candidates must be at least 15 years old.
  • Must be willing and able to acquire favorable child abuse, criminal background, and FBI clearances.

Sharks Swim Team Head Coach – Part Time

Candidate must have current American Red Cross, CPR, First Aid, and AED certifications. Experience is preferred but training is available. Candidates must be willing to work weeknights between 5:45 p.m. and 8 p.m. and some Saturdays between 7:45 a.m. and 2 p.m. between October and February.

Masters Swim Coach – Part Time

Candidate must have current CPR/AED and First Aid certifications (or acquire them within 6 months of employment), and have at least 2 years of experience in coaching a swim team.  Candidate must also be a member of USMS.

Swim Instructor – Part Time

WSI certification required for this position. Must have current American Red Cross, CPR, First Aid, and AED. Preferred experience teaching preschool and/or school-age group swim lessons. We are looking for individuals with flexibility.

Aquatics applicants can contact Cora Rhoads at 717-334-9171, ext. 129, or

Job openings updated 7/6/2017


Interested candidates can also download our Employment Application and return the completed form to our Service Desk or email completed application form to Internal candidates, please submit a letter of interest to HR department.

**Applicants for all positions must be willing and able to acquire favorable Child Abuse, Criminal Background, and FBI Clearances, and First Aid Certification (as applicable)

YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment. Accordingly, all terms and conditions of employment will be carried out without regard to race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, marital status, age or disability.