Find What Moves You. Find Your Y.

A job at the Y gives you opportunities to explore future career pathways with an organization that’s invested in helping you reach your potential – all while making a positive impact right here on the First Coast.

Benefits Include:

  • Competitive pay
  • Flexible schedule
  • YMCA-provided uniform
  • Complimentary YMCA membership
  • Exclusive discounts on Y programs and services

At the Y, we work hard to create communities we all want to live in – where everyone has access to the opportunities and resources to help them achieve health, gain confidence, make connections and feel secure at every stage of life.

We are committed to diversity and inclusion and believe in welcoming and celebrating all characteristics that make us different.


We’re looking for people who share our values and exhibit the attributes of CARING, HONESTY, RESPECT, and RESPONSIBILITY to join us and do their best work. When you join our team, you’re finding a place to be, belong and become. You have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of people in your neighborhood and create a lasting impression on someone that they will carry for the rest of their life, whether it’s teaching someone how to swim, being a role model for kids in camp, or helping someone reach their wellness goals. Because, at the Y, you’re not just finding a job — you’re finding your purpose.

There is an opportunity for you at the Y.

Lifeguard & Swim Instructor Certification Trainings are available. Download the pdf below to view upcoming dates.
Aquatics Certification Trainings


The YMCA of Florida’s First Coast is nationally recognized for its leadership in youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. We practice what we coach and have received the First Coast Worksite Wellness Healthiest Companies PLATINUM Level Award for three years in a row! We’ve also been identified as a Gold Level Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association and the “Healthiest Employer in Jacksonville” by the Jacksonville Business Journal.

And, all employees are eligible for a complimentary Y membership for you and your family, school-aged child care during your working hours and exclusive discounts on programs and services.

We launch cutting-edge programming, including a Stroke Wellness partnership with Brooks Rehabilitation that was recently named a Program of Excellence through the Hospital Charitable Services Awards, a national program presented by Jackson Healthcare. We are also building Healthy Living Centers that will help us better serve children, adults and families right here in our neighborhood.
As a non-profit, we offer our services to everyone, regardless of their ability to pay, and are proud to offer financial support for our programming through our Annual Community Campaign. We invest in our children and run a nationally recognized charter school in Northwest Jacksonville, Tiger Academy. When it comes to healthy living goals, we understand that there isn’t a “one size fits all” solution. We listen first and value feedback. And, we believe that it is our social responsibility to embrace diversity and become more open, civil and kind.
We are supported by Y-USA, Florida Blue, the CDC, and 10 regional health partners. And on top of our community support, our staff truly believes the work they do contributes to the well-being of the community. But don’t take our word for it. An employee said on a recent survey, “Everyone who works here is very happy to be here. The members love the atmosphere we create for them. It is always filled with laughter and smiles.”

Do you share our passion for strengthening community?
Join us and apply today. We could use someone like you.

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The YMCA of Florida’s First Coast is an Equal Opportunity Employer, DRUG FREE Workplace.

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