Where can you find meaningful work that offers rich rewards? Where can you, simultaneously, build a better future for yourself and for kids, families, and your community? Where can you work with people who thrive in a values-based environment of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility?


Imagine being a part of one of the most respected nonprofit community benefit organizations in the world – a place where your work positively influences the lives of others, a place where you thrive in a values-based environment, a place where you are building a better future for yourself and your community.

What We Stand For

The Y is the leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community by connecting all people to their potential, purpose and each other.

Working locally, we focus on empowering young people, improving health and well-being, and inspiring action in and across communities. By bringing together people from different backgrounds, perspectives and generations, we ensure that we all have access to the opportunities, relationships and resources necessary to learn, grow and thrive.

The Y is a nonprofit like no other. That’s because in 10,000 neighborhoods across the nation, we have the presence and partnerships to not just promise, but deliver, positive change. We seek people who want to make a difference. The opportunities are endless, and this is where it all starts.


Caring Culture

Our culture brings our mission and vision to life. At the Y, we work to strengthen communities every day.

At Greater Somerset County YMCA, we actively foster a welcoming, inclusive work environment where you can make a difference in your community. Our mission-focused culture is built upon teamwork, staff development and community. We’re all about people and building the spirit, mind, and body of everyone we serve.

How We Show Up

  • We are welcoming: We’re open to all and create spaces where you can be, belong and become
  • We are genuine: We value who you are and encourage you to be true to yourself and others
  • We are nurturing: We’re with you on your path to reach your full potential
  • We are hopeful: We believe in your ability to inspire a brighter tomorrow
  • We are determined: We work relentlessly to strengthen communities, starting with you

Our goal is to be a place where employees are empowered and excited to come to work.


All Are Welcome

At the Y, our goal is to improve overall health and well-being, ignite youth empowerment, inspire action, and demonstrate the importance of connections in and across the communities we serve. The Y empowers everyone—no matter who they are or where they’re from—by ensuring access to resources, relationships and opportunities for all to learn, grow and thrive.

Our staff members—of all ages and from diverse backgrounds and life experiences—enjoy the personal satisfaction that comes from nurturing the potential of youth and teens, improving people’s health and well-being and providing support to our neighbors. We work hard because we know that every day we make a difference in our community.

Grow More Than Your Career

This is so much more than an ordinary job. Working at the Y gives you the opportunity to strengthen communities and change lives, including your own.

From nurturing the potential of youth, promoting the health and well-being of families across the communities we serve, and supporting neighbors in need, the Y is a family of passionate and hard-working individuals ready to welcome you to the team. You’ll have fun, learn new skills, and develop meaningful relationships that will benefit you and your family for years to come.

Be Part of Our Y Family!

No matter what role you take on at the Y, you’ll show up each day with the satisfaction of knowing your contributions are helping to empower young people, improve health and well-being, and inspire action in your community.


The Y Invests in You

The YMCA believes that a world-class organization driven to strengthen community requires highly trained employees. The Y provides many training and development opportunities for staff to gain the knowledge and skills they need to develop as leaders both inside and outside of the Y.

Our full and part-time employees enjoy comprehensive wage and benefits packages, training to maintain skills and requisite certifications, additional opportunities for professional development and growth, as well as a rewarding, inclusive atmosphere where all are welcome.

Whole Professional Development

y camp counselors talking and smilingYou have goals and ambitions, and the Y wants to help you achieve them! At Greater Somerset County YMCA, we provide a challenging, fun, and mission-driven work environment with creative, talented, and diverse individuals! Here you’ll find leadership that believes in you and helps you to succeed through career advancement and growth opportunities. We want you to feel valued in your position and confident in your potential.

You’ll be supported through a variety of enriching experiences and opportunities, including:

  • A comprehensive leadership development and certification system that promotes learning at all stages of your career
  • Coaching, mentoring, and career pathing
  • Ongoing training opportunities
  • Local employee resource groups created/led by and for staff of diverse backgrounds and experiences, such as:
    • LGBTQ+ Employee Resource Group
  • Nationwide Y-USA Employee Resource Networks, including:
    • African-American Resource Network
    • Asian Pacific Islander Leadership Network
    • Emerging Leaders Resource Network
    • Hispanic-Latino Leadership Network
    • LGBTQ Resource Network
    • Women’s Leadership Resource Network
    • YMCA Professional Network (YPN)



Seasonal Positions (Summer Camp)

Our dedicated summer camp counselors, specialists, swim instructors, and so many others come together to create the magic that is unmistakably summer camp at the Y. Our part-time seasonal staff enjoy:

  • FREE individual membership to Greater Somerset County YMCA, including full access to all of our branch facilities including Bridgewater YMCA, Hillsborough YMCA, Princeton YMCA, Somerset Hills YMCA, and Somerville YMCA
  • FREE nationwide membership with access to over 2,500 YMCA locations across the country
  • Many seasonal positions also satisfy service requirements for our local school districts

Part-Time Staff

Believing that people deserve the best, YMCAs strive to offer competitive, comprehensive wage and benefit packages. Each YMCA is unique in its benefits offered, Greater Somerset County YMCA is proud to offer the following for our part-time staff:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Flexible work schedule
  • FREE individual membership to Greater Somerset County YMCA, including full access to all of our branch facilities including Bridgewater YMCA, Hillsborough YMCA, Princeton YMCA, Somerset Hills YMCA, and Somerville YMCA
  • FREE nationwide membership with access to over 2,500 YMCA locations across the country
  • Discounted program fees
  • Discounted school-age child care
  • Paid sick leave and short-term disability insurance
  • Generous 12% retirement contribution to the YMCA Retirement Fund after eligibility period (no employee contribution required)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Full-Time Staff

In addition to all of the above, we offer the following employee benefits for our full-time staff:

  • Medical and dental insurance with prescription coverage
  • Vision insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account for medical and/or dependent care
  • 100% contribution towards life insurance and long-term disability
  • Optional additional life insurance and dependent life insurance available at low rates
  • 403(b) Plan
  • 3-5 weeks paid time off (based on years of service)
  • 6 paid holidays
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • FREE family membership to Greater Somerset County YMCA, including full access to all of our branch facilities including Bridgewater YMCA, Hillsborough YMCA, Princeton YMCA, Somerset Hills YMCA, and Somerville YMCA
  • FREE nationwide membership with access to over 2,500 YMCA locations across the country


The YMCA Retirement Fund

Even after your journey with the Y is complete, we’re committed to taking care of you. One of the primary benefits of working for a YMCA is that you will be enrolled in the Retirement Plan, the pension program for almost all YMCAs in the United States. Over time, contributions, combined with the interest earned, can help you build a nest egg for the future and plan for a comfortable retirement.


To be eligible for our Y’s 12% retirement contribution, you must complete 1,000 hours of YMCA service during each of any two 12-month periods, beginning with your date of hire. These two years do not have to be consecutive, and they may be spread between more than one YMCA in each of the two 12-month periods. You must also be at least age 21. Once you meet the eligibility requirements, our YMCA will enroll you in the Retirement Plan.

To learn more about the YMCA Retirement Fund visit:

Retirement 403(b) Savings Plan

Any employee can participate in the Savings Plan by opening a 403(b) Smart Account at any time during their Y employment, starting from their first day. You can immediately make contributions or roll over money to the Tax-Deferred Savings Plan from other eligible employer plans or IRAs.


Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Greater Somerset County YMCA is a drug free work environment. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information who share our values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility.

Year after year, Forbes names the YMCA a Leading Employer for Diversity:


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