Why Join the YMCA Team? 

The YMCA of Greater Long Beach is committed to being known as an “Employer of Choice”.

It is our desire to attract, develop, and retain outstanding, inspired staff and volunteers who are representative of the diverse communities we serve, and dedicated to fulfilling the Mission of the YMCA. Our committed team of staff and volunteers is the driving force behind our success.

We want to ensure that our staff is equipped with the knowledge and resources they need to be as effective as possible in the areas of youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Y’s comprehensive staff development model includes a broad spectrum of opportunities including a variety of training options, career paths and professional development.

Our Culture

Our workplace culture is a fun, challenging, and caring working environment where you can build your career. As the largest youth and family service organization in Long Beach, the YMCA of Greater Long Beach serves over 40,000 program participants a year. The Association has 7 Branches and over 650 staff throughout our service area.

Our People

You’ll find some of the best and most satisfied people working for the YMCA of Greater Long Beach.  Here you will be able to put your experiences, abilities, creativity, and energy to work and discover the talents within yourself as you touch the lives of those around you. The YMCA of Greater Long Beach is a charitable, non-profit organization serving the greater Long Beach area since 1884.  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to workplace diversity.



Benefits are offered to regular full-time employees after a designated waiting period.

  • Medical - Employees may choose between Kaiser or Anthem Blue Cross HMO or PPO medical plan options to meet their needs: all options provide comprehensive major medical coverage, prescription drug coverage, discounts for participating providers, and coverage of preventive services.

  • Dental - Employees may choose between a dental HMO and a dental PPO option. Our dental plan pays for usual and customary charges for most routine and preventive dental care.

  • Vision - Our vision plan covers an eye exam and lenses or contacts annually.

  • Flexible Spending Account - This feature allows employees to save taxes on out-of-pocket medical and dependent care expenses.

  • Life Insurance - The Y provides life insurance coverage of $25,000 for full time employees. Supplemental life insurance may be purchased for the employee, spouse, or dependent children. 

  • Long Term Disability - Employees will be provided with Long Term Disability Insurance covering them after 90 days of a non-work related injury or illness with 60% of their per-disability earnings, not to exceed $6,000 per month. 

In an effort to balance work and family life, the YMCA of Greater Long Beach provides regular full-time employees paid time off in several ways including vacation time, floating holidays, sick time and designated holidays.

We offer an amazing Retirement Plan with the Association contributing 12% of annual pay to your tax deferred account. Eligibility for the plan is granted after two years of employment and 1,000 hours of service in each year. The Y also offers a Retirement Savings Plan, where employees can contribute up the allowed maximum into their account. Additionally, you can take advantage of immediate vesting with both plans, wherever life takes you. 

Working at the Y adds the amazing value of Free access to YMCA facilities for you and your family.* The Y offers an array of conveniently scheduled classes that can help you reach any of your fitness goals. Additionally, many of our incredible programs are offered at a special discounted rate for all employees, including our Child Care, Swimming, Sports, Health and Wellness, and Camps Programs. The Y is committed to ensuring that all employees have access to options that make healthy living as convenient as possible!

*Full-time employment at the Y grants complimentary access to Y facilities for employees and their immediate family. Part-time employment grants complimentary access to employees at all participating YMCA locations Nationwide. 

How it works

When an employee recommends a qualified individual for a valid opening and the referral is hired on as a regular part-time or full-time employee at the YMCA of Greater Long Beach Association, a referral bonus of $200 will be paid in one installment, to the referring employee after the new hire is on payroll for 2 months (60 days). Referring employees must complete the referral bonus request paperwork and submit it to their supervisor to take advantage of this program. Please contact the Human Resources Department at 562-279-1700 with any questions.

Referral Bonus Form