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The Y achieves its mission one person at a time. Our success is driven by the passion, enthusiasm, and dedication of our most valued resource, our team. Our employees and volunteers contribute to the advancement of the Y’s vision by meeting the needs of individuals in our communities.

Featured Positions

Program Coordinator - Full Time

Healthy Living Program Coordinator

Are you passionate about building a healthier community? We are searching for a self-directed, innovative Program Coordinator who will assist in developing and implementing high quality programs that support health and wellness for the Muskegon community and beyond.

Requirements for this position include:

  • Must be 18 years of age, or older
  • Strong communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to complete online training courses
  • Ability to learn new computer systems for data tracking
  • Experience facilitating small groups is a plus
  • Background in teaching or health field desirable
  • High school diploma and 3 to 5 years of work-related experience

Aquatics Positions - Part Time

Muskegon Y Swim Team (MYST) Assistant Head Coach

Are you passionate about supporting kids in being successful in swimming and in life? Support the Y in continuing our tradition of excellence in the sport of swimming by joining our MYST team.

Requirements for this position include:

  • Must be 18 years of age, or older
  • Technical knowledge of swimming principles and basic skills related to competitive swimming
  • Minimum of 3-years experience coaching youth
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • A positive attitude and willingness to attend trainings and certifications as required

Safety Around Water (Swimming) Instructor

Did you spend your summers as a kid playing on the beach or swimming like a fish in the lake? If you answered yes to that question and have loved the water since you were little, we have a job for you. Keep future generations safe by passing down the skills needed to be safe in and around water.

Requirements for this position include:

  • Must be 18 years of age, or older
  • Must have basic swim knowledge
  • Swim instructor certification is a plus, but not required
  • Ability to communicate and listen effectively to both children and adults
  • Must be mature, responsible, alert, and professional
  • Must attend CPR, First Aid, Child Abuse Prevention, and other safety trainings when offered
  • Must be a friendly, positive team player
  • Must have a wide range of availability

Health Coach Positions - Part Time

Lifestyle Coach

Are you interested in helping others live their healthiest life? If you’re passionate about goal setting and building relationships, we want you to be a Certified Lifestyle Coach for our Diabetes Prevention Program!

Requirements for this position include:

  • Strong communication, organization, and relationship building skills
  • Good attention to detail
  • Empathy for health seekers
  • Flexibility to work with people with diverse backgrounds in a variety of settings
  • Cultural competency and understanding of behavior change

Livestrong Instructor

We’re searching for someone who is passionate about well-being and driven to make a difference in the lives of others. As a Livestrong Instructor, you will implement fitness classes for cancer survivors in a safe, enjoyable and positive environment that promotes wellness and engagement.

Requirements for this position include:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Group Exercise, Personal Training certification or education in the fitness field is preferred
  • Availability to teach at least 2 classes per week
  • Strong communication, organization, and relationship building skills
  • Empathy for survivors
  • Flexibility to work with people with diverse backgrounds in a variety of settings

Youth Coach Positions - Part Time

Youth Outreach Instructor

Remember the neighborhood games you played as a kid? If you would like to teach the next generation what it’s like to run around and play outside we have the job for you! This is a great experience for those that want to work with kids.

The Muskegon YMCA is looking for before and after school program instructors to work with kids at various sites throughout our community.

Requirements for this position include:

  • Some experience working with children (examples include preschool assistant, camp counselor, child care, sports camp, or similar experience)
  • Relate well to children, parents, team members, and have superior communication skills
  • Interest in health and fitness
  • High energy and hustle
  • Friendly, positive attitude
  • After school availability/evenings during the summer
  • Training on specific physical activity curriculum will be provided


Apply today by filling out our Application Form below or by downloading the Employment and Volunteer Application Form PDF, completing, and returning to info@muskegonymca.org.

Employment and Volunteer Application

  • We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicant resumes are accepted without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, veteran status or disability and in accordance with state and federal laws.

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  • Are you eligible to work in the U.S. and able to provide proof?
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