Have Fun (And A Job) This Summer at the Y | Now Hiring

Are you looking for a summer job? The Summit Area YMCA (SAY) is currently hiring for the 2022 summer season! If you are a highly motivated and goal oriented high school or college student, someone who enjoys the outdoors, loves working with kids, are interested in developing career skills, and making a difference in your community, then working at the SAY's summer camps is the place for you! 

Or maybe you enjoy swimming and want to work in our pools or learn the necessary skills to save lives and become a certified lifeguard?! Candidates interested in lifeguarding must be current in their American Red Cross lifeguarding certification, and have completed all of the requirements set by the American Red Cross Lifeguarding Program. Not lifeguard certified yet? The Summit Area YMCA will assist interested candidates in completing the American Red Cross Lifeguard training course with a commitment to work at our pools for the 2022 summer season!

The Y offers several employment opportunities that tailor to the strengths and abilities of many different individuals, in addition to competitive pay rates, a variety of schedules, and even the potential for full year employment.

Imagine going to work knowing that what you do each day positively affects the lives of the children and families in your community. Working at the Y, you’ll discover more than a job—you’ll enjoy the opportunity to make a lasting difference in the lives of those around you!



• Competitive pay!

• Get a FREE YMCA membership

• Professional development and safety training opportunities to gain the knowledge and skills needed to grow as leaders both inside and outside of the Y including, but not limited to: CPR & First Aid Certifications, Camp Safety, Policies and Procedures, Behavior Management, Aquatic Safety, Cause Drive Leadership, and more.

• Work experience that help with future career opportunities  



Locations: Berkeley Heights YMCA, Springfield Community Pool, Summit YMCA, Watchung Reservation, Travel Camp

• Camp Counselor
• Jr. Camp Counselor
• Head Camp Counselor
• Camp Site Coordinator

Must be able to attend preseason camp training beginning May 23, 2022.



Locations: Berkeley Heights Community Pool & Springfield Community Pool

• Lifeguard
• Head Lifeguard
• Manager
• Aquatics Director
• Pool Front Desk


Responsibilities & Core Values

While working at the Y is both fun and rewarding, as Summit Area YMCA employees, we are often guardians of children and upholders of our four core values — responsibility, honesty, caring and respect — we hold ourselves to a high standard and much of our attention is focused on responsibility and safety. At the Y, we take pride in teaching our staff how to be the best version of themselves and place importance on serving others so that every individual we interact with feels welcomed and supported. We are proud of the values we stand for, as a mission based nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening community. When it comes to our employees, we strive to create a welcoming and inclusive culture in which our four core values are integral to everyday operations.

No matter your role, your chance to be a changemaker awaits... To be a part of something big, to make a difference, apply today and join our team at the Summit Area YMCA. For more information, to browse opportunities and review the specific job descriptions visit www.thesay.org/employment.

The Summit Area YMCA is an equal opportunity employment regardless of gender, age, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or religious affiliation.


Questions? Contact:

Eileen Morris

Sr. Director of Human Resources
(908) 743-1311



In 1886, we were founded as the Young Men's Christian Association, but today, we are The Y. An association that values, and is made stronger by, its diverse people. We stand for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility — For a better us. We are committed to creating equal opportunity for all regardless of gender, age, disability, income, ethnicity, sexual orientation or religious affiliation. We strive to create a welcoming and inclusive culture in which our four core values — responsibility, honesty, caring and respect — are integral to everyday operations.

Each year, as one of the area’s leading 501(c)3 charitable organizations, the Summit Area YMCA serves more than 15,000 individuals with our free and fee-based programs and services in an area spanning the New Jersey communities of Berkeley Heights, Gillette, Millburn, New Providence, Short Hills, Springfield, Stirling and Summit. Our history is rooted in working side-by-side with our neighbors to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. Through the generosity of our members, donors, and partners, we are able to offer financial assistance for our programs and services to those in need.