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Join a Great Team, With a Great Cause! A better US starts with U!

Imagine going to work knowing that what you do each day positively affects the lives of the people of our community. Working at the Y, you have the opportunity to make a lasting difference in the lives of those around you. In more than 10,000 communities nationwide, 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 the nation’s health and well-being and providing support to our neighbors!  Join our team of more than 250 employees. 

Youth Development Center (YDC): The YMCA Youth Development Center cares for children in the Aberdeen community in a variety of ways through our licensed childcare facility located just across the street from the main YMCA. Joining our YDC team you have the opportunity to work with children of all ages. Our facility is divided into three age categories. Choose what ages are best for you ranging from Infant and Toddlers, to Pre-School and Pre-Kindergarten, or our School Age program.

We offer part time hours for many positions with opportunities for flexibility to work with your school or other schedules.  All employees receive a YMCA single membership (for part-time) and a family membership (for full time).  We encourage our staff to be “members” of our YMCA community by taking advantage of all the Y has to offer!

Current Openings 

Full-Time Positions:

Download application and return via email to or drop off at the front desk of the YMCA

Janitorial Supervisor


Youth Development Center-Assistant Teacher (Pre-School and Infants


Part-Time Positions:

FLEXIBLE Scheduling!

Group Fitness Instructor- Zumba and/or Yoga


Custodian (Rotating Weekends) Flexible hours


Lifeguard  (Contact to find out how to get certified!)


YDC Assistant Teacher (various age groups available- Flexible scheduling)


Personal Trainer


Swim Instructor 


YMCA Employment Information:

Core Benefits- benefits are based on employment status

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Prescription Drug
  • YMCA Retirement Fund (including 403(b) Smart Account)
  • Personal Time Off (PTO)
  • Holidays
  • Sick Leave
  • Free or reduced memberships
  • Discounted program rates
  • Discounted childcare rates
  • YDC positions may include FREE lunch!
  • Nationwide Membership enables you to visit any participating YMCAs in other cities or states

Applications are also available at Member Services at the Aberdeen Family YMCA.  For any questions please contact:

Molly Johnson, HR Manager

605-225-4910 ext 1007

The YMCA is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, or other terms or conditions of employment on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age or any other status protected by law.