Join our Team
If you’re the kind of person that puts people first, leads by example, and holds the YMCA’s values of being caring, respectful, honest, inclusive and responsible – you’re a lot like us, and we’d love to meet you.
Why the YMCA?
There are lots of places to work, but few opportunities to do work that really matters, and the Y is one of those rare places. When you join our team, you don’t just get a job – you’ll embark on an exciting path of career development. Not only will you have the chance to help children, youth, and adults of all ages reach their true potential, you’ll be making a huge difference in your community.
The YMCA is thrilled to have been recognized on the Forbes list of Canada’s Best Employers 2023. This prestigious award is presented by Forbes and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider.
Work with us
Become a Volunteer
Achieve your personal and career goals at the Y!
✓ Comprehensive Group Benefits with employer cost-sharing, and a Pension Program with contribution matching
✓ Work-life balance and a family-friendly environment
✓ Discounted Childcare and Summer Camp programs
✓ Free YMCA Membership
✓ Lifelong learning including training and leadership opportunities to support your growth
✓ A commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in all of our employment practices so you can be your authentic self at work
Available Job Positions
Job Title: Outdoor Center Program Specialist Reports To: Ben Chisholm Position Status: Full-Time, SeasonalCompensation: $574.00/week Start Date: May 1, 2023Location: Big Cove Camp, Thorburn, NS… More
Job Title: Program Manager, Child & Youth Reports To: General Manager, Child & Youth Position Status: Full-TimeCompensation: $45,000 - $50,000 Start Date: April 15, 2023… More
Job Title: Early Childhood Educator Reports To: Director of Child Care Position Status: Full-Time Compensation: $33,280 to $52,249 annuallyTentative Start Date: May 23, 2023 Location: The… More
Job Title: YREACH Language InstructorPosition Status: Part-TimeCompensation: $24.50/hourStart Date: April 17, 2023Location: Cheticamp and surrounding area The YMCA is a place where everyone belongs. We are… More
Job Title: YREACH Language InstructorPosition Status: Part-TimeCompensation: $24.50/hourStart Date: April 24, 2023Location: Yarmouth and surrounding areasThe YMCA is a place where everyone belongs. We are… More
Title: Leadership DirectorReports to: Camp DirectorVacancies: 1Position Status: Full time, SeasonalSalary: $544+/week, depending on experience Start Date: Spring - April 2023, Summer – June 2023Location: Big… More
Job Title: Y-PHD Program LeaderReports To: Program ManagerPosition Status: Part-Time Contract – March to June; Monday to Friday; 2:00 - 5:30pmCompensation: $15.00/hourStart Date: ImmediatelyLocation: St. Catherine’s Elementary… More
Job Title: Camp CounsellorReports To: Camp DirectorPosition Status: Full Time, SeasonalStart Date: June 2023 for SummerLocation: Big Cove Camp, Thorburn, NSThe YMCA is a place where… More
Job Title: Section DirectorReports To: Camp DirectorPosition Status: Full-Time, SeasonalCompensation: $544+/week depending on experienceStart Date: Spring - April 2023, Summer – June 2023Location: Big Cove… More
Job Title: Program Delivery Support Reports To: Child and Youth Settlement SupervisorPosition Status: Temporary Full-TimeCompensation: $35,285 per year Start Date: April 17, 2023Office Location: YMCA Centre for… More
YMCA Nova Scotia Works Employment Services Centre
Discover numerous employment prospects and career services at the “YMCA Nova Scotia Works Employment Services Centre.” Our team collaborates with job seekers in local settings, providing support in the fields of job search, personal development, and community involvement.
Available Volunteer Positions
Volunteer Assistant Aquatic Leader
YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth Halifax, NS
At the YMCA we know that our ability to partner with others in our community is through the passion and dedication of our employees and volunteers. Apply here
Future Volunteer Opportunities
YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth Halifax, NS
Are you interested in joining our team as a volunteer? The YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth is always on the lookout for dynamic volunteers to join us in our journey of Building Healthy Communities through the Power of Belonging. Apply here
YMCA Child Protection Standards
Employment with the YMCA is conditional upon a clear Child Abuse Register Check. For those 18 and over, employment is also subject to a Criminal Record and Vulnerable Sector Check.
The YMCA is fully committed to safeguarding the welfare of all children, young people and vulnerable adults in its care.
The YMCA is committed to:
- providing a safe environment for children and young people;
- identifies children, young people and vulnerable adults who are suffering, or likely to suffer, significant harm; and
- takes appropriate action to see that such children, young people and vulnerable adults are kept safe at the YMCA.