Current Openings:

Child Watch Staff

Location:  West Side Y

Hours:  M-F 4:30-8pm

Pay:  $8.00-$8.50/hr depending on experience

Brief Description:  Child watch attendant is responsible for supervision and interaction of children age 6 weeks to 6 years old while under the care of the Child Watch department.  In addition, every position in the YMCA of East Tennessee is responsible for upholding the Judeo-Christian principles that are central to our mission by modeling behaviors that exemplify the Y’s core values – caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.

To Apply or request more detailed job description:  Email Bekah McElhannon at rmcelhannon@ymcaknoxville.org.  You may also download an application (below) and send or bring it to the West Side Y, 400 N. Winston Road, Knoxville, TN 37909

Aquatics Director

Location: West Side Family Y

Salary: $30,000 – $38,000

Job Description:

The Aquatics Director’s primary responsibility is the overall management of the Aquatic Department at the West Side Family YMCA, under the supervision of the Executive Director. This position will oversee a large outdoor pool and competitive swim team in the summer and a 6 lane indoor pool year round.


  • At least 3 years of supervisory experience, and also 3 years of swim instruction of all levels and ages and lifeguard experience.
  • Strong organizational, computer and communication skills, being able to maintain good member relations and staff relations.
  • Current certifications in Red Cross/ YMCA LGT, CPR/AED-PRO, O2, and First Aid.


  • Possess strong organizational and computer skills
  • Experience supervising staff and developing pool schedule and class schedule, as well as good member relation and staff relation skills.
  • Maintain current certification in Red Cross /YMCA LGT, CPR/AED Pro, Administering O2, First Aid.
  • Sound judgment and problem-solving skills for dealing with daily issues in a variety of situations.
  • Knowledge of budgeting and expense control.


  • Exhibit the core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility and maintain a professional image and manner consistent with the YMCA mission and goals.
  • Provide excellent member service by exceeding member expectations and use active listening skills with members in order to build relationships and understand the individual’s goals and interests and take the initiative to assist in achievement of those goals.
  • Develop, implement and oversee all aquatic programs, including, but not limited to, parent child, preschool, youth and adult swim lessons, lifeguard training, pool rentals, masters and youth swim teams, summer camp swim lessons and the outdoor pool in the summer.
  • Develop, manage and achieve the annual aquatic budget.
  • Hire, train, supervise and evaluate all paid and volunteer instructors and lifeguards as programs dictate and budget guidelines allow.
  • Schedule and staff all aquatic programs.
  • Maintain good parent, staff and community relationships.
  • Participate in Branch & Association activities including Signature events & Annual Campaign.
  • Perform building coverage as needed.
  • Participate in trainings that benefit the position and the YMCA.
  • Instruct classes and lifeguards as needed.
  • Prepare and submit bi-monthly payroll on a timely basis through Web-based Payroll System.
  • Hold orientation meetings for the parent child and preschool swim lessons for new participants at the beginning of every session.
  • Have a working knowledge of DAXKO Operations/Accounting computer program.
  • Communicate effectively with the other association Aquatics Directors through the QMT.

Additional Compensation Details:

Medical benefits, life insurance, retirement fund -12%, paid vacation, sick time and paid AYP membership.

To Apply:

Please send all resumes to Ken Teague at kteague@ymcaknoxville.org.

Resumes accepted until: 10/3/2014


Aqua Aerobics Instructor

Location – West Side and Davis Y

Position Type – Part-time, non-exempt

Start Date – Tuesday and Thursdays from 8:30-9:30am at West Side and 11:00am-12:00noon at Davis.  Also need to be available to fill-in as needed.

Pay:  $15-$18 per class depending on experience and certifications

To Apply or request more detailed job description please contact Lori Humphreys at the West Side Y at 865-690-9622 or Steve Barnas at the Davis Y at 865-777-9622.


Application For Employment Form

The YMCA of East Tennessee is an equal opportunity employment employer.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.  YMCA of East Tennessee is also an E-Verify Employer.