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Embarcadero YMCA
Peninsula Family YMCA
Stonestown Family YMCA
Full time
Part time
Competency level: 
Salary range: 
$21.00 to $27.50 per hour
Start date: 
May 02, 2024

Careers with a Cause

Imagine going to work knowing that what you do each day positively influences the lives of people and communities. As the nation's leading nonprofit organization committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the YMCA of San Francisco offers more than just a job -- we offer you a career with a future and the chance to make a lasting difference in your community. At the Y, you can discover your passion and a lifelong career helping to solve some of the nation's most pressing social issues.

About the Job

Keeps the pool and surrounding area safe, and appropriately responds to emergencies that may occur. Responsible for keeping various aspects of the pool area in order, including the office, equipment room and deck. Presents a positive, enthusiastic and caring attitude to a diversified population of members and staff. Knows and exhibits the YMCA mission through programs that strive for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

Must be scheduled to open at least one shift per week per season (up to 3 months) to receive opening lifeguard pay rate.

Salary range: $21.00 to $27.50 per hour

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum 18 years old
  • Must be available early mornings, afternoons, weekends
  • Ability to exercise mature judgment and tact
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively with members, staff and volunteers
  • Current Lifeguard Certification, Y-approved CPR/AED, First Aid and Oxygen certification

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous Aquatics experience
  • Bilingual skills in Cantonese, Mandarin, Spanish







All employees working with the YMCA are considered to have supervisory or disciplinary action relationship over minors.  Job offers are conditional and contingent upon background clearance. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and CA Fair Chance Act, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Everything you need to know about us

We offer the following benefits:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Comprehensive health benefits - medical and dental plans for full time employees
  • Retirement benefits – 12% employer contribution after completion of eligibility requirements
  • Employee Assistance Program for all employees
  • Commuter Benefits via pre-tax payroll deductions
  • Flexible Spending Account – Medical and Dependent Care on a pre-tax basis  
  • Use of YMCA of San Francisco Fitness facilities
  • Paid time off benefits for part time and full time employees upon completion of eligibility requirements
  • Training and staff development for all employees