(812) 367-2323   131 E. 16th Street, Ferdinand, IN 47532
Tri-County YMCA



Apply for a job at the Tri-County YMCA


Working at the Y, you'll discover more than a job - you'll enjoy a career with a future and the opportunity to make a lasting difference in the lives of those around you. Our staff is dedicated to building healthy, confident, connected, and secure children, adults, families, and communities.


Employment Opportunities:

We are always looking for the next mission-driven individual to join our team.  If you are interested in learning more about the Y and all that we have to offer, feel free to contact us to see what openings we have available at the current time.

Courtesy Desk

Our Courtesy Desk staff deliver excellent service to all members, guests, and program participants.  Responds to member and guest needs, promotes memberships and programs, and maintains cleanliness and organization of the lobby area.


  1. Provides excellent service to members, guests, and program participants in the Y and on the phone, contributing to member retention.
  2. Conduct interviews and/or tours responsive to the needs of prospective members; sells memberships.
  3. Builds relationships with members; helps members connect with one another and the YMCA.
  4. Handles and resolves membership concerns and informs supervisor of unusual situations or unresolved issues.


  1. Excellent interpersonal and problem solving skills.
  2. Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community
  3. Previous customer service, sales or related experience is preferred but not required.
  4. Basic knowledge of computers.


Our Childwatch staff deliver excellent service to all members, both parents and chilren.  Responds to children's needs, promotes memberships and programs, and maintains cleanliness and organization of the Childwatch room.


  1. Friendliness - maintains a positive attitude towards others, acknowledges the presence of others with a greeting, and is alert to the mood and needs of others.
  2. Punctuality - arrives at work prepared and ready to greet members and children. 
  3. Presentability - is poised, well-mannered, neatly and appropriately dressed, well-groomed, and clean.
  4. Energy Level - active and energetic, maintains an evident interest in the job.
  5. Orderliness - keeps materials, supplies, and equipment well organized to present an attractive, orderly, and inviting appearance to the room or any other area being used.
  6. Flexibility - is able to work with both individuals and groups of children with equal skill.
  7. Personal Manner - bends to eye level frequently when talking with a child; is able to help each child build self-esteem and healthy self-concept.
  8. Professionalism - uses appropriate language, and relates behavior to growth and development.
  9. Discipline - uses non-punitive methods of discipline, and offers guidance in a positive manner.
  10. Tolerance - treats all children equally, with respect and empathy. Avoids prejudicial attitudes.
  11. Patience - maintains self-control in dealing with others. 

Personal Trainers

We are looking for an individual who holds a current Personal Training certification who is committed to a healthy lifestyle and has a passion for health, fitness and making a difference in people's lives. 

The Personal Trainer follows the YMCA of the USA, Health and Fitness guidelines and is responsible for planning and leading a range of individualized or group exercise/activity sessions for clients in a fitness specialty area. The trainer performs a variety of fitness programs that are both educational and motivational. The trainer provides customer service which promotes member wellness in accordance with the YMCA policies and procedures and creates a safe, enjoyable, and positive environment.


  • Personal Training Certification
  • CPR/First Aid certification is preferred.

AfterSchool Mentor: Part-time Hourly

Responsible for providing an appropriately safe, caring, and enriching environment for the children enrolled in the YMCA After School Program. Counselors are responsible for conducting themselves in an appropriate manner, setting an example for children, parents and co- workers by reflecting the YMCA core values of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility, and faith.

The right candidate is:

  • Great with (and responsible around) kids
  • Warm, friendly, and open
  • Multitasking-oriented
  • At least 14 years old


  • Work in a team environment and encourage open communication regarding concerns/issues with children, parents or co workers
  • Work scheduled shifts and communicate expected absences to site supervisor in a timely manner
  • Practice open communication and respond to all forms of communication
  • Initiate and maintain positive relationships with Tri-County YMCA staff & school staff including principal, secretaries, custodial staff and teachers of key importance to the after school programs
  • Assist in maintaining clean-up schedules; including janitorial duties necessary to maintain the cleanliness of the Tri-County YMCA & school facility
  • Maintain accurate documentation of attendance, absences and emergency information on each child
  • Maintain all supplies, equipment and materials; inform the site supervisor when new/additional supplies are needed
  • Ensure that all staff and children are respectful of school property; ensure all school rules are followed
  • Attend staff meetings as scheduled
  • Follow Praesidium child safety guidelines
  • Consistently demonstrate positive interaction with all children; talk to them and treat them with dignity and respect
  • Consistently demonstrate positive discipline; teach and redirect rather than scolding or reprimanding hem; firmly and consistently enforce the rules
  • Express clear expectations and hold children accountable for adhering to them
  • Help children to develop a positive self-esteem and sense of self-worth
  • Consistently demonstrate and reinforce the values of caring, respect, honesty, and responsibility
  • Will actively engage in activities with children including: snack, physical activity, Homework and other planned activities
  • Lead and supervise children

Summer Day Camp Staff: Seasonal Hourly

The Tri-County YMCA is seeking Summer Day Camp Staff for the upcoming 2024 Camp Season.  Camp days are packed with fun filled activities ranging from a game of knockout to dodgeball to arts and crafts to a weekly field trip to a game of Uno and much more!


  • Youth Development Leader:  Supervises a group of children while implementing program activities that are theme related, developmentally appropriate, and consistent with YMCA core values (18+) 
  • Youth Development Assistant Supervisor & Supervisor:  Supervises children and provides coaching for staff while assisting with daily activities.  Communicates directly with children, families, and staff (18+)

The right candidate is:

  • Great with kids
  • Enthusiastic
  • Multi-tasking and flexible
  • At least 18 years old or 17 year olds with experience working with kids


  • Supervise a group of children in an atmosphere filled with fun and excitement the entire summer.
  • Plan and implement outdoor/indoor activities that are theme related, developmentally appropriate, and consistent with YMCA core values.
  • Participate enthusiastically in the activities with the kids.
  • Serve as a positive role model for the youth.
  • Be punctual and organized.
  • Work to ensure all youth are comfortable, safe, and feel included.
  • Assist co-workers in developing the weekly activity schedule.
  • Adhere to program standards including safety and cleanliness standards.
  • Attend staff trainings and weekly staff meetings and provide input/suggestions.
  • Follow YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse, prevention and emergencies.
  • Maintain positive relations with campers, parents, and fellow staff members.

Ready to work for the Y?

1. Apply online or come in and fill out an application.
2. Reach your potential with a job at the YMCA!


Benefits of Working at the Y

Part-Time Benefits

  • Free YMCA Employee/Family Membership
  • Child Care Discounts
  • 403(b) Plan
  • Retirement Fund
    • Eligibility Required

Full-Time Benefits

  • Vision Insurance
  • Short-term Disability Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • 8 Paid Holidays
  • Free YMCA Employee/Family Membership
  • Child Care Discounts
  • 403(b) Plan
  • Retirement Fund
    • Eligibility Required



MISSION STATEMENT: The Tri-County YMCA is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. 


Mon.-Thurs.: 5:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday: 5:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 6:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.


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