Do you believe that every individual deserves the opportunity to grow and thrive in an aquatics setting?  If you answered yes, read below to learn more.

Join an organization that believes in everyone regardless of ability level as a part-time Adapted Aquatics Instructor. This position assists individuals with disabilities in swim lessons. These programs are held at both the Houser Y in Onalaska and Dahl Y in La Crosse. These are part-time positions working evenings and weekends 3-4 hours per week. Free adult membership.


  • Teach youth and adults with diverse abilities and special needs to learn to swim, fine tune swimming techniques and promote water safety in a one-on-one setting
  • Enforce safety regulations
  • Applying appropriate policies and procedures
  • Set up and take down equipment

Key Qualifications

  • Good social and communication skills working with youth and adults
  • YMCA Swim Instructor or American Red Cross W.S.I (preferred, not required)
  • First Aid and CPR Certifications (preferred, not required)
  • Swim team, swim instructor, OR lifeguarding experience required
  • Ability to lift up to 50lbs

If you are interested in learning more about this position, please complete an application by clicking HERE.

The Y is seeking creative and energetic individuals to be positive role models while engaging youth in enriching and fun activities as a Birthday Party Host.

Join our team where you will gain valuable experience in event organization through hosting our family events including birthday parties and family fun nights.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with kids and parents
  • Decorate and setup for parties
  • Provide a safe environment and sense of belonging

Key Qualifications:

  • Excellent social and communication skills
  • Innovative abilities
  • Passion for working with youth
  • Basic computer and video game knowledge
  • Ability to lift up to 20 lbs.
  • Excitement to participate and play with children
  • Dependability is a must

These are part-time positions working hours during the week and weekends. Free adult Y membership dependent on the number of hours worked per week.

To apply please complete an employment application HERE.

Join the Y’s Child Care Center Team as a part-time closing Child Care Assistant Teacher.  We are looking for several qualified candidates to work Monday-Friday 3:00-6:00 pm 3:30-6:00 pm or 4:00-6:00 pm. 

We offer a free Y membership for employees who work at least 6 hours per week. 


  • Promote youth development through a hands-on learning environment
  • Provide children with opportunities to develop language and literacy and social/emotional skills
  • Build relationships with families and the staff team
  • Be ready to initiate activities, participate in activities and interact with children


  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Early Childhood or related education coursework   
  • Education & experience in early childhood a plus


Please complete an employment application HERE

Be part of an organization that families trust every day to care for their children, ages birth to seven, in our drop-in program. We are seeking individuals that are committed and enthusiastic about teaching kids our values – caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility. 

Openings available at the R.W. Houser Family YMCA in Onalaska and the Dahl Family YMCA in La Crosse, WI. The available hours to work are listed below:

  • Monday through Friday:  7:50 am – 1:30 pm OR 3:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Primary Duties:

  • Promote youth development through a hands-on learning environment
  • Provide children with opportunities to develop early language and motor skills through age-appropriate play and activities
  • Build relationships with families and the staff team

Key Qualifications:

  • Genuine interest and appreciation for young children.
  • At least 1 year of past experience working with children infant to age 7.
  • Perform first aid functions when necessary according to infant/child procedures.
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from participants, members, staff, administration, or the general public.  

To Apply:

Please complete an application HERE

These are part-time positions available at both the Dahl Family YMCA in La Crosse and the R.W. Houser Family YMCA in Onalaska. There are opportunities to work 3-10 hours per week; morning, evening, & weekend.

A free adult Y membership included dependent on the number of hours worked weekly.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Teach Hip Hop, Ballet, Jazz, and Tap
  • Teach beginner through advanced level classes
  • Build relationships with others and create a welcoming environment

Key Qualifications:

  • Studio dance training background
  • Teaching experience
  • Knowledge of dance terminology and technique
  • Possess strong communication skills
  • Be energetic and self-directed

To apply please complete an employment application HERE.

For more information contact Tammy Addleman, Arts & Humanities Director, at [email protected] or 608.519.5513

Are you passionate about fitness and helping others reach their goals? Join the Y staff team as a Fitness instructor! We are looking for enthusiastic individuals to teach Cardio Kickboxing, Water Exercise, Pilates and Yoga. These are part time positions working 2-10 hours per week depending on availability; hours available include afternoon, evening, and weekends.

  • Key Qualifications:
    Strong verbal communication skills
  • Ability to teach well-planned group exercise class
  • Ability to spot incorrect form and correct the individual
  • Group Fitness Instructor Certification, Personal Trainer Certification OR B.S. in Exercise Sports Science
  • Understand the basic principles of group exercise, including strength training, cardiovascular fitness, heart rate and perceived exertion scales and flexibility training.
To apply please complete an employment application HERE

Now seeking knowledgeable, caring, energetic, positive, friendly, creative, compassionate, nurturing, organized, and community-minded gymnastics coaches to teach in our state-of-the-art facility. 


  • Understanding and supporting our cause
  • Planning, spotting, and teaching gymnastics classes pre-school through pre-team
  • Assessing the progress of students
  • Interacting and communicating with participant parents
  • Assisting with gymnastics special events and other related duties
  • Instructors will develop relationship building, teaching, coaching, class management, and leadership skills

Hours: 1-4 days per week 3-15 hours a week.

Current Open Positions:

Houser Y in Onalaska

  1. Thursday 4-7pm 
  2. Saturday 10-2pm (looking for 3 more people for this shift)

To apply please complete an employment application HERE. For more information please contact Kelly Sorensen, Gymnastics Director, at [email protected]

Join our team of lifeguards and swim instructors to maintain the health and safety of all participant, provide high-quality programming, while building relationships with members and program participants. 


  • Maintain health and safety of all participants
  • Enforce rules and expectations
  • Constant vigilance of pool activities
  • Conduct YMCA Learn-to-Swim lessons
  • Must enjoy working around children and adults of all ages

Key Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 15 years old
  • American Red Cross (or equivalent)
    • Lifeguard Certification (for lifeguards only)
    • CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer Certification (lifeguards only)
  • YMCA Water Instructor Certification, preferred (Instructors only)


  • Part-time positions in either branch
  • Seasonal Full Time Positions available 
  • $1/hour increase for summer hours

*Free adult Y membership included!*

To apply please complete an employment application HERE

Our Y is looking for individuals to help support and coach cancer survivors on their road to recovery in the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program.


  • Scheduling and completing “intake interviews”
  • Plan and deliver personalized physical activity programs for members
  • Engage with members and create a community in classes

Key Qualifications:

  • Knowledge in exercise science
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience in facilitating small groups
  • Be able to create individualized exercise programs

Part-time position working 3-6 hours per week

How to Apply:

To apply please complete an employment application HERE.

For more information contact:

Dana Boler
Health Interventions Director
[email protected]

We are looking for energetic individuals who are seeking a fun opportunity creating a friendly, helpful and positive atmosphere for anyone visiting or calling the Y, giving tours of the facility, processing memberships, and registrations and addressing any member and guest concerns

Key Qualifications:

  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Microsoft Office knowledge
  • Accurate money handling experience with a high level of confidentiality
  • Related experience and/or training in customer service
  • CPR/First Aid/AED Certification

To Apply: Complete an employment application HERE.

Do you have a passion for music? Help our members develop creative expression through music by joining the Y’s Arts and Humanities Team as a Piano, Voice or Guitar teacher.  These are part-time positions working 2-8 hours per week and have positions available at both Y locations.

A free adult Y membership is included dependent on the number of hours worked weekly.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Instruction of progressive lessons for students of varying abilities
  • Planning 30-minute lessons
  • Communicate with parents
  • Prepare students for an annual recital
  • Create a welcoming environment for students

Key Qualifications:

  • Accomplished background in music
  • Ability to organize lessons and inspire others
  • Organized and possess strong communication skills

To apply please complete an employment application HERE.

These are part-time hourly positions working 1-6 days per week with varying hours to include some nights and weekends. We offer a free adult Y membership for employees who at least 6 hours per week. 


  • Thursday 6:20-8:35 at Dahl
  • Friday from 5-8pm at Houser


  • Spot, and teach parkour classes ranging from beginner through advanced
  • Assess the progress of students
  • Interact and communicate with participant parents
  • Assist with parkour special events


  • Knowledgeable regarding Parkour
  • Energetic and positive
  • Compassionate and community-minded
  • Organized
To apply please complete an employment application HERE.

This is a part-time position available at our La Crosse Dahl YMCA.

Personal trainers are responsible for the development and incorporation of training programs for members of the Y. The trainer provides accurate fitness information, plans effective programs, and addresses participant’s questions. Personal trainers’ possess the ability to motivate participants at all skill and fitness levels, along with the ability to identify incorrect lifting techniques and how to correct the individual. The trainer is also responsible for all scheduling of clients and tracking accurate records of client’s attendance and payment history.

Key Qualifications

  • Excellent communication skills
  • National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) nationally recognized Personal Training Certification such as NSCA, ACSM, NASM or ACE
  • Adult and child CPR/AED and First Aid Certification
  • YMCA Fitness Assessment Certification or experience in this area is a plus
  • Degree in exercise science, fitness, or related field is preferred

To apply please complete an application HERE

Preschool instructors help instruct physical and non-physical classes including arts & crafts, gym, music, and activity programs for preschool children. Responsibilities include preparing lesson plans, preparing craft projects, provide structured, safe, and welcoming environment for children and families.

Candidates must be creative, have energy and enthusiasm to work with children and the ability to understand and relate to the developmental stages of children.

These are part-time positions working at either the Dahl Family YMCA in La Crosse or the R.W. Houser Family YMCA in Onalaska for 2-5 hours per week, 1-2 days a week.

To apply please complete an employment application HERE

The Inclusion Coordinator has many roles in implementing inclusion successfully in the School Age Care (SAC) program. He/she is responsible for creating and managing accommodations and modifications to the SAC program for children with special needs. As well as, establishing and maintaining relationships with parents or guardians of the child and leading, training and supporting staff. The Inclusion Coordinator is responsible for inspiring and motivating the SAC community to develop effective ways of overcoming barriers to inclusion and promoting effective teaching and learning for children with specific needs. 


  • Conduct assessment meetings with families/school professionals, and create student profiles for potential clients
  • Advise, encourage and support staff on the most effective inclusion methods
  • Provide and arrange for staff training on inclusion practices
  • Support and advise all staff on the specific demands of children with additional needs. 
  •  Document and communicate the progress of the children in the program
  • Communicate the progress of the individual children with their guardians, social workers, onsite staff, and directors
  • Biweekly check in’s with all school age care directors
  • Consistent legal documentation of communication about on site experiences, developments, and recorded hours.


  • Must be a minimum of 18 years of age
  • Previous experience working with youth or as Child Care Program Staff
  • Current certification in CPR or CPR/PR (Professional Rescuer); First Aid. Must be able to obtain certifications within 30 days of hire
  • Knowledge of general principles in such areas as child development and guidance, inclusion, collaboration, and community building
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with school age children
  • Demonstrated effective communication and influence (verbal or written), program/project management, creative problem solving, and human relations skills
  • Willingness to work with various special needs children from diverse populations.
  • College level coursework in education, recreation, or related field
  • Knowledge and/or experience working with individuals with special needs
  • Must have availability during program operating hours (2:30-5:30pm) 
Hours: 10-15 hours a week 2:30-5:30pm with flexibility

To Apply: Send Resume and cover letter to Shane Drey, Senior School Age Director, at [email protected].

This is a part-time hourly position working Monday – Friday. 

Why YMCA School Age Care?
· Provide mentorship and positive guidance to elementary students in a before and after school setting
· Have a blast and make a positive impact on youth in your community
· Facilitate opportunities for physical activity and nutrition.
· Gain critical experience in positive guidance techniques and program creation
· Take a leadership position within a dynamic team-based work environment
· Work for the leading youth-serving organization in the La Crosse area
· Flexible part-time hours to fit your schedule
· Free adult Y membership
Key Responsibilities:
  • Lead activities and build relationships
  • Provide opportunities for physical activity and healthy eating
  • Build relationships with families
Key Qualifications:
  • Strong verbal communication
  • Education and experience in early childhood is preferred
  • CPR/AED/First Aid within the first 6 months of hire


  • Part-time positions in La Crosse, Holmen, Onalaska, and Bangor schools
  • 10-25 hours per week; morning & evening
We are looking to hire male and female mentors/role models.
Majors/Minors Encouraged to Apply:
· Education/Special Education
· Physical Education
· Psychology
· Sociology
· Recreation Management
· Therapeutic Recreation
· Physical Therapy
· Health Sport Science
To Apply:
Please complete an employment application HERE.

If you are passionate about developing youth through teamwork, competition, fun and swimming, join our team as a Swim Team Coach for our competitive youth swim team, The Wave.

Key Qualifications:

American Red Cross (or equivalent):

  • Lifeguard Certification
  • CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer Certification
  • Water Instructor Certification (preferred)

Job Duties:

  • Understand the important impact teaching a strong foundation of competitive strokes have on a swimmer’s career
  • Nurture and motivate youth to realize their potential and achieve their goals
  • Mondays, 4:00-5:00 pm – Houser Branch
  • Tuesdays/Thursdays, 4:45-5:45pm – Dahl Branch

Do you enjoy engaging with teens? If so the YMCA Teen Center is looking for you! We are looking for cause-driven leaders to help teens reach their potential though involvement in positive activities such as art, music, cooking, group games, meaningful conversation and much more.  This is a part-time position with summer program hours of Monday through Friday 1pm – 9pm and Saturday 12pm-4pm. Employees work a minimum of 8 hours per week (more hours worked by each employee is preferred).

Primary Duties:

  • Supervising and engaging with teens that use the teen center
  • Leading activities and being a positive role model for youth
  • Engage youth in activities: art, music, cooking, etc.

Key Qualifications:

  • Experience working with youth.
  • At least one year of post-secondary education with related coursework
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Organized and flexible

To Apply:

Please complete an employment application HERE.

Are you passionate about engaging with youth in meaningful and compelling ways? If so, check out this opportunity for a part-time Youth and Family Staff Member.


  • Provide support and guidance to youth and teens
  • Oversee all aspects of youth members in the Primetime Center and Family Fun Center while working
  • Implement and administer age appropriate programming
  • Act as a positive role model
  • Communicate with teens using positive language and re-direct conversations that are not in line with the Y’s Youth Code of Conduct and the Y’s core values
  • Encourage youth and teen participation and interaction in activities while creating a motivating environment that is friendly and non-competitive

Key Qualifications:

  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Experience working with youth and teens
  • Ability to re-direct negative conversations to positive ones
  • Experience utilizing Microsoft Word

To apply, please complete an employment application HERE.

If you’re serious about developing youth through sport, we invite you to join our passionate team of coaches.

Our youth sports coaches impact participants through character development and positive competition. Our Y is always looking for individuals to help coach and referee in all of our different youth sports programs throughout the year. We are currently seeking for summer help as we transition into the new season.

These positions are needed for the Dahl Family YMCA and R.W. Houser Family YMCA in La Crosse, Onalaska and Holmen programs. Some of these programs may be held off-site.


  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Flag Football
  • Basketball

Candidates should be enthusiastic, motivating, and able to relate well to young children. Some knowledge and experience playing organized sports is beneficial, specifically baseball. These are part-time positions working 3-20 hours per week. 

To Apply: Complete an employment application HERE.

Are you motivated to help people reach their health and wellness goals? If so, join our Wellness Center team.

• Enforce rules and guidelines for the Wellness Center
• Assist members to correctly use equipment
• Spot members while using equipment when necessary

Key Qualifications:
• Strong verbal communications skills
•A background in fitness, strength training, physical education,  recreation or related field
• The ability to lift up to 50lbs
• CPR/First Aid Certification

La Crosse:
Tuesday and Thursdays 4:50am-9am
Monday-Friday 8:55am-1pm
Tuesday 4:55pm-9:40pm 
Weekend shifts are also available.

Onalaska: Variable hours, weekdays and weekends or Closing (5-10pm)

To Apply: Complete an employment application HERE.