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STRENGTHENING COMMUNITY IS OUR CAUSE

The La Porte County Family YMCA is a leading nonprofit for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. We are a powerful association of men, woman and children of all ages and from all walks of life joined together by a shared passion: to strengthen the foundations of our community. 

With a commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility. Our Y ensures that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. To do our important work, our Y relies on support from members, donors, volunteers and community leaders. 

Our Y believes that lasting personal and social change can only come about when we all work together to invest in our kids, our health and our community. Every day our impact is felt when a mentor inspires a child, when an individual makes a healthy choice and when the community comes together for the common good. 

Our Y is, and always will be, dedicated to building healthy, confident, connected and secure children, adults, families and communities. There is no other nonprofit quite like the Y. Be a part of a cause committed to moving people and communities forward. 

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Imagine going to work knowing that what you do each day positively affects the lives of the people in your community. 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. All of this can be found at the La Porte County Family YMCA. With over 100 years of service to our community, the Y staff members—of all ages and from diverse backgrounds and life experiences—are transforming lives through YMCA programs for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. 

At the Y, you will:

  • Meet new and diverse people in a fast paced environment that’s never boring
  • Learn and develop new abilities through extensive training opportunities
  • Grow your career in a strong organization that promotes from within
  • Strengthen your skills in leadership and communications

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Career Opportunities:

La Porte Branch

Lifeguard (Will Train or Recertify):  

Position Summary:

Maintains safe swimming conditions in the pool, deck, and surrounding areas. Creates a safe and positive atmosphere that promotes member safety and engagement in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures.

Essential Functions:

  • Performs equipment checks and ensures appropriate equipment is available as needed. Checks the pool for hazardous conditions when arriving. Performs chemical testing at appropriate times of the day, as required, and takes appropriate action.
  • Maintains constant surveillance of the pool area by following guidelines for scanning the pool area.
  • Knows/reviews all emergency procedures and responds to emergency situations immediately in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures.
  • Learns, knows, and enforces all pool policies, rules, and regulations consistently, fairly and firmly to all patrons using the pool facilities.
  • Maintains accurate records as required by the YMCA and/the state Health Department code.
  • Never leaves pool deck unattended. During the required 5 minute guard breaks, the Wellness staff will be on deck. Do not leave for break until they arrive.
  • Manages any problem situations that may occur. You have the authority in the pool area and must enforce those rules. Contact the building supervisor on duty to deal with extreme situations that would take your attention away from the water.
  • Shows up for all scheduled dates on time and in proper attire (rescue tube must be worn at all times while patrons are in the pool or hot tub with strap around their shoulder, no exceptions, and rescue pouch must be worn at all times while on duty.)

Swim instructor

Position Summary:

Provides direct leadership, instruction and motivation for students in swimming classes. Maintains a working relationship with parents and children.

Essential Functions:

  • Report unsafe conditions immediately to supervisor or other person of responsibility if your immediate supervisor is not available.
  • Follow all YMCA policies, rules, regulations and procedures.
  • Follow departmental dress code.  No alterations to the dress code are allowed.
  • Complete incident and accident reports as necessary.
  • Attend staff meetings and trainings as required.
  • Instructs swimming lessons as assigned in accordance with YMCA guidelines, having prepared lesson plans accordingly.
  • Develops positive relationships with members and participants and provides motivational support and guidance.
  • Encourages member and parent involvement and identifies potential volunteers.
  • Conveys information on aquatics programs and schedules and as appropriate refers members and participants to other programs.
  • Maintains records as required (i.e. attendance, progress reports, etc.).
  • Organizes and puts away needed class equipment.  Reports damaged equipment.
  • Trains and supervises class aides as assigned.
  • Volunteer at a minimum of one YMCA event per calendar year.
  • Builds relationships with members and building participants.
  • Exemplify the YMCA core values of caring, respect, responsibility and honesty.
  • Performs other duties as requested by supervisor.
  • Showing up for all scheduled dates on time and in proper attire.


For further information contact Kyle Jeffers, Aquatics Director at 219-221-4055 or email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . 


Housekeeper:  

Position Summary:

Responsible for the overall cleanliness of the Childcare facility.  Must follow the written cleaning schedule for each classroom and the public area.

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for the overall cleanliness of the Center.
  • Being responsible for cleaning equipment and communicating supply needs to Center Director.
  • Maintaining grounds.
  • Performs other duties as requested by supervisor.
  • Showing up for all scheduled dates on time and in proper attire

Physical Demands:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is often required to: climb stairs, bend, stoop, kneel, twist, reach with hands, sit, and lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, have finger dexterity, grasp, perform repetitive motions, talk, hear, and have visual acuity.

For further information contact Ben Fout, Community Connections Director, at 219-325-9622 ext. 101 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Member Services Staff:  

Position Summary:

Delivers 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 work area.

Essential Functions:

  • Be responsible for enforcing facility rules.
  • Maintain order in lobby area
  • Be responsible for making sure members and guests are greeted as they enter the building and that they are scanning in if members or signing in on log sheet if a guest or spectator.
  • Assist member services area with members needing keys, racquetballs, towels, etc.
  • Know appropriate emergency and safety procedures and proper exits for everyone in the facility.
  • Handles and resolves membership concerns and informs supervisor of unusual situations or unresolved issues.
  • Answer the phones.
  • Must be able to operate a computer.
  • Must be willing to learn or know about the YMCA programming, mission, functions, etc.
  • Contact proper staff for deliveries.
  • Contact proper staff for membership sign ups.
  • Maintain check in station area in a clean and orderly fashion with no clutter on counter.
  • Responsible for making sure all documents used on a daily basis are filled in, this includes the brochures on the wall.
  • Make sure new membership packets are made up and always available
  • Provides excellent service to members, guests, and program participants in the building, on the phone, and at the desk.  Contribute to member retention.
  • Sells programs, day passes, memberships merchandise, etc as necessary. 


For further information contact Marla Bruns, Membership Director, at 219-325-9622 ext 115 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Kid Watch Care Giver:  

Position Summary:

Provide direction in a safe and clean environment and a quality experience for children and parents.

Essential Functions: 

  • Ensuring the care, safety and well-being of all children.
  • Caring for children’s physical needs.
  • Maintaining a safe, clean and nurturing environment.
  • Interacting with children to promote learning and social development
  • Maintaining a clean room equipment and environment. 
  • Completing required trainings (CPR & First Aid, Bloodborne pathogens, Child Abuse prevention)
  • Performs other duties as requested by supervisor.


For further information contact Marla Bruns, Membership Director, 219-325-9622 ext. 115 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . 


Before/After School Care Giver (Rolling Prairie):

Position Summary:

Provides direct supervision of children attending before and after school child care and ensures a quality experience.  Finds creative ways to implement and emphasize the YMCA core values of honesty, respect, responsibility and caring.  Maintains a working relationship with parents and children.

 Essential Functions: 

  • Supervises a group of children.
  • Plans and implements program activities that are culturally relevant, developmentally appropriate and consistent with YMCA core values.
  • Adheres to program standards including safety, nutrition, physical activity and cleanliness standards.
  • Maintains positive relations with parents, school staff and administration, and other staff.
  • Keeps program materials organized and well-maintained.
  • Follows payment acceptance procedures.
  • Help with other YMCA functions and duties as assigned by supervisor.  Know appropriate emergency and safety procedures and proper exits for everyone in the facility.

For further information contact Ben Fout, Community Connections Director, at 219-325-9622 ext. 101 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Personal Trainer:  

Position Summary:

Conduct personal training sessions to the standards of the certificate held as YMCA’s mission and philosophy. Safely design and implement appropriate individual fitness programs for clients. Educate, stimulate, motivate and promote adherence to a healthy lifestyle. Provide a quality experience to all participants that focus on the YMCA core values: honesty, respect, responsibility and caring.

Essential Functions:

  • Must possess knowledge of sound fitness principles, contraindicated exercises and movements and sound form.
  • Personal trainers must be energetic, dedicated and motivated as well as enjoy working with clients one-on-one and in small groups.
  • Will dress and act in a professional and appropriate manner.
  • Must have the ability to demonstrate sound judgment in handling issues with staff and members.
  • Must have the ability to administer national YMCA fitness assessments or its equivalent.
  • Personal trainers must interpret assessment results to clients and based on evaluation and client goals, design and implement a fitness program.

For further information contact Elizabeth Downs, Healthy Living Director, at 219-325-9622 ext. 104 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Aerobics Instructor: 

Position Summary:

Conduct a safe and effective Group Exercise class. Instruct with a positive and motivating spirit. Instruct a class that is inclusive for all. Provide a quality experience to all participants that focus on the YMCA core values: honesty, respect, responsibility and caring.

Essential Functions:

  • Instructor must possess knowledge of sound fitness principles, contraindicated exercises and movements, sound form and appropriate music selection.
  • Conduct Group Fitness classes when scheduled and be available to substitute for other instructors based on need and availability.
  • Instructor will be responsible for finding a replacement if they are unable to teach their scheduled class.  Instructors may not cancel class without the permission of their supervisor and the supervisor must be contacted a minimum of 24 hours in advance.
  • Instructor must be fully prepared and on time for all classes
  • Must set up and put away music equipment, microphone, fitness equipment and any other special equipment used in conjunction with the class.
  • Must be willing to stay after class to build rapport and answer any questions a participant might have.

For further information contact Christina Howland, Healthy Living Coordinator-Instructor, at 219-325-9622 ext. 104 or email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Michigan City Elston Branch

Lifeguard (Will Train to Recertify): 

Position Summary:

Maintains safe swimming conditions in the pool, deck, and surrounding areas. Creates a safe and positive atmosphere that promotes member safety and engagement in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures.

Essential Functions:

  • Performs equipment checks and ensures appropriate equipment is available as needed. Checks the pool for hazardous conditions when arriving. Performs chemical testing at appropriate times of the day, as required, and takes appropriate action.
  • Maintains constant surveillance of the pool area by following guidelines for scanning the pool area.
  • Knows/reviews all emergency procedures and responds to emergency situations immediately in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures.
  • Learns, knows, and enforces all pool policies, rules, and regulations consistently, fairly and firmly to all patrons using the pool facilities.
  • Maintains accurate records as required by the YMCA and/the state Health Department code.
  • Never leaves pool deck unattended. During the required 5 minute guard breaks, the Wellness staff will be on deck. Do not leave for break until they arrive.
  • Manages any problem situations that may occur. You have the authority in the pool area and must enforce those rules. Contact the building supervisor on duty to deal with extreme situations that would take your attention away from the water.
  • Shows up for all scheduled dates on time and in proper attire (rescue tube must be worn at all times while patrons are in the pool or hot tub with strap around their shoulder, no exceptions, and rescue pouch must be worn at all times while on duty.)

Swim instructor

Position Summary:

Provides direct leadership, instruction and motivation for students in swimming classes. Maintains a working relationship with parents and children.

Essential Functions:

  • Report unsafe conditions immediately to supervisor or other person of responsibility if your immediate supervisor is not available.
  • Follow all YMCA policies, rules, regulations and procedures.
  • Follow departmental dress code.  No alterations to the dress code are allowed.
  • Complete incident and accident reports as necessary.
  • Attend staff meetings and trainings as required.
  • Instructs swimming lessons as assigned in accordance with YMCA guidelines, having prepared lesson plans accordingly.
  • Develops positive relationships with members and participants and provides motivational support and guidance.
  • Encourages member and parent involvement and identifies potential volunteers.
  • Conveys information on aquatics programs and schedules and as appropriate refers members and participants to other programs.
  • Maintains records as required (i.e. attendance, progress reports, etc.).
  • Organizes and puts away needed class equipment.  Reports damaged equipment.
  • Trains and supervises class aides as assigned.
  • Volunteer at a minimum of one YMCA event per calendar year.
  • Builds relationships with members and building participants.
  • Exemplify the YMCA core values of caring, respect, responsibility and honesty.
  • Performs other duties as requested by supervisor.
  • Showing up for all scheduled dates on time and in proper attire.

For further information contact Kyle Jeffers, Aquatics Director at 219-221-4055 or email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Member Services Staff:

Position Summary:

Delivers 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 work area.

Essential Functions:

  • Be responsible for enforcing facility rules.
  • Maintain order in lobby area
  • Be responsible for making sure members and guests are greeted as they enter the building and that they are scanning in if members or signing in on log sheet if a guest or spectator.
  • Assist member services area with members needing keys, racquetballs, towels, etc.
  • Know appropriate emergency and safety procedures and proper exits for everyone in the facility.
  • Handles and resolves membership concerns and informs supervisor of unusual situations or unresolved issues.
  • Answer the phones.
  • Must be able to operate a computer.
  • Must be willing to learn or know about the YMCA programming, mission, functions, etc.
  • Contact proper staff for deliveries.
  • Contact proper staff for membership sign ups.
  • Maintain check in station area in a clean and orderly fashion with no clutter on counter.
  • Responsible for making sure all documents used on a daily basis are filled in, this includes the brochures on the wall.
  • Make sure new membership packets are made up and always available.
  • Provides excellent service to members, guests, and program participants in the building, on the phone, and at the desk.  Contribute to member retention.
  • Sells programs, day passes, memberships merchandise, etc as necessary.


For further information contact Rebecca Volckmann,  Membership Coordinator, at 219-325-9622 ext 115 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Housekeeper:

Position Summary:

Responsible for the overall cleanliness of the Childcare facility.  Must follow the written cleaning schedule for each classroom and the public area.

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for the overall cleanliness of the Center.
  • Being responsible for cleaning equipment and communicating supply needs to Center Director.
  • Maintaining grounds.
  • Performs other duties as requested by supervisor.
  • Showing up for all scheduled dates on time and in proper attire

Physical Demands:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is often required to: climb stairs, bend, stoop, kneel, twist, reach with hands, sit, and lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, have finger dexterity, grasp, perform repetitive motions, talk, hear, and have visual acuity.

For further information contact Ben Fout, Community Connections Director, at 219-325-9622 ext. 101 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Aerobics Instructor:

Position Summary:

Conduct a safe and effective Group Exercise class. Instruct with a positive and motivating spirit. Instruct a class that is inclusive for all. Provide a quality experience to all participants that focus on the YMCA core values: honesty, respect, responsibility and caring.

Essential Functions:

  • Instructor must possess knowledge of sound fitness principles, contraindicated exercises and movements, sound form and appropriate music selection.
  • Conduct Group Fitness classes when scheduled and be available to substitute for other instructors based on need and availability.
  • Instructor will be responsible for finding a replacement if they are unable to teach their scheduled class.  Instructors may not cancel class without the permission of their supervisor and the supervisor must be contacted a minimum of 24 hours in advance.
  • Instructor must be fully prepared and on time for all classes
  • Must set up and put away music equipment, microphone, fitness equipment and any other special equipment used in conjunction with the class.
  • Must be willing to stay after class to build rapport and answer any questions a participant might have.

For further information contact Chelsea Gulliford, Healthy Living Coordinator, at 219-221-4055 or email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Personal Trainer:

Position Summary:

Conduct personal training sessions to the standards of the certificate held as YMCA’s mission and philosophy. Safely design and implement appropriate individual fitness programs for clients. Educate, stimulate, motivate and promote adherence to a healthy lifestyle. Provide a quality experience to all participants that focus on the YMCA core values: honesty, respect, responsibility and caring.

Essential Functions:

  • Must possess knowledge of sound fitness principles, contraindicated exercises and movements and sound form.
  • Personal trainers must be energetic, dedicated and motivated as well as enjoy working with clients one-on-one and in small groups.
  • Will dress and act in a professional and appropriate manner.
  • Must have the ability to demonstrate sound judgment in handling issues with staff and members.
  • Must have the ability to administer national YMCA fitness assessments or its equivalent.
  • Personal trainers must interpret assessment results to clients and based on evaluation and client goals, design and implement a fitness program.

For further information contact Chelsea Gulliford, Healthy Living Coordinator, at 219-221-4055 or email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Long Beach Branch

Member Services Staff:

Position Summary:

Delivers 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 work area.

Essential Functions:

  • Be responsible for enforcing facility rules.
  • Maintain order in lobby area
  • Be responsible for making sure members and guests are greeted as they enter the building and that they are scanning in if members or signing in on log sheet if a guest or spectator.
  • Assist member services area with members needing keys, racquetballs, towels, etc.
  • Know appropriate emergency and safety procedures and proper exits for everyone in the facility.
  • Handles and resolves membership concerns and informs supervisor of unusual situations or unresolved issues.
  • Answer the phones.
  • Must be able to operate a computer.
  • Must be willing to learn or know about the YMCA programming, mission, functions, etc.
  • Contact proper staff for deliveries.
  • Contact proper staff for membership sign ups.
  • Maintain check in station area in a clean and orderly fashion with no clutter on counter.
  • Responsible for making sure all documents used on a daily basis are filled in, this includes the brochures on the wall.
  • Make sure new membership packets are made up and always available
  • Provides excellent service to members, guests, and program participants in the building, on the phone, and at the desk.  Contribute to member retention.
  • Sells programs, day passes, memberships merchandise, etc as necessary.


For further information contact Jessica McGrew, Member Services Coordinator, at 219-879-1395 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Personal Trainer:

Position Summary:

Conduct personal training sessions to the standards of the certificate held as YMCA’s mission and philosophy. Safely design and implement appropriate individual fitness programs for clients. Educate, stimulate, motivate and promote adherence to a healthy lifestyle. Provide a quality experience to all participants that focus on the YMCA core values: honesty, respect, responsibility and caring.

Essential Functions:

  • Must possess knowledge of sound fitness principles, contraindicated exercises and movements and sound form.
  • Personal trainers must be energetic, dedicated and motivated as well as enjoy working with clients one-on-one and in small groups.
  • Will dress and act in a professional and appropriate manner.
  • Must have the ability to demonstrate sound judgment in handling issues with staff and members.
  • Must have the ability to administer national YMCA fitness assessments or its equivalent.
  • Personal trainers must interpret assessment results to clients and based on evaluation and client goals, design and implement a fitness program.

For further information contact Chelsea Gulliford, Healthy Living Coordinator, at 219-221-4055 or email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


La Porte Branch
901 Michigan Ave.
La Porte, IN 46350
Phone: (219)325-9622
Fax: (219)325-3600
Michigan City Elston Branch
1202 Spring St. Door K
Michigan City, IN 46360
Phone: (219)221-4055
Long Beach Branch
2501 Oriole Trail
Long Beach, IN 46360
Phone: (219) 879-1395
Fax: (219)879-1358
Childcare & Learning Center
2510 Monroe Street
La Porte , IN 46350
Phone: (219) 326-764
Fax: (219)324-7004
Andrew Ave. Outdoor Center
Education & Recreation Facility
1400 Andrew Avenue
Phone: (219)325-9600 (Main)