The Mahaska County YMCA offers a flexible and family friendly work environment in a Christian organization. Our non-profit organization relies upon community members interested in contributing their time and talents in creative ways. Much of the staffing for the YMCA is provided by community volunteers especially in the Sports and Maintenance Departments. The Y has limited full-time positions available but does offer part-time positions whenever possible.

Full-time Benefit Package: Benefit package for full-time employees includes health and life insurance, paid time off, Y family membership, and YMCA Retirement Fund. After vesting, 8% of wages are invested in your retirement account including 3% employee contribution and 5% YMCA contribution.

Part-time Benefit Package: Benefit package for part-time employees includes YMCA single adult membership and the YMCA Retirement Fund. After vesting, 8% of wages are invested in your retirement account including 3% employee contribution and 5% YMCA contribution. Mahaska County YMCA is an equal opportunity employer.

All YMCA staff and volunteers must submit to criminal background, child and dependent adult abuse registry checks and sex offender registry checks. All staff must obtain CPR, First Aid and AED Certifications. Bloodborne Pathogens training is required for all aquatics, child care, facility, and member service department positions and is recommended for all other positions. Mandatory child abuse reporter training required for all child care department positions.

Please consider joining the Mahaska County YMCA team. Below is a list of positions currently available. Anyone interested in any of the listed positions or requesting additional job descriptions should submit a letter of interest to the Department Director or Chris Schippers. Letters and completed applications can be sent to The Mahaska County YMCA, 414 N Third Street, Oskaloosa, IA 52577.

Current YMCA Job Openings

Part-time Life Guard:
Flexible hours with some evenings and weekends.
Position Summary: The lifeguard serves as a role model and is responsible for safety of all patrons in and around the pool area. The position requires mobility attentiveness to visual and audible cues for recognition and identification of swimmers in distress or in process of unsafe behaviors.
Requirements: Must be 16 years of age; must be able to obtain CPR/First Aid/AED certification within 30 days of hire. Must be able to pass a background check.

Part-time Teacher’s Associate
Position Summary: Working with three and four-year-old wrap rooms at Webster School.
Requirements: Must obtain and maintain certification in CPR, First Aid, AED, and Mandatory Reporter Trainings. Must obtain a minimum of six hours training annually according to DHS and CACFP requirements. Must be able to pass a background check. Must be reliable and willing to work a flexible schedule.

Fitness Instructors
Part-time wage range…………..$7.40-$8.50/hour
Wages commensurate with educational background and experience
The Y is seeking quality community members to serve as fitness and lifestyle role models for Y members. The successful candidate will lead group classes ensuring classes are energizing, fun, safe, and educational. Training is provided. We are seeking instructors for a variety of classes including Zumba, water aerobics (lifeguard certification strongly recommended), body assault, group cycling, balls and bands, and more. A Zumba instructor is our priority at this time.

Application Submission Instructions

All applicants must submit a completed application to the Mahaska County YMCA in person or by US Postal Service (414 North 3rd Street, Oskaloosa, IA 52577); on-line submissions are not available at this time. The five-page application form can be picked up from the front desk at the YMCA or downloaded by clicking the link below.

To download and print from this web site:

  1. Click here to view the application.
  2. A new window will open; print the form.
  3. After printing, fill out by application form in blue or black ink.
  4. Submit tthe completed form to the Mahaska County YMCA, 414 North 3rd Street, Oskaloosa, IA 52577.
  5. Applicants who have the ability to scan and save their completed form as a PDF are invited to email the file to [email protected].
  6. Please contact the Y with any questions or concerns.