Benefits to Working at the Y
The Y offers a values-centered work environment and benefits that include a free YMCA membership, free babysitting, program discounts and much more.
There are a number of perks when you work for the YMCA of Greater Brandywine. Below is a list of benefits offered to all employees, and those additional benefits for full-time employees.
Y Membership – Free Individual or Free Family Membership
Paid Time Off
Medical Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision)
The YMCA offers additional discounts for full-time staff and family on YMCA programs including summer camps, enrichment classes, youth sports and childcare.
Public Service Loan Forgiveness Plan – If you work for a non-profit, and meet the specific qualifications, you may be able to receive student loan forgiveness. Click here to learn more about how to qualify.
Career development is very important to the YMCA and we offer various training and leadership development opportunities to YMCA employees.
Employee Assistance Program
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a professional counseling and referral service designed to help employees with personal, family and job issues. The EAP is free, voluntary and strictly confidential.
Employee Referral Program
Refer a friend to work for the YMCA of Greater Brandywine and receive up to $75 per referral.
Employee Resource Groups
The Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are employee networks that offer community, camaraderie and connections to the Association, giving employees a sense of belonging. These networks emphasize the goal of employees coming together to increase their professional and social networks in an effort to strengthen professional development and business savvy.
Many YMCA of Greater Brandywine locations offer flexible work schedules which integrate with school schedules and other commitments.
Retirement Account 403(b)
As early as your first day of employment, you can begin to save for retirement in a tax-deferred 403(b) Smart Account in the Savings Plan. You can also roll over money from eligible employer pension plans or certain IRAs to a Rollover Account.
The YMCA offers employees the opportunity to participate and benefit from many wellness programs and initiatives that help build a healthy spirit, mind and body.