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The Williams YMCA of Avery County

Employment Opportunities

Spring/Summer Lifeguard

The Williams YMCA is looking lifeguards to hire for the spring/summer.  There is an opportunity to work beyond that period of time as well.  Must be engaging, caring and have a love of community.  Lifeguard certification is required.  However, interested persons is not certified they may gain certification through the YMCA.  Interested parties may contact Matthew Hitechew, Aquatics Director at 737-5500 x 317 or via email at matthewh(at)ymcaavery.org.

Bus Driver

Must have CDL endorsement and be able to pass background check.  $12 per hour compensation. Contact Jenn Roark at 737-5500 x311

Lead Pre-K Teacher

Provides direction for the program and classroom, and implements program curriculum. Provides a quality experience to children and parents that focus on the YMCA values: honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring.  For more information or to apply contact Jenn Roark at 737-5500. Download JOB DESCRIPTION.

21st Century Learning Center Site Coordinator

SUMMARY: The After school program Site Coordinator (SC) is a three-quarter time position and is responsible for the coordination and oversight of the after school and summer programs under the direction of the Program Director. The SC is committed to quality and provides leadership, supervision; coaching and support to program staff to ensure desired program goals and outcomes are met. Download JOB DESCRIPTION.  For more information or to apply contact Jenn Roark at 737-5500

After School Certified Teacher

Summary: The teacher is responsible for the daily supervision of up to 15 after-school program participants grades K-12. S/he is responsible for assisting in the planning, development, and implementation of all components and program activities in the after-school program.  The Teacher guides the academic and social development of children; ensuring a safe, enriching, and healthy learning environment.  Teachers use a variety of resources, provided by the After-School Site Director to introduce new skills throughout the execution of activities. To accomplish this, Teachers are required to participate in ongoing professional development and planning sessions with the After-School Site Director on a scheduled basis.


Wellness Coach

Email Resume to:  bonniec(at)ymcaavery.org or mail to: Williams YMCA ATTN:  Human Resources, PO Box 707 Linville, NC 28646

Summary: Wellness Coaches are responsible for all aspects of member safety, fitness introduction, supervising, maintaining a clean environment and reinforcing proper fitness techniques in the Wellness Center. As a member of the Wellness team, the Wellness Coach is a constructive employee of the YMCA whose major priority is to serve the members with the highest quality of service and facilities available.


Gymnastics Instructor

Under the supervision of the Director of Athletics, the instructor is responsible for developing and implementing a successful children’s gymnastics class at the YMCA. This class is a beginner to intermediate level class that is targeted to children 3-12 years old. The curriculum will be built by the instructor and the YMCA's Director of Athletics. This person is responsible for managing this program in accordance with the stated mission, goals and policies established by the administrative staff, CEO and Board of Directors of the Williams YMCA.

Knowledge and Skills:

Must have a strong desire to work with and encourage children. This position requires and understanding of fundamental gymnastics skills and a commitment to the YMCA Mission and Christian principles.

All applications must be submitted in person at the YMCA or via email to James Penley, Director of Athletics, jamesp(at)ymcaavery.org / 828-737-5500.

Member Services Associate

Summary: The Williams YMCA of Avery County is seeking outgoing individuals that enjoy working in a fast paced environment to work various shifts (weekends/evenings). 12-25 hours a week. Responsibilities include answering phones, greeting members, processing memberships and completing program registrations.

Contact Karen Fugate via email at karenf(at)ymcaavery.org


Group Exercise Instructors needed. 

Yoga:  10 or 11am weekdays

Zumba: 10 am weekdays, Saturdays or alternating Saturdays


  • Regularly attend fitness classes
  • Outgoing personality
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Reliable transportation
  • Background check and drug screen required


  • Experience leading group classes
  • National group exercise certification

Please contact Traci Ellis at tracie(at)ymcaavery.org or 828-737-5500 x 313

Please download our employment/volunteer application below, fully complete and attach any additional information if needed, and mail to YMCA of Avery County, Attn:  Part-time Opportunities, PO Box 707, Linville, NC 28646; or fax to 828-737-5504.