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About the Saginaw YMCA

Throughout Saginaw County, countless people know the YMCA – to some these are four simple letters – for you, for us, for all, they are so much more! Every day, we take on the challenges that will shape our community’s future; the academic achievement gap, childhood obesity, the diabetes epidemic and overall healthy living habits for all ages. Adults, youth, seniors and families are drawn to the Y to build and maintain healthy habits.

For more than 150 years, the Y has served Saginaw, working every day to bridge the gaps that divide people and neighborhoods. Our doors are open to the entire community while we focus our efforts on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.  Together, we can change lives.


FREE Membership to the Y for the employee.
HALF OFF programs and classes for the Y employee.
Retirement Plan – Ask us if you qualify!

Printed applications are also available at the Welcome Center.

Director Positions

We currently have no Director positions open. 

Business Support Positions

YMCA of Saginaw – Mission Nutrition

Hours: varies
Pay: $9.45 – $10.00 / hour
Posted:  May 2019

Description:  Join our Mission Nutrition team to fight hunger  in the Saginaw community. We are looking for reliable employees to prepare meals for our meal program, unload truck loads of produce deliveries, and deliver meals to   predetermined sites.

  • Must be able to bend over and lift up to 40 pounds
  • clear driving record

Please fill out an application at the Welcome Desk or use the printable application scan and email to:
Questions to Haley at (989) 753-7721 ext 212

Program Positions

YMCA of Saginaw – Personal Trainer

Posted:  August 2019

Compensation & Benefits:

Part Time; Non Exempt (up to 25hrs/week)

  • $20.00 – $30.00 per client hour
  • Complimentary YMCA membership
  • Staff discounts towards programs and services
  • Continuing education opportunities

Description:  Looking for nationally certified personal trainers to join our team. The YMCA of Saginaw is searching for someone who understands and has experience coaching functional fitness classes and is able to work one-on-one or in a large group setting. Seeking outgoing and motivated personal trainers to help grow our fitness program.

Essential Functions:

  • Develop, implement and instruct a variety of personal training and group training sessions for clients. Provide encouragement and expertise for the client in support of their health and well-being goals.
  • Administer, track and evaluate health history questionnaires, fitness assessments and other pre-participation documentation with regard to individual exercise programs.
  • Promote and sell personal training programs and services while achieving session goals.
  • Maintain required CEC’s and national certifications.
  • Follow Fitness Floor expectations when not scheduled for personal training, group training, or performing a wellness consultation.

Qualifications Required

  • NCCA Accredited Personal Training Certification such as the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), American Council on Exercise (ACE), National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), or National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Personal Training Specialist Certification, or other approved and accredited certifications.
  • Certifications required within 30 days of hire: CPR, First Aid, and AED.
  • Formal training in the specialty class being taught and/or ability to demonstrate the movements and exercises.
  • Demonstrated customer service skills and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead an individual/group and motivate others to achieve their health and well-being goals.
  • Demonstrated ability working with all age groups and ability levels.
  • Ability to respond to safety and emergency situations.

Qualifications Preferred

  • Bachelor’s degree in Health/Exercise Science or related field.
  • 1 year experience in the health and fitness field.
  • 1 year experience Personal Training and Group Training.

Please send cover letter, resume and three references to Weston Boven at

YMCA of Saginaw – Youth Sports Coach

Posted:  May 2019
Hours: vary – mainly looking for Monday – Friday 5:00-7:00pm and Saturdays 9:00am-12:00pm
Pay: $9.45 – $9.50 / hour

Description:  The coaches are able to build strong relationships with and between all members and program participants.  The coach leads members and participants with safe, fun, quality sports programs that are developed on the foundation of the YMCA of Saginaw’s mission, vision, and values. The sports consist of a wide range of offerings – flag football, basketball, soccer, cheer, kickball, dodgeball and T-ball and possibly more. The coaching staff assists in all aspects of the program experience including set-up, program implementation.
This position will require some evening and weekend responsibilities.

Please submit an application to Raquel Gomez,

YMCA of  Saginaw – Aquatic Fitness Instructor

Posted:  May 2019
Hours:  Monday and Friday, 8:30AM-9:30AM and Saturday 9:00AM-10:00AM; sub as needed; part time

Pay: $10.00 – $15.00 / hour

Description:   The YMCA of Saginaw is currently seeking a creative and energetic Aquatic Fitness Instructor to lead aqua fitness classes for our members in the water. The Aquatics Fitness Instructor is responsible for instructing water-based group fitness classes in a safe, enjoyable, professional and positive environment which fosters member wellness and engagement. In this role, you are expected to initiate conversations with members, answer questions to support members’ in achieving or maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and also to build effective, authentic relationships with members. We need someone willing to adapt to changing environment and follow tentative class descriptions.

Requirements: No experience required for Aquatic Fitness Instructor. Experience working with adult populations preferred; AEA certification required or to be obtained within 90 days of hire; CPR/AED certification required or to be obtained within 60 days of hire.

**Certified Personal Trainers, group exercise instructor, water aerobics instructor, Red Cross WSI or YMCA swim lesson instructor, or Certified Lifeguards are welcome to apply!

Essential functions for Aquatic Fitness Instructor

  • Aquatic Fitness Instructor is expected to choreograph exercise sessions to include a warm up, aerobic exercise, cool down and stretch.
  • Instruct patrons on effective workout methods, explain proper techniques, and demonstrate exercises.
  • Maintain confidentiality of participant information.
  • Aquatic Fitness Instructor evaluates participant’s success toward goals using appropriate assessment tool, and provide feedback to participants.
  • Ensure program area is safe and clear of any hazards.
  • Wear proper attire and name tag in accordance with YMCA standards.
  • Attend staff meetings and trainings as required.

Send cover letter, resume and three references to Weston Boven at 

YMCA of  Saginaw – Yoga Instructor

Posted:  May 2019
Hours: Morning availability required
Pay: $12.00 – $22.00 / hour

Description:  The Yoga instructor radiates energy and warmth and is able to build strong relationships with and between all members and program participants.  The instructor leads members and participants with safe, fun, quality classes that are developed on the foundation of the YMCA of Saginaw’s mission, vision, and values.  The instructor is responsible for all aspects of the class experience including set-up, leadership, and clean-up.  Certification by a nationally recognized organization as a yoga instructor is required.

Send cover letter, resume and three references to Weston Boven at

YMCA of  Saginaw – Wellness Coach

Posted:  May 2019
Hours: varies
Pay: $9.45 / hour

Description:  The Wellness Coach (WC) while on duty will be responsible for related services including member engagement, instruction on equipment, assisting members with developing goals, maintaining and cleaning equipment, general operations, assisting in tours, aquatic observation and any emergency that may occur. The WC will provide a safe and clean workout environment, accurate general health and wellness information, and a high level of customer service. The WC must portray a professional image and provide positive feedback, motivation, and encouragement.

Send cover letter, resume and three references to Weston Boven at

YMCA of Saginaw – Lifeguards

Posted:  August 2019

Pay: $9.45 / hour

Description:  The lifeguard radiates energy and warmth, able to build strong relationships with and between all members and program participants.  The lifeguard ensures safety in and around the pool for all members and participants.  Must be American Red Cross certified in lifeguarding, CPR-PR, First Aid and AED.

Send cover letter, resume and 3 references to Samantha Beal at

If you are not certified, but are interested in doing so, please register for one of our lifeguarding classes.

Register Online - Certification Course
YMCA of Saginaw – Swim Instructor

Posted:  August 2019
Hours: varies
Pay:  $9.50 / hour (private swim lessons $20 / hour)

Description:  The swim instructor radiates energy and warmth, able to build strong relationships with and between all members and program participants.  The swim instructor needs to be able to work with any age and varying backgrounds. The swim instructor ensures safety in and around the pool for all participants during class/practice time.  Must be able to demonstrate all swimming strokes. Lifeguard certification preferred, but not required.

Send cover letter, resume and 3 references to Samantha Beal at:

Internship Opportunities

Graphic Design & Marketing Internship

FALL 2019

Position Summary:  The Y is seeking a fun, creative, enthusiastic and outgoing individual to provide graphic design and marketing support for the YMCA of Saginaw. This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. The Graphic Design and Marketing Intern will work closely with the Graphic Design Manager and Marketing & Membership Director.

  • Job Title: Graphic Design & Marketing Intern
  • Reports to: Marketing Director & Graphic Design Manager
  • Duration: TBD
  • Hours: Part-time, 10-20 hours per week with flexible schedule
  • Compensation: Work Experience (unpaid), Free Y Membership during internship

Job Details and Essential Functions:

  • Assist with the design and development of digital and print marketing materials. This includes web ads, email headers, social media ads, print ads, brochures, direct mail pieces, posters, banners and other materials as needed.
  • Take and edit photos
  • Provides support and input for the planning and execution of grass roots marketing initiatives throughout the region supporting new and current initiatives
  • May represent the YMCA at special events
  • Assists with writing press releases and promotional copy
  • Completes other design and marketing projects as needed


  • Students pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in graphic design, marketing, communications or business administration preferred
  • Experience working with Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator), Microsoft Office, social media platforms, and basic camera skills preferred
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Resourcefulness, ability to take initiative, and to work both independently and as a team member
  • Availability to work 10-20 hours per week in order to complete assigned projects

How To Apply:  If interested, please email your resume and samples to Derick Barkley at

Exercise Science Internship:

The Y is seeking a fun, creative, enthusiastic and outgoing individual to provide support for the Y. This internship provides dynamic guidance and leadership in multitude of different areas (youth development, healthy living and social responsibility). The internship is an opportunity to gain experience working as an integral member of the YMCA. The selected Intern will work closely with the Program Directors, and interact with all staff members. The Intern will work on real projects and learn to work cooperatively in a fast-paced, deadline and results driven environment, and also receive a free membership to the Y for them.

To apply for one of our internships please send a cover letter, resume and three references to Weston Boven at

Seasonal Employment at

YMCA Camp Timbers
in West Branch, MI

Follow this link to enter YMCA Camp Timbers website for 2019 season employment information.

We offer a one-time, special 30-day offer to new members considering Y membership.

Try us! You’ll love the Saginaw Family YMCA. Then join as a full facility member within 7 days to waive the joiner fee and enjoy our amazing benefits year-round.

Be fit. Be healthy.
And be part of something bigger than yourself.