I’ve worked at the Y for several years (10+) and have seen it through the good and bad. Recently the company has moved towards a more corporate approach and has lost their community feel. As a full time director I work 50+ weeks often. The demands are high considering the pay. For a company that used to pride themselves on caring about their employees it’s become a very thankless job.
There are fun elements. Kids are fun, programs are fun, mentoring staff is great, career advancement is easy considering most people quit from stress & low wages. You’ll get a free membership, earn good amounts of PTO, retirement plan is excellent and as a young professional you’ll learn a ton. It’s a good enough entry level job but they will burn you out & move on.
Free membership, Retirement plan, Time-off, fun elements, good for young, unattached professionals
No work/life balance, low pay, thankless, some management