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Broward’s YMCA hiring for 40 jobs, including top managers



Sheryl A Woods leads local Y relaunch in Broward County

Sheryl A Woods leads local Y relaunch in Broward County (Sun Sentinel)

Broward County’s YMCA has more than 40 job openings, including general managers for its HollywoodFort Lauderdale and Weston family centers.

The YMCA is looking to hire workers with a background in education, hospitality or healthcare, said Pamela Jones, vice president for human resources. The jobs are full- and part-time hours, with several workers needed from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. for its family centers and after-school programs at area schools.

For former physical education teacher Kevin Huntley, the YMCA turned out to be a good alternative. Huntley, recently hired by the Parkland YMCA to operate the after-school programs at five schools, made a career transition from child-care center director to physical education teacher in 2008.

But Huntley, like many other first-year teachers in Broward, was laid off this spring. "I was one of the teachers outside looking in, due to the economic climate," says Huntley, 35.

While he took a pay cut from his teaching job, Huntley said he’s happy to have a job helping local children get needed exercise. 

Positions at the YMCA vary in pay, depending on the size of the center and job. They include lifeguards, swim instructors, pre-school teachers, a cycle instructor, sports instructors, a wellness supervisor and other postings.  For more information, go to


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