It takes special people to bring the YMCA mission to life, and we are always looking for energized and enthusiastic staff to join our cause. When you work for the Y, you can be assured that what you do each day positively impacts people in your community.

Our staff members represent all ages and walks of life, and they experience the personal satisfaction that comes from empowering kids, families, seniors, and adults to be their best; improving the health and well-being of their neighbors; and bettering our community.

Current Openings:

Franklin County’s Y (FCY), a small, aspirational Y with audacious dreams, is seeking a proven transformational leader to serve as its first Director of Friend-raising, Fundraising, & Grants, otherwise known as our Director of Development (DoD).

Our five (5) year development goals include doubling our annual performance to 1000+ donors and an aggregate $1,300,000+ in total donations, contributions, grants, and endowment draw.

As a member of FCY’s leadership team, our DoD plans, manages, controls, leads – and meets deadlines – for our Y’s advancement efforts, including creating a passionate emphasis on community engagement and “friend-raising”; fundraising (for annual and capital campaigns as well as special initiatives); and a professional grant research, writing, and securement process, always seeking to augment our vision to Love, Serve, Care.

As FCY’s key financial development professional, our DoD engages current and prospective supporters, seeks to increase financial investment in FCY, and builds an expanding strong and diverse network of stakeholders across Franklin County. Our DoD prioritizes visiting, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding donors, partners, and prospects across the county.

Our DoD strategizes with our CEO and with our Board of Directors (BoD), building strategic partnerships leading to securing transformational gifts from major corporate partners, foundation and governmental agency grantors, and impassioned believers in our vision.

COLLABORATES WITH OUR Y LEADERSHIP TEAM: Our CFO and our Directors of Membership, Aquatics, Child Care, Youth & Family Programs, Facilities

SUPERVISES: (1) Our Director of Marketing, Communications & Social Media. (2) Our Administrative Assistant (a staff position shared with business office and for board support).

Our DoD collaborates with fellow directors to support grant funding needs and priorities. They will guide the creative efforts of our Director of Marketing, Communications & Social Media to ensure branding, communications, social media, and messaging consistently enhances our Y’s successful fundraising and grant writing efforts, fostering strong relationships.

Extraordinary Skills and Expectations/Responsibilities


  • Develops our grant procurement strategic plan, including researching, identifying, writing, coordinating, and managing application process for appropriate foundation and government grants.
  • Ensures proper stewardship of grantor relationships and develop strategies to cultivate long-term, comprehensive relationships with all grant-making organizations.
  • Friend-raising & Fundraising
  • Prioritizes community visibility, traveling to develop relationships and cultivate donors across Franklin County.
  • Individually, and in partnership with our CEO, solicits a significant number of major gifts annually while growing a pipeline of new individual and corporate prospects to support future major gift solicitations.

Strategy & Planning

  • Develops, controls, manages, and leads our annual, capital, and specific need campaigns, strategizing funding models, including donations, grants, government appropriations and other applicable sources.
  • Prepares or oversees preparation of written and verbal proposals, concept and promotional collateral, endowment and planned giving agreements, and other informational docs needed to secure major gifts.


  • Identifies, manages, and leverages a donor relations database, including steps management expectations.
  • Creates and manages annual development schedule of campaigns, events, key CEO visits, and initiatives.
  • Implements new technologies, processes, and procedures, enhancing efficiency, tracking, and workflow.

Community Presence & Engagement

  • Joins our CEO in representing our Y publicly to strategically grow our community of YMCA stakeholders, working with colleagues to coordinate strategic meetings and specific events when deemed advantageous.
  • Seeks out meaningful opportunities for community service as collaborator, advisor, leader or board member.

Gifted Collegiality, Collaboration, & Influence

  • Participates actively in leadership team meetings to strategize and position the organization for the future.
  • Meets regularly with members of our BoD to steward, cultivate and solicit major gifts for our important work and to leverage their personal relationships, always aspiring to grow our network of friends and donors.
  • Coordinates committee meetings and collaborates in preparing committee agendas & recording “next steps.”

Exceptional Coaching Competencies

  • Coaches, guides, and evaluates direct reports, ensuring they have the tools needed to accomplish their jobs, always aligning with our Y’s mission, vision, and needs.
  • Coaches our CEO, our BoD, key colleagues, and Y supporters in fundamentals of friend- and fundraising skills.
  • Inspires and motivates volunteers.

Passion, Compassion, & Personality

  • Commitment to championing FCY’s mission and its vision to “Love, Serve, Care”.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, including active listening, and the ability to develop trusting relationships.
  • Belief in and commitment to building transformational donor/grantor partnerships through “friend-raising.”

Eye-catching Track Record of Success

  • Record of relevant documented success.
  • Persuasive communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Personal record of accomplishment in reaching – even exceeding! – fundraising and grant procurement goals.
  • Proven ability to establish objectives, set performance standards, and motivate colleagues to achieve goals.
  • Demonstrated project management, organization, delegation, and prioritization skills.

Please send cover letter and resume to [email protected]

Immediate openings for Certified Lifeguards and Swim Class Instructors are now available at Franklin County’s YMCA. 

Swim Class Instructors will help lead classes for a wide range of members including children and seniors.  Water Safety Instructor Certified or equivalent preferred but not required.  Candidates should be outgoing, and able to successfully work with children .

As a Lifeguard, you will help ensure the safety and well-being of all swimmers who visit our indoor pool. 

To thrive in this position you must have the physical ability to respond in an emergency situation and be able to stay focused and present throughout the duration of your shift. You must enjoy interacting with a wide variety of people including children and adults. These are the ideal opportunity for those interested in developing leadership and social skills while giving back and helping create a stronger and safer community!

Please fill out application and bring to the YMCA or email to [email protected]

Infant/Toddler Teachers & Flex Teachers Needed!

We are seeking highly motivated, flexible team members for our Y Academy at the Bolger Center for Early Childhood Education, located in Gill, MA.

Candidates must have classroom experience or a willingness to work towards EEC Certification, clean background and fingerprint check, CPR certified (can be completed upon hire), and have reliable transportation.

Job duties will include but are not limited to: engagement with children, including their supervision and care, classroom management, curriculum planning, and classroom cleaning and sanitizing.

Please send cover letter and resume to [email protected]

Franklin County’s Y, located in Greenfield, MA is seeking highly motivated, flexible team members for our Y Academy Preschool.

Candidates must have classroom experience, clean background and fingerprint check, CPR certified (can be completed upon hire), flexible availability, have reliable transportation.

Job duties will include but are not limited to: supervision of children, class management, lesson planning, and attendance for center events, diaper changing and/or toilet training, cleaning and sanitizing classrooms.

Please send cover letter and resume to [email protected]

School Age Child Care Staff

We are looking for motivated, enthusiastic, and responsible staff for our School Age Child Care Programs. Staff will gain invaluable experiences at the School Age Child Care Programs at Franklin County’s Y through lessons in creativity, teamwork, safety, and organization; all skills that will help in any future role. Be a part of an international organization while making a difference on a local level.

Hours are Monday to Friday from 3-6 pm with availability needed on school vacation days, in-service days, and holidays. 

Not just another job, but a chance to make a huge impact!

Please fill out application and bring to the YMCA or email to [email protected].

Our YMCA facility and all programs, classes and workout areas are open.
The Greenfield Board of Health has advised our School-Age Before and After School Program to be closed until Monday, December 13 due to multiple public school exposures of COVID-19.
Our Before & After School program area will be sanitized while remaining inaccessible during this closure. The Y Academy on Main (our Preschool program) will remain open.
Any questions should be directed to Jennifer Hoffman at the Greenfield Board of Health Department at 413-772-1404 ext 2100.
Thank you for your understanding and for your continued support.