YMCA of Greater Brandywine Hiring Teachers and Childcare Directors

YMCA of Greater Brandywine Earns Top Workplaces 2024 AwardPresident & CEO, Bertram L. Lawson II speaks with a student at the Oscar Lasko YMCA. /Submitted Image

WEST CHESTER, PA — The YMCA of Greater Brandywine (YGBW) has been named a Top Workplace by The Philadelphia Inquirer, based on positive feedback from its employees. This recognition highlights the YGBW’s supportive and growth-oriented work environment.

The organization employs more than 1,800 individuals annually, offering part-time, seasonal, and flexible opportunities. Contributing over $28 million to the Chester County economy, YGBW is a significant regional employer.

“It’s an honor to be named a Top Workplace,” said Bertram L. Lawson II, President & CEO. “What makes this honor special is that it comes from our staff’s feedback.”

Employees praised the YMCA for aligning with their vision, providing meaningful work, and fostering a family-like atmosphere. Many staff members feel they have opportunities for growth, with more than half of the senior leadership team having started in part-time roles.

“Employee growth and development is something we take very seriously at the Y,” Lawson added. He emphasized that many of the organization’s leaders began their careers as camp counselors or swim instructors.

The YMCA offers various benefits, including flexible work schedules, free family memberships, and discounts on childcare and youth programs. They also provide tuition reimbursement and discounted rates on courses, including a new Master of Athletic Training program at Immaculata University.

Natalia Gallon-Garcia, Chief Human Resources Officer, highlighted the mission-based nature of the work. “Our mission is meaningful to our staff and adds a sense of purpose that extends far beyond a paycheck.”

Currently, YGBW is hiring and urgently needs Teachers, Assistant Teachers, and Childcare Directors. For the upcoming school year, they are looking for Site Directors and Coordinators for their Before and After School Enrichment (BASE) programs, which support working families with childcare outside regular school hours.

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“If you are looking for a career that is more than just a job, I encourage you to consider us,” Gallon-Garcia said. “We’re excited to meet you and think you’ll love our supportive environment where you can make a difference in your community.”

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