YWCA Careers


TO APPLY: please provide a resume (including references), a cover letter, and a completed YWCA application form (available at www.ywcaknox.com) delivered in person, or via US or other mail service, or by fax.

HR Department
YWCA Knoxville
420 West Clinch Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37902
Fax: 865-637-5263

865.523.6126 phone
865.637.5263 fax

EOE. United Way Community Partner. No e-mailed applications.


Trainer- Technical Assistance Project

Part-Time, Temporary

The YWCA Knoxville seeks an enthusiastic, committed professional to join its team for a part-time, temporary position.  This position will work in collaboration with program staff to develop, deliver, and evaluate training programs for victim services providers across the state of Tennessee. The project, Más Seguro y Más Fuerte: Safer and Stronger, provides training and technical assistance across the state and addresses best practices and training needs for providers working with Hispanic victims of domestic violence.

Must have:

  • Knowledge of research and training development
  • Knowledge of community resources
  • Knowledge and interest in domestic violence prevention and intervention
  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent presentation/training skills

Minimum educational requirement for this position is a Bachelor Degree in social work, psychology, counseling, family studies or related field. Additionally, two to five years of experience in social services delivery, training, or training development is preferred.



After-School Enrichment Program Team Member

This position works in our After School Enrichment Program for middle-school-age youth which is located at our Phyllis Wheatley Center. We seek high quality, professional role-models with diverse skill-sets to provide individualized attention to students’ needs.

We are looking for staff who are truly passionate about impacting the lives of young people and who are supportive and engaging.

Part-time: approximately 22.5 hrs. per week

Salary: $10.25 – $10.75 hr. depending on experience


Works as part of a team to:

  • Provide a safe and secure environment;
  • Plan challenging, enriching, age-appropriate activities;
  • Mentor and guide students to be successful in school and in life;
  • Engage parents, partners, community leaders, and volunteers;
  • Accurately maintain records.


Position requires a high school diploma or equivalent; associates degree, preferred.  Must be willing to be certified in First Aid and CPR for adults and children, have a physical examination and a criminal background check.  Must have experience working with youth or participation in youth-related clubs, classes or programs and must possess effective human relations skills; must be highly-motivated, enthusiastic and creative.


Weekend Front Desk Receptionist

YWCA Knoxville is hiring for a third shift (11pm – 7 am) weekend receptionist.


Responsibilities include; providing excellent customer service, community referrals, assistance to all program directors and scheduling and supervising 24 hour front desk staff. Daytime hours with on-call responsibilities.  Job requires ability to multi-task and a great attitude.  Requires strong attention to detail, excellent judgment and the ability to work without close supervision. Proficiency in Microsoft office, required. Prior supervision experience preferred.  A minimum of a high school diploma and relevant experience.



PRN Front Desk Receptionist

YWCA Knoxville is looking for a PRN receptionist.    Responsibilities include; providing excellent customer service, community referrals, assistance to program directors and being able to multi-task.  A GREAT ATTITUDE is required. Will need help as needed and over holidays including: Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s. This is a part-time position with the opportunity for advancement.


Evening/Weekend Lifeguard

General Description of Position:

Under general supervision of the Health and Fitness Director.  Lifeguards pool for aquatic classes, open swim and swimming lessons for the YWCA Club W.   Has strong knowledge and experience in lifeguarding.  Work outside of facility as a Club W ambassador.

 Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Using the knowledge of YWCA programs and policies, promotes Association and Mission Statement in the community. Interacts with other program personnel, volunteers, and staff to meet the needs of all YWCA members and participants.  Participates in Association activities as necessary.
  2. Accepts pool responsibility and attends mandatory trainings put forth by the Health and Fitness Director.
  3. Listens to clients, instructors and community to assist in the Club W development.
  4.  Responsible for staying up-to-date with all certifications, especially CPR. Carries proof of CPR training at all times.
  5. Will work with the YWCA to ensure that the pool facility is clean and safe.
  6. Follows the YWCA policies and procedures in a case of an injury. The instructor/lifeguard will complete an incident report, available at the front desk.
  7. Promote memberships, awareness of programs and class offerings.
  8. Must be cognizant of emergency exits, fire extinguisher and telephone in case of emergency.
  9. Will notify the director two weeks in advance for planned absences. If you are ill, please call a substitute to cover your shift.
  10. Maintains confidentiality.
  11. Other duties, as assigned.

Minimum Knowledge and Training Required to Meet Position Responsibilities:

A high school diploma with lifeguard certification required. Should have paid or volunteer experience in lifeguarding and be over the age of 16.  Requires skills and life experiences that indicate sensitivity to health related issues and low-income individuals.  Must be reliable and come with good references.  Requires possession of organizational, communicational, interpersonal, and leadership skills.


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