Discover your passion

Let's face it. You have a choice to make - one that will define your future. Where will you build your profession? Where can you find meaningful work that offers rich rewards? Where can you build a better future for yourself and for kids, families and your community? Where can you work in a supportive team environment? Where can you work with people who thrive in a values-based environment of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility? Where can you work and have fun?

All of this can be found at the Y. The Y gets the job done through staff members who are carefully selected for their interests, experiences and enthusiasm. With over 100 years of service to community, the Y knows that its mission is achieved one person at a time - carried out in the hearts and hands of each caring and skillful staff member.
Please bring completed Employment Application to:
Our Welcome Center located in the lobby
Email to Human Resources:

Early Child Care

Do you have a passion for working with young children?  Are you currently enrolled in an Early Childhood Education program and looking for some on-the-job experience?  The Child Care Development Center at the Portage Y is for you!  We are currently looking for qualified candidates for various positions.  Previous child care expierence in a day care setting preferred, but not required.  Please review the job descriptions below for more details.  Fill out an application and email to or stop by in-person!

Substitute Caregivers
Opening & Closing Caregivers


Summer Camp Counselors

We are currently looking for candidates who have a passion for working with school-age children throughout the school year in our before & after school care program as well as full-day summer camps.  Please review Job Descriptions below and submit applications and/or resumes to

For more information, please contact Melani Candia, School-Age Coordinator or Noland Belt, Adventure Camp Coordinator

Group Fitness Instructor & Personal Trainers

Do you have passion for helping people achieve their fitness goals?  Why not get paid for doing something you love?  Below you will find job descriptions for open positions in Healthy Living:

Group Fitness Instructor

Personal Trainers