Job Opportunities

Elementary / Early Childhood Teacher Wanted: The YMCA is seeking a self-motivated team player to join our YMCA professional staff team in our 5 Star QRS Rated Jack and Jill Preschool Department. The successful candidate will have a Pre-K / K-6 Elementary Education Degree or a K-6 Degree with an Early Childhood Endorsement and be licensed in the State of Iowa. Experience with Creative Curriculum is a plus. This position will work with children in the State of Iowa Voluntary Preschool program with Jack and Jill Preschool and Little Lambs Preschool. Benefits include: Competitive salary, health, life, AD&D, retirement, PTO, and YMCA Membership. Candidate may email cover letter and resume to: Dan Haynes Executive Director, Nishna Valley Family YMCA at or mail to 1100 Maple Street, Atlantic, IA 50022 by April 28, 2017. Questions may be directed to Dan at 712-243-3934.

Lead Teacher Associate:   The YMCA is seeking a self-motivated team player to join our YMCA staff team and lead our School-Age Childcare Department. The successful candidate will have the ability to learn, develop, and manage our licensed after school and summer childcare programs along with other duties such as Childwatch, our drop off babysitting room for members. High school diploma and associates preferred but we will provide training for a self-motivated individual who wants to make a difference in the lives of our children. This position can be 30-40 hours per week depending on candidate and pay ranges from $10-$13 per hour depending on experience. Retirement plan, paid time off, free membership and ½ price programs are available when qualified. Interested candidates may send cover letter and resume to Dan Haynes, at or to 1100 Maple Street, Atlantic IA 50022. If you have questions on this position please call Dan at 712-243-3934.

 The Nishna Valley Family YMCA is looking for an individual to help with random small handyman jobs on an on-call or part-time basis. Ideal for someone who is retired or working part-time and has carpentry, painting, cleaning, mechanical, or other similar skills. An hourly wage is available but if you are retired and looking for a volunteer opportunity to give back to your community this could be a great way to stay busy and use your skills at your Y. If interested in helping out contact Dan Haynes at 243-3934 or for more details. 

The Nishna Valley Family YMCA is looking for Lifeguards. Lifeguards will be responsible for creating a safe and fun environment for families to enjoy our pool. Primarily after school, evenings, and weekend hours. Candidates must hold a current American Red Cross or YMCA lifeguarding certification or be able to attain one by their start date. Pick up an application at: Nishna Valley Family YMCA, 1100 Maple Street. For more details on the job position contact Chelsie  at 243-3934.

 If interested in helping in the Jack and Jill preschool or Child watch room to substitute, please contact Mrs. Haynes at or at 243-3934. Experience working with children is preferred. 

If you love to work with children and are looking for a rewarding career, then The Ann W. Wickman Child Development Center is the place for you. We are always looking for individuals who are motivated, enthusiastic, and want to be a part of a great team.  Applications are available at the Wickman Center or on the YMCA website for print  here. Trainings will be provided.  Please send resume and completed application to: AWWCDC, Dianna Williams, 703 Linn Street, Atlantic, Iowa 50022.


Building Hours

4:30 AM - 10:00 PM
4:30 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Pool Hours

5:30 AM - 9:00 PM
5:30 AM - 7:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
1:00 PM - 6:30 PM

During school year pool will be closed M/T/TH/F 1:30-3:45pm


Nishna Valley Family YMCA
1100 Maple St.
Atlantic, IA 50022

Ann W. Wickman Child Development Center
703 Linn St.
Atlantic, IA 50022