YWCA Careers

YWCA Careers


Be the Change You Want to See

Since 1914, YWCA Tulsa has been committed to empowering women and eliminating racism. So when it comes to our team, we work to recruit people who share our passions, who have fresh ideas, experience, talent and a strong desire to serve. Learn more about our culture.

If you want to contribute meaningful work at one of the leading nonprofits in the region, consider coming to work for YWCA. Full-time employees receive a generous benefits package.

Click here to access our employment application. To apply, please complete the application and follow the instructions below each opening below.

Please note: we are unable to respond to every applicant. Only those who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

Current Openings

Full Time

Part Time


Full Time

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

The Chief Executive Officer is the key management leader of YWCA TULSA. The CEO is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing and community outreach. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors.

The YWCA Chief Executive Officer is truly passionate about YWCA’s mission; serves as the symbol of the organization; is committed to providing the highest quality services and sound financial operations; assiduously working in collaboration with the Board of Directors, staff, and others in the communities served; and assuring that YWCA Tulsa remains a recognized leader as a premier model for social change through its services, advocacy, education, and training programs. This person is the organization’s primary spokesperson to the community, national YWCA, and significant donors.


Responsible for implementation of programs that carry out the organization’s mission. Responsible for strategic planning to ensure that YWCA can successfully fulfill its mission into the future. Responsible for the enhancement of the organization’s image by being active and visible in the community and by working closely with other professional, civic, and private organizations.

  • Demonstrated ability as an empowering, visionary leader with the talent to read internal and external pulses and the willingness to take calculated risks in forming innovative, collaborative efforts both within YWCA Tulsa and the communities served.
  • Demonstrated ability to inspire and motivate staff; create a dynamic work environment, be decisive yet inclusive, and model and teach a philosophy that encourages integrity, growth, creativity, appropriate autonomy, accountability and teamwork among staff.
  • Demonstrated cultural competency in ability to learn, listen, and be appropriately responsive to uncomfortable conversations.
  • Coachability through openness, flexibility, and finesse which is critical in learning and receiving feedback.


  • Understanding of the societal forces affecting women, immigrants, and other marginalized people, a passion for the mission of YWCA Tulsa, a desire to fill a unique niche, and a belief that YWCA Tulsa should and could make a difference in empowering women’s lives and immigrant rights.
  • Credibility through superb skills in business management and fiscal responsibility in an organization with a range of programs and services, multiple sites, broad human diversity and various socio-economic levels.
  • Successful track record in presenting and selling an organization with the intent of increasing its recognition, utilization of its services and understanding of its mission, raising funds, and broadening its advocacy and political agenda.
  • Successful track record in large gift (over $5,000) fundraising, especially in areas of personal meetings and solicitation of individual donors, foundations, and corporations.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills and the ability to relate to all levels of staff, Board, members, clients, and communities, and to understand and handle controversy effectively.
  • Demonstrated commitment to services for women, immigrants, and other under-served populations through previous work as a professional or volunteer leader in human services or a related field.
  • Ability to travel locally, regionally, and nationally.
  • Must be an advocate for the mission, values, and goals of YWCA Tulsa.
  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite. Donor database management and outcome tracking software experience preferred.



Responsible for leading YWCA Tulsa in a manner that supports the organization’s mission as defined by the Board of Directors. Responsible for communicating effectively with the Board and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions.

  • Work closely and collaboratively with the Board of Directors and, in particular, the Chair and Executive Committee, to set strategic goals, establish policy, and enhance human and financial resources to assure the continued growth and success of the organization.
  • Develop and recommend specific strategic plans for short and long range program, budget, public relations, fundraising, and advocacy goals.
  • Serve as a professional advisor to the Board to support and sustain its leadership role and assist its obligation to make fully informed decisions that are fully reflective of YWCA's mission.
  • Provide assistance to the Board in its ongoing recruitment and retention of members with the particular skills and knowledge that are useful to YWCA’s organizational development.
  • Participate in Board meetings and provide continuous information, and insight regarding all internal operations and any relevant local, regional, national, legislative, or judicial issues.
  • Provide guidance and information leading to planning, programs and policy adoption in relation to the Board. Oversees the implementation of adopted plans, policies, and programs.
  • Serve as staff associate to assigned standing committees of the Board. With the president, sees that the Board is effectively organized and a system of board development is established. Assures safekeeping of official documents and records.


Oversees and implements appropriate resources to ensure that the operations of the organization are appropriate. Responsible for effective administration of operations. Responsible for the hiring and retention of competent, qualified staff. Responsible for signing all notes, agreements, and other instruments made and entered into and on behalf of the organization.

  •  Assume primary responsibility for all of the association’s operations.
  • Possess a strong internal presence, model, mentor, and motivate the staff regarding the vision and mission of YWCA Tulsa and as a learning organization.
  • Build a strong advocacy capacity by mobilizing staff and volunteers to address issues at a local and state level that impact women, immigrants and other marginalized populations.
  • Provide leadership to senior management in all areas of program development, fundraising, management, and team building.
  • Develop appropriate planning efforts, ensure plan implementation, and ensure that staff and leadership regularly monitor progress.
  • Ensure the appropriateness of all job descriptions and salary ranges, performance expectations and measures of accountability, and continually empower staff to fulfill their roles and reach established outcomes.
  • Assure the proper use, management, security and upkeep of organization’s facilities, owned and rented. Through the budgeting process, allocates resources for necessary maintenance as well as capital improvements.


Develops resources sufficient to ensure the financial health of the organization. Responsible for the fiscal integrity of YWCA Tulsa. Responsible for fiscal management including operating within the board approved budget, , ensures maximum resource utilization, and maintenance of the organization in a positive financial position. Responsible for fundraising and developing other resources necessary to support organization’s mission.

  • Assess and assure financial feasibility of current programs and services as well as all new initiatives being considered by YWCA.
  • Direct staff processes for developing the annual budget and work closely with them to assure a financially sound operation.
  • Assume responsibility for the financial health, stability, capacity, and planned growth of the association.
  • Monitor all finances and work closely with the Director of Finance, Treasurer, and Board to assure efficient and cost-effective operation and accurate reporting that results in full understanding by the Board.


Develops resources sufficient to ensure the operations of the organization programs including working with donors, grantors and foundations to ensure sustainable funding streams. Fundraising efforts include overseeing and leading a comprehensive fund development and donor cultivation plan.

  • Through aggressive fundraising in concert with the Board, build resource development in all of its facets: cultivate foundations, corporate sponsors, and individual donors; facilitate the pursuit of diverse grants and contracts; and seek strategic alliances, partnerships for programs and space, and joint ventures.
  • Determine and agree on appropriate roles for board and staff once fundraising goals are set. Work in concert with the senior leadership in Communications and Development in the cultivation and solicitation of individual donors, foundations, and corporations, and in any capital campaigns initiated by the Board.
  • Assure strong and consistent revenue streams, leverage current financial assets for growth potential and to meet the changing needs of the organization, and build a reserve for a strong financial future.


Serves as spokesperson for the organization and helps craft and convey a cohesive story about the organization. Help build and maintain a positive brand image for YWCA Tulsa.

  • Serve as a confident, articulate, and persuasive advocate for YWCA Tulsa to increase its visibility with private and public human service organizations and associations, advocates, lawmakers, government staff and agencies, the media, funders, and key community representatives.
  • Direct contract negotiations with government agencies, subcontractors, and any other outside organizations.
  • Represent and advocate locally and at the state level on behalf of YWCA Tulsa and work closely with the Directors to build strong and confident relationships.
  • Network actively with professional colleagues to support the issues affecting the well-being of women, immigrants, and members of other marginalized populations.


  • Requires a bachelor’s degree (master’s degree preferred) and/or a combination of education, professional experience, and life experience which will enable the applicant to identify and respond to the needs and concerns of women, immigrants, and other marginalized populations, understand the effects of the social/cultural environment on them and their self-perception, and be aware of factors which can be used to bring about change.
  • Demonstrated experience in finance administration and financial development. 
YWCA Tulsa is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age or any other characteristic protected by law. Interested candidates should forward all relevant credentials to: The position application deadline is June 23, 2017, or until a suitable candidate is selected. 

Attorney - Immigration Program Manager: Responsible for the day-to-day operations and supervision of the immigration program staff in the YWCA Immigrant & Refugee Services Department.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Provides direct legal representation to clients in obtaining immigration status or benefits.
  • Manages Program staff, including Accredited Representatives, and all staff administrative functions, processes and procedures.
  • Responsible for immigration database maintenance, documentation and record keeping of Program client cases and other agency reporting requirements.
  • Submits grant reports and statistics on clients as requested by funders on a timely basis.
  • Coordinates immigration outreach and education initiatives in collaboration with Marketing. 
  • Coordinates and schedules Program trainings for the year according to budget.
  • Maintains Program workload to preserve operations of department in terms of quality and accuracy as well as fiscal requirements.
  • Stays current on applicable laws and policies, and assures program contract or regulatory compliance.
  • Oversees law student externships.
  • Ensures all accredited immigration representatives maintain accreditation status.
  • Participates in YWCA functions as needed and requested by Director.
  • Complies with all YWCA policies and procedures. 


  • J. D. Law Degree with attorney license in any of the 50 states (required); Oklahoma law license (preferred).
  • Two to four years of immigration law experience required.
  • Minimum 1 year of supervisory or management experience required.
  • Nonprofit Program management experience preferred.
  • Fluency in Spanish is preferred.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ability to work effectively with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Good organization skills and ability to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent decision making skills.
  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills (Microsoft Office—Word, Excel, Outlook) and other immigration program and/or court databases.
  • Must be an advocate for the mission, values and goals of the YWCA Tulsa.
  • Work effectively with all employees and members of all races, religions, sexes, national origins, ages, sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions; and without regard to disability status, genetic information, marital status, or status as a covered veteran.
  • Work on skills that can help communicate her/his point to an audience belonging to a completely different identity and/or background.  These differences can be identity-based, geographical, ethical, political, or historical.
  • Strong commitment to learning, growth, and continuous improvement. 
  • Valid Oklahoma Driver’s License and insurance verification.

YWCA Tulsa is an EEO employer. The attorney position is full-time with benefits and PTO. If interested in this opportunity, kindly email a resume and cover letter to: Please note Attorney - Immigration Program Manager in the subject line.

Part Time

Interpreters (contract)

YWCA Tulsa is seeking experienced interpreters of Spanish, Burmese, Zomi, Arabic, French, Vietnamese, Korean, Portuguese, and other languages to expand our contractor pool for client requests. Contract interpreters receive assignments based on availability and volume of client requests; numbers of jobs will vary from week to week. 

Interpreters process information quickly and concisely, recognize sensitive cultural differences and are professional and courteous at all times. Interpreters uses appropriate terminology and understand common industry procedures and practices. Interpreting assignments may be technical or non-technical in the following fields: healthcare, government services and education. Contract interpreters are responsible for traveling to client sites by appointment. 

Major Responsibilities
  • Abide by professional interpreting ethics, especially around confidentiality, accuracy, and impartiality 
  • Render correct concepts and meanings according to the conventions of established interpretation protocol
  • Provide clear and accurate renditions with no additions or omissions
  • Employ excellent customer service, clear enunciation and pronunciation, and a pleasant and professional voice as well as polite forms of expression
  • Maintain a professional demeanor throughout the assignment at all times
  • Provide clarification and cultural brokering using excellent judgment and skill
  • Demonstrate commitment to cultural sensitivity and working in a diverse environment
  • Have access to the internet, an email account for communication on assignments, and Excel for tracking hours
  • Have reliable transportation for travel to and from assignments
  • Work well independently and operate in the best interests of YWCA
  • Fluency in English and target language 
  • Ability to provide cultural competency and assess regional and accent differences to find ways of communicating with the limited English proficient client
  • Excellent listening, retention and note-taking skills to maintain a high level of accuracy
  • Ability to concentrate and to stay detached from the conversation, remaining neutral and objective at all times and following client's instructions closely
  • Ability to explain idiomatic expressions and cultural nuances to avoid miscommunication
  • Certification in interpretation strongly preferred, extensive experience interpreting in formal settings may be substituted for credentials

YWCA offers an hourly rate of $25 and provides mileage reimbursement. To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter sharing your credentials, work experience and availability to

ELL Civics Instructor (PT)

Position Description: Responsible for teaching curriculum plans to assist immigrants and refugees in achieving linguistic and citizenship competency to pass naturalization exam.
  • Instruct immigrant and refugee students using best practice ESL methods and materials to increase students’ functional language competency, and to reach students’ educational and other goals. 
  • Maintain excellent student records including attendance, pre-, mid-, and post-tests, student/class outcomes, and submit data as per Language Services Procedures in a timely manner.
  • Adhere to government grant requirements.
  • Instruct immigrant and refugee legal permanent residents using civics and citizenship curriculum to increase students’ knowledge of the naturalization process to become US citizens, and promote civic and community engagement.
  • Plan and implement lessons and activities appropriate to the type and level of class being taught, whether English language, pre-GED, or Project Citizenship.
  • Substitute for other teachers when necessary depending on availability.
  • Attend required Language Services departmental meetings as requested.
  • Engage in a minimum of 15 hours of professional development during the fiscal year.
  • Participate in YWCA functions as needed and requested by the Director.
  • Comply with all YWCA policies and procedures.
  • The duties in this job description represent the major functions but are not intended to be all-inclusive.
Required Qualifications:
  • Ability to fluently speak, read, and write English, and another language preferred.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills, especially as required in preparing lessons and working and interacting with diverse groups of students, internal and external contacts.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Must be an advocate for the mission, values, and goals of YWCA Tulsa.
  • Work effectively with all employees and members of all races, religions, sexes, national origins, ages, sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions; and without regard to disability status, genetic information, marital status, status as a covered veteran, or any other legally protected status, as well as socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Work on skills that can help communicate his/her point to an audience belonging to a completely different identity and/or background. These differences can be identity-based, geographical, ethical, political, or historical.
  • Openness to engaging conflict in a positive and proactive manner with the goals of finding solutions, producing change, and bringing together opposing parties.
  • Strong commitment to learning, growth, and continuous improvement.
  • Reliable transportation and the ability to travel to multiple class sites.
  • Bachelor's degree required
  • TESL certification required
  • Two years' experience in adult education required
  • Oklahoma or other current teaching certificate a plus
  • Experience teaching Civics and US history and/or naturalization process a plus 

Please complete the online employment application. Email the completed application and resume with "ELL Civics Instructor" in the subject line to Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

Lifeguard (PT)

YWCA Tulsa is looking for dedicated, indoor, part-time lifeguards.

  • American Red Cross Lifeguard certification required; WSI certification and bilingual in Spanish a plus. We will certify qualified candidates.
  • Hours: 16 hours per week at our East Campus
  • Spanish fluency required

Pay based on experience. Gym membership included. 

Please complete the online employment application. Email the completed application and resume with "Lifeguard" in the subject line to Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

Swim Instructors (PT)

Come be a part of the YWCA Tulsa team as a part-time swim instructor. Red Cross Water Safety Instructor certification required; bilingual in Spanish preferred. We will certify qualified candidates.

Please print and complete the online employment application and email the completed application and resume with Swim Instructor in the subject line to

Drop-In Child Care Attendant

Opening for part-time child care attendants for children whose parents are participants in our educational programs. Children range in age from 6 weeks through 8 years. You will provide developmentally-appropriate care, comfort, nurturing and guidance to infants/toddlers in order to enhance their emotional and physical growth as outlined by NAEYC and State Licensing guidelines.

Duties include: Ensure the cleanliness, orderliness, and safety of facility according with health and hygiene standards, including but not limited to the toileting area, toys, cots, sheets, and diaper changing area.

Gym membership included. Schedules may vary including some evening and weekends.

Spanish bilingual required.

Please send resume and application with Drop-In Child Care Attendant in the subject line to


Communications Internship

YWCA seeks an energetic and skilled individual with a wide range of administrative and technical skills to assist with content creation, marketing-related projects, website maintenance and social media. This position is estimated at 12 to 20 hours per week and is an unpaid, intern position which typically runs for 3-4 months. We have seasonal opportunities and are willing to consider applicants year-around.

Internship Objectives and Responsibilities:

  • Increase public awareness of YWCA Tulsa as an organization and its programs by assisting in creation and output of external communications.
  • Content creation for social media, including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, will consist of finding articles and information relative to YWCA’s mission
  • Assist in updating Content Management System (website) as necessary
  • Media list management
  • Write mission-centric blog and short-form articles in journalistic prose
  • Work with team to cover YWCA Tulsa events.
  • Archive YWCA news coverage
  • Miscellaneous duties as assigned.

Prerequisite skills:

  • Ability to communicate effectively using a variety of styles and techniques appropriate to the audience.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills. AP Style knowledge. Comfortable conducting interviews for content creation.
  • Ability to listen and provide accurate information.
  • Intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Office products and social media.
  • Work effectively with all employees and members of all races, religions, sexes, national origins, ages, sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions; and without regard to disability status, genetic information, marital status, or status as a covered veteran.
  • Work on skills that can help communicate his/her point to an audience belonging to a completely different identity and/or background. These differences can be identity-based, geographical, ethical, political, or historical.
  • Strong commitment to learning, growth, and continuous improvement. 


  • Students pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Public Relations, or related degree field.

Optional skills:

  • CMS Knowledge (ex: Wordpress, Caffeine, Moodle)
  • Adobe Creative Suite Knowledge
  • Hootsuite and social media tools knowledge

If you are interested in expanding your skill set, learning about a non-profit environment which is enhanced by our social justice mission, and value an engaging culture please submit your resume for this unpaid internship to

YWCA is committed to:

  • Providing equal employment opportunity to those qualified.
  • Recruiting and hiring people in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, status as a covered veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Learn more about our culture here.