YWCA Careers

YWCA Careers


Be the Change You Want to See

Since 1914, the 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 the YWCA. Full-time employees receive a generous benefits package.

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Current Openings   

Full Time

Part Time


Full Time

Director of Human Resources

The Director of Human Resources is responsible for providing leadership in developing and executing human resources strategy in support of the overall business objectives and strategic direction of the YWCA Tulsa, with a particular commitment to being an Employer of Choice and a learning organization. Major areas of responsibility include talent acquisition/management, benefits administration, organizational and performance management, diversity and inclusion, training and development, coaching and compliance, and development and management of the volunteer program.

  1. Plan, develop, organize, implement, direct, and evaluate the YWCA Tulsa’s human resource function and strategies to support the achievement of the organization’s overall success and business objectives.
  2. Develop staffing strategies and implementation plans to identify talent within and outside the organization for positions of responsibility. Oversee all processes relative to talent acquisition, recruiting, screening, interviewing, discipline, and terminations of paid staff and contractors in partnership with supervisory and HR teams.
  3. Develop and implement comprehensive benefit plans that are competitive and robust while remaining cost-effective for the organization.
  4. Develop initiatives designed to build and foster an organizational culture of inclusion, empowerment, excellence, respect and boldness.
  5. Establish relationships throughout the organization with management and employees in order to be an effective listener and problem solver of people issues. Provide support to managers in problem solving, coaching, communication, and conflict resolution.
  6. Implement the organization’s diversity and inclusion initiatives and strategies. Develop programs to allow the organization to embrace applicants and employees of all backgrounds and to permit the full development and performance of all employees.
  7. Provide opportunities for all employees to develop a common understanding and practice of the YWCA’s mission, creating an environment/culture of peace, justice, freedom, dignity for all.
  8. Create and oversee leadership development and training opportunities for YWCA Tulsa employees to encourage continual professional development with the goal of developing the most effective team possible. Design and facilitate trainings as needed.
  9. Oversee the performance management process with the management and HR teams.
  10. Develop and oversee organizational policies and procedures as a means of ensuring transparent and open communication with employees, supporting supervisors in the effective management of their people, and protecting the organization.
  11. Monitor and maintain compliance with all government contracts, EEOC, and all federal and state employment laws.
  12. Develop and oversee a formal volunteer management program for the organization in order to identify a skill set needed to achieve the objectives in each of the task areas.  
  13. Supervise the Volunteer Coordinator and Executive Administrator.
  14. Participate in the development and implementation of major organizational processes, such as strategic planning, budgeting, and program development/evaluation, as a strategic partner focused most specifically on the impact on people and the workforce needs of the organization.
  15. Function as a strategic business advisor to executive and senior management regarding key organizational and management issues.
  16. Act as a support to the board of directors as assigned by the Chief Executive Officer. Serve as the primary staff liaison to the Human Resources Committee.
  17. Demonstrate a commitment to and promotion of the YWCA’s mission of eliminating racism and empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity among all levels of staff.
  18. The duties in this job description represent the major functions but are not intended to be all-inclusive.
  • Ability to manage, assign, and delegate responsibilities, and to accomplish the desired results both through individual work and through department staff.
  • Effective interpersonal skills in working with personnel and stakeholders at all organizational levels, including excellent organizational development skills.
  • Managing funds and budgeting is critical, as well as the ability to analyze financial information.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills, especially as required in preparing and making presentations, working with various committees, and interacting with diverse groups of internal and external contacts, and excellent listening 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.
  • Current Oklahoma driver’s license and current insurance verification. 
  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 3 years of experience in human resources administration. Master’s degree preferred. PHR or SPHR certification a plus. 
  • A minimum of one year supervisory experience. 
  • Intermediate to advanced computer proficiency in Microsoft Office products. Project management skills beneficial.
To apply, email resume and cover letter to by close of business on Wednesday, October 1, 2014. Plese include "Director of Human Resources" in the subject line of your email. Qualified applicants will be contacted regarding interviews in mid October. No calls please.


Part Time

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.  

Send resume to or fax to 918-628-1033.

Lifeguards (PT)

YWCA Tulsa is looking for dedicated, indoor, part-time lifeguards at its two locations! Flexible schedules with the potential to work 10 to 20+ hours a week--afternoon and evening shifts available. Gym membership included. Pay based on experience. American Red Cross Lifeguard certification required; WSI certification and bilingual in Spanish a plus. 

Please email a resume to or fax to 918-628-1033.

Drop-In Child Care Attendants

The YWCA Tulsa needs you!  We are looking for part-time child care attendants for parents who are participants in our fitness programs. Children range in age from 6 weeks through 8 years. Gym membership included. Schedules may vary including some evening and weekends.

Please email a resume to


Voter engagement intern

YWCA Tulsa’s Mission Impact department is seeking undergraduate or graduate students for an unpaid part-time internship. Intern will work 10-20 hours per week, based on availability, at the YWCA Downtown Center.

This intern will manage YWCA’s voter engagement project. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Registering 100 new voters and engaging 150 low-likelihood voters in pledging to vote in the November 4th General Election. 
  • Identifying and participating in opportunities to register new voters through YWCA and community programs and events.
  • Managing completed voter registration forms, sending copies to the Nonprofit VOTE for tracking purposes and turning them into the Tula’s County Election Board on a weekly basis.
  • Sending voting reminders to registered and pledged voters in advance of the November 4th election.
  • Other related duties as relevant.

We are looking for highly-motivated students with strong project management and outreach skills and a demonstrated interest in social justice. The ideal candidate has a deep commitment to personal growth and learning and is highly curious and inquisitive about new subjects.

Students should have completed at least four semesters of course work. Transpiration is required as many events are off-site. We are happy to cooperate with an institution's requirements for academic credit.

To apply, email resume and cover letter to Mana Tahaie at Please include “Voter engagement intern” in the subject line. Qualified applicants will be contacted regarding interviews in mid September. No calls please.


The 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.