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

Research and Evaluation Analyst

Position Description: YWCA Tulsa is a seeking full-time Research and Evaluation Analyst to act as the primary researcher, data wrangler, evaluator, and innovation leader for the YWCA. 

  • The analyst is responsible for creating, maintaining, evaluating, and reporting on data for use in program development and evaluation and in demonstrating impact.
  • The analyst will gather and interpret data relevant to YWCA Tulsa and its programs and disseminate the findings, as well as research program models, identify opportunities for collaboration and growth, and improve program delivery through evidence-based findings.
  • This position will collaborate with staff at all levels of the organization.
  • In the first year, the analyst will be responsible for creating a State of the Mission report and for developing a needs assessment of YWCA Tulsa’s hallmark areas for use in future program development.

Required Qualifications: The ideal candidate:

  • Is highly curious and inquisitive and has strong research, critical thinking, and writing skills; a sharp analysis of race, gender, and identity; and a demonstrated interest in social justice.
  • Is resourceful, knowledgeable about community assets, innovative, and responsive.
  • Uses critical thinking skills to make connections between data and anecdotal stories.
  • Possesses the confidence to promote the YWCA's programs and to present in front of people from a wide variety of backgrounds. 
  • Has the ability to work with diverse staff, client and volunteers.
  • Believes fiercely in the YWCA's mission.


  • Bachelor’s degree in social service or social science-related field (e.g. social work, sociology, women’s and gender studies, public policy) or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 2-4 years of experience in research, evaluation, and writing preferred.
  • Experience conducting statistical analysis and database management, highly desirable.
  • Experience working in a social service or non-profit setting, highly desirable.

Please print and complete the online employment application and email the completed application, cover letter and resume to No phone calls, please.  Applications are due Friday, February 13, 2015.


Head Lifeguard/Coordinator

Position Description:  Assist with the day-to-day operations of the aquatics area and program, and ensure patron safety and protect lives.  This position is full-time with excellent benefits! We are willing to train the right candidate.

  • Create monthly lifeguard schedules and keep lifeguarding staff up to date with any shift changes or substitutions.
  • Cover lifeguard duties or swim lessons during open hours as necessary.
  • Maintain supply inventory.
  • Data entry as required to keep track of pool and class attendance.
  • Oversee customer service, patron safety, equipment check-out, equipment maintenance and routine cleaning and upkeep of the aquatics area.
  • Monitor activities in and near the water through patron surveillance.
  • Prevent injuries by minimizing or eliminating hazardous situations or behaviors.
  • Provide emergency care and treatment as required until the arrival of EMSA. 
  • Enforce facility rules and regulations and educate patrons about them.
  • Recognize and respond professionally, prudently and quickly during an emergency situation.
  • Administer first aid and CPR or use an AED in an emergency and, if trained, administer emergency oxygen when necessary.
  • Work as a team with other lifeguards, facility staff, and management.
  • Conduct Cl and pH chemical testing at the beginning of the shift and record results.
  • Assists in control of water quality, operation of pool filtration systems, and water quality testing (e.g. backwashing, draining, etc.)
  • Report any and all maintenance problems to the supervisor promptly.
  • Work shifts include morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend hours. Some required holidays. 
  • The duties in this job description represent the major functions but are not intended to be all-inclusive. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Possess mature judgment and sound decision-making skills.
  • Maintain a high standard of customer service.
  • Display a positive attitude.
  • Present a professional appearance and attitude.
  • Willingness to perform life saving techniques, CPR and First Aid procedures in emergency situations.
  • Lifeguarding, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, First Aid Certifications preferred.
  • Pool Operators Permit and Water Safety Instructor Certification are preferred.
  • Ability to test and adjust pool water to ensure the proper chemical balance as well as the safety of the swimmers.
  • Basic computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite.  


  • High School diploma or GED (must be 18 years of age or older).
  • Experience working as a lifeguard, teaching swim lessons and performing pool management, or any equivalent demonstration of training or experience.
  • Knowledge of life saving techniques.
  • Customer service experience helpful.
  • Must be available to work evenings, weekends, and some holidays. 

Please print and complete the online employment application and email the completed application and resume with Head Lifeguard/Coordinator in the subject line to


Grant Writer

Position Description: This position is responsible for researching, writing, submitting, and tracking grant proposals for YWCA Tulsa programs and operating needs; balancing multiple deadlines; crafting thoughtful grant reports and stewardship pieces; and meeting budgeted revenue goals. 

  • Research funding opportunities that match the mission and programs of YWCA Tulsa.
  • Maintain grants calendar of submitted and upcoming deadlines.
  • Write compelling proposals and reports to secure funding.
  • Ensure all proposals and reports are submitted ahead of deadlines.
  • Collaborate with other YWCA staff to gather needed information for proposals and reports.
  • Administer donor database to ensure accurate fundraising and donor records are kept.
  • Write donation acknowledgement and follow-up letters to donors.
  • Provide administrative and clerical support for the Development team.  

Required Qualifications:

  • Superb attention to detail and strong organizational skills. 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent writer with ability to adjust tone based on the audience.
  • Strategic thinker who can modify proposals to match the funder’s priorities.
  • Experience with database management.
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with personnel and stakeholders at all organizational levels.
  • Ability to manage responsibilities and to work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work as a team player.
  • Ability to listen and provide accurate information.
  • Valid Oklahoma Driver’s License and insurance verification.
  • Must be an advocate for the mission, values and goals of the YWCA Tulsa. 


  • Bachelor degree preferred.
  • Prior work with a nonprofit organization.   
  • Prior event management experience.
  • Strong administrative skills.
  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills (Microsoft Office 2007--Word, Excel, Outlook, and database skills)

Please print and complete the online employment application and email the completed application and resume with "Grant Writer" in the subject line to  


Immigration Case Worker

Position Description:  Responsible for providing immigration case work for immigration family type applications, maintain best practive immigration application preparation standards; work under the supervision of an immigration attorney.

  • Provide consultation and assist clients with immigration cases; prepare case file; mail completed casework; complete technical reviewsof immigration applications and translated documents.
  • Assista agency naturalization program by providng clients with N-400 application assistance, collect data as needed for grant reporting requirements.
  • Anticipate and respond to immigration case deadlines.
  • Assist immigration manager with marketing efforts including, but not limited to, speaking at citizenship classes to prmote naturalization.
  • Responsible for accurate documentation and recordkeeping of client cases and other agency reporting requirements.
  • Provide professional translations and other interpreting services for clients.
  • Assist clients with FBI fingerprint background checks as needed.
  • Assist clients with passport photos and notary services as needed.
  • Adhere to strict confidentiality standards as related to immigration work and agency policy.
  • Attend trainings related to job responsibilities, and participate in YWCA functions as needed.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ability to relate to people of all ages, races, socio-economic backgrounds, and cultures.  
  • Fluent in English and Spanish.
  • At least one year family-based immigration experience.  
  • Excellent attention to detail and exceptional organizational skills.
  • The duties of this position are normally performed in an environmentally controlled and comfortable office environment.   


  • Associate's degree required; bachelor's degree preferred.
  • Basic to intermediate computer skills (Microsoft Office 2007 - Word, Excel, and Outlook); experience in immigration software a plus.
  • Legal background a plus.  
  • Previous work with immigrants and refugees a plus.  

Please print and complete the online employment application and email the completed application and resume with "Immigration Case Worker" in the subject line to  


Volunteer Coordinator

Position Description:  This position manages volunteer resources to assist in the delivery of YWCA Tulsa's programs, services, and events.  This includes directly kanaging volunteers, and providing guidance, support, resources and tools to to staff who utilize volunteers.  The position reports to the Director of HR and works with other members of the Leadership Team in the implementation of the volunteer program.  This is a new program; therefore, the responsibilities and duties detailed below will likely change and/or expand as the program develops.  

  • Create volunteer program materials (policies and procedures, applications, volunteer agreemnts, orientation handbooks) based on best practices.
  • Liaise with withpartments within YWCA Tulsa to understand how they work, develop partnerships and assess the need for volunteers to enhance program/service delivery.
  • Seek out appropriate volunteering opportunities and develop volunteer job descriptions based on the needs of the programs and departments.  
  • Engage in community outreach and cultivate relationships with potential partners to create a volunteer pool.
  • Develop and implement goals and objectives for the volunteer program which reflect the mission of the organization.
  • Train staff to work effective and cooperatively with volunteers.
  • Coordinate screening of potential volunteers, including but not limited to reviewing applications, conducting interviews, performing background checks, etc.
  • Orient volunteers to increase their understanding of YWCA Tulsa, its clients, members, and services.
  • Match volunteers to organizational needs and opportunities.
  • Develop and maintain volunteer database to track volunteer statistics.  
  • Plan and implement formal and informal volunteer recognition activities to recognize the contributions of volunteers to the organizations.
  • Required to transport themselves to and from special events and volunteer engagements with mileage reimbursement.
  • The duties represent the major functions but are not intended to be all-inclusive, and other duties as required may be assigned by management.

Required Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of volunteerism and volunteer management best practices.
  • The ability to communicate with, supervise and empower volunteers to be effective in their roles.
  • The ability to work cooperatively with different types of personal personalities and organizations.  
  • The ability to avoid and/or alleviate conflict.
  • Must be organized and flexible.
  • Multi-lingual preferred.
  • Must have initiative, creativity, and give attention to details.
  • Must have the abililty to regularly work evenings and weekends with flexibile scheduling.  Exhibits regular and punctual attendance.
  • Excellent customer service and written and verbal communication skills.
  • Be an advocate for the mission, vlaues, and goals of YWCA Tulsa. 


  • Bachelor's degree in social service-related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 1-3 years of supervisor or management experience.
  • Proven experience in administrative skills, including, planning planning, organization, and time management.
  • Intermediate or advanced computer skills are required (Microsoft Office site and volunteer databases).  

Please print and complete the online employment application.  Email the completed application and resume with "Volunteer Coordinator" in the subject line to  


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.  

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


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 print and complete the online employment application and email the completed application and resume with Lifeguard in the subject line to


Drop-In Child Care Attendants (PT)

The YWCA Tulsa needs you!  We are looking for part-time child care attendants for children whose 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 print and complete the online employment application and email the completed application and resume with Drop-In Child Care Attendant in the subject line to


Fitness Center Attendants (PT)

Join the Health & Wellness team at YWCA Tulsa! Duties include maintaining the facility and equipment, welcoming members, and leading tours. Shifts include opening and weekends. Multiple positions available.

Please print and complete the online employment application and email the completed application and resume with Fitness Center Attendant in the subject line to


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.