Website YWCA Hamilton

Who We Are

Founded in 1889, YWCA Hamilton is known as one of Hamilton’s original social innovators and works from a feminist, anti-racist, and anti-oppressive framework. We are dedicated to strengthening women’s and girl’s voices, broadening their choices, building dynamic leadership and providing essential services that promote safe, inclusive and equitable communities.

YWork for us?

At YWCA Hamilton, we are intentional about fostering a workplace culture that values positive physical and emotional well-being through our values of Inclusivity, Equity, Community, Self-determination, and Accountability. We invest in our employees so that we can bring our values into the communities in which we live. We offer our employees:

  • On-the-job training and professional development opportunities;
  • Staff fitness, childcare and recreation discounts;
  • Opportunities to get involved in our community;
  • A competitive total rewards package.

If you’re passionate about making a positive impact in the lives of women, children, and families every day, we would love for you to join our team!

Position Description

Department: Health and Wellness

Reports to: Program Supervisor

Location: Hamilton, ON   

Hours of Work: 0-14 hrs/wk

  • Delivers high quality health and wellness programs that reflect the needs of the YWCA Hamilton members, participants and community, in keeping with the YWCA mission, vision and values while adhering to the YWCA policies and procedures and quality standards;
  • Leads a variety of group fitness classes;
  • Designs and delivers specialized classes for members;
  • Ensures all members/clients are treated in a friendly and professional manner;
  • Maintains accurate records, statistics and produces reports upon request;
  • Maintains appropriate record-keeping in accordance with YWCA Hamilton’s policies and procedures, and confidentiality/privacy policies;
  • Identifies and evaluates risks associated with members/clients and takes appropriate action to control the risks;
  • Nurtures and forms meaningful internal and external working relationships and partnerships;
  • Understands emerging trends, leading practices, industry professional standards;
  • Supports YWCA Hamilton mission, vision and values;
  • Perform other duties as required.


  • Works a 0-14 hours per week or 15 to 29 hours per week;
  • Work schedule includes days, early mornings and afternoons.


  • High School diploma – 18 years or older;
  • Minimum of 1-3 years’ experience as a group fitness leader with ability to teach a variety of
    classes focusing on a 55+years community (e.g. Zumba Gold, Aerobics, Heartbeat, Bones,
    Aqua Fitness, Strength Training, Interval);
  • Must have Ontario Fitness Council (OFC) Group Fitness Leadership Certification or equivalent
    or willing to achieve;
  • Specialized Group Fitness Certification (e.g. Pilates, Zumba, Yoga) considered an asset;
  • Must be able to work from a feminist, anti-racist/anti-oppressive perspective;
  • Ability to work a schedule which includes weekdays, early mornings or afternoons;
  • Must provide a current Criminal Record Judicial Matters Police check or willingness to obtain
    at own cost;
  • Must have current Emergency First Aid and CPR certificate or willingness to obtain at own cost;
  • Bilingual English/French or other languages an asset.

Thank you for your interest in YWCA Hamilton.

As part of YWCA Hamilton’s commitment to Access and Equity, we strive to represent the diverse communities that we serve. Individuals who are women, First Nations, Métis, immigrant, refugee, LGBTQ2S+; individuals with disAbilities; and individuals from racialized communities or other marginalized communities are encouraged to apply.

Accommodations are available throughout the recruitment process. Please inform us of any accommodation requests.

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