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Facility Notice: Consistent with the governor’s executive order to continue to slow the spread of COVID-19, YWCA Minneapolis will extend through at least June 1 temporary closures we implemented for our fitness centers, a few of our Early Childhood Education centers and Girls and Youth programming. Learn More


Note: While we have temporarily closed our fitness centers as well as our Early Childhood Education Centers (except Abbott) to support our communities during COVID-19, we will reopen! We continue to look for great talent to join our growing teams, so please review our career page and sign up to be notified of future openings. Thank you for your interest.

Who We Are

YWCA Minneapolis is a nonprofit organization founded in 1891 as a member of YWCA USA, the oldest and largest multicultural organization in the world. Our mission is to eliminate racism, empower women and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

We are a trusted social justice organization with a 125+ year history of advocacy for women and children. Through high-quality, equity-centered programs focused on Racial Justice and Public Policy, Early Childhood Education, Girls and Youth, and Health and Wellness, we create leaders, spark positive change, and improve the health of our community for all.

By working with YWCA Minneapolis, you’ll join a team of passionate professionals, utilizing their skills to problem-solve, cultivate relationships and build a better community together.

On a Mission for 125+ Years

Our Culture and Values

YWCA Minneapolis is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

We provide volunteer and career development opportunities for employees on an ongoing basis.

YWCA Minneapolis strives every day for:

  • Race and gender equity
  • Economic independence for women
  • Respect for diverse cultures
  • Children and youth who thrive
  • A community that is vibrant and healthy

Employee Perks

Your Health (Work-Life & Fitness Balance)

  • Free YWCA Health and Wellness membership; $4/month to add family members in your household
  • Discounts on YWCA services, like massage, nutrition counseling, personal training, paid group fitness classes and more
  • Enroll in Healthy Steps Rewards Program

Your Family & Social Time

  • Family-friendly environment
  • Convenient on-site, fee-based childcare available at several locations
  • Discounts on events, entertainment, restaurants, travel, health products and services, education and many more through our partnership with a nonprofit professional association

Your Time

  • Paid time off (PTO) and certain national observed holidays (including your birthday) for eligible employees
  • Donated PTO hours
  • Paid time off through Minneapolis Sick and Safe Time Ordinance

Your Education

  • Partnership with local colleges: YWCA Minneapolis College Scholarship Partnerships
  • Free admission to YWCA Racial Justice and Public Policy community workshops
  • Free YWCA Racial Justice Facilitator training


YWCA Minneapolis offers excellent benefits for eligible employees:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Flex spending account
  • Health savings account
  • Long-term disability
  • Employer-paid short-term disability
  • Employer-paid life insurance
  • TelaDoc/Consult-A-Doctor services
  • Retirement funded programs
  • Pre-tax Metro Transit bus cards
  • Pre-tax parking