Careers at the Armed Services YMCA

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About Us

The Armed Services YMCA Camp Pendleton enhances the lives of military members and their families in spirit, mind, and body through programs relevant to the unique challenges of military life. Our focus is to provide needed programs and services for single or married enlisted personnel and their family members. The Armed Services YMCA Camp Pendleton empowers military families, no matter who they are or where they’re from, by ensuring access to resources, relationships, and opportunities for all to learn, grow, and thrive.

Where We Are

The ASYMCA operates 12 branches throughout the United States and partners with military installations and local Ys to serve military families in communities nationwide.


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What We Do

The Armed Services YMCA works to address the unique challenges of military life so that NO MILITARY FAMILY IS LEFT BEHIND.

For the past 80 years, our goal has been to strengthen military families who work or reside on Camp Pendleton. In 2022, we served 46,426 military members and their families through programs and events that focus on providing educational, emotional, and financial support.

The Armed Services YMCA Camp Pendleton coordinates with local installation leadership to ensure a network of support is available for our military families. This collaboration allows us to identify and address gaps in services that pose hardships to service members and their families—hardships that can affect mission readiness.

"Home Away From Home" Resource Hub

The ASYMCA connected 86,000 military families to support networks and vital resources to help build resilience and community.

Accessible, Affordable, High-Quality Child Care

We provided 423,000 child care services to military families, enabling military spouse employment and financial security.

Food, Travel, & Emergency Assistance

The ASYMCA distributed 5.5 million pounds of food to 67,000 military families and sent 1,400 military, spouses, and their children home for the holidays.


Are you seeking a rewarding profession that can enhance your abilities as a leader?
Explore new opportunities for career growth at the Armed Services YMCA Camp Pendleton!


Our administrative team plays a vital role in ensuring the smooth functioning of our organization by providing crucial support in business operations, coordination, and communication, ultimately contributing to our overall success.

Teacher helps two young children with their reading skills

Child Care

Our child care staff work together to provide high-quality care and early education for children. These dedicated individuals are passionate about supporting the growth, development, and well-being of young children.

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Preschool Education

Our preschool team builds a strong educational foundation for children, shaping young minds and hearts for a lifelong journey of discovery, growth, and achievement. They foster partnerships with parents or guardians, valuing family engagement in early education.

An ASYMCA staff member reads to two children during an after-school program

School-Age Education

The role of our school-age mentors is pivotal in nurturing the growth and development of children in the school-age range. With their guidance, care, and unwavering commitment, they foster a positive and enriching environment that empowers children to excel academically, thrive socially, and flourish emotionally.


The child care industry provides a stable and promising career path due to its consistent demand and growing job market. It offers a chance to make a meaningful difference in your community and serve as a positive role model for children. Working in childcare allows you to stay up-to-date with the latest educational trends and advancements, combining the roles of educator and caregiver.

Frequently Asked Questions

Main Office:
200090 Ash Rd Wire Mountain Rd
Camp Pendleton, CA 92055

Childcare Center:
160101 11th Street
Camp Pendleton, CA 92055

Our preschool program is located at Del Valle, Stuart Mesa, and San Onofre Community Centers.

Our after-school program is located at all five elementary schools on Camp Pendleton and Bonsall West Elementary School in Oceanside.

The applications can generally take 1 to 2 weeks, depending on the position. All applicants are reviewed, and those who meet the minimum requirements for the position are contacted by the Director of Human Resources within 1-2 business days from the application date. Interviews are held in-person. After the interview process, selected candidates are offered the position.

Civilian employees are provided with a base pass with access to all Camp Pendleton gates only.

Our branch is not a membership-based YMCA, we do not offer memberships. However, our full-time employees are eligible to receive a YMCA Membership through the Mottino Family YMCA.

Shela Bularan
Director of Human Resources and Finance
(760) 655-4014

  • Experience working with children (infants to 5 years old)
  • Must be 18 years old and have a high school diploma
  • Complete immunization record to include the annual flu shot
  • Must pass the background check and drug screening

We are continuously hiring for Childcare Teachers. It is a part-time position located at the Fisher Children’s Center.

We also have part-time teaching positions for preschool and school-age children. Our preschool program is located at Del Valle, Stuart Mesa, and San Onofre Community Centers. Our after-school program is located at all five elementary schools on Camp Pendleton and Bonsall West Elementary School in Oceanside. We usually hire around August/September for these positions.

Join Our Team

At the Armed Services YMCA, joining our team is more than just a job. It’s also a sense of purpose in any role you choose to apply for within the organization; an opportunity to work with a passionate team driven to fulfill our mission to serve; and a well-established culture of caring and focus on working together to meet and exceed our goals.

The Armed Services YMCA also offers excellent, competitive benefits to its team members:

Health, Dental, & Vision Insurance
Retirement Plans to Build Your Future
Company-Paid Disability & Life Insurance
Medical & Dependent Flexible Spending Accounts
Employee Rewards
Teacher Prep Hours
Tuition Assistance
Free YMCA Membership



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