YMCA of Greater Seattle

Youth Program Instructor

Job Locations US-WA-Snoqualmie
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(7/28/2022 7:10 PM)
Regular Part-Time
# of Openings
Snoqualmie Valley YMCA
Youth and Family Programs
35018 SE Ridge Street
Minimum compensation
USD $20.00/Hr.


Our Commitment to Equity

The Y actively promotes a culture free from bias and injustice. We are dedicated to removing institutional and systemic barriers that result in oppression and racism. We will be accountable to marginalized communities for creating equitable and sustainable environments where social justice is woven into every facet of our programs, and by caring for our communities in a culturally versatile and respectful manner.


Job Summary

Lead and instruct a variety of sports including basketball and t-ball, and soccer. 


Variable hours,

Basketball Monday 5:30-6:30pm

T-Ball (starts in July) one day a week.


What you'll get from working at The Y

  • Individual membership to the YMCA of Greater Seattle
  • Free access to mental health resources
  • Rapidly accruing paid time off (PTO) available immediately upon hire


Minimum compensation: $20.00/hour


As of March 12, 2022 COVID Vaccinations Requirements: Highly Recommended, Not Required.

*Certain programs may require proof of vaccination, in compliance with local state and federal guidelines. If applicable will be assigned within onboarding.


What you'll be doing

  1. Plans and implements program activities which may include basketball and t-ball, and soccer.
  2. Pre/Post inspection of challenge courses, equipment and surrounding areas.
  3. Proactively report equipment and supply needs to management.
  4. Responsible for instructing, training and coaching individuals and groups to ensure physical, mental and emotional safety.
  5. Must be able to communicate instructions and information in a developmentally appropriate manner.
  6. Oversee, train, schedule and debrief Belayers to ensure continuous coaching and development.
  7. Facilitate initial and annual refresher training for challenge course Belayers and support staff.
  8. Timely recordkeeping and reporting to management, as required.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


What we're looking for in an applicant

  1. Must be 16 years of age or older.
  2. High school diploma or equivalent, post-secondary education in related field strongly preferred. Other applicable education, training, and experience, which provide the knowledge, abilities, and skills necessary to perform effectively in the position will be considered.
  3. Previous successful experience engaging children and teens in group activities.
  4. Current state approved first-aid certification by start date.
  5. Current state approved CPR for the Professional Rescuer certification by start date.
  6. Knowledge of culturally relevant and developmentally appropriate practices.

Preferred Education/Experience

  • Prefer knowledge of, and previous experience with, diverse populations (language, culture, race, physical ability, sexual orientation, etc.).


You'll be a great fit for the Seattle Y if you

  • Thrive on working in a collaborative environment.
  • Are very adaptable.
  • Have high ownership and strong work ethic.
  • Are a great problem solver who can think on your feet.
  • Truly enjoy being of service to people.
  • Like being part of a team that cares about one another as people and enjoy working together.
  • Want to know that the work you do contributes to building a better, stronger community for all.

Our Mission

Building a community where all people, especially the young, are encouraged to develop their fullest potential in spirit, mind, and body.


YMCA of Greater Seattle's Core Values

  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Honesty
  • Caring
  • Passion for Excellence

YGS is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating a diverse and equitable work environment.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by local, state, or federal law.


All job offers are contingent on the results of a background check. We participate in the Federal E-Verify system.


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