YMCA of Greater Seattle

Program Supervisor, Kids University

Job Locations US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 6 days ago(1/11/2022 1:13 AM)
ID
2021-12424
Type
Regular Full-Time
# of Openings
1
Location
Association Office
Category
Youth and Family Programs
Address
909 4th Avenue
Minimum compensation
USD $18.00/Hr.

Overview

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

As the Program Supervisor of our Kids University programs you will lead and develop our before and after school youth enrichment staff. Kids U is a set of enrichment classes such as art, sports, cooking, chess, and science. Children sign up for specific classes based on their interests and passions that are led by program instructors. This position will serve on an engaging and dynamic team, playing a key role in ensuring planning and implementation of developmentally appropriate activities and curriculum are provided to the participants. You will oversee the planning and implementation of a safe and quality child care program providing day-to-day support and overall management of the program site. You will supervise and evaluate the staff and volunteers, including hiring and training, maintaining required staff/child ratios and conducting regular staff meetings. You will be an important part of helping maintain professional relationships with families, facility/school personnel, and the community. This position is a regular on going positon that works within our youth enrichment programs throughout the year, in our before and after school programs during the school year and within one of our summer camps during the summer.

 

YMCA of Greater Seattle will comply with all WA state mandates regarding COVID vaccinations. All YGS staff are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID regardless of work location. Religious and Medical Exemptions will be considered at time of hire.

 

Responsibilities

  1. Ensures planning and implementation of culturally relevant and developmentally appropriate activities in accordance with the Youth Development goals of the YMCA. Is responsible for the quality and completion of all program plans, including lesson, behavior and event plans. 
  2. Hires, trains, supervises and evaluates instructors/volunteers. Is responsible for professional development planning. Conducts staff meetings and organizes trainings. Maintains required staff/child ratios.
  3. Professionally communicates as needed confidential and evaluative information with parents/guardians including newsletters, individual parent communication and parent/teacher conferences.
  4. Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergency procedures.
  5. Maintains professional relationships with families, facility/school personnel and the community. May plan and conduct events for parents.
  6. Maintains required child/staff ratio. Provides direct supervision to a group of children.
  7. May maintain required records according to YMCA standards, including attendance records, registration information, accident reports and discipline records.
  8. Recruits new enrollments.
  9. Ensures that site supplies are maintained and purchased as necessary.
  10. May assist with developing and monitoring department budgets.
  11. Ensures developmentally appropriate classrooms including appearance, décor and cleanliness of site.
  12. May supervise a group of children to ensure their health and safety and to provide for a positive experience for each child.
  13. May prepare and serve snacks.
  14. Attends staff meetings and trainings as required.
  15. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

You are 21 years of age or older and should have:

  1. Three years or more of experience working with children; camps, child care, tutoring, nanny, etc.
  2. One year or more of supervisory experience.
  3. High school graduate or equivalent. Other applicable education, training, and experience, which provide the knowledge, abilities, and skills necessary to perform effectively in the position will be considered.
  4. Ability to model and demonstrate Y values; caring, respect, responsibility and honesty.
  5. Experience planning and implementing group activities.
  6. Prefer knowledge of and previous experience with, diverse populations (language, culture, race, physical ability, sexual orientation, etc.). Ability to speak any language in addition to English may be helpful.   

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

At the Seattle Y, we are an inclusive organization of people with a shared commitment to nurture the potential of youth, promote healthy living, and foster social responsibility. We also believe in supporting the wellbeing of our employees and offer a free Y membership as a benefit of employment. 

Become a leader on our team at the YMCA of Greater Seattle where we promote a continuous learning environment and career opportunities. 

 

“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.

 

We are a drug & alcohol-free workplace; all job offers are contingent on the results of a background check and (on applicable jobs) drug screening, including screening for marijuana.  We participate in the Federal E-Verify system.

 

If you need assistance of any kind with the application process, reach out to recruiting@seattleymca.org or the HR department at 206.382.5082.”

 

MISSION STATEMENT:

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

 

OUR VALUES:

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

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