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.
Our Y is looking for outgoing Swim Instructors who enjoy teaching children and adults new skills, helping them achieve goals and preparing them for future success. In this role you will teach children and adults water acclimation and safety, water movement and stamina, and stroke development and mechanics. Each year our Y’s teach thousands of people to swim and enjoy the water as a form of play and life-long exercise.
The YMCA of Greater Seattle is committed to providing a positive atmosphere that prioritizes safety and inclusivity for all employees. The YMCA of Greater Seattle has implemented safety standards and protocols related to preventative health measures based on CDC and local health department guidelines.
Who are you?
If you're the right candidate for the job, you love teaching the joy of swimming to children and adults; you find satisfaction in helping others to learn and succeed; can command a class of 1-3 participants ages 3 and up through swim instruction; enjoy a fast-paced environment, and have the flexibility to teach multiple levels of instruction. You keep the safety of participants at the forefront of your work while teaching participants to thrive in an aquatic environment.
You will also be teaching parent/child classes which can have 10 parent/child pairs (20 participants total).
You are 16 years of age or older and have:
Other applicable education, training, and experience, which provide the knowledge, abilities, and skills necessary to perform effectively in the position will be considered.Ability to lift equipment, and to lift a small to average size child
*You will be required to complete a swim competency test.
*We can facilitate the process of you getting certified if you don’t have the required certifications yet. Please still apply if you are interested!
Expected Hours of Work: Branch operational hours for programming that will include mornings, evenings and weekends.
*YGS is currently offering a "New Hire $600 Sign-On Cash Incentive"!
As of October 6th new Full-time and Part-time employees will receive a $600 bonus, which will be paid in one lump sum, after working 120 hours.
You'll be a great fit for the Seattle Y if you
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
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.