YMCA of Greater Seattle

Lead Instructor, Community Learning Center

Job Locations US-WA-Kent
Posted Date 3 months ago(8/18/2022 8:07 PM)
Regular Part-Time
# of Openings
Birch Creek
Youth Education
13111 SE 274th St
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

On-site lead staff school day or after school YMCA programs.  Responsible for planning and implementing academically aligned activities for groups of youth.  Activities will take place during school day and out of school time hours.


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.


  1. On site lead staff for tutoring or after school programs.  Serves as support for other YMCA instructors. 
  2. Plans and implements program in accordance with the goals and policies of the YMCA and partnership agreements with assigned school.  Coordinates activities which fit the developmental needs of youth.
  3. Communicates with school staff daily, participates in regularly scheduled meeting with school administration
  4. Communicates with, develops, and maintains positive relationships with youth and families. 
  5. Provides day-to-day leadership to staff and volunteers.
  6. Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergency procedures.
  7. Maintains ordered arrangement, appearance, decor, cleanliness, and learning environment of program site.
  8. Attends staff meetings and trainings as required.
  9. Other duties as assigned.


  1. 18 years of age or older.
  2. Current state approved first-aid certification. *
  3. Current state approved community CPR certification. *
  4. Experience in working with youth the same age as those to be supervised.
  5. Experience leading other staff
  6. One year of experience or more in program planning preferred.
  7. Other applicable education, training, and experience, which provide the knowledge, abilities, and skills necessary to perform effectively in the position will be considered.

  8. Knowledge of culturally relevant and developmentally appropriate practices.
  9. Knowledge of core curriculum components of assigned age group.
  10. Ability to respond to safety and emergency situations.
  11. 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.

*At hire, or earliest possible training (but no later than 90 days after employment)



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.”




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



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


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