YMCA of Greater Seattle

Youth Programs Instructor

Job Locations US-WA-Kent
Posted Date 1 week ago(1/24/2023 3:30 PM)
Regular Part-Time
# of Openings
Youth and Family Programs
10828 SE 248th St
Minimum compensation
USD $20.00/Hr.


HR Banner Childcare




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.


The hourly rate for all new hires of this position is $20/hr.


Job Summary

*This is an On-site Position.

Instruct a variety of sports, recreation, wellness and enrichment programs for youth. Create a safe, enjoyable, positive and inclusive environment that welcomes participants of all skill and ability levels. Provide a quality experience to participants and families.


Position Type/Location

This role is part-time variable. Afternoon/evening and weekend shifts.


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



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. Instructs programs as assigned in accordance with YMCA guidelines.
  2. May assist in the development of programming
  3. Follow YMCA policies and procedures including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergency procedures
  4. Increase participant awareness of whole person health.
  5. Sets up and takes down class equipment. Reports any equipment needs to supervisor.
  6. Accurately maintains related records.
  7. Conveys basic information on YMCA programs and schedules to members and, as appropriate, refers members to other YMCA programs and/or staff.
  8. Attends staff meetings and approved trainings as required.
  9. Other duties as assigned.


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


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. At least 16 years of age or older.
  2. Six months or more previous experience working with children; camps, child care, tutoring, nanny, coaching.
  3. Current state approved first-aid certification*
  4. Current state approved community CPR certification*
  5. Knowledge of culturally relevant and developmentally appropriate practices.

*Within 90 days of start date


If applicable, "Other combinations of applicable education, training, and experience which provide the knowledge, abilities, and skills necessary to perform effectively in the position may be considered."


Preferred Education/Experience

  1. 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.

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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