YMCA of Greater Seattle

Education Specialist

6 months ago
Regular Part-Time
# of Openings
Meredith Mathews East Madison - Powerful Schools
Teen Programs
3401 Rainier Ave. South
USD $16.91/Hr.
USD $21.14/Hr.


Imagine being a part of one of the most respected non-profit organizations in the world - while at the same time improving the overall health and vitality of our community. For more than 135 years the YMCA of Greater Seattle has been transforming lives, encouraging healthy lifestyles and developing future leaders. Enabling people of all ages to achieve their potential and instilling that spirit in others - is at the core of everything we do. We have an immediate job opening for a qualified candidate whose values align with our organization: Respect, Responsibility, Honesty, and Caring.



YMCA Powerful Schools is growing and we are looking to expand our roster of Speciality Enrichment Instructors! If you have a skill or talent that you would like to share with youth ages 4-12, let us know. We are looking for instructors to teach 7-10 week sessions in the following areas. . .


**Teaching certificate is not required.**

  • Arts (dance, movement, spoken word, writing, theater, crafts, painting, etc.)
  • STE(A)M- Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math
  • Large motor activities- sports, group games, yoga, etc.
  • Debate
  • Culture & Celebration of Diversity
  • Civic engagement


Ideal candidates for this role will have demonstrated an ability to effectively teach their craft to a group of elementary age children. (Groups are split, K-2 grade and 3-5th grade.) This includes lesson planning, implementation, and at times, evaluation. This person should also have experience managing group behavior and supporting student learning through a growth mindset lens. Must be able to adapt lesson plans and teaching style to meet the needs of culturally and ethnically diverse communities.


After school programs are offered at multiple school sites, mostly in southeast Seattle, Monday-Thursday. The Winter session will begin January 16th and end March 17th. Spring session will begin April 3 and end May 26th. Summer sessions are also available. Classes must have a minimum enrollment of at least 10 students and cap out at 15 students. Specialty Enrichment Instructor schedules will fluctuate from session to session depending on enrollment and demand.


**Teaching certificate is NOT required.**

**Bachelor's Degree is NOT required.**

**Three years experience is NOT required.**





  1. Prepares for and provides training and/or instruction.
  2. Implements curriculum, evaluates successful completion and maintains participant records.
  3. Provides assessment of participant's achievement of class outcomes.
  4. Collaborates on curriculum design and developing new training models.
  5. May provide guidance to training team. Provides support through discussion and role modeling.


  1. Bachelor's degree in related subject area. Teaching certificate may be required.
  2. Three or more years experience in teaching adults and/or youth.
  3. Knowledge of innovative delivery techniques.
  4. Ability to travel to various locations.
  5. 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.

Competencies for success at the Y:

  • Values - Strengthens the Y's culture by demonstrating the values of the Y - honesty, caring, respect, and responsibility - in every aspect of work.
  • Inclusion - Models cultural competence and supports diversity, effectively working with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions.
  • Develop Self and Others - Demonstrates teamwork and personal accountability, seeking and providing feedback, coaching, and resources for development.
  • Quality Results - Takes the initiative and holds self and others accountable to meet or exceed quantitative and qualitative goals relating to people (employees and members), philanthropy, finance and volunteerism.
  • Change Capacity - Facilitates change, seeks opportunities in the change process, models adaptability, and leads transition in support of the Y's mission.
  • Inspire Others - Promotes creativity, generates excitement, and rewards risk taking, while consistently demonstrating a high level of emotional maturity, maintaining a positive attitude and building strong relationships.

Become a leader on our team at the YMCA of Greater Seattle where we promote a continuous learning environment and career opportunities. Competitive pay range and excellent benefit package includes YMCA membership, health, dental, life and disability insurance; tuition assistance; 12% retirement contribution, as eligible.


The YMCA of Greater Seattle is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity. We are a drug & alcohol-free workplace.


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