YMCA of Greater Seattle

Community Learning Center Coordinator

4 months ago
Regular Part-Time
# of Openings
West Seattle YMCA - West Seattle Elementary
Youth Education
6760 34th Ave SW
USD $15.00/Hr.
USD $18.00/Hr.


Who are we?

At the Seattle Y, we are an inclusive organization of men, women and children with a shared commitment to nurture the potential of youth, promote healthy living and foster social responsibility.

At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. We work side-by-side with our neighbors throughout King and south Snohomish counties to help kids and families thrive – and apply their positive behaviors and goals at home, school, the workplace and beyond.

  • 13 branches
  • 2 overnight camps
  • 10 swimming pools
  • More than 200 program sites

Where you’ll work…

You’ll be based out of one off the 13 branches in our welcoming membership facility that offers programs ranging from health and wellness, to family programs, to child care, to aquatics (access is a staff benefit - swim a few laps before work, take a yoga class, do some laps on the track before you go home, if you like!).  The majority of programs for this role are in Seattle Public Schools building. Programs use classrooms, child care rooms, gyms and outdoor spaces.


If this sounds like an organization you'd like to work for, read on!


CLC Site Coordinator


The CLC Site Coordinator is responsible for the oversight of the CLC programs in partnership with collaborating school.   The Coordinator provides leadership, direction, supervision, training and support to YMCA staff to ensure desired program goals and outcomes are met. The Coordinator serves as the primary contact to the school administration and faculty and helps establish the community learning center concept at the assigned school. The Coordinator also ensures all contract compliance with respect to private, federal, state and city government agencies overseeing program funding.



The CLC Site Coordinator must have the competencies, skills and proven leadership ability to successfully carry out the Association’s mission, goals and vision for serving the community. Other important responsibilities include the following:


  1. Administer the day-to-day operation of the CLC Program, ensuring that the programs meet all state, local, and YMCA regulations and standards.
  2. Coordinate with the school’s administration, teachers, and custodial staff and other community partnerships to successfully implement the program.
  3. Liaise with the school principal to facilitate integration of the YMCA CLC program into the overall school culture.
  4. Maintain and submit an accurate accounting of payments, statistics, records and reports in compliance with state licensing, YMCA, and program requirements. Remains knowledgeable of all state, local, federal and YMCA regulations related to program areas and inform and train staff on matters in a timely manner.
  5. Ensures that all aspects of the program are developmentally appropriate and meet the individual physical, social, emotional and intellectual needs of the participants.
  6. Recruits, hires, trains, supervises, evaluates site staff and volunteers.
  1. Seek professional development opportunities to improve staff performance;
  2. Assess and evaluate program staff on a scheduled and consistent basis;
  1. Prepare and monitor staff schedule at all times, modifying it as necessary to maintain appropriate staff-to-child ratios.
  2. Assist in the promotion of programs and represent the YMCA as at local, state, and national forums as required.
  3. Assist in the development of marketing materials and consistent communication throughout programs in accordance with association-wide procedures.
  4. Assists in developing the program’s annual budget; manages the program’s revenues and expenses according to the approved program budget.
  5. Monitor and promote program enrollment, ensuring optimal enrollment at all times.
  6. Plans and implements the center’s purchasing in a responsible manner.
  • Develop relationships with school and community stakeholders to communicate the goals of the initiative and ongoing concerns about student needs;


  1. Ensure program activities and content are comprehensive and support initiative goals and outcomes;
  2. Direct center’s health and safety practices, ensuring adherence to all state, local and YMCA standards.
  3. Promote a team concept through a positive approach to supervision, communication, and interactions with others. Maintains on-going communication with supervisor and appropriate staff at all levels of the YMCA.
  4. Conduct regular staff meetings as a communication link to site staff.
  5. Participate in the development, consistent enforcement and evaluation of center policies.
  6. Ensure that Association’s Child Abuse Prevention policie and proper reporting procedures are upheld at all times.
  7. Plan, implement and attend appealing and meaningful programs and events for parents and/or families on a regular basis; provides an ongoing network (formal and informal) of support for program parents.
  8. Routinely evaluate program quality and practices implementing necessary steps to remedy weaknesses.
  9. Demonstrate a working knowledge of YMCA mission, purpose and goals, youth development and childcare policies, ensures the program meets the highest standards of excellence.
  10. Uphold and exemplifies the YMCA’s principles of Character Development, Customer Service, and programs which build “strong kids, strong families, and strong communities”.
  11. Assumes all other responsibilities as deemed necessary or assigned.



  1. Must be at least 21 years of age.
  2. Must have at least a Bachelor’s degree related to youth development or education or equivalent experience; Master’s degree preferred.
  3. A minimum of four years of relevant experience working with children under the age of 13 in an educational setting including at least two years in an administrative supervisory capacity with demonstrated decision making ability.
  4. Must complete and maintain current status in First Aid, Child Abuse Prevention and CPR.
  5. Must possess and demonstrate ability to engage in all activities associated with the daily care, activities, and routines of the program’s children, including but not limited to; interacting with children at floor level, physical education activities such as running, jumping, etc., lifting children and or equipment, and participating in outdoor activities, field trips and swimming as needed.
  6. Must possess oral, auditory and written communication skills appropriate for interacting with both children and adults.
  7. Positive role model with strong leadership, conflict resolution and diplomacy skills.
  8. Must be capable of directing the daily administrative, program related, and supervisory responsibilities of the CLC Program.




You should have:

  • 1-2 years’ experience with children; camps, child care, tutoring, nanny
  • Ability to model and demonstrate Y values; caring, respect, responsibility and honesty
  • Experience planning and implementing group activities

You'll be a great fit for the Seattle Y and the Child Care Team if you:

  • Thrive in a youth centered environment where all children feel that they belong
  • Are adaptable & flexible, and like that every day is a little different
  • Are excited to see youth growth and thrive
  • Truly enjoy being of service to others
  • 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


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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