YMCA of Greater Seattle

Instructor, Community Learning Center (in Seattle)

3 months ago
Regular Part-Time
# of Openings
Meredith Mathews East Madison - Powerful Schools
Youth Education
3401 Rainier Ave. South
USD $15.00/Hr.
USD $18.00/Hr.


Who are we and what we do

YMCA Powerful Schools program offers after-school enrichment programs in sports, arts, STEM, and home economics at various elementary schools in the Rainier Valley. As a Powerful Schools instructor you will bring your own unique talents and energy to the program, providing a fun and exciting curriculum for students in grades K-2 and 3-5.


*Teaching Certification is NOT required; only a demonstrative talent for working with children in a fun, engaging, and enriching environment.


This is a part-time position. 2-4 days per week depending on location. M,T,TH 2:40 - 5:15pm, Wednesdays 1:15 - 5:15pm.


What you’ll be doing…


As the Community Learning Program Instructor you will be planning, implementing and developing academic curriculum activities for groups of youth. Working on a team of educators and YMCA staff to help determine the academic and enrichment focus of your classes. You will co-lead Small Group classes consisting of enrichment activities that focus on relationship building, leadership and fun.


Principle Activities:

  • Developing and implementing appropriate enrichment classes for assigned grade levels.
  • Preparing classrooms for daily activities and collaborating with academic teachers and teacher’s assistants to ensure that objectives are reached.
  • Adhering to all YMCA and school district professional expectations and compliance issues.
  • Creating a positive, achievement-oriented, organized and engaging learning environment.
  • Communicates with, develops, and maintains positive relationships with youth and families.
  • Provides day-to-day leadership to staff and volunteers.


Who are you?

If you're the right candidate for the job, you are excited to spend your time impacting the lives of youth and their families you have a desire to enable people of all ages to achieve their potential. You have the ability to build strong relationships on an individual level and with communities. You have a track record of being able to develop and implement quality programming and know how to provide support and a sense of belonging to others.


You should be 18 years of age and have:

  1. Current state approved first-aid certification. *
  2. Current state approved community CPR certification. *
  3. Experience in working with youth the same age as those to be supervised.
  4. One year of experience or more in program planning preferred.
  5. Knowledge of culturally relevant and developmentally appropriate practices.
  6. Knowledge of Seattle School District Academic Learning Standards for the age group and designated subject area.
  7. Knowledge of core curriculum components of assigned school.

You'll be a great fit for the Seattle Y 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 grow 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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