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.
Instructs Yoga classes. Understands the Health Seeker target market and provides coaching, class instruction and support to members participating in ongoing YMCA Healthy Living programs.
Plans and instructs Yoga classes or programs. Observes and discusses individual progress with participants
Develops positive relationships with participants and facilitates relationship building among participants and members. Provides motivational support and guidance.
Increases participant awareness of all healthy lifestyle factors.
Encourages member and parent involvement and identifies potential volunteers.
Attends staff meetings and approved trainings as required.
Sets up and takes down class equipment. Reports equipment problems.
Ensures safe and effective classes. Responds to, and reports, accidents and incidents.
Conveys basic knowledge of all Y Healthy Living programs.
Tracks, monitors, evaluates and transitions assigned Healthy Living participants
Accurately maintains related records.
Current state approved first aid certification.
Current state approved CPR for the Professional Rescuer certification.
Two years or more of college education in a related field or equivalent preferred.
One or more years of related experience preferred.
YMCA Healthy Lifestyles Principles certification*
Listen First Level I* and II** training
Building Community in Small Groups training***
Ability to respond to safety and emergency situations.
Working knowledge of preventative health and fitness programs and philosophy
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.Must attend and receive passing grade in YMCA of the USA training courses related to program delivery (i.e. Healthy Lifestyles Principles, Foundations of Group Exercise, and specialty course.
* Within 30 days of employment or first available training.
** Within 90 days of employment or first available training.
*** Within 18-24 months of employment.
Competencies for success at the Y:
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.