YMCA of Greater Seattle

Instructor, Community Learning Center (in Seattle)

Job Locations US-Seattle
Posted Date 2 months ago(1/22/2018 12:31 PM)
Regular Part-Time
# of Openings
Education Initiatives - West Seattle Elementary
Youth Education
6760 34th Ave SW


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 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!).  Specifically the Seattle Y offers Programs throughout the greater Seattle area.  The programs are located in Seattle Schools using classrooms, multipurpose rooms, gyms, outdoor spaces and take several field trips throughout the summer.


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


The Community Learning Center (CLC) at West Seattle Elementary School is seeking passionate, qualified, and committed staff for our after school program this fall.  CLC provides struggling 2nd-5th grade students with homework assistance and opportunities for extracurricular enrichment activities Monday-Friday from 2:30-5:30PM.  West Seattle Elementary School is located in the High Point neighborhood of West Seattle; we are a vibrant Title 1 school that takes pride in moving children further in their education.  The program observes all school holidays and breaks, and is seeking a commitment for the entire school year.  


West Seattle Elementary is incredibly diverse, and we are seeking staff that represents our school's diversity. A background in elementary education and 2 years working in the field are required.  Strong tutoring skills in literacy and math are highly regarded, as is a passion for extracurricular learning -- all enrichment activities are created and implemented by the instructor.


Seeking those who have experience teaching in the following areas: gardening/earth sciences, visual arts, sports/coaching (basketball, football, track), hip hop, choir/singing, science, cooking, and service learning.


This vacancy is a great opportunity to be a part of a team involved in providing inclusive, safe and caring environments, positive role models, creative activities and opportunities to serve the needs of others - all which are the essential building blocks for strong kids, strong families, and strong communities.


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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