YMCA of Greater Seattle

Education Specialist

Job Locations US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 1 week ago(2/12/2018 4:43 PM)
Regular Part-Time
# of Openings
Education Initiatives - Madison Middle School
Teen Programs
3429 45th Ave SW
USD $16.91/Hr.
USD $21.14/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 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 that you would like to work for, read on!


What you’ll be doing…


As the Education Specialist you will be responsible for the design, development and delivery of hands on, engaging curriculum for academic and enrichment classes (Small Group). You will instruct classes and sometimes support other activities,(other schools) allowing for leveled, small group instruction. You will work with a team of educators and YMCA staff to determine the academic and enrichment focus, and keep attendance. This position is located at Madison Middle School and is part-time until June 30, 2018, with an opportuntiy for full time in our Summer Learning Program.

  1. Prepares for and provides instruction, for afterschool activities.
  2. Implements curriculum, evaluates successful completion and maintains participant records.
  3. Provides assessment of participant's achievement of class outcomes.

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 have:

  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.

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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