Who are we?
At the Seattle Y, we are an inclusive organization of people 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.
Where you’ll work…
You’ll be based out of one of our 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 has Kids U programs throughout the Seattle area. The programs are located in Seattle Public Schools and other community buildings. Programs use classrooms, multipurpose rooms, gyms, and outdoor spaces.
The Seattle Y offers a competitive pay range and part time or full time benefit packages, as eligible.
If this sounds like an organization you'd like to work for, read on!
What you’ll be doing…
Every day hundreds of children participate in fun and engaging YMCA activities after school. Kids U is a set of enrichment classes such as art, sports, cooking, chess, and science. Children sign up for specific classes based on their interests and passions that are led by program instructors. We are looking for responsible leaders who are excited by the prospect of developing and leading our Kids University staff. This position will serve on an engaging and dynamic team, playing a key role in ensuring planning and implementation of developmentally appropriate activities and lesson plans are provided to the participants. You will oversee the planning and implementation of a safe and quality enrichment program providing day-to-day support and overall management of the program site. You will supervise and evaluate the staff and volunteers, including hiring and training, maintaining required staff/child ratios and conducting regular staff meetings. You will be an important part of helping to maintain professional relationships with families, facility/school personnel, and the community.
Who are you?
If you're the right candidate for the job, you love working with and mentoring new staff and are excited to spend your time impacting the lives of children and their families. You can strike a balance between completing administrative tasks and helping others to learn and succeed. You have the ability to oversee a group of children to ensure their health and safety needs are met while continuously providing a positive enriching experience for each child. You have an eye for quality programming and know how to provide support and a sense of belonging to others in order to generate a program that is successful and enriching for all involved.
You are 21 years of age or older and should have:
You'll be a great fit for the Seattle Y and the Youth Enrichment Team if you:
The YMCA of Greater Seattle is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity. We are a drug & alcohol-free workplace; all job offers are contingent on results of a background check and drug screening, including screening for marijuana.