These general functions will be carried out in keeping with the Goals, Policies and Mission of the YMCA of the East Bay. Instruct high-quality group classes and lessons for youth in a way that promotes youth development, confidence, self-esteem and wellness in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures.
- Plan and lead safe, motivating and educational classes for youth, as directed by the supervisor, to accomplish the YMCA mission and goals and to help participants achieve personal goals.
- Demonstrate proper, safe and effective teaching techniques. Provide feedback, corrections and modifications to accommodate differing learning levels. When conducting group lessons, attend to the needs of the entirety of the group.
- Build effective, authentic relationships with participants and parents; help them connect with each other and the YMCA. Encourage parent involvement and identify potential volunteers.
- Change, develop and adapt program offerings as needed to continually support Y goals and values and to reach all demographics in the community.
- Set up and take down class equipment and reports any equipment problems. Ensure the safety of participants by caring for program space.
- Maintain records and administrative responsibilities as required, such as documenting attendance.
- Actively participate in workshops, trainings and staff meetings as directed by the supervisor.
- Support special events, assist in other areas, and perform other duties as required.
Work Environment & Physical Demands
- The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Sufficient strength, agility and mobility to perform essential functions of position and to supervise program activities
- Ability to project, communicate and queue effectively
- Program/project management
- Developing Self and Others
- Communication and Influence
- High school diploma or GED
- Prior experience participating in and/or leading group activities with youth
- Must be self-directed, highly motivated and creative
- Excellent customer service, problem solving, interpersonal and organizational skills
- Completion of YMCA program-specific and trainer certifications must be accomplished within 60 days of hire
- Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community
- Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook and other computer programs necessary to perform the duties of the job
- At least 18 years of age