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YMCA of Greater Seattle Lead Teacher, Early Learning_Outdoor Program in Auburn, Washington


Our Commitment to Equity

The Y actively promotes a culture free from bias and injustice. We are dedicated to removing institutional and systemic barriers that result in oppression and racism. We will be accountable to marginalized communities for creating equitable and sustainable environments where social justice is woven into every facet of our programs, and by caring for our communities in a culturally versatile and respectful manner.

Job Summary

Every day hundreds of children are welcomed into our fun and engaging YMCA early learning child care programs. Be part of a small team of staff who provide a learning environment for children in which they feel secure, comfortable, and important. You will be a part of providing a nurturing child-centered environment through enrichment and activities while also supporting the children as they grow and learn. Child care is more than a safe place it is a place where our team strives to create an environment that allows children to reach their fullest potential. You will be responsible for the development of activities and all lesson plans, while also providing support and guidance to staff or volunteers overseeing activities and children. This position is for supervision of an outdoor preschool.

Outdoor Program Summary:

-Pods of 10 preschoolers with 2 staff operating at outdoor sites.

-“Podded” sessions from 8:30am-12:00pm.

-Curriculum will focus primarily on social emotional learning and outdoor exploration.


  1. Plans and implements culturally relevant and developmentally appropriate activities within the curriculum in accordance with the Youth Development goals of the YMCA. Ultimately responsible for the quality and completion of all classroom plans, including lesson, behavior and event plans.

  2. Supervises a group of children to ensure their health and safety, and to provide for a positive experience for each child.

  3. Provides guidance to staff/volunteers overseeing the activities of groups of children.

  4. Professionally communicates day-to-day, confidential and evaluative information with parents/guardians including newsletters, individual parent communication and parent/teacher conferences.

  5. Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergency procedures.

  6. May fill-in for the Program Supervisor during short-term absences.

  7. Maintains a developmentally appropriate classroom including, appearance, décor and cleanliness of site.

  8. Attends staff meetings and trainings as required.


  1. 18 years of age or older

  2. 2 or more years of experience with children kindergarten aged and younger.

  3. Experience planning and implementing group activities.

  4. Ability to model and demonstrate Y values; caring, respect, responsibility and honesty.

  5. BA or AA with 30 credits of early childhood education or CDA.

  6. 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 on working in a collaborative environment

  • Are very adaptable

  • Have high ownership and strong work ethic

  • Are a great problem solver who can think on your feet

  • Truly enjoy being of service to people

  • 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

Starting pay rate: $15.45/Hr.

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. We also believe in supporting the wellbeing of our employees and offer a free Y membership as a benefit of employment.

Become a leader on our team at the YMCA of Greater Seattle where we promote a continuous learning environment and career opportunities.

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 .


Building a community where all people, especially the young, are encouraged to develop their fullest potential in spirit, mind, and body.


  • Respect

  • Responsibility

  • Honesty

  • Caring

  • Passion for Excellence

Job Locations US-WA-Auburn

Posted Date 2 weeks ago (10/13/2020 8:00 PM)

ID 2020-10712

Type Regular Part-Time

# of Openings 3

Location Auburn Valley YMCA

Category Early Childhood Education

Address 1620 Perimeter Road SW

Minimum compensation USD $16.00/Hr.