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YMCA of Greater Seattle Lead Teacher, Education Program Specialist II in Auburn, Washington


Job Summary

As the Lead Teacher you will be responsible for the design, development and delivery of hands on, engaging curriculum for academic and enrichment classes (Small Group). Lead teachers will instruct classes with a dedicated assistant teacher, allowing for leveled, small group instruction. You will work with a team of educators and YMCA staff to determine the academic and enrichment focus of your classes. You will also be responsible for analyzing student data to meet the individual needs of students.

In addition to teaching core classes each day, lead teachers will lead Small Group classes. Small Group consists of enrichment activities that focus on relationship building, leadership and fun. Teachers will be responsible for planning and implementing Small Group curriculum.


  1. Develop Curriculum

  2. Prepares for and provides training and/or instruction.

  3. Aligns curriculum with student academic needs.

  4. Collaborates on curriculum design and developing new training models.

  5. Teach Quality, Academically Enriching Classes.

  6. Implements curriculum, evaluates successful completion and maintains participant records.

  7. Provides assessment of participant's achievement of class outcomes; including pre-tests and post-tests.

  8. Work with staff team to provide program leadership.

  9. Will serve as lead teacher overseeing day-to-day duties of an assistant classroom teacher.

  10. May provide guidance to training team.

  11. Provides support through discussion and role modeling.

  12. Lead Enrichment/Small Group Activities.

  13. Facilitating activities for an assigned group of children that focus on: goal setting, life skills, college prep, and social skills.

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 desireto 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. Valid state teaching certificate.

  2. Five or more years experience teaching adults and/or youth.

  3. Three plus years experience in design and delivery of academic curriculum such as science, math reading, writing or social studies, other subjects, as appropriate.

  4. Ability to design and deliver hands on, engaging academic classes.

  5. Knowledge of and experience with innovative delivery techniques.

  6. Ability to travel to various locations.

  7. Ability to speak any language in addition to English preferred

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

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 .

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ID 2019-8489

Type Seasonal

# of Openings 3

Location Education Initiatives - Washington Elementary

Category Teen Programs

Address 20 E St NE