YMCA of Greater Seattle Program Supervisor, Kids University in Auburn, Washington

Overview

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.

  • 13 branches

  • 2 overnight camps

  • 10 swimming pools

  • More than 200 program sites

Job Summary

As the Program Supervisor of our Kids University programs you will lead and develop our before and after school youth enrichment staff.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. This position will serve on an engaging and dynamic team, playing a key role in ensuring planning and implementation of developmentally appropriate activities and curriculum are provided to the participants. You will oversee the planning and implementation of a safe and quality child care 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 maintain professional relationships with families, facility/school personnel, and the community. This position is a regular on going positon that works within our youth enrichment programs throughout the year, in our before and after school programs during the school year and within one of our summer camps during the summer.

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!). Specificallythe 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.

Responsibilities

  1. Ensures planning and implementation of culturally relevant and developmentally appropriate activities in accordance with the Youth Development goals of the YMCA. Is responsible for the quality and completion of all program plans, including lesson, behavior and event plans.

  2. Hires, trains, supervises and evaluates instructors/volunteers. Is responsible for professional development planning. Conducts staff meetings and organizes trainings. Maintains required staff/child ratios.

  3. Professionally communicates as needed confidential and evaluative information with parents/guardians including newsletters, individual parent communication and parent/teacher conferences.

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

  5. Maintains professional relationships with families, facility/school personnel and the community. May plan and conduct events for parents.

  6. Maintains required child/staff ratio. Provides direct supervision to a group of children.

  7. May maintain required records according to YMCA standards, including attendance records, registration information, accident reports and discipline records.

  8. Recruits new enrollments.

  9. Ensures that site supplies are maintained and purchased as necessary.

  10. May assist with developing and monitoring department budgets.

  11. Ensures developmentally appropriate classrooms including appearance, décor and cleanliness of site.

  12. May supervise a group of children to ensure their health and safety and to provide for a positive experience for each child.

  13. May prepare and serve snacks.

  14. Attends staff meetings and trainings as required.

  15. Other duties as assigned.

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.

Qualifications

You are 21 years of age or older and should have:

  • Three years or more ofexperience working with children; camps, child care, tutoring, nanny, etc.

  • One year or more of supervisory experience.

  • High school graduate or equivalent.

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

  • Experience planning and implementing group activities.

You'll be a great fit for the Seattle Y and the Youth Enrichment Team if you:

  • Thrive in a youth centered environment where all children feel that they belong

  • Are adaptable and 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; all job offers are contingent on results of a background check and drug screening, including screening for marijuana.

ID 2018-7350

Type Regular Full-Time

# of Openings 1

Location Auburn Valley YMCA

Category Youth and Family Programs

Address 1620 Perimeter Road SW