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YMCA of Greater Seattle Lead Before and After School Instructor in SeaTac, Washington


This position is eligible for up to $600 YGS Sign-On Cash Incentive!*

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

Lead Youth Development Instructors teach teamwork and social skills to children as they grow and learn, providing support to participants in multiple areas from childcare, online learning support, to enrichment & recreation activities. They help support the onsite functions of a site with additional responsibilities related to parent interactions, check in and out and site management.

The YMCA of Greater Seattle is committed to providing a positive atmosphere that prioritizes safety and inclusivity for all employees. The YMCA of Greater Seattle has implemented safety standards and protocols related to preventative health measures based on CDC and local health department guidelines. YGS will comply with all WA State mandates regarding COVID vaccinations. All YGS staff in Child Care roles will be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID by October 18, 2021; All YGS staff will be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID by November 1, 2021 regardless of work location. Religious and Medical Exemptions will be considered at time of hire.


  1. Plans and implements culturally relevant and developmentally appropriate activities within the curriculum provided by the YDCoE.

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

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

  4. Professionally communicates day-to-day, confidential and evaluative information with parents/guardians.

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

  6. Assists in maintaining developmentally appropriate site including appearance, décor and cleanliness of site.

  7. May prepare and serve snacks. Cleans snack area.

  8. Assists at Check in or out for parents.

  9. Assumes responsibility for program operation when DCYF designated and qualified staff is not on premises.

  10. Program lead when supervisor is not onsite.

  11. Attends staff meetings and trainings as required.

  12. Other duties as assigned.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds.


  1. 18 years of age or older.

  2. 1-2 years’ experience with children; camps, child care, tutoring, nanny

  3. Other applicable education, training, and experience, which provide the knowledge, abilities, and skills necessary to perform effectively in the position will be considered.

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

  5. Experience planning and implementing group activities

  6. Have completedcomplete 12 credits of 100-level or above college-level coursework.

  7. Completion of minimum STARS required training

    1. Certification in CPR/First aid
    1. TB test by Mantoux method.
    1. Food worker card.
    1. Cleared Portable Background Check in the statewide registry MERIT.**
  • At hire, or earliest possible training (but no later than 60 days after employment.)

**At hire, or during onboarding for position.

If position requires driving:

  • Current Driver’s License with a minimum 3 years safe driving experience and a driving record which meets or exceeds YMCA standards

  • Maximum one minor violation

  • No speeding violation of more than 20mph over the limit


  • 21 years of age or older

  • 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.

YGS is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating a diverse and equitable work environment. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran , or any other status protected by local, state , or federal law.

We are a drug & alcohol-free workplace; all job offers are contingent on the results of a background check. We participate in the Federal E-Verify system.

*YGS Sign-On Cash Incentive is for new employees hired between July 25 and September 30:

• $600 incentive for new full-time employees who are hired between July 25 and September 30.

• $300 incentive for new part-time employees who are hired between July 25 and September 30.


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-SeaTac

Posted Date 3 weeks ago (9/30/2021 4:51 PM)

ID 2021-12277

Type Regular Full-Time

# of Openings 3

Location Matt Griffin YMCA

Category School Age Child Care – Positions Eligible for 2021 Sign-On Cash Incentive

Address 3595 S 188th Street

Minimum compensation USD $17.75/Hr.