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YMCA of Greater Seattle Kid Zone Lead in Seattle, Washington


Job Summary

Every day hundreds of children utilize our Kid Zone drop in child care centers within our membership facilities, engaging in activities and building new relationships with our staff and other participants. You will be part of an amazing staff team who provide enrichment and safe supervision, teach teamwork and social skills, and support children as they grow and learn. You will develop and implement program activities while also building positive relationships by providing prompt and courteous service to members, participants and guests. Kid Zone Leads also provide guidance and leadership to Kid Zone Counselors as needed.

Weekly shifts may vary based on business needs. Must have availability to work Saturday's from 4PM to 9PM.


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

  2. Develops and implements program activities.

  3. Provides guidance, leadership and direction to Kids Zone Counselors as needed.

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

  5. Professionally engages with parents/guardians to provide pertinent information about their child’s experience and to promote upcoming programs.

  6. Ensures that toys and equipment are clean and safe, set up and stored properly. Reports equipment problems to supervisor.

  7. Attends staff meetings and training programs as required.

  8. Other duties as assigned.

Who are you?

If you're the right candidate for the job, you are excited to spend your time impacting the lives of children. You thrive on the energy of groups of children and are ready to jump in and lead activities. You are always stepping up to offer support at the first sign it's needed. You are comfortable with individual and groups of children, can talk to and partner with parents and other adults, and have an interest in and aptitude for learning new ways to work with kids. You have an eye for quality programing and can build a sense of belonging with the groups you work with.


You are 18 years of age or older and have:

  1. High school education or equivalent.

  2. 1 year or more previous experience working with children; camps, child care, tutoring, nanny, coaching.

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

  4. Experience planning and implementing group activities 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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Job Locations US-WA-Seattle

Posted Date 3 weeks ago (1/6/2020 11:49 AM)

ID 2020-9634

Type Regular Part-Time

# of Openings 1

Location University YMCA

Category Administration

Address 5003 12th Avenue NE