YMCA of Greater Seattle Teacher, Early Learning in Seattle, Washington


This vacancy is a great opportunity to be a part of a team involved in providing inclusive, safe and caring environments, positive role models, creative activities and opportunities to serve the needs of others - all which are the essential building blocks for strong kids, strong families, and strong communities.


The Teacher, Early Learning Seattle Preschool Program provides classroomleadership in a Seattle Preschool Program, implementing the activities and curriculum for the classroom and supervising a group of children.


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

  2. Assists in planning and implementing culturally relevant and developmentally appropriate activities within the curriculum in accordance with the Youth Development goals of the YMCA.

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

  4. Supports Lead Teacher in meeting the contract requirements, deadlines, and deliverables of the program associated with the City of Seattle contracts.

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

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

  7. May fill-in for the Lead Teacher during short-term absences.

  8. Assists in maintaining developmentally appropriate classroom including appearance, d├ęcor, and cleanliness of site.

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

  10. Attends staff meetings and trainings as required.

  11. Other duties as assigned.

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


  1. 18 years of age or older.

  2. Current state approved first-aid certification.

    1. Current state approved community CPR certification.
    1. TB test by the Mantoux method. **
  1. HIV/AIDS training certification.
    1. For Early Childhood programs: 45 or more college quarter credits in early childhood/child development, or possess an equivalent educational background, or be a certified child development associate (preferred). For School-Age programs: 30 credits in elementary education, or the educational equivalent, in courses such as recreation, physical education, education, music, art, psychology or social services.
  1. Experience in working with children the same age as those to be supervised.

  2. One year of experience or more in program planning preferred.

  3. Knowledge of culturally relevant and developmentally appropriate practices.

  4. 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.

  • At hire, or earliest possible training (but no later than 90 days after employment).

** Prior to beginning child care duties.

Competencies for success at the Y:

  • Values - Strengthens the Y's culture by demonstrating the values of the Y - honesty, caring, respect, and responsibility - in every aspect of work.

  • Inclusion - Models cultural competence and supports diversity, effectively working with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions.

  • Develop Self and Others - Demonstrates teamwork and personal accountability, seeking and providing feedback, coaching, and resources for development.

  • Quality Results - Takes the initiative and holds self and others accountable to meet or exceed quantitative and qualitative goals relating to people (employees and members), philanthropy, finance and volunteerism.

  • Change Capacity - Facilitates change, seeks opportunities in the change process, models adaptability, and leads transition in support of the Y's mission.

  • Inspire Others - Promotes creativity, generates excitement, and rewards risk taking, while consistently demonstrating a high level of emotional maturity, maintaining a positive attitude and building strong relationships.

Become a leader on our team at the YMCA of Greater Seattle where we promote a continuous learning environment and career opportunities. Competitive pay range and excellent benefit package includes YMCA membership, health, dental, life and disability insurance; tuition assistance; 12% retirement contribution, as eligible.

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 2018-7629

Type Regular Part-Time

# of Openings 1

Location West Seattle YMCA - Preschool

Category Early Childhood Education

Address Schmitz Park Elementary