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YMCA of Greater Seattle Youth Development Staff - Family Sports and Recreation Programs in Seattle, Washington


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.

Thank you for your interest in working for the YMCA and our Youth Development positions. The YMCA has hundreds of families and children utilize our membership facilities, engaging in activities and building new relationships with our staff and other participants on a daily basis. You will be part of an amazing staff team who provide enrichment and safe supervision, teach teamwork and social skills, and support children and families as they grow and learn. You will be able to develop and implement program activities while also building positive relationships by providing prompt and courteous service to members, participants, and guests.

Youth Development Staff, Family Sports and Recreation Programs include but are not limited to-

  • Kid Zone Counselor (Drop in child care at the branch and family programs)

  • Recreation Instructor (Rock Climbing, Gymnastics, Teen Programs)

  • Sports Official

  • Program Supervisors

Due to the current branch closures in response to the COVID-19 crisis we are not actively hiring for these roles.

If you are interested in a position in this area of focus with the YMCA, please apply to this posting and we will contact you when we have a position in this area accepting applications.


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

  2. Implements program activities. May be asked to assist in planning activities.

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

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

  5. Ensures that toys and equipment are clean, safe, set up and stored properly.

  6. Attends staff meetings and training programs as required.

  7. 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.


Age requirements and qualifications vary by position.

Minimum qualifications of entry level jobs include:

  1. 16 or 18 years of age or older. (depends on position)

  2. Six months 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 and Family Programs Team if you:

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

  • Are adaptable & 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

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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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-Seattle

Posted Date 3 months ago (4/13/2020 5:07 PM)

ID 2020-10209

Type Regular Part-Time

# of Openings 50

Location Association Office

Category Youth and Family Programs

Address 909 4th Avenue