YMCA of Greater Seattle Youth Technology Program Instructor in Seattle, Washington

Overview

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.

You’ll be based out of our Accelerator Branch, a social-service focused branch serving opportunity youth and young adults. Accelerator provides the community with a host of programs and resources to support our client’s pathways to independence, stability, and happiness.

65% of the youth and young adults we serve are people of color. The majority are low-income or have experienced poverty.

OUR COMITMENT TO EQUITY: The Y actively promotes a culture free from bias and injustice. We strive to achieve equal access, identify and resolve inequities and remove institutional barriers that limit of all people to develop their full potential. The YMCA of Greater Seattle is committed to ensuring equity and justice.

We understand that people gain skills through a variety of professional, personal, educational, and volunteer experiences. We encourage candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications below. If you believe you have the transferable skills necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of this role, we encourage you to apply.

We are seeking a insert job title here for our Ytech program. Ytech is a digital-equity program that teaches technology skills to at-risk youth and young adults, and also provides opportunities for them to earn laptops, tablets, and mobile hot-spots. Strong candidates will have experience working with computers and using computer skills including, but limited to, basic computer functions, Microsoft Office Suite, and Google Suite, as well as experience facilitating groups of youth. Must have an interest in helping youth to build digital skills in workshop and internship program settings.This position requires innovation, computer tech skills, communication skills, ability to connect with youth, and knowledge of in demand computer skills.

Responsibilities

  1. Plans, coordinates, develops, and teaches cause-driven youth technology and job readiness workshops in group environments to opportunity youth and youth adults from diverse backgrounds.

  2. Supervises and mentors groups of teens and young adults in workshops, internship programs, and other programs, incorporating effective communication and conflict resolution skills.

  3. Provide occasional case management to workshop-attendees, supporting employment goals

  4. Assists in program outreach through marketing material production, event attendance and community networking.

  5. Helps maintain safety of YTech’s equipment by following check-out system and tracking inventory.

  6. Builds strong, supportive relationships with youth, community members, and non-profits

  7. Encourages and supports staff and participant involvement with other YMCA programs.

  8. Maintains accurate records (attendance, time, etc.) as required by YMCA procedures. Meets department deadlines for billings, payroll, program reports, etc. Ensures effective communication of information to necessary parties.

Qualifications

  1. Associate's degree or equivalent experience, Bachelor's preferred.

  2. Minimum one year of experience working with teens or young adults in foster care, group care, housing, education, juvenile justice, anti-poverty, vocational support, mental health, chemical dependency and/or homelessness fields.

  3. Ability to teach effective independence skills for a variety of learning styles and to plan supportive activities.

  4. Strong youth engagement and relationship-building skills.

  5. Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  6. Basic computer skills and working knowledge of Microsoft Office.

  7. Ability to transport self and client(s) in a safe and effective manner, and to meet clients at community locations; proof of adequate vehicle insurance coverage is required, or ability to travel to areas without public transportation.

  8. Current state approved First Aid and CPR certification.*

  9. Current approved HIV blood borne pathogens training.*

  10. 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.

  • Within 30 days of employment or first available training.

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 2018-7351

Type Regular Full-Time

# of Openings 1

Location Accelerator YMCA - 2100 Building

Category Teen Programs

Address 2100 24th Ave S