YMCA of Metropolitan L.A.
  • Youth Programs
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • $13.50 - $13.75
  • Hourly
  • Part Time (< 30 hours)

The YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles is not only the premiere non-profit in LA, it's also a great place to work, make a difference in your community and meet like-minded individuals. The LA area is home to the second largest YMCA Association in the US, with 26 branches, 2 camps and over 50 child care sites. The LA Y is a highly-collaborative, rewarding and fun environment where you will discover your passions, grow your career and make an impact!

We believe in the four Core Values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility and understand that our staff are our biggest asset! We strive to create high-performing, strong teams in each of our branches and are looking for passionate and enthusiastic staff who will help us to strengthen our impact, empower our community and deliver incredible programming!

Position Description

Under the supervision of the Senior Program Director, the Youth Sports Coach will provide guided instruction in a variety of sports and fitness activities at elementary schools in the San Fernando Valley area. This position requires you to have experience teaching and leading children, and the ability to develop or implement classes that are age appropriate. In addition to individual class instruction, it is necessary to be able to lead class participants - and for the instructor to foster a positive class environment that is safe and fun.


Typical staff shchedule will be Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays for one and / or both available shifts. Applicants must be available at least three of five working days.

  • Shift 1: Approximately 8:00am to approximately 11:30am (Depending on individual elementary school schedule)
  • Shift 2: Approximately 8:00am to approximately 3:00pm with a 30 minute break
  • Opportunities to support other programs, such as after school sports classes or leagues, will likely be available. Typical employee hours will likely start at 24-29 hours per week.



  • High school diploma Kinesiology, Physical Education, Education, or Pedagogy background preferred.
  • Experience working with grades K-5.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and relate to youth.
  • Must possess skills necessary to inform, educate and motivate students in all areas of health and physical fitness.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with diverse group of individuals.
  • Ability to assist students in all aspects of physical fitness and barriers they must overcome to achieve their goals.
  • Current approved EMSA First Aid; Adult, Infant and Child CPR Certifications (8 hours). Completion of child abuse prevention training prior to first day in program


  1. Aid in the development and amend (as necessary) monthly lesson plans to ensure organization and quality.
  2. Experience working with grades K-5.
  3. Communicate effectively and relate to youth as well as a diverse group of individuals.
  4. Assist students in all aspects of physical fitness and the barriers they must overcome to achieve their goals.
  5. Implement daily lesson plans in an environment so that each student has an opportunity for success and an ability to increase their confidence as it relates to physical activity and health.
  6. Make notations regarding each individual's participation, behavior and progress.
  7. Proactively build friendships between teachers, the staff, and students. Learn student's strengths and weaknesses so you can motivate and tailor lesson plans to meet their needs.
  8. Report problems, breakdowns in equipment, infringement on policies and unusual situations to appropriate supervisor/director.


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