YMCA of Metropolitan L.A.
  • 10-Jun-2019 to 31-Aug-2019 (PST)
  • Program Development
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • $21.60-$36.75
  • Hourly
  • Seasonal

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!



Under the guidance and supervision of the Director of Sports & Recreation, the Youth Yoga Instructor is responsible for the safety, supervision, programming, and involvement of participants instructing an age-appropriate yoga curriculum for kids. Prior experience working with kids in some relatable capacity is required.



  • 200 hour Accredited Yoga Certification & requisite certified training hours
  • Youth Yoga Certification (preferred)
  • Bachelor's Degree (preferred)
  • Group Exercise Certification (preferred)
  • Yoga/mindfulness community-focused, or non-profit work (preferred)
  • NEOP/new employee orientation (mandatory upon hire)
  • Child Abuse Prevention, Workplace Harassment training, Positive Child Discipline, and all current relevant YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles required trainings (mandatory upon hire)
  • As a condition of employment to continue to work for the Y, staff will be required to complete and/or keep updated any and all relevant trainings and certifications
  • As current non-Y certifications lapse and/or require renewal/recertification through a 3rd party vendor, staff may keep those certifications current at their own expense.
  • Strong character values; communication skills
  • Eagerness and desire to work with kids with diverse abilities in a school environment
  • Ability to plan age-appropriate lessons
  • Familiarity with classroom management
  • Flexibility and ability to accommodate changes in schedule, venue, staffing as program needs determine
  • Prior experience working with kids in some relatable capacity is required.
  • Previous experience as an educator: teacher, instructor, etc., with verifiable classroom hours highly preferred.


  • You must have the physical, visual, and auditory ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.


  1. Create a welcoming environment by greeting students by name with a smile and eye contact.  
  2. Plan and lead sessions in one or more assigned recreation areas, such as yoga and mindfulness, by implementing effective teaching methods, and giving equal attention to all participants.
  3. Responsible for administering professional and effective program-specific skills according to course description.  
  4. Set up and monitor class equipment, ensuring equipment remains in working condition. Report all equipment repair needs to supervisor immediately.
  5. Advise participants on program and class procedures and policies, as appropriate.
  6. Distribute handouts and/or class evaluations, if appropriate, and answer questions from participants after each session.
  7. Participate in a peer-review exercise.                             
  8. Develop positive relationships with participants and provide motivational support and guidance to support members in their healthy living goals.
  9. Address students who are not performing exercises correctly by demonstrating proper form and techniques.
  10. Encourage student involvement in all classes.
  11. Perform other duties and responsibilities. Complete additional projects and reports as required.
  12. Attend all staff meetings, trainings and workshops as required.
  13. Uphold YMCA policies for safety, supervision, mandated reporting and risk management.
  14. Demonstrate the Six Pillars of Character (Trustworthiness, Citizenship, Respect, Responsibility, Caring, and Fairness) as well as the YMCA Core Values of caring, respect, honesty and responsibility in all dealings with members, guests, volunteers and fellow staff.
  15. Demonstrate competencies in and willingness to develop in the Cause Driven Leadership areas of mission advancement, collaboration, operational effectiveness and personal growth.
  16. All other duties as assigned by your supervisor.


The Y's Leadership Competency Model is comprised of 18 leadership competencies (leadership knowledge, skills, and behaviors required for success in the Y), organized by the four disciplines of cause-driven leadership:

    • Mission Advancement- advancing the Y's promise to strengthen community
    • Competencies include: Values, Community, Volunteerism, and Philanthropy
    • Collaboration- working with, understanding and developing others Competencies Include: Inclusion, Relationships, Influence, Communication, Developing Others
    • Operational Effectiveness: ensuring relevance, effectiveness, and sustainability
    • Competencies include: Decision Making, Innovation, Project Management, Finance, and Quality Results
    • Personal Growth- developing continually to adapt to new challenges While all competencies are significant the following are critical to success in this position:
    • Competencies include: Self Development, Change Capacity, Emotional Maturity, and Functional Expertise
  • Values / Inclusion / Quality Results / Emotional Maturity




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