YMCA of Metropolitan L.A.
  • 15-May-2023 to 14-Jul-2023 (PST)
  • Sports
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • 16.04
  • Hourly
  • Part Time (< 30 hours)

Free facility access to our 26 greater LA branches, free before and after school child care at participating locations for your children, free sports and youth classes for your children, paid annual Wellbeing Day, 20% off of LA Y programs, 25% off day camp for your child, 10% Y Retirement Fund contribution (upon eligibility) plus access to a Y Retirement 403(b) Smart Account, paid training and leadership development, tuition assistance, access to SoCal Credit Union, paid sick leave, and much more!

The YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles is not only the premiere non-profit in Los Angeles, it is also a great place to work, make a difference in your community and meet like-minded individuals. With twenty-six branches, three camps and over fifty child care sites, the LA Y is a highly-collaborative, rewarding and fun environment where you will discover your passion, 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

Instructs group classes in a safe, enjoyable, and positive environment that promotes member wellness and engagement. The Youth Sports Instructor is responsible for leading youth classes teaching the specific skills affiliated with each particular course design, while maintaining the health and safety of each class participant.


  • AGE: 16 years of age or older - minors will be required to provide proof of school-issued work permit upon hiring
  • EDUCATION: High school diploma or equivalent
  • EXPERIENCE: Previous experience as a youth fitness instructor preferred
  • SPECIALIZED SKILLS: Strong character values; communication skills and Current CPR certification;


  1. Create a welcoming environment by greeting children by name with a smile and eye contact.
  2. Plan and lead youth fitness/recreation classes, implementing effective teaching methods, giving equal attention to all participants.
  3. Responsible for administering professional and effective program-specific skills according to course description and/or curriculum.
  4. Help children manage behavior using a positive approach, including redirection and using constructive discipline with natural and logical consequences.
  5. Interact, initiate and encourage the children in the activities during class.
  6. Address children who are not performing exercises/activities correctly by demonstrating proper form and techniques.
  7. Encourage member involvement with children, parents and/or school and identify potential volunteers.
  8. Respond promptly and courteously to all member inquiries/needs.
  9. Responsible for building small communities by facilitating connections with and between members (children and/or parents).
  10. Provide feedback to parents and/or school personnel regarding their child/children's participation and behavior in the program.
  11. Maintain close supervision of children at all times. At no time will a child be left unsupervised.
  12. Advise participants on program and class procedures and policies, as appropriate.
  13. Distribute handouts and/or class evaluations, if appropriate, and answer questions from participants after each session.
  14. Take attendance and/or record number of participants per class for every class taught.
  15. Follow and enforce proper sign in/out procedures.
  16. Complete additional projects, reports, and child assessments as required.
  17. Set up and monitor class equipment, ensuring equipment remains in working condition. Report all equipment repair needs to supervisor immediately.
  18. All other duties as assigned.
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