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YMCA of Austin Afterschool Youth Development Leader (Spring Semester)- YMCA of Austin in Austin, Texas

How you will contribute to our Purpose:

The Y?s purpose is to strengthen community. Every day, we work side by side with our neighbors to make sure everyone, regardless of age, income, or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive. There are lots of places to work, but few opportunities to do work that really matters. Not only will you have the chance to help children, youth, and adults of all ages reach their potential, you?ll be making a huge difference in your community as well.

As a Youth Development Leader, you will make a difference in the lives of children throughout central Texas. You will provide enriching, safe, and memorable experiences to thousands of youth. You will help students gain a sense of achievement, build relationships, and find their sense of belonging. You will supervise a group of students at one of our program sites in the city of Austin or surrounding areas. This is a part-time role based out of the Extend-A-Care YMCA branch that will start in January 2021.

Our recruitment and hiring target dates*

  • Application review, interview invitations, and decisions will be conducted between November 16, 2020- January 15, 2021

  • New hire onboarding and training will be between January 5th- January 22nd * (must be able to come in person for a socially distant onboarding appointment, and attend 5 days of our virtual training)

  • First day of Afterschool Programming: February 1st *

*Please be aware that all dates are tentative, and can change due to student enrollment and our program needs.


  • Free individual membership to all YMCA's of Austin (over $600.00/year value).

  • Flexible schedules

  • Career advancement opportunities

  • Employee discounts on programs and more

  • Voluntary 403b Retirement Savings Account

What are the details?

Staff members lead enrichment activities (arts, STEM, college & career readiness, health & wellness, global learning & inclusion, leadership development, service-learning, organized CATCH games) while helping with homework and reading. Responsibilities include supervision of children, implementation of daily and weekly activities, and communication with parents.

  • You build a positive relationship with each after-school participant; actively engage with children at all times to foster the positive development of each child and the group

  • You adhere to policies and procedures in a pro-active manner, making the safety and care of children your primary focus.

  • You serve as a professional and engaging representative of the Y with school staff, parents and children

  • You assist in enrollment, recording and submitting daily attendance records and any other required documents.

  • You inspect classroom and facilities daily to ensure supplies are ready and the learning environment is safe

  • You actively participate in all aspects of staff development, including team meetings, pre-service training, and at least an additional 15 hours of training during the school year.

  • You complete other duties as assigned.

What you bring to the Purpose:

  • Availability: You can work Monday through Friday, 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm, starting in January 2021.

  • Education and Experience: High School graduate or GED equivalent. Minimum age of 18 years.

  • Teamwork: You are a team player with a positive, service-oriented attitude; you work well with others and can establish productive and professional relationships with colleagues and parents

  • Commitment: You commit yourself to consistently bringing the fun, being positive, engaging, and caring. You understand the importance of routine with children and commit to consistently fulfill your scheduling requirements

  • Growth Mindset: You quickly learn from failure and value feedback in the effort to continuously improve

  • Sense of humor: You know how to work hard to accomplish team goals in a fun and relaxed environment

Pay Rate: $11.00

The organization has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills, and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.

The YMCA of Austin provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. YMCA of Austin complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which we have employees. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.