Teen Program Leader - Collins and Katz YMCA
Company: YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: September 21, 2023
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
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!
This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit
committed to strengthening community through youth development,
healthy living, and social responsibility. The Teen Program Leader,
develops positive, nurturing relationships with students while
building cooperative relationships with parents & caregivers.
Promotes and supports the potential of all youth in programs and
facilitates peer-to-peer connections as part of the overall program
experience. Provides direction for the teens in the Teen Center,
and lead classes focused on skills based learning. Provides a
quality experience to teens that focuses on building achievement
and belonging in teens. The Teen Program Leader is responsible for
carrying out curriculum of the YMCA Teen Program to ensure
student/participant involvement and academic achievement through
utilization of technology and team building activities. This person
will also create a positive environment for participants in an
at-risk area of the community.
- AGE: Twenty-one (21) years or older
- EDUCATION: High School Diploma or equivalent required. College
- RELATED EXPERIENCE: Experience working with high school
students and leading skill-based classes. Experience developing
curriculum around a specific topic focusing on skill mastery.
Ability to plan, lead, and participate in
- SPECIALIZED SKILLS: Strong character values, communication
skills, emotional maturity. Experience with MAC and PC format
- QUALIFICATIONS: Current First Aid, Adult, Infant and Child CPR
Certifications (preferred). TB Test and health screen may be
WORK ENVIRONMENT/MINIMUM PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
- You must have the physical, visual, and auditory ability to
perform the essential functions of the job with or without
- Job is performed in indoor as well as outdoor environments
- Have the physical ability to lift 20-25lbs.
- Assist with the development of a robust recruitment strategy to
enlist new student participants into the program.
- Assist with the planning and coordination of the Teen Center
monthly schedule and learning plan.
- Write and carry out day to day curriculum and lesson plans
relating to teaching media skills, cooking, gardening, arts and
crafts, college exploration, career readiness, functional skills,
- Directly provide instruction for up to 40 youth in the above
lesson plan subject areas using creative hands-on project-based
- Effectively collaborate with partners and clients from city and
state government, public schools, community-based organizations,
community groups and private sectors.
- Assist with managing all youth during class time production and
- Keep up to date accurate records and files and adhere to all of
the administrative requirements of the Teen Center.
- Develop an environment where at-risk and low-income urban youth
can develop academic and workforce skills such as math, reading,
language arts, resume writing, dress, oral presentation skills, and
executive functioning skills.
- Understand and carry out the best practices of Youth
- Track the progress of all youth in the program and
individualize the instruction as needed to ensure that all youth
gain new skills and are
- Lead in managing inventory of all program equipment and
supplies along with needed administrative duties (filing, copying,
- Provide support and professional advice regarding youth
participation in extracurricular programs, higher education
selection, and additional resources youth participant may benefit
- Maintain open lines of communication with participants, staff
- Attend all staff meetings, trainings and other YMCA functions
as required by the supervisor
- Uphold YMCA policies for safety, supervision, mandated
reporting and risk management.
- 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
- Demonstrate competencies in and willingness to develop in the
Cause Driven Leadership areas of mission advancement,
collaboration, operational effectiveness and personal
- All other duties as assigned by your supervisor.
Keywords: YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles, Los Angeles , Teen Program Leader - Collins and Katz YMCA, Other , Los Angeles, California
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