YMCA of Greater Seattle Wellness Instructor (in Seattle) in Seattle, Washington
Imagine being a part of one of the most respected non-profit organizations in the world - while at the same time improving the overall health and vitality of our community. For more than 135 years the YMCA of Greater Seattle has been transforming lives, encouraging healthy lifestyles and developing future leaders. Enabling people of all ages to achieve their potential and instilling that spirit in others - is at the core of everything we do. We have an immediate job opening for a qualified candidate whose values align with our organization: Respect, Responsibility, Honesty, and Caring.
Instructs wellness and/or related classes. Acts as a liaison and advocate for YMCA Total Health/Activate America.
Plans for and instructs wellness/fitness and/or related classes following Association standards and guidelines. Observes and discusses individual progress with participants.
Develops positive relationships with participants and facilitates relationships among participants and members. Provides motivational support and guidance.
Increases participant awareness of all healthy lifestyle factors.
Encourages involvement and identifies potential volunteers.
Sets up and takes down class equipment. Reports equipment problems.
Attends staff meetings and approved trainings as required.
Ensures safe and effective workouts. Responds to, and reports, accidents and incidents.
Conveys basic information on Y Total Health/Activate America.
Accurately maintains related records.
Current state approved first aid certification. *
Current state approved CPR for the Professional Rescuer certification.
High school education or equivalent preferred.
Twenty-five hours of practical experience as fitness class instructor, or equivalent (6-week instructor training course-shadowing experience).
YMCA Healthy Lifestyles Principles, Foundations of YMCA Group Exercise** or previous YMCA or outside certification.
Listen First Level I* and II** training.
Ability to respond to safety and emergency situations.
Ability to set up, move and store class equipment.
Prefer knowledge of, and previous experience with, diverse populations (language, culture, race, physical ability, sexual orientation, etc.). Ability to speak any language in addition to English may be helpful.
- Within 30 days of employment or at first available training.
** Within 90 days of employment or at first available training.
Competencies for success at the Y:
Values - Strengthens the Y's culture by demonstrating the values of the Y - honesty, caring, respect, and responsibility - in every aspect of work.
Inclusion - Models cultural competence and supports diversity, effectively working with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions.
Develop Self and Others - Demonstrates teamwork and personal accountability, seeking and providing feedback, coaching, and resources for development.
Quality Results - Takes the initiative and holds self and others accountable to meet or exceed quantitative and qualitative goals relating to people (employees and members), philanthropy, finance and volunteerism.
Change Capacity - Facilitates change, seeks opportunities in the change process, models adaptability, and leads transition in support of the Y's mission.
Inspire Others - Promotes creativity, generates excitement, and rewards risk taking, while consistently demonstrating a high level of emotional maturity, maintaining a positive attitude and building strong relationships.
Become a leader on our team at the YMCA of Greater Seattle where we promote a continuous learning environment and career opportunities. Competitive pay range and excellent benefit package includes YMCA membership, health, dental, life and disability insurance; tuition assistance; 12% retirement contribution, as eligible.
The YMCA of Greater Seattle is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity. We are a drug & alcohol-free workplace; all job offers are contingent on results of a background check and drug screening, including screening for marijuana.
Type Regular Part-Time
# of Openings 2
Location University YMCA
Category Health & Well-being
Address 5003 12th Avenue NE