YMCA of Greater Omaha

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Youth Leader

Youth Leader

Belvedere Elementary
Job Location 
Grant Funded

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This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Youth Leaders develop a welcoming and nurturing environment for students by implementing Developmental Assets and YMCA Character Development principles on a daily basis. Schedule is Mon-Fri, 3:30-6:30pm, with the possibility of extra hours as times. 


    1. Implements curriculum within the established guidelines.
    2. Nurtures participants through purposeful programming dedicated to building achievement and belonging in accordance with Positive Youth Development best practices.
    3. Supervises the children, site, and all activities including ADA accommodations where appropriate. Follows all procedures and standards.
    4. Makes ongoing, systematic observations and evaluations of each participant.
    5. Cultivates positive relationships with participants and parents. Engages parents as volunteers and connects them to the YMCA.
    6. Supports program activities, actively engages with supervisor and partners during staff meetings and training.
    7. Maintains a clean and safe program site and equipment.
    8. Maintains required program records.
    9. Actively participates in program and branch meetings and trainings.
    10. Performs other duties as assigned.



    Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Y’s values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Recruits volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them. Supports fund-raising.

    Collaboration: Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions. Builds rapport and relates well to others. Seeks first to understand the other person’s point of view, and remains calm in challenging situations. Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively. Takes initiative to assist in developing others.

    Operational Effectiveness: Makes sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to another. Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experience. Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work and actively participates in meetings. Follows budgeting policies and procedures, and reports all financial irregularities immediately. Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members.

    Personal Growth: Pursues self-development that enhances job performance. Demonstrates an openness to change, and seeks opportunities in the change process. Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths and limitations and how they impact relationships. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.


    1. Must be at least 17 years of age with high school diploma or equivalent. 
    2. Education and/or experience working with school-age children 12 and over preferred.
    3. Experience working with children in a developmental setting preferred.
    4. Ability to plan, organize and implement age-appropriate/developmentally appropriate
      program activities.
    5. Complete within 30 days of hire: Child Abuse Prevention Training; BLS CPR; First Aid; Emergency Oxygen Administration
    6. Completion of YMCA program-specific training &/or certifications.
    7. Ability to relate effectively to and develop meaningful relationships with diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community, including ADA compliance. Successful clearance of background check.



    • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    • Classroom/recreational environment. Intermittent sitting, standing, walking and playing with children at their level are required. 
    • Sufficient strength, agility and mobility to perform essential functions and to supervise program.
    • Hours will include evening and weekend work.
    • Reliable transportation and travel among local branches and off-site facilities required.

The YMCA of Greater Omaha is an Equal Opportunity Employer.