YMCA of Greater Omaha

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Youth Leader

Youth Leader

Belvedere Elementary
Job Location 
Grant Funded
Compensation Min 
USD $9.00/Hr.
Compensation Max 
USD $10.50/Hr.

More information about this job


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 participants by implementing Developmental Assets and YMCA Character Development principles on a daily basis. 


Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent. Hours are typically Mon-Fri 3:30-6:30pm but can vary with school related events.



  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 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.


Engaging Community


Communication & Influence


  1. Must be at least 17 years of age
  2. Education and/or experience working with school-age children preferred
  3. Experience working with children in a developmental setting preferred
  4. Ability to assist in planning, organizing and implementing age-appropriate/developmentally appropriate program activities
  5. Complete before first shift: Child Abuse Prevention Training; program-specific training
  6. Complete within 30 days of hire: YMCA cause & culture training; CPR/AED/First Aid
  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 and 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 required.
  • Hours will include evening and weekend work.
  • Reliable transportation and travel among local branches/off-site facilities may be required.

The YMCA of Greater Omaha is an Equal Opportunity Employer.