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Youth Development Leaders implement scheduled activities and supervise a group of youth in a positive atmosphere that upholds our four core values and promotes education, healthy living, safety, creativity, anti-bullying, and inclusion among all youth.
Hiring Bonus: $250

Hourly Starting Rates*
$14.00/hour: Youth Development Leaders
*increases to rates are case-by-case based on experience and education relevant to to the field of youth development

Benefits Include

  • Competitive Benefits Package
  • Free YMCA Membership
  • Leadership Development Opportunities and Professional Development
  • Flexible Schedules

Various school district locations available including: Shawnee Mission, Blue Valley, Platte, Lee’s Summit, Spring Hill, Piper, Bonner Springs, Turner, Leavenworth, Lansing


  • Supervises a group of children.
  • Plans and implements program activities that are culturally relevant, developmentally appropriate and consistent with YMCA values.
  • Adheres to program standards including safety and cleanliness standards.
  • Attends staff meetings and trainings.
  • Follow YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergencies.
  • Maintains positive relations with parents and other staff. Models relationship-building skills in all interactions.
  • Consistently demonstrates and reinforces the values of caring, respect, honesty and responsibility
  • Consistently demonstrate positive interaction with all children; talk to them and treat them with dignity and respect.
  • Help children to develop a positive self-esteem and sense of self-worth
  • Consistently demonstrate and reinforce the values of caring, respect, honesty and responsibility.
  • Encourage parents to participate or volunteer in special events or on field trips
  • Express appreciation for families’ interest in their child(s) participation in the program

Job Qualifications

  • Minimum age of 18.
  • High school diploma or equivalent; one year or more of college preferred.
  • Previous experience working with school age children (may include working as a babysitter, nanny or other childcare program).
  • Commitment to provide quality youth development services at all levels.
  • Demonstrated public relations and leadership skills in working with program parents, school personnel, children and co-workers.
  • Previous experience with diverse populations preferred.
  • Ability to work with others in a team environment.
  • Have a general understanding of computer technology.

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