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Summer Loop Activity Leader

Company: YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids
Location: Grand Rapids
Posted on: May 6, 2024

Job Description:

Description:This is a part-time role that works with the LOOP Program, which provides elementary and middle school kids a safe, fun place to learn about themselves and the world around them. LOOP is free in the Grand Rapids Public Schools (GRPS) and offers academic support (tutoring, homework assistance, etc.) by certified teachers. The program also has an array of virtual youth enrichment activities including recreation, arts, and cultural activities, virtual field trips, and more. Loop is funded by the 21st Century Grant. The YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids currently oversees nine Loop site in the GRPS schools.OUR CULTURE:Guiding Principles describe our behaviors to support our organization's work throughout its life in all circumstances, irrespective of changes in goals, strategies, and leadership. Our Guiding Principles are as follows: We CULTIVATE-We grow staff and volunteer leaders who will be stewards of the Y mission, resources, and opportunities. We OWN-We think long-term and act on behalf of the organization, beyond our own team. We WELCOME-We are inclusive of all people and all communities. We SERVE-We provide timely and excellent service to members, volunteers, community, and each other. We LEARN-We are never done learning and always seek to improve. We are curious about new possibilities and act to explore them. We UNITE-We work together to achieve big goals and speak as one voice. We RESPECT-We treat others with kindness and speak positively about other people in all situations. We PLAY-We celebrate, appreciate, and have fun!The YMCA of Great Grand Rapids utilizes a Membership By Design framework, which is a member involvement and community building model for YMCAs across the country. All staff members-front-line, management, full- and part-time-and volunteers have a role to play in member engagement. These responsibilities can be broken into six steps:

  • Enrollment: Staff and volunteers encourage potential members to enroll in programs and activities that meet their needs.
  • Satisfaction: Staff and volunteers ask members continually about their satisfaction with a program or activity, track responses, listen to suggestions, and respond promptly in a manner consistent with the values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.
  • Relationship Building: Staff and volunteers are open, friendly, and approachable to all YMCA members and participants. Staff and volunteers initiate interaction with and between members.
  • Education and Conversion: Staff and volunteers know about and share their knowledge of the YMCA, its programs, its policies, its mission, its values, and how it benefits members and the community.
  • Volunteerism and Leadership: Staff and volunteers create opportunities for members to volunteer in their areas of interest, and they ask members to do so whenever appropriate.
  • Ownership: Staff and volunteers encourage members to own the YMCA, using words such as we, us, and our association (and actions that match those words) to include members as well as staff and volunteers.POSITION SUMMARY:The Activity Leader will assist in the planning, developing, and implementing of activities for Loop programs. This position requires face-to-face leadership in this program. Must be available to work Monday through Thursday, 12:00 - 3:30 PM.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Assists Site Coordinator/Supervisor in developing and leading daily lesson plans
  • Actively engages with children in the classroom
  • Assists with daily parent communication
  • Prepares materials for daily activity
  • Maintains records of attendance, arrival, and departure times
  • Maintains supervision of children
  • Efficiently communicates with classroom teaching teamPerforms any other functions deemed to be necessary for the smooth and efficient operation of the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids AssociationCOMPENSATION$14.62 - $18.28 ; Non-Exempt; Part Time (up to 25 hours/week)BENEFITS:
    • Free YMCA Individual Membership
    • 10% retirement contribution upon eligibility, learn more here.
    • 403(b) retirement savings account
    • Ongoing training and development opportunities
    • Access to the Employee Assistance Program and resources for you and your family
    • Community Discounts, and more! Requirements:QUALIFICATIONSThree to six months childcare related experience; or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience required. Ability to interact with people of all ethnic backgrounds, ages, and lifestyles. Working knowledge of computers and experience with a variety of software applications.CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATION
      • Blood Borne Pathogen training
      • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification required within the first 60 days
      • First Aid Certification required within the first 60 days
      • AED-Oxygen Certification required within the first 60 days
      • MiRegistry-Health and Safety Course 1 and 2 within the 60 days.
      • Fingerprinting-State and FederalYMCA LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES:Functional Expertise
        • Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level of accomplishment.
        • Uses best practices, guidelines, and industry standards as a framework to improve performance.Developing Self & Others
          • Supports members, participants, or project teams in achieving their goals.
          • Reflects on and learns from successes and mistakes.
          • Proactively shares information, experiences, lessons learned, and suggestions to help others be more successful.
          • Volunteers for challenging tasks or projects in an effort to grow and develop.
          • Solicits and is open to informal learning opportunities to gain insight (e.g., performance feedback, coaching, and stretch assignments).Inclusion
            • Embraces all dimensions of diversity (i.e., ability, age, culture, ethnicity, faith, gender, gender identity, income, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, etc.) by treating all people with dignity, compassion, and respect.
            • Creates a safe environment in which others feel welcome and respected.WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS:Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.TRAVEL:0 - 5% of local travel within the state of Michigan; occasional out-of-state travel may be required for educational conferences or training. PM21

              Compensation details: 14.62-18.28 Hourly Wage


Keywords: YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids , Summer Loop Activity Leader, Other , Grand Rapids, Michigan

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