Job Announcement


Last Updated: 11/19/2019

Selma-Dallas County YMCA

1 YMCA Drive

Selma, AL 36701


Youth Sports

Job Type: 

Part Time


Instructor responsible for direct leadership, instruction and motivation for participants in gymnastics.  A sincere interest and enjoyment in working with and teaching youth the principles of gymnastics as well as the YMCA character development values.  Must be knowledgeable in overall gymnastics and help participants learn front/back rolls, cartwheels and handstands among other gymnastics movements.

Schedule – Weekdays and Saturday (Schedule to be Developed). 


  • Arrives 10 minutes prior to class for set up 

  • On the first day of class you must introduce yourself to participants and parents. 

  • Be available for parents before class each week for parents that may have questions

  • Always take roll and learn the children’s names

  • Stretch out at the beginning of class

  • Teach children proper skills needed to play the sport they are learning.  Teach it at their age level.

  • Use the games approach to make it more fun for the children to learn the proper skills

  • Teach the children about being fair, waiting for their turn in line and keeping their hands to themselves

  • Enforce sportsmanship and de-emphasize winning

  • At the end of every day of the class, huddle everyone together and put a hand in the center.  Then yell out the name of the sport that you have been teaching them.

  • Make sure you know where the children are running off to at the end.  If they are outside, DO NOT let them run inside to the YMCA without their parent or YMCA staff.  If they are inside, DO NOT let them run upstairs without their parent or YMCA staff unless they are 10 years old or older.  Make sure every child has a ride home before leaving the site.

  • Make it fun for the participants

FREE - YMCA membership
Training Opportunities


To successfully accomplish this job, an individual must be competent in performing each essential duty.  The person must be able to take initiative, have strong time management skills and work independently in performing the duties of Youth Sports.  The person must have excellent human relation skills and be able to work effectively with staff members, volunteers and the public.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Youth Sports Instructor

Last Updated: 11/19/2019


YMCA of Selma-Dallas County

1 YMCA Dr. Selma, AL. 36701


Sports & Recreation


Employment Status:



Under the direction of the CEO, the Youth Sports Instructor will teach all levels of sports and character development in a positive atmosphere that will allow the participants to learn and grow.

Greets everyone by using names whenever possible; extends thanks whenever appropriate; makes relationship building the number one priority at all times.  The position is responsible for ensuring that the mission, purpose, image and core values of the YMCA.


Essential Functions:

  1. Teach sports skills to kids from beginners to advanced

  2. Attend all staff meetings and training sessions

  3. Teach participants about healthy lifestyles and nutrition

  4. Act as a role model for YMCA Core Values

  5. Help create a climate that fosters YMCA goals and a fun, engaging atmosphere for all participants

  6. Proper care and storage of sports equipment

  7. Supervision of participants at all points of the day

  8. Generate new ideas to implement into the schedule

  9. Supervise and help train volunteers


YMCA Competencies:

  • Provides a quality experience for everyone, including but not limited to Health Seekers, Members, Participants, Internal Customers, Fellow Staff Members, Vendors, and others.

  • Treats everyone with courtesy, respect and consideration; displays integrity; listens actively and genuinely; communicates in a clear and pleasant manner; embraces differences among people; demonstrates an active willingness to learn and grow; accepts constructive criticism; works cooperatively as a team member.


Principle Activities:

The member relations aspect of this position requires that relationship building be the number one priority at all times, attending to the needs and requests of health seekers, members, and all people within the YMCA in a courteous and friendly manner.

Minimum Requirements

  1. This position requires practical and technical knowledge of all levels of sports.

  2. This person must be motivated, energetic and able to communicate with participants and parents.

  3. CPR and First Aid certification is also required within 60 days of Hire.



Submit resume to Glenn Haley 

Or fill out an application at the Welcome Center of the YMCA.

Swim Lesson Instructor

Last Updated: 11/14/2019


YMCA of Selma-Dallas County

1 YMCA Dr. Selma, AL. 36701




Employment Status:



General Function: Ensure that all programs are started and finished as scheduled. Performs program to best of ability to achieve obtainable goals set by the Selma-Dallas County YMCA. Provides a sense of control during scheduled programs.  This will increase the safety of the pool for all participants, members, and their guests.  The Swim Instructor will assist during emergency care in the event of an accident. Time will be spent preparing and organizing scheduled programs.  Time will be spent doing routine maintenance duties as assigned by the management.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Membership service is everyone’s job! It is an attitude not a department.

  • Arrive 15 min. early to prepare for class and be available to parents.

  • Ensure that all programs are started and finished as scheduled.

  • Teach all programs by the YMCA of the USA guidelines.

  • Prevention of accidents both in the water and on the deck.

  • Provide rescue and emergency assistance in the event of an accident.

  • Maintain a sense of control and safety during scheduled programs.

  • Secure and maintain all equipment in good operating order including getting it out and storing it away properly.

  • Make sure that pool area being used for lessons is securely roped off to ensure safety and order of participants and members.

  • Take daily attendance and provide feedback to all participants and parents.

  • Fill out appropriate paperwork and make sure progress reports are complete by the 6thclass.

  • Promote continuing progression within the YMCA swim lesson program.

  • Enforce pool rules and justly establish disciplinary actions.

  • Attend all staff meetings and in-service training as set up by the aquatic director.

  • Provide maintenance duties when needed.  These duties include picking up litter on the deck, washing the pool deck nightly, surface skimming when needed, keeping the deck clear of all obstructions.

  • Wear all employee uniform requirements when on duty. 

  • Customer service.  Be friendly and able to answer general YMCA questions.

  • Work your scheduled times or find your own qualified substitute approved by supervisor.

  • Fill out accident reports for any accident no matter how minor.

  • Keep all appropriate certifications up to date and on file with the aquatics director.

  • Promote an environment that supports the YMCA’s mission and our four-core values- caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility


End Results:

  • Members, guest, and program participants receive a beneficial quality program experience.

  • Maintains high standards for scheduled program and ensures success.

  • The Swim Instructor is part of a staff team that ensures the success of the operation.

  • Members will be safe and enjoy their YMCA aquatic experience.

  • A well-served community that understands and values the mission and purpose of the YMCA.

  • Maintenance of facilities that promotes safe participation and a wholesome environment.

  • Competence and good judgment is demonstrated in all matters within the scope of the responsibilities assigned.


FREE - YMCA membership
Training Opportunities



Know How: Must be 16 years of age or older; Current and valid, First Aid and CPR for the Professional Rescuer and a YMCA Lifeguard Certification recommended. Certification of YMCA Swim Lesson Certification or a W. S. I. is preferred. Position also requires excellent swimming skills plus a varied aquatic background. Ability to provide good public relations with children and adults.


Submit resume to Glenn Haley 

Or fill out an application at the Welcome Center of the YMCA.

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