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Program Instructor

Federal Work-Study Eligible Students!

This position is limited to candidates with a Federal Work-Study award. To verify you have a Federal Work-Study award, please go to your Account -Student Center- Financials- Financial Aid Summary. If you have an award, it will be listed with the rest of your financial aid (loans, grants, scholarships, etc.). You may also email the Office of Student Financial Services at to inquire about eligibility.

General Purpose of Position:
Under the supervision of the Association Youth Empowerment Director, the Youth Empowerment Program Instructor, will lead and teach programs filled with a variety of engaging activities to feed the mind, body and spirit of young people ages 11-19. Activities are designed to engage young people as changemakers within their communities through high-quality, outcome-based positive youth development programs and services. Additional responsibilities include assisting with participant recruitment, supervision, providing leadership and maintaining program records, which includes improving the quality, enrollment and retention of participants and being aware of current trends in the field.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Ø Facilitate a variety of program offerings based upon a preset curriculum and engage young people in an in-school/out-of-school setting
   Ø Foster an atmosphere where young people make important connections with each other and you as an adult role model.
   Ø Communicate with parents regarding program content and classroom concerns as needed.
   Ø Collaborate with other Y staff and volunteers to create a positive and safe experience for everyone at the Y.
   Ø Supervise participants during class in order to ensure safety.
   Ø Introduce yourself and make efforts to recognize members on subsequent visits.
   Ø Develop and maintain relationships that promote the building of small communities.
   Ø Create a motivating environment that is friendly and non-competitive.
   Ø Arrive for shift on time and dressed appropriately following the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis dress code.
   Ø Assist in the set-up and take down of equipment.
   Ø Provide positive and instructional feedback to participants.
   Ø Provide safe programs and environment for all participants, volunteers and staff.
   Ø Be a positive role model and conduct self in accordance with the YMCA Mission.
   Ø Incorporate and encourage the use of the YMCA core values.
   Ø Attend scheduled department meetings and training/workshops offered.
   Ø Actively participate in the annual campaign.
   Ø Assist with other projects or activities as needed.
   Ø Acquaint members with other YMCA programs and benefits

  Ø Previous experience in activity of instruction is preferred.
   Ø A minimum of 18 years of age.
   Ø Ability to work a flexible schedule (includes some weekends and evenings).
   Ø Ability to demonstrate basic skills of the activity/sport.
   Ø Ability to communicate with middle school to high school aged children.
   Ø Visually inspect participation space for safety.
   Ø Current certifications in First Aid, Safety & Risk Management, Child Abuse Prevention and New Employee Orientation or the ability to obtain within 90 days of employment.

IUPUI Profiles of Learning for Undergraduate Success Gained:
Communicator The ability to evaluate information, be an active listener, build relationships, and convey ideas effectively.
   Innovator The ability to research thoroughly and report best findings, create documents/resources, confront challenges in a positive manner, and be able to independently make decisions.
   Community Contributor The ability to show respect and engage with own and other cultural backgrounds, behave ethically and protect confidential/sensitive information at all times, and help to build a community between the faculty and students.