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Program Specialist - Culinary Arts

Company: Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges
Location: Wayne
Posted on: November 16, 2022

Job Description:

We are an all - inclusive organization joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility. As a growing, mission focused, and future-oriented association of YMCAs, the Metro YMCA of the Oranges has an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated, mission-driven, candidate to join our team. Sign on bonus may apply This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Provides direct leadership, instruction and motivation for students by teaching programs for beginner level, pre-school ages to intermediate level, elementary age groups. Creates positive, nurturing relationships with children, while building cooperative relationships with parents/caregivers. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Specialist will design and deliver a program specialty in their designated area tailored to the skills and interests of each age group. Lead instruction of a group in accordance with YMCA guidelines, having prepared lesson plans accordingly. Plan, setup and deliver a variety of activities within specialty area that are age specific and that keep children's engagement and interest high. Builds effective, authentic relationships with students and parents; helps them connect with each other and the YMCA. Encourages parent involvement and identifies potential volunteers. Responsible for organized class management ensuring all participants can be seen at all times during practice session. Utilize time management techniques ensuring practice time for every participant is maximized. Keeps sessions moving smoothly. Conveys instruction in alignment with appropriate age group. Ensures participants understandings of instruction. Uses teachable moments to discuss character development and provides constructive feedback during practice session using positive motivation techniques. Ensures lessons begin and end as scheduled. Maintains records as required (i.e. attendance, progress reports, etc.). Attends staff meetings and trainings as scheduled. Follows all YMCA policies, rules, regulations and procedures, including emergency and safety procedures. Completes incident and accident reports as necessary. Utilize equipment appropriately with activities and incorporate skill development. Organizes and puts away needed class equipment. Clean up area after each session. Reports damaged equipment. Uphold, model, teach and put the four (4) core values of the YMCA into action in all activities - everyday: Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility Create a positive and nurturing learning environment to instill and encourage youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Performs other duties as assigned. YMCA COMPETENCIES (Leader): Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Y's values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Recruits volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them. Supports fund-raising. Collaboration: Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions. Builds rapport and relates well to others. Seeks first to understand the other person's point of view, and remains calm in challenging situations. Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively. Takes initiative to assist in developing others. Operational Effectiveness: Makes sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to another. Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experience. Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work and actively participates in meetings. Follows budgeting policies and procedures, and reports all financial irregularities immediately. Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members. Personal Growth: Pursues self-development that enhances job performance. Demonstrates

Keywords: Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges, Wayne , Program Specialist - Culinary Arts, Other , Wayne, New Jersey

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