Program Specialist - Culinary Arts
Company: Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges
Posted on: November 16, 2022
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
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