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YMCA of Greater Boston Preschool and Youth Sports Instructor in Boston, Massachusetts

Job Description

Essential Functions:

  • Develops, coordinates and implements innovative programming for ages 3 to 12. Including but not limited to basketball, soccer, t ball, fitness, creative and cooperative game play.

  • Establishes new program activities and expands programs within the community in accordance with strategic and operating plans.

  • Works with Director of Physical Education and Sports to ensure proper maintenance of gymnasium, sports closet, and all program equipment.

  • Markets and distributes program information to YMCA members and the community.

  • Engaging with families, children and other Y employees.

  • Assists in YMCA fund raising activities and special events.



While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit and reach with hands and arms.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust.


  • Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent; working towards obtaining degree in recreation or health related field.

  • One to two years related experience preferred; for example, as a sports coach, teacher, or volunteer.

  • Typical requirements within 30 days of hire include: completion of: Child Abuse Prevention, CPR; First Aid; AED; Bloodborne Pathogens, and O2.


Excellent public relations and conflict resolution skills in order to facilitate positive relationships with children and parents.

Have a concern for detail and accuracy and an overall expectation of high quality programming.

Qualities needed for this position:

Energetic, motivated and well organized individual who has a passion for utilizing sports as a tool for positive youth development.

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