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Kids Stuff Lead

YMCA Of The North
Minneapolis, MN
March 15, 2023


Get paid to play!

The YMCA child care program is hiring fun, energetic, Leaders that love working with children and families.

Do you like to play games, lead activities or are you creative? Do you want to make a difference in your community? The child care program offers flexible schedules, career development, a great mission to get behind, and is a FUN environment.

The YMCA child care program is more than a daycare. We are kid focused activity daycare leaders. At the YMCA child care program we have a passion for having a positive impact on children and families.

As a child care program activity daycare Lead you can get paid to play with the kids and support a fun caring team of childcare staff. You will help to develop and explore creative and imaginative curriculum, activities and games. You will have fun teaching kids a love of reading, leading art activities, leading a gym activity, teaching being a good sport and social skills. Become a role model and engage with children, helping them discover the fun in playing, learning and making new lifelong friends.

Our goal at the YMCA child care program is to provide kids with a safe, fun space at the Y to thrive and as an activity daycare Lead you are in charge of creating that! If you want to make a positive impact on children, support a great team as we grow relationships within the Y and community, the daycare Lead role is the adventure for you.

The daycare Lead role is a great job for a learned or natural leader, a parent or empty nester, someone who has retired, or someone in the community who wants to make a difference in the lives of youth and families!

Apply today for the YMCA child care program and ask us about your next adventure and join our team of passionate Leaders!

Requirements and Opportunities:

Minimum age of 18 or older

Minimum 6 months of childcare/youth program experience leading and supervising children

Team Lead/ Leadership experience is preferred

Ability to motivate, energize and entertain children

Knowledge of appropriate curriculum and activities for various age levels

Work with infants to age 10 in a diverse group setting

Organize and lead a variety of activities appropriate for infants to age 10 children

What’s your passion?

Activities may include arts and crafts, gym time, games, enrichment activities, reading, nature education, etc.

OR you tell us! Come share your passion and make a positive impact on children and families


7:50am-12:30pm with an evening 4:50pm-8:00p flexibility when needs change

Benefits include:

YMCA of the North membership

YMCA Program Discounts for your family

1. Job Summary:

The Kids Stuff Lead is responsible for providing quality care to children in a positive, nurturing environment while their caregivers are using the YMCA facilities. The Kids Stuff area could include children between the ages of 6 weeks and 10 years of age.

2. Essential Functions

Greet and communicate professionally and courteously with members providing specific information about the children’s experience.

Maintain a safe play environment.

Follow daily sanitizing procedures and help out with weekly cleaning schedules to ensure the site is kept clean and organized at the end of the day/shift.

Supervise, play and initiate games and activities with children.

Provide support for the reservation systems and procedures and trouble shoot problems.

Assist Director with the planning, supervising, managing ratios and implementation of the program and program activities.

Provide work direction to program staff while on duty assisting the Director with supervision and training.

Perform administrative activities to support the program, which could include spreadsheet tracking, maintaining adequate supplies, submitting purchasing needs, overseeing online reservation calendars, tracking staff trainings and managing the weekly work schedule.

Attend all staff meetings and training sessions.

Follow all procedures and policies of the department, branch, and Association.

3. Relationships:

This position reports to the Program Director. The incumbent interacts regularly with children and parents and staff. Provides work direction to staff as required.

4. Qualifications:


Minimum age of 18

Minimum of 6 months experience leading and supervising children

Ability to motivate, energize, and entertain children

Knowledge of appropriate activities for various age levels – including skill and ability to implement curriculum

Required training: building EMG procedure training, YMCA Kids Stuff Lead staff training, SUIDs, AHT, Child Abuse Prevention, Bullying Awareness, Bloodborne Pathogens, and Emergency Action Plan

Demonstrated organizational and child supervision skills

5. Work Conditions:

Ability to lead and participate in physical activities that may include but are not limited to walking, standing for long periods of time, bending, reaching, running, throwing, kicking and lifting up to 50 lbs.

Ability to recognize and react calmly and effectively in hazardous/dangerous situations.

May be exposed to verbal outbursts, physical actions or bodily fluids as part of the environment.

Work environments range from quiet work areas to busy, noisy indoor and outdoor spaces.

6. Additional Notes:

This job description represents the major functions of the position but is not intended to be all-inclusive. The incumbent is also responsible for taking direction from the Program Director or their representatives in completing projects or performing duties deemed necessary for the branch or Association success.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Pledge

The Y of the North is committed to the work and everyday practices of eliminating disparities and eradicating of unjust systems to become a multicultural, anti-racist and anti-oppressive organization. YMCA of the North team members and volunteers must exemplify the association’s mission, vision and values of caring, equity, honesty, respect and responsibility.

The YMCA of the North continues to develop plans and strategies to ensure team members and volunteers reflect the demographics of the communities we serve. We will continually conduct institutional racism and oppression review of our policies, procedures and practices in recruitment and selection; compensation and benefits; professional development and training; promotions; transfers; layoffs; terminations; and the ongoing development of a multicultural, anti-racist and anti-oppressive work environment and culture that promotes equity and respect for the human dignity of all. We value and respect this diversity and choose to be inclusive through our acceptance of all.