YMCA of Greater Kansas City

  • Youth Development Leader

    Job Location US-MO
    Req No.
    Location Site
    Before and After School - Center School District
    Before & After Child Care
    Minimum Salary
    USD $10.00/Yr.
    Position Hours
    7:00 am - 8:30 am, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm. Flexible hours welcome
    Additional Location Information
    Available AM and/or PM Shift Locations: Indian Creek, Red Bridge
    Location : Location
  • Overview

    Our 21st Century program sites offer afterschool enrichment programs for children who are most in need of academic support. This program is a national initiative that strives to help youth improve school grades and develop social-emotional skills critical for success in classroom and careers.


    The Tutor provides academic tutoring in math and reading for children in grades K-8. Instruction and activities are designed expressly to promote subject mastery, develop grade-level competencies and to teach study skills.  Tutoring services are provided during the afterschool time at the signature program school location.    



    • Help students achieve a better understanding of specific subject material and in improving academic capabilities in designated areas.
    • Help students develop the study skills necessary for academic success.  Identify students experiencing difficulties and provide encouragement and alternatives.
    • Provide academic assistance to assigned students, individually or in a small group setting. 
    • Assist Tutoring Program Coordinator in preparing for tutoring sessions, reviewing class material, discussing the text, predicting test questions, formulating ideas for materials, or working on solutions to problems.
    • Utilize the resources of the school and after-school program in order to assist the student(s) in education endeavors.
    • Attend periodic training sessions to increase competency in working with students.
    • Document, track and maintain daily progress and academic records of assigned students.  Provide feedback regarding student’s progress as well as behavior.
    • Acknowledge student efforts, accomplishments and progress.
    • Integrate an asset based positive youth development approach in the tutoring sessions.
    • Differentiate instruction to meet the individual needs of students (e.g. inclusion accommodations, English language learner strategies).
    • Assist students in developing self-confidence, raising self-concept, and reducing anxiety or fear of failure in academic work.
    • Work with students to develop a high level of motivation in academic areas and positive attitudes toward learning and studying.
    • Serve as a role model for students being served.
    • Adhere to all processes, procedures, rules and regulations of the YMCA, the afterschool program, and School District.
    • Ensure the safety and well being of participants.
    • Maintain positive relationships with children, parents and other associates.
    • Encourage physical, emotional and spiritual growth and positive character development in all children.
    • Help provide an atmosphere for developing good morale and well-being amongst associates and participants.


    • A teacher certification or license.
    • Must possess an understanding and knowledge of how schools operate as well as specific knowledge in age-appropriate curriculum.
    • Must demonstrate good verbal and written communications skills.
    • Possess good organization and problem solving skills.
    • Be dependable and supportive of the program.
    • Able to work with diverse groups of people in a friendly and consistent manner.
    • Sensitivity to individuals representing a variety of family, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds.
    • Able to exercise high levels of discretion and confidentiality.


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