Youth Tae Kwon Do Instructor

2 weeks ago
Hiring Manager
Brendan Anti
USD $13.00/Hr.
USD $16.00/Hr.
End Date


For 165 years, the YMCA of Greater Springfield has provided youth development, fostered healthy living, and promoted social responsibility in the 14 cities and towns that it serves. We take pride in being one of the largest non-school educators in the state, one of the top 120 YMCAs in the U.S., and the second oldest Y in the country.


We are currently looking for a Youth Tae Kwn Do Instructor to join our team. Whether you are interested in joining a leading non-profit or looking  to advance your Y career, this is your opportunity to help make our community better together. The Y. ™ For a better us. ™


Classes are taught on Tuesdays from 5:30-7:30pm.



Please note that any and all offers of employment are contingent on the successful completion of a background check, reference check, and new hire packet. In roles where driving is required as an essential function, a driver history check must also be successfully completed.

Essential Functions

This person will play an important part in the work that we do each day. In addition to all other duties as assigned, this role will:

  • Be responsible for planning class content and structure, performing warm ups and demonstrating the techniques of the art you teach.
  • Classes might include teaching new techniques, practicing strikes on pads or heavy bags, sparring, meditation, stretching, conditioning and discussing the history or philosophy of the art.
  • Instructors should be available before and after class to speak with students, answer questions and make sure students are on track to reach their goals.


The requirements and preferences (where indicated) for this role are listed below. Please review them carefully to ensure that you apply for the role that best matches your qualifications. Additional years of professional experience or a Rank of E-5 or better may be used in lieu of education requirements where permitted.

  • Instructors must hold a black belt in their art.
  • Must be able to correctly demonstrate the techniques and teach them to students in a safe way.
  • Instructors must know the history, traditions and values of the martial art so that they can pass these on to their students.
  • Instructors must also communicate clearly and be comfortable and confident teaching large groups.
  • Have or be willing to obtain CPR and First Aid certifications.

Leadership Compentcies

While each of our leadership competencies plays a role in the success of our staff members, for this role we will be paying special attention to the areas of:

  • Values-Accepts and demonstrates the Y's values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.
  • Inclusion-Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions.
  • Relationships-Builds rapport and relates well to others.

Work Environment and Physical Requirements

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a staff member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. We are proud to be a champion of diversity and an equal employment opportunity / affirmative action employer. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the staff member is regularly required to:
    • Sit, stand, or reach for extended periods of time;
    • Move around the work environment independently;
    • Communicate via computer, multi-line phone, and smartphone; and,
    • Push, pull, or lift up to 25 pounds for short periods of time.
  • The noise level in the work place is usually moderate, but may vary based on a number of external factors.


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