• Instructor, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA

    Job Location US-MA-Wilbraham | US-MA-Springfield
    Posted Date 1 week ago(4/13/2018 8:55 AM)
    Hiring Manager
    Dawn Lapierre
    USD $15.00/Hr.
    USD $18.00/Hr.
    End Date
  • Overview

    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 LIVESTRONG at the YMCA 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. ™



    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:

    • Conduct a safe and effective wellness class designed to improve cardiovascular, strength, flexibility, balance, and self esteem for cancer survivors.
    • Build authentic relationships with participants while providng connections with YMCA programming, staff, and members.
    • Perform pre- and post- fitness assessments of participnats while maintaining confidentiality
    • Understand the physical and emotional limitation of each participant based on cancer type, treatment, or other medical conditions.
    • Work with other LIVESTRONG at the YMCA Instructors and the Program Coordinator to create a 12 week curriculum, class content, and graduation event.
    • Develop individualized exercise programs for each participant based on intake interview, fitness assessment, and limitations.
    • Attend and stay informed o fall staff meeting and information updates.
    • Maintain working knowledge of wellness trends to provide effective information and support to participants.
    • Begin and end each class on time.
    • Maintain accurrate attendance, assessment, and program data records.
    • Complete additional duties as assigned by the Program Coordinator.


    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.


    Have the following (


    • Pre-Interview conversation with Dawn Lapierre, dlapierre@springfieldy.org.  Contact Dawn for more information.
    • High School Diploma / Bachelors Degree preferred
    • Current CPR / First Aid Certification
    • Orientation to Healthy Living at the Y, online at yexchange.org
    • Foundations of Listen First, online at yexchange.org
    • Principles of Member Health and Wellness, online at yexchange.org
    • Foundations of Strength and Conditioning at the Y, or Group Exercise at the Y; both offered by ACE at yexchange.org
    • Have or in process of completing LIVESTRONG at the YMCA Instructor Training

    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
    • Community
    • Volunteerism
    • Inclusion
    • Relationships
    • Communication
    • Developing Others
    • Quality Results
    • Self Development
    • Change Capacity
    • Emotional Intelligence
    • Functional Expertise

    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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