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Greater Wichita YMCA* Group Exercise Instructor - El Dorado YMCA in Wichita, Kansas

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+ Fulfilling confirmed seasonal teaching schedule or finding substitutes for the remaining schedule if the need arises.

+ Responsible for consistently maintaining class attendance above 8 to remain on the schedule.

+ Responsible for organization and clean-up of studio equipment; reporting any facility or equipment irregularities, unsafe conditions or feedback to supervisor verbally and in writing.

+ Responsible for staying current with trends in the field/industry by attending outside/inside trainings; developing a base of information that is current in particular discipline from which participant’s questions can be answered and specific information given out as requested.

+ Responsible for maintaining required number of CEC’s to keep certifications current; required expired certifications will result in being pulled from the schedule until it is current.

+ Notifying your supervisor 24-hours in advance of any expected absenteeism and finding subs in as far in advance as possible.

+ Being able to substitute classes for other instructors when needed.

+ Contacting Group Exercise Coordinator/Fitness Director/Wellness Director and/or Manager on Duty Instructors if there are problems arising; no matter what the circumstance, instructors are not permitted to cancel class.

+ Beginning and ending classes on time; being available to answer participant questions as needed.

+ Responsible for becoming familiar with other family YMCA programs, membership policies, and general information.

+ Responsible for attending staff meetings; understanding that missing two in a row may result in disciplinary action.

+ Supporting Strong Community Campaign fundraising efforts.

+ Other Duties assigned.

EFFECT ON END RESULT: Ensuring a positive and enjoyable learning experience for all class participants. The popularity and size of the classes and number of persons who attain their individual goals will measure achievable results.

Physical/Mental Requirements:

+ Must be able to use weight and frequently perform the following physical activities; jump, climb, bend, stoop, kneel, twist, reach with hands, sit, stand for extended periods of time, walk, lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, have finger dexterity, grasp, perform repetitive motions, hear and have visual acuity to perform detailed tasks

+ Must have ability to motivate people and communicate effectively; both orally and in writing

+ Must possess problem solving, organizational and task management skills and have ability to make independent and sound decisions in a rapidly changing environment

+ Must be detail oriented and exhibit a high degree of accuracy and alertness

+ Must demonstrate initiative in absence of supervision

+ Must be able to build meaningful relationships and relate to and work with diverse groups of people in a friendly and consistent manner

+ Must work collaboratively as a team member as well as independently and lead by assigned goals, duties and deadlines

+ Must possess ability to exercise high levels of discretion and confidentiality

+ Must present a neat and professional appearance at all times

Job Requirements:

+ Commitment to the YMCA mission, vision and values

+ Must attend New Employee Orientation within 30 days of hire

+ Complete CPR/AED, YUSA Online Trainings, Foundations of Group Exercise or ACE, AFAA, Yoga Alliance Certification, in accordance with Conditions of Employment

+ Possess a clear and comple te understanding of the general principles of health education and be familiar with basic concepts of fitness and exercise

+ Must learn all emergency procedures and action plans for the branch

+ Understand and abide-by all policies and procedures as set forth by the association

+ Work a schedule that reflects the needs of the branch; including evenings and weekends


Under the direction of the Program/Senior Program Director, the Group Exercise Instructor will be responsible for leading classes and giving general fitness and health education information to participants.