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17 Feb 2023

Full-Time Teacher

YMCA of the North – Posted by YMCA of the North Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Job Description

Free Y membership!

Discounts on Y programs (childcare, swim lessons, youth sports, fitness classes & camps included)

Flexible full-time and part-time weekday schedules! Keep your evenings and weekends free!

Comprehensive Benefits Package

The YMCA Early Childhood Learning Center is hiring fun, energetic, individuals that want to make a difference in the lives of children and families!

Do you like to teach, play games, lead activities or are you creative?  Do you want to make a difference in your community? The YMCA Early Childhood Learning Centers offer career development, a great mission to get behind, and a FUN environment.

The YMCA Early Childhood Learning Centers are more than child care. .  We are child focused professionals that have a passion for having a positive impact on the lives of children and families.

As YMCA Early Childhood Learning center educator, you will have the opportunity to teach children through our play based learning curriculum.  You will teach children a love of learning through activities such as art, music, indoor and outdoor play, enrichment activities and more. Teaching a foundation for lifelong learning and social, emotional development. Engage with children and help them discover the fun in playing, learning and making new lifelong friends.

Our goal at the YMCA Early Childhood Learning Center is to provide children with a safe, fun space at the Y to thrive. If you want to make a positive impact on children, the Teacher role is the adventure for you.

The Teacher role is a great job for students, recent graduates, retired Teachers or someone in the community who wants to make a difference in the lives of youth and families!

Apply today for the YMCA Early Childhood Learning Center and ask us about your next adventure and join our team of passionate Teachers!


  • Meet Minnesota DHS Rule 3 or Wisconsin HFS 46 Teacher qualifications, including yearly in-service requirements.
  • Minimum 18 years of age.
  • A commitment to working with children and families in a developmental setting and a sincere desire to have a meaningful effect on their lives.
  • Work with infants to age 5 in a diverse group setting


  • 6:30am-6:00pm shifts vary depending on location need with flexibility when needs change

Benefits include:

  • YMCA of the North membership
  • YMCA Program Discounts for your family
  • Full-time benefits (medical, dental, vision and retirement plans)
  1. Job Summary:

The Child Care Teacher delivers program curriculum in the classroom.  The incumbent works cooperatively with team members in the classroom and administrators to carry out the child care mission and vision. The incumbent provides quality childcare services to children and families that focus on the YMCA core values: honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring.

  1. Essential Functions:
  • Meet the social, emotional, physical, cognitive and language development of the children.
  • Develop and maintain a positive classroom community.
  • Work with supervisor to implement curriculum within the established guidelines.
  • Design and implement daily lesson/activity plans.
  • Engage, develop and ensure the safety of the children.
  • Oversee all activities in the classroom.
  • Make ongoing, systematic observations and evaluations of each child.
  • Conduct family conferences and maintain communication with families.
  • Maintain program site and equipment.
  • Assist with onboarding, training, developing and providing work direction to team members.
  • Maintain required program records and children’s files.
  • Maintain licensing/NAEYC accreditation requirements.
  • Maintain CACFP and Minnesota Department of Health Licensing for Meals and Snacks (as necessary).
  • Attend monthly team member meetings and bi-annual branch meetings.
  1. Relationships:

This position reports to the Child Care Program Director. The incumbent interacts regularly with children, families, and team members. The incumbent oversees and directs the daily work duties of the child care aides/assistant teachers within the classroom.  This position involves interaction with families, children, and team members from a variety of diverse backgrounds.

  1. Qualifications:


  • Meet Minnesota DHS Rule 3 or Wisconsin HFS 46 Teacher qualifications, including yearly in service requirements.
  • Minimum 21 years of age.
  • Adult and child CPR or CPR/PR, First Aid, and AED Certifications within 30 days of hire date.
  • A commitment to working with children and families in a developmental setting and a sincere desire to have a meaningful effect on their lives.
  • Able to plan, organize, implement and execute developmentally appropriate program activities.
  • Excellent skills in teaching, communication, and human relations.
  • Ability to work with diverse populations.


  • Meet NAEYC accreditation requirements
  • Knowledge of CACFP Program requirements
  1. Work Conditions:
  • Perform all physical aspects of the position, including frequently moving around, bending, reaching, and lifting up to 50 pounds at a time.
  • Ability to recognize and react calmly and effectively in hazardous/dangerous situations.
  • May provide children with assistance in dealing with issues such as personal hygiene, medical needs, toileting, diapering, lifting, writing, feeding, and getting in or out of transportation.
  • May be exposed to verbal outbursts, physical actions or bodily fluids as part of the child care environment.
  1. 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 branch 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.

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