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Youth Physical Education Instructor

Southern District YMCA

The Southern District YMCA has a long history of providing many communities throughout Southern New Hampshire with outstanding programs and services for youth. The Y’s Camp Lincoln is a traditional summer camp and outdoor education facility offering over 1500 campers the opportunity to engage in healthy activities. More than 750 children are enrolled in 15 before and after school sites through the Y’s child care programs. And just over two years ago, the Y opened the Exeter Area YMCA, a 33,000-square-foot multi-generational health and wellness center, which has seen membership growth that exceeds expectations. The Southern District YMCA is also currently exploring Phase 2 of a capital campaign to add a new aquatics facility to its Exeter location. The YMCA is currently seeking a new leader who will provide strong support for all aspects of the Y’s operations and strategic initiatives.

Mission Statement: Southern District YMCA (SDYMCA) provides opportunities for youth
development, healthy living and social responsibility in our southern New Hampshire community.
We achieve this by putting Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy
spirit, mind and body for all – regardless of age, gender, sexuality, race, ability, religion or

Service Area & Demographics: SDYMCA serves the NH towns of Brentwood, Danville, East
Kingston, Exeter, Fremont, Hampstead, Hampton, Hampton Falls, Kensington, Kingston, Newton,
North Hampton, Plaistow, Raymond, Seabrook, and Stratham.

History: In 1926, YMCA Camp Lincoln began as a summer camp on Kingston Lake. Today,
summers are full of 1,500 campers aged 3-15 and a robust counselor-in-training program for 14-
15-year old’s. Year-round activities at Camp Lincoln include outdoor education, team-building
programs and weekend rentals serving an additional 11,000 people. YMCA School Age Child Care
operates 15 before and after school programs meeting HEPA standards and state licensing
requirements for 750 students. Exeter Area YMCA opened its doors in September 2015 to an
eager community. The 33,000 square feet facility serves over 6,300 members, averaging 400

Youth Physical Education Instructors will lead group classes in a safe, enjoyable, and positive environment that welcomes all skills and fitness levels.  Instructors will be responsible for effectively building community within classes and modifying classes as needed to meet varied health, ability and community needs.  


YMCA Leadership Comptencies:

Mission Advancement: Reinforces the Y's values within the organization and the community. Effectively communicates the benefits and impact of the YMCA’s efforts for all stakeholders. 

Personal Growth: Fosters a learning environment embracing diverse abilities and approaches. Creates a sense of urgency and positive tension to support change. Anticipates challenges that can sidetrack or derail growth and personal learning. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.

Qualifications/Know How:

• Professional certification and ongoing required training to maintain certification through a nationally recognized organization or equivalent for classes being taught.  

• CPR and First Aid Certification or ability to obtain within 30 days of DOH.  

• Superb customer service skills.  

• Must be at least 18 years old. 

• Knowledge of child development concepts and strategies. Knowledge of family dynamics, and positive parenting strategies.   


• Integrate the mission of the YMCA and follow the core values of honesty, caring, respect and responsibility into the healthy living aspect of all classes.

• Lead energizing, fun, safe, and educational group fitness classes, sports instruction and programming as directed.

• Maintain working knowledge of industry and wellness trends to provide effective information and support to members.

• Greet members and staff with exemplary service, smile, and empathy.  

• Build effective and authentic relationships with members to assist them in connecting with each other and the YMCA.  

• Promotes programs, classes and services to all members and encourages cross training and fun activity to attain individual health and wellness goals.  

• Help maintain a neat, clean, and pleasant environment with the group fitness class area.  

• Educate oneself about the motor, psychological and social development of an age group and tailor the teaching methods to the appropriate stage.

• Serve as a liaison between the YMCA and participants and their parents/guardians.

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Date Added: February 7, 2020

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