Youth Development Leader (Afterschool Counselor)

Location: Austin, TX

Department: Program Services

Type: Part Time

Min. Experience: Student (College)


Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. It’s who we are, who we aspire to be and how we show up every day. We are cause-driven. We don’t just show up, we show up with purpose. We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you.


We act with intentionality to connect people to our cause through our service and engagement principles. Every day we:

  • Welcome – Smile greet members by name, introduce yourself.
  • Connect – Ask questions, share a story, introduce them to other staff and members.
  • Support – Affirm and encourage them, wish them well.
  • Invite – Share opportunities to get involved and give back to the community.

Join us and help transform lives.

The Program Services YMCA Branch in Austin, TX is seeking Youth Development Leaders to join our team for Fall 2017 school semester in Austin ISD, Hays CISD, RRISD and Manor ISD. We are looking for applicants who are available Monday through Friday between 2:00-6:30pm.

Pay rate: The following are starting rates for each position (increase depending on experience and size of program):  

  • Counselors: Start at $10.00 per hour
  • Assistant Site Directors: Start at $10.75 per hour
  • Site Directors: Start at $11.75

Job Description:

Youth Development Leaders facilitate activities such as arts and crafts, organized games, science/math activities, and character development activities while helping with homework and reading. Responsibilities include supervision of children, implementation of daily and weekly activities, and communication with parents.

Afterschool programs will operate in 30+ elementary schools across Austin, Buda, Round Rock,  Kyle, and Manor. Employment includes a free individual YMCA of Austin membership and paid training hours. Enjoy fun and active afternoons while making a difference in the lives of children!

Minimum Requirements:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • High School graduate
  • Must become certified in CPR & FA after hiring
  • Reliable transportation to attend work
  • Team player with a positive, service-oriented attitude


Paid training hours
Free CPR / First Aid certifications
Voluntary 403b Retirement Savings Account

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