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Water Fitness Instructor

Embarcadero YMCA
Stonestown Family YMCA
Part time
Competency level: 
Salary range: 
$29.00 to $40.00 per hour
Start date: 
Jun 04, 2024

Careers with a Cause

The YMCA of San Francisco was named as one of the Bay Area's Best Places to Work by its employees as well as one of the Healthiest Employers. Join our team and make a lasting impact every day in communities across San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin Counties. Every day, our staff—of all ages and from diverse backgrounds and life experiences—are transforming lives through YMCA programs for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.

About the Job

The Group Exercise Instructor is responsible for demonstrating the YMCA core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility while delivering impactful wellness services to participants.  The end result of their instruction is to effect a positive change in the wellness of the members of the YMCA of San Francisco, and surrounding communities. This position requires enthusiasm and a desire to motivate and help others to improve upon or attain their health and wellness goals. It is concerned primarily with maintaining a safe, quality program following guidelines set by the YMCA of the USA, ACE, AFAA or other approved fitness governing bodies.

In the Y, the Cause-Driven Leader is the ambassador of Y culture and a role model of our service and engagement principles.  

Salary range: $29.00 to $40.00 per hour

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum 18 years of age.
  • Must possess strong communication, program planning, team building and leadership skills.
  • Must have a good understanding of the YMCA movement, mission, and vision. 
  • Within 30 days of hire:
    • Obtain Y approved CPR/AED/First Aid certification
    • Complete Y-USA Learning and Career Development Center (LCDC) e-learnings: Foundations of Listen First, Orientation to Healthy Living at the Y, Principles of Member Health & Wellness and Group Exercise at the Y.
  • Relevant fitness certification, licenses and release subscriptions, etc.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Availability to sub on-call mornings, evenings, and/or weekends.
  • Flexibility to teach and/or sub at multiple branches.
  • You must have the physical, visual, and auditory ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations. Position requires the ability to lead Group Exercise programs by demonstrating class content.  Must be able to lift up to 45 pounds in order to perform essential functions.  Position may require physical activity that may require sitting, lifting, stooping, crouching, bending, leaning and/or kneeling on an occasional basis







All employees working with the YMCA are considered to have supervisory or disciplinary action relationship over minors.  Job offers are conditional and contingent upon background clearance. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and CA Fair Chance Act, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Everything you need to know about us

We offer the following benefits:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Comprehensive health benefits - medical and dental plans for full time employees
  • Retirement benefits – 12% employer contribution after completion of eligibility requirements
  • Employee Assistance Program for all employees
  • Commuter Benefits via pre-tax payroll deductions
  • Flexible Spending Account – Medical and Dependent Care on a pre-tax basis  
  • Use of YMCA of San Francisco Fitness facilities
  • Paid time off benefits for part time and full time employees upon completion of eligibility requirements
  • Training and staff development for all employees