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Strong Fast Fit- Native Youth Worker (High School Student)-Part-time 

About the Organization YWCA Minneapolis is a nonprofit organization founded in 1891 as a member of YWCA USA, the oldest and largest multicultural organization in the world.

The mission of YWCA Minneapolis is eliminating racism, empowering women and girls, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Our vision is to be the most trusted and effective change agent in the journey to eliminate racism and sexism in our community.

We are a trusted social justice organization with a 130+ year history of advocacy for women and children. More than 30,000 people in our community are served every year by YWCA Minneapolis, through award-winning programs, classes, and workshops.

YWCA Minneapolis strives every day for:
• Race and gender equity
• Economic independence for women
• Respect for diverse cultures
• Children and youth who thrive
• A community that is vibrant and healthy

Category Community Relations  


The Strong Fast Fit Youth Worker supports the implementation of youth development and fitness programming.  The Strong Fast Fit Youth Worker will build relationships with participants and their families to support physical fitness, academic and social success.  This position will exhibit leadership and participation in all activities and will be responsible for co-leading, implementing and providing direct service to program participants in grades K-8. The Strong Fast Fit Youth Worker will help to create a safe, respectful and welcoming environment for youth, family and staff.



Implement programming:

  • Provide educational, nutritional, fitness, recreational and youth development activities for participants.

·         In collaboration with the Strong Fast Fit team, plan, implement and actively participate in programming and events.

·         Supervise youth participants during program activities.

·         Support office administration.


Collaborate with participant families, YWCA of Minneapolis staff, and other youth serving organizations:

  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with YWCA staff members, families and other youth serving organizations.
  • Share expertise with YWCA of Minneapolis and colleagues by participating in team meetings, attending trainings and sharing new learning.


Provide documentation of program activities:

·         Provide input for monthly report summaries of activities and impact on participants.


Seek continuous professional development:

·         Participate in learning experiences and professional development trainings that enhance programming efforts.

  • Participate and attend in-service and training.
  • Attend and participate in Strong Fast Fit staff meetings and events.


This position reports to the Strong Fast Fit Program Coordinator who reports to the Program Director. Critical relationships include; Strong Fast Fit Lead Youth Counselor, Youth Counselors, parents, youth, and YWCA staff members. 

Position Requirements



  • Must be enrolled and attending high school or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 6 months experience working with youth and families in diverse urban environments.

·         Excellent initiative and work independently under minimal supervision.

·         Excellent interpersonal skills and experience building relationships with families.

·         Demonstrated Ability to work as a team player.

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain CPR and First Aid certification.



·         Demonstrated leadership ability.

  • Demonstrated basic skills in Microsoft Office applications.

·         Bilingual skills in English and Hmong/Lao, Spanish, or Somali.



  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Noise levels are moderate to loud.
  • Travel to various YWCA of Minneapolis sites.



This job description represents the major functions but is not intended to be all-inclusive.  The incumbent is also responsible for taking directions from the Program Director, Program Coordinators, and Youth Counselors in completing duties deemed necessary for the program’s success.

Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Number of Openings 1  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Location Midtown YWCA Minneapolis  
EOE Statement YWCA Minneapolis is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.  
HoursPerWk None Specified 

This position is currently not accepting applications.

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