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Strong Fast Fit YOUTH COUNSELOR - Hmong Group Leader (PT) 

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  

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The Youth Counselor position provides direct service to participants with a focus on inspiring youth to make positive decisions for themselves and their futures. This part-time position provides direct service to participants primarily in 3rd-9th grades in the Strong Fast Fit program, with a focus on Native American, Hmong, East African, and Latine participants and families. Strong Fast Fit focuses on diabetes prevention programming, designed to educate and empower youth to live healthy and active lifestyles, in culturally specific communities.


10-15 hrs/wk Monday – Thursday afterschool hours (2:30-5:30pm)

Shifts and sites vary based on program need and individual schedule



Implement comprehensive programming:

  • Recruit and maintain program participants by providing program presentations to schools and youth serving agencies
  • Plan, prepare and facilitate/co-facilitate age appropriate and culturally sensitive educational activities utilizing Strong Fast Fit and other Girls & Youth curriculum
  • Create and maintain a safe learning environment that is student-centered, mission-focused, and accessible to a diverse student body
  • Support communication with participants and families, and organize and support retention efforts to maintain participants


  • Collect registration forms, participant demographic information, and track program attendance
  • Deliver and obtain program evaluation information from participants for program quality assurance and reporting purposes
  • Attend and participate in program team meetings



This position reports to the Strong Fast Fit Program Coordinator who reports to the Girls and Youth Director. The incumbent will interact with Girls and Youth staff, Minneapolis Public Schools contacts and Community Organization contacts. Critical relationships will include program participants and families.


Position Requirements



  • Bachelor’s degree from a four year college or university in kinesiology, physical education, youth development; or four years related experience in the field
  • Experience with Microsoft Office programs
  • Strong knowledge of Native Community
  • Ability to manage time between office, program implementation, community events, field trips and family nights
  • Ability to effectively maintain information for recording, purposes and maintain HIPAA act standards
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills to relate with participants and parents/guardians
  • Exceptional conflict management and resolution skills
  • Demonstrates excellent customer service skills
  • Demonstrates ability to work with a variety of cultures, perspectives and backgrounds
  • Current Red Cross CPR and First Aid Basic certification or ability to obtain with 30 days of hire


  • Community Health Worker Certification (or ability to work towards certification with the support of YWCA)
  • One-two years program leadership
  • Experience organizing large-scaled events
  • 2-3 years of experience in successful data-base management, program evaluation and outcome reporting



  • The ability to occasionally lift up to 25 pounds.
  • Must be able to travel to various YWCA Minneapolis, Minneapolis Public Schools, and community sites


COMPENSATION: The pay range for this position is $14.75-$16.75 per hour (depending on qualifications)


PERK: FREE YWCA Minneapolis Health & Wellness Membership to all three of our sites plus $4 monthly rate for each household members. 



Note: YWCA Minneapolis is a qualified employer under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)



  • This job description represents the major functions but not intended to be all-inclusive.
  • Any offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background/reference check.  A criminal conviction does not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.
  • YWCA Minneapolis requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or submit to weekly COVID-19 testing as a condition of employment.


EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO) 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.


Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Salary $14.75 to $16.25  
Number of Openings 1  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Location Hmong International Academy  
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 

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