Track & Field Instructor
Westfield, NJ Sports
Job Type

If you want more than just a job and you are looking for an opportunity to contribute to the greater good, then come work at the Westfield Area YMCA! We are looking for part time Track & Field Instructors to work after school and/or evenings up to 3 days per week.

The Westfield Area YMCA Flyers Track Club is a USATF certified club led by experienced staff! The program serves nearly 700 athletes each year ages 7-15. The program offers year-round training options for athletes of all ability levels - from first time participants to national champions. Coaches with personal and/or coaching experience in any of the following areas are welcome to apply: sprints, distance, race-walk, javelin, shot put, discus, long jump, hurdles and relays.

As a Track & Field Instructor you will be responsible to organize, supervise and instruct athletes in a way that will enable participants to learn the basic sport specific skills that apply the philosophy and goals of YMCA character development.

  • Deliver curriculum for different skill levels.
  • Coach, supervise and operate a quality team by demonstrating strong YMCA values, mission-based foundation and member service.
  • Communicate in advance any scheduling conflicts.
  • Communicate with supervisor on a regular basis regarding the programs.
  • Attend staff meetings.
  • Provide and maintain a safe program environment at all times.
  • Be responsible for the safety of all participants.
  • Is aware and will follow proper emergency procedures at all times.
  • Demonstrate a mature, professional attitude in the workplace.
  • React appropriately to all emergencies.
  • Uphold Risk Management Standards at all times.
  • Perform other duties and assignments as deemed necessary by the supervisor.

  • As a condition of employment, the incumbent must possess, maintain and renew certifications for CPR Pro and First Aid, which includes EPI and Asthma. Trainings available for those that need to certified.
  • Must have knowledge of Track & Field and specific sport skills
  • Good communication skills that enable them to interact with children and parents.
  • Leadership skills
  • Good organizational skills
  • Be able to lift heavy equipment and be able to conduct rigorous practices.