Sheryl A Woods leads local Y relaunch in Broward County (Sun Sentinel)
The YMCA is looking to hire workers with a background in education, hospitality or healthcare, said Pamela Jones, vice president for human resources. The jobs are full- and part-time hours, with several workers needed from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. for its family centers and after-school programs at area schools.
For former physical education teacher Kevin Huntley, the YMCA turned out to be a good alternative. Huntley, recently hired by the Parkland YMCA to operate the after-school programs at five schools, made a career transition from child-care center director to physical education teacher in 2008.
But Huntley, like many other first-year teachers in Broward, was laid off this spring. "I was one of the teachers outside looking in, due to the economic climate," says Huntley, 35.
While he took a pay cut from his teaching job, Huntley said he’s happy to have a job helping local children get needed exercise.
Positions at the YMCA vary in pay, depending on the size of the center and job. They include lifeguards, swim instructors, pre-school teachers, a cycle instructor, sports instructors, a wellness supervisor and other postings. For more information, go to www.ymcabroward.org.