Gymnastics Director

Come and grow your career at the Norfolk Family YMCA! We are seeking a Gymnastics Director to positively impact our community!
Job Description

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Under the direction of the Associate Director, the Gymnastics/Parties Director will provide remarkable member experiences in the areas of gymnastics & birthday parties by improving the overall program quality.  

  • Two plus years of gymnastics coaching experience. Experience supervising others is preferred.
  • Knowledge and proficient understanding of YMCA & USAG professional membership and USAG safety certification.
  • Must have great interpersonal, leadership, public relations, and communication skills.
  • The ideal candidate will not only possess knowledge of the YMCA mission and values but will already be working to manifest these ideals in all aspects of life.
Essential Functions
  • Direct, schedule, and supervise program activities to meet the needs of the community and fulfill YMCA objectives.
  • Plan and implement developmentally appropriate lesson plans and lead class instruction of parent/tot, preschool, and school-age gymnastics.
  • Responsible for supervising, training, and scheduling program staff.
  • Instructs gymnastics classes in accordance with YMCA guidelines & learn USAG rules and routines as needed.
  • Ability to instruct and observe participants in proper gymnastic techniques.
  • Ability to lift and move equipment, and to lift and spot children in the program.
  • Learn/maintain proper spotting techniques while instructing classes lesson and/or team practices.
  • Enforce gym rules to maintain safety.
  • Scheduling birthday parties for the facility while scheduling/training staff as the party host.
  • Compiles program statistics to monitor & evaluate the effectiveness of and participation in programs.
  • Participate in staff meetings and/or related meetings.
  • Responds to all member & community inquiries & complaints in a timely manner.
  • Develops & monitors program budget to meet fiscal objectives.
  • Assists in the marketing of the gymnastics and birthday party programs.
  • Assists in YMCA fundraising activities & special events.
  • Participates in ‘Manager on Duty’ Schedule.
  • Understand and follow all safety rules and regulations including knowledge of emergency procedures and location of emergency equipment.
  • Promotes and incorporates the Norfolk Family YMCA four core values and character development model into all program activities.
  • All other duties assigned by the CEO or Associate Director
Cause-Driven Leadership Competencies
  • Leadership: Inspires and motivates others to perform well; effectively influences actions and opinions of others; accepts feedback from others; gives recognition as appropriate.
  • Analytical Skills: Synthesize complex or diverse information.
  • Problem Solving: Identify and resolve problems in a timely manner as well as skillfully gather and analyze information.
  • Communication: Speaks clearly and persuasively; listens and gets clarification when necessary; responds informatively to questions.
  • Quality Management: Explore ways to improve and promote quality; demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness; and maintain compliance with legal and regulatory aspects.
  • Judgment: Display willingness to make decisions; exhibit sound and accurate judgment; and make timely decisions.
  • Planning and Organization: Prioritize and plan work activities; use time efficiently; and develop realistic action plans.
  • Professionalism: Approaches others in a polite and tactful manner; maintains composure and reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments.
  • Adaptability: Adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with occasional change, delays, or unexpected events.
Required Certifications
  • Two plus years of gymnastics coaching experience. Experience supervising others is preferred.
  • Knowledge and proficient understanding of YMCA & USAG professional membership and USAG safety certification.
  • Requirements within 60 days of hire include Child Abuse Prevention for Supervisory Staff, CPR, First Aid, AED, Bloodborne Pathogens.