Associate Sports Director

Join the Y of Metro Atlanta as an Associate Sports Director where you'll have the chance to design sports programs for youth and adults!
Job Description

As a thought-leader and best-in-class provider in education, wellness, youth development, and community-building, The YMCA of Metro Atlanta is one of the oldest and most essential non-profits serving in Atlanta. Today, we’re looking for you to join us as we carry out our mission to positively impact lives and communities across the state.  

Supporting the Forsyth Family YMCA, the Associate Sports Director is primarily responsible for the design and implementation of all sports, youth and adult, initiatives, and programs for the successful achievement of the goals set forth in the branch budgets.  Regional Sports Director will be responsible to hire, train and supervise the Sports staff and will play a key role in the success of the overall branch goals by promoting membership value through quality program offerings and member experience for the communities.


  • 2+ years of sports programming experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to recognize and implement safety standards in all program activities
  • Strong Human Relations and Conflict Management skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate and manage information to program participants, community leaders, and volunteers and staff of all ages
  • Ability to establish, collaborate and maintain relationships with all stakeholders
  • Proficient knowledge of computers, various technology, and applications
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, work independently, problem solve and possess effective time management skills
  • Must be able to obtain within 30 days of hire, completion of Child Abuse Prevention, Working with Program Volunteers, CPR, First Aid, AED, and Bloodborne Pathogens training

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associate or bachelor’s degree
  • 5+ years of sports program experience
  • YMCA Team Leader certification
  • Prior program and people management experience
  • Budget management and program start-up experience
Essential Functions
  • Develop and implement a plan for sports program growth in alignment with branch budget goals and association initiatives.
  • Assume responsibility of overall supervision of all sports programs including but not limited to Youth Sports platforms, Adult Sports platforms, and potentially Sports camps during summer season.
  • Effectively manage budgets; hold staff accountable for high-quality results using a formal process to measure progress.
  • Recruit, hire, train, develop, schedule, supervise, and evaluate the member experience department and employees and volunteers.
  • Review and evaluate staff performance.
  • Develop strategies to motivate staff and achieve goals.
  • Monitor progress towards branch’s goals by running and reviewing all necessary reports.
  • Serve as a staff leader to the annual fundraising campaign “Why It Matters” and serve in a leadership role in special events.
  • Administrative duties to include, but not limited to parent communication, discipline, and supervision of staff, prompt decision making, supervision of all program areas, budget management etc.
  • Create and implement program curriculum for all sports programs.
  • Act as a positive role model while providing consistency in leadership and guidance.
  • Stimulate creative growth and development.
  • Responsible for safety of participants always including enforcement of YMCA rules and regulations.
  • Keep proper records.
  • Actively participate in the Why It Matters Annual Giving Campaign, by recruiting volunteers and donations from the community for each branch served.