Association Sports Director

Professional growth and rewarding opportunity while making a difference, shaping the future of our youth in New Mexico!
Job Description

The YMCA of Central New Mexico impacts lives every day. We are a leading non-profit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. The Association Sports Director will lead the development and implementation of high-quality sports programs. The ideal candidate must have a demonstrated track record of delivering high-quality youth programs, combined with the ability to manage the administrative components of a youth and adult sports program. Strong organizational, communication and time management skills are necessary to ensure that the participants and families have an exceptional experience at the Y. Responsibilities include supervision and training of the program staff along with new and innovative ideas to grow and expand existing programs. The director will need to be available to work on weekends, as this is when many of the games take place.

This position of Association Sports Program Director requires strong leadership, organizational skills and communication skills; an understanding of programs, services and relationships needed to meet the needs of a diverse community; and a commitment to use a broad array of traditional and modern communication channels to effectively present the values, priorities and work of the YMCA Sports programs.

  • Bachelor's Degree in related field or equivalent work experience (or currently enrolled in a Bachelor's Program).
  • One to two years of previous sports or related experience in a supervisory role preferred.
  • Experience in sports officiating and sports management preferred.
  • High energy, positive, "can-do" attitude, flexibility, attention to detail, and a high degree of initiative will help this candidate be successful.
  • The ability to direct programs through leading both staff and volunteers, developing and monitoring budgets, developing and marketing programs and bringing enthusiasm and a passion for fundraising.
  • This leader will also need the ability to connect and relate with diverse groups of people at all levels of the organization.
  • A proven track record in building authentic relationships with others and the ability to establish and maintain collaborations with community organizations and public school systems.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish would be a plus.
Essential Functions
  • Directs and supervises program activities to meet the needs of the community and fulfill YMCA objectives. Grow sports in accordance with operating plans.
  • Recruit, train, develop, schedule and direct staff and volunteers as needed. Reviews and evaluates staff performance. Develops strategies to motivate staff and achieve goals.
  • Secures and schedules athletic fields and facilities. Transports and sets up equipment for games and practices; monitors and purchases necessary sporting equipment as budget permits.
  • Creates teams from paid and financially assisted registrations. Organizes and conducts parent orientation meetings, and training and meetings for coaches.
  • Develops and distributes team uniforms and awards; coordinates and distributes team photographs.
  • Assists in the branch marketing efforts by developing flyers, distribution of program information, providing accurate and well thought out program description and managing the YGameTime website.
  • Organize and schedule program registrations. Review and process program scholarship applications.
  • Develops and monitors department and program budget to meet fiscal objectives.
  • Organizes and hosts season parties and events, promoting healthy eating and good nutrition.
  • Organizes and conducts sports clinics and sports camps.
  • Assists in YMCA fundraising and special events.
  • Provide excellent member service by exceeding member expectations and making the YMCA Sports programs the Most Welcoming Place on Earth.
  • Models relationship-building skills in all interactions. Responds to all member and community inquiries and complaints in a timely manner.
  • Compiles program statistics. Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of and participation in programs.
Cause-Driven Leadership Competencies
  • Communication and Influence
  • Critical Thinking and Decision Making
  • Collaboration
  • Inclusion
  • Fiscal Management
  • Developing Self and Others
  • Coaching
Required Certifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in related field or equivalent work experience (or currently enrolled in a Bachelor's Program).
  • CPR and First Aid Certifications will be required.