Sports Director

Our brand new YMCA in Gretna, NE is looking to hire their first Sports Director.
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. The Sports Director leads all aspects of sports activity programming for the branch, ensuring the cause and culture is instilled in strategy and staff development.


Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent

Minimum 1 year supervisory experience in customer service

Demonstrated success leading youth programming or equivalent team

Demonstrated leadership, dependability & flexibility in work hours

Complete within 30 days of hire: YMCA cause & culture, program-specific, and Child Abuse Prevention Trainings; BLS CPR, First Aid, Oxygen Administration (provided by YMCA)

Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community and successful clearance of background check

Essential Functions
  1. Directs and supervises program activities to meet the needs of the community and fulfill YMCA objectives.  Including but not limited to activity rules, guidelines and handbooks.
  2. Recruits, hires, trains, develops, schedules and directs staff, contractors and volunteers as needed. Reviews and evaluates staff performance. Develops strategies to motivate staff and achieve goals.
  3. Establishes new activities and expands program within the community in accordance with strategic and operating plans.
  4. Assists in the marketing and distribution of program information, organizes and schedules program registrations. Reviews and processes program scholarship applications.
  5. Manages payroll-related transactions and monitors for accuracy and completeness.
  6. Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with community organizations.
  7. Develops and monitors program budget to meet fiscal objectives.
  8. Coordinates scheduling, safety and use of facilities (on and off-site) for program activities and events.
  9. Assists in YMCA fundraising activities and special events.
  10. Models relationship-building skills in all interactions. Responds to all member and community inquiries and complaints in timely manner.
  11. Actively participates in branch, department and association staff meetings and/or related trainings. 
  12. Compiles program statistics and submits reports. Makes program modifications as needed.  
  13. Performs other duties as assigned.
Cause-Driven Leadership Competencies



Developing Self & Others

Fiscal Management

Required Certifications

Bachelor's Degree