Sports Director

In the Y, we strive to live our cause of strengthening communities with purpose and intentionality every day.  
Job Description

The Sports Director at the Arlington-Mansfield Area YMCA oversees the development and operations of the youth sports program, ensuring the program meets its intended goals.

  • Minimum age of 21.
  • Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent experience (supervisor or coordinator of sports/school-age programs).
  • YMCA Team Leader certification preferred.
  • Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.
  • Commitment to inclusion and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
  • Completion of program-specific training.
  • Capacity to work cooperatively in a team environment.
  • Superb verbal and written communication, strong background in program administration, planning, organizing and training.
  • Excellent skills in dealing with high stress and crisis management situations appropriately.
  • Basic knowledge of computers and ability to become proficient in AMA YMCA software.
  • CPR/AED/O2/First Aid certifications and Child Abuse Prevention, Understanding Your Biases, Anti-Harassment, Blood Borne Pathogens, Hazard Communication Awareness, and Slips, Trips, and Falls trainings required within 30 days of hire.
Essential Functions
  1. Manages the association’s youth sports program, including developing and monitoring the program budget to meet fiscal objectives; compiling program statistics to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of and participation in the program; securing, scheduling, and maintaining the needed fields and facilities; creating and scheduling the activities or events; and maintaining and/or updating and transporting program equipment for games and practices.
  2.  Ensures programs and services meet community needs to include supervising existing program activities, establishing new program activities, and expanding the program within the community as needed. Assists in the marketing and distribution of program information.
  3. Assures compliance with federal, state, and local regulations as they relate to program areas, including ADA accommodations where appropriate; ensures that YMCA program standards are met and safety procedures followed.
  4.  Recruits and hires diverse staff and volunteer teams across multiple dimensions of diversity. Onboards and develops them for success. Maintains staff schedules and evaluates staff performance.
  5. Creates teams; develops and distributes team practice and game schedules; trains and schedules sports officials and coaches; develops and distributes rules, guidelines, and handbooks; purchases and distributes team uniforms and awards; coordinates team photographs; organizes and hosts season parties and events; organizes and conducts sports clinics.
  6. Models relationship-building skills in all interactions; develops and maintains collaborative relationships with staff, parents and caregivers, and community organizations (e.g., state child care licensing agency, school administration) to maximize program impact and drive overall outcomes; maintains regular, clear, and concise communication within area of responsibility.
  7. Organizes or participates in Y activities such as committees, special events, and fundraising.
  8. Applies all YMCA policies and procedures and exemplifies the YMCA core values of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility, and faith.
  9. All other duties as assigned.
Cause-Driven Leadership Competencies

·        Collaboration

·        Program/Project Management