Sports Director

We're looking for a dedicated individual to lead our sports programs, fostering teamwork and skill development.
Job Description

This position will lead and mentor our sports staff, coaches, and volunteers, This position will oversee the development and operations of our sports programs; these programs are for all youth and encourage confidence, good sportsmanship, and teamwork in our youth participants. 

Under the direction of the Associate Executive Director at the Central YMCA, the Sports Director is responsible for the administration and management of our association's year-round youth sports, sports specialty camps, and future adult sports programs. He or she will provide the community with sound programs in accordance with the YMCA goals and objectives. This person must have the ability to work a flexible schedule, with evenings or weekends as needed.

  • Minimum age of 21.
  • Experience in sports management preferred (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, including safety training required for this position.
  • 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.
  • YMCA Team Leader certification preferred but not required.
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. Onboard, train, and develop 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