Youth Sports Director

Advance your career and make a difference by joining the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington! 
Job Description

The Y is a leading nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. The Y believes that sports are more than just games – they’re opportunities to build character, teamwork, and lifelong friendships! Our mission is to inspire youth to reach their full potential through fun and engaging sports programs. If you're passionate about making a difference and love the idea of turning every game into a memorable experience, we want you on our team!

As our Youth Sports Director, you’ll be the MVP leading the charge in creating an amazing sports environment for children aged 3 and up. Your role will be all about fun, growth, and ensuring that every young athlete feels like a champion. Here’s how you’ll make the magic happen:


We seek a leader with values that align with the Y’s mission:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Sports Management, Education, or a related field OR 4 plus years of experience in youth sports or program management.
  • Knowledge of youth sports issues, instruction practice, program creation and facilitation, and community outreach.
  • A natural leader with fantastic communication and organizational skills.
  • Someone who’s energetic, creative, and ready to bring the fun every day.
  • CPR and First Aid certification (or willing to obtain).
  • Availability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.
Essential Functions

Exciting Responsibilities You'll Have as the Youth Sports Director:

Design & Deliver Awesome Programs:

  • Create exciting sports programs for kids of all skill levels – from the energetic 3-year-olds to the budding stars in their teens.
  • Plan and schedule a variety of sports activities, including soccer, basketball, gymnastics, and more.

Lead & Inspire:

  • Recruit, train, and cheer on our team of coaches and volunteers, ensuring they bring enthusiasm and expertise to every session.
  • Be a role model and mentor, encouraging kids to have fun, stay active, and develop their skills.

Be the Community Connector:

  • Engage with parents, participants, and community members, keeping everyone informed and excited about our sports offerings.
  • Promote our programs through fun events, social media, and community outreach.

Champion Safety & Excellence:

  • Ensure all activities are safe, inclusive, and align with YMCA values.
  • Maintain organized records, manage program budgets, and always look for ways to improve our sports programs.

Grow & Innovate:

  • Keep up with the latest in youth sports trends and bring fresh ideas to our programs.
  • Seek out new opportunities for partnerships and sponsorships to enhance our offerings.


Benefits of being a Y Leader:

The YMCA offers a supportive and dynamic work environment that encourages personal and professional growth. By joining our team, you will have the opportunity to make a meaningful impact in the community while enjoying a range of benefits designed to support your overall well-being. Here are some of the benefits you can enjoy as an employee:

  • Competitive Compensation: Salary range of $48,000 to $50,000 reflects your skill and experience.
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance: Comprehensive plans to ensure you and your family can receive the care you need.
  • Wellness Programs: Y membership for you and your family to support your physical and mental health.
  • Retirement Plans to Secure your Financial Future: The Y will contribute 10% of your salary into the Y’s retirement savings plan. You also have the option to make additional contributions to the Y’s 403(b) and ROTH plans.
  • Work-Life Balance: Generous vacation, sick leave, and holidays.
  • Flexible Work Arrangements: Opportunities for flexible scheduling.
  • Training and Development: Access to professional development programs, workshops, and certifications.
  • Inclusive Environment: A commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion ensuring all employees feel valued. 

Engaging Work: Meaningful work that makes a positive impact on the community.