City District Sports Program Director - South City YMCA

The Gateway Region YMCA is looking for a energetic individual for the position of City District Sports Program Director.
Job Description

The Gateway Region YMCA is one of the leading nonprofit charitable organizations in the St. Louis metropolitan region, with a focus on nurturing the potential of every child and teen, improving health and well being, and supporting and serving our neighbors. For more than 170 years, the Y’s mission has been to put Christian principles into practice through programs designed to build healthy spirits, minds and bodies for all. We do that by being the center of communities, serving more than 260,000 individuals annually through our 24 traditional branches located in St. Louis City, seven Missouri counties and six Illinois counties, as well as YMCA Trout Lodge and YMCA Camp Lakewood, the YMCA Community Development Branch, and our Washington University Campus Y Branch. We aspire to be a safe place by promoting diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging for all. We are a growing and exciting organization where you can flourish, and we would love for you to join us! 

The City District Sports Director will have the unique opportunity to lead the partnership between the Gateway Region YMCA, St. Louis City SC and Together Credit Union. Through this partnership, the YMCA is able to improve access to our soccer programs and better serve under-resourced youth, which is core to our mission. This position requires previous experience in playing, coaching and/or managing soccer. 

  • Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent preferred.
  • Five or more years related experience preferred.
  • Must be 21 years of age.
  • Completion of YMCA program-specific certifications.
  • Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community. 

Full Compensation Package (when applicable):

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental and Vision Insurance
  • 403(b) Retirement Savings
  • Retirement fund of 12% per pay period after 2 years of full time employment
  • 20% Discount on tuition at Missouri Baptist University
  • Free household membership to YMCA nationwide
  • Discounts on YMCA programs
  • Discounts on YMCA Childcare 
Essential Functions
  • Directs and supervises program activities to meet the needs of the community and fulfill YMCA objectives.
  • Recruits, hires, trains, develops, schedules and directs staff and volunteers as needed. Reviews and evaluates staff performance. Develops strategies to motivate staff and achieve goals.
  • Establishes new program activities and expands program within the community in accordance with strategic and operating plans.
  • Assists in the marketing and distribution of program information, may organize and schedule program registrations. May review and process program scholarship applications.
  • Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with community organizations.
  • Develops and monitors program budget to meet fiscal objectives.
  • Coordinates use of facilities for program activities and events.
  • Assists in YMCA fund-raising activities and special events.
  • Models relationship-building skills in all interactions. Responds to all member and community inquiries and complaints in timely manner.
  • May assist with Program Committee meetings.
  • Compiles program statistics. Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of and participation in programs. 
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills, dependable, punctual, organized, and creative.
  • Organizes sports program for multiple branches within assigned district
  • Assist and mentor district Sports Program Directors on fiscal management, hiring, training, scheduling, marketing, volunteer recruitment and performance management
  • Collaborates with multiple branches within assigned district to drive sports participation and drive revenue
  • Identifies new markets within assigned district to offer sports both with preschool sports offerings and leagues
  • Secures practice and game site locations within assigned district
  • Organizes district officials trainings, coaches trainings/meetings and parent orientations
  • PMT leadership – Lead initiatives, projects, collaborates with other directors and aids in the development and implementation of the sports strategic vision
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.