Gymnastics Director

Wichita, KS is a thriving community with an affordable cost of living.  Our YMCA facilities and staff are some of the finest in the nation.
Job Description

GENERAL FUNCTION:Under the direction of the Senior Program Director/Branch Director, the Gymnastics Director will provide remarkable member experiences in the areas of gymnastics by improving overall program quality.  A 40 hour work week will be necessary to accomplish the assigned responsibilities.

Staff Development:

  1. Recruiting, hiring, training, developing, scheduling and managing a high performing staff focused on providing exceptional service and instruction and work well as a team.
  2. Developing strategies to provide support and motivation to staff for the achievement of goals and retention.
  3. Reviewing and evaluating staff performance.
  4. Developing strategies to motivate staff and achieve goals.
  5. Maintaining staff retention through positive reinforcement and support.
  6. Responsible for documenting staff meetings/development and trainings.
  7. Ensuring staff certification records are current and fulfill all in-service standards.

Program Operations:

  1. Effectively communicating the mission, vision and values of the Wichita YMCA.
  2. Ensuring all programs comply with YMCA standards and methods of operation.
  3. Integrating member-service and engagement strategies into all programs to ensure positive member recruitment and retention.
  4. Monitoring and evaluating delivery and effectiveness of programs and continually strive to attain the highest possible level of program quality.
  5. Building and expanding the program enrollment and participation.
  6. Keeping accurate records of attendance, retention, member and non-member participation.
  7. Ensuring progress reports are distributed consistently to program participants.
  8. Being visible to staff and members.
  9. Responding to all member and community inquiries and concerns within 24 hours.
  10. Communicating program information, changes and needs in a timely manner to supervisor and branch staff.
  11. Providing written and verbal communication to all team parents and coaches so for clear understanding of practices, travel and YMCA team policies.

Fiscal Management:

  1. Developing, monitoring and meeting or exceeding budget targets.
  2. Producing effective and efficient staff schedules within set payroll budget parameters.

Strong Community Campaign:

  1. Providing leadership for assigned aspects of Strong Community Campaign, special events and other fund development to ensure fundraising goals are met.

Facilities Development:

  1. Maintaining complete familiarity with all risk management procedures and policies.
  2. Maintaining program area and equipment in an orderly, clean and safe condition; reporting any irregularities to maintenance personnel.
  3. Keeping an up to date inventory on all equipment, materials and supplies.


  1. Serving as a member of the branch management team performing specific duties which support the overall success of branch operations.
  2. Communicating information promptly to all branch leadership and departmental staff.
  3. Attending applicable training and conferences to further professional development. 
  4. All other duties as assigned.

EFFECT ON END RESULT:  Providing leadership and guidance to ensure the achievement of goals and objectives of the Gymnastics programs with high levels of participation, satisfaction and retention of members, participants and staff.


Education/Experience Requirements:

  1. Minimum age of 21
  2. Minimum of one year managing staff required
  3. Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred
  4. Relevant department experience in sport

Job Requirements:

  1. Commitment to the YMCA mission, vision and values
  2. Must attend New Employee Orientation within 30 days of hire
  3. Complete CPR/AED, First Aid, O2, and Listen First Workshop in accordance to Conditions of Employment
  4. Understand and abide-by all policies and procedures as set forth by the association
  5. Work a schedule that reflects the needs of the branch; including evenings and weekends
Essential Functions

Physical/Mental Requirements:

  1. Must be able to routinely perform the following physical activities as dictated by sport; run, jump climb, bend, stoop, kneel, twist, reach with hands, sit, stand, walk and perform moderate physical activity for extended periods of time, lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, have finger dexterity, grasp, perform repetitive motions, talk, hear and have visual acuity
  2. Must be able to lead and coach teams and individuals and have the ability to communicate effectively; both orally and in writing
  3. Must possess mental alertness, problem solving and task management skills; ability to make independent and sound decisions in a rapidly changing environment
  4. Must demonstrate a high level of maturity, patience, dependability, sound judgment and the desire to work with all ages
  5. Must exhibit initiative in the absence of supervision
  6. Must be able to relate to and work with diverse groups of people in a friendly and consistent manner
  7. Must work collaboratively as a team member as well as independently and lead by assigned goals, duties and deadlines
  8. Must present a neat and professional appearance at all times