Sports Director, Disability and Inclusion Services

The Gateway Region YMCA is looking for an energetic candidate for their Senior Program Director of Adaptive Sports.
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!

  • Bachelor's degree in Special Education, Recreational Therapy or equivalent preferred.
  • Five or more years of related experience is 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.
  • Proven track record of developing authentic relationships with others.
  • Ability to establish and maintain collaborations with community organizations. 

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
  • Tuition reimbursement 
  • 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 adaptive 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 programs 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 budgets to meet fiscal objectives.
  • Coordinates use of facilities for program activities and events.
  • Assists in YMCA fundraising activities and special events.
  • Models relationship-building skills in all interactions. Responds to all member and community inquiries and complaints in a timely manner.
  • May assist with Program Committee meetings.
  • Compiles program statistics. Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of and participation in programs.
  • Oversees all aspects of adaptive sports programs
  • Implement reasonable accommodations to programs and activities as needed
  • Secures and schedules athletic fields and facilities.
  • Organizes and conducts coaches training and meetings.
  • Organizes and conducts volunteer training and meetings.
  • Creates teams from all registrations.
  • Develops and distributes team practice and game schedules.
  • Develops and distributes adaptive sports rules, guidelines and handbooks.
  • Purchases and distributes team uniforms and awards.
  • Coordinates and distributes team photographs.
  • Organizes and hosts season parties and events.
  • Transports and sets up equipment for games and practices.
  • Monitors and purchases necessary sporting equipment.
  • Organizes and conducts adaptive sports clinics.
  • Develops and implements adaptive sports curriculum.
  • Collaborates with branch staff throughout the Association in the development of adaptive sports programs.
  • Trains branch staff throughout the Association in working with individuals with diverse abilities.
  • Serve as a member of the Inclusion and Adaptive Services Department
  • Performs all other duties as assigned  

The YMCA Welcomes a Diverse Workforce 

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

The Gateway Region YMCA strictly follows a zero tolerance policy regarding child abuse.