Gymnastics/Ninja Director

An exciting leadership opportunity within our strategically innovative and financially secure YMCA as a Gymnastics Director!
Job Description

The YMCA of the Iowa Mississippi Valley is a '4-star' Charity Navigator top-rated non-profit charitable organization for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

Since 1858, the YMCA of the Iowa Mississippi Valley has been an integral part of the Quad Cities area.  Comprised of 6 branches, Camp Abe Lincoln and multiple child care sites including 3 Early Learning Centers and 9 Before/After School locations, the YMCA continues to grow and strengthen the community to bring about positive change. The Quad Cities area, situation along the Mississippi River, is home to a more than 27,000 businesses including John Deere World Headquarters, Arconic, Kraft, Exelon and a major military installation - the Rock Island Arsenal.  We have low cost of living, great school systems and several higher education institutions. Here you can experience a variety of extra-curricular activities similar to those found in big cities but with a small town feel such as arts, baseball, big name concerts and events, and much more!

Salary: $40,000-$45,000

As a full-time, salary/exempt employee, the qualified candidate will receive a competitive benefit package to include:

  • Health insurance: Y pays 65-93% for individual and 57-82% for family; Dental: Y pays 65%; Vision available 
  • Y Retirement Fund: Y pays 12% after employee meets eligibility requirements
  • Eligible to participate in 403B savings account through Y Retirement Fund 
  • Paid Time Off:  Begins accruing at 21 days per year up to a max of 32. Caps at 256 hours
  • Y Membership: Free household membership
  • Life Insurance: Y pays 1 X salary, EE has option to purchase additional coverage 
  • Long Term Disability: Paid by Y; Employee can elect to purchase Short Term Disability 
  • EAP program: Provided by Y

 The qualified candidate will possess at a minimum:

  • Expertise in youth gymnastics instruction and coaching for all ages.
  • Ability to lead others and working on a team.
  • Deliver and manage robust program focusing on quality and proven results for growing programs
  • Ambition to grow and evolve professionally creates a culture to accomplish great things.
  1. Bachelor's degree in recreation, sports or related field.
  2. Prior supervisory experience is required
  3. Must be able to lead and coach teams and individuals and have the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  4. Prior gymnastics or Ninja training and/or coaching and customer service experience required
  5. Must possess mental alertness, problem-solving and task management skills; ability to make independent and sound decisions in a rapidly changing environment
  6. Must exhibit initiative in the absence of supervision
  7. Able to relate to and work with diverse groups of people in a friendly and consistent manner
  8. Must work collaboratively as a team member as well as independently and lead by assigned goals, duties and deadlines
Essential Functions
  1. Serve as a role model to members, Y staff and, at all times live the mission, vision and values of the YMCA movement.
  2. Demonstrate a high level of maturity, patience, dependability, sound judgment, positive attitude and act in a professional manner when interacting with members, program participants and other staff at all times.
  3. Ensure all programs comply with YMCA standards and methods of operation.
  4. Develop, manage, and monitor program operating budget and meet or exceed budget targets.
  5. Integrate member service and engagement strategies into all programs to ensure positive member recruitment and retention.
  6. Monitor and evaluate delivery and effectiveness of programs and continually strive to attain the highest possible level of program quality.
  7. Build and expand the program enrollment and participation.
  8. Maintain accurate records of attendance, retention, member and non-member participation; ensure progress reports are distributed consistently to program participants.
  9. Be visible to staff and members.
  10. Respond to all member and community inquiries and concerns calmly and courteously within 24 hours.
  11. Providing written and verbal communication to all team parents and coaches so for clear understanding of practices, travel and YMCA team policies.
  12. Recruit, hire, train, develop, schedule, evaluate and manage a high performing staff team focused on providing exceptional service and instruction and work well as a team.
  13. Process and monitor payroll for all program staff.
  14. Develop strategies to provide support and motivation to staff for the achievement of goals and retention.
  15. Conduct and document regular staff meetings and training; ensure staff certification records are current and fulfill all in-service standards.
  16. Report any accidents, concerns, or equipment issues to supervisor immediately and complete appropriate paperwork.
  17. Maintain an up-to-date inventory on all equipment, materials and supplies. Keep all work areas clean and organized.
  18. Serving as a member of the branch management team performing specific duties that support the overall success of branch operations; communicating information promptly to all branch leadership and departmental staff.
  19. Participate in and solicit others to participate in necessary YMCA financial development efforts, specifically the Annual Campaign.
  20. Maintain certifications listed under Certificates and Other Requirements.
  21. Adherence to all policies and procedures of the YMCA of the Iowa Mississippi Valley.
  22. Understand and follow all safety rules and regulations including knowledge of emergency procedures and location of emergency equipment.
  23. Regular and timely adherence to respective schedule/meetings.
  24. All other duties as assigned by the Branch Executive.
Required Certifications
  1. Must be able to pass background check
  2. CPR/First Aid/AED certification*
  3. Mandatory Reporter certification*

Note: If not currently certified, must obtain certification within 30 days of hire. The * noted certification training programs are provided by the YMCA staff.