Sports Coordinator/Program Instructor: Full-time

Posted: 01/10/2019

The West Suburban YMCA is searching for an energectic and reliable individual with instruction and coaching experience to join our Team as the full-time Sports Coordinator/Program Instructor. Apply today!
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  • Develops, organizes and implements high quality youth sports programs.  
  • Responsible for assisting in the planning, development, implementation, expansion and evaluation of all youth and adult sport programs and coordinating birthday parties.  
  • Ability to efficiently schedule and coordinate multiple leagues including Youth and Men’s Basketball League. 
  • Deals with direct service, responsible for teaching sports classes and coaching teams and developing these programs and services in order to fulfill the YMCA’s mission. 
  • Works with the day camp, Camp Pikati, as a Unit Leader in the summer.
  1. Directs and supervises program activities to meet YMCA objectives. Expands youth sports program within the community in accordance with strategic and operating plans.
  2. Transports and sets up equipment for games and practices; monitors and purchases necessary sporting equipment as budget permits.
  3. Creates teams from paid and financially assisted registrations. Organizes and conducts parent orientation meetings, and training and meetings for coaches.
  4. Develops and distributes team practice and game schedules; trains and schedules sports officials; develops and distributes sports rules, guidelines and handbooks.  Coordinating all aspects of sports youth & adult leagues and birthday parties.
  5. Assists in purchasing and distributing team uniforms and awards; coordinates and distributes
    team photographs.
  6. Organizes and conducts sports clinics, teaches instructional classes, coaching teams, officiating games, lead rental groups, and all admin associated with birthday parties.
  1. Assists in the marketing and distribution of youth sports program information, may organize and schedule program registrations.
  2. Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with community organizations.
  3. Assists in YMCA fund raising activities and special events.
  4. Responds to all member and community inquiries and complaints in timely and professional manner with high levels of customer service.
  5. Coordination of birthday parties.
  6. Compiles program statistics. Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of and participation
    in program.
  7. Fills in when needed as van driver, using YMCA van to drive children from Newton schools to YMCA.
  8. Over-seeing summer clinics and camps, including being a Unit Leader for Camp Pikati.
Men’s’ League Responsibilities:
  1. Communicate with team captains and league members through email.
  2. Expand the number of league participants through networking and relationship building.
  3. Supervise all Monday, Wednesday and Thursday night league games, as well as sports staff on duty.
  4. Ensure that all players are registered and have made payment before playing in the league.
  5. Coordination of stats and scheduling of League Games.
  6. Ensure that the West Suburban YMCA Adult Basketball League Rules are followed by all participants. Enforce penalties if rules are not followed.
  7. Report any unusual happenings, complaints, and accidents to Assistant Athletic Director of Sports & Recreation. Completes, and submits to Assistant Athletic Director of Sports & Recreation, accurate incident reports regardless of nature and severity.
  8. Coordinate with Referees for all games.
  9. Creative planning for expansion of possible leagues outside of the Y (inter YMCA league/All-Star Game).
  10. Provide men’s league rosters to the front desk
  11. Maintain equipment to be used for future leagues and classes.
  12. All other duties as assigned.
  1. Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent preferred.
  2. Minimum one year related experience preferred, including experience in successfully running leagues.
  3. CPR and First Aid Certifications.
  4. Good role model, high integrity and professionalism, and adaptable.
  5. Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.
  6. Completion of YMCA program-specific certifications.
  7. Holds or is willing to apply for 7D License to help with transportation of children to our programs.
  • Sufficient strength, agility and mobility to perform essential functions and to supervise program activities in a wide variety of indoor and outdoor locations.
  • Climbing, crouching, standing, sitting on floor, kneeling, swimming, carrying (50 lbs), pushing, lifting (50 lbs) and walking.

Job Type: Full Time

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