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YMCA: YMCA of Northwest North Carolina

Location: Winston Salem, NC

Job Description:

Under the supervision of the Senior Program Director, the Sports Director will administer all functions related to the Sports Department with a direct focus on recruitment & retention of participants, program development, staff development, safety, & quality customer service. The Sports Director must demonstrate good communication and problem solving skills along with a good understanding of the community that he/she is working with. The Sports program at the William G White Jr. Family YMCA serves 2000 participants, involves over 200 volunteers and has an annual revenue budget of $220K. Youth basketball and soccer are the largest programs. Others include summer sports camps, flag football, youth volleyball, lacrosse and t-ball. This position will work closely with other branch Sports Directors and the Membership staff to ensure the highest quality participant experience and have an active role in direct fund-raising responsibilities with the Annual Giving Campaign.

William G. White, Jr. Family YMCA branch serves 9,000 members, has a budget of $3.94 million, annual campaign goal of over $300,000, and operates in an 110,000 square foot facility. Three off-site corporate wellness centers also fall under the supervision of this branch. Programs offerings include youth sports, teen programs, aquatics and wellness initiatives. The branch also runs a large Youth and Government program, a nationally ranked Swim Team, the Associations Adventure Guides program, and a substantial Youth Obesity program. It is the second largest membership branch of the YMCA of Northwest North Carolina, a $32 million, Living our Cause Trendsetter YMCA with 13 branches, 3 express facilities, resident camp, and child care services branch located in 7 counties in the beautiful Piedmont Triad area. We engage more than 110,000 men, women and children annually - regardless of age, income or background - to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the community's health and well-being and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors.

Branch: William G. White, Jr. Family YMCA

Status: Full Time/Exempt

Reports to: Senior Program Director


  • Bachelor's Degree (BA/BS) or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 2 years experience working in sports programming, managing multiple locations, managing multiple staff.
  • Staff supervision experience
  • Proven ability to grow a sports program
  • Knowledge of sports programming, marketing, and program implementation

Salary: $30,000 - $35,000

Additional Compensation Details:

The YMCA has outstanding benefits including medical and dental insurance, short term and long term disability insurance, life insurance, EAP and 12% retirement paid by the YMCA upon meeting eligibility requirements.


Regional Candidate Preferred.Submit Application to (Indicate Sports Director Vacancy in subject line): Joel Zendel, Senior Program DirectorWilliam G. White, Jr. Family YMCA775 West End Blvd.Winston-Salem, NC 336-721-2100 x 6271

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Resumes until: 9/8/2014

Contact: Human Resources YMCA of Northwest NC

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