Youth Development/Sports Coordinator

Mission-driven organization located on the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Reservation in Dupree, South Dakota.


General Convention of Sioux YMCAs


Dupree, SD 57623-0218

Job Description

The Youth Development/Sports Coordinator will work in the various youth programs on site in Dupree, SD and in the outlying communities. Activities may take place indoors or outside. They will work with a staff team of 4-8 to deliver quality programing to Native American and non-Native American youth. We are seeking someone who is flexible and patient, compassionate and eager to learn about different cultures. Housing is provided.


  • Minimum Age: 21
  • BA in related field or equivalent experience
  • Supervisory experience preferred
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of practices, procedures, and activities as they relate to youth development
  • Ability to manage and prioritize many different tasks and responsibilities
  • Ability to be solution oriented and a self-starter
  • Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community
  • Ability to assist in planning, implementing, and evaluating programs both independently and as a part of team

Essential Functions

  • Interface with community members to promote the Sioux Y movement. Ensure high quality programs. Expand offerings in accordance with strategic and operating plans.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with school administrations, family groups, and other organizations and agencies. Respond to all inquiries in a timely manner.
  • Maintain accurate program statistics and records related to attendance, income, participation, impact and more. Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of each program.
  • Assist in overseeing, coordinating, and participating in events such as community dinners, holiday events, evening and weekend programming such as girls/boys night, field trips, Saturday Fun Clubs, leadership trainings and conferences.
  • Assist in overseeing and coordinating Afterschool and Day Camps.
  • Impliment and run community sports and sporting events.
  • Communicate with the whole staff team to promote the same vision of success for every participant.
  • Assist in building a strong culture through the core values of the Y, leadership, and intentional programming.
  • Provide for the upkeep and maintenance of assigned program facilities and equipment.
  • Assist in developing the budget and ensuring that all programs operates within budget
  • Recruit, train, and develop personnel. Review and evaluate staff performances. Develop strategies to motivate staff and achieve goals.

Cause-Driven Leadership® Competencies

  • Mission Advancement:Models and teaches the Ys values. Ensures a high level of service with a commitment to changing lives. Provides volunteers with orientation, training, development, and recognition. Cultivates relationships to support fund-raising.
  • Collaboration:Champions inclusion activities, strategies, and initiatives. Builds relationships to create small communities. Empathetically listens and communicates for understanding when negotiating and dealing with conflict. Effectively tailors communications to the appropriate audience. Provides staff with feedback, coaching, guidance and support.
  • Operational Effectiveness:Provides others with frameworks for making decisions. Conducts prototypes to support the launching of programs and activities. Develops plans and manages best practices through engagement of team. Effectively creates and manages budgets. Holds staff accountable for high-quality results using a formal process to measure progress.
  • Personal Growth:Shares new insights. Facilitates change; models adaptability and an awareness of the impact of change. Utilizes non-threatening methods to address sensitive issues and inappropriate behavior or performance. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.

Required Certifications

  • Must acquire within 6 months of hire if not already possessing current certification:
  • Commercial Driver's License with Airbrake Endorsemen
  • CPR/First Aid

How to Apply

Apply by Email

Resumes Accepted Until

Dec. 31, 2020

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