Sports Director

Candidates for this job must have a calling to serve children and families in a creative and dynamic way. Only BOLD Leaders should apply.


Dover Foundation YMCA


Shelby, NC 28150-3651

Job Description

Under the supervision of the Dover Executive Director, the Sports Director is primarily responsible for planning and implementing a yearly calendar of youth and adult sports. The Sports Director understands how to build relationships and be culturally competent to communicate to a diverse participant group.

Experience with aquatics and/or teens could add to the job portfolio and strengthen the case for a candidate.


· Bachelors Degree from an accredited college or university.

· Minimum of 2 years-experience in a related job or position.

· Must be willing to have and maintain the following certifications; CPR, First Aid and a CDL

· Experience in sports, aquatics and recreational programming

· Previous experience in public presentations or speaking in front of groups

· Knowledge in marketing, retention, sales and customer service

Essential Functions

  • Recruits, hires, trains, supervises, evaluates and schedules all staff and referees
  • Manages and supervises the day-to-day operations in the Sports department
  • Recruits, trains, supervises and evaluates all program volunteer coaches.
  • Responsible for the delivery of all sports
  • Provide brand-compliant marketing
  • Create and monitor efficient program registration
  • Evaluate and report data on all programs.
  • Responsible for managing the sponsorship program- to include solicitation, collection and recognition.
  • Grow programs and develop new and innovative offerings
  • Conduct program quality survey/evaluation
  • Referee and perform other program implementation duties as necessary
  • Must be responsible for all facets of Risk Management within the sports department
  • Participates in personal growth and Y professional development trainings
  • Instill 5 character traits – faith, caring, honesty, respect and responsibility
  • Responsible for any concession sales and managing concessions for sports programs and tournaments.
  • Maintain relationships with area partners for program implementation
  • Responsible for preparing and managing annual budget in the Sports
  • Serve on YMCA Program Committee and YMCA Program Cabinet.
  • Serve as staff liaison for annual We Build People Campaign.
  • Represent the Y on appropriate community boards and task forces
  • Any other assigned task or duties given.

Cause-Driven Leadership® Competencies

Philanthropy –Values and supports the many facets of philanthropy

Volunteerism –Advances the legacy of volunteer engagement and leadership

Relationships– Builds authentic relationships in the service of supporting the Y’s work

Communication –Uses methods and styles to ensure Y messages are distributed and understood

Developing Others –Recognizes and acts on the need to continually develop others capabilities

Innovation –Regularly looks for ideas and suggestions for improvement

Quality Results– Demonstrates and fosters a strong commitment to achieving goals

Functional Expertise –Has experience and skills to use best practices

Emotional Maturity –Understand how the work impacts relationships with other

Required Certifications

Must be willing to obtain CDL in the first 6 months of employment


$31,000.00 - $41,000.00

How to Apply

Apply by Email

Resumes Accepted Until

Sept. 8, 2019

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