Youth and Sports Program Director

Take the next step in your career with this rewarding opportunity to join the YMCA of South Hampton Roads!


Outer Banks Family YMCA


Nags Head, NC 27959-9029

Job Description

Take the next step in your career with this rewarding opportunity to join the YMCA of South Hampton Roads, as the Youth and Sports Program Director, at the Outer Banks Family YMCA, located in the resort city of Nags Head, North Carolina.


The Y is a dynamic and diverse human service organization committed to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility. The Y is a team effort, right down to our members. The care and concern we show for our members is our success gauge.

In order to maintain our success, we must recruit and hire the best employees in the area. The Y commits itself to doing so by providing our employees competitive wages, benefits and opportunities for advancement through our training programs and internal promotions.

The YMCA of South Hampton Roads is recognized as a cutting edge leader in the YMCA movement. The association serves the communities of Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Franklin, Virginia Beach, the Eastern Shore of Virginia, as well as the Outer Banks, Barco and Elizabeth City in North Carolina. We are the 9th largest membership YMCA in the United States with 40,000 membership units and 110,000 members, and has a nearly 50 million dollar operating budget. Our facilities consist of 22 Family Centers, 3 satellite fitness centers, 2 regional day camps, 1 resident camp, a 18-hole golf and banquet facility, and a nine-hole golf course operating a successful First Tee program. Our association strongly supports staff development, training, and encourages membership in the nation’s largest active chapter of YMCA Professionals Network (YPN).


Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. In the Y, we strive to live our cause of strengthening communities with purpose and intentionality every day. We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you.


Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Youth and Sports Programs Director is responsible for providing Cause-Driven management and operations to the departments of Sports and Teen Programing, Before and After School Child Care Programming, Stay and Play, Interactive Zone, and Summer Day Camps. The Youth and Sports Programs Director also assumes a leadership role in the annual support campaign. Day to day operations include staff supervision, fiscal control, program development, program area facility management/maintenance, marketing, and volunteer management. The Youth and Sports Programs Director is also responsible for hiring, training and supervising and leading their staff team in superior levels of member service and engagement in accordance with the Association Gold Book Guidelines.


The YMCA of South Hampton Roads is committed to the development of staff leadership. In addition to a robust benefit program, the YMCA of South Hampton Roads also provides training to secure a promising future for our employees and our association. Excellent benefits package includes membership, competitive pay, generous time off, health benefits and the industry-leading 12% retirement plan.


Closing date of application is September 15, 2019. On the YMCA of South Hampton Roads’ Job Opportunities Page, at, submit online application. Cover letter, resume and references should be uploaded in one document.

Internal Candidates – Currently active employees of the YMCA of South Hampton Roads should apply through Careers on the Employee Dayforce Account.


The Youth and Family Programs Director will meet the qualifications set forth by the YMCA of South Hampton Roads. Staff shall be of good character and reputation; capable of carrying out assigned responsibilities; capable of accepting training and supervision; and capable of communicating effectively both orally and in writing as applicable to the job responsibility. Minimum qualifications include:

  1. A Bachelor's Degree in a child-related field or Sports Management/ Recreation/Health Sciences is preferred, or 48 semester hours or 72 quarter hours of college credit of which 12 semester hours or 18 quarter hours are in subjects relating to children.
  2. At least 21 years or older
  3. 1 to 2 years supervisory experience
  4. Must be able to attain CDL (commercial driver’s license) Class B with Passenger Endorsement within 6 months of hire, Air Brakes Preferred
  5. Flexible Schedule, days, nights and weekends
  6. Proficient computer skills with ability to learn new software programs


  1. Will be required to walk, stand, kneel, stoop, push, and lift up to 50 pounds
  2. While performing duties the employee may occasionally work in the outside weather conditions, and is exposed to wet, cold and /or humid conditions
  3. Continuous operations requiring attention to detail and multi-tasking
  4. Will be exposed to cleaning supplies
  5. Must be able to stand or sit for long periods of time
  6. Must be physically able to successfully complete required certifications
  7. During peak program seasons, may be expected to work night and weekend hours to meet program needs


Financial Performance: Meet Before and After School Care, Summer Camp and program revenue expectations and meet staffing compensation expectations

Membership Development: At least 2 Family Programs annually, 70% of participants in programming are YMCA Members, and convert 5% of program participants to full YMCA Membership

Program Development: Enrollment growth in Before & After School, enrollment growth in Camp, Teens and Sports programming

Fundraising: Achieve department-specific fundraising goal, achieve staff participation in annual giving campaign, and participate in fundraising activities

Team Performance: All staff meet or exceed requirements and expectations; staff satisfaction score of 90% or better; and regular opportunities for staff to give feedback


An offer of employment is contingent upon receipt of satisfactory results to meet minimum requirements of the position. They may include criminal background and reference checks, E-Verify, drug test, driver’s license record, and/or a Child Protective Services Check (CPS). Additional driver’s license check, CPS, criminal background check, alcohol, and/or drug testing may be required to be processed in the future in order to meet and/or maintain the requirements of this position.

Essential Functions

Division of Duties:

70% supervision and management of Sports, Teens and Youth Development Departments

20% association, family center meetings and/or leader on duty assignment

10% leadership to Annual Giving and other special projects


  • Direct leadership of Sports and Teen Programs
  • Overall Leadership of Youth Program Department
  • Provides strong leadership and support for attaining association’s goals and objectives
  • Provides strong fiscal management in all areas of responsibility

The Youth and Family Programs Director must understand and be willing to learn the necessary skills required for the successful completion of duties including:

Budget and Financial Performance

  • Develops and manages the budgets related to the position
  • Assists with Child Care Open Doors applications and renewals and adheres to YMCA standards and policies
  • Monitors the budget and exercises necessary controls to assure operations are carried out in a balanced fiscal position. Includes collection of program fees
  • Makes necessary purchases, inventories and deliveries of all program related supplies in accordance with Association standards

Program Development and Membership Engagement

  • Creates opportunities for members to form small communities and build meaningful relationships
  • Supervises Youth Coordinator. Plans, develops and implements Summer Day Camp, Holiday Camp and Before and After School programs, Stay and Play and Interactive Zone areas
  • Plans, develops and implements Teen Programs, Sports Programs,
  • Communicates effectively with all childcare staff, parents, school officials and community
  • Assists in maintaining high quality standards adhering to or surpassing state licensing where applicable, and the care and maintenance of program facility and equipment
  • Knows what activities are appropriate to each age group and plans curriculum accordingly
  • Effectively plans and coordinates the operation of full day child care including field trips, facility usage and program planning/scheduling
  • Expands current Youth Development offerings with high quality programming in accordance with the Association Gold Book guidelines
  • Develops, cultivates and maintains positive relationships with school administrators, PTA groups, and other outside agencies
  • Develops, produces and distributes program information necessary to promote assigned programs, in accordance with family center marketing plan

Team Performance Towards Organizational Goals

  • Hires, trains, evaluates and supervises Sports Programs, Teens, Summer Camp, Interactive Zone, Stay & Play, and Before and After School staff
  • Effectively coordinates staffing for Summer Camp, Stay and Play, Interactive Zone, and Before and After school; maintaining a staff/child ratio of no less than 1:15; including managing of substitute staff
  • Effectively prepares staff schedules, manage and submit employee payroll for assigned areas
  • Plans, develops, directs and monitors an effective system of communication with program and management staff regarding progress, plans and problems
  • Recruits and trains program volunteers
  • Represents the Family Center on the following Cabinets: Sports, Teens, Interactive Zone, Stay & Play, Summer Camp, School-age Child Care

Fund Raising

Participates in successful annual support campaign. Active leadership required in staff giving and membership involvement

Professional Development

  • Maintains current CDL, CPR/AED/O2/First Aid and MAT certification
  • Attends trainings as required, including YMCA New Staff Orientation, blood borne pathogens and child abuse prevention training
  • Attends mandatory staff meetings
  • Follows the Code of Conduct established by the YMCA of South Hampton Roads
  • Enthusiastic, positive, and motivating to children and peers
  • Communicates the YMCA mission and objectives to the community
  • Incorporates the five character values of the YMCA: Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility and Faith and promote the YMCA Mission
  • All other duties as assigned

Facility Management

  • Effectively coordinates facility usage for assigned programs and activities
  • Ensures upkeep of related facilities and equipment

Cause-Driven Leadership® Competencies


  • Engaging Community
  • Communication & Influence
  • Developing Self & Others


$35,357.00 - $40,000.00

How to Apply

Apply Online

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Resumes Accepted Until

Sept. 15, 2019

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