Sports Director

The Twin Rivers YMCA is seeking a full-time experienced Sports Director to join our mission-driven team.


Eastern Carolina Young Men's Christian Association, Inc.


New Bern, NC 28560-5400

Job Description

The Sports Director, under the direction of the Associate Executive Director, will manage all sports programs and the administrative operations of the Sports Department for the TWIN RIVERS YMCA. This position develops, plans and administers all new/existing programs, applies procedures and methods to achieve our strategic goals and membership/participant engagement. Ensures these programs are aligned with the Y’s cause and meet the needs of our members and the community.


· Bachelor’s degree in recreation management, sports management, physical education or equivalent experience required.

· One to two years related experience required.

· Knowledge of DAXKO helpful but not required.

· Experience with program and volunteer development

· Experience with creating and managing a budget

· Previous hiring, supervision and development of staff

Essential Functions

· Directs and supervises program activities to meet the needs of the community and fulfill YMCA objectives.Establish new program activities and expands programs within the community in accordance with strategic and operating plans. Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with community organizations.

· Recruits, hires, trains, develops, schedules and directs personnel and volunteers as needed. Reviews and evaluates staff performance. Develops strategies to motivate staff and achieve goals. Ensures records of staff certifications are current and complete.

· Monitors daily gym operations to ensure all activities are being conducted safely and with regards to facility policies.

· Develop, administer, and control the sports department budget and take appropriate action to maintain the fiscal integrity of the department.

· Respond to all member, parent, and community inquiries and concerns in a timely manner.

· Recruits volunteers for effective and efficient operation of YMCA programs.

· Secure and schedule athletic fields and facilities as necessary.

· Assists in YMCA fundraising activities and special events.

· Responds to all member and community inquires and complaints in timely manner.

· Complies program statistics. Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of and participation in programs.

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 staff & volunteers with orientation, training, development, and recognition. Directs and supervises program activities to meet YMCA objectives. Cultivates relationships to support fund-raising.

Collaboration: Champions inclusion activities, strategies, and initiatives. Builds relationships within the community. 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. Holds staff accountable for high-quality results using a formal process to measure progress. Effectively creates and manages budgets.

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. Upholds guidelines as outlined in the Full-time Personnel Policy of the TWIN RIVERS YMCA.

Required Certifications

· YMCA Team Leader Certification preferred

· First Aid, CPR, AED

· Completion of Blood Borne Pathogens and Employee Safety trainings required within 30 days of hire

· CDL completion within 6 months of hire


$36,300.00 - $45,000.00

How to Apply

Apply by Email

Apply by Mail to:

Elizabeth Hardee
100 YMCA Lane
New Bern 28560-5400

Resumes Accepted Until

Nov. 30, 2019

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