Sports Director

Our premier Dr. P. Phillips Y in Orlando is seeking a Sports Director to join our leadership team.


Dr. Phillips YMCA Family Center


Orlando, FL 32819-5102

Job Description

The Dr. P. Phillips YMCA Family Center in Orlando is seeking a Sports Director to join our leadership team. This is a leadership position that will oversee the day-to-day operations for the sports department, including implementation of all youth and adult sports programming for the Family Center.

Company Benefits

Along with a highly competitive pay structure, the YMCA of Central Florida provides exceptional benefits which include the following:

  1. Quality healthcare (medical, dental, vision options)
  2. Long Term Disability and Life Insurance provided at no cost to the employee.
  3. 12% Employer funded retirement plan after two years of service with immediate vesting and the ability to add additional earnings from first day of employment
  4. YMCA membership for employee and household members.
  5. Generous paid time off package.
  6. Career growth opportunities.
  7. A challenging and fun work environment with creative, talented and diverse individuals!

The YMCA of Central Florida is a Drug Free Workplace and is committed to the policy of Equal Opportunity prohibiting discrimination in employment. We will not discriminate and will take to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, pregnancy, martial or parental status, disability, veteran's status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, or any other category protected by federal, state or local statute.

The YMCA of Central Florida is committed to teaching life skills, values and an ethic of service to strengthen individuals, families and youth by developing health in spirit, mind and body. Our positions offer competitive compensation and the opportunity to work in a diverse environment with individuals who are passionate about youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.


  1. Bachelor degree or equivalent required; sports management, recreation management or related field of study highly preferred.
  2. Minimum 1-3 years’ experience in staff supervision and leadership required.
  3. Minimum 1-3 years’ experience in managing youth and adult sport programs required.
  4. Experience managing a revenue budget preferred.
  5. Experience building partnerships in the community (schools, churches, etc.) preferred.
  6. YMCA sports or operations management experience a plus
  7. Microsoft Office proficiency required; PlayerSpace, Oracle or Technogym experience a plus.
  8. Availability to work during scheduled program times (including evenings and weekends)
  9. Current CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED and First Aid certifications required.

Essential Functions

The ideal candidate has proven expertise in programming for youth and adult sports with comparable annual revenue responsibilities. S/he should have previous experience refereeing and/or youth coaching, managing volunteers, including screening, training and scheduling. The incumbent will direct and lead a staff team to execute all initiatives for sports programs that engage new members as well as support the retention of existing members. The incumbent will be responsible for growth of program revenue, ensuring proper implementation of all sport program schedules and procedures to provide maximum opportunities for member/staff connections. S/he must be able to collaborate and work effectively with all departments to achieve desired goals and results. S/he will be required to have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, as well as possess the ability to communicate professionally and represent the Y brand with all members (parents), staff, peers, volunteers, guests and leadership. As a Director this individual will routinely be required to trouble-shoot or diagnose concerns of members, participants and volunteers, they must be a natural problem solver with the ability to mitigate situations. S/he will have responsibilities for staff recruitment, selection, development and retention; including career succession planning for the sports department. The incumbent must also have analytical skills, be able to use available technology, reporting tools and processes to recognize growth and retention opportunities. S/he will routinely evaluate sport programs and collaborate with other leadership staff to establish systems that will ensure safety & risk management standards are met, as well as institute corrective action when necessary. This individual must maintain knowledge of all state, local, YMCA of Central Florida health, safety standards, and policies. S/he will ensure employees are current with their required certifications according to Association’s guidelines. S/he must be able to work during peak times of business, which may include split schedules, early mornings, evenings, weekends, and some holidays.

Be empowered to make a real difference with a leadership career at the Y!

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