Sports & Camp Director

The YMCA of Catawba Valley in Hickory, NC is seeking a Sports & Camp Director for the Hickory Foundation YMCA branch.


YMCA of Catawba Valley


Hickory, NC 28601

Job Description

The Sports & Camp Director will provide direction and leadership in the sports and camp department of the Hickory Foundation YMCA. Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Sports & Camp Director is responsible for development and growth in youth and adult sports, supervision of summer day camp and sports camp programs, and branch specific family events.


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field and/or commensurate experience
  • 3-5 years of experience in management and supervision with YMCA or like organization
  • Experience in a state-licensed camp setting preferred
  • Highly developed organization skills and the ability to motivate and develop staff
  • Proven success in budget development and management
  • Experience supervising employees
  • Excellent leadership, communication, organizational and management skills
  • Ability to work well with volunteers, employees, and members
  • High professionalism, enthusiasm, and drive
  • Ability to work nights and weekends for programming purposes

Essential Functions

  • Administer all functions related to sports programs, registrations, facility scheduling, program coordination, equipment/field maintenance.
  • Administer all duties related to summer/sports camps including training and staff development.
  • Demonstrate a direct focus on growth and retention of youth sports, program development and summer camp.
  • Develop and coordinate special events for family programming including Holiday/School’s Out Camp.
  • Training and supervising coaches, staff, and officials in all youth and adult sports programs.
  • Recruit volunteers for coaching.
  • Develop and implement tracking system for trainings for employees and volunteers.
  • Develop, implement and manage all sports and camp promotions.
  • Market programs by communicating with area schools, communities, churches, media, and program participants.
  • Maintain an on-line communication system for parents and programming.
  • Implement and promote the YMCA Character Development Program in both the youth and adult sports programs.
  • Maintain adequate records to evaluate, control, and measure the effectiveness of assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Create and implement a volunteer cultivation and retention program for all sports programs.
  • Supervise Tennis Director and assist with program implementation and growth.
  • Serve as liaison for Program Committee for Branch.
  • Participate in Branch and Association Annual Campaign fundraising activities with an established department goal.
  • Assumes Manager on Duty (MOD) responsibilities as scheduled.

Required Certifications

  • Preferred Bachelor’s degree in related field and/or commensurate experience
  • 3-5 years of experience in management and supervision with YMCA or like organization
  • Pre-employment background check and drug screen required


$35,000.00 - $40,000.00

How to Apply

Apply by Email

Resumes Accepted Until

March 1, 2020

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