Senior Program Director - Sports

Lead sports programming for adults and youth of the Jerry Long Family YMCA and provide support to Sport Directors across the Association.


YMCA of Northwest North Carolina


Winston Salem, NC 27101-2402

Job Description

Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Senior Sports Director is responsible for the sports programs serving the adults and youth of the Jerry Long Family YMCA and will provide support to Sport Directors across the Association. They are responsible for managing all programs in accordance with the Y mission, goals and policies established by the administrative staff, governing committees and Board of Directors of the YMCA.


  • Bachelor's degree in related field preferred and/or 4-5 years of related experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in youth programming, program development and personnel development.
  • Experienced and passionate about creating and fostering communities and relationship building through programs.
  • Ability to effectively manage staff and programs.
  • Exceptional oral, public speaking and written communication skills.
  • Possess a high level of organization, ability to prioritize and possess the capacity to respond and handle multiple tasks appropriately in a dynamic and fast-paced work environment.
  • Requires a positive attitude, high level of initiative and professionalism, and enjoy working in and creating a strong team environment.
  • Demonstrate initiative, effectively prioritize, and possess strong organizational, analytical and project management skills.
  • Capacity to assist in the management of facilities, equipment, and programs.
  • CPR, AED, O2 and First Aid certifications
  • Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.
  • Ability to work nights and weekends

Essential Functions

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned:

  • Promotes and incorporates the YMCA five core values and character development model into all program activities.
  • Contributes to and supervises the fulfillment of the YMCA mission through the assigned department activities and programs.
  • Models relationship-building skills in all interactions. Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with community organizations to include but not be limited to community schools, parks and recreation departments, county, city and town officials.
  • Maintains regular, clear, and concise internal and external communication within the area of responsibility to include but not be limited to league, practice and game day schedules/reschedules.
  • Collaborates with Marketing to ensure current brand compliance for website information and hard copy materials are maintained.
  • Continual evaluation, improvement and innovation of all assigned programs to ensure they meet or exceed Association guidelines and standards.
  • Plans, organizes, promotes and executes high-quality sports programming serving both youth and adults.
  • Ensures quality program delivery to members, participants, staff and volunteers.
  • Responsible for managing and maintaining all budget expectations for respective program areas.
  • Provide leadership to the YMCA Annual Impact Fund through development of staff teams, discovery, cultivation, recruitment and support of volunteers and meeting annual fundraising goals as assigned.
  • Maintains all records of their assigned programs that are necessary for the operation of the department and branch effectively.
  • Recruits and hires diverse staff and volunteer teams across multiple dimensions of diversity. Responsible for onboarding and developing them for success.
  • Responsible for volunteer recruitment and development in assigned program areas with a focus on increasing volunteerism. Participates in coaches meetings, training and registrations.
  • Maintains current and required certifications and records for staff according to the YMCA of the Triangle requirements.
  • Participates and leads association teams and projects as assigned. Attends all meetings that are pertinent to this position including program, branch and any assigned association team meetings.

Cause-Driven Leadership® Competencies


Mission Advancement: Models and teaches the Y’s values. Ensures a high level of service with a commitment to changing lives. Provides volunteers with orientation, training, development, and recognition. Cultivates relationships to support fundraising.

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

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.

Required Certifications

CPR, AED, O2 and First Aid certifications


$40,000.00 - $44,000.00

How to Apply

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Resumes Accepted Until

April 19, 2021

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