Sports Director

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Arlington-Mansfield Area YMCA


Arlington, TX 76013-6243

Job Description

Are you passionate about youth development? Do you get excited about seeing youth and adults excel in sports activities? Do you want to progress in your career with a growing and thriving YMCA? If so, this career opportunity at the Arlington-Mansfield Area YMCA is for you!

The Arlington-Mansfield Area YMCA is looking for an enthusiastic, highly motivated individual to join our team as the Sports Director for our association. Our YMCA association is located in the center of the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex and offers affordable cost of living, great entertainment, and many other exciting opportunities for individuals and families.

Under the direction of the Associate Executive Director at the Central YMCA, the Sports Director is responsible for the administration and management of our association's year-round youth sports, sports specialty camps, and future adult sports programs. He or she will provide the community with sound programs in accordance with the YMCA goals and objectives. This person must have the ability to work a flexible schedule, evenings, weekends or holidays as needed.


100% employee medical, vision, and dental insurance paid for by the YMCA.

Generous paid time off and holidays.

12% retirement funded by the YMCA.

Free YMCA family membership.

Free YMCA programs, including afterschool care and summer day camp.

Life Insurance.

Short & Long Term Disability.

Free Costco family membership.

Free subscription to Right Now Media to enhance your professional growth.

Employee Assistance Program.

YPN Prime membership paid for by the YMCA.

World Service/Diversity & Inclusion opportunities.

Educational reimbursement opportunities.

Training and YUSA certification opportunities.


  • Minimum age of 21.
  • Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent experience (supervisor or coordinator of sports/school-age programs).
  • YMCA Team Leader certification preferred.
  • Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.
  • Commitment to inclusion and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
  • Completion of program-specific training.
  • Capacity to work cooperatively in a team environment.
  • Superb verbal and written communication, strong background in program administration, planning, organizing and training.
  • Excellent skills in dealing with high stress and crisis management situations appropriately.
  • Basic knowledge of computers and ability to become proficient in AMA YMCA software.

Essential Functions

  1. Manages the association’s youth sports program, including developing and monitoring the program budget to meet fiscal objectives; compiling program statistics to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of and participation in the program; securing, scheduling, and maintaining the needed fields and facilities; creating and scheduling the activities or events; and maintaining and/or updating and transporting program equipment for games and practices.

  2. Ensures programs and services meet community needs to include supervising existing program activities, establishing new program activities, and expanding the program within the community as needed. Assists in the marketing and distribution of program information.

  3. Assures compliance with federal, state, and local regulations as they relate to program areas, including ADA accommodations where appropriate; ensures that YMCA program standards are met and safety procedures followed.

  4. Recruits and hires diverse staff and volunteer teams across multiple dimensions of diversity. Onboards and develops them for success. Maintains staff schedules and evaluates staff performance.

  5. Creates teams; develops and distributes team practice and game schedules; trains and schedules sports officials and coaches; develops and distributes rules, guidelines, and handbooks; purchases and distributes team uniforms and awards; coordinates team photographs; organizes and hosts season parties and events; organizes and conducts sports clinics.

  6. Models relationship-building skills in all interactions; develops and maintains collaborative relationships with staff, parents and caregivers, and community organizations (e.g., state child care licensing agency, school administration) to maximize program impact and drive overall outcomes; maintains regular, clear, and concise communication within area of responsibility.

  7. Organizes or participates in Y activities such as committees, special events, and fundraising.

  8. Applies all YMCA policies and procedures and exemplifies the YMCA core values of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility, and faith.

Cause-Driven Leadership® Competencies

  • Collaboration
  • Program/Project Management
  • Developing Self & Others

Required Certifications

  • YMCA Team Leader certification preferred.
  • CPR/AED/O2/First Aid certifications and Child Abuses Prevention, Understanding Your Biases, Anti-Harassment, Blood Borne Pathogens, Hazard Communication Awareness, and Slips, Trips, and Falls trainings required.


$46,000.00 - $51,000.00

How to Apply

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Resumes Accepted Until

April 23, 2021

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