Sports & Aquatics Director

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Job Title:
Sports & Aquatics Director
McDonald Southeast Community YMCA
Aquatics, Sports
$16.00-18.25/hour, plus 12% paid retirement benefits for eligible employees
Days & Hours:
Monday-Friday, occasional night and weekend work required
Until filled
Education & Experience

Education & Certifications: Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in related field preferred. YMCA Lifeguard and/or Swim Instructor certification, LGI a plus. ASHI CPR Pro and First Aid certifications will be required. YMCA Team Leader certification preferred within three years of hire.

Experience & Background: Four or more years of program experience, preferably in a YMCA or other nonprofit agency. Previous supervisory experience preferred. 1-2 years of previous youth sports or aquatics experience. Ability to direct programs through supervision of volunteers and staff, development and monitoring of budgets, marketing and public relations, program development and fund-raising. Proven track record of developing authentic and deepened relationships with others. Ability to establish and maintain collaborations with community organizations. Ability to connect and relate with diverse groups of people at all levels of the organization. Bilingual English/Spanish would be a plus.

Required Skills

The McDonald Southeast YMCA is looking for a new leader to join the team and support the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Sports & Aquatics Director will lead the development of and implementation of high quality youth sports and aquatics programs. The ideal candidate must have a demonstrated track record of delivering high-quality youth programs and/or aquatics programs, combine with the ability to manage the administrative components of program operations. Strong organizational and time management skills are necessary to ensure that the participants and families have a high quality experience at the Y. Responsibilities include supervision and training of the program staff along with new and innovative ideas to grow and expand existing programs. This is a full time nonexempt position. The director will need to be available to work weekends, as this is when many of the games take place.

This is an exciting opportunity for the new leader, over the past 3 years the McDonald Southeast branch has been part of the association’s capital campaign efforts and done extensive work in the community to prepare for the expanded presence of the Y in Southeast Fort Worth. Ground was broken in December of 2016 and the 36,000 square foot, state of the art facility, is slated for completion in late spring of 2018. The facility will include a wellness center, multi-purpose room, teen empowerment zone, full gymnasium with indoor elevated track and expansive outdoor aquatic center. The City of Fort Worth is a major partner on this project and has provided capital funding as well as ongoing annual operating support for the aquatics operation. This new branch will be a community hub for the Southeast Fort Worth service area and the expectation is that our programming is tailored to meet the needs of the community.


• Directs and supervises program activities to meet the needs of the community and fulfill YMCA objectives. Expands youth sports and aquatics programs within the community in accordance with strategic and operating plans.
• Establishes new program activities and expands program within the community in accordance with strategic and operating plans.
• Recruits, hires, trains, develops, schedules and directs staff and volunteers as needed. Reviews and evaluates staff performance. Develops strategies to motivate staff and achieve goals.
• Assists in the marketing and distribution of program information, may organize and schedule program registrations. May review and process program scholarship applications.
• Develops and monitors program budget to meet fiscal objectives.
• Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with community organizations.
• Coordinates use of facilities for program activities and events.
• Assists in YMCA fund raising activities and special events.
• Models relationship-building skills in all interactions. Responds to all member and community inquiries and complaints in timely manner.
• May assist with Program Committee meetings.
• Compiles program statistics. Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of and participation in programs.

Cause-Driven Leadership® Competencies

• Change Leadership: Facilitates, co-creates, and implements equitable change for the good of the organization and/or community
• Engaging Community: Builds bridges with others in the community to ensure the Y’s work is community-focused and welcoming of all, providing community benefit
• Philanthropy: Secures resources and support to advance the Y’s work
• Inclusion: Values all people for their unique talents, and takes an active role in promoting practices that support diversity, inclusion, and global work, as well as cultural competence
• Fiscal Management: Manages the Y’s resources responsibly and sustains the Y’s nonprofit business model
• Program/Project Management: Ensures program or project goals are met and intended impact occurs
• Developing Self & Others: Develops self and supports others (e.g., staff, volunteers, members, program participants), both formally and informally, to achieve their highest potential


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