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YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles

Senior Director of Association Youth Sports

Association Office

The Senior Director of Association Youth Sports is responsible for the administration and management of the Association’s year-round youth sports programs, PLAY Program, and Healthy Kids’ Day coordination and planning. Programs include youth basketball, ball hockey, Itty Bitty sports, soccer, gymnastics, martial arts, dance, PLAY, and Parent/Child classes. The Senior Director must possess knowledge of basic sports rules, and general principles of recreation classes and programming, with a background or experience around age-appropriate recreation programs. The Senior Director must be comfortable leading groups, and/or coaching part-time staff to ensure programs and classes that encourage fun, development, and a safe environment in accordance with YMCA goals and objectives.
The Senior Director of Association Youth Sports will be a strong influence in the direction of youth sports within the YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles. The Senior Director must have the willingness to represent the YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles by personal adherence to all policies and must exemplify the YMCA’s core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility.
This employee must have the ability to work a flexible schedule, evenings, weekends or holidays as needed. Significant local travel is also expected. The Senior Director acts as a liaison to the community, partners, and stakeholders, as directed, and may play an active leadership role in the expansion of effectiveness of youth sports within the Association.

Hours and Salary

Full-Time Position with Benefits
Salary Range $55,000-$60,000


Various Locations throughout Metropolitan Los Angeles


• EDUCATION: Four year degree in related field: Kinesiology, Physical Education, and/or youth recreation OR related experience.
• RELATED EXPERIENCE: Minimum five years’ experience in youth program development and management; Minimum five years’ experience and proven success managing and developing staff and finances.
• LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS: Maintain current CPR, AED, first aid and emergency oxygen or acquire within 60 days of hire.

• You must have the physical, visual, and auditory ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.
• Visual, auditory, and verbal ability to communicate effectively.
• Position requires prolonged standing, travel, and sitting.
• Must be able to lift minimum of 50 pounds.
• Maintain a neat and professional appearance at all times.



1. Effectively communicate the mission, vision and values of the YMCA.
2. Help plan, implement, and develop age appropriate youth and adult sports/recreation programming across the Association.
3. Leads promotional efforts for our sports/recreation programs at local schools, and adjacent communities.
4. Coordinate, plan, and implement Association-wide Healthy Kids’ Day.
5. Implement developmentally-appropriate sports programming, including creating California State aligned physical education curriculum, for the PLAY Program for Elementary and Middle School age youth.
6. Monitor PLAY program at all locations including training staff, auditing, and evaluating the program regularly.
7. Foster positive relationships with staff, members and volunteers.
8. Provide on-going leadership, professional guidance and development to staff.
9. Assists branches in the development of their sports budgets.
10. Ensure high quality programs through innovative program development, audits and evaluation.
11. Provide direction on overall participation growth in all leagues.
12. Guide staff on providing a safe and clean program environment/area.
13. Communicate regularly and effectively with staff (cluster meetings, meetings with branch staff, etc.).
14. Maintain complete familiarity of all risk management procedures and policies for department areas and the overall Association.
15. Provide coverage and leadership at the branch level, when needed, at a variety of times (evenings and weekends).
16. Attend staff meetings and trainings as required.
17. Uphold YMCA policies for safety, supervision, mandated reporting and risk management.
18. Demonstrate the Six Pillars of Character (Trustworthiness, Citizenship, Respect, Responsibility, Caring, and Fairness) as well as the YMCA Core Values of caring, respect, honesty and responsibility in all dealings with members, guests, volunteers and fellow staff.
19. Demonstrate competencies in and willingness to develop in the Cause Driven Leadership areas of mission advancement, collaboration, operational effectiveness and personal growth.
20. All other duties as assigned by your supervisor.

The Y’s Leadership Competency Model is comprised of 18 leadership competencies (leadership knowledge, skills, and behaviors required for success in the Y), organized by the four disciplines of cause-driven leadership:

• Mission Advancement- advancing the Y’s promise to strengthen community
Competencies include: Values, Community, Volunteerism, and Philanthropy

• Collaboration- working with, understanding and developing others
Competencies Include: Inclusion, Relationships, Influence, Communication, Developing Others

• Operational Effectiveness: ensuring relevance, effectiveness, and sustainability
Competencies include: Decision Making, Innovation, Project Management, Finance, and Quality Results

• Personal Growth- developing continually to adapt to new challenges
Competencies include: Self Development, Change Capacity, Emotional Maturity, and Functional Expertise


How to Apply

Please send your resume and cover letter to