Sports Director
Job Details
Laguna Niguel Family YMCA - Laguna Niguel, CA
Full Time

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The YMCA of Orange County staff are committed to teaching youth positive life skills, values and the importance of giving back. In our communities, our staff support and strengthen families by offering quality experiences that are affordable and life-enriching. Our staff encourage participation by all members of our community and create an environment where everyone aspires to be their best. Each day, we work side-by-side with others to strengthen the foundations of our communities.

The Sports Director oversees the development and operations of one YMCA branch department. Supervises designated department in the areas of: fiscal responsibility, health and safety, staff development and supervision, program quality, operational effectiveness, volunteer and community development, and fundraising. Provides leadership to the department, branch and association in the areas of: collaboration, mission advancement, communication, decision making, and project management.


Youth/Adult Sports

Develops, organizes and implements diverse sports offerings for youth and adults.

Ensures sports rules are followed and officials are trained in YMCA guidelines.

Develops, maintains, and distributes rosters, schedules, websites, handbooks, etc. for the program.

Secures and schedules athletic fields and facilities.

Utilizes volunteer support in programming and ensures volunteer policies are maintained.

Purchases equipment (i.e. uniforms, awards) for program needs as authorized.

Works with the facilities department on the cleanliness of sports areas and maintenance of equipment.

Designs and implements innovative programs based upon trends and best practices.


SUPERVISORY DUTIES: In accordance with applicable policies/procedures and Federal/State laws, may perform the following supervisory responsibilities: Interviewing, hiring, orienting, and training staff; planning, assigning, and directing work; coaching and appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining staff; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: The following are the minimum qualifications which an individual needs in order to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of this position. Please note that the minimum qualifications may vary based upon the department size and/or geographic location.

Education & Certifications: 4-year college degree in related field or 6 years experience may off-set the degree requirement. First Aid and CPR certifications required.

Experience & Background: Must be 21 years of age. 3+ years of related experience and supervision required (in addition to the education off-set). Additional years of experience may offset some of the educational requirement. Experience working with diverse populations.


Ability to respond to safety and emergency situations.

Excellent planning, organizing and leadership/supervisory skills.

Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills.

Proficiency in Windows/Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, etc.).

Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

Strong customer and results orientation.

Ability to interact effectively at all levels and across diverse cultures.

Ability to be an effective member of project teams.


The YMCA of Orange County offers excellent benefits as part of our compensation package. Programs such as medical and dental insurance options are available for full-time staff. Program discounts, retirement, and complimentary use of YMCA facilities are offered to all employees.

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Once a conditional offer is made, candidates will be subject to criminal background check, drug screen, and will be asked to provide criminal history. Criminal history will be analyzed on a case by case basis as it related to the position. YMCA of Orange County participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.