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Lead Sports Specialist

Company: YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids
Location: Grandville
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

This position is for our Visser Family YMCA in Grandville. OUR CULTURE:Guiding Principles describe our behaviors to support our organization's work throughout its life in all circumstances, irrespective of changes in goals, strategies, and leadership. Our Guiding Principles are as follows: We CULTIVATE-We grow staff and volunteer leaders who will be stewards of the Y mission, resources, and opportunities. We OWN-We think long-term and act on behalf of the organization, beyond our own team. We WELCOME-We are inclusive of all people and all communities. We SERVE-We provide timely and excellent service to members, volunteers, community, and each other. We LEARN-We are never done learning and always seek to improve. We are curious about new possibilities and act to explore them. We UNITE-We work together to achieve big goals and speak as one voice. We RESPECT-We treat others with kindness and speak positively about other people in all situations. We PLAY-We celebrate, appreciate, and have fun!The YMCA of Great Grand Rapids utilizes a Membership By Design framework, which is a member involvement and community building model for YMCAs across the country. All staff members-front-line, management, full- and part-time-and volunteers have a role to play in member engagement. These responsibilities can be broken into six steps:

  • Enrollment: Staff and volunteers encourage potential members to enroll in programs and activities that meet their needs.
  • Satisfaction: Staff and volunteers ask members continually about their satisfaction with a program or activity, track responses, listen to suggestions, and respond promptly in a manner consistent with the values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.
  • Relationship Building: Staff and volunteers are open, friendly, and approachable to all YMCA members and participants. Staff and volunteers initiate interaction with and between members.
  • Education and Conversion: Staff and volunteers know about and share their knowledge of the YMCA, its programs, its policies, its mission, its values, and how it benefits members and the community.
  • Volunteerism and Leadership: Staff and volunteers create opportunities for members to volunteer in their areas of interest, and they ask members to do so whenever appropriate.
  • Ownership: Staff and volunteers encourage members to own the YMCA, using words such as we, us, and our association (and actions that match those words) to include members as well as staff and volunteers.POSITION SUMMARY:The Lead Sports Specialist assists with the day-to-day operations of the pre-school, youth, and adult sports programs. The Lead Sports Specialist is also responsible for year round preschool, youth, and adult sports programs. This position requires on site face-to-face leadership in these programs and requires evening, and weekend availability.PRINCIPAL ACTIVITIES
  • Assist with the day to day operations of the sports department
  • Implements sports programs, activities, and clubs
  • Schedules the off-sites facilities for programs
  • Maintains adequate rosters for each program and makes periodic reports
  • Administers all preschool and youth sports onsite and offsite programs
  • Prepares informational packets for participants, volunteers, team captains, and coaches
  • Develops school break activities for area youth
  • Assists in collecting and depositing entry fees
  • Manages 10-20 seasonal staff and up to 50 volunteers
  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the Association's policies and applicable laws
  • Assists staff in identifying and meeting all development needs with action plans built into the next fiscal year budget
  • Sets goals and objectives for each staff member
  • Makes annual salary increment recommendations
  • Audits payroll reports
  • Fills staff vacancies in accordance with established Association policies
  • Supports the Association in recruitment of diverse staff and volunteers
  • Interviews, hires, and trains staff; plans, assigns, and directs work; rewards and disciplines staff; addresses complaints and resolves problemsPerforms any other functions necessary for the smooth and efficient operation of the YMCA of Greater Grand RapidsCOMPENSATION$13.78 - $17.23 Full-time; Non-Exempt (40 hours per week)BENEFITS
    • Free YMCA Family Membership!
    • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
    • Paid Time Off, begins at 3 weeks per year
    • Paid Holidays
    • Up to a 10% retirement contribution upon eligibility
    • The YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids is a qualifying employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program. More information can be found .
    • Community Discounts, and more!

      QUALIFICATIONSAssociate's degree (AA) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; six months to one year of related experience in sports management, coaching, or program management; or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience required. Knowledge of program elements (organization, promotion, establishing curriculum, and safety) and the ability to implement them. Past supervision experience preferred. Ability to interact with people of all ethnic backgrounds, ages, and lifestyles. Ability and desire to work one-on-one and in groups with youth.CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATION
      • State of Michigan criminal background clearance (ICHAT)
      • Blood Borne Pathogen training
      • CPR Certification required within the first 60 days
      • First Aid Certification required within the first 60 daysYMCA LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES:Communication & Influence
        • Interprets messages and body language effectively.
        • Listens with the intent to understand the perspective of others by using appropriate communication methods, including open-ended questions.
        • Responds to the individual needs of the other person.Emotional Maturity
          • Acts in alignment with personal and organizational values in all situations.
          • Remains calm and objective when under pressure or when challenged by others.
          • Accepts responsibility for behavior.
          • Leads with empathy, anticipating how actions and words impact others.
          • Operates with openness and a willingness to receive ongoing feedback from all levels of the organization.Inclusion
            • Embraces all dimensions of diversity (i.e., ability, age, culture, ethnicity, faith, gender, gender identity, income, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, etc.) by treating all people with dignity, compassion, and respect.
            • Creates a safe environment in which others feel welcome and respected.WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS:The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.TRAVEL:0-5% of local travel within the state of Michigan; occasional out-of-state travel may be required for educational conferences or training.PM21PI186687809

Keywords: YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids , Lead Sports Specialist, Other , Grandville, Michigan

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