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Sports & Recreation Director

Posted: 01/06/2021

Sports and Recreation Director


Serving the Siouxland community for 132 years! And our members have theBESTview of THE Mighty Missouri River; it's right in our backyard!



Norm Waitt Sr. YMCA


South Sioux City, NE 68776-1198

Job Description


This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. The Sports and Recreation Director oversees the development and operations of the overall sports and recreation program and each program site, ensuring the program meets its intended goals. The Sports and Recreation Director maintains high-quality YMCA sports and recreation programs including youth and adult sports and develops new recreational programing including clinics and camps to bridge gaps within our community and tristate area.

To Apply:

SendCover Letter, Resume, Professional and Personal References to

or mail to NORM WAITT SR. YMCA. % Rhonda Robson, CEO, 601 Riverview Dr., South Sioux City, NE 68776




  1. Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent.
  2. Two - five years related experience preferred.
  3. Minimum age requirements may apply; for example, a minimum age of 21.
  4. Typical requirements within 30 days of hire include completion of Child Abuse Prevention for Supervisory Staff; Working with Program Volunteers; CPR; First Aid; AED; Bloodborne Pathogens.
  5. Completion of YMCA program-specific certifications.


Essential Functions


1.Manages, directs, and coordinates youth/adult sports and recreational programmingincluding 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 facilities and equipment; creating and scheduling the activities or events, and maintaining program records or files.

2.Implement youth, adult, and family sports and recreation programs that promote the retention of existing members and the engagement of new members.

3.Secures and schedules athletic fields and facilities. Transports and sets up equipment for games and practices; monitors and purchases necessary sporting equipment as budget permits.

4.Oversees and creates teams from paid and financially assisted registrations. Organizes and conducts parent orientation meetings, and training and meetings for coaches.

5.Oversees, develops, and distributes team practice and game schedules; hires trains and schedules sports officials; develops and distributes sports rules, guidelines, and handbooks. Purchases and distributes team uniforms and awards; coordinates and distributes teamphotographs. Organizes and hosts season parties and events, promoting healthy eating and good nutrition.

6.Organizes and conducts sports and recreational clinics and camps.

7.Assists in the marketing and distribution of youth sports program information may organize and schedule program registrations. May review and process program scholarship applications.

8.Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with community organizations.

9.Assists in YMCA fundraising activities and special events.

10.Responds to all member and community inquiries and complaints in a timely manner.

11.Participants in the Advisory Committee meetings.

12.Performs other duties as assigned.



Cause-Driven Leadership® Competencies


Mission Advancement: Models and teaches the Ys values. Ensures a high level of service with a commitment to changing lives. Provides volunteers with orientation, training, development, and recognition. Cultivates relationships to support fund-raising.

Collaboration: Champions inclusion activities, strategies, and initiatives. Builds relationships to create small communities. Empathetically listens and communicates for understanding when negotiating and dealing with conflict. Effectively tailors communications to the appropriate audience. Provides staff with feedback, coaching, guidance, and support.

Operational Effectiveness: Provides others with frameworks for making decisions. Conducts prototypes to support the launching of programs and activities. Develops plans and manages best practices through engagement of team. Effectively creates and manages budgets.Holds staff accountable for high-quality results using a formal process to measure progress.

Personal Growth: Shares new insights. Facilitates change; models adaptability and an awareness of the impact of change. Utilizes non-threatening methods to address sensitive issues and inappropriate behavior or performance. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.


Required Certifications


Typical requirements within 30 days of hire include completion of Child Abuse Prevention for Supervisory Staff; Working with Program Volunteers; CPR; First Aid; AED; Bloodborne Pathogens.



$40,000.00 - $50,000.00

How to Apply

Apply by Email

Apply by Mail to:

Rhonda Robson
601 Riverview Dr
South Sioux City 68776-1198

Resumes Accepted Until

Feb. 26, 2021

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