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Gymnastics and Sports Program Manager

Company: YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago
Location: Palatine
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

The YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago is hiring a full-time Gymnastics and Sports Program Manager who is experienced in creating high-quality, and safe programming for our members and program participants. This position will have a base located at the Buehler YMCA center, a community-focused nonprofit, located in Palatine, IL.

Make a difference by contributing to building a better, stronger community for all. The Y offers a variety of impactful programming to all ages and families. Following the Y's impact for more than 150 years, the mission of the YMCA of Metro Chicago is to develop strong children, families, and communities across Metropolitan Chicago through academic readiness, character development, violence prevention, fitness, and healthy living. In this role, you'll be an integral part of the YMCA team. So you're not just impacting a bottom line, you're impacting people and communities all over Chicagoland.

As a Gymnastics & Sports Manager, you will be responsible for the day to day operation of the gymnastics and sports programs which include planning, promoting, creating and coordinating programs. In this management position, you will also be responsible for recruiting, training, and supervising YMCA team members including team leads, instructors, and counselors as assigned.

Our staff is the Y's greatest asset. Our teams provide valuable skills, knowledge, and the passion that is essential to the contribution and positive impact in our communities, which is why we offer Y employees numerous perks and benefits, including:

  • Comprehensive benefits package for eligible employees
  • Opportunity for eligible employees to participate in the Y's retirement fund
  • Be part of a team that is passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable environment for all staff, volunteers, and members
  • Do meaningful work and contribute to the advancement of the YMCA vision by meeting the needs of the people in our communities
  • Complimentary Adult YMCA membership and an employee discount on select programs
  • Career advancement opportunities - grow your career at the Y!

Scope of Responsibilities:

Program/Team Management

  • Assists in scheduling, staff to ensure coverage, safety, and quality program delivery.
  • Assists in developing program materials and distributing program information.
  • Assists in training and supervising new staff and volunteers and providing ongoing training per training designs.
  • Conducts staff meetings and in-services as scheduled.
  • Acts as a primary responder in case of injury, accident, or illness and be knowledgeable of emergency procedures.
  • Coordinate the operation of assigned program areas, including evaluation of the program effectiveness for continuous improvement.
  • Provides communication and training for membership team members regarding class registrations and programs.
  • Ensures adherence to state and county standards maintains YMCA standards and ensures compliance with requirements ensuring accidents and incidents are reported.
  • Assists with developing and managing the program areas' budgets include creating margin analysis and completion of time and attendance.
  • Monitors and evaluates performance standards. Provides coaching and intervention, as necessary. Coaches, mentors, and develops team members to optimize performance.
  • Manages time and attendance for current staff, ensuring that time is accurately recorded in the HRIS system.
  • Supports the YMCA's mission and center operations as needed.

Sports Management

  • Provides direct service in sports and recreation classes and leagues.
  • Responsible for maintaining staff certifications and volunteer documentation.
  • Assist with gym and other areas' usage schedule.
  • Oversees the maintenance of the gyms, climate control, cleanliness, and related maintenance.
  • Develops, implements, and oversees a variety of sports programs for members, participants, and community

Minimum Requirements & Preferred Qualifications:

  • Must have an Associate's Degree with at least 3-5 years of gymnastics experience; team leadership experience, coaching, or directing team members is preferred
  • Prior team leadership/supervisory experience is essential to collaborate with others and attract, motivate, and effectively coach teams.
  • Customer service orientation, with the ability to effectively communicate on a regular basis with internal customers, build relationships, manage customer expectations and take responsibility for a high level of service.
  • Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel), email; ability to learn and adapt to new technology.
  • Demonstrate safe and age-appropriate strategies in interactions with youth.
  • Strong verbal, written, and presentation skills with the ability to effectively lead in-services and training essentials
  • Ability to organize and prioritize multiple, competing priorities to maximize personal and team effectiveness.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively build and maintain relationships with stakeholders and constituents.
  • Ability to meet physical requirements of the job including physical stamina, agility and sudden exertion required to safely lead sports programs. The YMCA will make reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to and a passion for the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago's mission.

Child Abuse Prevention: This position supports the YMCA's commitment to child abuse prevention by:

  • Reporting any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members or guests to your supervisor
  • Following all policies and procedures related to keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to the monitoring and supervision of children
  • Reporting any suspicious behavior and violation of policy and procedures to your supervisor
  • Completing all child abuse prevention training as required

Keywords: YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago, Naperville , Gymnastics and Sports Program Manager, Other , Palatine, Illinois

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