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Job Posting ID# 65476

Employer Information

YMCA of Ithaca & Tompkins County
Address Line 1:
50 Graham Rd W
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Contact Information

Contact Name:
Gunnar Madison
Contact Title:
Senior Program Director
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Job Specifics

Continuous / All Terms
50 Graham Rd W
Ithaca, NY 14850
Ithaca/Tompkins County
Youth Sports Leader
Job Classification Level:
Level I
Employer Type:
Community Work Study Program Employer
Gunnar Madison
Job Description:
This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit, charitable organization committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Under the guidance of the Senior Program Director, the Youth Sports Leader at the YMCA of Ithaca and Tompkins County is responsible for proving support in the organization, delivery, and quality of YMCA program(s) to the membership, program participants and the community. The Youth Sports Leader provides children guidance and supervision in learning, practicing, and performing sports related programs and games. The Youth Sports Leader create a safe atmosphere in which youth interact with one another in a positive, fun and, active environment.
Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. In the Y, we strive to live our cause of strengthening communities with purpose and intentionality every day. We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you.
1. Organizes participation for various youth sports programs and leagues.
2. Ensures that programs are executed to meet the needs of all children’s ages, abilities, and skill levels.
3. Develops a lesson plan for each session emphasizing skills and drills appropriate for the age group.
4. Greets participants and guardians as they enter/leave area.
5. Teaches skills and teamwork through a safe, appropriate, and interactive way.
6. Sets a positive example for players and their families.
7. Sets up, takes down, and appropriately stores equipment.
8. Assists in monitoring equipment for maintenance needs and repairs.
9. Takes attendance and assists with paperwork as needed.
10. Practices and uphold YMCA core values and policies.
11. Ensures that YMCA program standards are met and safety procedures followed.
12. Performs all other duties as assigned.

**Employees working at the YMCA may use facilities free of charge, and receive 50% off YMCA program registrations.
Required Qualifications/Skills/Experience:
1. High school diploma or equivalent required.
2. Knowledge, experience, and proficient in sport(s) which you will be leading.
3. The ability to lead and teach multiple sports disciplines is strongly preferred.
4. Experience working with and supervising children.
5. Experience developing, implementing, and evaluating programs.
6. The ability to work independently under general direction.
7. Strong customer service, interpersonal, and communication skills.
8. Strong time management skills are a must.
9. CPR, First Aid, and Emergency Oxygen Administration certifications are required (YMCA will provide within the first 90 days if not currently certified).

• The 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.
• The employee needs sufficient strength, agility and mobility to perform essential functions and to safely supervise program activities in a variety of indoor and outdoor locations.
• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use a computer for extended periods of time and be able to communicate using a computer and phone/smart device.
• The employee frequently is required to sit and reach, and must be able to move around the work environment.
• The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
• Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust.
• The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Work Schedule:
Shifts: Part Time (5-10 hours per week including nights and weekends). Opportunity for more hours over the summer term.

Closed most major national holidays including Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
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How to Apply:
Send resume and letter of interest to Gunnar Madison at
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Career Field Information

Career Field:
All Majors - opportunities open to everyone
Career Field:
Athletic Services
Career Field:
Public Services - Misc.