Sports Associate Job at YMCA of the USA, Colorado Springs, CO

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  • YMCA of the USA
  • Colorado Springs, CO

Job Description

Sports Associate

The YMCA of the Pikes Peak region is looking for a compassionate and patient Sports Associates to join our Sports program and help us to provide a safe and nurturing environment. The responsibilities of the Sports Associate include performing pre/post game duties to ensure facilities are ready and safe for league play. Applicants should be familiar with the rules and bylaws of the respective sport. Sports Associates provide oversight of league games to maintain fair play and promote good sportsmanship. Candidates must have the ability to quickly evaluate information and make decisions and judgment calls. Applicants must be able to resolve conflicts and stay calm while handling disputes.  

 

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. The Sports Official/Gym Supervisor is accountable for maintaining a safe and orderly environment in the facility being used during sports practices and games, as well as enforcing all of the rules of the sport and those established by the YMCA. The Sports Official/Gym Supervisor will provide quality officiating to sport leagues, instructions to participants, and enforce league rules and YMCA policies. This individual will have the ability to handle coaches, players and parent questions and concerns in a professional manner .

 

OUR YMCA CULTURE:

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.

This job announcement is not intended to be inclusive of all functions, responsibilities and qualifications associated with the position, however, representative of the essential job functions and typical criteria considered necessary to successfully perform the position.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF A SPORTS ASSOCIATE:

  • Maintain control in facilitates being used at all times
  • Give leadership to youth on the playing field
  • Develop and maintain communication with the parents, players and coaches
  • Enforce all rules for the specific sport, as well as all YMCA rules and philosophies
  • Keep current on all schedule changes
  • Maintain regular communication with the Sports Director
  • Set-up and take down equipment
  • Respond to all emergencies in a prompt manner
  • Responsible for cleanliness of facility sites
  • Complete score sheets and turn them into the Sports Director as required
  • Referee all sporting events according to the rules set forth
  • Attend all training and meetings relating to the position
  • Maintain a courteous, friendly attitude and be a positive role model

*This is not an exhaustive list of job duties. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned.

REQUIREMENTS OF A SPORTS ASSOCIATE:

  • Must be 16 years of age
  • Must possess knowledge of the rules of a variety of sports and a willingness to learn other sport fundamentals as necessary
  • Knowledge and ability to officiate games
  • Must demonstrate courtesy and service to program participants and maintain a professional appearance.
  • Must be able to work evenings and weekends

PART-TIME BENEFITS:

  • Free Family Membership 
  • Program discounts
  • Generous retirement benefits - 12% after eligibility is met
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid Sick Time
USD $14.42 - USD $16.20 /Hr.

Job Tags

Part time, Weekend work, Afternoon shift,

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