YMCA of Metropolitan L.A.
  • 08-Aug-2019 to 01-Sep-2019 (PST)
  • Sports
  • Torrance, CA, USA
  • 14.25
  • Hourly
  • Part Time (< 30 hours)

The YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles is not only the premiere non-profit in LA, it's also a great place to work, make a difference in your community and meet like-minded individuals. The LA area is home to the second largest YMCA Association in the US, with 26 branches, 2 camps and over 50 child care sites. The LA Y is a highly-collaborative, rewarding and fun environment where you will discover your passions, grow your career and make an impact!

We believe in the four Core Values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility and understand that our staff are our biggest asset! We strive to create high-performing, strong teams in each of our branches and are looking for passionate and enthusiastic staff who will help us to strengthen our impact, empower our community and deliver incredible programming!

Position Description

The Youth Sports Staff is responsible for development, supervision and leadership of youth sports programs, including basketball, ball hockey, rock climbing and other programs as assigned.  The  Staff member is responsible for being the point-person for members during program meetings, and working with supervisors to develop programs and ensure quality. Specific duties include, but are not limited to scorekeeping, running practices, officiating and facilitating events and activities as assigned, and ensuring children's safety at all times.

We are looking for people who are excited working with kids and using sports as a tool to improve their lives.  If you have basic experience in sports and are fun, responsible and good with kids, we can teach you the rest!

Primary hours would include weeknights between 4:45-8:15pm and all day Saturday.  Starting hours will be approximately 10-15 hours/week during sports seasons.



The Youth Sports Staff preferably has a background in physical education, basketball, hockey or related fields. The Youth Sports Staff must have the ability to work and interact with a diverse group of people. The Youth Sports Staff must be capable of leading groups of children in athletic activities.



  1. Must hold current CPR and First Aid Certification.
  2. Attend all in-house instructor workshops and meetings.
  3. Complete the following mandatory trainings: Staff Orientation, Member Service Training, Child Abuse Prevention Workshop, YES Training, and YMCA's Principles of Health and Fitness Course.



Volunteer / Staff Supervision & Development

  1. Warmly and enthusiastically greet members with a smile and eye contact. Be aware of member needs and make an effort to approach them before they approach you. Anticipate their needs.
  2. Personalize relationships with members by introducing yourself and asking the name of each member with whom you come into contact. Make a point of remembering member names and use them frequently. When the opportunity arises introduce members to other members or to fellow staff.               
  3. Understand and be able to discuss and promote all YMCA programs.
  4. Assure distribution of information to participants and reminding them of upcoming events.
  5. Liaison to Annual Support Campaign.
  6. Assist in recruiting a minimum of forty (40) campaigners for Youth Fitness/ Sports Division.
  7. Motivating volunteers and staff in reaching department goal.
  8. Be flexible and adaptable in order to accommodate member's needs.
  9. Be able to answer member's questions, concerns and complaints in a timely and courteous manner.
  10. Be able to effectively problem solve, taking full responsibility to remedy the situation and follow through to its completion.
  11. Always convey a positive attitude when interacting with members or in the presence of members. Negative comments of any kind are inappropriate. Personal frustrations should be discussed with the Youth Sports Coordinator.
  12. Provide members with opportunities that will increase their involvement, sense of belonging and ownership of the YMCA.

    Program Management and Development
  1. Ensure the quality of all programs and activities in the Youth Fitness & Sports Department.
  2. Responsible for the set-up and breakdown of all program equipment.
  3. Constantly build relationships with our members, thus modeling for other staff.
  4. Assist in developing new, fun, creative classes for members to enjoy.
  5. Implement Character Counts Program into all classes and activities.
  6. Distribute brochures and department information to staff and program participants.
  7. Keep all equipment in safe, operational condition. Perform a routine check of equipment and report damaged equipment to supervisor immediately. Regularly check all equipment to ensure proper maintenance and cleanliness. Take responsibility to keep all work areas clean and organized.
  8. Be proactive regarding food or drink in the Gymnasium and HAC. Keep floor area clean of spills and dirt.



  1. Take daily attendance and ensure the completion on program guidelines.
  2. Understand, abide by and enforce YMCA policies and procedures. Positively explain and interpret policies to members and staff.
  3. Contact members on the waiting list when space is available.
  4. Conduct program evaluations when assigned.
  5. Be familiar with emergency procedures. Respond promptly and appropriately.
  6. Abide by the safety and injury illness and prevention guidelines by taking personal responsibility for your safety and the safety of your program participants.
  7. Appropriately fill out any accident or incident reports when necessary.



  1. Maintain good attendance. Give Youth Sports Coordinator a two-week notice on expected absences or requested time off.
  2. Assume full responsibility for assigned shifts, completing change of shift forms when necessary.
  3. Arrive for assigned shift well-groomed and in proper uniform. Uniform required: Black / khaki pants or athletic shorts, staff t-shirt.
  4. Follow procedures when punching in/out for all shifts and scheduled breaks.


Youth Sports Programs will be operated effectively and efficiently.  Members will receive complete satisfaction with our programs and will thoroughly enjoy their experience with the YMCA.


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