YMCA of Metropolitan L.A.
  • 15-May-2023 to 14-Jul-2023 (PST)
  • Sports
  • Lancaster, CA, USA
  • 17.68
  • Hourly
  • Part Time (< 30 hours)

Free facility access to our 26 greater LA branches, free before and after school child care at participating locations for your children, free sports and youth classes for your children, paid annual Wellbeing Day, 20% off of LA Y programs, 25% off day camp for your child, 10% Y Retirement Fund contribution (upon eligibility) plus access to a Y Retirement 403(b) Smart Account, paid training and leadership development, tuition assistance, access to SoCal Credit Union, paid sick leave, and much more!

The YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles is not only the premiere non-profit in Los Angeles, it is also a great place to work, make a difference in your community and meet like-minded individuals. With twenty-six branches, three camps and over fifty child care sites, the LA Y is a highly-collaborative, rewarding and fun environment where you will discover your passion, 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!


This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. The Youth Sports Program Lead is primarily responsible for the delivery, instruction, and assisting with supervision of high-quality YMCA youth sports program. Support children in the program and implements program curriculum focused on holistic child development. Provides a quality experience to children that focuses on building achievement and belonging in youth and relationships among youth and within families.


  • AGE: 21 years or older
  • EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in Physical Education, Kinesiology or related field preferred.


  • Kinesiology or Pedagogy background preferred.

  • Minimum of one (1) year leading, teaching, and/or working with grades K-5. Ability to communicate effectively and relate to youth, including diverse groups of individuals.

  • Knowledge of fundamental sports and age-appropriate motor development skills and rules pertaining to various sports such as, but not limited to, baseball, basketball, football, gymnastics and soccer.

SPECIALIZED SKILLS: Strong character values (respect, responsibility, honesty, caring); strong communication skills; emotional maturity.

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS: Current approved EMSA CPR, First Aid, and AED certifications for Adult, Infant, and Child. Completion of compliance trainings prior to first day in program.


    1. Supervises program activities to meet YMCA objectives and expands youth sports program relations within the community.
    2. Works with Youth Sports Program Staff members to ensure appropriate staffing levels and excellent program quality.
    3. Opens and supervises gymnasiums, athletic fields, and other sports facilities. Transports and sets up equipment for games and practices.
    4. Develops and facilitates team practice and games with all program staff and participants; assists sports officials when necessary.
    5. May assist with distribution of team uniforms, awards and photographs.
    6. Assist with sports clinics and other special events.
    7. Assists in the marketing and distribution of youth sports program information.
    8. Assists in YMCA fundraising activities and special events.
    9. Responds to all member and community inquiries and complaints in timely manner.
    10. Maintain and improve program safety records that meet or exceed Association standards.
    11. Develop good rapport with program participants and families.
    12. Work with Regional Program Director in creation of new adult and youth sports programs based on member needs and target markets.
    13. Assist Regional Program Director with recruiting volunteer coaches and assist with the application process.
    14. Assist with program registration process.
    15. Create team rosters, schedules and attendance sheets for all programs.
    16. Abide by risk and safety policies and procedures to ensure personal as well as participant safety.
      • Maintain appropriate staff-to-participant ratios.
      • Inspect all areas for safety prior to use; notify supervisor or proper staff personnel when an issue is identified immediately.
      • Physical contact between an adult (i.e., parent or instructor) and child (i.e., participant/member) should be consistent with the appropriate instruction, safety, and skill progression.
    17. Actively supports the YMCA is committed to inclusion and compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) where appropriate.
    18. Adheres to program standards including safety and cleanliness standards, maintains program and equipment, and maintains required program records in accordance with YMCA expectations.
    19. Report problems, breakdowns in equipment, infringement on policies and unusual situations to appropriate supervisor/director.
    20. Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to Restroom usage, and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergencies.
    21. Follows reporting procedures and proactively responds to situations to ensure a safe environment for all involved
    22. Understands and complies with current federal, state, local regulations, and YMCA policies and procedures at all times.
    23. Attend staff meetings and trainings.
    24. Uphold YMCA policies for safety, supervision, mandated reporting and risk management.
    25. Demonstrate the Six Pillars of Character (Trustworthiness, Citizenship, Respect, Responsibility, Caring, Fairness) as well as the YMCA Core Values of caring, respect, honesty and responsibility in all dealings with members, guests, volunteers and fellow staff.
    26. All other duties as assigned by your supervisor.


  • You must have the physical, visual, and auditory ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.
  • Ability to plan, lead, and participate in activities.
  • Job is performed in indoor as well as outdoor environments throughout the year.
  • Ability to stand long period of time and lift a minimum of 25 lbs.


The Y's Leadership Competency Model is comprised of 18 leadership competencies (leadership knowledge, skills, and behaviors required for success in the Y), organized by the four disciplines of cause-driven leadership:

Mission Advancement- advancing the Y's promise to strengthen community

  • Competencies include: Values, Community, Volunteerism, Philanthropy

Collaboration- working with, understanding and developing others

  • Competencies include: Inclusion, Relationships, Influence, Communication, Developing Others

Operational Effectiveness: ensuring relevance, effectiveness, and sustainability

  • Competencies include: Decision Making, Innovation, Project Management, Finance, Quality Results

Personal Growth- developing continually to adapt to new challenges

  • Competencies include: Self Development, Change Capacity, Emotional Maturity, Functional Expertise

While all competencies are significant the following are critical to success in this position:

  1. Community
  2. Inclusion
  3. Decision-Making
  4. Emotional Maturity
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