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YMCA of Greater Boston Sports Director in Needham, Massachusetts

Job Description

This position supports the work of the Charles River YMCA, a leading nonprofit, charitable organization committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Program Director of Sports will lead, develop and launch activities that bring youth, adults and families closer together, encourage good health and foster connections through sports (instructional and leagues), camp. This position develops, organizes and implements the following Y programs: youth instructional sports (traditional and non-traditional), adult sports and leagues, family oriented programs, sports based partnerships, and volunteer coordination.


  • Bachelor's degree in Sports Management/Recreation/ Health Sciences or related field.

  • YMCA Team Leader certification preferred.

  • Two years of experience supervising and developing staff and volunteer teams.

  • Two years of sports coaching experience.

  • Previous experience operating sports leagues in a leadership role preferred.

  • Within 30 days of hire, completion of Child Abuse Prevention, Working with Program Volunteers, CPR, First Aid, AED, and Blood borne Pathogens training.

  • Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.