Job Code: 019

Y Sports Associate

Category: Wellness
Location: YMCA of Rapid City

Job Type: Full-Time


The YMCA Sports Associate is responsible for implementation and development, promotion, organization, supervision, and evaluation of YMCA sports programs for all ages. The Sports Associate will engage and communicate with members, local community and volunteers in ways that increase and maintain participation in all sports programming.


Duties to include but not limited to:

    • Recruit coaches and referees who meet YMCA qualifications to serve as positive role models and leaders of all sports programs. 


    • Ensure participation of all YMCA volunteer program trainings to include development and implementation of sports specific trainings with a focus on upholding YMCA standards of excellence.


    • Conduct supervision of YMCA sports volunteers such that all YMCA sports volunteers understand and successfully achieve their performance goals and objectives.


    • Implement programs in accordance with national and local Y guidance and standards.


    • Maintain a safe, friendly, cause-driven environment that promotes the core values of the YMCA for all staff, volunteers and participants.
    • Enthusiastically promote the YMCA cause.


    • Conduct the entire Y sports area in such a way that serves to strengthen existing and develops YMCA relationships with Rapid City School District and other partners while not compromising fiscal or program quality standards of excellence.

Hours: Monday - Saturday with a variety of shifts

Salary: $35,500



Full Time Benefits

• Health Insurance 
• Vision Insurance
• Dental Insurance
• Paid Time Off
• Short Term Disability
• Discounted Day Care
• 401(a) Retirement Plan - Once qualified, the YMCA contributes 12% of the employee’s gross pay
• 403(b) Smart Account - Employees can begin making contributions immediately
• Free Membership to the YMCA of Rapid City
• Access to a full range of YMCA activities, classes and programs
• Program Activities Discount
• CPR / First Aid Certification
• Public Loan Forgiveness (30 Hours)
• Verizon Wireless Discount / Sprint Discount / AT&T Discount
• Shirt Vouchers
• Discounted Movie Tickets



This person must:

  • Have experience/interest in recreation, physical education, or related field.
  • Have a history of excellence in achieving qualitative and quantitative growth in programs and participants. 
  • Be passionate about the YMCA mission and vision and must personally advocate and demonstrate the core values of honesty, respect, responsibility and caring. 
  • Provide solid leadership skills as demonstrated by a high level of loyalty and respect among peers and volunteers.
  • Have a successful history of recruiting, training, supervising, administering, and recognizing outstanding volunteers.
  • Exhibit a high degree of knowledge and enthusiasm of YMCA sports.
  • Poses the ability to develop and implement strong written and oral communication skills to generate enthusiasm and ease coaches, parents, participants and community partners.
  • Demonstrate strong & effective organizational skills including time management and prioritization.
  • Be able to lift a minimum of 25 pounds.
  • Have a valid driver’s license. 
  • Have CPR and First Aid Certification prior to or within 60 days of hire.

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