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Sports Instructor

Job Details

Hiring Organization Weekley Family YMCA
Post Name Sports Instructor
Industry Private
Employment Type Part Time
Location Houston, Texas, United States 77025


Position Summary:

Responsible for the planning, execution, and interaction with members and participants during daily activities for various age groups in the gym or sports field. He or she is required to provide a quality experience to children and parents that focuses on youth development, including the YMCA core values: honesty, respect, responsibility, caring, and faith. The incumbent will position themselves as a cause-driven leader in this vital nonprofit organization.

Essential Functions:

  • Promotes and incorporates the YMCA’s five core values and character development model into all program activities.
  • Assists with instructing and teaching youth sports programs.
  • Positive and continuous engagement with all members and participants during these hours to enhance their experience while at the YMCA.
  • Actively engage youth in safe, fun, and educational activities while offering opportunities to make choices, listen, help and support each other.
  • Listens to concerns, answers questions, and addresses coaches, players, and parents in a calm, fair and professional manner.
  • Immediately reports problems, inappropriate situations, or behaviors to Program Assistant/Sports Director/Program Manager.
  • Dependable, punctual, and organized.
  • Follows association-approved instructional curriculum.
  • Assists in YMCA annual campaign fundraising and special events.
  • Attends all staff meetings and training sessions as requested or required.
  • Maintains a professional demeanor and appearance.
  • Reports suspicious and inappropriate behaviors and policy violations.
  • Follows mandated abuse and incident reporting requirements.
  • Meets timelines and deadlines related to supporting systems and employee compliance.
  • An example includes but is not limited to Kronos Workforce Ready for review and approval of time sheets.
  • All other duties as assigned.

YMCA Culture & Cause Expectations

Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. It’s who are, who we aspire to be, and how we show up every day. We are cause-driven. We don’t just show up, we show up with purpose. As a cause-driven leader you are expected to be:

Welcoming-Accept neighbors eagerly, warmly, hospitably, and as equal participants.

Nurturing-To cares for, support, and help develop through encouragement.

Hopeful-Take an optimistic or positive view of future outcomes.

Determined-To devotes full strength and concentrated attention to the cause.

Genuine–To be honest and open in relationships with others.

YMCA Cause-Driven Competencies (Leader):

Relationships: Builds rapport and relates well to others.

Quality Results: Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members.

Communication: Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • At least 16 years of age.
  • Typical requirements prior to the first scheduled shift include Child Abuse Prevention,
  • Universal Precautions, Workplace Harassment & Bullying, and Information Security Awareness; typical requirements within 30 days of hire include: CPR; First Aid; AED.
  • Must possess oral, auditory, and written communication skills appropriate for interacting with both children and adults.
  • Must have a keen desire to work with children and have the ability to relate to them in a positive, patient, sensitive, and non-judgmental manner.
  • Must have a flexible schedule to work weekends.
  • Must possess basic knowledge of sports.


Prior childcare experience. Sports-related knowledge in a youth setting is preferred.


Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.


Ability to add and subtract two-digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10s and 100’s. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.


Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out simple one- or two-step instructions. Ability to deal with standardized situations with only occasional or no variables.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.


Flexible with scheduling and available to work operational hours of the YMCA, which may include days, evenings, and weekends.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Activities may take place in an outdoor environment.

The YMCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer for Females/ Minorities/ Veterans/Disabled. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

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