As a thought-leader and best-in-class provider in education, wellness, youth development, and community-building, The YMCA of Metro Atlanta is one of the oldest and most essential non-profits serving in Atlanta. Today, we’re looking for you to join us as we carry out our mission to positively impact lives and communities across the state. At the Y, we’re an association of like-minded people (staff, volunteers, and members), on the forefront of a movement to ensure that everyone -- especially children -- experience an equal opportunity to reach their full potential. In the course of a year, we provide more than 3,000 children, ages 6 weeks through Pre-K with high-quality literacy and STEAM-infused learning; give 58,000 youth and teens access to sports, aquatics, day and resident camps, teen leadership development programs, and employment opportunities; provide over 200,000 members with programs, services, and facilities to enjoy connection and maintain wellness regardless of age; and engage over 25,000 volunteers and donors from across Atlanta to share in the gift of supporting their communities. Nature and Scope: Under the direction of the Sports Program Director(s), the Sports Instructor is responsible for implementing sport specific training and skill development. Sports instructor demonstrate and explain the skills and rules of particular sports, like golf or tennis, to individuals or groups. They help beginners learn basic rules, stances, grips, movements, and techniques of a game. Sports instructor help experienced athletes to sharpen their skills. This position must perform duties in accordance with the policies, goals, mission, values and objectives established by the Metropolitan Atlanta YMCA, Branch Strategic Plan, Safety Protocols Including COVID, and Member Services Guidelines and Non-negotiables. Emphasis will be placed on member service, program knowledge, member/staff safety, and communication with members and staff. Minimum Requirements: Must have a background in coaching, instructing, and minimum two years’ of competitive experience in a related field or equivalent preferred. Ability to motivate, coach and lead participants Knowledge of how to instruct the sport including the rules and technique High degree of Human Relations Skills. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with participants, parents, volunteers and staff. Required certifications: Safe Sport and CDC Heads Up Concussion course online; Must obtain any other certifications required for the position within 30 days of being hired. Put the Metro Atlanta YMCA Youth Sports Philosophy into effect Have current evidence of successful completion of biennial training in CPR/First Aid. Excellent verbal/written communication skills. Criminal background check. Responsibilities: Provides instruction in sports activities. Participates in special events and activities related to their sport Maintain effective relationships with schools, parents, participants, and other groups. Create an environment that provides various activities and instruction to support program goals. Attends staff meetings and approved training as required Conduct assessments of program participants Perform other duties as related to the delivery of a quality sports program. Participate in the YMCA annual Why It Matters Campaign This position must perform duties in accordance with the policies, goals, mission, values and objectives established by the Metropolitan Atlanta YMCA, Branch Strategic Plan, Safety Protocols Including COVID, and Member Services Guidelines and Non-Negotiables. Emphasis will be placed on member service, program knowledge, member/staff safety, and communication with members and staff. Implements the YMCA safety protocol both related to COVID and branch operations. Implement wellness checks and provide a leadership role in ensuring member/staff adherence to the safety protocols, with a commitment to positive member and staff safety. Y-Competencies: Mission: Accepts and demonstrates YMCA values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility; demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs; recruits volunteers and supports fundraising activities. Collaboration: Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions and perceptions; builds rapport; seeks first to understand others’ point of view and remains calm; speaks and writes effectively; takes initiative. Operational Effectiveness: Strive to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members; Makes sound judgments and transfers knowledge from one situation to another; establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work and actively participates in meetings; follows policies and procedures; strives for best practices. Personal Growth: Pursues self-development; demonstrates an openness to change; is emotionally mature. Ergonomic Requirements: Bending, stooping, standing, lifting up to 60 pounds, seeing, verbal communication and hearing. Effect of End Result: Children and Families will experience a high-quality sport instruction and skill development. The effectiveness of this position is primarily measured by the stated satisfaction of members and ensuring a safe, clean, controlled and fun environment in accordance with the Metro Atlanta YMCA Philosophy. Employment Requirement: Ability to pass a pre-employment background check including Criminal Record check, Drug Screening and motor vehicle record (MVR) according to company policy. Must be legally eligible to work in the US without current or future sponsorship. This job posting is subject to change at any time. The YMCA of Metropolitan Atlanta offers excellent benefits and career opportunities as part of our culture of excellence. The opportunities to serve are vast, and we’re looking for a diverse mix of people, who share our values of CARING, HONESTY, RESPECT, and RESPONSIBILITY to join us and do their best work. The YMCA of Metropolitan Atlanta does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by law. Location: East Lake Family YMCA Reflecting its Judeo-Christian heritage, the YMCA of Metro Atlanta is an association of volunteers, members and staff, open to and serving all, with programs and services which build spirit, mind, and body. Financial assistance is available based on need. The YMCA actively seeks to identify and involve those in need. We believe that to bring about meaningful change in individuals and communities, we must be focused and accountable. At the Y, we measure the success of our cause by how well we engage communities in our three areas of focus. YOUTH DEVELOPMENT Nurturing the potential of every child and teen. HEALTHY LIVING Improving the nation's health and well-being. 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