YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago

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Sports Instructor

Sports Instructor

Job ID 
Posted Date 
1025 N. Old McHenry Rd.
# Positions 
Lake Zurich
Sports & Recreation
Hours per Week 
Variable Schedule 
Weekdays and weekends

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Responsibilities & Requirements

Be Part of Our Mission

The mission of the YMCA of Metro Chicago is to develop strong children, families and communities across Metropolitan Chicago through academic readiness, character development, violence prevention, fitness and healthy living. Our network of 23 membership centers, five camps, early learning,  school-aged and other programs at 100+ sites in the city and suburbs provides everyone with a safe place to learn, play and grow. In this role, you'll be an integral part of ensuring the YMCA continues to be a leader in making our city a world-class place to live and raise a family. So you're not just impacting a bottom line, you're impacting people and communities all over Chicagoland.


Job Summary:


Provides leadership and planning of sports programs for different age groups.  Supervises a group youth and/or adults.  Promotes a positive environment for children, parents and staff. 


Scope of Responsibilities:

  • Plans and implements sports programs in accordance with the goals and policies of the YMCA.  Coordinates activities which are culturally relevant and developmentally appropriate.
  • Supervises a group of youth and/or adults to ensure their health and safety, and to provide for a positive experience for each person.
  • Communicates with and maintains positive relationships with parents.
  • Provides day-to-day guidance to staff and volunteers.
  • Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergency procedures.
  • Provides assistance to supervisor and may fill-in during temporary absences.
  • Maintains sports equipment and notifies supervisor of equipment issues.
  • Report any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members or guests to your supervisor or the person responsible for those items at your site.
  • Follow all policies and procedures related to keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to managing visitors and guests at our facilities.
  • Report any suspicious behavior and violation of policy and procedures to your supervisor.
  • Complete all child abuse prevention training as required.
  • Support the YMCA’s mission and center operations as needed.




  • Must have prior experience sports experience (i.e. Playing, Coaching, etc).