Gym Sports Ministry Manager

Job Description

Emerald Youth Foundation is a Christian, urban youth and community ministry in Knoxville, TN serving over 2,000 young people annually. Emerald Youth’s ministry is implemented through a network of more than 18 churches and faith-based organizations to raise up a large number of urban youth who love Jesus Christ and become effective leaders who help renew their communities. BENEFITS: Medical, Dental, Life, Short-Term & Long-Term Disability insurance paid 100% for employee. Voluntary benefits available for family members Paid Vacation Paid Holidays JOB SUMMARY: The Gym Sports Manager develops, plans, and manages, city-wide, competitive urban middle schools’ gym sports programs for Emerald Youth Foundation including but not limited to basketball and volleyball. The manager serves as the face and voice of the gym sports program organizing programming and upholding quality of the offerings and is the liaison for the urban FCA ministry in EY gym sports, to help enable a strategy for day-to-day gym sports programming that helps young people become *comprehensively engaged, achieve critical youth development outcomes, and achieve life-long spiritual and physical life-styles. ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES Manage volleyball, basketball, and other gym sports leagues, camps, clinics, tournaments, tryouts, training, and special events for middle school, city-wide and competitive gym sports. Coordinate neighborhood gym sports structure and communicate with neighborhood Sports & Recreation Directors. Schedule and host playoff games. Visit teams and work with coaches on appropriate skills development training. Recommend players to recruit for Club teams. Coordinate middle school leagues and communicate with neighborhood Sports & Recreation Directors. Organize and run season and tournament play. Recommend players to recruit for Club teams. Organize, recruit players and coaches, select teams, and manage competitive seasons and teams. Hold parent meetings. Schedule practices. Visit teams and work with coaches on appropriate skills development training. Travel with teams and coaches to tournaments when possible Ensure referees, clock operators, scorekeepers, etc. for middle school and competitive games/activities are secured. Work with team to develop objective performance measurements across gym sports ministry initiatives to ensure consistent high-quality performance is met and development opportunities are recognized and addressed. Train team in areas as needed and serve in training role through Emerald University or during sports trainings as needed. Instill and encourage spiritual disciplines for all team members and help the team to grow and become better through high standards, discipleship, and modeling the teachings of Jesus Christ. Ensure that gym sports programs maintain sound fiscal management by ensuring compliance with organizational policies and procedures; and developing and maintaining sports related budgets for assigned area and ensure budget compliance with direct reports that have spending authority. Submit budget recommendations as required. Responsible for and working with identified team members to ensure assigned revenue is generated through sports programs; including tournaments, fees, and camps. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Dedicated Christian with clear knowledge of the Gospel and a passion for the mission of Emerald Youth Foundation; connected to a church community; possesses a strong reputation for honesty, integrity, and high moral standards. Sports Management or related bachelor’s degree preferred. Experience as collegiate athlete preferred. 5-10 years’ experience in a similar role. Good driving record. Ability and willingness to obtain CDL with P endorsement and drive large vehicles/buses. *Comprehensive engagement = target youth engaged in faith, learning, and health activities. It is the policy of Emerald Youth Foundation (EYF) to provide employment opportunities to all people without regard to race, color, sex, age, or national origin. Section 702 of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 provides that the religious discrimination law will not apply to a religious corporation, association, educational institution or society with respect to the employment of individuals of a particular religion to perform work.

Company: Emerald Youth Foundation
Category: Ministries
Education: Bachelors Degree
FT/PT: Full-Time
Kayleen Weaver
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