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YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago Sports Instructor in Chicago, Illinois

Sports Instructor Opportunity at the SouthSide YMCA

The YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago is hiring a part-time Sports Instructor to provide leadership to different age groups all while promoting a high-energy, fun and positive environment for program participants! This position will have a base located at the South Side YMCA center, a community-focused nonprofit, located in Crystal Lake, IL.

Make a difference by contributing to building a better, stronger community for all. The Y offers a variety of impactful programming to all ages and families. Following the Y's impact for more than 150 years, 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. In this role, you'll be an integral part of the YMCA team. In this role, you are impacting people and the communitiy.

As a Sports Instructor you will be responsible for the planning of sports programs and supervision of different age groups in accordance with the goals and policies of the YMCA.

Our staff is the Y's greatest asset. Our teams provide valuable skills, knowledge, and passion that is essential to the contribution and positive impact in our communities, which is why we offer Y employees numerous perks and benefits, including:

  • Comprehensive benefits package for eligible employees

  • Opportunity for eligible employees to participate in the Y's retirement fund

  • Be part of a team that is passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable environment for all staff, volunteers, and members

  • Do meaningful work and contribute to the advancement of the YMCA vision by meeting the needs of the people in our communities

  • Complimentary Adult YMCA membership and an employee discount on select programs

  • Career advancement opportunities - grow your career at the Y!

Scope of Responsibilities:

  • 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.

  • Support the YMCA’s mission and center operations as needed.


  • Must be at least 16 years of age.

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

Child Abuse Prevention: This position supports the YMCA’s commitment to child abuse prevention by:

  • Reporting any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members or guests to your supervisor

  • Following all policies and procedures related to keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to the monitoring and supervision of children

  • Reporting any suspicious behavior and violation of policy and procedures to your supervisor

  • Completing all child abuse prevention training as required

Street: 6330 S. Stony Island

Days and/or Times Needed: Flexible days and evening shifts available

ID: 2021-13428

Full-time/Part-time: Part-time