Sports Manager

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Sports Manager

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New Posting - 6-11-2021

Position Purpose

Goodman Community Center (GCC) strengthens lives and secures futures, envisioning a community where everyone has the resources they need to be successful. We are hiring a Sports Manager to support our Youth Initiative. The Fit Youth Initiative (FYI) uses the research and recommendations of the United Way delegations: Healthy Food for all children and Children’s Physical Activity Plan to create a comprehensive program that not only increases the level of activity and the consumption of healthy foods during program hours, but creates long term change by creating attitudinal and behavioral changes increasing overall healthy lifestyles for children ages 3- 18, and their families.

The Sports Manager would be responsible for all day to day skill development program, leagues, community partnership programs, and recreational activities in our youth sports programs. The program is delivered at Goodman Community Center and three consortium partner sites: East Madison Community Center, Kennedy Heights Community Center and the Vera Court Community Center.

Applicants must submit a resume, cover letter, and completed GCC employment application to be considered for the position. Questions may be directed to

Job Description


  • FYI Programming Development and Administration
  • Oversee the implementation of FYI Sports, skills-based Youth Development programs and leagues for children ages 3-18
    • Engage parents of program participants
    • Includes Outreach activities using local and regional resources
    • Partnership programs with East Madison, Vera Court, and Kennedy Heights
  • Oversee the implementation of FYI Outdoors and Recreation programs for children ages 3-18 and parents of program participants, including site based, and outreach activities using local and regional resources.
  • In collaboration with the Assistant Director of Health and Wellness, oversee strategic direction of FYI Sports Based Youth Development Programs.
  • Support a high quality volunteer management program by supporting and training volunteers and by communicating volunteer needs and feedback to the volunteer coordinator.
  • Facilitate FYI leadership meetings.
  • Manage the program budget and ensure appropriate and allowable expenditures.
  • Resolve program issues and develop best practices to improve service delivery.
  • Manage and hire program staff and identify and ensure availability of regular professional development trainings and workshops to build capacity of all staff implementing FYI.
  • Monitor and evaluate program delivery and outcomes to assess program strengths, impacts, and areas for improvement
  • Prepare and present reports on the program for GCC management and FYI funders
  • Assist in the development of grants applications or proposals
    Meet in person (as scheduled), with stakeholders, and with GCC management team
  • Supervise full and part time staff.
  • Provide and support professional development trainings and workshops to build capacity of all staff.
  • Represent and promote the GCC in the community as needed and develop positive working relationships with other organizations, business and governmental entities.
  • Complete additional duties as assigned by the supervisor.
  • Maintain First Aid / CPR / AED certifications.
  • Budget, Evaluation and Reporting.
  • Identification of capital improvements that are needed at center sites to bring them to a capacity to implement FYI program components.
  • Develop program operational policies.
  • Partner with the Director of Mission Impact to create program logic models, and evaluation procedures and data collection systems to meet desired outcomes.
  • Develop and implement financial reporting procedures for stakeholders
  • Partner with the Director of Mission Impact to support continuous quality improvement evaluation to develop baseline measures across all sites.
  • Participate in annual budget process and manage the approved program budget to ensure appropriate and allowable expenditures.
  • Program Partnership Development
  • Cultivate and manage partnerships to support FYI initiative and other GCC partnerships.
  • Create stakeholder collaborative events.
  • Develop protocol for tracking/reporting stakeholder activity participation.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field.
  • 5 years experience working with children and youth programs.
  • 3 years supervisory experience.
  • Experience with budget and grant management/oversight.
  • Knowledge of best practices in positive youth development.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Special Position Requirements
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including some evenings and weekends in addition to business hours.
  • Access to reliable transportation, a valid driver’s license and a good driving record.
  • Willingness to drive a 15 passenger van.
  • Ability to motivate and inspire people.
  • Knowledge of Madison resources, program resources and a diverse range of activities.


  • Experience implementing evidence-based interventions.
  • Knowledge of Madison resources, program resources and a diverse range of activities.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish or English/Hmong)