Youth Sports Coach

West Seneca, NY, USA Req #11255
Thursday, November 17, 2022

YMCA Buffalo Niagara is looking for talented individuals with a passion for the YMCA mission and cause, an understanding of YMCA programs and services, and whose everyday priorities are a reflection of the core YMCA values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.


Founded in 1852, YMCA Buffalo Niagara is the second-oldest YMCA in the United States and one of the oldest institutions in Western New York. As a charitable, community-based organization committed to providing programs designed to build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all, YMCA Buffalo Niagara serves the Western New York community with six membership branches, two overnight camps, and over 50 program locations. No one is turned away due to an inability to pay - each year, more than 2,800 children and families benefit from our annual campaign, which provides over $1.4 million in financial aid to those who wish to participate in YMCA programs such as child care, summer camp, or membership.

YMCA Buffalo Niagara is an equal opportunity employer committed to valuing diversity and practicing inclusion.


The Southtowns Branch is seeking coaches to instruct participants in the Special Olympics program. These are part-time positions.



Must be available to work about 12 hours per week, evenings and weekends.  


Complimentary YMCA Buffalo Niagara Family MasterKey Membership, discounted program fees, and an outstanding work environment.  Employees are immediately eligible to enroll and contribute to the Y Retirement Fund’s 403B plan and will receive a 12% employer paid Y Retirement contribution after eligibility requirements are met.


Other benefits include paid sick leave, leadership development opportunities, training, and career advancement.



  1. Responsible for the setup and breakdown of the program area and for the maintenance and control of supplies and equipment.
  2. Implements sports program activities according to the plan and schedule. Ensures YMCA program standards are met.
  3. Ensures the safety of participants.
  4. Ensures effective communication with participants, parents, staff, and volunteers.
  5. Records participant attendance, skill level achievement, and other required information.
  6. Follows department protocol to clean and disinfect commonly used surfaces. Maintains the cleanliness and organization of program/work areas.
  7. Enforces safety rules and reports and treats any injuries.
  8. Distributes and collects program satisfaction surveys.
  9. Attends and participates in required staff meetings and trainings sessions
  10. Completes additional duties as assigned.


  1. Must be at least 16 years of age.
  2. Excellent communication skills.
  3. Knowledge and experience in the appropriate sports skills.
  4. Ability to effectively lead and supervise youth groups.
  5. Strong customer services skills.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Hiring Rate $13.50
  • Job Start Date Monday, December 19, 2022