Director of Youth Sports Jobs in Philadelphia, PA at City of Philadelphia

Title: Director of Youth Sports

Company: City of Philadelphia

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Company DescriptionA best-in-class city that attracts best-in-class talent, Philadelphia is an incredible place to build a career. From our thriving arts scene and rich history to our culture of passion and grit, there are countless reasons to love living and working here. With a workforce of over 30,000 people, and more than 1,000 different job categories, the City of Philadelphia offers boundless opportunities to make an impact.

As an employer, the City of Philadelphia values inclusion, integrity, innovation, empowerment, and hard work above all else. We offer a vibrant work environment, comprehensive health care and benefits, and the experience you need to grow and excel. If you’re interested in working with a passionate team of people who care about the future of Philadelphia, start here.

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Agency Description

Philadelphia Parks & Recreation (PPR) advances the prosperity of the city and the progress of her people through intentional and sustained stewardship of over 10,200 acres of public land and waterways as well as through hundreds of safe, stimulating recreation, environmental, and cultural centers. PPR promotes the well-being and growth of the City’s residents by connecting them to the natural world around them, to each other, and to fun, physical, and social opportunities. PPR is responsible for the upkeep of historically significant Philadelphia events and specialty venues and works collaboratively with communities and organizations in leading capital projects and the introduction of inventive programming. To learn more about Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, visit us at www.phila.gov/parksandrec, and follow @philaparkandrec on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Tumblr.

Job Description

Position Summary

Under the direction of the Deputy Commissioner, the Programs Division of Philadelphia Parks & Recreation (PPR) is responsible for operational oversight and program development for the City’s recreation centers, playgrounds, athletic fields, and swimming pools. The Director of Youth Sports will be responsible for the equitable distribution of athletics resources and programming across the City, with a focus on underserved communities. This position will also serve as an ambassador building confidence, encouraging healthy lifestyles, and connecting a diverse population of youth through athletic programming and partnerships, including the Philadelphia Youth Sports Collaborative (PSYC).


Employees in the Programs Division of PPR work various schedules as dictated by the job assignment and operational need. A work week is a minimum of 37.5 hours and can include nights and weekends. Most of the work is done onsite, and remote work is assigned at the discretion of the divisional Deputy. Remote work may not be considered during the first 6 months of employment.

Essential Functions

Provide leadership in the delivery of quality athletics programming

Monitor all aspects of the athletics program portfolio including, safety, staff performance, budget, quality assurance, end user participation metrics

Strive for continuous improvement by making recommendations for program enhancements to ensure end user needs are being met

Liaise and develop partnerships with i…

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