Location: Puyallup, WA (302 43rd Ave SE)

Job Description


Starting Wage:  $12.00+ per hour depending on qualifications   
Hours: Part Time up to 25 hours per week

Officiates all games assigned in compliance with specific sports rules and YMCA Sports Philosophy. Provides a quality experience to participants focused on YMCA core values: honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring.  Represents the YMCA and self in a professional manner of safety and fun.

Key Responsibilities
Essential Functions:
• Promote a positive environment that fosters fun, safety and our YMCA values.
• Encourage member and parent involvement and identify potential volunteers.
• Maintain good public relations with members and always represent the best interests of the YMCA.
• Arrive with ample time to report to position at the scheduled time.
• Be responsible and fulfill your commitments to scheduled shifts.  Notify a supervisor personally and in a timely manner if you are unable to meet your commitment.  This includes illness and extenuating circumstances.
• Participate in staff meetings as required.
• Participate in trainings as required.
• Assume other responsibilities as mutually agreed upon with a supervisor.
Sports Official Responsibilities:
• Monitor facility and ensure a safe, positive and fun environment.  Confidently and tactfully enforce YMCA policies.
• Possess the knowledge and skills needed to officiate games.
• Meet with the site supervisor for instruction or information as needed.
• Before every game check the playing area for hazards. Meet with team captains to go over rules and calls.
• A few minutes prior to the game meet with teams to go over ground rules, and to encourage both teams to play a fair game.  Incorporate the YMCA values and mission statement.
• Start games on schedule.
• Keep games moving. 
• Be alert, firm and quick when making a call.
• Do not stand still while officiating.  Change position to have full view of the playing area.
• Enforce the rules in an impartial and consistent manner.
• Communicate clearly with the players and coach when making an infraction call.
• Stay calm and in control.  Avoid arguments with players, coach and fans.  If a situation arises that can’t be handled in a professional manner, direct it to the YMCA Program Director.
• Help clear the playing area so the next game can begin on time.
• Be available for any questions directly after the game.
• Dress according to YMCA dress code, having on the appropriate shirt and nametag.  Dress in appropriate athletic attire.
• Know the location of the first aid kit, nearest phone, and incident reports.  Current certifications in CPR and First Aid preferred.
• Follow all YMCA policies, rules, regulations and procedures, including emergency and safety procedures. Complete incident and accident reports as necessary.
• Ensure emergency procedures are followed, and notify supervisor of any incidents, accidents, and behavior concerns immediately.
• Organize and put away needed equipment.  Report damaged equipment.
• Understand our YMCA’s mission, goals, objectives and programs to relay that information to inquiring families and participants.
• Understand the financial assistance given to members comes from our yearly Annual Campaign.  Assist staff in helping to identify those individuals that may be interested in serving as a campaigner for and a donor to these efforts.
• Convey information on Youth programs and schedules and as appropriate refers members and participants to other programs.
Additional duties:
• Model our YMCA values through fun, positive relationships with staff and members. Seek every opportunity to encourage, motivate and thank fellow staff members for their work.
• Be enthusiastic toward members and staff by learning their names and expressing an interest in their YMCA activities. Strive to enrich their YMCA experience by introducing them to new programs, staff, members and volunteer activities.
• Incorporate “Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility” into all aspects of the position, to ensure YMCA values are being integrated into our culture and programs.
• Maintain a consistent professional image through dress, actions and relationships with others. Speak enthusiastically on behalf of the YMCA at given opportunities.
• Participate in applicable training and conferences to further professional growth as outlined in annual training plans.



• Minimum age of 16 years.
• A general understanding of specific sport(s) and the rules or display a willingness to learn, and the ability to officiate games accordingly.
• Knowledge of safety procedures.
• Understanding of and commitment to the YMCA Sports Philosophy.
• Positive attitude and previous experience with youth.
• The ability to demonstrate a friendly, courteous and professional manner while working with members, parents and staff and the ability to understand, articulate and enforce YMCA policies and procedures in a positive way.
• Required trainings within 90 days, Child Abuse Prevention training within 60.
• Certifications preferred: CPR, AED and Basic First Aid.
• Physical Demands:
• Ability to actively officiate games.
• Visual and auditory ability to respond to critical incidents and the physical ability to act swiftly in an emergency situation.