Site Director - Ignite Youth Leadership Program

Position Summary:

The IYLP Site Director will lead and direct all IYLP activities, programs, staff, volunteers, and student leaders. This includes but is not limited to coordinating, scheduling, and managing character soccer classes, site related partnerships, training, recruitment, selection of youth leaders, leadership development workshops, curriculum design and modification, and all data collection and reporting. 

Key Responsibilities:


  • Coordinate, manage, and schedule all IYLP character soccer classes, trainings, informational nights, youth leader recruitment and interviews, and field trips. 
  • Work with designated partner site (church, school, youth center) on all appropriate field permit paperwork, fees, and requirements. Also, integration into current partner initiatives and programs in line with Fireside mission and vision, as well as on the ground support with student interactions and classes. 
  • Provide direction and supervision for IYLP youth leadership team (10 – 15 students) on all character soccer classes, including but not limited to youth leader speaking schedule, station assignments, dates, timeline for the classes, talking points, set-up and break down of all necessary equipment, and collaboration with any outside partner (if needed). 
  • Cultivate partnerships with local organizations, schools, churches, and non-profits to enhance the workforce development piece of the program. This includes but is not limited to guest speakers, mock interviews, collaboration with Kid Works - Career Day, and Kid Works - Campus Crash field trips (visits to local colleges).  
  • Responsible for regular updates on program progress to Executive Director and Strategic Initiatives and Director of Fireside Ministry and Youth Leadership. This includes but is not limited to updates on program numbers, workshops, trainings, field trips, successes and challenges, etc. 
  • Maintain consistent communication and relationship with Ignite Youth Leaders, Fireside Director, partner site administrators (church, school, or youth center), and partners.  
  • Responsible for all design, collaboration, and distribution of IYLP related flyers, marketing, and social media.
  • Lead and facilitate conversation around faith. Specifically, a belief in God, his son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. Also responsible for bringing in appropriate speakers to aid in the faith development of Ignite Youth Leaders.
  • Create and maintain Ignite YLP yearly calendar and distribute appropriately.
  • Assist in editing and creation of any new faith and leadership content to current Ignite YLP program manual.
  • Assist and participate in UHSM & Fireside Ministry staff retreats and trainings.  
  • Create and implement new ideas and initiatives in line with the Ignite mission and vision and in collaboration with the partner site. This could include a possible Jr. Ignite program, weekend soccer league, and or a parent and or community event.  


  • Responsible for waiver (if necessary) and data collection, assessment, and summary for all activities and programs. 
  • Maintain site specific budget including updates, requests, and end of quarter reporting.  
  • Responsible for all communication (email, phone) related to youth leaders, their parents, partner site staff, UHSM, Executive Director and Strategic Initiatives, and Fireside Director.
  • Responsible for all collection of contact information (parents and students), waivers, permission slips, IYLP expectation forms, and MOU’s.
  • Responsible for supervision of site college intern and coordinator and their duties and responsibilities.
  • Responsible for all social media content or delegation of social media content in line with UHSM requirements

Field Trips

  • Plan and coordinate all field trip detail and logistics.
  • Supervise all youth leaders and communicate clearly to parents and partner site on trip details and logistics.
  • Secure all transportation (if needed) services, contracts, and logistics.  



  • Bachelor’s degree required. If still working towards a degree, will entertain with at least 5-6 years of direct youth leadership development experience.    
  • Must be able to pass background check, LiveScan and TB test.
  • Spanish speaking preferred, but not required.
  • Must be a self-starter and enjoy creating new programs and initiatives.  
  • Must be detailed, highly organized and possess the ability to time manage.
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficient MS Excel and Word required.
  • Strong data collection and analytical skills.
  • Experience with the experiential education, youth sports, and or non-profits desired.
  • Excellent team player and interpersonal relational skills.
  • Must have at least 2-4 years of hands-on youth development experience.
  • Must commit to and adhere to the UHSM statement of faith.

What we offer

  • Competitive Salary with Team + Health, Dental, Vision, 403(b) and Total Rewards
  • Great culture where you work with the founders and key stakeholders in a relaxed, but innovative atmosphere