YMCA of Greater Omaha

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Basketball Official

Basketball Official

Twin Rivers YMCA
Job Location 
Youth Sports

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This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.  The Basketball Official impacts the lives of youth and families through implementing the rules, direct care, organization, supervision and well-being of participants in the sports activity.


  1. Creates a positive environment for all participants, ensuring growth and development.
  2. Builds relationships among participants and spectators to pro-actively gain and retain members.
  3. Exemplifies appropriate behavior at all times. Acts as a role model for participants and spectators.
  4. Understands and implements rules of assigned sport, focusing on participant experience and safety at all times.
  5. Provides interpretation and demonstration to all children, including those with special needs.


Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Ys values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Recruits members and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them. Supports fund-raising.

Collaboration: Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions. Builds rapport and relates well to others. Seeks first to understand the other person’s point of view, and remains calm in challenging situations. Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively. Takes initiative to assist in developing others.

Operational Effectiveness: Makes sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to another. Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experience. Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work and actively participates in meetings. Follows budgeting policies and procedures, and reports all financial irregularities immediately. Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members.

Personal Growth: Pursues self-development that enhances job performance. Demonstrates an openness
to change, and seeks opportunities in the change process. Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths and limitations and how they impact relationships. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.


  1. Must be at least 16 years of age.
  2. Knowledgeable of the game that they are officiating. Previous officiating and/or trainings are a plus.
  3. Individual must gain a thorough understanding of the basic philosophy, nature and goals of the YMCA and have developed solid human relation’s skills.
  4. Maturity, sound judgment, and possession of strong sense of responsibility.
  5. Sound organizational skills, as well as good oral and written communications skills and attention to detail are essential elements required to perform the duties of this position.
  6. Individual will be required to deal with the public on an on-going basis.
  7. Saturday availability will be required.
  8. On-site attendance is required of this position.



  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Indoor/outdoor environment, intermittent sitting, standing, walking, running and water play required.
  • Sufficient strength, agility and mobility to perform essential functions required.
  • On-site, regular schedule required.

The YMCA of Greater Omaha is an Equal Opportunity Employer.