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Executive Director of Administration - Urban Youth Academy

Job Title: Executive Director of Administration - Urban Youth Academy

Job Summary: The Executive Director of Administration with the Kansas City Royals will provide administrative oversight to the Urban Youth Academy (UYA) in a variety of assigned responsibilities, tasks, and projects. The ideal candidate will be highly organized and have an ability to manage multiple tasks and people efficiently while providing excellent customer service to all whom they interact with.

The mission of the UYA is to empower Kansas’s City’s urban youth through baseball, softball, academic and social opportunities to be the leaders of tomorrow. The UYA is a complex that features four outdoor fields, a press box for educational programming, and a 38,000 square-foot indoor facility. The indoor facility houses an MLB-sized turf infield, four batting tunnels, four classrooms, and an athletic training room.

Position Accountabilities/Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the day-to-day administration and operational excellence of the UYA, as well as shaping the future of the organization through leadership and strategy
  • Lead, Manage and develop a diverse team of at least 5 FTE
  • Ensure the UYA’s compliance with all applicable laws and regulations
  • Enhance and/or develop policies, procedures and systems to facilitate operational and programmatic excellence
  • Oversee the UYA budget and ensure sound financial and business operations for the UYA
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with internal and external leaders from the Club and greater Kansas City area
  • Serve as official spokesperson for the UYA as this role serves as the primary face of the UYA; conducting interviews and representing the UYA at events
  • Be visible in the community by proactively visiting schools and community organizations in order to help others understand the mission of the UYA and evaluate opportunities for partnership
  • Ensure that programs, initiatives, and activations connect our employees, players, coaches, and ownership in meaningful ways the community, and all add up to measurable impact
  • Partner closely with the Community Impact, Brand and Communications teams to amplify the UYA’s efforts in the community
  • Maintain partnership with with MLB which includes MLB Youth Department and other MLB Youth Academy Directors
  • Establish a positive, productive, and professional work environment by modeling a commitment to excellence
  • Lead and grow baseball/softball programming in support of the community impact department strategy
  • Oversees the progress of the recruiting, training, and evaluation of all coaches and players at the UYA

Position Qualifications, Skills, and Experience Required:

  • Associates and/or Bachelors Degree in Education, Administration, or Non-Profit Leadership with 7+ years of experience of successfully leading and managing a team
  • Proven experience leading the administration and operations of a facility or large community-facing program with staff and both financial and physical resources
  • A proven track record of building, developing and managing diverse teams and creating a positive and high-performing organizational culture
  • Superior financial acumen including significant experience with developing and managing budgets
  • Experience leading events, programs and large-scale activations with vendors and partners, and establishing sound risk-management policies, procedures and protocols
  • Experience developing programs and partnerships and measuring short and long-term impact, including articulating success to internal and external stakeholders
  • Strong problem-solving capabilities and demonstrated ability to quickly digest information and connect dots to determine future action
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills as well as the gravitas to serve as the principal spokesperson and advocate for the Royals and the UYA in the community
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills as well as the ability to meet deadlines
  • Unquestionable judgement and exhibits the highest level of personal integrity and ethics
  • Flexibility and the ability to work non-standard hours, including evenings, weekend and events

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift items weighing as much as 25 pounds
  • Must be able to work in a seated position for majority of workday
  • Must be able to be productive utilizing a computer keyboard and telephone
  • Must be comfortable walking to navigate the facility to access the office, concourse, etc.
  • Must be able to work extended hours and/or weekends as required by deadlines and event scheduling

The physical demands described here are representative of those that may be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to see, talk, and hear. The employee frequently is required to sit for long periods of time; walk; use hands, handle, or feel.

This role is a Full-Time, Exempt opportunity that is eligible for Company Benefits, 401K, and PTO. This role is expected to have a standard 40-hour work week.

We also afford equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with a disability. For this reason, the Kansas City Royals will make reasonable accommodations for the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability who is an applicant consistent with its legal obligations to do so, including reasonable accommodations applicable local, state and / or federal law. As part of its commitment to make reasonable accommodations, the Club also wishes to participate in a timely, good faith, interactive process with a disabled applicant to determine effective reasonable accommodations, if any, which can be made in response to a request for accommodations. Applicants are invited to identify reasonable accommodations that can be made to assist them to perform the essential functions of the position they seek. Any applicant who requires an accommodation in order to perform the essential functions please inquire with Human Resources by email at [email protected].

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job Details
Date Posted
13 Sept 2023
🇺🇸 Kansas City, MO, USA
Full Time
Required Experience
7+ years