YMCA of Greater Seattle

Referee - Youth Basketball

Job Locations US-WA-Bothell
Posted Date 5 days ago(11/23/2022 5:48 PM)
Regular Part-Time
# of Openings
Northshore YMCA
Youth and Family Programs
11811 NE 195th Street
Minimum compensation
USD $20.00/Hr.



Compensation for this role is $20.00/hour


Looking for basketball referees for our Winter Youth Basketball League starting in January.


Our Commitment to Equity
The Y actively promotes a culture free from bias and injustice. We are dedicated to removing institutional and systemic barriers that result in oppression and racism. We will be accountable to marginalized communities for creating equitable and sustainable environments where social justice is woven into every facet of our programs, and by caring for our communities in a culturally versatile and respectful manner.


Job Summary

Officiate a variety of sports, including Basketball and Soccer Games for youth, teen, and/or adults. Create a safe, enjoyable, positive and inclusive environment that welcomes people of all skill and activity levels. Provide a quality experience to participants and families. 


Part-time, variable/based out of Northshore YMCA: 11811 NE 195th St, Bothell, WA 98011

Fall sports start 10/1 with training starting Saturday, 9/17. Most hours are on Saturdays, but may require additional evening hours during weekdays. 


What you'll get from working at The Y

  • Individual membership to the YMCA of Greater Seattle
  • Free access to mental health resources
  • Rapidly accruing paid time off (PTO) available immediately upon hire



As of March 12, 2022 COVID Vaccinations Requirements: Highly Recommended, Not Required.

*Certain programs at the Y of Greater Seattle may require proof of vaccination, in compliance with local state and federal guidelines. If applicable will be assigned within onboarding. To see requirements for each program within our association, click here.


What you'll be doing

  1. Officiates games in accordance with YMCA rules and guidelines.
  2. Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergency procedures.
  3. Develops positive relationships with participants
  4. Sets up and takes down equipment. Reports any equipment needs.
  5. Attends staff meetings and approved trainings as required.
  6. Other duties as assigned.


Physical Demands


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


What we're looking for in an applicant

  1. 16 years of age or older.
  2. Knowledge of the sport.
  3. Develops positive relationships with participants.
  4. Sets up and takes down equipment. Reports any equipment needs.
  5. Experience in officiating preferred.
  6. Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergency procedures.
  7. Attends staff meetings and approved trainings as required.
  8. Other applicable education, training, and experience, which provide the knowledge, abilities, and skills necessary to perform effectively in the position will be considered.
  9. Ability to respond to safety and emergency situations.
  10. Current state approved first aid certification preferred.*
  11. Current state approved CPR certification preferred.*

* At hire, or earliest possible training (but no later than 90 days after employment)


Preferred Education/Experience

  1. Prefer knowledge of, and pervious experience with, diverse populations (language, culture, race, physical ability, sexual orientation etc.). Ability to speak any language in addition to English may be helpful.
  2. Other duties assigned.


You'll be a great fit for the Seattle Y if you

  • Thrive on working in a collaborative environment.
  • Are very adaptable.
  • Have high ownership and strong work ethic.
  • Are a great problem solver who can think on your feet.
  • Truly enjoy being of service to people.
  • Like being part of a team that cares about one another as people and enjoy working together.
  • Want to know that the work you do contributes to building a better, stronger community for all.

Our Mission

Building a community where all people, especially the young, are encouraged to develop their fullest potential in spirit, mind, and body.


YMCA of Greater Seattle's Core Values

  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Honesty
  • Caring
  • Passion for Excellence

YGS is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating a diverse and equitable work environment.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by local, state, or federal law.


All job offers are contingent on the results of a background check. We participate in the Federal E-Verify system.


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