Employment at Kids First

Reference Requirements | Current Employment Openings | Download Reference Forms

To learn more about us, your first step would be to browse our website, where you can learn about our history, philosophy, programs, and teams.

To apply, click on the desired open position below and it will direct you to apply. Please follow the prompts that lead to our online application. All Applications must be submitted online.

After filling out the online application, you will also need to acquire three reference letters. You must use OUR reference sheets, which can be downloaded and they must be filled out in full. Please do not mail name and addresses of your references for us to contact, we require you to have our forms filled out by your references and submitted. More information about Reference Requirements below.

Once your online application is received with at least three references, your completed application will be forwarded to the hiring manager.


Three or More Character Reference Forms Required

As an applicant for employment at Kids First Sports Center, it is your responsibility to supply three or more written character references which must be on file before the hiring process can be completed.

Seek your references from the following:
Former/ Current Supervisors
Teachers/ School Administrators/Coaches
Community/Business Leaders
People for whom you baby-sit
Friends, family*

Please deliver references to the Kids First Human Resource Department by one of the following methods:
1. U.S. Mail to: Kids First Sports Center, 7900 East Kemper Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45249
2. E-mail: hirethecharacter@kidsfirstsports.com
3. Fax: 513-489-9761**
4. Hand delivery by applicant to Kids First in a sealed envelope with author's signature over envelope flap.

* less objective references such as friends or family are considered but may not hold as much weight as more objective sources such as supervisors or teachers.
** to assure confidentiality, phone 513-489-7575 before faxing, please.



Department Leader

Emilie Fleming

We are very excited to announce that Emilie Fleming will be the new Human Resources Manager for Kids First Sports Center, Kids First Too and The Campus at Kids First! Emilie comes to Kids First from the University of Cincinnati where she has been managing Member Services at UC Campus Recreation since 2010. Emilie's role with the University has given her experience in hiring and recruitment, marketing, onboarding and training as well as staff development and engagement. We are thrilled to have Emilie join us and bring her knowledge to our Human Resources office.

Emilie is a Cincinnati native and Sycamore High School graduate. She is married to her college sweetheart Ryan and they have one son, Ryder (almost 3) and a dog named Charlie. She has both a Bachelors and Masters from the University of Cincinnati.

Here is what she had to say about joining our Kids First Team:
"I was immediately drawn to the positivity and family feel of Kids First and am excited to get to know everyone and be a part of the team! First, I want to learn as much as I can about how everything runs. From there, I would like to add organization and processes to HR items that would help the team and bring consistency. I also have experience with trainings that I think would benefit managers in the hiring and training process. I hope to serve as a resource for everyone! "

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