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High School Sports Coach/Coordinator with Up2Us AmeriCorps

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Baltimore SquashWise
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Baltimore, MD
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Published 10 days ago

ABOUT US

At SquashWise, we partner with youth and families in Baltimore to advance equity in squash, education, and personal development opportunities.  Our vision of Baltimore is a place where all young people have the support of a team where they can play, learn and grow together into the future leaders of our city.  To this end, we are dedicated to helping our students achieve their academic, athletic, and life goals and creating a community where squash is more accessible and welcoming to all.


Funded by AmeriCorps, Up2US Sports is a national service movement that uses sport to address the most enduring challenges facing youth in urban communities. Through our flagship program, UP2US COACH, we can help build capacity and enhance youth-serving community-based organizations.  Over the course of a 12-month (maximum) service term, coaches work in a local community-based organization as well as receive ongoing support and professional development on youth development and coaching strategies. 


POSITION SUMMARY

We are seeking squash players, athletes, or coaches who want to join our team as the High School Squash Coordinator (UP2US Coach).  The Coordinator leads a thriving squash/sports/fitness and wellness program with a good balance of hard work, competitiveness, and fun, meeting the needs of squash players of various levels of play and interest. The Coordinator plans and coaches high school squash/sports/fitness and wellness programming and assists with planning matches, tournaments, camps, and clinics.  The Coordinator supports students to make positive decisions and achieve their goals. The Coordinator tracks student progress, actively communicates with teachers and parents/guardians, leads field trips, and recruits and manages volunteer coaches.  This position reports to the Director of Squash. While squash experience is a plus, candidates with other sports and coaching experience are welcome to apply; SquashWise will provide training in squash as needed.


KEY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES


  1. Direct Service (75%): The High School Squash Coordinator plans and coaches all high school squash/sports/fitness and wellness programming and assists with planning squash matches, tournaments, camps, and clinics.
  • Plan goal-oriented fitness and wellness lessons for students at a variety of levels and interests
  • Lead fun and effective squash/fitness/racquet sport sessions that promote proper movement mechanics and healthy activity among high school students
  • Build caring, supportive, meaningful relationships with students
  • Participate in new student recruitment and squash tryout sessions
  • Participate in community outreach and engagement activities as needed
  • Support squash tournament selections and enrollment for high school students 
  • Accompany students to tournaments/trips and plan and implement weekend squash activities 
  • Assist with driving students to and from program activities as needed
  • Encourage participants to gain and develop life skills, knowledge, and techniques through sport
  • Act as a role model, earning respect and trust of the community and youth served
  • Participate in pre-and post-program logistics, including waiting with students for their rides from the program and ensuring a safe and orderly dismissal process


  1. Program Support (25%)
  • Plan and work collaboratively with High School Academic Coordinator to ensure alignment between fitness/squash and educational program activities
  • Participate in the sports and fitness planning as part of the Squash Department team
  • Track student attendance, timeliness, and preparation daily 
  • Maintain equipment and ensure that squash and fitness spaces are organized and inspiring
  • Other projects as assigned


ABOUT YOU

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident
  • Must have a High School Diploma or GED
  • Must be 20 years or older
  • Must have a high school or college athletic experience
  • Experience working with youth a plus
  • Squash experience (preferred but not required)
  • Ability to multi-task and adapt to changing priorities in a high performing, fast-paced environment
  • Excellent verbal and writing communication skills, time management, and organizational skills
  • Flexible, proactive, take initiative, and problem-solve
  • CPR/First Aid and AED certification (SquashWise will provide)
  • Must have a valid driver’s license with at least 3 years of driving experience
  • Must pass a criminal history background check and driving record check


TIME & COMPENSATION

This is a UP2US Coach AmeriCorps term of service.  The position is full-time and year-long, beginning August 2021 and ending July 2022.


As a UP2US AmeriCorps member, the High School Squash Coordinator will receive an annual stipend of $20,399 (paid twice a month) and an Education Award of $6,345 upon successful completion of the term.  


SquashWise is an equal opportunity employer committed to an inclusive and welcoming workplace environment, free of discrimination and harassment. We celebrate and support the diverse cultures, perspectives, skills, and experiences within our workforce and community.


ABOUT US

At SquashWise, we partner with youth and families in Baltimore to advance equity in squash, education, and personal development opportunities.  Our vision of Baltimore is a place where all young people have the support of a team where…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    August 2, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    July 16, 2021
  • Education
    High School Diploma Required
  • Professional Level
    Entry level

Salary

At least $20,399As a UP2US AmeriCorps member, the High School Squash Coordinator will receive an annual stipend of $20,399 (paid twice a month) and an Education Award of $6,345 upon successful completion of the term.

Benefits

Health benefits through UP2US, AmeriCorps

Health benefits through UP2US, AmeriCorps

Location

On-site
3600 Clipper Mill Rd, Baltimore, MD 21211, USA
Suite 103

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