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Physical Activity & Life Skills Coach - AmeriCorps Member (part-time & full-time available!)

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Teens Run DC
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Washington, DC
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Published 18 days ago

Overview

Help youth achieve their dreams! At Teens Run DC, you will coach students in our running and life skills mentorship program. Great opportunity to make a big impact and play a key role in a growing nonprofit.

Program/Organizational Description

As service corps coach at Teens Run DC, you will improve the wellbeing of underserved youth by facilitating our physical activity and life skills program at a school or community site in Washington, DC. You will help middle/high school students set and achieve running and life goals. You will lead students in physical activity and teach valuable lessons about goal setting, reflection, self-awareness, and mindfulness.

Teens Run DC offers virtual and in person in-school and afterschool programming four days a week. On Saturdays, TRDC’s community meets for a running practice. During the year, TRDC participates in and organizes races and community events, including its own TRDC Mentoring Matters 5K. 

TRDC’s in-school programming includes lunch clubs and elective classes where coaches lead 10-25 students in group exercise and games and teach life skills lessons. Afterschool programming includes run/walk clubs where coaches train groups of 15 students for races and fun runs. TRDC also leads and organizes fitness events at each school. Coaches receive the support of a welcoming and energetic team including the Program Manager, school staff, and other TRDC coaches and staff.

This is a great opportunity for someone who enjoys taking leadership and initiative in order to accomplish big things. No extensive running experience is required although regular participation in and enjoyment of physical activity will be helpful! The position is ideal for someone who likes leading groups and facilitating lessons, is outgoing and motivational, is committed to social justice and community service, is interested in youth development, is organized, and has excellent interpersonal and communications skills. Experience in youth development, organizing programs and events, and working with diverse populations is desired.

Member Duties

At Teens Run DC, you will help youth achieve their dreams by facilitating physical activity and life skills programming. Four days per week, you will plan and lead after school run clubs and in-school lunch clubs and elective classes. You will help students set running and life goals and will help them achieve those goals. You will teach valuable life skills lessons. One day per week, coaches meet in person or via zoom for professional development and program activities before going to a DC high school for afternoon programming. You will participate in TRDC races and attend Saturday practices with your students once a month. You will initiate and build relationships with school staff and families. Coaches perform duties related to enrollment forms, attendance, incentives, race registration, and evaluation. Finally, Coaches may assist students with various subject areas through in- or after-school tutoring. Through this service, you will make an important impact on the lives of youth. 

Hours

Full-time: Mondays- Thursdays from 9am to 5pm; Fridays from 10am to 5pm

Part-time: Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 am to 5pm; Fridays from 10 am to 5pm

Qualifications

  •  An understanding of, or strong desire to learn, youth development concepts
  • Ability to actively engage and inspire youth, families and community members
  • Ability to act as a support for youth, families, and colleagues
  • Ability to initiate and sustain collaborative relationships with other organizations
  • Respect for diversity and differences among youth, families, and communities
  • Ability to plan and implement programming and events consistent with the needs of youth
  • Ability to motivate and manage groups of 10 to 25 students
  • Ability to run programming in outdoor weather conditions throughout the year
  • Ability to transport up to 20 pounds of gear and materials to practices, races, and event
  • Citizen or lawful permanent resident of United States
  • High School Degree or GED
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Members must undergo a National Sex Offender Public Registry Check, FBI Criminal History Check, State Criminal Background Check, District of Columbia Public Schools Volunteer Background Check, and other background checks as required by funders

Term of Service, Hours Requirement, and Start Date

Starting August 2021 and ending in August 2022, members will complete 1700 (full time) or 900 (part-time) hours of service. All members who complete their year of service will be eligible for an education award totaling $6,345.00 (full time) or $3,172.50 (part time) that can be used for loan repayment, current, or continuing education. 

How to Apply

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to jobs@teensrundc.org with the subject line “Coach”.

Teens Run DC is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against a member on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, nor political affiliation.

Overview

Help youth achieve their dreams! At Teens Run DC, you will coach students in our running and life skills mentorship program. Great opportunity to make a big impact and play a key role in a growing nonprofit.

Program/Organizational…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    August 1, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    June 30, 2021
  • Education
    High School Diploma Required
  • Professional Level
    Entry level

Salary

$8,150 - $16,300Amounts are approximate and final stipend amounts will be determined when the contract is finalized.

Benefits

§ Living allowance of $8,150 for part-time; $16,300 for full-time

§ Members are eligible to receive an Eli Segal Education Award of 3,172.50 for part-time and $6,345.00 for full-time positions upon successful completion of all program requirements. It can be used to pay for attendance at a qualified higher education institution and to repay qualified student loans for a period of up to seven years after the completion of service. The award is taxable income in the year it is used. Please see nationalservice.gov and www.edaward.org for additional information.

§ Members are eligible for forbearance and interest accrual payment for most federally-backed student loans. For other student loans, members should ask their loan holder if they qualify for deferment or forbearance.

§ Transportation benefit of $100-$150 to help cover daily transportation costs.

§ Living allowance of $8,150 for part-time; $16,300 for full-time

§ Members are eligible to receive an Eli Segal Education Award of 3,172.50 for part-time and $6,345.00 for full-time…

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
700 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Washington, DC 20003, USA
Suite 2000

How to Apply

How to Apply


To apply, send a cover letter and resume to jobs@teensrundc.org with the subject line “Coach”.

Teens Run DC is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against a member on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, nor political affiliation.

How to Apply


To apply, send a cover letter and resume to jobs@teensrundc.org with the subject line “Coach”.

Teens Run DC is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate…

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