Up2Us AmeriCoprs Program Associate and Head Soccer Coach

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $15,105
Maximum: $19,905
Details: This is a service position offering a modest living stipend. We can offer an additional stipend to help offset the high cost of living in Boston, dependent on the experience and skill set of candidates



Start Date


Application Deadline



United States


Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

Up2Us Coaches serving through AmeriCorps must complete their assigned term of service listed above not to exceed a 12 month period. During the term of service, the coach will serve in a direct service role.

Essential Functions:

  • Act as head coach of two SWB teams: a high school or middle school team and elementary school team. Coaching includes, but is not limited to planning and facilitating all activities, communicating session plans to volunteers, utilizing monitoring and evaluation systems, maintaining a balance of SWB’s 3 core activities, managing team culture, youth retention and family engagement
  • Coordinate with key program partners to manage youth recruitment to program
  • Coordinate transportation for off-site activities
  • Work alongside SWB Boston team to plan special events and workshop
  • Steward case management for any academically at-risk youth on your teams via house visits, school meetings, academic tracking and academic support sessions
  • Collaborate with existing partners and prospect new partners to connect program and youth to new resources
  • Support program to reach goals in 2018-2019 academic year
  • Manage leadership opportunities for youth within program

Marginal Functions:

  • Prospect and solicit in-kind donations to support program
  • Support execution of program's annual fundraiser events
  • Provide content for social media

Additionally, the AmeriCorps Up2Us Coach will:

  • Encourage participants to gain and develop life skills, knowledge, and techniques through sport, using lessons learned at Up2Us Sports’ best in class training events 
  • Perform data collection activities such as directed by your Up2Us Sports Program Manager 
  • Act as a role model, gaining the respect and trust of the community and youth served

Up2Us AmeriCorps Coaches must complete the following requirements to ensure successful completion of the AmeriCorps program:

  • Completion of the minimum required hours of service and training by last day of coach contract
  • Attendance at the Up2Us Coach orientation
  • Completion of twice monthly America Learns reflection logs at an 80% level or higher
  • Completion of bi-weekly timesheets
  • Attendance at a day of service 
  • Attend/participate in Up2Us Sports trainings, meetings, and special initiatives
  • Attend Coach Training Institute (August 18th-21st) 

Uniform Policy: Coaches must wear Up2Us Sports branded t-shirts provided by Up2Us Sports with AmeriCorps logo when coaching and at program sessions and events


Upon successful completion of the service term, a Segal Service Award in the amount of $5,920 will be made available to the AmeriCorps service member. This award is in addition to the salary range and can often be used to pay student loans or for current or future schooling. For more information on this award please visit https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/segal-americorps-education-award

Level of Language Proficiency

The ideal candidate will be multilingual. We are especially looking for candidates who are proficient in Spanish or Arabic, particularly Darjia or Darja.

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

High School

How To Apply


Please send a resume and a brief cover letter to Soccer Without Borders Boston Program Director, Preston Hollis.

Don't hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns.