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

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Teens Run DC | Washington, DC
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Overview


Help youth achieve their dreams! At Teens Run DC (TRDC), you will coach students in our sports-based youth development program by teaching running and life skills. 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 well-being of underserved youth by facilitating our physical activity and life skills program at a school or community site in Washington, DC. You will lead middle school students in physical activity as well as social and emotional learning activities, helping students to set and achieve both running and life goals.


Teens Run DC offers school-based programming 2-4 days per week at partner school sites throughout DC. This programming includes in-school lunch clubs where coaches lead groups of 10-15 students in team- and life skill-building activities, and after-school run clubs where coaches teach running concepts and train groups of 10-15 students for races and fun runs of varying distances. On Saturdays, TRDC meets for community-wide running practices. During the year, TRDC participates in and organizes races and community events, including the TRDC Mentoring Matters 5K.


Coaches receive the support of a welcoming and energetic team including the Program Manager, Associate Program Manager, school staff, and other TRDC coaches and staff members.


This is a great opportunity for someone who enjoys taking leadership and initiative in order to accomplish great 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.

The recipient of the 2016 National Service “Spirit” Award from the Mayor of the District of Columbia and 2018 Road Runners Club of America Outstanding Youth Running Program of the Year, TRDC values community service, commitment, respect, and encouragement. There are coach term available is for: 03/2020 to 03/2021.


Member Duties


At Teens Run DC, you will help youth achieve their dreams by facilitating physical activity and life skills programming. Two days per week, you will plan and lead after-school run clubs and in-school lunch clubs, helping students set and achieve both running and life goals. On Fridays, coaches meet at the TRDC office for team check-ins, professional development, and collaborative lesson planning sessions. You will participate in TRDC races and attend Saturday practices with your students at least once per month. You will initiate and build relationships with school staff and families. Finally, coaches will perform administrative duties related to enrollment forms, attendance, incentives, race registration, and evaluation. Through this service, you will make an important impact on the lives of DC youth.


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 15 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 in March 2020, members will complete 900 hours of service.

Overview


Help youth achieve their dreams! At Teens Run DC (TRDC), you will coach students in our sports-based youth development program by teaching running and life skills. Great opportunity to make a big impact and play a key role in a growing…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Part Time Schedule
  • High School Diploma Required
  • Entry level

Benefits

§ Living allowance of $7,770

§ Members are eligible to receive an Eli Segal Education Award of 3,047.50 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 to help cover daily transportation costs.

§ Living allowance of $7,770

§ Members are eligible to receive an Eli Segal Education Award of 3,047.50 upon successful completion of all program requirements. It can be used to pay for…

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…

Location

218 9th Street Southeast, Rear Alley, Washington, DC 20003

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