Wellness, Activity, and Community Leader

Job Type

Part Time

Salary

Details: $7,700 Stipend, $2,960 educational award, and professional training

Published

06/12/2018

Start Date

07/18/2018

Application Deadline

07/01/2018

Address

67 Alleghany Street
Boston
Massachusetts
02120
United States

Description

School Description

Fenway’s mission is to create a socially committed and morally responsible community of learners that values its students as individuals. It is an outstanding, innovative high school with 35 years of experience educating diverse youth from all over Boston. Our proven success is largely due to our teaching practices and school structures based on three core principles: (1) personalized relationships, (2) intellectual challenge, and (3) culturally and linguistically responsive and relevant content.


To learn more about Fenway, visit www.fenwayhs.org.


Position Description

The Wellness, Activity & Community Leader supports student success and wellness by creating supportive relationships with youth through mentoring, sports, activity, and partnerships with Boston organizations. She/he will promote exercise, healthy choices, good decision making, and open communication between youth-youth and youth-adults. Through his/her personal interests, and in collaboration with the youth being served, she/he will design, plan, and implement engaging wellness and physical activities for groups of students.


This is an Americorps, part-time, paid-service position that comes with a $7,700.00 stipend and a $2,960.00 educational award. Coaches must attend an annual training and professional development activities.


Key Competencies:

  • Passion for sports, wellness, and physical activity; 
  • Interest in facilitating learning around wellness and physical activity with teens;
  • Strong interpersonal skills to work with students and families from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds to move toward a fully pluralistic school and society.


Responsibilities:

  • Act as a supportive adult and mentor for diverse youth, ensuring that each student feels listened to, cared for, and challenged to reach his/her full potential;
  • Organize before or after-school programs around sports, mental and emotional wellness, or physical activity;
  • Supervise and manage team and individual behavior at all times using restorative justice techniques and ensure the physical and emotional safety of all youth;
  • Create partnerships with outside organizations to offer interesting and engaging opportunities for youth. These may include recreation centers, yoga studios, healthy restaurants, sports complexes, climbing or boxing gyms, cycling studios, etc;
  • Promote Fenway’s Safety Guideline of “Try It On,” encouraging youth to experiment with varied activities to broaden their horizons and identify their true passions.


Qualifications:

  • Strong and tested ability to develop and participate effectively on teams;
  • Experience working in sports-based youth development;
  • Ability to prioritize and complete complex projects in the face of deadlines;
  • Growth mindset, positive and optimistic attitude, sense of humor, and self-starter;
  • A commitment to improving conditions and providing opportunities for all youth;
  • Ability to uphold, promote, and model youth development principles;
  • An Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree.
  • Spanish language skills are desired.


Fenway is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

2-year degree

How To Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to dmarion@fenwayhs.org


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