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Youth Development Coordinator: Sports and Fitness

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West End House
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Allston, MA
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Publicado hace 25 días

West End House is the largest youth development agency in the Allston-Brighton community providing high-impact programs that ensure that our young people are succeeding academically, exploring, and mastering the arts, developing career readiness skills, and adopting healthy lifestyles. Operating since 1906, today’s West End House welcomes approximately 1000 young people each year who represent more than 40 different countries and 10 languages.  Our commitment is to ensure Boston’s children and teens have access to opportunities to help them thrive.  West End House serves young people throughout Allston-Brighton and across Boston’s neighborhoods, including Roxbury, Dorchester, Mattapan, Hyde Park, Fenway, Roslindale, South Boston, and East Boston.  We are bold in our commitment and efforts to become an anti-racist, equitable organization and welcome candidates with a passion for this work.  

Our mission is to inspire and enable youth from all backgrounds to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens.  We are proud of our impact in the community, some of which is highlighted below:

• Our COVID-19 response included launching an in-person Learning Hubs initiative for students to attend remote school and we were 1 of only 3 sites citywide to serve teens in our Hubs; we also launched a Family Food Program that has distributed over 400,000 lbs. of groceries to our families and community members.

• Unparalleled service to teens: Prior to the pandemic, West End House served more teens than 98% of Boys & Girls Clubs across the country.  And the teens who come to West End House are graduating high school and enrolling in college at a greater rate than their peers across the state.

• We are the only Boys & Girls Club on the East Coast to dedicate full-time staff and resources to supporting our students in college.

• Our arts programs attract and engage as many young people as our recreational offerings and are designed to advance young people from exposure to engagement to pathways in visual arts, music, digital arts, dance, and more.

Today, West End House has a staff of almost 30 highly collaborative team members, a dedicated Board of Directors, and an annual budget of more than $3.9 million. As a mark of our commitment to the success of both our staff and youth participants, our club’s program staff are full time employees.   

The Youth Development Coordinator for Sports and Fitness is responsible for creating and implementing high-quality programs for members of all ages and skill levels. The Youth Development Coordinator reports to West End House’s Program Director and works closely with peer leaders, volunteers, and care givers.  We seek motivated candidates who value authenticity, effective execution, and a commitment to youth development.

 WHAT YOU’LL GET TO DO: 

Key responsibilities include:

• Facilitate after school and summer programs to keep kids active and play a key role in our New Balance Foundation Kids in Motion program

• Create and implement sports and fitness programs that appeal to our diverse membership that may consist of innovative gym games, sports, and structured fitness opportunities

• Coach athletic teams (basketball and soccer) for youth age 7 to 18

• Develop and maintain influential and long-lasting relationships with Club youth, particularly those who are in greatest need of caring adults in their lives

• Responsible for providing daily programs, services and activities for Club members, which are consistent with the organization’s youth development mission and goals.

• Implement creative strategies to improve the health of young people who do not traditionally participate in physical fitness activities.

• Play a lead role in developing and enhancing a Club-wide culture of health and fitness

WHO WE’RE LOOKING FOR: 

West End House seeks a professional with an equity-first, strengths-based mindset who has demonstrated alignment with our mission, either through lived, work, or volunteer experience in historically marginalized communities.  The ideal candidate will have demonstrated a passion for providing a wide range of programs that help members stay active and ensure they are participating in 60 minutes of physical activity daily. These programs include gym games, leagues, and fitness training. They would also share in a variety of responsibilities in our daily operation to ensure a successful, overarching program. We’ll be most excited about your candidacy if you can demonstrate prior success delivering results in a collaborative, mission-driven environment. We do not expect candidates to meet all the criteria listed below. Reviewing the qualifications can help you to better understand the expectations of this role. 

If you believe you have “what it takes,” please submit an application. We will be excited to hear from you and each application will be carefully reviewed and acknowledged by a member of our team. Below you will find key experiences and mindsets we seek:

• Direct experience providing sports, fitness, or recreational programs for youth; experience in coaching preferred

• Knowledge of trends in fitness, physical education games, and other athletic activities.

• Growth mindset that drives a commitment to learn from/with your colleagues augmented with direct experience in programs rooted in in the principles of youth development

• High expectations, personally and professionally, and the ability to maintain high expectations for all youth

• Driven to succeed and see young people succeed even when the youth cannot see it for themselves Experience with innovative methods to contact and develop relationships with youth; willingness to relentlessly and proactively reach out to youth

• Ability to create strong relationships with youth in a short period of time

• Ability to maintain high expectations for all youth

• Strong classroom management and program facilitation skills that balance the needs and interests of youth

• Experience working in multicultural environments, bi-lingual (English/Spanish) a strong plus.

• “Hands-On” mentality - candidate will be working directly with kids and families.

• Thrives in a collaborative and fast-paced environment; works hours as program and youth needs arise

WORK EXPECTATIONS AT WEST END HOUSE: 

We are a hands-on team and seek employees who are passionate about our work and service to our community.  West End House employees are fully onsite five days/week and are required to be fully vaccinated or can request an exemption.  All West End House youth and staff will have weekly PCR tests onsite.  

While a valid MA driver’s  license ins preferred, West End House is easily accessible via the T (Green Line to Allston Street), MBTA bus (66) and has limited parking available.  

Our team works onsite 40 hours/week.  Candidates should be aware that this will be an out of school time schedule with evening hours. 

OUR CORE VALUES: 

• Strength-Based Relationship Building: West End House uses a strength-based approach to build relationships that endure and contribute to positive outcomes for our young people. Staff focus on the assets of our young people, rather than the deficits, to support continuous growth.

• Innovation: West End House prides itself on creating and offering innovative and responsive programs. Staff members are expected to think outside the box, proactively problem solve, and be courageous in their daily work.

• Curiosity: West End House staff are enthusiastic to learn. They participate in personal and professional opportunities designed to challenge and expand to their knowledge base. They are encouraged to seek out learning experiences and actively participate in their own development.

• Data Informed: Assessing our impact is critical to ensuring the best outcomes for our program participants. Our staff is expected to use data to inform current program content and future program development, ensuring our offerings meet the needs AND interest of our young people.

• Healthy Environment: Teaching our members the importance of living an active, healthy lifestyle is a priority. As such, our staff is expected to model healthy behavior while working with our young people.

• Safety: West End House values our youth focused, friendly environment. Every staff member shares the responsibility for ensuring West End House is, and remains, a safe and nurturing environment for every young person who comes through our doors.

West End House is the largest youth development agency in the Allston-Brighton community providing high-impact programs that ensure that our young people are succeeding academically, exploring, and mastering the arts, developing…

Detalles a Simple Vista

  • Flexibilidad
    A Tiempo Completo
  • Fecha de inicio
    6 de junio de 2022
  • Fecha límite de postulación
    13 de mayo de 2022
  • Educación
    Bachillerato
  • Nivel de Experiencia
    Intermedio
Salario
USD $45.000 - USD $50.000
/ año
WEST END HOUSE is offering a $1,000 signing bonus! terms apply.

Compensación

WHAT WE OFFER:

Our comprehensive benefits are designed to enhance all aspects of our employees’ lives: physical health, financial security, general well-being and professional development. Our package for full-time staff members includes paid vacation, holiday, and sick days; health and dental coverage; life, short-term and long-term disability insurance; and a defined contribution retirement program. To learn more about West End House benefits and time off, please click here.   

 West End House provides training and access to job related certifications for all employees and staff are encouraged to participate in their own professional development by identifying opportunities and sharing with their supervisor. West End House encourages and supports healthy lifestyles for all staff and provides access to our fitness center, gym, and pool as well as daily, homemade dinners (and lunch during the summer) for all interested staff.

WHAT WE OFFER:

Our comprehensive benefits are designed to enhance all aspects of our employees’ lives: physical health, financial security, general well-being and professional…

Nivel de Idiomas

Spanish speaking a plus

Spanish speaking a plus

Ubicación

Presencial
105 Allston Street, Allston, MA 02134, United States

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