716 Squash Seeks Squash & Wellness Coach

716 Squash seeks an experienced squash player with an interest in youth development to be the Middle School Squash & Wellness Coach at Buffalo’s squash and education program. 716 Squash provides long-term support and life-changing opportunities through education, mentoring, service, and squash to Buffalo youth with limited access to resources. The Squash & Wellness Coach will be responsible for working with 25-35 middle school students, mostly beginners, in squash programming, fitness activities, tournament planning, and evaluation of athletic progress. This is a unique full-time opportunity for a high-level squash player with an interest in youth programming to expand and improve the services of a unique nonprofit. The successful candidate will bring a desire to enrich and motivate Buffalo youth, using squash as a tool for inspiration and engagement.

Job responsibilities:

  • Create and implement a daily squash and fitness curriculum, including team-building exercises and lessons on sportsmanship and athleticism.
  • Recruit, train, and manage squash volunteers, ensuring volunteers at every session.
  • Manage squash tournament schedule and entries: U.S. squash entries, tournament entry forms, local matches, squash leagues.
  • Document progress on each student: collect data on attendance, skills, fitness, etc.
  • Coordinate and chaperone student transportation to and from school for program sessions, including van driving (training provided; standard driver’s license and clean driving history required).
  • Build meaningful and lasting relationships with students, teachers and parents.
  • Manage squash equipment: maintenance, cleaning, shoes, new orders.
  • Assist with administrative duties as needed.
  • Hours: Weekday hours from 10am-6:30pm; Saturdays from 11-1pm; occasional weekend tournaments, local and travel.

Qualifying Criteria:

  • Squash and coaching skills; college-level varsity experience preferred.
  • B.A. or A.A. preferred, but not required.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Experience working with youth, especially inner-city youth.
  • Current driver’s license and clean driving record; three years of driving experience required.
  • Pass a criminal history background check.

Start Date: August 2018

Salary: Competitive salary commensurate with experience; includes health benefits, retirement matching, and generous paid vacation time.

To Apply: Submit cover letter and resume to by July 20, 2018.

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