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A+ Squash Seeks Squash and Development Coordinator

Summer 2018

Job Title: Squash and Development Coordinator
Program: Atlanta Urban Squash, Inc. (A+ Squash)
Start Date: August 1, 2018

Compensation & Vacation: Compensation is commensurate with experience and qualifications. The prospect for future increases in compensation is based on performance. Health-insurance. 5 weeks of vacation per year: 1 in December, 1 in the spring, and 3 in the summer. 

Applications and resumes should be submitted to John Collar at jcollar@bcntlaw.com and/or David  Bridges at david.bridges@leavitt.com

Summary

This position is a unique opportunity for a talented and focused individual to assist in implementing daily programing in the classroom, deliver squash programming to the A+ Squash students, gain valuable experience in becoming a community leader, and make a difference in the lives of at-risk youth. The Squash and Development Program Coordinator will report to and work closely with the A+ Squash Director of Youth Development and will assume leadership responsibilities of a strong, growing, and financially stable youth development non-profit (known as an urban squash program) that currently serves 25+ children.  A+ Squash employs a full-time staff of three people consisting of the Director of Youth Development, Program Coordinator, and the Squash and Development Coordinator. The Squash and Development Coordinator reports to the Director of Youth Development and Atlanta Urban Squash’s Board of Directors.  His or her responsibilities include implementing squash programming and tracking program metrics, communicating A+ scheduling and results internally and within the community, community outreach and service, assisting in fundraising, grant writing and grant identification, project coordination and implementation, website maintenance and general administrative duties, preparation of annual reports and newsletters, and managing new and strengthening current A+ relationships with Partners, Donors, Students, the Atlanta Community, and other duties as need be.

A+ Squash seeks candidates who are organized, hardworking and determined leaders and team players and are comfortable and capable fund raisers. Candidates must enjoy coaching, tutoring and mentoring young people from underserved communities and cultivating relationships with their families. The Squash and Development Coordinator will be in control of her or his daily schedule, but the position demands more than a typical full-time job. The Squash and Development Coordinator requires him or her to be present during the program’s weekday and weekend practices & events.

Background

Atlanta Urban Squash, Inc. (A+ Squash) was established in 2014 as an Atlanta youth development program which follows the urban squash development model successfully established by the Squash and Education Alliance (SEA), a network of after-school programs across the United States focused on under-resourced communities. A+ Squash offers intensive year-round programming, which takes place after school, on weekends and in the summer.  A+ Squash makes a long-term commitment to each student, beginning in fifth (5th) grade, and continuing through high school graduation and college placement.  A+ Squash uses the exciting and challenging game of squash as the hook to enhance academic outcomes while also instilling discipline, character, determination, sportsmanship and opportunities to develop leadership skills.  A+ Squash programming also instills wellness and physical fitness, tutoring, mentorship training, and the value of giving back to the community where they live. A+ Students attend academic and squash sessions three times a week throughout the school year from the time they join the program in elementary or middle school until they graduate from high school. In the short-history of A+ Squash, its students have experienced significant-progress academically and athletically.  A+ Squash anticipates continued growth in its program and anticipates having 40+ students during the 2018-2019 school year.  Most importantly, A+ Squash is confident its students will produce similar results to SEA high school graduates, 97% of whom go on to attend college with 20% playing varsity squash.

Qualifications 

  • A bachelor’s degree from a selective university.
  • High quality English skills as a writer and speaker. Grant writing experience is requested.
  • Experience as a squash player or squash coach.
  • Experience working with at-risk youth or in the non-profit world.
  • Affinity toward and experience with an urban squash program.

Leadership Requirements

  • The entrepreneurial drive and ability to take the organization to the next level.
  • The ability to manage, develop, and participate on the A+ Team.
  • The ability to lead projects and events.
  • The ability to design, implement and maintain systems and processes.
  • The ability to keep oneself and one’s team organized while overseeing growth and change.
  • The ability and willingness to work effectively in all areas of the organization when needed, as a squash coach, tutor, chaperon and more.
  • The maturity to be in charge.

Communication 

  • Interpersonal skills required to network and fundraise with accomplished professionals, keep scholars and staff encouraged and accountable, and gain the trust of our students’ families.
  • Presentation and persuasion skills needed to rally groups to achieve a goal.

Commitment: 3 years minimum.

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