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Steel City Squash Seeks Head Squash Coach

Salary: $40,000-$50,000 plus bonus                          Type: Full Time
Benefits: Full health, Retirement Plan                        Start Date: ASAP
Location: Pittsburgh, PA

About Steel City Squash

Steel City Squash is a non-profit community organization that aims to help each child realize his or her academic and personal potential through long-term, rigorous programming in academic tutoring, squash instruction, literacy enrichment, community service, and one-on- one mentoring. Steel City Squash joins other member organizations of the National Urban Squash and Education Association, which collectively boasts over 2,000 middle and high school participants nationwide, a 97% high school graduation rate and college matriculation rate, and students at some of the top colleges in the nation. Through high expectations and strong support, we help our students to achieve greatness. Learn more about us at www.steelcitysquash.org

About Chatham University

Chatham University is a small liberal arts college and private university located in the city of Pittsburgh. Our team is committed to building deep relationships with our students and to giving each staff member meaningful responsibility in a cooperative working environment with support for everyone’s ideas. We do our best to foster personal and professional growth, not just in our young people, but in each other as well.

About the Position

Steel City Squash and Chatham University are seeking a driven, innovative Head Squash Coach with a passion for supporting students. This position will oversee the development and implementation of a rigorous squash and fitness program for Steel City Squash, as well as the foundation and development of an intercollegiate squash program at Chatham University.

This position is not just a coaching job!

Responsibilities

  • Facilitate daily after-school squash and fitness sessions for up to 50 students, managing volunteers and coaching individual students
  • Develop and implement long-term squash and fitness curriculum with standards to track
  • Manage US Squash memberships for all students as well as ClubLocker profiles, scoring, ladders,
  • Manage student enrollment in National Urban Squash and Education Association (NUSEA) sanctioned events and travel with students to those events
  • Work closely with staff to coordinate monthly matches and tournaments
  • Oversee squash uniform and equipment inventory/maintenance
  • Run 5 weeks of intensive summer squash program and coordinate opportunities with

other squash-related summer programs

  • Network with other organizations, squash clubs and other services to refer students and provide opportunities
  • Collaborate on program-wide initiatives and projects
  • Support students in their athletic, academic, and personal growth through programming and relationship-building

Qualifications

  • Significant experience playing and coaching squash; in particular, group and clinic based coaching for beginner to intermediate level players
  • US Squash Coaching Certificate, Level 1 a plus
  • Experience with organizing and running multi-level squash tournaments – Tournament Director Certificate a plus
  • Excellent writing, research, and computer skills
  • Project management, interpersonal, organizational and networking skills critical
  • Experience working with students in an academic capacity a plus
  • Sensitivity to different cultures and communities with a commitment to youth development
  • Valid drivers license and comfort/capacity to drive a 15 passenger bus

How to Apply:

Please email cover letter and resume to Brad Young, Executive Director, at brad.young@steelcitysquash.org or to the address below:

Steel City Squash University of Pittsburgh

Department of Health and Physical Activity 140 Trees Hall

Pittsburgh, PA 15261

Steel City Squash is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply.

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