Salary: 38-41k annually; full benefits
Education: Bachelor’s degree
Location: New York, NY
Language: English, Spanish a plus
Type: Full Time, minimum two-year commitment required
Start Date: June 24, 2019
StreetSquash is a youth development organization running programming in Harlem, New York and Newark, New Jersey. We function as one organization with two sites. StreetSquash aims to help each child realize her or his academic, athletic, and personal potential through long-term, rigorous programming in academic support, squash instruction, college prep, community service, and leadership development. StreetSquash serves 180 Harlem and 70 Newark public school students in grades 6-12, and another 120 students in college and beyond. 100% of StreetSquash participants graduate from high school and 94% matriculate to a post-secondary program. Once in college, StreetSquash students graduate at almost three times the national rate of students in the same demographic. Through high expectations and strong support, we help our students to achieve greatness.
Our team of fun, diverse professionals 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. StreetSquash is a healthy, growing nonprofit, looking for motivated, enthusiastic individuals to fill integral positions within the organization.
Learn more about us at www.streetsquash.org
About the Position
StreetSquash is seeking a driven, innovative Squash Coordinator with a passion for supporting young people in 6th through 12th grade, specifically working with 10th and 11th graders, and putting them on the path to achieving their higher athletic and educational goals. This is a youth development position as well as a great coaching job.
Ideal candidates will have a deep commitment to youth development, significant experience playing squash (at the college level or higher), experience coaching squash in a group setting (including effectively speaking to groups of 15 or more), be able to work a flexible schedule, and be sensitive to different cultures and communities. Candidates must also be legally authorized to work in the United States.
This position will report to the Senior Squash Director and will:
- Facilitate daily after-school squash and fitness sessions, including managing volunteers and coaching individual students
- Support students in their athletic, academic, and personal growth through programming and relationship-building
- Support academic sessions for 11th-grade students weekly, including behavior management, tutoring, and academic advising
- Work closely with academic staff to meet the needs of assigned teams, including caregiver communication, planning team trips and cultural outings, facilitating team-building and
developmental workshops, etc.
- Coordinate matches, tournaments, equipment maintenance, fitness tests, summer squash opportunities and other squash-related programs in conjunction with squash team
- Chaperone students to squash tournaments and matches, as well as other program-wide trips
- Network with other organizations, squash clubs, and other service providers to refer students and provide opportunities in conjunction with squash team
- Collaborate on program-wide initiatives and projects including organizing community service activities
- Manage an additional program component, for example, community service, summer opportunities, volunteering and Saturday tutoring program, student leadership committee, StreetSquash store, squash equipment or peer mentoring
- Participate in at least 6 overnight trips during the course of the program year (2 two-night squash trips, 2 one-night team trips, 1 overnight high school camping trip, 1 overnight staff retreat)
- Bachelor’s Degree and 2-3 years competitive squash playing experience (e.g. college squash)
- Valid driver’s license and comfort/capacity to occasionally drive 15 passenger vans
- Sensitivity to different cultures, races, and ethnicities. Works well with diverse or marginalized populations
- Proven track record staying on top of multiple projects, planning backward and anticipating obstacles, identifying and involving stakeholders appropriately, using resources wisely, being flexible and adaptable under
- Legal authorization to work in the United States
Qualifications and Experience
We are seeking candidates with a deep commitment to sport in the context of youth development who are results-oriented and have strong collaboration skills. You should have:
- 1-2 years of experience in youth development with students of color attending public schools in urban areas a plus
- Experience coaching squash, preferably with groups, ranging in age from 11 to 18 years old
- Project management, interpersonal, organizational and networking skills critical, including excellent writing, research, and computer skills
- Must be able to regularly work Saturdays and be flexible on weekends and evenings
- Experience working with students in an academic capacity a plus
- A sense of humor and understanding of adolescent development
- Conversational spoken Spanish a plus
Hours: Monday/Wednesday – 10:30-6:30, Tuesday/Thursday – 11:30-7:30, with alternating Friday(11:30-7:30)/Saturday(9-5) schedule. Some weekend tournaments will affect hours.
How to Apply:
Please email cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with Squash Coordinator – Harlem in the subject line.
StreetSquash is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply. No knowledge of squash is necessary for academic positions.