Coach will facilitate sport and academic enrichment activities. The Coach develops lesson plans to implement the PowerPlay program model with program participants. The position requires the ability to write lesson plans, facilitate physical and social-emotional learning activities. The Coach will help promote a positive image of PowerPlay’s core mission, values, and purpose.
PowerPlay NYC is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to advance the lives of girls through sports, helping them grow physically, emotionally, and academically stronger. The nonprofit creates opportunities for girls aged 8-18 by partnering with schools and community-based organizations to conduct after-school and summer programs that emphasize physical fitness and education. Through sports PowerPlay builds girls’ confidence and resiliency and creates safe spaces where girls learn from each other and from strong female role models. PowerPlay programming is offered in all five boroughs and is concentrated in low-income, underserved communities and in Title 1-funded public schools.
PowerPlay serves over 1,800 girls and young women per year through its core programs and citywide events, and across 35 partner sites throughout NYC. Over 90% of participants are girls of color (primarily Black and Latinx), and over 90% receive free school lunch. Participants benefit from a year-round continuum of cohort-based services through three central programs: Sports Training and Role models for Success (STARS) Series Program, RisingSTARS Leadership Academy (RSA), and SuperSTARS Leadership Academy (SSLA).
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Collect enrollment packets and surveys (pre and post) from school/site contacts within the designated timeframe.
- Support with data entry of program-based surveys.
- Track attendance weekly and maintain program site roster.
- Complete online timecard by required deadlines.
COACHING AND FACILITATION
- Coach at a minimum of two after-school program sites (1.5 – 3 hours each). Powerplay NYC will select the coaching sites, based on coach preference and availability.
- Follow designated curriculum and collaborate with co-coach in advance.
- Develop lesson plan and activities in advance and share with site and Powerplay NYC staff in
- Maintain appropriate communication (email, social media, or verbal communication) and physical boundaries with participants and staff.
- Adhere to proper mandated regarding any suspicion of child abuse or neglect to the relevant authorities with support of leadership team.
- Keep PowerPlay staff informed of pertinent site information, including any challenges in fulfilling site responsibilities.
- Report site injuries via appropriate forms and immediately communicate incidents with Senior Program Manager.
- Communicate with PowerPlay NYC leadership staff regarding conflict resolution, crisis intervention or emotional distress.
- Attend mandatory training and program meetings.
- Demonstrate a sense of urgency and commitment to the mission, vision and culture of PowerPlay NYC.
- Must be knowledgeable and skilled in a variety of sports and have prior experience successfully teaching and instructing youth.
- Minimum of 2 years of coaching experience and/or experience as a member of an intercollegiate team is preferred.
- Ability to identify and anticipate problems, analyze situations and recommend solutions/problem-solve.
- Proactive, “can-do” approach/attitude; demonstrate initiative and resourcefulness.
- An excellent team player with a positive attitude and the ability to connect and collaborate with others.
- Excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills with proven ability to interact with a diverse range of individuals both in person and over the phone, applying tact and discretion as situations demand.
- Ability to maintain the confidentiality of student information.
- Ability to follow written and oral instructions and school-age childcare guidelines.
- At least 1 year of experience working with School Age Children and youth.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
- High School Degree or Equivalent and/or working towards an Associate’s/Bachelor’s degree in a related field with an interest or passion in recreational or competitive sports.
- Intermediate or better proficiency in Microsoft Office suite of products, specifically Microsoft Excel and general ability to learn new software.
- Knowledge of utilizing Google Drive to receive and share documents.
The usual and customary methods of performing this position’s functions require the following physical demands:
- Occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling so a moderate degree of physical stamina.
- Frequent and prolonged standing, walking, bending and occasional lifting up to 50lbs.
- Must have the ability to stand, walk, or sit on the floor while working with students in a program setting.