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Come work with SquashWise!

About SquashWise

SquashWise is a long-term support system creating opportunities for aspiring youth in Baltimore. We help students realize their academic, athletic, and personal potential by combining intensive academic tutoring and mentoring with coaching in the sport of squash. We are based on the very successful model of squash & education programs located in 20 cities across the country. www.baltimoresquashwise.org.

SquashWise Culture

Described by many students and staff as “a second home,” SquashWise creates an athletic self-concept in students who may not have considered themselves athletes, and we introduce students to incredible educational and life opportunities through squash. Our staff team is deeply committed to our students, which is the number one reason why our staff retention is so high (ranging from 1-10 years, averaging 5 years).

We have a fun work environment and offer many opportunities for professional growth as a grassroots, yet growing nonprofit.

Check out our open positions!

Coaching Coordinator

SquashWise seeks candidates interested in sports, fitness, education and youth development for the Coaching Coordinator position at Baltimore’s squash and education program. This is an exciting opportunity for those interested in youth sports and mentoring, and is an ideal position for an experienced PE educator or squash player interested in making a difference outside of a school setting. Strong candidates will bring experience coaching youth, and a strong personal desire to help youth of color achieve equitable access to educational and athletic opportunities. Squash experience is not a requirement for this position, but is an asset.

Position Description

The Coaching Coordinator will be responsible for working with SquashWise’s middle school students in daily sessions comprised of fitness, squash coaching, tutoring, and other enrichment to assist them in reaching their life goals. The Coordinator will also be responsible for tracking student progress, corresponding with teachers and parents, leading field trips, and managing/engaging volunteers and mentors. The Coordinator will assist SquashWise in setting achievable yet ambitious goals for students, and defining measurements to track these goals.

Main Job Responsibilities

  • Co-coach the fitness program for middle school students after-school and during spring and summer breaks.
  • Recruit and manage volunteer coaches to assist at practices.
  • Plan and implement spring and summer break camps including squash coaching, fitness, volunteering in the community, and other enrichment.
  • Research opportunities for summer internships and camps and assist students with applications.
  • Document student progress and demonstrate improvement in athletic performance.
  • Build meaningful and lasting relationships with students, parents/guardians, and volunteers.
  • Provide support to SquashWise in the form of operational and administrative duties including social media management, event planning, program evaluation, and other duties as needed.
Desired qualifications & skills
  • The most important characteristic is to be mission-driven with a desire to work with youth from challenging neighborhoods. Other desired qualifications:
  • Significant experience managing groups of students in a coaching, teaching, or mentoring role.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and time management skills which are necessary to juggle multiple responsibilities and maintain strong relationships with students, parents, volunteers, and staff.
  • 1-2 years of experience working with youth.
  • Demonstrated ability to create strong rapport with adolescents and their families.
  • While not required for this position, experience in squash is a plus.
  • Former teachers are encouraged to apply, as are candidates with experience coaching sports.
Requirements
  • Availability to work full-time during the week and some Saturdays. Hours: weekdays from 10am-7pm; some Saturdays from 12-3pm and occasional weekend trips.Availability to chaperone occasional weekend trips for college visits, squash tournaments, and other student experiences.
  • B.A. degree or higher.
  • Current driver’s license with at least 3 years of driving experience; clean driving record.
  • Pass a criminal history background check.
Application Deadline

August 31, 2018

Start Date

September 1, 2018 or earlier

How To Apply

Submit resume and cover letter to apply@baltimoresquashwise.org with “Coaching Coordinator” in the subject line.

Equal Opportunity Employer: SquashWise is committed to building a culturally diverse staff and is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.