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.
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).
SquashWise seeks a motivated, mission-driven candidate for the position of Youth Sports + Fitness Program Coordinator at SquashWise, Baltimore’s squash and education program. This is an exciting opportunity for candidates with athletic/fitness experience (college athletics, community league, coach, fitness trainer, or physical education teacher) and interest in working with middle school youth (ages 10-14) in Baltimore City.
Position Description: The Youth Sports + Fitness Program Coordinator will directly coach and inspire students enrolled in SquashWise’s middle school program at their daily fitness and squash sessions, recruit and manage volunteer squash coaches, and design health promotion programming. The successful candidate will bring a desire to enrich opportunities and improve outcomes for Baltimore City Public School youth, using athletics as a tool for motivation and engagement.
Qualifications: Prior experience with squash is strongly preferred but not required for this position. Candidates should have some experience with sports as an athlete, coach, trainer, or teacher. Priority will be given to candidates with substantial experience in coaching youth sports and/or in racquet sports (tennis, racquetball, squash). The Youth Sports + Fitness Program Coordinator is expected to effectively recruit and manage volunteer coaches to provide specific squash skill development at sessions, and to themselves become proficient in squash within the first three (3) months. (Professional training and ample practice opportunities will be provided by SquashWise.)
The most important prerequisites for this position are the desire and skills to successfully work with middle school youth from challenging neighborhoods. The Youth Sports + Fitness Program Coordinator is expected to build strong and lasting rapport with all students, parents/guardians, volunteers and partners. Candidates should have excellent interpersonal, communication, and time management skills, which are necessary to juggle multiple responsibilities and respond quickly to changing conditions.
Commensurate with experience, ranging from $35,000 to $41,000 with generous benefits and vacation.
February 28, 2019
Submit resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Youth Sports and Fitness Program Coordinator” in the subject line.
SquashWise seeks a motivated athlete and coach with an interest in youth development to be the Youth Squash + Fitness Coach at SquashWise, Baltimore’s squash and education program. This is an exciting opportunity for those interested in sports-based youth development, and is an ideal position for an experienced physical education teacher, trainer, or coach interested in making a difference outside of a school setting. While experience in squash, tennis or racquetball is strongly preferred, squash experience is not required for this position.
Position Description: The Youth Squash + Fitness Coach will coach and inspire SquashWise’s middle school students at their daily fitness and squash sessions, as well as recruit and manage volunteer squash coaches. The successful candidate will bring a desire to enrich opportunities and improve outcomes for Baltimore City Public School youth, using athletics as a tool for motivation and engagement.
Hourly salary starts at $15/h
February 28, 2019
Submit resume and cover letter to email@example.com with “Youth Squash + Fitness Coach” 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.