This is an AmeriCorps position for a year of service in the Coach Across America (CAA) program, not a full-time job. The compensation is not intended to be a salary. For more information about the AmeriCorps program, please click here. For more information about CAA, click here.
Reports to: Beat the Streets Director of Advancement, Program Director
Tasks: Assist with summer program for HS and MS students, curriculum development for coaches and athletes
Requirements: College degree preferred; minimum 5 years wrestling experience; Access to and skill with internet, email, and MS Office; General computer savvy and be enthusiastic about using technology; Must pass a background check
Coaches Across America General Description:
Member Duties : CAA Coaches will serve as mentors and role models for youth as they teach physical fitness, leadership, and sport-specific skills; impart health and nutrition information; lead service-learning activities; participate as an active member of the national service movement, and use sport as a vehicle for social change. During each Coach's term of service he or she will use reflection, training (through CAA and their Host-Site) and experience to build, improve and refine skill sets in the areas of coaching, non-profit management, and youth development.
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service, Living Allowance, Training.
Terms : Permits attendance at school during off hours, Permits working at another job during off hours, Uniforms provided and required.
Service Areas : Children/Youth, Education, Health.
Skills : Community Organization, Conflict Resolution, Education, Leadership, Teaching/Tutoring, Youth Development.
Service Description : Sports have always been an important part of your life: as a Coach Across America (CAA) member you will serve, teach and support youth through Beat the Streets, an organization that provides wrestling programming for under-resourced youth. During your year of service, you will receive extensive training in the proven methods of sports-based youth development (SBYD), along with a toolbox of coaching techniques, team building activities, and the knowledge needed to coach effectively, and you will learn how to use your sport as a vehicle for social change. As a Coach and Program Assistant, you will address some of the most pressing needs of our nation's young people: childhood obesity, academic failure, and anti-social behavior. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to learn valuable non-profit management skill as you participate in a range of capacity-building activities designed to support programming for youth in our nation's most under-resourced communities.
Stats on this Coaching Position: Quarter-Time, or 450 Service Hours. Living allowance: $3,375.00. Education award (upon successful completion of service): $1,468.00. Eligible for Health Insurance? NO. Eligible for Child Care? NO.
Ready to change some lives, Coach?
To Apply: Send email with résumé and cover letter to email@example.com.
Beat the Streets is always looking for part-time and volunteer coaches for our youth program. Teams are located throughout the city and opportunities vary in season and scope.
If you have a wrestling background and are available to help in the after-school and/or evening hours, please let us know when and where you are available and send us a resume at: firstname.lastname@example.org
All coaches will be required to pass a background check as part of the USA Wrestling Membership Coaches Card screening process.