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Squash Coach

United States
English
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Baltimore SquashWise
Squash Coach
42000-45000
Yearly
October 18, 2021
SquashWise is a unique youth development program combining academic tutoring and support with coaching in the sport of squash.
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Squash Court Overview

At SquashWise, we partner with youth and families in Baltimore to advance equity in squash, education, and personal development opportunities. Our vision of Baltimore is a place where all young people have the support of a team where they can play, learn and grow together into the future leaders of our city. To this end, we are dedicated to helping our students achieve their academic, athletic, and life goals and creating a community where squash is more accessible and welcoming to all.

Summary

We are seeking a full-time squash coach to join our team working with middle and high school student-athletes. The Squash Coach will lead a thriving squash/sports/fitness and wellness program with a good balance of hard work, competitiveness, and fun, meeting the needs of squash players of various levels of play and interest. The Coach is expected to plan and coach youth squash/sports/fitness and wellness programming and assist with planning matches, tournaments, camps, and clinics. The Coach will support students to make positive decisions and achieve their goals. The Coach will track student progress, actively communicate with teachers and parents/guardians, lead field trips, and recruit and manage volunteer coaches. This position reports to the Director of Squash.

 

Key Duties & Responsibilities

  • Create an engaging and encouraging environment for youth development, and strong, supportive relationships with students and parents/families
  • Plan goal-oriented squash and racquet sports, fitness, and wellness lessons for students at a variety of levels and interests
  • Lead fun and effective squash/sports/fitness sessions that promote proper movement mechanics and healthy activity for students
  • Participate in recruitment activities, including school visits and squash tryouts, and proactively work to retain students in the program
  • Support tournament selections and enrollment and accompany students to tournaments and weekend squash activities
  • Track student attendance, timeliness, and report on key performance indicators
  • Support recruitment, training, and support for volunteer squash and fitness coaches
  • Regular communication with students and parents about progress in the program, upcoming events, and opportunities
  • Plan and work collaboratively with education staff to ensure alignment between squash and educational program activities
  • Participate in weekend activities, including community service projects, squash matches, cultural outings, and other field trips as needed
  • Assist with driving students to and from program activities
  • Demonstrate commitment to learning and growing skill-sets in anti-racism and equity through literature, training, and reflections with the team

Qualifications

Experience & Education

  • High School Diploma or GED, Associate degree or higher preferred in exercise science, physical education, or related field
  • Experience working with youth in enrichment and/or sports programs preferred
  • Experience teaching squash preferred
  • Experience managing squash, sports, or fitness programming preferred
  • Experience training and managing volunteers preferred
  • CPR/First Aid and AED certification (SquashWise will provide)
  • Must have a valid driver’s license with at least 3 years of driving experience, or at least 1 year of driving experience plus completion of a defensive driving course (SquashWise will provide)
  • Must pass a criminal history background check and driving record check

Skills Required

  • Demonstrated ability to inspire, engage and support middle and/or high school students
  • Excellent verbal and writing communication skills
  • Effective time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to multi-task and adapt to changing priorities in a high performing, fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently
  • Demonstrated ability to be proactive, take initiative, and problem-solve
  • Strong professional work ethic
  • Demonstrated experience in fitness, athletics, youth development, coaching, and/or squash

Compensations

Salary

USD 42,000 - USD 45,000

 

Benefits

This is a full-time, salaried position with generous benefits including health, dental, and vision insurance, and a retirement matching program.

Generous paid time off policy.

Opportunity to be part of an energetic and collaborative team seeking to advance equity and increase access to sports and education for Baltimore youth.

Type of position

Coach

Type of job

Full Time
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