Job Title:                              Girls Program Lead Coach Mentor

Job Status:                          Part Time (Monday – Thursday evenings 4pm-7pm)

Hourly Rate:                       $16.50/hour

The Girls Program Lead Coach Mentor supports programming efforts and builds relationships with girls in Open Field’s programs. The role of the Girls Program Lead Coach Mentor is to implement Pittsburgh program activities in neighborhoods on weekday evenings (Monday-Thursday) in conjunction with the Open Field staff and volunteer coach mentors. The Girls Program Lead Coach Mentor will implement Life Skills + Soccer sessions, leading conversations with girls, facilitating learning activities and soccer skills, and mentoring girls on the soccer field.

Responsibilities:

  • Co-design and plan Open Field life skills + soccer programs
  • Implement programming in role as coach mentor
  • Build meaningful relationships with program participants
  • Mentor and support volunteer coach mentors
  • Support dialogue and open communications with parents, partners, and other stakeholders as needed
  • Transport and set up equipment for sessions
  • Check in/out participants (taking attendance)
  • Communicate all participant and stakeholder inquiries and complaints in timely manner and respond when appropriate
  • Organize and participate in community events to promote our mission
  • Administer surveys to measure progress and impact
  • Report on activities as needed

Job Expectations:

  • Responds promptly to calls and emails, especially those related to the program
  • Transports soccer equipment and apparel to/from field and supports temporary storage, as-needed
  • Promptly notifies and communicates with supervisor and program partners about any and all changes to program plans
  • Maintains professional interaction with volunteers, participants, on-site contacts, parents, and other points of contact related to the program
  • Tracks and reports hours worked using required forms

Job Qualifications:

  • Prior experience as an educator, program coordinator, or counselor, especially in a camp or after school setting with diverse populations
  • Prior soccer experience, either as a player or coach (basic knowledge of the game is important)
  • Enthusiasm for cultivating a safe and positive space for youth
  • Creative and skillful in problem solving
  • Strong desire to learn and share knowledge
  • Bachelor’s degree and/or 2-3 years equivalent experience in youth and/or community development
  • Comfortability working with a diverse group of youth and families
  • Cultural empathy and open-mindedness
  • Commitment to anti-oppression and racial equity work
  • Familiarity with trauma-informed and alternative discipline practices, e.g. restorative practices
  • Adaptable to flexible work hours and environment with evolving program priorities
  • Driver’s license and access to a car
  • Must have PAAct 33/34 Clearances, FBI Fingerprint Background Check (mandatory)
  • Mandated Reporter Training, Adult, Child and Baby First Aid/CPR/AED Online Training (if these trainings are not yet completed during the hiring process, they can be during onboarding)

Apply:

To apply, send your resume and cover letter explaining why you want the job and share any relevant experience to contact@openfieldintl.org . Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Open Field provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Open Field expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.