Youth Development Assistant Coach 21st Century
May 2nd, 2023

Youth Development Assistant Coach 21st Century

May 2nd, 2023

Reports To: Senior Program Manager

Job Description:

The Youth Development Assistant Coach will assist in the facilitation of sport and academic enrichment activities. This person will help develop lesson plans to implement the PowerPlay program model with program participants. This position requires the ability to write lesson plans and facilitate physical and social-emotional learning activities. This person will help promote a positive image of Powerplay’s core mission, values, and purpose.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned


  • Track attendance weekly and maintain program site roster.  
  • Complete online timecard by required deadlines. 


  • The Youth Development Assistant Coach will be placed at a minimum of two after-school program  sites (1.5 – 3 hours each). Powerplay NYC will select the coaching sites, based on coach preference and  availability.
  • Follow designated curriculum and collaborate with a co-coach in advance. 
  • Assistant in the development of lesson plans and activities in advance and share with site and  Powerplay NYC staff 
  • Maintain appropriate communication (email, social media, or verbal communication) and physical boundaries with participants and staff. 
  • Adhere to proper mandated regarding any suspicion of child abuse or neglect to the relevant  authorities with support of leadership team. 
  • Keep PowerPlay staff informed of pertinent site information, including any challenges in fulfilling site  responsibilities. 
  • Report site injuries via appropriate forms and immediately communicate incidents with Senior  Program Manager and Site Coordinators at assigned sites. 
  • Communicate with PowerPlay NYC leadership staff regarding conflict resolution, crisis intervention or  emotional distress. 


  • In some cases, assist with handing out snacks to program participants during designated lunch time  and ensure they clean up after themselves. 
  • In some cases, escort program participants to different locations throughout the building to include the bathroom, other classrooms, etc. 


  • Attend mandatory training and program meetings.  


  • Demonstrate a sense of urgency and commitment to the mission, vision and culture of PowerPlay NYC.  
  • Must be knowledgeable and skilled in a variety of sports and have prior experience successfully  teaching and instructing youth.  
  • Must have some coaching experience and/or experience as a member of an intercollegiate team is  preferred.  
  • Ability to identify and anticipate problems, analyze situations and recommend solutions/problem solve.  
  • Proactive, “can-do” approach/attitude; demonstrate initiative and resourcefulness. • An excellent  team player with a positive attitude and the ability to connect and collaborate with others.  
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills with proven ability to interact with  a diverse range of individuals both in person and over the phone, applying tact and discretion as  situations demand.  
  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of student information. 
  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions and school-age childcare guidelines. • At least 1 year of  experience working with School Age Children and youth.  


  • High School Degree or Equivalent and/or working towards an Associate’s/Bachelor’s degree in a  related field with an interest or passion in recreational or competitive sports.  


  • Intermediate or better proficiency in Microsoft Office suite of products, specifically Microsoft Excel  and general ability to learn new software.  
  • Knowledge of utilizing Google Drive to receive and share documents.  


The usual and customary methods of performing this position’s functions require the following physical  demands:  

  • Occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling so a moderate degree of physical stamina. 
  • Frequent and prolonged standing, walking, bending and occasional lifting up to 50lbs.  
  • Must have the ability to stand, walk, or sit on the floor while working with students in a program  setting.




Job Type: Part Time

Salary: $25/hr

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