SUMMARY:

The Latin American Youth Center is partnering with Up2Us Sports to host a fitness coach who will conduct exercise classes for participants in several DC area schools. As an Up2Us coach, you will be part of a national team of coaches dedicating their time to demonstrate that sports is a solution to critical challenges facing young people in this country.

Up2Us Coaches must complete their assigned term of service (900 hours) not to exceed a 12 month period. During the term of service, the coach will serve in a direct service role. The position will begin on October 14th, 2019. This position is modeled after an AmeriCorps service year but matched funding is provided through the Department of Justice Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) instead of the Corporation for National and Community Service. Pay will be $14 per hour and the Instructor will earn a $500 Jonathan Rosado End of Service Term Award once the service year is completed.

The coach will be required to attend the Up2Us Coach Training Institute in October or November (Date TBD). This training may be out of town and require travel by plane. All travel, lodging, and other expenses will be paid by Up2Us. Five days should be set aside for this training, which includes extra time for travel.

The coach will lead two classes for participants, ages 16-24, at YouthBuild Public Charter School and LAYC Career Academy Public Charter School. Other fitness classes will be conducted at local elementary, middle and high schools where LAYC has programming.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conduct hour-long fitness classes with youth 8-24. Participant classes will be grouped by age.
  • Encourage participants to gain and develop life skills, knowledge, and techniques through sport, using lessons learned at Up2Us Sports’ training events.
  • Facilitate engaging class sessions that emphasize a student-focused and team-based learning environment.
  • Have all class materials and equipment set up at least 10 minutes before the start of class.
  • Greet students as they enter and exit class.
  • Demonstrate proper form for each exercise.
  • Monitor students to ensure that exercises are performed in a safe manner.
  • Ensure accommodations and modifications are made for the growth and development of all students.
  • Manage groups of students to ensure that they are safe and respectful of others.
  • Assist students to develop personal fitness goals that will be tracked over the course of the program.
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with students.
  • Record and enter attendance and assessment data into LAYC’s database, Efforts to Outcomes (ETO) on a bi-weekly basis.
  • Maintain data collection according to Up2Us and LAYC standards.
  • Submit biweekly timesheets electronically to Up2Us.
  • Maintain a detailed inventory of program equipment and supplies. Ensure that all equipment is returned after each class in good condition and stored in a secure location.
  • Attend weekly meetings with the manager for programmatic supervision.
  • Participate in a day of service.
  • Wear Up2Us Sports branded t-shirts provided by Up2Us Sports when coaching and at program sessions and events.
  • Complete first aid and CPR before beginning classes.
  • Attend the mandatory Up2Us Coach Training Institute in October or November. This training may be out of town and require travel by plane. All travel, lodging, and other expenses will be paid by Up2Us. Five days should be set aside for this training, including extra time for travel.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Passion for promoting fitness to create healthy lifestyles
  • Knowledge of a variety of exercises and the ability to demonstrate proper form.
  • Open to receiving coaching and support
  • Strong speaking and listening skills
  • Basic computer skills
  • Ability to complete FBI Background check, Police Clearance, and Child Protection Clearance.
  • Ability to translate Positive Youth Development (PYD) techniques learned in training into practice.
  • Ability to relate to culturally diverse populations.
  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred but not required.
  • A flexible, energetic, positive individual with a commitment to youth development in a high quality, respectful environment.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

This is largely an active position that requires the ability to move, speak, hear, see, and lift objects up to 20 lbs. May require the ability to travel locally and/or regionally.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the individual(s) assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. Management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as necessary. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

 TO APPLY:

 Please submit a cover letter and resume to Carolyn Greenspan at carolyn@layc-dc.org.