Coach-Mentor Fellowship (Half-Time)
Soccer Without Borders
About the organization
Soccer Without Borders (SWB) is a non-profit organization that uses soccer as a vehicle for positive change, providing newcomer refugee, asylee and immigrant youth with a toolkit to overcome obstacles to growth, inclusion, and personal success. Our programs provide youth who are traditionally excluded from extracurricular opportunities with a platform for positive engagement, an avenue for personal growth, and a toolkit for a brighter future.
1. Direct Service: Coaching and Activity-planning (80%): Coach-Mentors work directly with newcomer refugee and immigrant youth and families. Together with other local Soccer Without Borders team members, Coach-Mentors design and lead practices, games, league play, team-building activities, and community events throughout the year. The Coach-Mentor recruits and retains players by building an inclusive, safe space where all youth experience a sense of belonging. The Coach-Mentor will learn the Soccer Without Borders “FAMILY” model for coaching, creating an environment where everyone can learn and grow through the facilitation of circles every day. Key to SWB’s model, circles create a space for youth to develop Social-Emotional and Leadership skills through reflection, voice, and connection.
2. Program Support (20%): The Coach-Mentor plays an important role in the behind-the-scenes work that goes into making programs possible. The Coach-Mentor supports youth and families to overcome barriers to participation through youth and family engagement, including phone calls and house visits. The Coach-Mentor is responsible for helping SWB communicate the impact of the program to our funders in grants and to our fans on social media through timely monitoring and reporting of activities and their attendance, as well as collecting surveys, stories, photos, and videos from our youth and families. The Coach-Mentor may take on other responsibilities to meet the unique needs of local sites.
1. You're an energetic, dynamic, and engaging leader who is passionate about bringing SWB’s mission to life. You believe in the power of sport and are eager to have as many people live the mission as possible. You get energy from interacting with people, and look forward to leading teams of youth alongside a group of volunteer assistant coaches. You have experience working with youth, coaching soccer and are able to tailor practice sessions to age and ability.
2. You're a dedicated team-oriented person who enjoys building relationships and desires to create an inclusive environment for all participants. You want to get to know all SWB youth and their families, and look forward to building relationships with all members of the SWB community. You're eager to build a positive culture that aligns with SWB values and brings together diverse communities. You may already be embedded in the communities we serve, have an understanding of the experiences of immigrants and refugees, or have cross-cultural experience from your personal life, work, or travel.
3. You're a flexible self-starter who can take initiative and be a creative problem solver. You're able to work independently and figure out problems on their own without guidance. When confronted with a problem, you're resourceful when coming up with a solution. You're open-minded and flexible when plans change. You may have experience working or living independently and managing your own schedule in less structured environments.
As an Up2Us AmeriCorps member, the Coach-Mentor will receive a living stipend of $7,770, a small housing stipend, and an Education Award of $3,173 after successful completion of term.AmeriCorps service at SWB qualifies for public service loan forgiveness.
Contact email: [email protected]
Please send an email that describes your interest in the role, and what you think makes you a strong candidate, along with a resume and three references (including at least one professional reference, complete with contact information, organization and position, and relationship to the candidate) to [email protected] If you have a preference between the two program locations, please indicate that in your application email. While we cannot guarantee that you will be offered a position in your preferred location, we prioritize candidates who already have a connection to the communities we serve. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.
Equal Opportunity Employment
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