Soccer Without Borders

About the organization

Soccer Without Borders is an award-winning nonprofit that uses soccer as a vehicle for positive change in the USA and abroad. Soccer Without Borders (SWB) uses soccer as a vehicle for positive change, providing under-served youth in the U.S. and abroad with a toolkit to overcome obstacles to growth, inclusion, and personal success. Founded in 2006, Soccer Without Borders has reached over 15,000 young people in 12 countries on four continents. With a focus on social inclusion of newcomer youth and girls, our holistic programs provide participants with a platform for positive engagement, an avenue for personal growth, and a toolkit for a brighter future. Soccer Without Borders has been creating welcoming communities that foster a sense of belonging and home for refugees and immigrants in the United States since 2006. We currently serve over 1,300 youth annually in the U.S. through school year and summer programs that integrate soccer, education, and community.


Direct Service: Coaching and Activity-planning (75%): 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 has an opportunity to 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.

Program Support (25%): The Coach-Mentor plays an important role in the behind-the-scenes work that
goes into making our 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.


1. Is an energetic, dynamic, and engaging leader who is passionate about bringing SWB’s mission to life .

2. Is a dedicated team-oriented person who enjoys building relationships and desires to create an inclusive
environment for all participants.

3. Is a flexible self-starter who can take initiative and be a creative problem solver.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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