We are seeking an Impact Coordinator to help take our Impact Programs to the next level for youth grades K-12 with an emphasis on the critical mass at grades 4-10. Our Impact Program package is going to expand to include volleyball, basketball, and track and field. We are looking for a professional who is passionate about the impact we can have on young athletes ranging from first-time players to college prospects.
The ideal candidate will be a professional who is passionate about youth athletics, have experience playing and/or coaching high school to college level basketball, volleyball, and/or track and field, and who has a desire to learn and implement our progressive curriculum across all ages and programming.
This position is an exciting opportunity for a recent college graduate or a former college coach whose resume and reputation shows the drive and passion it will take to be successful in our culture. We are looking to find a dynamic individual who can win over the parents and coaches in our weekend programs with an understanding of how kids learn at each level, while not losing sight of why kids play – to have fun, to be with their friends, to learn and grow, and to feel like they are part of something special.
START DATE: End of August – early September 2017
HOW TO APPLY: Send a cover letter that demonstrates you have reviewed momotion.org and gothambasketball.org. State why you are interested in this position and also let us know if you have any local ties. Attach a resume and links to your LinkedIn page. Send all info to email@example.com
The Impact Director & Recruiting Coordinator will be responsible for:
Expanding our after-school programming into public schools that are in need of providing team sports and fitness opportunities to under-resourced girls ages 8-11 years old so that we significantly improve their chances of playing sports through middle school and high school. All studies show that girls who play sports stand a higher chance of succeeding in school and in life. Our focus will be on creating the template for our “We Rise” Impact Program for girls before they hit puberty.
Expanding our after-school programming into public schools that are in need of providing team sports and fitness opportunities to under-resourced girls ages 8-11 years old so that we significantly improve their chances of playing sports through middle school and high school.
Strengthening our high school program for boys, and working with parents and coaches to provide quality, equal opportunities for youth through sports.
Candidates should have the following experience or be willing to learn and develop as a strong leader in these areas:
playing high school to college experience with high-level basketball, volleyball and/or track and field (or two of three)
hiring coaches and part-time workers
working at under-resourced schools and with youth in need
recruiting young athletes and parents to support
public speaking to increase awareness of our programs, including health and wellness
a track record that shows a highly motivated and organized professional
references that can speak to their work ethic, passion, and drive for excellence
organizational skills so that we can set clear goals and track/measure our success
Note: Hours can run during the week and on weekends depending on the season. We do have favorable holiday time that mirrors school schedules (like a teacher/principal). When we are in high season, we expect longer days. We are also going to build out a JULY camp program. Currently we only have June and August. There is plenty of room for work-life balance given our calendar being family friendly.
Mo’ Motion Youth Basketball & Fitness NYC teaches beginner through advanced players the importance of heart, effort, respect, and self-discipline. We make beginner players good, good players very good, and very good players excellent. Mo’ Motion educates children about sports and fitness while promoting amateur sports in the New York City community.
We enlist professional coaches and volunteers... who are role models and motivators, rely on our customized curriculum of skill-based workouts, team practices, and fun, provide equal opportunities for male and female players, teams, and staff members, and offer the most training hours (optional and mandatory) of any program in Manhattan. In addition, we chart progress and personal growth over wins and losses, and teach players what it means to EARN IT.
Players who embrace our philosophy gain positive experiences in basketball — and in life. From recreational levels to high school to college, all players will improve if they commit to an intelligent training program and the proper ratio of training hours to game hours.
Mo’ Motion, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, has created a culture and partner league where coaches coach, players play, and parents parent. Players learn best when these important distinctions are drawn through a fair, rigorous, and skill-based curriculum, which is the driving force in gameplay and individual improvement.
We offer team and league play, weekend training sessions, Boost weeknight workouts, private and semi-private sessions, as well as our Manhattan-based league The Gotham Basketball Association. In the GBA, we compete against Mo’ Motion teams and other local teams. The GBA is comprised of roughly 80 teams each year that are divided by skill and experience level to create constructive game experiences.
Mo’ Motion raises money and donates time and services to the GBA, which is also a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We raise funds to renovate gyms, provide or repair scoreboards, and offer scholarships. We also help underprivileged youth and schools promote equal opportunities in sports, education, and fitness in our league and in our communities.