Job Title: Youth Development Coach

Reports To: Senior Program Manager 

Job Type: Non-Exempt

PREPARED BY: September 1, 2022


The Youth Development Coach will facilitate sport instruction and activities for SuperSTARS Leadership Academy (SSLA) after school and summer program. This person will develop lesson plans to implement the PowerPlay program model with program participants and facilitate social-emotional learning activities. This person will demonstrate a sense of urgency and help promote a positive image of Powerplay’s core mission, vision and values. The Youth Development Coach will be placed at an after-school and/or summer program site. Powerplay NYC will select the coaching site, based on coach preference and availability.


PowerPlay NYC is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to advance the lives of girls through sports, helping them grow physically, emotionally, and academically stronger. The nonprofit creates opportunities for girls aged 8-18 by partnering with schools and community-based organizations to conduct after-school and summer programs that emphasize physical fitness and education. Through sports PowerPlay builds girls’ confidence and resiliency and creates safe spaces where girls learn from each other and from strong female role models. PowerPlay programming is offered in all five boroughs and is concentrated in low-income, underserved communities and in Title 1-funded public schools. PowerPlay serves over 1,100 youth per year through its core programs and citywide events, and across 25 partner sites throughout NYC. Over 90% of participants are girls of color (primarily Black and Latinx), and over 90% receive free school lunch. Participants benefit from a year-round continuum of cohort-based services through four central programs: STARS (Sports Training And Role models for Success) Series After School Program, SuperSTARS Leadership Academy (SSLA), STARS CGI (Citywide Girls Initiative) and 21st Century Community Learning Centers After School Program. 


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


  • Coach and lead sports instruction and discussion at an after-school and/or summer program site for 1-1/2 to 2 hours/session anywhere from twice/week to twice/month.

  • Follow designated curriculum and collaborate with co-coach in advance of the session.

  • Develop lesson plan and activities in advance and share with site and Powerplay NYC staff.

  • Maintain appropriate communication (written and oral communication) and physical boundaries with participants and staff.

  • Adhere to proper mandated reporting 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.

  • Communicate with PowerPlay NYC leadership staff regarding conflict resolution, crisis intervention or emotional distress.

  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of student information.

  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions and school-age childcare guidelines


  • Collect enrollment packets and surveys (pre and post) from school/site contacts within the designated timeframe.

  • Support with data entry of program-based surveys.

  • Track attendance weekly and maintain program site roster.

  • Complete online timecard by required deadlines.


  • Attend mandatory training, sports training and other program meetings.


  • Knowledge of sports and sports facilitation/instruction

  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills with proven ability to interact with a diverse range of individuals both in person, over the phone and email applying tact and discretion as situations demand.

  • 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.


  • Associates/Bachelor’s degree in a related field. 

  • At least one year of experience working with School Age Children and youth.

  • Holds a NY State teaching certification (Preferred).


  • Intermediate or better proficiency in Microsoft Office suite of products 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.

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