PREPARED BY: July 9, 2021  

AMENDED BY: January 13, 2023 

Job Title: Youth Development Assistant Coach  

Reports To: Senior Program Manager Job Type: Non-Exempt  


The Youth Development Assistant Coach will assist in the facilitation ofsport and academic enrichment  activities. This person will help develop lesson plans to implement the PowerPlay program model with  program participants. This position requires the ability to write lesson plans and facilitate physical and  social-emotional learning activities. This person will help promote a positive image of Powerplay’s core  mission, values, and purpose.  


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 1,800 girls and young women per year through its core programs and citywide  events, and across 35 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 three central programs: Sports Training and Role models  for Success (STARS) Series Program, RisingSTARS Leadership Academy (RSA), and SuperSTARS Leadership  Academy (SSLA). 

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


• Track attendance weekly and maintain program site roster.  

• Complete online timecard by required deadlines. 


• The Youth Development Assistant Coach will be placed at a minimum of two after-school program  sites (1.5 - 3 hours each). Powerplay NYC will select the coaching sites, based on coach preference and  availability.

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

• Assistant in the development of lesson plans and activities in advance and share with site and  Powerplay NYC staff 

• Maintain appropriate communication (email, social media, or verbal communication) and physical boundaries with participants and staff. 

• Adhere to proper mandated 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 and Site Coordinators at assigned sites. 

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


● In some cases, assist with handing out snacks to program participants during designated lunch time  and ensure they clean up after themselves. 

● In some cases, escort program participantsto different locations throughout the building to include the bathroom, otherooms, etc. 


• Attend mandatory training and program meetings.  


• Demonstrate a sense of urgency and commitment to the mission, vision and culture of PowerPlay NYC.  

• Must be knowledgeable and skilled in a variety of sports and have prior experience successfully  teaching and instructing youth.  

• Must have some coaching experience and/or experience as a member of an intercollegiate team is  preferred.  

• 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.  

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

• Ability to maintain the confidentiality of student information. 

• Ability to follow written and oral instructions and school-age childcare guidelines. • At least 1 year of  experience working with School Age Children and youth.  


● High School Degree or Equivalent and/or working towards an Associate's/Bachelor’s degree in a  related field with an interest or passion in recreational or competitive sports.  


● Intermediate or better proficiency in Microsoft Office suite of products, specifically Microsoft Excel  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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