Access Youth Academy Seeks Squash Coach

Squash Coach Position
Salary:  Based on experience level
Education: Bachelor’s Degree, Level 1 Coaching Certification
Type: Full time, minimum two-year commitment required
Location: San Diego, CA
Start Date: Negotiable

About Access Youth Academy
We believe every child should have equal access to achieve their full potential. Our mission is to transform the lives of underserved youth through academic enrichment, health and wellness, social responsibility, and leadership through squash.  We use the sport of squash as a catalyst to transform young lives. Our program that begins by selecting children in the 7th grade, educating them with our four pillars and continuing to transform their lives for six years through high school graduation and then 6 years through college and post-graduate career.  During these fundamental years, we provide guidance for building essential life skills to becoming responsible and honorable adults. By creating a culture of healthy lifestyle and exercise, students find the discipline and dedication to unlock their potential and achieve their goals. Family members are involved in the transformation process, as these skills translate to all members of a family and ultimately a community.

About the Position
Access Youth Academy seeks a committed Squash Coach who will support the youth by managing a year-round comprehensive squash program including planning and implementing practices. The Squash Coach will work closely with the Program Director and Squash Manager to ensure the successful development, planning, and administration of the program. The successful candidate will bring a passion for inspiring, mentoring, and guiding urban youth as well as a strong background in squash and coaching.  In addition to working with the students in our program, the Squash Coach would be responsible for working with the Private Members of the Squash Club.  This would include giving Private Lessons, helping manage Clinics, Leagues, Tournaments, and marketing to new Members, in one of the leading squash facilities on the West Coast.

Responsibilities

  • Plan and administer daily after-school squash and fitness sessions practices for 90+ middle and high school students with an emphasis on development and hard work
  • Work closely with the Squash Manager to meet the needs of your students and ensure a fully integrated curriculum (fitness, health, and life-skills)
  • Build strong relationships with students and their families, through constant interaction
  • Schedule and coordinate team squash matches and individual tournaments for players as appropriate
  • Support team trips to National Urban Team and Individual Championships and other tournaments
  • Help Coordinate summer programming
  • Provide Private Coaching to Club Members
  • Help run and manage Club Tournaments, Clinics, Group Lessons, Community Events, and Leagues
  • Support the staff and the Squash Club with some weekend events and tournaments
  • Flexibility to take on additional responsibilities within the organization

Qualifications:

  • Experience coaching squash and/or working with underserved youth
  • Substantial squash playing experience
  • Outstanding speaking, interpersonal, and leadership skills
  • Able to work Monday-Fridays, some evenings and weekends
  • Adaptability, creativity, and initiative-taking
  • Project management, interpersonal, organizational, and networking skills
  • Sensitivity to different cultures and communities with a commitment to youth development

If interested, please send resume and cover letter to:
Shelby Coopwood, Access Youth Academy Program Director at shelby@accessyouthacademy.org