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ACADEMY CLASSROOM COORDINATOR with Washington Nationals in WASHINGTON, DC

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Summary:

The Summer Academy Enrichment Coordinator is responsible for managing the classroom, supporting classroom teachers, and coordinating classroom activities during the Summer Academy program. Working closely with their relevant Summer Academy Baseball/Softball Coordinator, the Summer Academy Enrichment Coordinator will be responsible for planning and implementing daily logistics, thorough and creative youth development, teambuilding, and other activities not related to baseball/softball. The Summer Academy Enrichment Coordinator will manage Summer Academy Coaches and Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) volunteers with respect to non-baseball/softball-related activities. The Summer Academy Enrichment Coordinator should be well-versed in youth development and able to mentor Summer Academy Coaches. Lastly, the Summer Academy Enrichment Coordinator must have the ability to address the behavioral challenges posed by Scholar-Athletes.

The Summer Academy Enrichment Coordinator is expected to be at the Academy for summer programming during the hours of 7:30am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday and will attend all summer academy field-trips. The Summer Academy Enrichment Coordinator will also be expected to attend mandatory training and professional development programs provided by the Academy.

The Nationals are a military-friendly organization actively recruiting veterans and spouses.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
•Take a lead role during alternative activities, during gathering time, field trips, and rainy day activities.
•Maintain supplies for the classroom and youth development/teambuilding-related activities.
•Manage Summer Academy Coaches and volunteers with respect to non-baseball/softball activities.
•Participate in all field-trips and summer outings to and from the Academy.
•Assist in the daily operation of classrooms and support classroom or on-field instructors as needed.
•Coordinate with the appropriate Summer Academy Baseball/Softball Coordinator and Summer Academy Coaches for daily logistics and lesson plans.
•Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
•High school diploma or equivalent military experience
•Minimum of 1 year relevant youth development experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities necessary to perform essential functions
•Ability to manage a staff including Summer Academy Coaches and volunteers
•Ability to be prepared and organized for every program day
•Advanced knowledge of teambuilding and camp activities
•Demonstrated experience and emotional commitment to working with youth and families in a low-income, urban community
•Commitment to achieving the articulated objectives of the Academy for scholar-athletes, staff, and the community at-large
•Demonstrated leadership and motivational skills
•Embody the qualities of a strong role model for the Summer Academy Coaches, Academy volunteers and scholar-athletes
•Strong written and verbal communication skills
•Uphold Core Values: Excellence, Performance, and Accountability. These core values set the tone in everything we do, help us succeed on and off the field, make a difference in the community and provide the best guest experience in sports. It is important that the person in the position commits themselves to these core values so that we can constantly move forward in the same direction – Together.

Physical/Environmental Requirements
•Field: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a Summer Academy Enrichment Coordinator encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The Summer Academy Enrichment Coordinator will be subject to inside and outside environmental conditions and will be exposed to inclement weather of varying degrees. Job requires the Summer Academy Enrichment Coordinator to function in a high activity sports venue. While performing the duties of this job, the Summer Academy Enrichment Coordinator is regularly required to stand for long periods of time, run, jump, and climb up/down stairs.

Education

Required
  • High School or better

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