Harlem Children’s Zone

Elementary Basketball Coach, Promise Academy Athletics

3 weeks agoNew York, NY

The Promise Academy Afterschool program operates as an extension of Promise Academy day school. The program provides 500+ students in grades K-12 a safe, nurturing, and educational environment that fosters self-confidence, personal and social development. Students are exposed to a variety of fun-filled project-based learning, developmental and high-caliber enrichment activities, which include arts enrichment (e.g., performing, culinary and visual arts), tutoring, homework help, and academic intervention support, as well as health/wellness and physical fitness education. Additionally, students are engaged in leadership development activities, including student government, character education and conflict resolution, and participate in several team sports and recreation activities, including basketball, volleyball, and soccer.

We are seeking part-time Elementary Basketball Coach. The ideal candidate will develop a high-quality elementary basketball program and provide effective leadership.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop, implement, and execute basketball curriculum
  • Create a basketball program that will include daily conditioning, fundamental drills, and a strategic playbook
  • Communicate and work effectively with students, colleagues, and parents
  • Monitor and report on student progress and performance both in the classroom and playing field
  • Collaborate and consult with staff on student performance in basketball activity and schoolwork
  • Maintain ongoing communication with Athletics Program Director
  • Develop positive relationships with students that promotes wellness, growth, respect and self-esteem
  • Act as a positive role model for students
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualification, Skills and Knowledge Requirements

  • A commitment to the mission and programs of HCZ
  • Experience working with youth and adolescent population
  • Bachelor's degree and at least 2 years of coaching experience
  • Must have strong knowledge and keen understanding for basketball
  • Ensure basketball curriculum is structured and has clear learning goals
  • Solid understanding of youth basketball rules and safety guidelines
  • Must be able to travel to away games or events
  • Must have strong leadership and organizational skills, excellent writing and communication skills
  • Positive, enthusiastic, collaborative, flexible and approachable attitude
  • Ability to effectively engage and motivate students
  • Must be able to work 3pm to 7pm, Monday - Friday, and Saturdays 11 am to 1 pm

To be considered, interested applicants must submit a cover letter and resume. No telephone inquiries or recruiters please. Replies will only be sent to qualified applicants. HCZ is an EOE.

Client-provided location(s): New York, NY, USA
Job ID: Harlem-ELEME01557

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness
    • Wellness Program
    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
  • Parental Benefits and Childcare
    • Paid Family Leave
  • Work Flexibility
    • Flexible Work Hours
    • Remote Work Opportunities
  • Office Life and Perks
    • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Vacation and Time Off
    • Leave of Absence
    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Paid Holidays
    • Paid Vacation
  • Financial and Retirement
    • Performance Bonus
    • Pension
    • 401(K)
  • Professional Development
    • Promote From Within