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Harlem Children’s Zone

Flag Football Coach, Promise Academy

New York, NY

Harlem Children's Zone (HCZ) - a world-renowned education and poverty-fighting organization based in New York - seeks an enthusiastic, dedicated, and mission aligned Flag Football Coach to support the Promise Academy After School program.

The Flag Football Coach will bring a passion for the mission of Harlem Children's Zone: break the cycle of intergenerational poverty with comprehensive, on-the-ground programming that builds up opportunities for children and families to thrive in school, work, and life.

The Flag Football Coach will join our Promise Academy After School program team that exposes students 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. The ideal candidate will develop all aspects of a high-quality flag football athletics program and provide scholars with effective leadership.

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Minimum Qualifications

  • High School or Equivalent or better.

Who you are

  • A commitment to the mission and programs of HCZ
  • Experience working with youth and adolescent population
  • College degree and at least two years of coaching experience, preferred
  • Must have strong knowledge and a keen understanding of football
  • Ensure the various athletics curriculums are structured and have clear learning goals
  • Solid understanding of youth sports 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

What you'll do

  • Develop, implement, and execute the flag football athletics curriculum
  • Create a 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 various athletic activities 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


  • Must be able to work 3 pm to 7 pm, Monday - Friday, and Saturdays 11 am to 1 pm


As a member of the Harlem Children's Zone team, you will join a supportive and inclusive community dedicated to helping children, families - and our staff - thrive.

Please take a look at our Part-Time benefits below.

Our exceptional Part-Time benefits include:

  • Career advancement
  • Paid sick leave
  • Employee referral bonus
  • Physical wellness discounts
  • Commuter benefits
  • Additional Benefits (Discounts on flights, hotels, theme parks, concert tickets, and more.)

The hourly rate for this position is $25-$30 per hour. To be considered, interested applicants can also submit a cover letter and resume to No telephone inquiries or recruiters, please. Replies will only be sent to qualified applicants. Harlem Children's Zone is an EOE.

Client-provided location(s): New York, NY, USA
Job ID: Harlem-FLAGF002217
Employment Type: Other

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
  • Parental Benefits

    • Non-Birth Parent or Paternity Leave
    • Birth Parent or Maternity 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