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Summer Squad Coordinator

The Summer Squad Coordinator will assist the Teen Programs Manager with all aspects of the 2022 Girls in the Game Summer Squad program. Summer Squad is a six-week experience, serving up to 35 teen girls each week. Summer Squad will primarily takes place at Our Lady of Tepeyac gym, located at 2412 S. Albany although teen participants will travel around the city frequently as part of the curriculum. The curriculum includes sports and fitness activities, workshops in health education, a community service project, visits to local colleges, and field trips to meet professionals in various career fields. In addition, teen participants build their leadership skills by facilitating health and leadership workshops for younger girls.

This is a seasonal position starting in late June and ending in early August. Required dates and times are as follows:

  • Staff Training: Two six-hour days in late June (exact dates and times to be determined).
  • Coordinators will work 25 hours per week, M-F, 8:30-1:30, from June 28-August 16.
  • Summer Squad will run from July 5 – August 9 (Monday-Friday), 9-1.
  • Summer Squad will be located at the Our Lady of Tepeyac Gym, located at 2412 S. Albany.

Compensation: This is an hourly paid position, wage dependent on experience, ranging from ($18-$23per hour).  After School Matters and One Summer Chicago will determine the hourly rate.

Responsibilities:

The Coordinator will help execute all aspects of the Summer Squad program. The curriculum and schedule will be in place prior to this person’s start date. Other responsibilities include:

  • Work with other Summer Squad staff to facilitate activities on sports, health and nutrition, and leadership (curriculum provided)
  • Help plan daily activities, prepare supplies and materials, and troubleshoot challenges as needed
  • Assist with basic program administration including attendance recording and communications with parents
  • Foster a fun, safe and productive program environment by ensuring teen participants behave appropriately during programming and facilitating conflict resolution as needed
  • Chaperone teen participants on field trips
  • Communicate effectively with the Teen Programs Manager
  • Work collaboratively with all Summer Squad staff including an additional Summer Squad Coordinator and two Summer Squad Coaches
  • Act as a positive role model to teen participants
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Experience working with youth participants in a structured program setting, experience with teens girls a plus. A strong interest in working with teens
  • Being flexible and adaptable to change is of high importance.
  • A strong understanding of both theory and practice of adolescent development
  • Experience working with underserved children and youth in diverse communities
  • Ability to multi-task efficiently and manage projects on and off site
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and leadership skills
  • Computer literacy and well-developed technology skills
  • Ability to provide constructive feedback, as well as respond positively to suggestions
  • Ability to work with a wide variety of personalities and deal with each person in an effective and professional manner
  • Athletic ability is not required but applicants must be able to learn and teach the basic skills of multiple sports and fitness activities
  • Spanish speaking a plus