Soccer Coach & Team Mentor - Americorps CAA Program


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Tue Aug 01, 2017 - Tue Jul 31, 2018


594 Grand ConcourseSuite #2Bronx, NY 10451


The Coach Across America staff member would become a Team Mentor for one or two teams of youth within the SBU Academy Program. She/he would serve as an assistant or head coach for one or two teams, help with coordination of the SBU Recreational Soccer Program, and assist with program delivery of the SBU After School Tutoring or College Prep Programs for middle and high school students. Team mentors are the first point of contact for issues or questions concerning a youth on their team. This is a part time position requiring approximately 20-25 hours/week. A living stipend will be offered in accordance with the AmeriCorps part-time position policies. The Coach Across America program is operated by Up2Us.

In addition to site-specific duties, Coach Across America Coaches are also responsible for the following Up2Us CAA program requirements: Completing timesheets; Attending professional development and training seminars; Reflecting on their work in guided reflection logs; and Participating in a National Day of Service

Coach Across America is an intense experience and Coaches are asked to go above and beyond each and every day. Being a part of Coach Across America connects Coaches both with their local communities and a larger national movement of people dedicated to serving youth through sports.

As a Team Mentor, individual will:

* Serve as a mentor and adviser for 18-40 youth on 1-2 soccer teams.
* Set and communicate their mentees’ program schedule and plan,
* Collect report cards, transcripts, and school documents,
* Maintain weekly contact with each mentee in person and via phone,
* Maintain regular contact with mentees’ parent/guardian
* Communicate with students’ schools or outside programs as needed,
* Work with SBU youth counselor and education staff to identify social, emotional, and academic issues or concerns
* When applicable, collaborate with Education Director and Director of College Placement and Alumni, to support students with high school and college placement process (including public, charter, parochial, prep, and boarding schools).
* Serve as a head or assistant coach for 1-2 SBU travel soccer teams, planning and leading training sessions, coaching at games, and traveling with students to games and events.
* Track attendance data from soccer and academic sessions.
* Complete progress reports for each mentee two times per year.
* Assist with the After School Tutoring and/or College Prep programs, tutoring youth, managing the learning environment, and tracking student attendance.
* Help supervise the SBU Recreational Soccer Program on Saturday mornings/afternoons, setting up the field space and games, overseeing youth participants, and supporting volunteer rec coaches & referees.
* Assist with several major SBU events including volunteer appreciation nights, an end of the year awards ceremony, a winter celebration, the City Showcase Tournament and Symposium, and the SBU Annual Benefit.

South Bronx United, 594 Grand Concourse, Suite 2, Bronx, NY 10451

The following hours are approximate, times may change:
* Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3:30-8:00pm
* Saturdays & Sunday mornings/afternoons for games and leagues

Coaches will receive a $7,700 living stipend (approx) for their service over the course of 12 months, as well as an educational award of $2,865 (approx) upon completion of service to go towards loan repayment or future educational costs. All HR related matters are handled by Up2Us and AmeriCorps. Learn more about the CAA program at

How to Apply
Email with a cover letter and resume. Please put "Americorps Team Mentor" in the subject line.


  • Mentoring
  • Soccer
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Sports Coaching
  • General Education
  • Tutoring

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 20 hrs/week

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