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Coach for Girls on the Run of Eastern Iowa

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Girls on the Run Eastern Iowa

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Become a Girls on the Run coach today! We welcome enthusiastic, dedicated, and positive volunteers who are committed to empowering girls with valuable life lessons. Through safety and physical distancing modifications and creating trauma-sensitive spaces, our team is ready to bring critical social-emotional programming to our girls, at a time when they need it the most. How We're Preparing for Fall 2020

  • Transitioning our 10-week season to an 8-week season (September 14-November 8).
  • Flexible programming that can quickly and easily shift to be completely virtual, if needed.
  • Safety and social distancing policies will be implemented, including providing teams with hand sanitizer and masks.
  • There will be a maximum of 12 girls per team.
  • Adding additional coach training in COVID safety policies and virtual meeting space safety policies.
Coaches do not need to be runners, just passionate about empowering girls! Our girls need you more than ever!
Timeline We hold a spring and fall season each year. The Fall 2020 season starts the week of September 14th and ends the week of November 8th. At each program site, 3-6 coaches work together to deliver GOTR curriculum to girls in 3rd - 5th/6th grade. Teams meet after school twice each week for eight weeks with each practice being 90 minutes long. While our season is typically 10 weeks, we will be switching to an eight-week season for Fall 2020. Coaches
  • Can be both women and men
  • Are parents, teachers, school administrators, college students and other community members
  • Are committed to developing and celebrating our girls
  • Do not have to be runners!
We have openings for head coaches and assistant coaches at sites in Iowa City, Cedar Rapids, Waterloo, and surrounding communities! Head Coach:Requirements
  • Head coach must be a woman
  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Must consent to and complete a background check
  • Attend Girls on the Run coach training
  • Attend all (two) practices per week for a weekly time commitment of approximately 4 hours
  • Have fun!
Responsibilities
  • Serve as a role model for program participants
  • Prepare, organize and supervise weekly lessons
  • Collaborate with other coaches for successful lesson delivery
  • Facilitate communication with parents/guardians of program participants
  • Participate in the Girls on the Run 5K
  • Plan and coordinate your team’s end of season party
Assistant Coach:Requirements
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must consent to and complete a background check
  • Attend Girls on the Run coach training
  • Able to attend practices once or twice per week
  • Have fun!
Responsibilities
  • Serve as a role model for program participants
  • Assist with all aspects of the facilitation of weekly lessons
  • Collaborate with other coaches for successful lesson delivery
  • Participate in games and workouts with the girls
  • Participate in the Girls on the Run 5K

https://www.girlsontheruniowa.org/coach

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About Girls on the Run Eastern Iowa

Location:

26 E Market St, IOWA CITY, IA 52245, US

Mission Statement

We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.

Description

We are a ten week after school program for girls in grades 3-8. The girls meet at their school with volunteer coaches to go through a curriculum that teaches them important life skills such as how to be a good friend, how to stand up to gossip and bullying, positive self talk, and even complete a community impact project all while using physical activity and movement to train for a 5k. At the end of the ten-weeks we have a celebratory final 5k where the girls at all of the sites come together and gain confidence through accomplishment! Our goal is to really develop the whole girl mentally, physically, emotionally, and socially.

Children & Youth
Community
Sports & Recreation

WHEN

Mon Sep 14, 2020 - Sun Nov 08, 2020

WHERE

Various SchoolsIowa City, Cedar Rapids and Waterloo areas, IA 52242

(41.65936,-91.54871)
 

SKILLS

  • Child Development
  • Mentoring
  • Group Facilitation
  • Relationship Building
  • Coaching

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Approximately four hours per week for eight weeks

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