Part Time Job

Yba After-School Classroom Coordinator

Washington Nationals

Washington, DC 08-18-2023
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  • Paid
  • Part Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
YBA After-School Classroom Coordinator (Part-Time)

The Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy (''Academy'') is the programmatic arm of Washington Nationals Philanthropies. The Academy is a year-round educational and athletic facility with a mission of using baseball and softball as vehicles to foster positive character development, academic achievement, and improved health among at-risk Washington, DC, youth. We are looking for an After-School Academy Classroom Coordinator to manage and optimize the various systems needed to execute this vision.

The After-School Academy Classroom Coordinator will be responsible for effectively planning and implementing daily logistics (including tracking and reporting daily Scholar-Athlete attendance), provide support and oversight during mentoring time, be the lead facilitator during study hall/homework help time activities, develop thorough and creative alternative instructional plans for scholar-athletes that arrive without homework, other activities related to academics, baseball/softball, Team Time, and other activities, as requested.

The After-School Academy Classroom Coordinator will oversee and manage college/high school-aged volunteers, meal time, and provide necessary support during all enrichment activities (e.g. mentoring, electives, etc.) associated with the Academy's after-school program. The After-School Classroom Coordinator should be well-versed in youth development and able to mentor volunteer coaches. Lastly, the After-School Classroom Coordinator must have the ability to manage behavioral challenges posed by scholar-athletes by using Advancing Youth Development and Responsive Classrooms practices.

The After-School Classroom Coordinator is expected to be at the Academy for after-school programming during the hours of 2:30pm to 7:30pm and will attend all Academy field-trips, as requested. The After-School Classroom Coordinator will also be expected to attend a variety of evening and weekend activities, as well as mandatory training and professional development programs provided by the Academy.

Key Responsibilities:

Program Operations & Support
• Take a lead role during classroom instruction, mentoring time, meal time, gathering time/Team Time, field trips, and rainy day/cold weather activities.
• Maintain an organized classroom setting, support oversight of transition from classrooms to the field for scholar-athletes and other learning activities.
• Manage volunteers and coaches with respect to instructional/academic activities.
• Participate in and provide effective oversight of scholar-athletes during field-trips and to and from the Academy.
• Coordinate with the appropriate After-School Academy Baseball/Softball Coordinator and other program staff for daily logistics and lesson plans.
• Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities necessary to perform essential functions
• Ability to manage the classroom setting and provide support for assignments and lessons in STEM (science, technology, engineering and/or math) for students in grades three through eight
• Commitment to working with youth and families in a low-income, urban community; belief that all students can achieve at high levels
• Commitment to achieving the articulated objectives of the Academy for scholar-athletes, staff, and the community at-large
• Demonstrated leadership and motivational skills
• At the Academy during the hours of 2:30pm to 7:30pm on Monday-Thursday during the school year. Time may vary due to special events that may require this person to be present (e.g. fundraising events, field trips, retreats, etc.)


Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
• High school diploma or equivalent with 2+ years of relevant experience in youth-based sports or academic activities
• 1+ years of relevant youth development experience
• College degree preferred

Physical/Environmental Requirements
• Field: The After-School Academy Classroom Coordinator will be subject to inside and outside environmental conditions and will be exposed to inclement weather of varying degrees. The After-School Academy Classroom Coordinator will function in a high activity sports venue. In addition, the After-School Academy Classroom Coordinator is regularly required to stand for long periods of time, run, jump, and climb up/down stairs. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

All applicants for employment at the Washington Nationals are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to commencing employment. Applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment will be required to produce proof of vaccination status prior to their first day of employment. Applicants with qualifying disabilities or bona fide religious objections may be exempted from this requirement or otherwise accommodated if they are unable to be vaccinated.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r756q8-3-237-31-191-42 in your application.