a full-time Program Director starting September 2007. This person will
oversee the day-to-day activities of CitySquash, an after-school program
with an annual budget of $500,000, 6 full-time staff members and 75 elementary,
middle and high school students. The Program Director will organize the
program’s weekend schedule, coach at weekday squash practices and
at weekend practices and tournaments, meet regularly with team members
and their parents, and work closely with CitySquash’s Executive
Director Tim Wyant. The Program Director will also assist with the short-
and long-term development of CitySquash—fundraising, developing
relationships with CitySquash donors, and working on the organization’s
plans to build a squash and academic facility in the Bronx. The Program
Director position affords one the unique opportunity to develop management
skills and help build a growing non-profit organization while developing
national caliber junior squash players and changing the lives of at-risk
Schedule: During the school year,
which runs from September through mid-June, the Program Director will
typically work full days on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday,
and two-thirds days on Thursday and Friday. Sundays are off except during
weekends when there are tournaments, of which there are 10 a year. During
the summer, the Program Director works Monday-Friday and there is no weekend
work. Over the course of the year, approximately two-thirds of the Program
Director’s time will be spent coaching at practices and at tournaments;
one-third will be spent doing administrative work and planning in the
office. One weekend in every four, the Program Director will not be required
to work and will be free to play in tournaments her/himself, if desired.
Program Description: CitySquash
is an after school youth enrichment program based in the Bronx at Fordham
University. The mission of the program is to help our team members fulfill
their potential as students, athletes and people. In the fall, CitySquash
will begin its sixth year of operation and serve 75 elementary, middle
and high school students from low-income families in the Bronx. Each year
the program welcomes 5 fourth graders and 10 sixth graders to the program
and makes selections based on academic, athletic and character criteria.
Currently, CitySquash’s middle school students have an academic
average of 85%. CitySquash has placed fifty percent of its first three
classes of middle school students into private high schools, including
St. Paul’s, St. George’s, Williston Northampton, Canterbury,
Salisbury, Loomis Chaffee, Hill, St. Pius V, Avon Old Farms, Mercersburg,
Westover, Hackley, and Trinity-Pawling.
The position includes 6 weeks of vacation annually: 1 in December, 1 in
April, and 4 in the summer.
Bachelor’s degree and extensive experience in squash are required. Knowledge
of Spanish helps.
Commensurate with experience and qualifications. Salary range: $35,000-$48,000.
Includes full health-insurance coverage.
Tim Wyant, Executive Director
P.O. Box 619, Fordham Station
Bronx, NY 10458; 718-220-7400
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