CitySquash seeks a full-time Squash Director starting September 2007. The primary purpose of the Squash Director will be to develop CitySquash’s elementary, middle and high students into the best players they can be. To this end, the Squash Director will coach at practices and tournaments, oversee CitySquash’s fitness program, set up team members with private coaching, help organize the program’s weekend schedule, and recruit volunteer squash coaches. In addition, the Squash Director will contribute to other aspects of the organization, such as meeting regularly with team members and their parents and assisting with the day-to-day management of the program. The Squash Director will contribute to CitySquash’s long-term development by, among other things, cultivating relationships with CitySquash’s financial supporters and strengthening CitySquash’s relationship with the squash community. The Squash 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 youth.
Schedule: During the school year, which runs from September through mid-June, the Squash Director will typically work full days on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, and half-days on Friday (afternoon) and Sunday (afternoon). The Squash Director will not work on Monday during the school year. During the summer, the Squash Director works Monday-Friday and there is no weekend work. Over the course of the year, approximately two-thirds of the Squash 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. The Squash Director will coach at 10 weekend junior tournaments a year. One weekend in every four, the Squash Director will not be required to work and will be free to play in tournaments her/himself, if desired.
Program Description: CitySquash is an inner-city after school youth enrichment program based in the Bronx at Fordham University. The mission of the program is to help children from low-income families fulfill their potential as students, athletes and people. CitySquash is in its fifth year of operation and serves 75 elementary, middle and high school students from low-income families in the Bronx. The program seeks students who can excel as athletes as well as students. Each year CitySquash welcomes 5 new fourth graders (9 years old) and 10 new sixth graders (11 years old) to the program. Selections are based on academic, athletic and character criteria. CitySquash has placed more than 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, Westover, Avon Old Farms, Hackley, Trinity-Pawling and Mercersburg. CitySquash has a full-time staff of six people, three of whom work on the academic side of the program, three of whom work on the squash side of the program.
Vacation: The position includes 6 weeks of vacation annually: 1 in December, 1 in April, and 4 in the summer.
Qualifications: Extensive experience as a squash player is required. Experience coaching is desirable. Knowledge of Spanish is a plus.
Compensation: Commensurate with experience and qualifications
Tim Wyant, Executive Director
P.O. Box 619, Fordham Station
Bronx, NY 10458; 718-220-7400
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