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Squashbusters
Boston’s Urban Squash and Education
Program
Squash Coordinator

In Boston, Massachusetts

Job Posted April 6, 2007

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Position:
Squash Coordinator

Founded
in 1996, SquashBusters is the first-ever youth program to use squash as
a vehicle to improve the lives of urban middle and high school students.
SquashBusters is a non-profit organization that combines squash with intensive
academic tutoring, community service, cultural enrichment and school counseling
to help its student-athletes strive toward excellence in their lives.
SquashBusters currently works with 90 ethnically diverse students in the
Boston Public School system in a state-of-the-art facility on the campus
of Northeastern University.

SquashBusters
seeks a passionate, reflective, detail-minded, and goal-oriented squash
instructor to select, lead, and teach squash to a team of 30 boys and
girls.

Responsibilities:

  • Plan,
    supervise, and direct intensive and creative weekday afternoon and Saturday
    morning squash practices throughout the school year for 30 students
  • Administer
    fitness program and evaluate student fitness gains
  • Recruit,
    coordinate, train, and manage volunteer coaches for each practice
  • Participate
    as volunteer in each weekday homework tutoring session
  • Coordinate
    a variety of summer squash opportunities for students
  • Participate
    in all community service projects and field trips
  • Organize
    and coach kids in tournament play, private school matches, and league
    competitions
  • Manage
    SquashBusters’ equipment inventory and budget line items, i.e.
    team uniforms, tournament expenses, instructional materials and trips
  • Build
    relationships with each individual student in the program and their
    families through constant communication, including making evening and
    weekend phone calls, conducting student and family functions, and in-person
    meetings at students’ homes
  • Assist
    in implementation of program evaluation as it relates to squash; collect
    data including fitness tests, match and tournament results, SquashBusters
    attendance, and volunteer and parent surveys
  • Drive
    students from their schools to practice four times each week
  • Help
    plan and lead team trips and cultural outings
  • As a
    member of an expanding organization, work on varied projects as requested

Candidate
Requirements

SquashBusters
seeks a high-energy, hard-working person with strong communication, organizational,
and interpersonal skills with a BA/BS or higher degree preferred. We are
looking for candidates who demonstrate excellent critical thinking, have
the ability to cultivate high-level relationships with children, take
initiative, and who believe deeply in our organization’s mission. The
ideal candidate must have a thorough knowledge of the game of squash and
a demonstrated passion for making a difference in the lives of urban youth.
Applicant must hold a current driver’s license in good standing.
A readiness to work most Saturdays throughout the school year is essential.

Position:
FULL-TIME

Compensation:
Commensurate with experience, plus benefits.

To apply,
please direct cover letter and resume by mail, fax or e-mail to:
Dominique Farinaux-Dumas, Human Resources
d.farinaux-dumas@squashbusters.org

 

 


 



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