The Outreach Coordinator at Alchemy Skateboarding will build engagement in Alchemy’s programs and services by building relationships with youth and the larger community. This position will assist in general skate shop operations: helping customers, making sales, setting up skateboard equipment, etc. as well as checking in skaters to their skate sessions and getting set up with any rental equipment. Outside of daily operations supporting the skate shop and park, the Outreach Coordinator will work to build community online through our social media channels, sharing updates about the organization and its programs, highlighting community partners and local resources, and helping manage client questions and enrollment processes. The Outreach Coordinator will also help manage volunteers who assist Alchemy’s various programs and classes, making sure volunteer information is tracked and keeping volunteers informed and engaged. This position will work with youth in one-on-one and small group setting to provide coaching and support for individuals to learn to skate.
Alchemy Skateboarding is a Tacoma based 501-c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to providing opportunities for youth to learn and grow through skateboarding. Alchemy’s vision is a future where skateboarders are recognized as positive contributors and an integral part of our vibrant community. We believe in and value respect, integrity, collaboration, diversity, and importance of fun. Alchemy delivers our mission through providing the county’s only indoor skatepark as well as a variety of programs to support youth in achieving their personal, academic, and professional goals.
Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Student loan forbearance, Training
- Access to an emergency fund to address financial emergencies that may affect completion of
- Opportunities to receive discounts on hard goods available through retail skate shop
- Opportunities to schedule free access to use indoor skatepark
High School Graduate
Desired Certifications or Qualifications
- High School Diploma or equivalent upon start of service term, OR agree to obtain diploma or equivalent prior to using Segal AmeriCorps Education Award
- US Citizen or permanent resident
- Commitment to building skills and knowledge related to diversity, equity, and inclusion
- Ability to travel to service site(s) as well as other training or activity locations across Pierce County
- Basic proficiency for using Facebook and Instagram
- Ability to work with the public and provide customer service to a large variety of clients.
- Experience Skateboarding (only needs proficiency in the basics of riding: Starting, stopping, turning)
- Ability to stay calm under pressure and prioritize tasks
- Represent the diversity of clients being served through personal characteristics and/or lived experience
- Previous experience working with youth or young adults
- Familiarity with the Pierce County community
- Skills and/or knowledge related to youth development, trauma-informed care, or diversity, equity and inclusion
- Experience and understanding of skateboard culture and the history of skateboarding
- Basic cash handling skills
- Detail oriented, ability to focus, and personally motivated to maintain a high degree of professionalism and quality of work
Selected applicants must complete background screenings/criminal history checks with the Pierce County Juvenile Court and the Tacoma Public School District. Applicants may be ineligible for service if they have a felony conviction of any crime against children or other findings deemed unacceptable by these partners.
Permits attendance at school during off hours
Subject to criminal background check
17 - 25