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AmeriCorps Coach with Up2Us Sports - Northern California

Actively Recruiting

Openings

1 currently recruiting

Service Dates

September 1, 2018 - August 31, 2019

Application Window

January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018

Locations

  • Alameda, CA
  • Berkeley, CA
  • Esparto, CA
  • Oakland, CA
  • Redwood City, CA
  • Sacramento, CA
  • San Jose, CA
  • San Leandro, CA
  • SF, CA
  • South Lake Tahoe, CA

Contact Information

Mike Muldoon
estevenson@up2ussports.org

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Description

Founded in 2010, Up2Us Sports is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring youth to achieve their potential by providing them with coaches trained in positive youth development. We do this by identifying, training and supporting coaches in their communities who bring sports-based youth development to the most underserved communities. The Up2Us Coach and Up2Us Training programs empower youth-based organizations across the country to become a united force for meaningful change. Up2Us Coach is the first national service program to identify and train young adults to coach and mentor kids in low income communities. Coaches are trained in youth development and mentoring strategies to promote physical activity, healthy living, and good decision making, while cultivating caring, trust-based relationships with the youth they serve.

During the term of service, the Up2Us AmeriCorps Coach will primarily serve in a direct-service role at his/her host site. Direct-service duties and responsibilities must account for at least 70% of the coach’s total service term hours, align with Up2Us Sports’ mission and goals, and coincide with the following guidelines:

Sports Based Youth Development (SBYD) Coaching (70%)
• Lead SBYD programming (schedule and activity determined by the host site)
• Maintain knowledge of and implement Up2Us SBYD training strategies and techniques
• Create and utilize lesson plans that maximize youth physical fitness and skill development
• Incorporate opportunities to recognize, practice, and develop competence in the Up2Us High Impact Attributes (life skills for healthy decision making) during sport activities
• Enhance skill development during non-sport enrichment activities by intentionally connecting and cascading skill competence learned from sports sessions with classroom and community applications
• Create and foster an inclusive team culture by maintaining a safe space, by encouraging pro-social connections, and by practicing positive traditions
• Serve as a supportive mentor by consistently showing belief in youth participants and by celebrating their successes
• Incorporate “informal time” into program activities to strengthen relationships with and among youth participants
• Recruit youth into the program
• Set up and break down for program/practice/activity
• Maintain/organize equipment

Volunteer Recruitment/Community Engagement (5%)
• Recruit and engage one/two ongoing volunteer(s) in program activities
• Recruit and engage five/10 one-time/episodic volunteers in program activities
• Track volunteer participation using a volunteer log
• Build strong relationships and gain trust within the community (including but not limited to parents, guardians, volunteers, school staff, and partners) in order to serve the needs of youth participants
• Act as an ambassador of Up2Us Sports and the host site by spreading awareness about SBYD programming

Reporting Relationships (5%)
• Report to and collaborate with the Up2Us Sports Program Manager
• Report to and collaborate with the Host Site Supervisor and other host site staff members
• Support volunteers at the host site
• Submit bi-weekly timesheets
• Report student safety concerns

Data Collection (10%)
• Accurately monitor youth participation in SBYD programming at the host site using the Up2Us roster for the duration of the service term
• Administer pre and post physical fitness testing (PACER) to youth participants at the host site
• Administer pre and post Up2Us High Impact Attribute (HIA) Survey to youth participants at the host site
• Complete pre and post Up2Us Coach Surveys

The Up2Us AmeriCorps Coach will also engage in training and professional development as part of his/her service term. Training is not considered direct service and cannot exceed 20% of the coach’s total service term hours. Training duties and responsibilities are as follows:

Training & Professional Development (10%)
• Attend and complete all training and professional development sessions required by Up2Us and the host site in order to provide high-quality direct service and to successfully complete the service term
• Complete all required knowledge checks to achieve Up2Us Sports SBYD Certification

Uniform Policy
Up2Us AmeriCorps Coaches must wear Up2Us Sports branded t-shirts provided by Up2Us Sports with AmeriCorps logo when coaching and at program sessions and events

Other Service Activities
If the host site would like the Up2Us AmeriCorps Coach to perform other service activities not outlined above, they must seek approval from the Up2Us Program Manager.

Requirements
Up2Us AmeriCorps Coaches must adhere to the following requirements during their service term:

• Complete minimum required hours of service and training by last day of coach contract (not to exceed a 12-month period)
• Attend Up2Us Coach Orientation (one-time event)
• Attend Up2Us Coach Training Institute (one-time event)
• Attend a regional Day of Service hosted by Up2Us (one-time event)
• Attend ongoing Up2Us Sports trainings, meetings, and special initiatives (monthly)
• Complete and submit accurate timesheets (bi-weekly)
• Complete and submit data collection materials (as requested by Up2Us Program Manager)
• Report student safety concerns (as-need basis)

Service Activities may NOT include:
• Administrative functions (answering the phone, filing, etc.)
• Fundraising
• Grant writing

Founded in 2010, Up2Us Sports is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring youth to achieve their potential by providing them with coaches trained in positive youth development. We do this by identifying, training and supporting coaches in their communities who bring sports-based youth development to the most underserved communities. The Up2Us Coach and Up2Us Training programs empower youth-based organizations across the country to become a united force for meaningful change. Up2Us Coach is the first national service program to identify and train young adults to coach and mentor kids in low income communities. Coaches are trained in youth development and mentoring strategies to promote physical activity, healthy living, and good decision making, while cultivating caring, trust-based relationships with the youth they serve.

During the term of service, the Up2Us AmeriCorps Coach will primarily serve in a direct-service role at his/her host site. Direct-service duties and responsibilities must account for at least 70% of the coach’s total service term hours, align with Up2Us Sports’ mission and goals, and coincide with the following guidelines:

Sports Based Youth Development (SBYD) Coaching (70%)
• Lead SBYD programming (schedule and activity determined by the host site)
• Maintain knowledge of and implement Up2Us SBYD training strategies and techniques
• Create and utilize lesson plans that maximize youth physical fitness and skill development
• Incorporate opportunities to recognize, practice, and develop competence in the Up2Us High Impact Attributes (life skills for healthy decision making) during sport activities
• Enhance skill development during non-sport enrichment activities by intentionally connecting and cascading skill competence learned from sports sessions with classroom and community applications
• Create and foster an inclusive team culture by maintaining a safe space, by encouraging pro-social connections, and by practicing positive traditions
• Serve as a supportive mentor by consistently showing belief in youth participants and by celebrating their successes
• Incorporate “informal time” into program activities to strengthen relationships with and among youth participants
• Recruit youth into the program
• Set up and break down for program/practice/activity
• Maintain/organize equipment

Volunteer Recruitment/Community Engagement (5%)
• Recruit and engage one/two ongoing volunteer(s) in program activities
• Recruit and engage five/10 one-time/episodic volunteers in program activities
• Track volunteer participation using a volunteer log
• Build strong relationships and gain trust within the community (including but not limited to parents, guardians, volunteers, school staff, and partners) in order to serve the needs of youth participants
• Act as an ambassador of Up2Us Sports and the host site by spreading awareness about SBYD programming

Reporting Relationships (5%)
• Report to and collaborate with the Up2Us Sports Program Manager
• Report to and collaborate with the Host Site Supervisor and other host site staff members
• Support volunteers at the host site
• Submit bi-weekly timesheets
• Report student safety concerns

Data Collection (10%)
• Accurately monitor youth participation in SBYD programming at the host site using the Up2Us roster for the duration of the service term
• Administer pre and post physical fitness testing (PACER) to youth participants at the host site
• Administer pre and post Up2Us High Impact Attribute (HIA) Survey to youth participants at the host site
• Complete pre and post Up2Us Coach Surveys

The Up2Us AmeriCorps Coach will also engage in training and professional development as part of his/her service term. Training is not considered direct service and cannot exceed 20% of the coach’s total service term hours. Training duties and responsibilities are as follows:

Training & Professional Development (10%)
• Attend and complete all training and professional development sessions required by Up2Us and the host site in order to provide high-quality direct service and to successfully complete the service term
• Complete all required knowledge checks to achieve Up2Us Sports SBYD Certification

Uniform Policy
Up2Us AmeriCorps Coaches must wear Up2Us Sports branded t-shirts provided by Up2Us Sports with AmeriCorps logo when coaching and at program sessions and events

Other Service Activities
If the host site would like the Up2Us AmeriCorps Coach to perform other service activities not outlined above, they must seek approval from the Up2Us Program Manager.

Requirements
Up2Us AmeriCorps Coaches must adhere to the following requirements during their service term:

• Complete minimum required hours of service and training by last day of coach contract (not to exceed a 12-month period)
• Attend Up2Us Coach Orientation (one-time event)
• Attend Up2Us Coach Training Institute (one-time event)
• Attend a regional Day of Service hosted by Up2Us (one-time event)
• Attend ongoing Up2Us Sports trainings, meetings, and special initiatives (monthly)
• Complete and submit accurate timesheets (bi-weekly)
• Complete and submit data collection materials (as requested by Up2Us Program Manager)
• Report student safety concerns (as-need basis)

Service Activities may NOT include:
• Administrative functions (answering the phone, filing, etc.)
• Fundraising
• Grant writing
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Living Allowance

$500 - $900 monthly

Benefits

Education award upon successful completion of service, Living allowance, Stipend, Training

Additional Benefits

A relocation stipend will not be provided.

Education Benefits

College Degree

Education Requirements

GED

Desired Certifications or Qualifications

Basic Eligibility
• Members must be U.S. citizens, nationals, or lawful permanent residents
• Members must be 18 years old, or 17 with written parental/guardian consent
• Members must have or be working toward a High School diploma, GED, or its equivalent
• Members must consent to a background check. The term of service is always contingent upon satisfactory completion of a background check. The results of state and FBI criminal history background checks and national sexual offender checks through the National Sex Offender Public Registry Website (NSOPW) are considered.
• Members must commit to the entire term of service
• Military Veterans have priority status for this position

Restrictions on Eligibility for Benefits
If a candidate has participated in:
• Two full-time service terms or their equivalent, the candidate will be ineligible for a third Education Award or other in-service and after-service benefits.

Additionally, a candidate cannot serve if:
• Failed to disclose to Up2Us Sports any history of having been released for compelling personal circumstances or for cause from another AmeriCorps program, this will render him/her ineligible to receive the Education Award and may render the Coach ineligible for service with the Program.
• Released for cause from another AmeriCorps program but was released having performed satisfactorily, the candidate may still be eligible for participation in the Program. However, this eligibility does not guarantee selection or placement.
• Served four AmeriCorps National Direct or State service terms previously, regardless of whether those terms were served on a full or part-time basis. The candidate is ineligible to serve after four terms.

Desired Languages

English

Other Conditions

Subject to criminal background check

Service Details

Focus Areas

Community & Nonprofit Development, Education & Youth, Health & Nutrition, Veterans & Military Families

Weekly Hours

20

Location Type

Urban

Service Type

Direct Service

Service Environment

Indoor and Outdoor

Placement

Individual and Team Placements

Service Setting

Charter School, Community-based Nonprofit, Community Development Organization, Elementary School, Higher Education Institution, High School, Local Educational Agency, Middle School, Park, Private School, Recreation or Youth Center, School-based Nonprofit

Activity Types

Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities

Contact Information

Mike Muldoon
estevenson@up2ussports.org

Hosted By

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