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Police Athletic League Cardio Activity Specialist in New York, New York

The Police Athletic League (PAL) is the largest independent youth organization in New York City that provides educational and recreational activities for children and young adults. PAL Inc. and The New York City Police Department work in partnership to provide communities with summer and after-school recreational and educational activities.

We are looking for a Cardio Activity Specialist who will be responsible for developing a broad range of social, recreation, and artistic activities that promote creativity, self-expression, teamwork, discipline, commitment, and fun learning. In consultation with the Site Supervisor and Program Manager, the Activity Specialist will plan, organize and manage related programs, staff, and volunteers, and perform administrative duties that support and facilitate the above primary functions.

This position is available in the Bronx and Manhattan.

Major Duties & Responsibilities

  • Model and uphold all Agency policies and procedures.

  • Ensure that age-appropriate activities are implemented for youth in 7-12th grades. Plan, organize, and oversee varied activities with the support of Sports and Recreation leadership staff, volunteers, and other specialty staff. At all times, ensure safety, structure, and learning. Work with the Site Supervisor and Program Manager to ensure activities develop the skills and support the goals of the schools' participants attend.

  • Promote and stimulate interest and participation in all performing activities.

  • Provide ideas and suggestions to the Site Supervisor and Program Manager for improving programs as often as possible. When presenting a problem or offering constructive criticism, also present an alternative solution.

  • Build positive relationships with youth and adults and serve as a role model with respect to demeanor, communication, and behavior.

  • Provide direction to staff in a manner that ensures that program areas are neat and clean and that equipment and supplies are managed appropriately.

  • Quickly identify and seek to resolve conflicts and behavioral problems in consultation with the program coordinator.

  • Availability on Saturdays between 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM is mandatory.

    Additional Responsibilities

  • Plan and post-activity schedules and evidence of work in approved areas.

  • Make periodic reports/announcements on program activities and evaluate participation, progress, and development of program youth.

  • Responsible for the inventory, ordering, care, and maintenance of all related supplies and equipment.

  • File incident reports (accidents, injuries, altercations) no later than the day of the incident.

  • When directed, attend meetings with staff, parents, volunteers and community residents as needed to assist in program delivery and promotion of programs.

  • Interact with parents and keep open lines of communication to better understand and manage the children.

    Skills/Knowledge Required

  • A minimum of an Associate’s Degree and at least two years of experience leading activities.

  • A minimum of at least five years of participating in athletics, preferably track and field, aerobics and/or boxing.

  • A minimum of at least two years of sports management and youth development.

  • A minimum of two years of experience working with youth in middle and high school.

  • Demonstrated skills and competency as an instructor and coach

  • Understanding of conflict resolution, mediation, and mentoring concepts.

  • Good communication skills, both oral and written. Ability to speak professionally to staff, members, parents, groups and community residents.

  • Familiarity with office protocols involving dress, demeanor, record keeping, confidentiality, staff meetings, visitors, and employee use of supplies and equipment.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.

    No calls, please. External recruiters and agents, please don’t contact this job poster.

    Police Athletic League seeks to hire staff who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. All positions at PAL are filled without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, HIV/AIDS status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. All are encouraged to apply.

The Police Athletic League seeks to hire staff who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. All positions at PAL are filled without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, HIV/AIDS status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. All are encouraged to apply.

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