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Sports Activity Specialist in New York, New York

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About Us:

New York Edge is the largest provider of after school and program in New York City public schools. Each year, programs in academics--including STEM, the Arts, Sports & Wellness, and college access help 40,000 students develop leadership skills and succeed in school. Click here to see us in action ( . Working parents count on our programs to provide safe and enriching environments for their children.


New York Edge is seeking passionate and enthusiastic people to fill the seasonal role of Summer Soccer Sports Specialist. In this role, you will be critical in providing targeted, skill and age-appropriate instruction, coaching and mentorship to youth in New York Edge’s summer day camp programs. Sports Specialists organize and lead physical activity programming at their site, ensuring the safety of all program participants. Prior to the start of the camp season you must attend sport-specific professional development along with child development trainings.


No, this role requires you to be in-person.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Motivate students to be active on a daily basis

  • Ensure daily activity lesson plans and projects are structured, age-appropriate, and have clear learning goals based on the provided sports and physical activity guide

  • Maintain communication with the Program Director and Center for Sports and Wellness regarding the calendar of programs, leagues, tournaments and special events.

  • Motivate students to participate in organization-wide sports activities

  • Prepare students for participation in organization-wide sports activities

  • Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among the students for whom they are responsible.

  • Organize, lead, and promote interest in non-traditional activities such as fencing, hockey, team handball and martial arts.

  • Explain principles, techniques, and safety procedures to participants in the activities, and demonstrate proper use of materials and equipment.

  • Enforce safety rules and regulations governing sports, recreational activities, and the use of equipment.

  • Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects, and communicate those objectives to students.

  • Prepare facilities for group activities.

  • Greet new arrivals to activities, introducing them to other students, explaining rules, and encouraging participation.

  • Evaluate activities to determine if they are producing the desired results.

  • Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.

  • Promote and ensure the progressive development of student skills

  • Promotes positive character development in all youth

  • Most New York Edge Sports Specialists are expected to provide support during Academic hours.

  • Adapt each activity to ensure safe participation in the space provided.

    Required skills:

  • Must be knowledgeable and skilled in a variety of sports and have prior experience successfully teaching and instructing youth

  • Must be able to follow a curriculum

  • Proof of Covid-19 vaccination is required.

  • Must be responsible, reliable and punctual!

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required

  • Must be adaptable to the work environment such as hybrid program model availability: onsite and remote including ability to work from home or other non-school site location readily and throughout the day.

  • Must be remote access prepared which includes: i ncluding web/internet/broadband accessibility and reliable cell phone devices equipped for texting and talking.

  • Must possess and be able to maintain throughout the assignment; the technology (hardware, software, internet access and working cell phone) required to perform the duties of the position including communications with supervisor and other staff members.

  • Physical requirements including ability to wear all PPE required, climb stairs, lift children, perform CPR, communicate by voice, monitor and evaluate events visually and aurally.

  • As an essential worker it is expected at this time, that you have schedule flexibility based on State, Local and Federal pandemic management conditions and requirements (e.g. school closures, training, emergency orders)

  • Must be available to complete and attend in-person and on-line trainings prior to the start of the camp season

  • Must be available to work throughout the entirety of the camp season July 6th – August 20th


  • 1 year of college with experience as a member of an intercollegiate team or as a physical education major.

  • Minimum of one year of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required.

  • Minimum of one year of coaching experience is required.

  • Must have passion for New York Edge mission and demonstrated interest in the field of education and youth development.

  • Candidates who are qualified to lead instruction in more than one activity preferred as well.

    Work Schedule

  • 9-15 hours per week

  • Monday - Friday 2:30pm - 6 pm

    Sports Specialists will be required to report to the school building and interact with staff, students, parents and school administration while following DOH Covid-19 guidelines such as wearing PPE and remaining socially distant.

    At time of offer and acceptance, the job requires safety and security clearances through the Department of Education and Department of Health.

    New York Edge is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

    Disclaimer : The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position.

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