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Activity Specialist - Soccer Coach

Overview: University Settlement is one of New York City's most dynamic social justice institutions, with an impressive legacy as the first settlement house in the nation. For 130 years, University Settlement has been an anchor in the low-income and immigrant communities where we work, offering pioneering programs in early childhood care and education, youth development, eviction prevention, literacy, theater and visual arts, senior services, and mental health. Each year, we engage over 40,000 New Yorkers through our network of 32 sites in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Our mission is to empower residents by building on their strengths through comprehensive, quality services that meet the current needs of the community; innovation that anticipates future needs; and advocacy to improve the community as a whole.

University Settlement has been providing a variety of effective and strengths-based community based programs for children grades 6-12. The Soccer Coach (Activity Specialist) will be responsible for facilitating workshops while ensuring the safety and engagement of children. The program will provide academic support; artistic, athletic, cultural, and athletic enrichment; therapeutic services; and opportunities for family involvement.


  • Activity Specialist will work with groups of 20-25 middle school students
  • Teach students a wide range of skills pertaining to soccer mastery
  • Provide opportunities for growth in understanding of sportsmanship and  soccer skill development
  • Create an environment of active and genuine learning by employing a range of  coaching strategies that meet the needs of all students
  • Write and revise lesson plans using DYCD framework for approval by director
  • Monitor and report on students' progress throughout the term of the activity
  • Work with Director in creating game schedules
  • In conjunction with Sports Director, monitor students' grades and eligibility to play
  • Chaperone and supervise students  at all games


  • Previous experience coaching soccer
  • High School Diploma or HSE required
  • Ability to work as a member of an interdisciplinary team
  • Attend planning, supervision, and evaluation sessions
  • Strong communication skills
  • Must be over 18 years old
  • Highly energetic, dynamic, and positive
  • CPR and First Aid Certified preferred

Hours: 4 hours per week; Monday to Thursday, 2:30-3:30PM

Salary: $20.50 per hour

Contact:  PLEASE UPLOAD RESUME, COVER LETTER, AND ALL ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS AS A PDF TO APPLY. Please specify which activity you specialize in.

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