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Coach - Middle School Girls Basketball
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Coach - Middle School Girls Basketball
POSITION: Coach, Middle School Basketball
REPORTS TO: Athletic Director
LOCATION: YES Prep Northwest
THE CHALLENGE & OPPORTUNITY
Across the nation, only half of all students from low-income communities’ graduate from high school and only 10% earn a college degree. Even though 84% of their students are economically disadvantaged, YES Prep provides evidence that different outcomes are possible. Ninety-four (94%) of YES Prep alumni matriculate to college within one year and alumni like Eddie Zapata are earning their college degrees at four times the rate of their peers with similar socioeconomic backgrounds. How do they do this? Each of YES Prep’s 18 campuses serves 6th-12th graders like Monique Bowie. Students typically enter YES Prep one or more grade levels behind but quickly find themselves on a different life trajectory as a result of transformative relationships with teachers and leaders and access to excellent educational opportunities.
As the first minority-majority city, Houston’s schools cannot keep up with demand from students like Eddie and Monique. Houston is the 4th largest city (on track to become the 3rd), and this booming population translates into 7,000 families on YES Prep’s waitlist. YES Prep’s student enrollment is estimated to grow 31% between now and 2023 (from 11,600 currently to 17,000).
YES Prep needs a dynamic and diverse Coach to make our mission a reality. As a YES Prep employee, you will achieve jaw-dropping results, create pathways to opportunity for our students, build transformative relationships, and eliminate educational inequities to advance social justice. To put it simply, you will provide skills to team players for growth, and to compete with other teams at a high skill level.
We seek staff with diverse backgrounds, talents, interests, and ideas to meet the needs of our growing body of students. Certain traits consistently shine through for our most successful employees: passion for the mission, drive for results, care for students, resilience, and humility.
When you join the YES Prep team, some of the exciting work will include:
- Organizing practices and games
- Monitoring the academic progress of student athletes throughout the school year
- Include issuing and collecting uniforms
- Providing an orientation of a sound program to all student athlete participants
- Communicating with coaches and athletic director on the progression of the student athletes and the team
- Realize the athlete is a student first; academics have priority over athletics.
- Be on time to all scheduled athletic events.
- Practice with a plan and purpose.
- Train each student-athlete to become in the best physical condition as possible.
- Put the team first, and the individual second.
- Stay with the team, at all times, until the last student-athlete and their parents/guardians.
- Collect athlete documentation such as physicals and other important paperwork in a designated Athletics Binder in order to remain in compliance with State and YES Prep policies.
- Additional duties as assigned.
THE MUST HAVES
- Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year educational institution preferred
- Continued Education in specific sport
- Coached specific sport, preferred.
As the Coach, you will join a warm and welcoming team at the CAMPUSNAMEX Campus.
YES Prep teams understand they are setting the example for how their students experience their YES Prep education and want to make sure it feels like a second home to them. Teams are obsessed with improving themselves because they know that living the core values translates directly into stronger results and college access for all students.
THE TANGIBLE GOOD
YES Prep offers a competitive salary as well as a full benefit plan. This position pays $15/hour. We value longevity and performance over time through our Commit to Five program and opportunities provided for performance increases. YES Prep invests in developing leaders through high-quality programs, effective coaching, and ongoing professional development. Find out more about our campuses. The strong culture of our campuses are just one of many reasons we were among Houston’s Best Place to work. We won the 2012 Broad Prize for Excellence in Urban Education and were a 2016 finalist as well. Travel + Leisure recently named Houston the best city for foodies and, with an affordable cost of living Houstonians enjoy life and all the city has to offer.
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WE ARE DEEPLY COMMITTED TO EQUITY & DIVERSITY
YES Prep strives to recruit a diverse team of leaders. We believe there is a transformative academic and social benefit for students when their teachers and leaders reflect a diversity of backgrounds. 97% of staff members agree that the organization provides a welcoming environment given their background and identity according to our latest system survey.
YES Prep is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, national origin, disability, age, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or parenthood.
THE NEXT STEPS
If this sounds like your just right job, please apply now. If you are not sure this opportunity is for you, are simply curious, or know someone who would be perfect, please reach out to our Talent team to be connected to a recruiter at firstname.lastname@example.org.