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Originally founded in 1991 as Harlem RBI, DREAM has grown to annually serve more than 2,500 youth across East Harlem and the South Bronx through a network of six PreK-12, extended-day, extended-year DREAM Charter Schools and community sports-based youth development programs. Through our commitment to rigorous academics, social-emotional learning, deep family and community engagement, and health and wellness, we create lifelong learners who are equipped to fulfill their vision of success in and out of the classroom. We dream big, as well, with an aggressive five-year plan to expand to serve 3,500 students across seven schools—growing our organization's impact and leveling the playing field for all children. To learn more, visit wearedream.org.Reporting to the Director of Out of School Time and Athletics, the Strength and Conditioning Coach will be responsible for facilitating specific sports-based practice, training and conditioning sessions at their assigned site (DREAM Middle School). Strength and Conditioning Coaches create diverse learning experiences that focus on, but are not limited to, sport, exercise, team-building or STEM activities for athletes to continue their learning and development. This is an exciting opportunity to promote positive relationships and healthy habits through sports and exercise, be a role model for young people and get active!

RESPONSIBILITIESLeading assessments for movement and fitness (heart rate monitors, fitnessgram etc.);Teaching fundamentals of movement health and injury prevention;Collaboration with sports coaches to align physical activity intensity across DREAM Athletics;Collaboration with PE teachers;Plan and facilitate outdoor and indoor (weather requiring) sports-based activities;Model and encourage positive youth behaviors, high energy, and skill building and promote DREAM's mission, values and organizational policies to all staff, participants and volunteers;Support and build sports-based youth development culture by designing, reviewing and implementing activity plans in partnership with the AHW team to drive participant outcomes;Provide model facilitation sessions that promote coach development for Athletics Coaches, using program quality metrics to support the AHW Continuous Improvement Cycle;Participate in professional development and tactical meetings as necessary;Set up and break down of equipment.QUALIFICATIONSStrong understanding of exercise science;Strong understanding of the connection between physical activity and other areas of a student's life and wellbeing;Coursework in exercise science, physical education or related field preferred;Certification through NASAM or NSCA, preferred;Experience leading fitness and or sports activities for groups of youth in grades 6-8;Strong facilitation skills with groups of adolescents;Previous youth development experience in the after school setting preferred;High school diploma or equivalent required;Must be able to work in person at the program site;Ability to work collaboratively within a team setting;Excellent oral and written communication skills, organization skills and attention to detail;Strong ability to communicate verbally and in writing with a variety of stakeholders, including adolescents, school administrators, and staff;Exhibits high energy, warmth, enthusiasm and patience in working with youth;Excellent oral and written communication skills, organization skills and attention to detail;Ability to uphold, promote, and model sport based youth development principles; CPR/First Aid certification, a plus;A strong belief in the mission and values of DREAM, including the belief that all students can succeed, and a deep desire to make a difference in the lives of our students, families, and community.COMMITMENTStart date: ImmediateEnd date: June 7, 2024Schedule: Monday-Thursday, 3-6pm & Fridays 12-5:15pmLOCATIONDREAM Charter School - East Harlem - 1991 Second Ave COMPENSATIONDREAM offers competitive compensation. The rate for this position is $23 per hour.OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION At DREAM, diversity, equity, and inclusion are a matter of mission. From our schools to our playing fields, DREAM is committed to building a team where each individual can bring their full identity and experience to work because representation matters—it enriches our team culture, enhances our ability to innovate, and strengthens our impact in and out of the classroom. DREAM engages staff that represent and appreciate the diversity of our majority Black and Hispanic student body, while working to ensure that our practices are equitable, welcoming, and productive. We are dedicated to creating a world where youth, especially youth of color, have permission to dream—along with the tools and opportunities to make their dreams reality. Come dream with us.DREAM MAXIMSAll Kids Can. This Kid Can.DREAM is Family.Fun is a Serious Value.Teamwork Makes the DREAM Work.Fail. Persist. Exceed.DREAM Big.PI233686557 Apply

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