Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 1/27/21
Har;em Lacrosse-Philadelphia has the following full-time job opening:
Location: Philadelphia (Partner School: Thomas K. Finletter School)
Start Date: Ideal start March 2021
Harlem Lacrosse Program Directors help students growing up in low-income communities activate the skills and mindsets to reach their full potential. Program Directors are lacrosse coaches, tutors, and mentors. They maintain a daily presence in the lives of their students, and help them make connections between success on the field, growth in the classroom, and goals for the future. If you are passionate about lacrosse and committed to the belief that all students deserve equitable opportunities to achieve academically, athletically, and socially, the Program Director role could be an outstanding position for you to make an impact.
About Harlem Lacrosse
Harlem Lacrosse’s mission is to empower the children who are most at risk for academic decline and dropout to rise above their challenges and reach their full potential. Harlem Lacrosse inspires children to dream about tomorrow while working hard on the field and in the classroom today.
Founded in 2011 in New York, Harlem Lacrosse has grown to five cities, 17 schools, and 36 programs as of Fall 2020. In addition to developing crucial athletic and social-emotional skills, our students consistently outperform their peers academically, passing their classes, graduating high school, and enrolling and persisting in college at a higher rate than other students in their schools. HL teams have won city-wide championships in each of the last three years, and many alumni go on to play lacrosse in college.
About the Role
The Boys Middle School Program Director will facilitate the Harlem Lacrosse program at Thomas K. Finletter School in Philadelphia, a program in its third year with Harlem Lacrosse. Harlem Lacrosse’s unique school-based model embeds full-time Program Directors within our partner schools to run academic, athletic, and enrichment programming for middle and high school students. In addition to practices, study halls, tutoring and field trips, Program Directors are constantly present for students to offer high fives, pep talks, individualized push-in and pull-out support, and a listening ear as students navigate the day-to-day. This is a full-time, year-round position.
Program Directors during Covid
With many partner schools currently providing either distance or hybrid learning, our programming has also gone hybrid. Wherever permitted by local ordinance and deemed safe by staff on the ground, we are running in-person (but modified and Covid-conscious!) programming, supplemented by virtual programming and individual connections with students. Once schools reopen for in-person learning, Program Directors will return to their embedded role within our partner schools.
The Program Director is responsible for the following:
Planning, Managing, and Delivering Program (75%)
Maintaining Relationships with School and Community (15%)
Organizational Stewardship (10%)
Qualifications and requirements
Salary and Benefits
Starting salary for this position is $46,000. Staff are eligible for annual cost of living and merit-based salary increases.
Harlem Lacrosse offers a comprehensive suite of benefits including paid vacation and sick leave, health insurance with employer contribution to the premium, Flexible Spending and Health Savings accounts, 401(k) with employer match, technology subsidy, ongoing professional development, and more.
How to Apply
Click “Apply to Position” below to submit your application. You will be asked to submit the following as part of your application package:
Successful applicants will be invited to a phone interview with a member of our leadership team, and then will participate in a half-day interview comprising a sample study hall and lacrosse practice with current participants at one of our school sites (may be in-person or virtual depending on logistics and candidate comfort).