Community Engagement Coordinator and Coach

About Ultimate Impact
Ultimate Impact is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit that was launched in June 2016 to improve the lives of youth in underrepresented communities. The organization uses the team sport of ultimate Frisbee as the framework for providing boys and girls 6 to 18 years old with increased opportunities, confidence, communication abilities, social emotional development, and conflict-resolution skills.  Through high-impact direct service programs, in-person mentorship, and community development, Ultimate Impact works to create positive change for youth in our communities.

Mission: Improve the lives of underrepresented youth through the sport and community of ultimate.

About the Opportunity
Ultimate Impact is growing its team to expand in San Francisco and beyond.  The Community Engagement Coordinator and Coach position is full-time and is responsible for helping develop programs to strengthen our community connections, support players, and drive the expansion of Ultimate Impact’s programs to serve more youth. The position will also be responsible for planning, organizing, and executing weekly training sessions at Ultimate Impact locations.  

Responsibilities

  • Coaching and Mentorship:  Lead and manage weekly training sessions at schools.  Create an environment where all youth have fun and are encouraged to participate.

  • Community Partnerships: Connect high school youth with resources to support graduating high school and attending college, further schooling, or getting a job. Build relationships with other organizations youth are a part of in order to strengthen participants’ support networks.

  • Relationship Building:  Feel comfortable being a mentor for youth and the ability to create positive relationships with parents, teachers, and administrators.  Ability to recruit and manage key volunteers.

  • Event Planning and Execution: Coach and coordinate scrimmages and practices, which includes coordinating with program partners and school administrators.  The position will also support the planning and execution of several community events.

  • Administration and Data Management: Help manage and maintain systems including Salesforce records and other documentation year-round to ensure that programs run smoothly. Conduct on-site interviews and collect survey data.

  • Management: Ability to manage a team of Junior Coaches during the summer, leverage their individual skills, and mentor them through their first job experience.  

  • Fundraising: Assist Executive Director with fundraising and revenue-generating projects as needed.


We’re Looking for Someone Who Has

  • Experience working with youth ages 6 to 18.

  • Experience with or interest in playing and coaching ultimate Frisbee.

  • A connection with the youth and communities where we coach.

  • Ability to be flexible and handle constantly changing environments with enthusiasm and grace by remaining calm, productive and positive.

  • Deep empathy, the ability to manage emotions, and internal grit.

  • Ability to work some evenings and some weekends for events.

  • Desire to work hard and create new ideas for programs.

  • Facilitation skills including the ability to read a group at the start of a training and lead a series of structured learning opportunities.

  • Determination and the desire to work through tough challenges.

  • Demonstrated ability to spot a need and address it.

  • Ability to maintain high standards of performance, demeanor and appearance at all times.

Note: If you do not meet all of the qualifications listed above but have a passion for and experience working with youth and developing new programs, we encourage you to apply and make a case for yourself in your cover letter.


You Will Thrive In This Role If

  • You live in the details, have experience juggling competing priorities effectively, and are intentional with how you use your time.

  • You are a problem-solver who doesn’t wait for someone to tell you how to address a challenge. Rather, you take ownership over the thinking and learning you need in order to get the job done.

  • You excel at engaging youth and demonstrate the ability to gain their respect and trust. In particular, you can enforce boundaries and gain respect in positive ways.

  • You are introspective and have reflected on social justice issues. You approach conversations about race, privilege, diversity of all kinds, and social justice with curiosity, openness, and compassion.

  • You communicate effectively across email, social media, and in person.

  • You appreciate human connection and humor in a work environment and build trust and respect alongside it.

What To Expect From the Role

  • You will directly contribute to Ultimate Impact’s efforts to strengthen our communities.  

  • You will help Ultimate Impact grow, allowing us to serve more students and to deepen our learnings about how to improve our programs.

Professional Development

  • You will develop and sharpen your management skills by working with a team of Junior Coaches during the summer.  

  • You will learn the intricacies and nuances of working in, and building, a growing organization.

  • You will receive learning opportunities and direct trainings surrounding how to communicate effectively with youth and adults.  

  • You will have the opportunity to leave your mark on programmatic events and structures.

The Tangible and Intangible Benefits of Working at Ultimate Impact

  • You will receive benefits including, which includes but not limited to, a health insurance, holidays and vacation days.

  • You will be a key member of a growing team of people who are passionate about youth development through sports.

Salary

Commensurate with experience.

Application

Your application should consist of your resume and cover letter.   Please include the following in your cover letter:

  • The unique mix of skills and experience you will bring to the role and our team

  • How you will thrive in the role; what have you done in past that demonstrates you can be successful?

  • What about Ultimate Impact’s mission excites you?

  • How are you connected to community in southeast San Fransisco?

To Apply:

Please send your resume and cover letter to info@ultimate-impact.org.