Harlem Children’s Zone Sports & Recreation Specialist

 We are seeking dynamic, energetic part-time sports and recreation specialists to facilitate daily physical activity for students. Sports and rec specialists are part of site-based teams dedicated to implementing Healthy Harlem programming at respective sites and report to the health coordinator. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

  • • Organize and lead daily physical activity for students 
  • • Promote physical literacy; the motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge, and understanding to value and take responsibility for engagement in physical activities for life 
  • • Incorporate sports, games, and a variety of other unique and exciting activities in a positive, fun environment 
  • • Adapt activities to creatively engage children with various skill sets and interests 
  • • Implement physical activities in a variety of settings, including small classrooms, cafeteria, and gymnasium 
  • • Provide clear classroom instructions, including learning objectives and transitions 
  • • Provide consistent motivation, enthusiasm, and role modeling for healthy lifestyle choices 
  • • Gather height and weight measurements and facilitate PACER fitness test 

Qualifications, Skills, and Knowledge Requirements 

  • • Experience implementing physical activities in school-based, after-school, camp, and/or community-based settings. 
  • • Comfortable working in various urban settings and with diverse populations 
  • • Team-oriented with strong organizational and collaborative skills 
  • • Animated, energetic spirit and a positive, resilient attitude 
  • • Adapts well to changes in assignment and priorities with the ability to respond effectively to new information, changing conditions, and unexpected obstacles 
  • • Must be available to work after-school hours and evenings (2-7 p.m.) for a total of 20 hours per week, as well as attend trainings on the second Thursday of every month, 12-2 p.m. 
  • • Must be able to sit or stand for long periods of time. 

The compensation range for this position is $25-$30 per hour. To be considered, interested applicants must submit a cover letter and resume to hczcareers@hcz.org. No telephone inquiries or recruiters, please. Replies will only be sent to qualified applicants. Harlem Children’s Zone is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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