KICKSTART SOCCER, LIL SLUGGERS, and SHOOTING STARS BASKETBALL - National child development programs for kids ages 18 months to 6 years is seeking an energetic, outgoing, friendly, enthusiastic instructor for our locations throughout Broward (Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs, Sunrise, Hallandale, Hollywood, Plantation, Cooper City). Paid training, competitive hourly wages, major holidays and school vacations off. This job is perfect for pre-school teachers, teacher aides, responsible college students/grads, and coaches who enjoy playing with, teaching and nurturing toddler and pre-school age children. Coach for weekend (Sat/Sun) morning shifts/classes are needed. Some weekday mornings or afternoon classes may become available.
This position is Part-Time and year-round. Please do not apply if you are looking for seasonal, summer, temporary or full time employment. We are looking for long-term employees. Coaches will teach between 3 and 12 classes per week or more, depending on location , schedule, and coach's availability. Reliable transportation and willingness to drive is necessary.
We are looking for quick learners and mature individuals. You MUST have an energetic, enthusiastic, friendly personality and have experience with children age 18 months - 6 years. Some baseball, soccer and/or basketball experience is necessary. Experience working with toddlers is valuable! We prefer "Kid Magnets" over coaching professionals. Teaching sports to preschoolers is much different than teaching older kids. Are you a kid at heart? Must be at least 20 years old to apply.
Teaching - Directing classes of 4-10 students. The Coach should be able to direct the activities in an organized manner, motivate and engage each child, and teach motor skills, sports skills, as well as encourage positive social and behavioral skills. Coaches are expected to be prepared for class by arriving early and using the curriculum that includes detailed lesson plans.
Sales and Customer Service - The Coach should help parents register for classes, sort out schedule issues, give student evaluations. Communicate openly and establish a positive relationship to each parent. Coaches are expected to be knowledgeable on all of the program policies, schedules, processes, and to help sell and enroll students.
Equipment and Set Up - The Coach is responsible for the equipment they will be using in class each day. This entails getting equipment out of storage and placing it back at the end of class. For some of our preschool enrichment classes, coaches will be expected to carry a set of equipment in their vehicles to transport to and from class.
Class Management - Coaches are expected to keep track of students progress and discuss with parents. Coaches must take attendence, monitor registration fees and payments, ensure release/waiver forms are signed, hand out information flyers, give out T-shirts and medals.
Training - Intructors may be asked to train new instructors.
SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES OF GREAT COACHES:
- Ability to make kids smile and laugh!
- Use patience, care and enthusiasm to motivate and engage kids
- Ability to give clear explanations and demonstrations of activities and games
- Deal effectively and compassionately with inappropriate behavior without alienating the child
- Have reliable transportation and willingness to travel to multiple locations
- Establish a nurturing, fun relationship with toddlers
- Love Kids!
- Some Baseball, Soccer and/or Basketball experience is necessary. Candidates with the versatility to coach all of these sports will be given priority!
- Job experience working with toddlers and preschoolers (18 months - 5 years old) is a HUGE plus!
APPLICATION PROCESS (please read):
To apply for the opening, please submit (email) a cover letter and your resume, and place the words "I'm a Kid Magnet" in the subject line! In the cover letter, please explain why you think you are a good fit for our program and what days and times you are available to work. Please also include any formal or informal experience you've had working with toddlers/pre-schoolers. Remember, we are looking for Excellent (not good or pretty good, or OK) instructors..... could this be you?
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