Careers

South Bronx United is hiring. Additionally, travel soccer coaching positions are available. These come with a small coaching stipend. Feel free to inquire by sending a cover letter and resume to info@southbronxunited.org.

South Bronx United is currently hiring for the following positions:

Director of College Placement and Alumni
Coach-Mentor: AmeriCorps Up2Us Coach (PT) (August 1, 2017 start date)
Development and Communications Associate: AmeriCorps VISTA (FT) (November 15, 2017 start date)
Volunteer Coordinator: NYC Civic Corps (FT) (Sept 1, 2017 start date)
Summer Teacher (Math and Humanities-based) (July 1, 2017 start date)

If you are interested in a position, please email your resume and cover letter to info@southbronxunited.org


DIRECTOR OF COLLEGE PLACEMENT AND ALUMNI

OVERVIEW
South Bronx United (SBU) is a sports-based youth development organization that uses soccer as a tool for social change. SBU’s mission is to prepare youth to succeed in high school, college, careers, their community and beyond. SBU serves more than 1,000 boys and girls annually through programming on the field and in the classroom.

South Bronx United seeks a Director of College Placement and Alumni to work with the SBU Academy program. The SBU Academy provides a pathway from middle school to high school to college to careers for 160 youth, combining competitive, travel soccer with academic enrichment and tutoring, college prep, mentoring, leadership development, immigration legal services, and individual case management.

The position helps prepare student-athletes for college, works with high school seniors through the college recruitment, application, and enrollment process, and continues to support program alumni progress towards a bachelor’s degree after they have left the program. The staff member will work with a senior class of about 25 students, as well as supervising alumni communications and supporting several students who apply to boarding schools. The majority of youth served are from immigrant families and many were board outside of the country. In the last five years, 100% of the SBU Academy students have graduated high school, 92% have graduated in four years, and 94% have gone on to attend college.

The Director will work collaboratively with staff, volunteers, and soccer coaches within the overall mission of the organization to impact youth outcomes and organization development.

RESPONSIBILITIES
The Director’s responsibilities will include:

1. Work with high school seniors through the college selection, recruitment, application, and enrollment processes. Main Activities include:
• Create an annual curriculum and schedule for seniors relating to College Prep activities.
• Train and supervise volunteer College Prep mentors to work with seniors through the college process.
• Analyze students’ personal, academic, and financial profiles to best counsel them on what colleges or what types of post-secondary options might be good fits.
• Effectively communicate with college-related representatives in support of applicants, including school admission personnel, soccer coaches, financial aid representatives, and high school guidance counselors.
• Facilitate college soccer recruitment and outreach for students who are interested and able to play soccer at the college level.
• Communicate and support parents around key issues and challenges that impact first-generation college student achievement.
• Help students find summer internships and/or other enrichment opportunities.
• Support the education director in helping high school juniors prepare for college and transition into senior year.

2. Coordinate the engagement and support of SBU Academy Alumni. Main Activities include:
• Maintain contact with alumni, including a phone call or meeting at least once per semester and more frequently for certain youth.
• Communicate with college coaches or educational officers for select schools that alumni attend.
• Provide appropriate support and referrals for alumni issues as they arise.
• Plan events during college breaks.
• Help alumni find jobs and internships
• Support alumni who are unable to attend college with continuing education and career development opportunities.

3. Support interested and eligible students through the boarding school admissions process. Main Activities include:
• Maintain contact with SBU Academy boarding school students and their schools (4 students in 2017-2018).
• Communicate with educational officers at boarding schools attended by SBU students, as well as boarding schools students may apply to.
• Stay knowledgeable on the admissions process and support select students in selecting and applying to boarding schools.
• Facilitate SSAT testing

4. Facilitating other educational activities and working with other staff. Main Activities include:
• Schedule and facilitate 4 college visits during the year for SBU Academy high school students.
• Collaborate with key staff to establish and maintain program procedures, policies, and activities.
• Provide direct academic services to individual students.
• Managing volunteers and tutors during programming sessions.
• Develop new programs and activities, as needed.
• Work closely with soccer program staff to ensure that students are meeting their goals, requirements, and expectations.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

The Director of College Placement & Alumni should meet the following requirements:
• Bachelors Degree; Masters Degree in Education or Counseling preferred.
• At least two years of experience in education, guidance counseling, youth development, or program management.
• Experience with college placement, college counseling, college prep programs, and/or other post-secondary programs.
• Knowledge of the college application process and financial aid process, including family tax requirements.
• Knowledge of college soccer and the soccer recruitment process is a plus.
• Strong preference for someone with a background in public school system of NYC (Harlem and/or The Bronx).
• Experience managing a team and implementing professional development.
• Experience working closely with immigrant youth and families.
• Effective in multi-cultural and cross-cultural settings and understanding of individuals of all backgrounds.
• Excellent interpersonal, mediation, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills.
• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and with a young, developing nonprofit organization.
• Flexible and adaptable to work in a variety of settings
• Strong administrative, computer, and writing skills.
• Familiarity with the South Bronx community or other neighboring communities is preferred.
• Spanish and/or French proficiency is a plus.
• Specific knowledge of the New York State Opportunity Programs is a plus.

SCHEDULE
Full-time, requires some evening and weekend hours.

ANTICIPATED START DATE
August 2017

COMPSENSATION RANGE
$42,000 - $48,000 with health stipend and growth potential

HOW TO APPLY
Please send your cover letter and resume to info@southbronxunited.org. Please do not call. Due to the high volume of applicants, only qualified candidates will be contacted. To learn more about the organization visit www.southbronxunited.org


AMERICORPS CAA COACH & TEAM MENTOR (PT)

OVERVIEW
South Bronx United is seeking energetic individuals with a passion for youth development and sports to join the Americorps Up2Us Coaching program. Each South Bronx United Americorps Up2Us member will serve as the Team Mentor and head or assistant soccer coach for a team of youth within the SBU Academy Program. In addition to mentoring and coaching a competitive soccer team, the Up2Us member will have an additional focus area, either helping with coordination and coaching of SBU’s Community Soccer Programs OR assisting with coordination and program delivery of the SBU After School Tutoring/College Prep Programs. Up2Us members will have the opportunity to see the inner working of a small, growing non profit and gain professional experience and skills in the fields of education, teaching, counseling, and coaching.

This is a part time position requiring approximately 15-20 hours/week. A living stipend will be offered in accordance with the AmeriCorps part-time position policies. Those who complete the year long Americorps term in support of South Bronx youth, also receive an educational award to go towards future or past educational loans. Additionally, those who complete the year will be considered for further paid SBU coaching positions.

In addition to site-specific duties at South Bronx United, members are also responsible for the following Up2Us program requirements: Completing timesheets; Attending the Up2Us National Coaching Institute, Attending professional development and training seminars every other month; Reflecting on their work in guided reflection logs; and Participating in a National Day of Service

The Americorps Up2Us program is an intense experience and members are asked to go above and beyond each and every day at their hosts site (South Bronx United). Being a part of the Up2Us program connects members both with their local communities and a larger national movement of people dedicated to serving youth through sports.

RESPONSIBILITIES
As a Team Mentor & Coach, the Americorps member will:
• Serve as first point of staff level contact for a group of approx 20 youth (mentees)
• Help plan, set, and keep students on their program schedule
• Maintain weekly contact with each mentee in person and via phone,
• Maintain regular contact with mentees’ parent/guardian
• Monitor student academic performance, and assist in the collection of student report cards, transcripts, and school documents,
• Work with SBU Youth Counselor and Education Director to identify social, emotional, and academic issues or concerns
• Check email daily and maintain good communication with SBU office staff
• Enforce attendance and program policies
• Serve as a head or assistant coach for 1 SBU travel soccer team, planning and leading training sessions, coaching at games, and travelling with students to games and events.
• Track attendance data from soccer and academic sessions.
• Complete progress reports for each mentee two times per year.

Additionally Americorps Up2Us Coaches will either:
• Assist with coordination and program delivery of the After School Tutoring Program and/or College Prep program, helping managing the learning environment, tracking student attendance and providing direct academic support
OR
• Assist with the coordination of the SBU recreational program, supporting volunteer soccer coaches, leading recreational practices, and helping with coach trainings.

LOCATION*
SBU Office: South Bronx United, 594 Grand Concourse, Suite 2, Bronx, NY 10451
Academic Site: Urban Assembly School for Careers in Sports, 730 Concourse Village West, Bronx, NY
Primary Soccer Site: Macomb’s Dam Park, 161st Street, Bronx, NY 10451

*Most service will be performed at soccer or academic sites

SCHEDULE
The term of service runs August 1, 2017-July 31, 2018. The following hours are approximate, times may change slightly.
Team Coach & Mentor w/Soccer Focus
• T/Th, 6-8pm (Academy Soccer Practice)
• T/W/Th, 3:30-6pm (Recreational Practice) OR Sat, 8-3pm (Recreational Games)
• Sun (dependent on game schedules)
Team Coach & Mentor w/Academic Focus
• M/W, 5:30-8pm OR T/Th, 3:30-6pm (Tutoring/College Prep)
• T/Th, 6-8pm (Academy Soccer Practice)
• Sat or Sun (dependent on game schedules)

COMPENSATION
Coaches will receive a $7,770 living stipend for their service over the course of 12 months as well as an educational award of $2,907 to go towards loan repayment or future educational costs. All HR related matters are handled by Up2Us. Learn more about the Up2Us program at https://www.up2us.org/coach-across-america

QUALIFICATIONS
Enthusiastic to work with youth, committed to holistic youth development with a strong knowledge of soccer. Previous coaching experience is not a necessity. Coach/Mentors with an Academic Focus should have a strong academic background and feel comfortable with SAT level math and English.

HOW TO APPLY
To apply email info@southbronxunited.org with a cover letter and resume.


AMERICORPS VISTA DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATE (FT)

OVERVIEW
South Bronx United is seeking energetic, caring individuals who are passionate about helpng provide youth in the South Bronx with the resources they need to succeed, to join our staff as an Americorps VISTA Development Associate. A VISTA Development Associate will increase South Bronx United’s capacity for development, fundraising, and marketing. He/she will have hands on work contributing to strategic and development plans, planning guides, donor databases, research and prospect lists, promotional materials, social media and newsletters, press releases, media inquiries, and more.

This is a full time position. A living stipend will be offered in accordance with an full-time position offered through the Americorps VISTA Program. The South Bronx United VISTA position is a partnership with Up2Us.

RESPONSIBILITIES
• Event Planning & Coordination: The Development Associate will assist with the planning and coordination of SBU’s 4th Annual Benefit, as well as supporting smaller fundraising events.
• Marketing & Public Relations: Associate will coordinate periodic marketing/promotional events and analyze their impact on the organization. Associate will work closely with the SBU Junior Board and the Executive Director on marketing, public relations, and community presence efforts, while playing an important role in maintain/improving SBU’s social media presence.
• Building Relationships and Donor Database: Associate will prospect for potential donors, sponsors, and supporters, cultivate relationships with existing donors, and document fundraising strategies.
• Fundraising Research: Associate will learn and implement strategies for researching potential new funders.
• Grantwriting: Associate will support grant writing efforts, including foundation outreach efforts.

SCHEDULE/LOCATION
• South Bronx United, 594 Grand Concourse, Suite 2, Bronx, NY 10451
• Monday – Friday, 10:00-6:00; Occasional Saturday/Sundays for weekend events

COMPENSATION
A living stipend is provided of approximately $15,000. An educational award of $5,775 that can used towards student loans or future educational expenses is provided on successful completion of the one year service term. Certain benefits are also provided. Learn more about the VISTA program at http://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-vista

HOW TO APPLY
Email info@southbronxunited.org with a cover letter and resume


VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR - NYC SERVICE CIVIC CORPS

OVERVIEW
South Bronx United (SBU) is seeking enthusiastic and caring individuals with a passion for youth and community development to serve as NYC Service Civic Corps members. Civic Corps members will serve as one of two South Bronx United Volunteer Coordinators, supporting the recruitment and management of SBU’s volunteers, a community of over 200 individuals passionate about youth development and community enrichment through sports. The Volunteer Coordinator will specifically work to recruit and manage tutors, mentors, volunteer teachers, and soccer coaches. The member will collaborate with staff and volunteer leaders to strengthen volunteer processes and training materials with the goal of recruiting more volunteers, improving the volunteer experience, improving program quality through volunteer training and preparation, and retaining more volunteers for longer periods of service.

Each Volunteer Coordinator will have a specific focus area of recruitment and management: academic programs, soccer programs, or immigrant services programs. After ten months, the member will have helped recruit more volunteers, encouraged volunteers to stay for the next semester or year, improved our volunteer management process, and have had a direct impact on the lives of over 1000 students by improving their experience in South Bronx United and providing a mentors that they can count on.

RESPONSIBILITIES DETAILED
• Recruit, interview, and place volunteer candidates
• Track and interpret statistics on recruitment and retention
• Develop consistent practices and communications around targeted recruitment, retention, recognition and volunteer leadership development.
• Research effective volunteer training methods, working with staff to strengthen volunteer training, including trainings manuals
• Collaborate with staff to implement effective volunteer orientation and training sessions
• Maintain a database of volunteers, which includes volunteer attendance
• Provide ongoing professional support, encouragement, and recognition for volunteers through their term of service.
• Build the SBU Volunteer Ambassador program on local college campuses
• Manage and support volunteers at their sites of service
• Maintain strong relationships with supervisors, staff, volunteers, youth, and other organization members
• Attend monthly professional development workshops hosted by NYC Service as well as the Americorps National Day of Service.

QUALIFICATIONS
• Bachelor’s Degree
• Has served as a volunteer in some prior capacity• Ability to work collaboratively with diverse individuals.
• Effective in multi-cultural and cross-cultural settings and understanding of individuals of all backgrounds.
• Excellent interpersonal skills.
• Ability to work in a fast paced environment and with a developing nonprofit organization.
• Flexible and adaptable to work in a variety of settings
• Strong administrative, computer, and writing skills.
• Proficiency with email, Google documents, and Microsoft Office
• Punctual and team-oriented
• (Preferred) Spanish and/or French fluency
• (Preferred) Experience in youth development
• (Preferred) Experience working with low-income, at-risk, or immigrant communities

SCHEDULE
The term of service runs early September – mid July. The following hours are approximate:
• Monday – Thursday, 11am-8pm
• Saturdays, 8am-4:30pm

LOCATION
• South Bronx United, 594 Grand Concourse, Suite 2, Bronx, NY 10451

COMPENSATION
• A living stipend of $14,300 is provided (pre tax)
• An educational award of $5,775 that can be used on student loans or future educational expenses is provided upon successful completion of the 10 month service term
• Health coverage
• Unlimited monthly metro card
All HR related matters are handled by NYC Service. Learn more about the Civic Corps program at http://www.nycservice.org/initiatives/3

HOW TO APPLY
To apply email info@southbronxunited.org with a cover letter and resume. Please be aware all applications will also require a formal application through the NYC Service Civic Corps program.


SUMMER TEACHER (MATH AND HUMANITIES-BASED)

OVERVIEW
South Bronx United's mission is to use soccer as a vehicle for social change, helping youth build character, teamwork, and leadership skills so that they can succeed in high school, college, careers, their community and beyond. South Bronx serves 900 boys and girls, ages 4 through 19, each year by combining soccer with academic enrichment, college prep, mentoring, leadership development, health and wellness, and legal and support services for immigrant youth.

The Summer Soccer Scholars program is held each summer for 80 middle and high school students combining soccer, academics, and life skills to keep youth active and learning during the summer months. SBU Summer Soccer Scholars Instructors will serve as lead teachers during the academic portion of the program. They should attend both the program and the training.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Summer instructors will be responsible for teaching a 5-week academic enrichment course to classes of middle or high school youth. Math and ELA instructors will receive a unit outline and targeted Common Core standards for their specific grade level and subject. Instructors are expected to design the lessons, activities, and assessments for the course in collaboration with the Education Director. Instructors will teach two or three one-hour classes with a teaching assistant to 10-15 students.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Enthusiastic and caring with a specific interest in youth development. Math instructors should have a prior teaching experience, preferably in middle school math, geometry, or algebra. ELA instructors should have experience in teaching middle or high school reading and writing. Teachers should have experience teaching students between ages of 11 and 19, preferably in an inner-city setting. Experience in curriculum development, lesson planning, and differentiated instruction is preferred. Instructors should have strong classroom management skills. A masters or bachelors degree in an education related field is strongly preferred. No soccer background necessary.

SCHEDULE/LOCATION
Training: Tuesday-Friday 9:00am-1:00pm; first week of July. All instructors will be oriented and supervised by the Education Director. Instructors will attend a one-week orientation before the program begins. Additional training and supervision will be provided by SBU's Executive Director, a career educator and instructional coach.
Program: Monday-Thursday, 8:30am-12:30pm; mid July - mid August,
Where: Mott Haven High School Campus, 730 Concourse Village West, Bronx, NY 10451

COMPENSATION
$2,000 - 3 classes, $1500 - 2 classes

HOW TO APPLY
If interested in the position, please email info@southbronxunited.org with resume and cover letter expressing the reasons for your interest and your availability for the position. Please put the name of the position in the subject line.