Head Boys Junior Varsity Soccer Coach, East Palo Alto

School Support East Palo Alto, California


Description

Position Summary
Our coaches are actively engaged in the East Palo Alto community, and embrace the mission and values of KIPP Esperanza. The Head Boys Junior Varsity Soccer Coach is to be responsible for coaching, character development and providing direction to student athletes so that they might achieve a high level of skill as well as an appreciation for discipline, sportsmanship and teamwork in that sport. This is a seasonal, temporary role reporting to the Athletic Director.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience/Education/Licensing:

  • At least 2 to 3 years of High School or Club Soccer coaching experience required
  • High school diploma or equivalent (Bachelor's degree encouraged)
  • Valid CA license (Class C) and current insurance coverage
  • Safe driving record (will be ask to provide a DMV report)
Knowledge/skills required/abilities:
  • All school coaches should be familiar with the rules and regulations of the sports they plan on coaching
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with faculty, staff, administrators, students, parents, and community members
  • Ability to coach athletes of different skill levels
  • Ability to communicate through e-mail and phone

Essential Functions and Responsibilities 

Coaching

  • Follow and uphold the policies and mission statement of KIPP Esperanza.
  • Plan, organize, and direct the particular team.  
  • Instruct and demonstrate skill sets and techniques necessary for individual and team development. 
  • Ensure that team rules and regulations regarding conduct and eligibility of the athletes are clearly communicated and followed. 
  • Plan, organize, advertise, and conduct tryouts for the particular sports program; inform the Athletic Department and participants of final selections. Maintain the integrity of the selection process. 
  • Consult with the Athletic Director regarding any off-season training programs including scheduling dates for summer camps/practices, uniform fitting, pre-post tryout informational parent meetings. 
  • Create a safe environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development of students. 
  • Supervise athletes at all times during practices, transport to games, games and until athletes have been picked up by guardians, or make arrangements to ride public transportation. 
  • Model good sportsmanship behavior and maintain appropriate conduct towards the opposing team, fans, parents, officials, spectators and community.

Training

    • Complete required safety training for basic first aid and injury prevention available through SafeSchools and NFHS Learn, including, but not limited to: 
      • Annually - mandated reporter, bloodborne pathogens, concussion in sports, sudden cardiac arrest, heat illness prevention  https://www.nfhslearn.com/
    • At time of hire - Fundamentals of Coaching or certificate of completion in a previous sports season

Physical, Mental and Environmental Demands

Physical: 
Ability to navigate office and school campuses, and hold meetings in different spaces. Traditionally, much of the day involves sitting. Ability to access and utilize technology. Occasional lifting/carrying of equipment 20 -40 lbs.

Mental:  
Stress of deadlines and normal work standards, ability to analyze problems and generate alternatives, work with interruptions, concentrate for long periods of time, read, calculate, perform routine math problems, memorize and recall objects and people.

Environmental:
Gym or field environment will usually contain both participants and spectators. Location of gyms and fields in San Francisco will vary.  In an emergency context (e.g., pandemic), the season may be postponed or cancelled. 

Classification
Part-time, non-exempt hourly position that is based on a school calendar and time-off schedule.

About KIPP Public Schools Northern California
We are a thriving nonprofit network of 17 free, public charter schools open to all students. At KIPP, we believe all children should grow up free to create the future they want for themselves and that schools can and should be a critical factor in making that vision a reality. Together with families and communities, we create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose—college, career, and beyond—so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world.  

Our student community consists of over 7,000 elementary, middle, and high school students in East Palo Alto, Oakland, San Francisco, San Lorenzo, San Jose, and Redwood City. 79% qualify for free or reduced price lunch, 23% are multilingual learners, and 10% have special needs.  We strive to cultivate a representative team of teachers and leaders that reflect our students’ diversity.

Compensation
$30.00 per hour for an expected 50 hours during the season

How to Apply
Please submit a cover letter and resume by clicking apply on this page.

Questions? Email [email protected]