Program Director for APOYO’s Amigos Atléticos
APOYO is a nonprofit organization that has been serving in Central Washington for over 25 years. APOYO stands for Allied People Offering Year-Round Outreach. We are known for our food pantry and clothing bank and we care for anyone who comes to APOYO, however we can. We primarily serve im/migrants from Mexico and Central America, low-income people, and houseless people. We provide a welcoming, multi-cultural environment. Besides providing food, clothing and other material support, we offer volunteer and educational opportunities and referrals to other services. Please contact APOYO for more information.
ABOUT THE POSITION
APOYO has received a grant from the Kittitas County Public Health Department’s COVID-19 Health Equity Coalition that enables us to hire a program director for our new youth fitness program, Amigos Atléticos. The position is temporary, funded through March 31, 2023. Our objective is to provide a free fitness program to youth who may not have the resources needed to participate in other fitness activities that have particular requirements that cannot be met.
COMPENSATION AND WORK CONDITIONS
- 10-15 hour work week
- Must be able to work: Tuesdays 2:45-4:15, Wednesdays 12:45-2:15, Thursdays 3:50-5:00. Outside of these hours, schedule can be arranged to accommodate employee’s needs.
- Works in outdoor and community settings with frequent public contact, and office
- 3-month position (January to March 31, 2023)
- At least one year of relevant experience
- High school diploma or GED
- Valid driver’s license
- Bilingual (Spanish-English)
- Pass criminal background check
- Background in sports is preferable, someone who can give the kids a challenge
- Interest in physical education, coaching, and/or working with kids (ages range from 6th-10th grade)
- Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Serve as a role model and mentor by promoting physical activity, social responsibility, healthy living, self-confidence, and teamwork
- Create and execute curriculum for youth sports, including athletes of varying ages and abilities
- Organize site set-up of fields, courts, and all other program locations.
- Inventory, upkeep, and transportation of sports equipment
- Maintain communication between program co-director (Fatima Andraca), parents, and volunteers
- Planning and actualization of activities
- Assist with management of volunteer certification process
- Report any player, parent, coach issues
- Provide guidance to volunteers if there are any questions about drills/roles
NECESSARY KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
- Maintain a high degree of sensitivity and confidentiality working with people of diverse cultural, socioeconomic, and lived experiences
- Collaborate as a team player to establish and maintain positive working relationships
- English and Spanish communication skills
- Share ideas and suggestions
- Ability to work well under limited supervision
- Ability to adapt to a changing environment and handle multiple priorities
- Experience using programs like Microsoft Office and Canva
- Understand and support APOYO’s mission and values
- Understand individuals who have experienced poverty or food insecurity
- Demonstrate interest and commitment to supporting equity and inclusion for members of historically marginalized groups including racial and ethnic minorities, LGBTQIA+ populations and people living with disabilities
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, staff and volunteers to assure a high degree of mutual accountability
The information presented indicates the general nature of work expected. It is not designed to contain or to be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications, and objectives required of the Program Director. Working for an adaptive organization, responsibilities can change in alignment with changing needs.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY AND NON-DISCRIMINATION
APOYO is committed to equal opportunity for all employees and applicants. APOYO does not discriminate with regards to hiring, assignment, promotion or others conditions of staff employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital state, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, veteran statues, disability, genetic information or any other states protected under local, state or federal law.