| Impact Program Director & Recruiting Coordinator |
• Point on all community outreach, team sponsorship and scholarship tracking • Point on all program evaluation and auditing of coaches • Attracting young athletes and parents who are right fit for our culture • Starts late August-early September 2017
NEW YORK, NEW YORK: Mo' Motion, Inc. is the largest non-profit youth basketball training organization located in Manhattan. Former college and pro basketball player Maureen Holohan (Northwestern University) started the program with her first boys' team in 2009. We now field 25 teams a year and are the engine behind our 80-team league, gothambasketball.org, which won JR. NBA Program of the Month (January 2017). We are seeking an Impact Director to help take our Impact Programs to the next level for youth grades K-12 with an emphasis on the critical mass at grades 4-10. Our Impact Program package is going to expand to include volleyball, basketball and track and field.
Mo' Motion is based mostly out of the upper east/upper west sides and in Harlem. As a partner with our sister non-profit, gothambasketball.org, we serve almost 1,000 kids per year and are seeking to expand our reach. Today youth sports seems to serve two types of young athletes - the ones whose parents are willing and able to pay to play (even if it is beyond their means) and the youth sports world caters to the young athlete who is deemed gifted or talented (but all too often led down a path that fails to properly develop their skills over time). We are aiming to better serve the sector in the middle that is not being afforded the benefits of organized sports.
We are looking for a professional who is passionate about the impact we can have on young athletes ranging from first-time players to college prospects. The Impact Director & Recruiting Coordinator will be responsible for expanding our after-school "We Rise" programming into public schools that are in need of providing team sports and fitness opportunities to under-resourced girls ages 8-11 years old so that we significantly improve their chances of playing sports through middle school and high school. All studies show that girls who play sports stand a higher chance of succeeding in school and in life. We also have a boys' high school program, but our focus will be on creating the template for our "We Rise" Impact Program for girls before they hit puberty.
The Impact Director will also be in charge of making sure our after-school curriculum is being executed and be working on weekends to hire, train and oversee the work of our independent coaching contractors. Mo' Motion is known for the quality of its training and excellent coaching. While other programs across the country are serving up sugar (games, games and more games), we work to distinguish ourselves due to our commitment to training excellence and game experience. We do everything we can to model for our players, coaches and parents alike. We are tough, firm, fair and fun. We believe in looking out for the underdog (kids/teams that are under-resourced), but we know how important it is to create a positive network of teams, families and coaches.
We feel this position is an exciting one for a recent college graduate or a former college coach whose resume and reputation shows the drive and passion it will take to be successful in our culture. We are looking to find a dynamic individual who can win over the parents and coaches in our weekend programs due to an understanding of how kids learn at each level, while not losing sight of why kids play - to have fun, to be with their friends, to learn and grow, and to feel like they are part of something special.
We have pilot programs that have been a success, and we are working with principals now to expand our reach. We are also doing more digital and virtual training so that we stand out as truly exceptional at our craft of teaching, and in providing more access and opportunity for all.