Part-time Young Quakers Community Athletics Lacrosse Coach

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Part-time Young Quakers Community Athletics Lacrosse Coach

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Posted Job Title
Part-time Young Quakers Community Athletics Lacrosse Coach

Job Profile Title
Temporary Employee - Non-Exempt

Job Description Summary
Young Quakers Community Athletics (YQCA) is a partnership between the University of Pennsylvania's Netter Center for Community Partnerships and Penn Athletics.

Young Quakers Community Athletics has four (4) open lacrosse coach positions

- 4th-5th grade boys coach

- 4th-5th grade girls coach

- 6th-8th grade boys coach

- 6th-8th grade girls coach

The YQCA Head Coach will be responsible for practice planning and facilitating sessions with Big Quakers (Penn athletes) and UACS students (4th-8th grade students). Sessions will focus on Big Quaker and Young Quaker engagement and integrating life skill development into practice sessions. The YQ Head Coach will be responsible for regular communication to the Big Quakers about practice plans and expectations.

Job Description


  • Attendance at all YQCA coach trainings, practices and competition
  • Practice planning/facilitation
    • Create detailed practice plans with focus on linking life skills to sports skills
    • Facilitate sports skills and leadership/team building lessons with elementary and college student-athletes
  • Communicate practice plans to YQCA senior staff and Penn athletes by assigned deadlines
  • Complete game scheduling
  • Coordinate special events such as opening/closing ceremonies


  • High school degree and 5 to 7 years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Bachelor's preferred.
  • Experience in sports-based youth development or related field (i.e. teaching); experience working with at risk urban youth preferred
  • Extensive knowledge of lacrosse required
  • Complete all Federal and state background checks/clearances

Estimated Schedule:

  • September-June, practices 2x week
  • 4-10 hours per week including practice facilitation and planning
  • After-school hours (approximately 3-6pm); Occasional weekend commitments

Compensation: $20-$28 per hour commensurate with experience

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
School of Arts and Sciences

Pay Range
$7.25 - $230.00

Affirmative Action Statement
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements
Background check may be required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

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