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Thank you for your interest in working for America SCORES New York to impact the youth of NYC through our soccer and poetry after-school program! Below are the current job openings we have at this time. 

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to newyork@americascores.org

  • Part-time Soccer and Writing Coaches

  • Poetry and Service Learning Manager

iPart-time Soccer and Poetry Coaches 


Manhattan, NY
$1,500-2,500 Season Stipend (Part-time)

Description: Our after-school program coaches are responsible for planning and conducting soccer practices and/or community service workshops and games for a team of 17 elementary or middle school student-athletes, two to five days per week during the after-school hours (2-5pm). The teams all participate on a soccer team as well as receive community service instruction for a 10 week fall season. 

The goal for each session is to teach leadership, teamwork, commitment and promote the full participation and self-improvement. Have FUN!


Other details include:

  • Complete SCORES Professional Development Program requirements, including training courses and workshops.

  • Distribute, collect, maintain, and return SCORES-issued equipment and supplies.

  • Record student attendance for every practice, class and game.

  • Participate in all program evaluations.

  • Complete the mandatory DOE fingerprinting check before you begin work with the SCORES program.

  • Communicate regularly with other coaches to ensure that students are fully participating in all aspects of the program.

  • Respond to phone and e-mail communication from SCORES office within 24 hours.

  • Attend all SCORES special events, including the season-ending Poetry SLAM


Qualifications and Skills

  • Passionate about service, our mission, urban education, youth development, creative writing and soccer

  • Experience in youth development, sports and/or school-based programming

  • Ability to work independently and report updates in a timely manner to the Program Director

  • Ability to communicate and relate well with both children (ages 8-14) and adults

  • Excellent organizational abilities and capacity to manage multiple projects

  • Excellent people skills in a diverse environment; a team player

  • Experience coaching soccer and/or leading service projects

  • Proactively identifies and creatively solves problems

  • Eager for ongoing learning and self-improvement in the role

  • Knowledge of or ability to develop certain safety protocols, including CPR/First Aid certification

  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred

  • High School diploma or equivalent


Please contact us at newyork@americascores.org if you are interested in this position.

iPoetry and Service Learning Manager 


Reports to: Program Director

Location: Midtown, NYC

Hours: Part-Time, 15-20 hours per week 

Salary: $15-30 per hour, depending on experience

Benefits: N/A

Start Date: March 2, 2020



This position is perfect for an individual with classroom experience who is passionate about youth development and supporting youth during out-of-school time hours, and who both excels at and enjoys building and maintaining supportive, productive relationships with colleagues and school partners. There is significant opportunity for growth in this role over the next 1-2 years, including developing general nonprofit management and leadership skills, and leading projects that affect 1000+ young people and their families within the SCORES program. This is not a typical desk job nor a typical field job. The P-T Poetry and Service Learning Program Manager will spend about 70% of their time in the field and 30% of their time in the office, and must not only be comfortable fluidly transitioning between the two environments, but also be able to maintain clear, accurate, current records and stay current on email despite that fluidity. The position is part project manager, part trainer, part curriculum designer, part customer support and part event planner. The position requires moderate physical labor (e.g. carrying boxes of notebooks). Because we are such a small team, most staff “own” at least one important event, in addition to their routine responsibilities. This position “owns” the annual Poetry SLAM! (in the Fall) and the service-learning presentations at the JAMBOREE! (in the Spring). The P-T Poetry and Service Learning Program Manager reports to the Program Director, and collaborates closely with the Executive Director, the Director of Soccer Programs, and the rest of the staff.



1) Writing Curricula Management

  • Annually review America SCORES New York’s poetry and service-learning curricula (including lessons, rationale, desired outcomes) for efficacy and relevance

  • Create new content and workshops to enhance poetry and service-learning curricula and address common coach questions or challenges, as needed

  • Assess third-party trainings and curricular modules regarding poetry and service-learning; work with third parties to include such lessons or training in SCORES’ work as appropriate

  • Train staff to effectively support our poetry and service-learning programs, writing coaches, and budding poets


2) Coach Support 

  • Design, plan, implement, and update pre-season and mid-season training for all writing coaches (poetry and service-learning) including lesson plans, session rationale, desired outcomes

  • Provide in-field, hands-on support to writing coaches (as determined by our Program Director)

  • Provide best practices and instruction for coaches and young people in preparation for the Poetry SLAM!, other poetry performances and service-learning presentations

  • Form relationships with writing coaches across all SCORES sites, and foster relationships between coaches and other SCORES staff

  • Respond promptly to all email or phone coach inquiries relating to the writing program


3) Event Management

  • Project manage the service learning presentations at the Spring JAMBOREE in an effort to highlight the hard work done by the young people within SCORES

  • Project manage the entire Slam! (e.g. logistics, agenda, program, vendors, staffing, event flow)

  • Prepare school sites to present at the JAMBOREE and to perform in the Slam!; ensure coaches have all the information they need leading up to the JAMBOREE and Slam!

  • Identify, invite, and oversee emcees, judges, and special guests for the SLAM!

  • Plan, track, and adhere to the JAMBOREE and Slam! Budget; process all expenses timely

  • On-site event management for both the JAMBOREE! and Slam!


4) Elevate America SCORES New York's stature and presence in the arts community (much of this work will be done in the summer and winter months):

  • Explore partnerships within NYC and outside of NYC that will elevate the experience young people have within SCORES poetry and service learning programs

  • Seek to create more opportunities for young people to share their poems in public

  • Work in partnership with organizations that can help coaches and young people realize their service learning projects


The Poetry and Service Learning Program Manager will have great discretion in how s/he accomplishes these goals. There is significant opportunity to be creative, innovative, and entrepreneurial. 




  • Passionate about SCORES’ mission and programs and eager to be part of a growing organization 

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent

  • Be willing to regularly traverse NYC to meet with coaches and visit sites 

  • Extremely well-organized and timely

  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail; able to successfully juggle multiple deadlines without letting anything slip through the cracks

  • Able to operate autonomously, while also having the judgment to seek guidance as appropriate and gracefully accept and apply constructive feedback.

  • Be flexible, inclusive, solutions-oriented, and relationship-oriented

  • Be detail-oriented, process-oriented, and extremely conscientious about follow-through

  • Be a successful team player, and also highly self-driven and capable of working alone

  • Knowledge of positive youth development practices 

  • Excel and enjoy building positive, supportive, collaborative, constructive relationships with colleagues, coaches / teachers, and school administrators

  • Demonstrate excellent judgment, discretion, and active listening skills



  • Experience working and/or living in the NYC communities in which ASNY operates its programs 

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Experience working in an office environment and/or with a nonprofit 

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Drive

  • Proficiency in Spanish and English

  • Be an accomplished spoken word artist and/or have experience as a literary arts teaching artist for elementary and/or middle schoolers

  • Have a solid understanding of service learning as a vehicle for youth development

  • Be available to work evening and weekend hours periodically (with notice)


America SCORES New York is an organization that values teamwork, leadership, and commitment – these traits permeate all aspects of what we do and how we do it. Ultimately, we seek individuals who are fun, driven, passionate about our work, and uphold our values.



America SCORES New York is a nonprofit youth development organization focused on providing high quality after-school programs that combine soccer, poetry, and service learning and social entrepreneurship to students across the city. Our mission is to serve as a driving force for promoting fair play, self-expression, teamwork and commitment for youth in under-resourced communities in NYC. America SCORES New York is an affiliate of the national America SCORES network, with 12 affiliate partners serving 15,000 students across the United States and Canada. 


In 2019, ASNY launched its 2030 Vision Strategy of becoming NYC’s leader in social justice youth development through sport, self-expression and community. This includes strengthening and building community programs across the city, raising $25 million and developing the required resources to support this plan. 


America SCORES New York partners with 25 public schools in Harlem, Washington Heights/Inwood, the Bronx and Brooklyn. We run afterschool and summer programming for 1,500 youth from K through 12th grade, led by certified public school teachers, with weekly soccer game days and regular special events, including a Poetry SLAM and Jamboree soccer tournament. For more information, visit www.newyorkscores.org



Please send resume and cover letter to newyork@americascores.org by February 21, 2020 with the subject “Poetry and Service Learning Program Manager Application.”  No phone calls please. America SCORES New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer. References will be requested at the time of interview.