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Assistant Coach, Run for the Future

Company: New York Road Runners
Location: New York
Posted on: March 13, 2018

Job Description:

About the Position

The Assistant Coach will work closely with the Lead Coach and Student Mentors to implement the eighth season of NYRR Run for the Future. The program is designed to introduce 12th grade high school girls, who have had little to no athletic experience, to the sport of running and the benefits of maintaining an active lifestyle. The Assistant Coach will support the Lead Coach and foster a supportive and inclusive training environment for all participants.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Work with Lead Coach to implement a developmentally appropriate and engaging training plan that will provide the participants with the skills and lifelong habits needed to incorporate running into their daily lives.
  • Attend scheduled meetings and sessions from May 1 --- September 7, 2018 , including but not limited to:
  • Evening staff meetings: beginning in early May 2018 and throughout the program
    Orientation for accepted youth: Saturday in early June 2018
  • Practices: July 9 - August 23, 2018, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 8:00am---10:00am, 9:00am-11:00am, or 5:30pm --- 7:30pm
  • Final race: Saturday, August 25, 2018, Percy Sutton Harlem 5K Run
  • End of season feedback meeting: early September 2018
  • Encourage and support dialogue on the importance of goal setting, self-determination, and self-confidence as they apply to both running and the participants--- lives.
  • Welcome and include program volunteers, donors, workshop presenters, and guests of NYRR at practices.
  • Coordinate with Lead Coach to effectively engage Student Mentors.
  • Ensure that participants are engaging in a safe and positive training environment.
  • Foster participants--- enjoyment of the sport and athletics in general.
  • Support ongoing RFTF related events and activities as requested
  • Perform other tasks as needed.

    Position Requirements

    Skills and Attributes:

  • Ability to coach, encourage, and motivate novice runners in a positive environment.
  • Punctuality and dependability: Attendance at all team events is required.
  • Ability to simultaneously coach and run a 5K without stopping (at any pace).
  • Ability to facilitate games and activities to create a strong team environment.
  • Heart, humor and a commitment to Youth and Community Services mission.


  • Prior coaching experience is strongly preferred
  • Experience in running at any level
  • Experience working with high school girls is preferred


  • Undergraduate degree or relevant work experience
  • First Aid and CPR/AED certification (or willingness to obtain certification through NYRR sponsored training).
  • Knowledge of Physical Literacy (or willingness to attended online or in-person workshops through NYRR sponsored training)

    Keywords: New York Road Runners, New York, Assistant Coach, Run for the Future, Other, New York, New York

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