Writing Coach Position

America SCORES Cleveland Program Overview:

America SCORES Cleveland is an afterschool program in the Cleveland schools that uses a unique tri-curricular approach that includes poetry, soccer and service-learning. America SCORES Cleveland inspires youth to lead healthy lives, be engaged students and have the confidence and character to make a difference in the world.

The SCORES program is afterschool and sessions can run anywhere from 75-90 minutes (depending on the school). There are two main seasons: Fall (11 weeks) and Spring (11 weeks). Coaches are required to work the full season. 

Responsibilities:

  • Primary Responsibilities:
    • Use SCORES provided curriculum to run writing workshops 2 times a week (Poetry in the Fall and Service-Learning in the Spring)
    • Assist poet-athletes in writing team and individual poems for the Poetry SLAM. Help them prepare to perform their poems at the Poetry SLAM in November/December (Fall)
    • Assist poet-athletes in creating and completing a student-led community service project (Spring)
    • Gather poet-athletes’ best writing samples and submit to the SCORES staff (Fall)
    • Distribute, maintain and collect SCORES issued writing equipment
    • Ensure the safe arrival and departure of poet-athletes from writing sessions
    • Complete daily attendance using the League Apps system (training provided)
    • Communicate with SCORES staff and fellow SCORES coaches at your school
    • Promote teamwork, leadership and commitment skills
    • Attend and help at Poetry SLAM (November/December) and Jamboree (May)
    • Attend all trainings and coach meetings

Qualifications/eligibility requirements:

  • A successful candidate will be a team player who is committed to the mission of America SCORES Cleveland and has experience working with youth. A writing coach must have a minimum of 2 years of college and must be at least 20 years old. All coaches must pass a background check.

Compensation:

A writing coach is paid $35 per session. Coaches are also paid for trainings and special events. Professional Development opportunities are available.

Apply to be a SCORES Writing Coach

Soccer Coach Position

America SCORES Cleveland Program Overview:

America SCORES Cleveland is an afterschool program in the Cleveland schools that uses a unique tri-curricular approach that includes poetry, soccer and service-learning. America SCORES Cleveland inspires youth to lead healthy lives, be engaged students and have the confidence and character to make a difference in the world.

The SCORES program is afterschool and sessions can run anywhere from 75-90 minutes (depending on the school). There are two main seasons: Fall (11 weeks) and Spring (11 weeks). Coaches are required to work the full season. 

Responsibilities:

  • Primary Responsibilities:
    • Use SCORES provided curriculum to run up to 2 soccer practices per week 
    • Coach poet-athletes during Thursday soccer games 
    • Distribute, maintain and collect SCORES provided soccer equipment
    • Help in the distribution of SCORES issued soccer uniforms
    • Ensure poet-athletes are properly dressed for games (ie. in full uniform including uniform shirt, shorts, socks, shin guards and proper shoes)
    • Ensure safe arrival and departure of poet-athletes from practices and games
    • Complete daily attendance using the League Apps system (training provided)
    • Communicate with SCORES staff and fellow SCORES coaches at your school
    • Promote teamwork, leadership, and commitment skills
    • Attend and help at Poetry SLAM (November/December) and Jamboree (May)
    • Attend all trainings and coach meetings

Qualifications/eligibility requirements:

  • A successful candidate will be a team player who is committed to the mission of America SCORES Cleveland and has experience working with youth. A soccer coach must have a minimum of a high school diploma and must be at least 20 years old.

Compensation:

A soccer coach is paid $35 per session. Coaches are also paid for trainings and special events. Professional Development opportunities are available.

Apply to be a SCORES Soccer Coach