Girls on the Run of the Triangle Coach Mentor
Position Profile: Coaching a Girls on the Run program is the most rewarding way to get involved with Girls on the Run of the Triangle. Coaches experience the program first hand, feel a sense of accomplishment that you have made a difference in the lives of young girls and have fun with both your teams of coaches and incredible girls. This volunteer position may be used as a service learning project, internship, or other college credit project upon agreement of the college/university and Executive Director.
Position Expectations: GOTR Coaches are volunteers that work within a team of coaches to facilitate the GOTR curriculum to program participants and fill a critical role in fulfilling our organization mission. This position works closely with the GOTR Triangle Program Manager and STAR Coaching Team (experienced coaches who support our programs).
The position requires approximately 4 hours a week, for a 13 week period, with additional time required for CPR/First Aid Certification (if needed), Coach Orientation, Midseason Coach Meeting, and the end of season 5k event. Coaches agree to follow all GOTR Coach Policies and Procedures to the best of their abilities.
Program Timing: Our programming runs two times a year – fall and spring seasons. The fall season is from mid-September through the mid-December; spring season from the end of January through mid-April. Our program times vary by site and county, but can start as early as 2:45 PM and are normally on Tuesday/Thursday or Monday/Wednesday.
Major Responsibilities include: preparing, organizing, and supervising the weekly lessons; leading the program participants through each lesson; serving as a role model and mentor; communicating weekly with parents of program participants, team site contacts, and STAR Coaches; planning and coordinating a community service project; understanding and believing in the mission of GOTR.
Qualifications & Requirements:
- Must be 18 years old
- Experience working with youth
- The ability to inspire and motivate others to believe in the Girls on the Run mission
- Strong communication, organizational, conflict resolutions, and problem solving skills
- Ability to work as team and think on your feet
- Successful completion of a background check and CPR/First Aid certification.
- Coaches are expected to be at each session but may not miss more than 3 sessions.
- All coaches must attend GOTR Curriculum/Program Training,attend the Mid-Season gathering and the end of the season 5K.*Note: Spring 2014 Training will be held on January 18th, 2014
- Be authentic and inspire joy, confidence and healthy habits and have fun with the girls!
I agree to the above Coach Position description, expectations and requirements.
…inspiring girls to be joyful, healthy and confident!