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After School Coach

Job Details

Legal Address 0TW50 - New York, NY
Part Time
Not Specified
$20.00 - $23.00 Hourly
Road Warrior



Join us at Kids in the Game to help us change the way kids play! Be part of a team dedicated to providing enriching after-school experiences for children, fostering their growth, and promoting a love for physical activity and learning. At Kids in the Game, you’ll be part of a network of 100+ coaches who are working with kids from early childhood and up, providing sports and skill development, and making a positive impact in their lives.


Kids in the Game sport and enrichment-based programs can be found in schools and communities across New York City, serving thousands of children every year. Our goal is to provide positive experiences and opportunities through sports and creative play. We inspire kids to embrace new experiences, adopt a healthy lifestyle, and build integrity. Our work is focused on achieving four ultimate impacts:

  • Enhancing emotional intelligence

  • Creating a positive sense of self

  • Developing NYC into the nation’s top talent hub Integrating our communities

  • Narrowing the income inequality gaps

Kids in the Game is a Certified B Corporation and we’re committed to doing business for good. We are striving every day to have a positive impact in the lives of our youth, and we believe that it all starts with being the best part of their day. To learn more about our programs and our team, visit


We are actively seeking coaches, college students, and youth development specialists to join our dynamic team of after-school coaches and activity specialists from September 2023 through June 2024. As a valued member of Kids in the Game, you will have the opportunity to contribute to our after-school programming, which focuses on incorporating educational and engaging sports and fitness classes during the traditional after-school hours.


In the role of an After School Coach or Specialist, your responsibilities will include planning, organizing, and implementing a diverse range of weekly activities for children and young adults, ranging from Pre K to middle school. These activities aim to promote creative play, skill development, and foster individual, group, and team-based instruction. Additionally, you may also provide assistance with homework and school work during breaks between games and activities. Depending on your availability and skill set, you can expect to work between 10 to 20 hours per week, earning a competitive hourly rate. Our coaches and specialists typically work in various schools throughout the week.

Weekly Schedule: Your weekly schedule as an after-school coach will involve working approximately 10-15 hours per week. These programs are located in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx. The majority of afterschool programs run from 3pm to 6pm, five days a week. Additionally, some programs may require extended half-day schedules once per week, which run from 1pm to 5pm.

As an After School Coach or Specialist, your key responsibilities will include:

  • Leading age-appropriate sports lessons and group games for 15-20 children in school-based and after-school settings. 

  • Implementing an engaging curriculum that can be adapted to accommodate various learning styles and developmental needs of the children. 

  • Displaying patience and utilizing positive behavior management skills to effectively manage children's behaviors and respond to their needs. 

  • Specialists will be responsible for leading activities and games within their specific field of expertise, such as dance/creative movement, art, sports, etc. 

Compensation: This is a part-time, hourly position. We offer competitive hourly rates in the range of $20-23 / hour for after school coaches based on prior experience as a general coach, teaching, youth development specialist, or activity specialist.


  • We are a youthful, passionate, committed team of individuals that care about our youth and city

  • We are committed to developing innovative, creative programs that promote creative play and sports skill development

  • We work hard and push each other personally and professionally to keep growing

  • We offer you the freedom to reach new parts of NYC while working in diverse communities

  • We are an active team and regularly participate in company social leagues, team-building activities, and sporting events


At Kids in the Game, you can expect to be welcomed into an engaging and spirited environment that emphasizes the importance of teamwork, open communication, and collaboration. We are proud to foster an inclusive environment where our team members feel respected by and connected to one another. We value the unique experiences, perspectives, and passions of our employees, and we look forward to adding dynamic personalities to our team.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: We are committed to creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment for all of our interns and employees. We recruit candidates from across the city, state, and country, from all cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. We have developed partnerships with organizations that allow us to target our hiring practices to include chronically discriminated against or low-income groups, and improve their access to high-quality employment opportunities.



Our ideal coach would meet some or all of the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in the areas of K-12 Education, Sports Management, Physical Education, or a related field is strongly preferred

  • Possess at least two years of prior coaching experience or several years of experience playing specialized sports in competitive or recreational settings

  • Possess strong interpersonal skills to relate to younger children, work with different age groups, and partner with school staff to support children’s physical and emotional needs

  • Be available to work Monday through Friday during after school hours (3-6pm)