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PE Coach

Job Details

Legal Address 0TW50 - New York, NY
Part Time
2 Year Degree
$23.00 - $28.00 Hourly
Road Warrior


Be Part of Our Movement to Inspire the Next Generation! 

Become a physical education coach and help us change the way kids play! At Kids in the Game, you’ll be part of a network of 180+ 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 on 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


As part of our mission to empower children through sports and creative play, Kids in the Game offers physical education classes for schools looking to incorporate educational and engaging sports and fitness classes into the traditional school day. Our Physical Education (PE) Coaches organize games and challenges that promote physical activity among children and young adults from Pre-K to middle school. Their goal is to develop motor skills and physical development among younger children and proper exercise and eating habits among older children. Our PE Coaches can expect to have the following responsibilities:

  • Lesson Planning & Facilitation

    • Develop engaging lesson plans to cater to skill levels and learning styles. 

    • Implement appropriate safety instructions and conduct safety checks on equipment and field areas to ensure the overall safety of all sports equipment and school spaces.

    • Implement best practices in child behavior management to provide an orderly, productive environment in physical education classes and group activities.

    • Adapt plans to meet the diverse needs of students in an adaptive PE setting.

  • Assessment & Progression

    • Assess student learning and provide constructive feedback to students to facilitate their growth. 

    • Lesson plans must build off of skills and gameplay within each subsequent lesson.

  • Participation & Inclusivity

    • Encourage active participation among students while maintaining safe and inclusive spaces.

  • Coaching Style

    • Engage in activities alongside students, striking a balance between participation and supervision. 

    • Demonstrate charismatic and personable characteristics that motivate students to excel.

  • Communication & Collaboration

    • Be an ambassador for Kids in the Game at the school programs by fostering positive relationships with all stakeholders including teachers, school administrators, children, parents, and other Kids in the Game staff. 

    • Communicate effectively with all stakeholders to ensure alignment with program goals and student progress.

Compensation: This is a part-time, seasonal position for the 2023-2024 School Year. We offer a competitive hourly rate of $23-$28 depending on experience and skill sets.


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. 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 employees. We recruit employees 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 candidate would meet some or all of the following qualifications:

  • Currently pursuing a bachelor’s or advanced educational degree in physical education is highly preferred.

  • Ability to learn quickly and understand new concepts related to the physical education curriculum.

  • Possess at least two years of experience leading physical education and fitness classes in school-based settings. Also, a plus if you have prior experience working in adaptive physical education programs.

  • Demonstrate positive group management and engagement through a structured interview and demo process.

  • Work within a team environment and independently. You may be asked to lead PE classes on your own or with a co-coach, so you should be adaptable to different class structures! 

  • Act as a Kids in the Game ambassador and communicate efficiently with the People & Culture and Program Management team to stay informed about program updates.

  • Be a positive and influential role model for the children you work with and contribute meaningfully to the school culture while you are at the school.