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Part Time
$20.75 - $32.00 Hourly
Youth Programs



An Assistant Head Coach is someone who is passionate about the next generation of climbers and prepares the climbers for competition(s). Assistant Head Coaches embody the core values, are enthusiastic, self-motivated, proactive, and deliver outstanding customer experiences to new visitors, guests, members, and partners who walk through our doors.


  • Assist the Head Coach with developing & implementing training for coaches interested in coaching the Comp & Training Team;
  • Leads other Youth Program coaches and camp counselors by example;
  • Provides input on development of Comp Team curriculum, coaches & athletes and regularly checks in with the Head Coach to report on their progress;
  • Regularly monitor & update the Comp Teams seasonal roster;
  • Manages and trains recreational & competition coaches to ensure the delivery of program curriculum is meeting Sender Ones standards;
  • Check in with assigned staff on a monthly basis and ensure team coaches are performing at the expected level;
  • Connects with parents & climbers to receive feedback about the teams through emails, phone calls, and in-person interactions and provide information about upcoming comps & events;
  • Organize team events, including but not limited to, tryouts, team building events, end of season celebrations;
  • Attends the weekly YP meeting to guide the departments strategy and provide the curriculum to the teams;
  • Collaborates with Programs Manager to develop the Youth Programs department.



  • Passion for rock climbing and youth in particular;
  • Service-oriented and relationship-building philosophy;
  • Strong moral character and unquestioned integrity;
  • Positive attitude and proven ability to work collaboratively with athletes, coaches, staff, officials, event organizers, sponsors, volunteers, etc;
  • Communication skills that are positive and effective in both interpersonal relationships, in meetings and in making presentations, etc;
  • Ability to inspire, motivate, and develop staff;
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to function at a high level under stress;
  • Thorough knowledge of Sender One services, programs and products as well as current knowledge of key competitors;
  • Highly organized and comfortable recording and tracking information and data.

Industry Experience:

  • 2 or more years of climbing experience with a strong understanding of climbing movement and skills;
  • Climbing competition experience as coach or competitor;
  • Experience working with youth in a teaching/instruction capacity;
  • CPR certified;
  • Safesport & CDC Concussion certified;
  • Able to lift 40 pounds.

Time Commitment:

  • Must be able to work at least 16 hours per week including, but not limited to, 3-4 office hours per week;
  • Must be able to attend all seasonal competitions (primarily held on weekends);
  • Must be able to attend Youth Programs weekly meetings;
  • Must be able to attend the Mandatory All Staff Quarterly meeting.