City Squash
Enabling New York City youth to fulfill their academic,
athletic and personal potential.

Job Opportunities

Job Opening: Director of Middle School Academics – Bronx

Job Description: CitySquash seeks a full-time Director of Middle School Academics to start in June 2020.  The Academic Director oversees the academic progress of CitySquash’s 50 middle school students, working closely with the students, their parents and their teachers.

Program Description: CitySquash ( is a nonprofit youth program based in the Bronx at Fordham University and in Brooklyn at the Poly Prep Country Day School. The organization helps motivated and talented young people from economically disadvantaged households to fulfill their academic, athletic and personal potential. Founded in 2002, CitySquash serves 200 elementary, middle and high school students. For our participants, CitySquash is an intensive, multi day-a-week commitment that lasts up to 14 years and includes squash, tutoring, mentoring, community service, travel, culture, nutrition, high school placement, employment training and college prep. Over 130 CitySquash students have won scholarships to selective prep schools and colleges, including Avon Old Farms, Berkshire, Blair, Brooks, Canterbury, Eaglebrook, Episcopal, Hackley, Lawrenceville, Loomis Chaffee, Mercersburg, Millbrook, St. George’s, St. Paul’s, Taft, Trinity-Pawling, Westover, Bates, Bowdoin, Columbia, Connecticut College, Cornell, CUNY, Franklin & Marshall, Hamilton, Hobart, Middlebury, Mt. Holyoke, St. Lawrence, Trinity, Vassar and Wesleyan.

Primary Roles and Responsibilities:


Hours & Schedule:

During the school year (Sept – mid-June), the work day typically begins at 10am and ends around 7pm Monday through Friday. The Academic Director also works half-days on weekends roughly twice per month, leading community service and culture outings. On weeks when there is weekend work, the Academic Director works a half-day on Fridays. The Academic Director also chaperones up to five overnight team trips during the year. During the summer (mid-June – mid-Aug), the work day begins at 9am and ends at 5pm. There is no weekend work when school is not in session from mid-June through August.

Vacation: The position includes 6 weeks of vacation annually: 1 in Dec, 1 in Feb, 1 in April and 3 in Aug.  Some but not all national holidays are off.

Compensation: $40,000 – $50,000 DOE. Full health insurance coverage.

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Colin Murfree at