City Squash
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athletic and personal potential.
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Job Opportunities

Job Opening: Director of College Access & Success 

Job Description: CitySquash seeks a full-time Director of College Access & Success. The Director oversees the college application process for all CitySquash team members, including test prep, school visits, interview prep, applications and financial aid applications. The Director also will provide support to CitySquash’s college students through campus visits, regular communication with students and advisors on campus, credit progress meetings and assistance with forms and financial aid.  

Program Description: CitySquash (www.citysquash.org) 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 240 elementary, middle and high school students. For our participants, CitySquash is an intensive, multi day-a-week commitment that lasts up to fourteen years and includes squash, tutoring, mentoring, community service, travel, culture, nutrition, high school placement, employment training and college prep. Ninety-one CitySquash students have won scholarships to selective prep schools, including  Avon Old Farms, Berkshire, Blair, Brooks, Canterbury, Eaglebrook, Episcopal, Hackley, Hill, Loomis Chaffee, Mercersburg, Millbrook, Salisbury, St. George’s, St. Paul’s, Taft, Trinity-Pawling, Westminster and Westover. College acceptances include Bates, Bowdoin, Connecticut College, Cornell, CUNY, Franklin & Marshall, Hamilton, Hobart, Middlebury, Mt. Holyoke, St. Lawrence, Trinity and Wesleyan. 

Primary Roles and Responsibilities: 

Qualifications:  

Hours & Schedule 

During the school year (Sept to mid June), the work day typically begins at 10am and ends around 7pm Monday through Friday. Given the travel requirements of the position, flexibility will be given as necessary to best accommodate travel schedule. The Director also works two weekend days a month, leading college trips, visiting students or assisting with other program-wide events. On weeks when there is weekend work, the Director works a half-day on Fridays. The Academic Director will also chaperone up to five overnight team or college trips during the year. During the summer (mid-June to mid-Aug), the work day begins at 9am and ends at 5pm.  but includes extensive travel to allow for students to visit and tour colleges. There is typically 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: DOE. Full health insurance coverage. 

How to Apply: Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to colin.murfree@citysquash.org.   

 

Job Opening: Associate Director of Squash, Brooklyn

Job Description: CitySquash seeks an experienced, motivated and skilled squash coach to help lead all the squash programming for its Brooklyn site. The position provides the unique opportunity to develop competitive junior squash players and change the lives of at-risk youth from Brooklyn while helping to build a youth development program from scratch. Since our founding in 2002, CitySquash has been the most focused of the country’s urban squash programs on developing competitive squash players.

Program Description: CitySquash (www.citysquash.org) is a nonprofit youth program based in the Bronx at Fordham University. The organization helps motivated and talented young people from economically disadvantaged households in the Bronx to fulfill their academic, athletic and personal potential. Founded in 2002, CitySquash serves 230 elementary, middle and high school students. For our participants, CitySquash is an intensive, multi day-a-week commitment that lasts up to fourteen years and includes squash, tutoring, mentoring, community service, travel, culture, nutrition, high school placement, employment training and college prep. Forty-nine CitySquash students have won scholarships to selective prep schools, including Avon Old Farms, Berkshire, Blair, Brooks, Canterbury, Eaglebrook, Episcopal, Hackley, Hill, Loomis Chaffee, Mercersburg, Millbrook, Salisbury, St. George’s, St. Paul’s, Taft, Trinity-Pawling, Westminster and Westover. College acceptances include Bates, Bucknell, Connecticut College, Cornell, CUNY, Franklin & Marshall, Hamilton, Hobart, Middlebury, Mt. Holyoke, St. Lawrence, Trinity and Wesleyan.
In the Winter of 2015, CitySquash opened a second site in Brooklyn based out of the Poly Prep Country Day School.

Primary Roles and Responsibilities:

Qualifications:

Schedule – September through June
There will be considerable variability in the weekly schedule based on tryouts, tournament schedules, school breaks, and other factors. Over the course of the year, however, you are expected to have a schedule that includes weekend work such as Saturday practice and/or staffing a community service or cultural trip (with days and/or hours off during the week to compensate). A four-week period typically has squash staff working two full weekends and an additional weekend day.

Schedule – July & August (5 weeks)
During the summer (July to mid-Aug), the work day begins at 9:00am and ends at 5:00pm. The Associate Director of Squash will help oversee the CitySquash Summer Camp. For these weeks, you will work Monday-Thursday 9:00am-5:00pm. There is no weekend work when school is not in session from mid-June through August, but it should be noted that some of the overnight trips might fall over the summer.

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

Compensation: $35,000-$45,000 DOE. Full health insurance coverage.
Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Manny Vega (manny.vega@citysquash.org).