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Position Summary/Objective: This role will work during our camps and clinics in periods when student athletes have breaks from school. Our larger clinics will be held during MEA, Holiday, and President’s Day breaks.

Individuals in this position will be responsible for overseeing group of 10+ players on-court and providing basketball instruction, encouragement, and energy. As an instructor you will be expected to be a positive role model who is able to lead on and off the court.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform these essential functions:

  • Work closely with camp/clinic Director to set up and break down clinic.

  • Solve facility/player issues with creative problem solving.

  • Work closely with Academy Site Director to ensure quality control.

  • Assist with demonstrations of Academy concepts and values

  • Provides supervision on and off the court.

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Other:

  • Strong verbal communication skills required.

  • Knowledge and experience working with children.

  • Ability to work flexible hours including nights, weekends, and holidays.

  • Ability to work well on a team and independently.

  • Ability to engage well with others. 6.Ability to respond to any situation quickly and professionally. 

Experience: Previous basketball experience is required. 

Education: Pursuit of bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience preferred.

Specialized Knowledge, Licenses, etc.: None required.

Supervisory Responsibility, if any: This position does not have supervisory responsibility

Work Environment

Work is active and energetic in nature. The position operates out of a sports facility. The working environment is favorable. Lighting and temperature are adequate, and there are no hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by dust, etc. The noise level is loud during events. During events work is generally performed on court, around the gym and bleachers/steps, as well as in the open hallways and entrance of school/community centers.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate and exchange information with others in person. The employee frequently is required be on feet and lead basketball instruction. The employee rarely remains in stationary position and is frequently required to perform athletic movements. Staff may assist with set-up/break-down at camp/clinic weighing up to 20 pounds.

Travel: Position will not require travel in and out of the metro area.

COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

Proof of completed COVID-19 vaccination and booster will be required prior to your start date.

EEO Statement

The Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx are an equal employment opportunity organization. We care deeply for all our employees, products, and community!

Our DEI Commitment

Our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives reflect our nature as a Pack. Each one is defined by our collective strength and effort to move everyone forward. Through DEI, we speak up against social injustices, marginalization, and oppression, provide equal opportunities, embrace the differences of others, and create an environment where everyone feels accepted and welcome. Together, we empower each other to be champions of change, help put those around us in a position to win and use our voices for good.

E-Verify Statement

We participate in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. If E-Verify cannot prove this, we will give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) to resolve the issue before any action might be taken against you, including terminating your employment. Employers can only use E-Verify once you have accepted a job offer and completed the Form I-9.

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