The Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy (“Academy”) is the signature program of Washington Nationals Philanthropies (“WNP”). The Academy’s purpose is to use baseball and softball as vehicles to foster positive character development, academic achievement, and improved health among youth living in underserved communities. To achieve its purpose, the Academy implements holistic programs throughout the year at its nine-acre educational and athletic facility in the Fort Dupont Park neighborhood of Ward 7.
The Associate, Academic Enrichment (Associate) will assist in the execution of academic and enrichment programming, work with Classroom Coordinators to prep and plan daily classroom activities/lessons, support the administration and collection of attendance and assessment data, and assisting with the execution of all events for Scholar Athletes.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- With direction from the Manager, support a team of 6 part-time Classroom Coordinators to ensure that high quality programming is administered
- Oversee enrichment activities administered by both Academy staff and outside organizations
- Assist in implementing a healing centered and trauma informed behavior management policies
- Observe and assist Classroom Coordinators’ instruction of academic activities, enrichment, and youth development practices
- Maintain inventory of classroom supplies for both academic activities and enrichment
- Support the implementation of all academic assessments
- Ensure each classroom meets Academy standards by maintaining structured and creative learning environments
- Assist as needed in organizing daily transportation of scholar-athletes to and from after school site
- Working with the Manager, establish weekly meeting cadence for Classroom Coordinators
- Attend and at times, lead weekly staff meeting and professional development trainings
- Oversee the collection of relevant academic information for Scholar Athletes (including reports cards, IEPs and other behavioral information) from partner schools, school district offices, and/or LEAs to drive planning for appropriate intervention and support during programming.
- Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
- Bachelor’s degree required
- Zero to two years of youth development experience with knowledge of classroom instruction and management
- Demonstrated experience and commitment to working with youth and families in a low-income communities
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities necessary to perform essential functions
- Commitment to achieving the articulated objectives of Washington Nationals Philanthropies for Scholar Athletes, staff, and the community at-large
- Demonstrated leadership and motivational skills
- Embody the qualities of a strong role model for the Youth Baseball Academy’s Scholar Athletes
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to pass a criminal background check
- Uphold Core Values: Excellence, Performance, and Accountability. These core values set the tone in everything we do, help us succeed on and off the field, make a difference in the community and provide the best guest experience in sports. It is important that the person in the position commits themselves to these core values so that we can constantly move forward in the same direction – together.
- Working conditions are normal for an office environment
- Work may require occasional weekend and/or evening work