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YBA Coordinator, Baseball/Softball (Part-Time)


The Academy Baseball/Softball Coordinator is responsible for using baseball and softball as vehicles for instilling traits of leadership, character development, and teamwork for our scholar-athletes. Working closely with their relevant Academy Classroom Coordinator, the Academy Baseball/Softball Coordinator will be responsible for planning and implementing daily logistics, thorough and creative baseball/softball plans, and other physical activities related to baseball/softball with support from the Academy’s Sr. Associate and Director, Sports Programming.

The Academy Baseball/Softball Coordinator will manage Academy Coaches and Youth Employment Program (SYEP) volunteers with respect to on-field and other physical activities. The Academy Baseball/Softball Coordinator should be well-versed in youth development and able to mentor Academy Coaches. Lastly, the Academy Baseball/Softball Coordinator must have the ability to address the behavioral challenges posed by scholar-athletes. The Academy Baseball/Softball Coordinator is expected to attend planning sessions, mandatory training, and professional development programs provided by the Academy.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Take a lead role in implementing baseball/softball instruction, during gathering time, and rainy day activities.
  • Assist in planning baseball/softball activities with Baseball/Softball Operations team
  • Maintain supplies for baseball/softball-and other physical activities.
  • Manage all volunteers with respect to baseball/softball activities.
  • Coordinate with the appropriate Academy Classroom Coordinator for daily logistics and lesson plans.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum of 2 years relevant baseball/softball coaching experience
  • Minimum of 1 year relevant youth development experience preferred

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities necessary to perform essential functions

  • Ability to be prepared and organized for every program day
  • Advanced knowledge of baseball/softball rules and coaching experience
  • Demonstrated experience and emotional commitment to working with youth and families in a low-income, urban community
  • Commitment to achieving the articulated objectives of the Academy for scholar-athletes, staff, and the community at-large
  • Demonstrated leadership and motivational skills
  • Embody the qualities of a strong role model for Academy volunteers, and scholar-athletes
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Inspires confidence and self-belief
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations
  • Ability to communicate instructions and commands using clear, simple language
  • Ability to demonstrate an activity by breaking the task down into a sequence
  • Demonstrates assertiveness
  • 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.

Physical/Environmental Requirements

  • Field: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an Academy Baseball/Softball Coordinator encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The Academy Baseball/Softball Coordinator will be subject to inside and outside environmental conditions and will be exposed to inclement weather of varying degrees. Job requires the Academy Baseball/Softball Coordinator to function in a high activity sports venue. While performing the duties of this job, the Academy Baseball/Softball Coordinator is regularly required to stand for long periods of time, run, jump, and climb up/down stairs.

All applicants for employment at the Washington Nationals are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to commencing employment. Applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment will be required to produce proof of vaccination status prior to their first day of employment. Applicants with qualifying disabilities or bona fide religious objections may be exempted from this requirement or otherwise accommodated if they are unable to be vaccinated.

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Job Details
Date Posted
13 Sept 2023
🇺🇸 Washington, DC, USA
Part Time
Required Experience
1+ year