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YBA Summer Academy Lead Classroom Teacher

Reporting to the Manager, Curriculum & Instruction, the Summer Academy Lead Classroom Teacher Coordinator is responsible for planning and implementing daily logistics (including tracking and reporting daily Scholar-Athlete attendance), lead classroom time activities, develop thorough and creative alternative instructional plans to prevent summer slide, other activities related to academics, baseball/softball, Team Time, and other activities, as requested.

The Summer Academy Lead Classroom Teacher is expected to be at the Academy for summer programming during the hours of 7:30 am and 4:00 pm and will attend all academy field-trips, as requested. The Summer Academy Lead Classroom Teacher is also expected to attend a variety of evening and weekend activities, as well as mandatory training and professional development programs provided by the Academy.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design and lead classroom instruction, and support meal time, gathering time/Team Time, field trips, and inclement weather activities.

  • Submit lesson plans in advance to Manager, Curriculum and Instruction.

  • Maintain an organized classroom setting, support oversight of transition from classrooms to the field for scholar-athletes and other learning activities.

  • Manage classroom behavior and collaborate with the Classroom Coordinator to execute lesson plans.

  • Participate in and provide effective oversight of scholar-athletes during field-trips and to and from the Academy.

  • Coordinate with the appropriate After-School Academy Baseball/Softball Coordinator and other program staff for daily logistics.

  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent with 2+ years of relevant experience in youth-based sports or academic activities

  • 1+ years of relevant youth development experience

  • College degree preferred

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities necessary to perform essential functions

  • Ability to manage the classroom setting and design and lead assignments and lessons in STEM (science, technology, engineering and/or math) for students in grades three through eight

  • Commitment to working with youth and families in a low-income, urban community; belief that all students can achieve at high levels

  • Commitment to achieving the articulated objectives of the Academy for scholar-athletes, staff, and the community at-large

  • Demonstrated leadership and motivational skills

  • At the Academy during the hours of 7:30 AM and 4:00 PM Monday-Friday during our 6 week summer program. Time may vary due to special events that may require this person to be present (e.g. fundraising events, field trips, retreats, etc.)

Physical/Environmental Requirements

  • Field: The a Summer Academy Lead Classroom Teacher will be subject to inside and outside environmental conditions and will be exposed to inclement weather of varying degrees. The Summer Academy Lead Classroom Teacher will function in a high activity sports venue. In addition, the a Summer Academy Lead Classroom Teacher is regularly required to stand for long periods of time, run, jump, and climb up/down stairs. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

About the Youth Baseball Academy

The Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy (“Academy”) is the programmatic arm of Washington Nationals Philanthropies. The Academy is a year-round educational and athletic facility with a mission of using baseball and softball as vehicles to foster positive character development, academic achievement, and improved health among at-risk Washington, D.C., youth. We are looking for a Summer Academy Lead Classroom Teacher to manage and optimize the various systems needed to execute this vision.

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, or who are pregnant, may be exempted from this requirement or otherwise accommodated if they are unable to be vaccinated.