A Place Called Home,

Athletics Program Coordinator

1 month ago
Employment type
Full time
Los Angeles
Closing date

About this organization

A Place Called Home is a dynamic, non-profit youth and community center in South Central Los Angeles. APCH provides educational programs, counseling, mentoring, music, dance and art classes, fitness and health and wellness opportunities. As youth participate in our programs, they discover interests and talents and develop a better sense of themselves and their place in the world around them. Our goal is to increase the likelihood that youth will stay in school, pursue higher education, attain viable jobs, and become active community members capable of making positive change in the world in which they live.

About this job

Under the direction of the Athletic Program Manager and Associate Director of Wellness, the Athletic Program Coordinator implements program and agency goals, REACH objectives, agency best practices, and program efficiencies. The coordinator will support in the planning, promoting and administering athletic programs, sports league activities, and classes developed by the Athletics Program and of interest for APCH members.

Roles & responsibilities

  • Working under the direction of the Athletic Program Manager and Associate Director of Wellness, the Athletic Coordinator will assist with creating, organizing, and supervising athletics and sports league programs; recruiting players and coaches; training coaches; coordinating banquets, ordering equipment and uniforms; scheduling games/classes as needed, etc.
  • Collaborate with manager to onboard, train, and supervise program staff, volunteers, and interns
  • Assist in curriculum design and implementation of all sports programming
  • Collaborate with the program manager to create a marketing plan that includes class descriptions, website content, communication strategies, and development and distribution of collateral materials.
  • Perform all necessary administrative responsibilities, including but not limited to phone calls, emails, recruitment of new partners, and other program-related duties.
  • Manage inventory of program and sports league equipment, ensuring that equipment is sufficient for program needs and that equipment is in good working condition
  • Assist in coordinating South Central Sports League programs, activities, and logistics (scheduling, recruitment of members, purchasing equipment, and coordinating with league partners)
  • Teach recreational enrichment classes during after school and sports league seasons as assigned by the Athletics Program Manager.
  • Support the department with the coordination of Program Tracking and Evaluation (Pre and post evaluations for athletes on all teams and athletics classes)
  • Identify, recruit and oversee training of APCH members for participation in the APCH South Central Sports League
  • Assist in coordinating league tryouts, clinics, and manage roster selections into sports teams, and assess players skills
  • Ensures that team rules and regulations regarding conduct and eligibility of the athletes are clearly communicated and followed
  • Support in overseeing components of the sports league programming: (Academic tracking, Evaluations, Parent-Athlete Orientations,, Schedule and Coaching Games)
  • Plan, coordinate, schedule, promote, lead, and evaluate athletic programs and special events.
  • Coordinate the Athletics Parents Club
  • Notify Athletic Program Manager and assist in managing and ensuring maintenance of the athletic field and playground by scheduling and participating in daily cleanups, identifying and reporting any safety concerns
  • Other Responsibilities
  • Supervise members at all times in athletics field
  • Establish and maintain strong working relationships with participants, staff, and external partners.
  • Ensuring that staff supporting with the supervision of members adheres to all policies: (wearing safety vest, approved activities/sports, in direct site of all members)
  • Work with agency staff to enforce center rules and policies
  • Create and submit paperwork in a timely fashion (Monthly Reports, Rosters, Team Requests, Game Report Forms, Volunteer Report Forms, Evaluations)
  • Support other team members in carrying out center philosophy
  • Mentor through actions and behavior in observing dress code, language and team support
  • Have a growing knowledge base for sports. Including fundamentals, rules, and training strategies
  • Ability to recognize members who have potential to play at a competitive level
  • Have knowledge of athletic and sports scholarships and programs in the city
  • Adhere to the highest ethical and professional standards and values at all times
  • Perform other tasks as assigned


The ideal Coordinator will be an individual who carries high personal and professional standards, is high energy by nature, and enjoys partnering with others to achieve successful outcomes. To be successful in this role the candidate will focus on achieving excellence of service and performance in the five core competencies identified by the agency: integrity & trust, adaptability, accountability, learning and development and compassion. As a Coordinator they will also be expected to excel in the five Programs competencies. The candidate will embrace the APCH culture of a learning organization and strive to constantly improve upon systems and services for the benefit of our employees and our constituents; and will be demonstrably committed to their own ongoing personal and professional development. Our culture encourages individuals to speak up, we respect diversity of thought, and we look to our staff to be candid with concerns and constructive suggestions. Together, we can continue to take APCH to even higher levels of excellence and service to the community.

  • Technical and Performance Skills
  • Excellent Oral and Written Communication
  • Professionalism
  • Customer Service
  • Time Management
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Flexibility
  • Mission-Driven
  • Dedicated to excellence
  • Detail-Oriented
  • Resourceful
  • Innovative and Creative
  • Microsoft Office Skills
  • Education/Training/Experience
  • 2 years experience in coaching youth teams and coordinating leagues
  • A bachelors degree in sport/recreation management, physical education or related field preferred
  • Physical and Mental Demands
  • Able to work in a dynamic and high noise level environment typical of a youth center
  • Walking, standing required on daily basis
  • Sitting and use of hands/vision for computer work
  • Lift up to 30 pounds regularly
  • Able to communicate and convey accurate information
  • Able to prepare detailed reports and conduct evaluations
  • Additional Information
  • Must be willing to work flexible schedule and weekends for events
  • Must work well with diverse populations of employees and clients
  • APCH COVID-19 Vaccination Policy
  • All new hires must provide proof of their first dose of the vaccine on the first day of employment, if not fully vaccinated, and will have 30 days from their date of hire to complete their COVID-19 vaccination and submit proof of completion to the organization’s HR department.

To apply

After setting up your account, please ensure to fully complete the application in order to be considered. The application will be considered complete, once you have submitted your resume, cover letter and have signed the application.


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