Open Position-Up2Us Coach Across America


Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Louisiana's Westbank Club has an opening for an Afterschool Coach. The position is ideal for candidates looking for a pathway to enter into teaching and coaching, or a former teacher looking for a break from the classroom. 


General Description


This position will be funded through Up2Us’s Coach Across America program and Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Louisiana. Position is part-time (16-20 hours per week) for ten months not to exceed 900 hours. Living allowance ($10.10/hour) will be provided through Up2Us. $1,000 bonus will be provided at the completion of the term. Extensive training will be provided.


The service term is from August 7, 2017 - end of term.


Principal Duties/Responsibilities


The assistant physical education coach will work directly with the physical education instructor to organize, plan and execute the center’s physical education curriculum for grades 2-8. An additional requirement of the position, the coach will dedicate a portion of their work hours each week specifically to work with the Club’s 11-17 year old population. Primary duties include instruction of stretching and drills, monitor team sports and track student fitness. Other duties include encouraging students to be physically active outside of school by teaching activities that require little to no equipment such as running, basketball and jump rope.


Location: Westbank Boys & Girls Club, 900 10th St., Gretna, LA 70053


Required Qualifications/Skills

  • Must be 18 years old

  • Must have a high school diploma

  • Must exhibit enthusiasm for athletics and educating children

  • Must commit to full ten month term

  • Must have previous history working with children in a teaching/coaching environment


Coach Across America Requirements


Coach Across America is an intense experience and Coaches are asked to go above and beyond every day of their service term.  Being a part of Coach Across America connects our Coaches both with their local communities and a larger national movement of people dedicated to serving youth through sports.


In addition to site-specific duties, Coach Across America Coaches are also responsible for the following

  • CAA program elements:

  • Completing timesheets

  • Creating program rosters and attendance trackers

  • Administering evaluations to program participants

  • Attending orientations and trainings

  • Reflecting on their service in guided reflection logs; and

  • Participating in a National Day of Service


About Up2Us Coach Across America


Coach Across America (CAA) is the first nationwide program to inspire young adults to commit to a year of service as coach-mentors in underserved communities. CAA coaches receive extensive training through Up2Us’ Center for Sports-Based Youth Development. More than 500 coaches have provided opportunities for 75,000 youth to be active, learn skills, and stay out of trouble through sports. Learn more at


How to Apply


To apply for a Coach Across America Position at the Westbank Boys & Girls Club please submit your resume and cover letter to the Club Director, Will Giannobile at

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