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Summer Dreams Skating Instructor

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Job title: Skating Instructor
Reports to: Director of Skating

About Figure Skating in Harlem (FSH)
FSH is a thriving youth development organization – the first to combine the power of education with the grace and discipline of figure skating to help girls transform their lives and grow in confidence, leadership and academic achievement. Our award-winning afterschool and summer programs provide girls ages 6 to 18 from low income communities with access to innovative education, health and wellness services that help them reach their fullest potential. Our vision is for every student, regardless of socio-economic background, to acquire the foundational academic, social and leadership skills to achieve her dreams. Headquartered in Harlem, we have launched our first satellite chapter in Detroit – Figure Skating in Detroit.

Job Description:

As part of the Summer Dreams summer camp skating team, the Skating Instructor will work under the supervision of the Director of Skating. The Skating Instructor will teach groups of girls the fundamentals of skating to enable all participants to build the skills to skate for fun or to reach more advanced levels.

Duties

  • Use the Learn to Skate USA curriculum to develop and facilitate lesson plans that engage groups of 8-12 girls in building basic skating skills and technique
  • Foster positive social and emotional growth in students as they participate in all FSH activities
  • Help create a safe and supportive environment to maximize student engagement during program hours
  • Report all accident/incidents, inform the Director of Skating of any program issues or concerns regarding a students’ progress and/or behavior
  • Uphold FSH values and youth development principles
  • Maintain system to record the progression of skaters’ skills and attendance
  • Encourage positive student behavior that promotes character development
    Maintain meaningful positive rapport with students and parents
  • Perform any related duties or special projects as directed by supervisor

 

Qualifications:

  • Must be current member of Learn to Skate USA and/or USFS and compliant with USFS
  • 21 years of age or older
  • USFS Basic Skills coaching experience with elementary, middle and high school level students
  • Must be energetic, enthusiastic and like working with children
  • Knowledge of other relevant areas (nutrition, sports injuries, anatomy, etc) a plus
  • Must be willing to work with other instructors or specialists 

    Days: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, between 3:45-5:45pm
    Hourly rate: $38/hour
    Please send your resume and cover letter to: hiring@figureskatinginharlem.org
    Figure Skating in Harlem provides equal employment opportunities (EEO)

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