2017-18 Young Quakers Community Athletics After-School Instructor

2017-2018 Young Quakers Community Athletics After-School Instructor

Young Quakers Community Athletics (YQCA) is a partnership between the Barbara and Edward Netter Center for Community Partnerships and the Division of Recreation and Intercollegiate Athletics. Directed through Netter’s University-Assisted Community Schools program (UACS), YQCA creates mutually beneficial partnerships between select Penn intercollegiate athletic teams and West Philadelphia public schools.

Penn’s varsity athletes engage with West Philadelphia K-8 students, mentoring the children on the field and off. In addition to the mentoring, YQCA provides staff, coaches, uniforms, sports equipment, bus transportation, and access to the University’s world-class playing fields at no cost to the schools or their students. Program participants also benefit from the Netter Center’s comprehensive UACS programming, which brings additional academic, human, and material resources from Penn to their schools during the school day, after school, and in the summer.


  • Education: High school degree required, College degree preferred
  • Experience: 1-2 years working with middle school aged youth (4th-8th grades) including sports coaching experience
  • Able to be physically active with and engage youth
  • Knowledge of youth development and youth work best practices; Experience with urban settings and diverse populations
  • Completion and passing of all Federal and State background checks/clearances
  • Ability to work until at least 6:00 p.m. weekdays and occasional Saturdays
  • Excellent skills with Microsoft office suite and experience with database entry
  • Excellent interpersonal, organization and communication skills


  • Plan activities with other staff; prepare lessons
  • Assist with recruitment and enrollment of students into the program
  • Ensure that children are safe at all times
  • Attendance at all YQCA coach trainings, practices and competitions required
  • Facilitation of leadership/teambuilding lessons with elementary and college student-athletes
  • Assist with set-up and clean-up of materials and equipment including preparing and securing instructional spaces (classrooms, sports equipment etc.)
  • Supervise and direct students according to UACS rules and guidance
  • Take attendance, assist with the sign in/sign out process, and manage required paperwork as directed
  • Be familiar with and strive to be in compliance with the Netter Center and School Dist. Of Phila. Core Standards for Youth Programs
  • Other duties as assigned


Average of 20hours/week Monday – Friday from 2:00 – 6:00pm for academic school year Sept. - June, including occasional weekends and evenings

Compensation: $12-$15 per hour commensurate with experience

To apply: please send resume to YQCA Director, Jennifer  Chu, jenx@sas.upenn.edu