November 2, 2009
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Building the Workforce:
Jobs in Sports-Based Youth Development

Up2Us is dedicated to increasing the impact of youth sports as a tool for positive youth development and to increasing access to quality Sports-Based Youth Development programs, especially for disadvantaged youth.

To accomplish this and as a service to our members, Up2Us will send biweekly e-blasts to promote job opportunities in your programs.

After School Matters, Program Operations Coordinator (Chicago, IL)

After School Matters provides engaging activities to Chicago teens that provide them skills that translate to the workplace. Through positive relationships with adults and peers, they are exposed to educational and career opportunities in their neighborhoods and the city at large.

The Program Operations Coordinator ensures the smooth operation of program databases and their associated interfaces and prepares, maintains and distributes all Program Operations Department reporting. Additional responsibilities include monitoring data entered into the database system to ensure accuracy and working closely with the vendor to research and resolve any issues experienced by users of the database.

To apply for this position, email resume and cover letter to or fax to (312)-744-9249 ATTN: Human Resources.

For additional information about jobs at After School Matters, visit their website.
Architecture for Humanity, Director of Finance and Administration (San Francisco, CA)

Architecture for Humanity is a non-profit design firm that brings design, construction and development services to communities in need.

The Director of Finance and Administration is responsible for oversight and leadership of all financial and legal compliance, risk assessment, IT and HR oversight and management, as well as strategy. This position will mange the finance staff and is responsible for overseeing the full range of financial management systems including fiscal analysis, budgeting, internal controls audits and reports. The Director of Finance will shape the financial vision and strategy for Architecture for Humanity's award-winning income generating initiatives and consulting practice.

To apply for this position, email your cover letter, resume, salary requirements and references to Joyce Engebretsen at

For more information about this position and other openings at Architecture for Humanity, visit their webpage.
Boys and Girls Club of Yawkey, Education Assistant (Roxbury, MA)
The Boys and Girls Club of Yawkey (a branch of the Boys and Girls Club of Boston) aims to help young people build strong character and realize their full potential as responsible citizens and leaders.

The Education Assistant will assist in the delivery of quality and developmentally appropriate education department-sponsored programs, activities, services and special events. Additional responsibilities include disciplining members participating in programs and services as appropriate; assisting volunteers and consultants; participating in program/service outcome measurement processes and other evaluations; and traveling between sites and to activities as needed.

To apply for this position, email, send to 50 Congress Street, Suite 730
Boston, MA  02109 or fax to (617)-994-4734.

For more information about employment opportunities with the Boys and Girls Club of Boston, visit BGCB's job page.
DC Children & Youth Investment Trust Corporation, Research & Evaluation Manager (Washington, DC)

The DC Children and Youth Investment Trust Corporation (the Trust) develops partnerships that expand and improve services and opportunities for local children and youth.

The Research and Evaluation Manager is a full-time position in the Grants Management and Training Department of the Trust. Main responsibilities include conducting and overseeing all research and evaluation activities within the Trust; leading the organization's efforts in developing a performance-based evaluation model; and reporting outcome-based findings relevant to out-of-school time and parent-centered programs to various key stakeholders. The Research and Evaluation Manager will develop these monitoring initiatives, including  methodologies and evaluation tools.

To apply for this position, send cover letter with salary requirements and resume to Please put the position title in the subject line.

For more information about employment opportunities with the DC Children & Youth Investment Trust Corporation, visit the Trust's website.

Up2Us, Coach for America, Executive Director (New York, NY)

Coach for America is an innovative coaching model that will place 98 highly trained AmeriCorps members in underserved communities to support youth and youth development organizations as sports coaches.

This is an exciting leadership opportunity for an executive-level professional to be the key spokesperson of a new nationwide sports-based youth development program. Key responsibilities include leading the implementation and growth of the Coach for America program; overseeing systems development for successful programming and reporting to key funders and stakeholders; hiring all positions including consultants; and developing an Advisory Board to provide support and guidance to Coach for America.

To apply for this position, send resume and cover letter explaining why you possess the skills to lead this innovative youth development initiative to

For more information about the Coach for America program, read the Coach for America press release.
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