Sports Instructor
Frederick County Government - Frederick, MD

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Non-exempt; part-time; up to 3-10 hours per week; weekday evenings and weekends during 6 to 8 week program sessions; no-benefits

Instructors will teach a variety of structured sports skills and techniques (beginner through advanced) to individuals 3 years to 11 years old. Sports include but not limited to: basketball, flag-football, t-ball, soccer, multi sports, golf, floor hockey and tennis. Class sessions are located at various Frederick County schools and Recreation Centers. Location, schedule and duration of each class/program will be determined as appropriate. Necessary equipment will be provided by the Division of Parks and Recreation. Supervision is received from the Recreation Coordinator.

NOTE : This position may be filled at the level of Sports Instructor Aide (hourly rate = $7.50 per hour). Requirements include: Minimum age of 16 years and experience providing sports instruction to youth

Examples of Work:
  • Coordinate lesson plans and course outlines
  • Assure the return and condition of issued equipment and supplies
  • Compile and maintain record-keeping related to each class (e.g. attendance)
  • Perform other related duties as required

Qualifications & Requirements:
  • Minimum age 18 years
  • Experience providing sport instruction in a leadership role to elementary youth
  • Current certification in Community First Aid and CPR, or the ability to become certified before the program begins (certification must be maintained throughout employment)
  • Ability to effectively prepare and carry out lesson plans (as appropriate)
  • bility to develop and maintain effective working/teaching relationships with co-workers, participants and their family members; school personnel and the general public
  • Strong and effective spoken and written (English) communication skills in order to conduct classes and perform related record-keeping
  • Ability to effectively lead and supervise large groups in recreational activities
  • Physical requirements include the ability to actively participate in sports as part of the instruction process
  • Candidate with NAYS Coaching Certification

Additional Information/Examination Process:
  • Ability to provide own transportation as needed to travel to various County sites
  • New hires will be required to successfully complete an online coaches training program offered through the National Alliance of Youth Services (NAYS)
  • New hires will be required to attend a "Recreation Center Coaches Training" on either Thursday, August 30th (6 - 8 p.m.) or Tuesday, September 4th (6- 8 p.m.)
KIND OF EXAMINATION (may include):
  • An evaluation of training and experience
  • One or more interviews
  • A pre-employment background investigation

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