Playworks Twin Cities is Hiring!

Make a daily difference in the lives of children! *Ensure that all children get the chance to play on the playground. *Develop professional skills and manage your own program. *Say “I LOVE my job!” and mean it. *Be a Part of an Extraordinary Movement to Bring Play to Every Kid in America!
Program Duties:
Planning and implementing positive sports and play based programming during recess, in school and after school hours at a public elementary school.
Recess – create a safe and inclusive playground yard and be a significant presence on the yard by organizing and playing large games with 20+ students as well as role modeling.
Junior Coach Program – organize a youth leadership program by facilitating trainings and working with teachers and staff
Class Game Time – lead individual classes in skills building, cooperative games, and activities to increase awareness of rules and boundaries at recess
Out of School Program – continue to promote Playworks’ core values in an out of school setting through an after school program, including small group homework, snack and physical activity or a before school program, consisting of early morning play and physical activities on campus
Interscholastic leagues – recruit and coach students for developmental sports leagues
Volunteer Program – recruit and coordinate volunteers (e.g. school family members) to build a school community that supports positive, inclusive play and physical activity
Service Projects – participate in monthly service projects and national days of service, working together as a team to serve the community
*A day in the life of a Playworks Coach*
Demonstrated experience leading groups of children with the ability to engage and inspire youth.
Demonstrated commitment to serving the greater community.
Commitment to serving for one full school-year and completing 1700 hours of service during that school-year (40+ hours/week of service, including participating in occasional night and weekend service opportunities such as community service projects).
Motivated self-starter with strong interpersonal communication skills, both oral and written.
Humorous and playful with ability to set clear goals and follow through with flexible and creative problem solving tools.
Conceptual ability for the larger perspective with a strong attention to detail and multitasking.
Experience interacting with diverse communities and the ability to integrate into and existing school community.
Knowledge of computer and internet based programs for use in communication and grant requirements.
Compensation & Benefits:
Individuals will be enrolled as AmeriCorps service members (info at
Living allowance for the service period: approximately $24,000.
Education award for use at Title IV institutions or to pay back qualified student loans (pending completion of a minimum of 1700 hours of service).
Health plan includes medical benefits.
Possible child care expense reimbursement (
About AmeriCorps:
AmeriCorps is a national movement of “service.” It’s a chance to apply your skills and ideals toward helping others and meeting critical needs in the community. It is an opportunity to make a big difference in your life and in the lives of those around you. Each year, AmeriCorps offers more than 75,000 opportunities for individuals of all ages and backgrounds to “serve” through a local or national nonprofit organization. Serving in a non profit as an AmeriCorps member is an intensive experience that meets our country’s critical needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment. AmeriCorps programs focus on work to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering. More information can be found at