Special Program Coordinator (Coach)
Milwaukee, WI 
Posted 4 days ago
Job Description
Job Title
Special Program Coordinator (Coach)
Job ID
Community Recreation
Full/Part Time
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Job Summary

Seeking self-directed, organized, and highly motivated individual with a passion for working with students with disabilities. This candidate works in conjunction with the school administration and MPS Adaptive Athletics to provide students ages 6-21 the opportunity to participate in Special Olympics sports training and competitions. The ideal candidate believes in the importance of the Special Olympics guiding principles of: mutual respect, positive attitude, accountability, teamwork and dedication.

Position Summary

  • Collaborate with physical education teacher or Adaptive Athletics staff to teach students fundamental skills, teamwork, strategy and concepts of sports participation during the school day.
  • Complete administrative tasks such as: managing student eligibility, skill assessment and maintaining records of participant performance, dispersing and collecting field trip waivers/permission forms, and submitting entry forms prior to pre-determined deadlines
  • Coach and supervise your team during various Special Olympics weekend competitions
  • Manage team uniforms and equipment
  • Promote a safe and fun environment during practices and athletic competitions
  • Recruit and secure volunteers to assist with team supervision and coaching

Supervision Required

Reports to the School Principal and the Recreation Supervisor of Adaptive Athletics program..

Job Requirements

  • 18 years of age or older
  • able to meet the scheduling needs for this position
  • access to reliable transportation

Preferred Experience

  • Previous participation in and sound knowledge of the activities is required
  • Previous experience teaching or co-teaching sports or therapeutic recreation activities
  • Course work in Therapeutic Recreation, Special Education or related field is preferred

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people effectively and diplomatically
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with student athletes and program staff
  • Exhibit strong oral communication skills and written skills
  • Ability to multi-task while maintaining composure and professionalism
  • Ability to handle confidential information

Working Environment

  • Must be willing to drive to the various southeast area competition sites
  • Must be able to physically lead and demonstrate the skill and/or activity in an indoor or outdoor setting


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Part Time
Salary and Benefits
Job Title Special Program Coordinator (Coach) Job ID 1013957 Location Community Recreation Full/Part Time Part-Time
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