Special Program Coordinator (Coach)
Milwaukee, WI 
Posted 18 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
Required Experience
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