The position entails approximately 1.5 to 3 hours per week for 10 weeks with additional time required on two weekend days for a four-hour training session and the GOTR 5k race.
Assistant coaches must be able to commit to attend at least one session per week, but can attend both. We ask each assistant coach to determine a schedule that maintains a consistency on behalf of the girls.
While the assistant coach is not primarily responsible for facilitating the Girls on the Run curriculum, they are there to support the Head Coach and program participants.
This volunteer position may be used as a college internship, service learning project or other college credit project upon agreement of the school and Girls on the Run staff.
Core Duties/Responsibilities include the following (other duties may be assigned):
Understanding and believing in the mission of Girls on the Run
Upholding Girls on the Run Core Values
Serving as a role model and mentor for program participants
Attending program session on selected day(s) on a consistent basis (must be able to commit consistently to a least one practice per week)
Assisting with all aspects of the facilitation of the Girls on the Run curriculum
Encouraging and cheering for all participants
Participating in games and workouts with the girls as needed
Helping plan community service project and end-of-season celebration as requested by head coach
Participating in the Girls on the Run 5k race
Strong desire to volunteer in the field of youth character development
Experience working with youth, especially girls in grades 3-8
Excellent communication skills
Capacity to work in a partnership with head and assistant coach(es)
Ability to be flexible and to improvise when needed
Strives to lead a healthy lifestyle
Woman or Man
At least 18-years-old
Completed Coach Registration for current season
Completed background check
Attend a four-hour coaches training with Girls on the Run St. Louis staff
You’ll be inspiring girls to be joyful, healthy and confident; empowering girls for a lifetime of healthy living!