• After Care Lead Coach, Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Camps: 2018-1793

  • The Position:

    Reporting to the Site Leader, the After Care Lead Coach at Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Camps manages the After Care facility partners and curriculum while ensuring the safety, enjoyment, and emotional well-being of every After Care participant. Arriving mid-morning, our After Care Lead Coach acts as a Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Camps Coach during the camp day, transitioning to their role as After Care Lead following afternoon carpool in order to coordinate and implement every aspect of the After Care curricula with meticulous attention to detail and an emphasis on reliable and enriching instruction. The After Care Lead Coach must have the knowledge of both baseball and classroom management necessary to execute the recreational/instructional baseball-related activities, games, and projects that After Care offers. Most important, the After Care Lead Coach must be able to approach each day and its unique challenges with energy, patience, and a sense of humor.


    Camp Dates and Locations (Pittsburgh)

    July 9th – Millennium Park, Bethel Park, PA

    July 16th – Shady Side Academy, Fox Chapel, PA

    July 23rd  – The Ellis School, Shadyside, PA

    July 30th – McCandles Athletic Association, McCandles, PA

    The Work:

    Pre-Camp Season

    • Attend trainings in the late spring/early summer.
    • Participate in all required webinars and online trainings.
    • Master the Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Camps baseball and After Care curricula and other materials, offering feedback and adjustments that will improve the program.
    • Submit all required paperwork on time.

    Camp Season

    • Execute the Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Camps baseball curriculum during the camp day, leading a team of ballplayers in a series of drills, skill development activities, and games, or assisting with ballplayers where most needed.
    • Transition from Coach to After Care Lead Coach following afternoon camper pick-up, managing all aspects of the After Care program and executing lesson plans, schedules, policies, and safety protocols with energy, integrity, and passion.
    • Build strong connections with ballplayers and fellow team members, taking personal responsibility for the success of the After Care program.
    • Serve as a role model for ballplayers and staff in demonstrating positive attitudes, respectful communication, appropriate attire and grooming, and a diligent work ethic.
    • Work as part of a team to foster a safe, fun, and supportive camp environment grounded upon Headfirst Professional Sports Camps’ mission and values.
    • Implement Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Camps’ traditions, games, policies, procedures, and safety protocols.
    • Maintain enthusiasm and focus throughout busy days during which you will supervise and participate in every aspect of programming.
    • Oversee and coordinate After Care’s activities, projects, and games, which include both baseball-related content and general recreational/instructional content.
    • Employ both coaching and classroom management skills to ensure the enjoyment, wellbeing, and development of After Care participants.
    • Act as a representative of the Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Camps to After Care families, calling or meeting with parents as requested in order to provide customer connection and relay important information on ballplayer experience.
    • Communicate respectfully, clearly, and kindly with all members of the Headfirst Professional Sports Camps community, including camp leadership, fellow team members, ballplayers, and ballplayer families.
    • Prepare, organize, and set up/take down all programming areas.
    • Work in all weather conditions.
    • Take responsibility for ballplayers’ belongings throughout camp day, holding items for safekeeping when necessary.
    • Meet Headfirst Professional Sports Camps’ dress code and appearance requirements.
    • Participate in all required in-season trainings, webinars, and team meetings.
    • Attend any special events as assigned, interacting with families and assisting with set up/clean up.
    • Report any issue, question, or concern regarding ballplayers promptly to the Site Leader; notify appropriate leadership immediately of any evidence of substance abuse, child abuse, child neglect, severe medical conditions, individuals appearing to be under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances around ballplayers, or any other potentially dangerous conditions or situation.
    • Demonstrate ethical and professional behavior in working with ballplayers, ballplayer families, fellow team members, leadership, and facility partners while upholding the Headfirst Professional Sports Camps core values at all times.
    • Adhere to state law, Headfirst Professional Sports Camps policies and procedures, and contractual obligations.
    • Take on additional responsibilities as assigned by the Headfirst Professional Sports Camps leadership team and not otherwise prohibited by law or regulation.

    The Requirements:

    • At least 18 years of age.
    • At least one full year graduated from high school in summer 2018 or equivalent educational experience (if you will be less than one full year out of high school in Summer 2018, please apply to our Junior Coach position.)
    • Minimum 3 years’ experience playing baseball/softball at the high school level or greater.
    • Minimum 1-year experience working with children.
    • Demonstrated ability to lead in an educational and/or baseball-oriented environment.
    • CPR/First Aid Certification, or ability to obtain CPR/First Aid Certification before May 31, 2018.
    • Preferred: Experience playing baseball or softball at the collegiate level or higher.
    • Preferred: Completion or pursuit of a degree in a sport- or education-related field.
    • Ability to communicate effectively and respectfully at all times and in all situations.
    • Ability to work well with a variety of age, interest, skill, and developmental levels.
    • Ability to exercise good judgement, follow instructions, and properly implement Headfirst processes and policies in order to ensure the safety and emotional well-being of campers and team members.
    • Ability to successfully complete a background check subject to applicable law.
    • Ability to successfully perform all essential job functions (please note: this description reflects the current assessment of essential functions; it does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned). Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Please contact the Headfirst Summer Camps Talent Department for more information.

    The Character:

    • An impassioned enterpriser who shares The Headfirst Companies’ core mission and values, and believes in our ability to work together to make a difference in the lives of children and young adults.
    • A highly motivated self-starter who is autonomous and dependable.
    • A team player who approaches professional hurdles with a strong sense of individual responsibility and a sincere emphasis on team over self.
    • A consummate professional who has the ability to prioritize and multi-task, managing several projects concurrently, sometimes under pressure, and often with tight deadlines, while maintaining a positive attitude and professional demeanor.
    • A vocal, energetic, and enthusiastic leader who possesses the charisma, passion, and polish to serve as an ambassador of The Headfirst Companies.
    • A doer who has an entrepreneurial spirit and a focus on finishing the job every day.
    • A problem-solver who assumes responsibility beyond what is asked, and takes initiative
    • A flexible, coachable, and down-to-earth teammate who has the desire and capacity to grow through self-reflection, and by both providing and receiving thoughtful, constructive performance feedback
    • A patient individual with a stellar sense of humor.


    The Headfirst Companies are proud to be Equal Opportunity Employers.


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