Young Quakers Community Athletics After School Instructor

Posted by University of Pennsylvania on August 24, 2015

YQCA Program Overview: Young Quakers Community Athletics (YQCA) is an afterschool initiative between Penn’s Barbara and Edward Netter Center for Community Partnerships and the Division of Recreation and Intercollegiate Athletics. This initiative, directed through Netter’s University-Assisted Community Schools program (UACS), creates mutually beneficial partnerships between select Penn intercollegiate athletic teams and West Philadelphia public schools. It works with select kindergarten-through-eighth-grade UACS sites in West Philadelphia to establish athletic teams and engage them with Penn’s own varsity teams. The Penn players mentor the children on the field and off. In addition to the mentoring, the program provides staff, coaches, uniforms, sports equipment, bus transportation, and access to the University’s world-class playing fields at no cost to the schools or their students. Youth program participants also benefit from the Netter Center’s comprehensive UACS programming.


  • Education: High school degree required, College degree preferred
  • Experience: 1-2 years working with middle school aged youth (5th-8th grades)
  • Knowledge of youth development and youth work best practices
  • Experience playing high school or collegiate level Lacrosse/Track+Field or sports preferred
  • Completion and passing of all Federal and State background checks/clearances
  • Ability to work until at least 6:30 p.m. weekdays and occasional Saturdays
  • Experience with urban settings and diverse populations
  • Excellent skills with Microsoft office suite and experience with database entry
  • Excellent interpersonal, organization and communication skills

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