Employment at GCYC

Athletic Instructor - Physical Education, Fitness & Sports

Reports To

Program Director or the Center Director in the absence of the program director.


Part Time, Limited Term Employee

Position Summary

The athletic instructor provides physical education programming for GCYC members as well as assists with the management of sports/fitness related program areas (gym, exercise room, dance room, storage areas, track, etc.). The position reports to the Program Director or the Center Director in the absence of the program director.

Qualifications & Requirements
  • Prior experience instructing youth in sports required. Instruction experience in PE and fitness preferred.
  • At least two years providing instruction to youth in an urban setting specifically teens
  • Previous youth development experience in an out of school time setting is preferred
  • Classroom management skills that are engaging and age appropriate
  • Flexible schedule for evening and weekend hours
  • Strong project management and organizational skills
  • Able to communicate effectively with students, co-workers, stakeholders and families
  • Demonstrates strong accuracy in writing reports and communication
  • Demonstrated understanding of youth development/programming principles
  • o Demonstrate an understanding of guidance and discipline principles as well as conflict resolution strategies
  • Must demonstrate cultural competency, dedication to working with youth, families and community members in our care
  • Competency in MS office applications specifically Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel
Experience & Education
  • Two plus years of experience working directly with youth and program development preferred. Youth development/teaching certifications are a plus.
Physical Work Requirements
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds.
  • Ability to walk and be physically active throughout the day
  • Standing and movement with youth during programs, field trips and special events throughout the day

Comer Education Campus:  With a comprehensive approach surrounded by inspiring state-of-the-art facilities, the Comer Education Campus is devoted to guiding young people to and through college and into adult life. Our campus constitutes a unique partnership between Gary Comer Youth Center, Gary Comer College Prep, Gary Comer Middle School, and the college success initiative UtmostU.  The campus serves over 1700 youth from across Chicago’s South Side, offering out-of-school time enrichment, academic enhancement, and college success programs.  Working with best-in-class partner organizations, we empower young people with tools they need to earn a college degree and reach their full potential in life.  For more information, please visit: http://comereducationcampus.org/ and http://garycomeryouthcenter.org/