PCA has a strong commitment to the principle of diversity. In that spirit, we are interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people including women, members of ethnic minorities and physically-challenged individuals.
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Become a trainer
We seek individuals committed to the PCA mission to conduct workshops for coaches, athletes, parents and organizational leaders for schools and youth sports organizations. Ideal candidates for this independent contractor position will have attended a PCA Workshop, have substantial sports and coaching expertise, and have experience teaching, presenting and leading interactive trainings. Engaging presentation and communication skills are a must.
To learn more about this role, read this Prospective Trainer Frequently Asked Questions Document.
To determine if you have the experience needed to be an effective PCA Trainer, use this worksheet.
Currently, we most actively seek trainers in Central Texas, Chicago, Cleveland, Colorado, DC Metro Area, Detroit, Greater NY Metro Area including Pennsylvania, Hawaii, Houston, Minnesota, New England, North Texas, Phoenix, Portland, Sacramento, Seattle, SF Bay Area, Southern California, and Tampa Bay. In addition, we always seek trainers who speak Spanish. After reading the Frequently Asked Questions Document, you can apply by submitting a completed Trainer Application Form to PCA National Director of Training, Ruben Nieves.
Volunteer at PCA
PCA is seeking individuals who are passionate about helping PCA change the culture of youth sports, and who believe strongly in the PCA mission. Listed below are examples of volunteer activities you can do to help create Better Athletes, Better People.
If you’re interested in one of the volunteer descriptions listed below, or would like to donate time in another activity please email PCA's Casey Miller with your name, contact information (phone and email), best time of day to contact, and your interest and we will get back to you as soon as possible! Thanks for considering Positive Coaching Alliance for your volunteer time!
Trainer Assistant at PCA Workshops
Time commitment: 1.5 - 3 hours (usually in the evening or weekends)
Good for: High School Juniors, College, Parents
Purpose: Assist the PCA Trainer who leads one of our workshops for a school or youth sports organization provide a smooth and effective workshop. The workshop Champion is crucial in assisting the trainer so that he or she is able to present a successful workshop. This individual will be able to attend PCA workshops, interact with our trainers, and help PCA to obtain some of the most important information we need as we impact youth athletes.
- Collect sign-ins as attendees arrive and possibly while workshop is in progress
- Distribute necessary books
- Photograph/Video parts of workshop
- Collect evaluations at workshop conclusion
- Assist trainer with workshop setup and troubleshooting as needed
- Complete brief online questionnaire after workshop to give PCA feedback on workshop and trainer.
Time Commitment: As needed by Development Department
Good for: High school freshman and up
Purpose: To assist the development department with donor stewardship, research and event-specific activities, as well as sponsorship fulfillment.
- Membership Campaign and Annual Fund support
- Sponsorship fulfillment (bookmark stuffing)
- Data Reconciliation
- Donor Research
- Identifying Testimonials from Workshop Evaluations
- Foundation Research
Time Commitment: As needed by Program Managers
Good for: High School Freshman and up
Purpose: The Program Assistant will aid the Program Manager with executing PCA programs, such as the Double-Goal Coach® Award presented by Liberty Mutual Insurance and the Triple-Impact Competitor® Scholarship program sponsored by Deloitte. Activities will include judging of applications and outreach to encourage applications.
Time Commitment: 5-10 hours
Good For: High School Freshman and up
Purpose: To assist in marketing efforts including social media.
- Database management
- Market Research
- Social media content creation
Chapter Lead Volunteer
Time Commitment: As needed by Chapter
Good For: Individuals with volunteer experience and flexible schedules with a passion for the PCA Mission
Purpose: The role of the Chapter Lead Volunteer is to ultimately help the Chapter organize volunteer efforts. This person will be the main point of contact between the Chapter Staff and local volunteers organizing and potentially recruiting people to assist the Chapter Executive Director and Partnership Manager with local events such as street team organization, Chapter fundraisers and program events, and in-office activities requiring volunteers. This person will develop a close relationship with the Chapter staff as well as PCA’s Movement Builder located in the National Office in Mountain View, CA.
- Assist with recruiting volunteers for Chapter events
- Assist with recruiting volunteers for in office Chapter needs
- Participate in volunteer activities