Community Engagement Associate

Responsible to: Community Engagement Director, Oakland
Status: Part-time employee up to 20 hrs/week (some hours on Wednesdays required, but
flexible schedule/project-oriented. Occasional weekend events)
Travel: Access to transportation for attendance at in-person meetings or other onsite visits or activities.​
Location: Remote/home office in Bay Area, CA. Start date October 31, 2022.​

To apply, please read the description below and email careers@positivecoach.org


PCA’s Vision: A world where every young person benefits from a positive youth sports experience with a coach who inspires them to become the best version of themselves in the game and in life.

PCA’s Mission: To change the culture of youth sports so that every child, regardless of social or economic circumstance, has access to a positive youth sports experience.

With the recent merger of Positive Coaching Alliance and Coaching Corps, we have accelerated our ability to be a transformational force in the youth sports field dedicated to optimizing the positive impact of youth sports on young people and their communities. PCA is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area and operates via a national footprint of local PCA regions and chapters (located primarily in major metropolitan areas) with committed local boards and regional staff. By partnering with youth sports organizations, professional sports leagues, schools, and other youth-serving organizations, our 70 staff members and over 150 experienced and highly trained PCA Trainers support these partnerships through collaboration and the delivery of innovative tools that communities and youth sports organizations can use to create a positive youth sports culture for all kids, regardless of social or economic circumstance.

Position Summary

The Community Engagement Associate is a part-time, primarily remote/home office role (option to work in Oakland office and opportunities to assist in logistics on-site) that will focus on supporting the Director of Community Engagement in a variety of ways, including conducting research in support of key questions that present themselves before, during, or after Racial Equity and Access in Youth Sports Task Forces meetings in the San Francisco Bay Area. The goals of each task force are to 1) build community ownership of strategies that create more racially equitable youth sports opportunities for Black and Brown youth, and 2) increase the number of Black and Brown coaches trained in sports-based youth development that become volunteer sports coaches in marginalized communities of color. Ultimately the Task Force will create a Sports Equity Agenda that will serve as a roadmap including strategies to eliminate the sports participation gap in Black and Brown Communities.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

  • National and local research such as analyzing economic data, participation rates in youth sports, racial and gender representation in leadership positions in the youth sports space, and volunteerism data by race, gender, ethnicity, and age.
  • Conduct research between meetings based on decisions made during each meeting Create a “data profile” of cities prior to the creation of a local Racial Equity and Access in youth Sports Task Force for presentation to participating, influential stakeholders
  • Maintains record-keeping through notes, organization, and data entry into an internal database for future reference by Community Engagement staff.
  • Collaborating with Marketing/Development/Communications for material creation and distribution as well as directing/advising customization of communication pieces.
  • Directing volunteers (as available) in tasks to support the work of the Community Engagement department in the Bay Area
  • Other administrative or logistical duties as assigned in support of the department’s goals as time allows.


  • Interest in and passion for increasing equitable access to sports and trained coaches for youth
  • At least 2 years of demonstrated professional, academic, or volunteer experience successfully researching data online from reliable sources and applying analytical/investigative skills
  • Experience with organizing data in Excel for professional or presentation purposes
  • Prior experience with civic engagement and community organizing preferred
  • Basic small group event planning skills and experience preferred, but aptitude towards detailed agenda/event work required to be substantiated.
  • Familiarity with or aptitude to learn Google Workspace
  • Microsoft Excel basic fluency to organize data clearly
  • Microsoft PowerPoint basic fluency for data visualization that is ready for presentation
  • Prior experience with written and oral communication skills with a variety of stakeholders, colleagues, and the public.
  • Proactive, organized, and efficient to meet deadlines and anticipate needs of the Director.

Personal Attributes Desired

The Program Manager should embody the following personal characteristics:

  • High ethical standards 
  • Values diversity 
  • Passion and love for sports and youth programs
  • Passion for the PCA cause is essential!

How To Apply

To express your interest in the position click Apply Now to be taken directly to our application process.  Please attach your resume and cover letter.  If an alternative option is desired, you may submit your resume/cover letter to careers@positivecoach.org.

Selection of candidate will not discriminate on the basis of ethnicity, age, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, ability, and socio-economic circumstances.