Title:
Director, Community Impact

Organization: Positive Coaching Alliance
Responsible to: VP, DEI Initiatives
Location: Remote
Status: Full-time, Regular
Travel: Occasional air travel as needed/directed

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About Positive Coaching Alliance

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 Director, Community Impact supports PCA’s community impact efforts in specific cities by providing the evaluatory foundational work along with initial community organizing efforts in growing target areas (research, collecting data, identifying key stakeholders), and coordinating with the Directors of Community Engagement in each of their cities to establish and support Learning Communities: convenings where key community stakeholders to work collectively to increase access to youth sports for low-income youth and their coaches.  This work utilizes a “systems thinking” approach to actively address the underlying conditions that hold sports inequities in place locally.

The Director, Community Impact will organize and interact with school leaders, policymakers, youth sports organizations, and community organizations to build relationships and gather data that will guide the implementation of our strategic impact vision in their assigned cities/areas.

Job Responsibilities

Research/Data

  • Defines and implements data collection and assessment protocols in collaboration with the DEI & Metrics department.
  • Identifies & recommends Learning Community stakeholders in each city to participate in PCA’s Learning Community Initiative to support the co-creation and implementation of a Sports Equity Agenda that is designed to increase access to youth sports for marginalized youth through a facilitated process.  
  • Organizes, compiles, and analyzes data collected from original sources, through stakeholder interviews and focus groups, and/ or extracted from databases; accurately produces and interprets findings; develops summary reports ultimately to support the creation of local landscape analysis reports specific to an individual city/community.
  • Supports the VP, DEI Initiatives to continue to collect data to measure impact of Learning Community actions resulting from the Sports Equity Agenda in each area

Learning Community Support

  • Identifies, initiates, tracks, and deepens relationships with a broad base of constituents in the identified areas (including youth sports leaders, public officials, local government agencies, social service agencies, and school leaders) through research, phone calls, emails, and in-person visits
  • At the direction of the Chief Community Impact Officer, works with internal Marketing & Communications to assist with co-creating resources as necessary or customizing and distributing information in the growing/potential Learning Community areas. 
  • Coordinates meetings in growing Learning Community cities in collaboration with the Community Engagement Operations Associate as needed: scheduling, communicating with stakeholders, and assisting with follow up. 
  • Collaborates with consultants related to various meetings and deliverables in the specific growing cities.

Coach Recruitment

  • Connects local youth sports organizations in need of coaches with Director, Program Capacity Building in new areas.
  • Captures best practices data and impact measurements on coach recruitment efforts.

Qualifications

  • Education:  Bachelor’s degree & specific professional experience and skills outlined below required.  Education involving Excel/software, math, data analysis & visualization, research, writing required.
  • Experience:  
    • At least four years of professional experience in a position that was fully or in large part responsible for significant research and evaluation, data collection, processing, analysis and reporting.  
    • Can demonstrate successful experience and comfort with designing surveys, implementing research techniques, and interviewing/conducting focus groups.
  • Fluent computer skills in Microsoft Office, Google Suite, and CRM platforms such as Salesforce and/or Yesware 
  • Personal or professional familiarity with how youth-based non profits function & roles involved.  Must possess dedication and interest to learn community engagement and community-based strategies
  • Excellence in project management with strong interpersonal skills:  can demonstrate ability to build working relationships and effectively communicate and collaborate with racially and socio-economically diverse groups seamlessly within the organization and externally
  • Past success cultivating existing relationships and establishing new relationships working in partnership with residents and community based organizations, low-income communities experience preferred
  • Strong written and visual communication skills:  able to be concise and simplify & distill complex information specific to the audience
  • Proven initiative/self-starter able to work both independently and remotely 

Personal Characteristics

The Director, Community Impact should embody the following personal characteristics:

  • A good listener
  • High ethical standards
  • Values diversity
  • Passion and love for youth services
  • Passion for the PCA cause is essential!

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We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.