By Ashley Wang
FILLED SUMMER 2020: This summer, Beat the Streets is offering twelve paid Americorps VISTA positions to program alumni and college student-athletes in departments such as programming, development, and marketing and communications.
Americorps VISTA, or Volunteers in Service to America, is a national service program administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service. Designed to strengthen efforts to fight poverty and poverty-related issues, members of the nine-week, summer VISTA program will be aiding BTS in its commitment to serving low-income communities through the sport of wrestling.
These Americorps positions are sponsored by Up2Us Sports, a BTS supporting program that trains coaches on mentoring at-risk youth and distributes VISTA members to local, sports-based youth development programs operating in underserved communities.
“This is a great opportunity,” said Ben Reiter, Mentoring Director of BTS Philly. “It’s inspiring to see different organizations collaborating and coming together to reach more youth and increase their collective, positive impact.”
The BTS branches that are hosting VISTA members this summer include Boston, Philadelphia, New York City, Cleveland, Baltimore, and National. Interested applicants can apply for desired positions within each city separately.
BTS National Executive Director Jeff Marsh believes these VISTA positions will help further the organization’s mission of enhancing the lives of underserved youth through the sport of wrestling.
Applications close June 10, 2020. To apply, read below and correspond with the city you are interested in working with:
During their nine-week term, VISTAs will fill staffing gaps and serve programs in the following areas. Work will be performed remotely unless otherwise specified.
Length of Position: June 29 to August 28 (9 Weeks)
Hours of Work: Roughly 30-40 Hours/Week (is what the Vista Program Requires, but hours will be worked out directly with the Program Coordinator and Executive Director.)
Payment: Receive a living stipend & education award OR an end-of-service stipend.
Available VISTA positions:
Please email a resume to the city you are interested in applying to and include a word document with the answers to the following questions:
*Applicants must also apply as a VISTA before June 10 here.
BTS Program emails:
Boston - Bior Guini (email@example.com)
Baltimore - Lydell Henry (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Cleveland - Demetrius Williams (email@example.com)
Philadelphia - Ben Reiter (firstname.lastname@example.org)
New York - Emma Randall (email@example.com)
National - Jeffrey Marsh (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Job Title: Executive Director
Reporting: This role will report directly to the Beat the Streets New England Board of Directors.
Organization Overview: Beat the Streets New England (BTSNE) is a combined entity of Beat the Streets Providence and Boston Wrestling. Using the sport of wrestling as a tool and motivator, BTS NE teaches youth to successfully overcome socio-economic challenges that lead to educational gaps, poor health and negative community relationships, imparting skills such as self reliance, discipline and commitment to others that apply both on and off the mat, in school, and in life. Beat the Streets New England is a newly formed organization through a merger of Boston Youth Wrestling and Beat the Streets Providence. BYW and BTSP are both ~ 7 year old sport based youth development organizations with a successful track record of providing wrestling based programming in Boston and Providence schools respectively.
The Executive Director is the key management leader of Beat the Streets New England. The Executive Director will be responsible for overseeing the administration, programs, and strategic plan for the organization. Other key areas will be fundraising and marketing and the position reports directly to the Board of Directors.
As BTSNE’s first Executive Director will lead the organization in its goals to:
1) Expand fundraising
2) Unify donor pools
3) Integrate program cultures
4) Synergize staff and leadership across the region
1. Streamline operations
2. Enhance impact measurements
Seasoned professional with a history of accomplishments combining systems development, strategic relationship advancement and fundraising, ideally in the nonprofit sector.
Deep commitment to and experience with athletics, youth development, working with low-income communities, building cross-sector relationships, and appreciating the complexity of motivations among diverse constituents.
● Operational Enhancements
○ Develop and advance organizational systems and processes such as financial, HR ○ Create and nurture a culture of accountability by defining and advancing roles and responsibilities ○ Create and nurture a culture of evaluation enhancing the organization’s ability to measure and report its impact ○ Manage the budget
● Organizational Management
○ Manage staff and foster a professional environment ○ Enable participating wrestling sites to improve quality and serve more children. ○ Lead the organization’s programmatic agenda, including growth ○ Grow partnerships and collaborative relationships, especially with schools, the public sector, and youth serving organizations
● Public Awareness and Communications
○ Serve as key spokesperson for BTSNE and advocate for sports based youth development with public sector decision makers and other key stakeholders, to include ensuring wrestling is understood and well-regarded approach in the eyes of funders and public sector decision makers. ○ Advance media relations and represent the organization at regional and national meetings and events related to sports based youth development ○ Advance BTSNE as a regional leader in the sports based youth development field.
● Resource Development
○ Steward and expand relationships with funders and donors ○ Initiate and secure additional support from foundations, corporations, and individuals ○ Cultivate and solicit major gifts in collaboration with the board and advisory board ○ Support the board and advisory board in their fundraising activities
● Board Relations
○ Nurture a positive, open and collaborative relationship with the Board and its committees. Strategically lead Board in its decision making when necessary. ○ Work in collaboration with the board to promote the mission,vision, and values. ○ Participate in soliciting and recruiting additional people to the board; arrange opportunities for board development and education for its members ○ Support the enhancement of the Advisory Board’s goals and capacity in collaboration with the board. ○ Effectively manage volunteer board of directors functioning as a strategic governing board. ○ Work with the board to grow, diversify, and strengthen the advisory board.
1. At least ten (10) years progressively responsible roles, with direct experience incorporating programmatic, operational and external relations functions.
2. High-energy, dynamic leader with vision, integrity and passion for service excellence able to mobilize staff, board and stakeholders towards a common goal.
3. Entrepreneurial person capable and comfortable building an organization.
4. Deep appreciation of youth development is a must. At least basic knowledge about issues related to sports-based youth development is necessary. Ability to learn quickly is a must.
5. Deep appreciation of, and personal experience in athletics, is a must. Healthy lifestyle choice is a must. Direct experience with wrestling is a major advantage.
6. Skilled in working collaboratively to build relationships with multiple external stakeholders, to include capacity to understand the interests of small nonprofits, larger institutional nonprofits, schools and public sector decision makers.
7. Effective communicator to multiple internal and external audiences, such as program site coaches, school district officials, funders and corporate sponsors concerning complex issues related to youth development. 8. Demonstrated track record supporting fund development, to include foundations, corporations and major donors.
9. Managerial expertise including human resources, staff management, and fiscal management.
10. Worked directly with and manage relations with a volunteer governing board.
Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience and the nonprofit industry
Application Process: Application Deadline, February 29th.
Interviews will be arranged as soon as a group of qualified candidates is assembled. Resumes and a one-page cover letter that conveys why you are well suited for this position and how it fits into your career or any questions should be emailed to : Richard_muniz@beatthestreetsprovidence.org No paper copies, please. Confirmation of receipt of the application will be sent by return email. Interviews of preferred candidates will be arranged forthwith after official posting of the position, of which candidates will be notified.
BTSNE is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and practices inclusion. Minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Persons who have been found guilty by a court of law of abusing, neglecting or mistreating individuals are ineligible for employment in this position. This profile is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by the Executive Director. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of the Executive Director.
Beat the Streets Baltimore Consultant
Beat the Streets Baltimore has all the attributes and values of a Beat the Streets program. In existence since 2012, it has provided first class programs and transformational experience through wrestling for Baltimore youth. Beat the Streets Baltimore has strong partnerships with the local schools and community and has been successful in procuring grants and fees to finance its programs. It has a small and community connected Board of Directors, but would like to expand its Board and identify individual donors who can allow it to grow to a sustainable size that financially supports its staff and programs and promises stability.
Goal: Identify, recruit and on-board Board members and donors for Beat the Streets Baltimore. Increase individual and corporation direct giving stream.
1) Brainstorm where to look for and who are good initial prospects
2) With Board Chair, ED and current board members develop a list of interested parties to contact (current donors who could use more cultivation, Maryland high school and college wrestling alumni and parents; Baltimore professional and Olympic athletes current and former, local business owners and professionals with an interest in the community/athletics, foundations, etc)
3) Arrange and participate in meetings and events with targets
4) Identify 3-5 new Board Members and raise new funding
1) Fundraising, Recruitment and Cultivation
2) Knowledge of the Baltimore and Maryland community
3) Ability to be a self-starter and work with minimal daily direction
4) Good written and oral communication skills a must
5) Knowledge of the wrestling community preferred but not required
This contract will be hourly with a pre-determined maximum hours per month. Anything over needs approval. There will be funds available to cover expenses. Applications due by March 1st, 2020
To apply please submit resume and questions to Brian Bonino @ Brb2151@columbia.edu
Qualified applicants will receive full consideration without regard to age, race, color, ethnic
background, religion, gender, sexual orientation, HIV-status, national origin or disability.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Beat the Streets Bay Area (https://www.btsbayarea.org/) is a non-profit dedicated to improving the
lives of youth living in our most disadvantaged communities through the sport of wrestling and
mentorship. With a partnership with the OUSD, BTS Bay Area launched in Spring 2019 with two
programs and through a partnership with Aim launched a summer program and is expected to grow
to five programs in Spring 2020 and is looking to launch a year round after school program with a
partnership with the Oakland Housing Authority.
The Development Coordinator will assist the Board and Executive Director on formulating,
communicate and implementing BTS Bay Area development and fund raising strategy.
The Development Coordinator would be expected to assist and lead BTS Bay Area on the
Initially, the position shall be a part time position. We expect about 25 hours a month and would
be a great opportunity for a candidate wanting flexibility in their schedule.
Ideal candidate would have fund raising or development experience at a community organization
in the Bay Area.
Qualified applicants will receive full consideration without regard to age, race, color, ethnic
background, religion, gender, sexual orientation, HIV-status, national origin or disability.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
Job Title: Program Coordinator / Manager
Job Type: Full Time –
Direct Reports: 5-10
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Benefits: See below
PROGRAM COORDINATOR / MANAGER
ABOUT BOSTON WRESTLING Boston Youth Wrestling was founded in 2012 with the belief that -- through the sport of wrestling -- we can develop the traits and habits of success in the personal, academic, and athletic lives of youth of Boston. The work of our coaches is teaching our wrestlers about healthy and positive relationships with their peers and adults, self-confidence, and a commitment to success in all aspects of their lives. Empowering our youth will make lasting change in our communities. As of August 2019 Boston Youth Wrestling has joined the Beat the Streets family and has officially become Beat the Streets Boston.
Currently, Beat the Streets Boston (BYW) works directly in 18 public schools and Charter Schools in Boston and Chelsea and Lynn, along with 4 community centers in the City of Boston and the greater Boston area . BYW also employs around 15 students per year in order to mentor them personally, academically, socially, and athletically while developing them professionally.
Beat the Streets Boston (BYW) is a recognized public charity under the 501(c)(3) Internal Revenue code. As a new nonprofit, our organizational capacity to carry out our vision is dependent on the quality of our staff. To meet this challenge, we are looking to hire our first Director of Programs to help take our organization’s mission -- developing youth in their personal, academic, and athletic lives -- the next level. We seek a dynamic individual with fantastic interpersonal skills, vision, and the ability to get things done. As part of our team, you will not only gain access to a well-connected Board of Directors, but most importantly, you will become a part of an organization that is already making a difference in the lives of over 500 Boston-area youth.
POSITION SUMMARY Beat the Streets Boston (BYW) is seeking an experienced Program Manager. The primary responsibilities of the Program Manager is to provide day-to-day management and operation, leadership and support to all Boston Wrestling programs, as well as contribute to the development of strategic plans. They will also oversee a team of interns, with whom they will design marketing and media outreach strategies, website development and event management plans, and new program development opportunities. This will also include the selection and supervision of full time and part time faculty/staff. Together with the Executive Director, the Program Manager will be responsible for the overall management of programming and operations for the entire organization and will report to the Executive Director.
ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Develop and manage the implementation of the Beat the Streets Boston (BYW) academic strategic plan
for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year, which calls for the following key strategic objectives:
1. Ensure the future sustainability of the organization by strengthening its infrastructure,
effectively managing and developing its human resources, and improving its financial
performance alongside the Executive Director.
2. Ensure that the organization's programs and services are aligned with its mission by taking
an inventory of existing programs and services, identifying key program/service outcomes,
measuring program/service effectiveness, and optimizing program/service delivery
3. Define, refine, and communicate the organization's brand by gaining a better
understanding of its position in the marketplace and developing an effective marketing
and communication strategy.
4. Establish a framework to routinely evaluate growth opportunities, developing a growth
strategy based on market needs, organizational resources, and alignment with the
Design cohesive and comprehensive programming that will foster strong, healthy relationships for
coaches and student-athletes, support the educational, social and emotional growth of youth ranging in
age from 12 to 20, and provide personal, leadership, educational, career development for staff members.
Hire, supervise, and evaluate staff/interns and oversee staff/interns ongoing training and professional
development for programming.
Establish and nurture partnerships with school partners and potential school partners
Develop strategic plans for and implement high-level stakeholder engagement with local institutions
(Boston Public Schools, philanthropy community, institutional donors, etc.) in partnership with the
Develop and manage program expansion strategy with the Executive Director
Monitor and manage the program budget
Develop systems and strategic plans for press and community outreach, social media management, and
Monitor the development and management of the bostonwrestling.org website
Develop strategic plans and ensure operational capacity for the planning and management of
Guide research on wrestling benefits and the development of extended learning day curricula for
Market Beat the Streets Boston (BYW) to program participants, donors, and program partners and
provide effective linkages with the community.
Lead the development and improvement of our existing curriculum
Manage the development of a web-based CRM & engagement database for data tracking.
Oversee program administration and day to day leadership of middle school and high school wrestling
programs to provide management guidance, strategies for growth, and operational assistance.
Supervise all Beat the Streets Boston (BYW) program development, administration, and performance
Implement appropriate age specific programming and training to maximize operational effectiveness
and ensure the achievement of strategic programmatic goals and performance benchmarks
Establish and standardize program guidelines; staff the Beat the Streets Boston (BYW) Board Program
& Camp Committees as well as the Coaches Advisory Committees
Research existing and potential feeder systems between elementary, middle, and high school programs to identify the most effective and efficient arrangements in order to achieve Beat the Streets Boston (BYW) performance goals Coordinate and direct expansion strategies in new schools and organizations; lead the school identification process and start up efforts, and help build strategic partnerships in existing and new areas.
REQUIRED VALUES, SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND EXPERIENCE
Values middle-school and high school athletics as a pathway and powerful driver of successful
outcomes for youth -- particularly wrestling!
Values coaching as an educational profession on par with academic instruction in its net effect on
young adult’s self-efficacy and future orientation
Values honesty and integrity as the fabric of all successful social ventures and lives that value
Prior management experience in an educational or school-based athletics setting preferred
Knowledge of and experience building strong relationships within managerial levels of Boston’s
nonprofit, philanthropy, and social enterprise sectors
Experience expanding and scaling educational or athletic programs within urban school systems
Familiarity with professional development and evaluation
Ability to develop and administer Program budgets
Excellent organization skills with the ability to manage multiple and diverse projects simultaneously.
Impeccable written and verbal communication skills with a command of the English language.
Proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite, Google Docs, and familiarity with communications
platforms such as Constant Contact or Mail Chimp, program databases, donor databases, and website
content management systems such as Wordpress.
Working knowledge of how to leverage social media to increase a nonprofit organization's visibility and
enhance its profile.
Bachelor’s degree required or work equivalent
Bi/Multilingual would be beneficial in this role
SALARY & BENEFITS
Competitive Salary based on experience
Beat the Streets Boston (BYW) is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks a diverse pool of qualified
applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation,
gender identity and expression, age, disability, or Vietnam era, or other eligible veteran status, or any other
Please Submit a Resume and Cover Letter to :
Bior Guigni Executive Director Bior@bostonwrestling.org
100 Warren Street
Boston MA 02119
Job Title: Director of Operations and Finance
Job Type: Full Time – Exempt
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Benefits:Health Insurance, Commuter Benefit (Employee Funded: Dental/Vision, Retirement Savings)
Reporting to and in partnership with the Executive Director, the Director of Operations and Finance is responsible for the organization’s finances, human resources, payroll, benefits, and insurance as well as overseeing fundraising, marketing and communications, and program operations. The Director of Operations and Finance will work closely with the Executive Director, Program Director and Board of Directors.
· Responsible for bookkeeping and accounting ensuring that the chart of accounts, general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and year end closing are completed in accordance with GAAP.
· Lead the executive team through the development of the annual budget and produce, analyze, and present variance and forecasting reports throughout the year.
· Produce financial reports for the staff, board, and funders including financial statements.
· Coordinate the annual audit and tax filings working with the independent auditors and accountants and serve on the Finance and Audit board committees.
· Oversee all employee on-boarding paperwork, maintain personnel records, and process semi-monthly payroll.
· Administer benefits for eligible employees including insurance, commuter, and retirement savings.
· Ensure compliance with federal, state, and local financial, tax reporting and regulatory requirements.
· Supervise the Support Services Team including the Development Coordinator, Marketing Coordinator, Delivery Coordinator, and part-time office assistant.
o Collaborate to develop annual fundraising and communications plans.
o Set goals and K.P.I.s for direct reports.
o Meet regularly with team and individuals to set priorities and provide feedback.
o Conduct performance reviews.
· Lead collaboration on event planning for staff and fundraising events including the staff retreat and annual benefit.
· Assist with coordinating staff and program travel and event logistics and review and approve travel reports.
· Oversee and monitor insurances to ensure proper coverage based on current operations.
· Manage vendor relationships, negotiations, and payments including auditor, bookkeeper, sublandlord, and IT.
· Implement new policies, procedures, and systems to improve workflow.
· Supervision of four direct reports.
· Manage special projects as needed.
· *The company reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
· Bachelor’s Degree
· Five plus years of relevant experience
· Understanding of GAAP
· Proficient in Microsoft Office especially Excel
· QuickBooks and ADP experience preferred
· Ability to manage time and prioritize effectively
· Ability to meet deadlines
· Excellent interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills
· Ability to work effectively with multiple individuals and manage several projects at once
· Commitment to the mission of Beat the Streets
Submit a cover letter, resume, references, and salary requirements to email@example.com with “Director of Operations and Finance” in the subject line.
Goal: Coordinate four Beat The Streets Cleveland wrestling and mentoring programs in Cleveland Public Schools during Spring of 2020 to positively alter life's trajectory for 125 youth.
● Recruit coaches, mentors, and volunteers to fully staff four school programs
● Train and maintain certification documentation for all coaches & volunteers
● Recruit 125 participants across the four schools by coordinating gym class takeovers, communicating with parents, utilizing volunteer support and using school partnerships.
● Collect before and after program surveys from 90% or more of youth participants
● Provide coaches with clear expectations, training, schedules, performance evaluations, and enforcement of these same standards.
● Implement the designed mentorship and wrestling curriculum at the four school programs
● Work with the Program Director of the Board to improve and expand the program’s vision
● A passion for wrestling and youth development
● College degree (College loans are necessary for tuition reimbursement)
● Available for Up2Us positive coaching training September 6th – 9th in Chicago
● Background check and TB (tubercle bacillus) clearance
● A strong commitment to the Beat the Streets Cleveland mission, vision and coaching philosophy
● Flexible work schedule with heaviest hours in March, April, and May.
Compensation: Up2Us Coach Program $7,770.00 and $3,050 tuition reimbursement ($10,820 total)
To Apply: Send a resume, cover letter and three professional references by 8/18/19 to - firstname.lastname@example.org
Beat the Streets New York is currently accepting applications for a Communications Coordinator. The Communications Coordinator works to develop and implement communication strategies with Beat the Streets’ key constituencies (student-athletes, parents, coaches, alumni, community supporters, funders, prospective funders, and board members).
To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and references to email@example.com with “Communications Coordinator” in the subject line. Position is located in midtown Manhattan.
To view the full job description, please click here.
Summary of Organization
The mission of Beat the Streets Los Angeles is to empower and transform the lives of youth through the sport of wrestling. Since its inception in 2012, Beat the Streets Los Angeles has expanded to over 20 wrestling programs serving over 900 girls and boys from 90 Los Angeles neighborhoods. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Summary of Position
The Director of Operations assists the Program Director and Executive Director in organizing and executing year-round opportunities to inspire mastery of wrestling skills, healthy living, character development and enhanced academic achievement for youth in Los Angeles and surrounding communities. Under the direction of the executive staff, the Director of Operations is accountable for increasing efficiency and effectiveness of the organization.
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Beat the Streets Los Angeles 515 South Figueroa, 16th Floor Los Angeles, California 90071 T: 213-369-7709 www.btsla.org
• Ability to carry out tasks independently and work collaboratively with other staff.
Bilingual in Spanish is preferred.
Experience with social media marketing is a plus.
Hours: Regular business hours and other hours as required for events.
Physical Requirements: Ability to lift 40 pounds and ability to stand for long periods of time. Salary: Commensurate with experience.
Benefits: Medical benefits, retirement plan, vacation days, paid holidays
Contact: Email resume and cover
letter to firstname.lastname@example.org