Soccer Program Assistant Coach

Chicago, IL

Are you interested in coaching youth in a Chicago after-school program? Then our Assistant Coach position is perfect for YOU! 

Position Summary 

Urban Initiatives is hiring Assistant Coaches to support the implementation of their soccer-based social emotional learning program for 1st through 4th grade players in schools across the city for the 2021/2022 school year. This program runs for two, 10-week seasons and sessions are typically three times per week during after school hours. The Assistant Coach dedicates their time to program implementation, and administrative and relationship management assistance. With support from their Head Coach, Assistant Coaches are responsible for maintaining high quality and consistent programming. Orientation takes place on 8/28/21, training on 9/11/21, and the fall season launches on 9/27/21. 

Urban Initiatives Summary

Founded in 2003, Urban Initiatives is a nonprofit organization that runs youth development programs in the Chicago Public Schools (CPS). These programs focus on students’ social and emotional development. Urban Initiatives’ mission is to use the power of sport and play to empower Chicago’s youth to achieve academic success, develop social-emotional skills, and build social capital. Currently, Urban Initiatives serves over 16,000 students in grades K-12 throughout the City of Chicago. 

Principal Responsibilities

  • Participate in Urban Initiatives’ training to learn coaching best practices and program activities

  • Support Head Coach to facilitate program activities and discussions

  • Encourage players to follow safety regulations, demonstrate teamwork, participate in activities, have fun, and learn!

  • Help setup and cleanup program sessions

  • Distribute equipment and materials to players

  • Communicate regularly with your Program Manager

  • Additional duties as needed 


  • Demonstrated desire to play and have fun with youth

  • Demonstrated commitment to attend program sessions with occasional evenings and weekends

  • Ability to work with others to accomplish common goals

  • Current CPR/AED certification (Urban Initiatives will provide if needed) 

  • Fingerprint background check clearance and freedom from tuberculosis test required Urban Initiatives will provide


Assistant Coaches receive hourly compensation of $17/hour for their role. Opportunity for bi-annual performance-based bonus of $250 contingent on exceeding seasonal program standards. 

How to Apply 

Apply here by no later than August 25th, 2021. 

Urban Initiatives is dedicated to intentionally fostering a climate of purposeful inclusion in our workplace, and candidates of diverse backgrounds and identities are strongly encouraged to apply.  Urban Initiatives is an Equal Opportunity employer. Personnel are chosen on the basis of ability without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. This is in accordance with federal and state law.