Near West Little League
Near West Little League is a non-profit offering summer baseball and softball programming to youth on the Near West Side of Chicago. Near West Little League aims to be an epicenter of community transformation through empowering coaches, athletes and families to be servant-leaders in and around Chicago’s Near West side. The Summer Intern works in collaboration with the League Administrator and Commissioner to execute summer programming from May through August.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Summer Intern serves the needs of players, coaches, and families of Near West Little League.
Prepare for League Activities
Set up and clean up all fields before/after games and practices
Provide coaches with gear bags for all activities
Offer umpiring support, as needed
Communicate scheduling changes to coaches, with support of Commissioner
Support Players and Coaches
Run practice sessions with individual players during afternoons (June-August)
Staff League batting cage and ensure safety protocol is enforced
Communicate coaches’ needs to Commissioner and Administrator
Gather additional uniforms, gear, or equipment as requested by coaches
Transport players as needed in van and ensure van is kept clean at all times
Track and Organize Inventory
Track distribution of gear to each team throughout the season
Restock and inventory first aid kits for all teams
Keep detailed records of player uniform inventory and distribution
Ensure gear storage areas remain organized, well-stocked, inventoried, and locked
Administration and Communication
Communicate with Safety Officer about weather and needs for cancelling/delaying NWLL activities
Provide support and oversight to coaches in using GameChanger for scoring
Communicate and offer support to Administrator and Commissioner as needed
Maintain a weekly task list and submit weekly reports to Board of Directors
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Ability to manage multiple priorities and projects and meet deadlines
Ability to work collaboratively with other staff members, coaches, families, and players
Ability to work with, and display, sensitivity to groups and people of diverse races, ethnicities, cultures, and socioeconomic levels
Effective problem-solving skills
Self-discipline and high motivation
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Some past coaching experience
At least 5 years experience playing baseball or softball
A valid driver’s license
Must be able to speak, read, and write English with high proficiency. Spanish speaking a plus.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS
None are required. Umpiring certification is a plus.
This role can be very physically demanding. Must be capable of working long hours, remaining active for extended periods of time, and carrying heavy loads.
Work environment is almost exclusively outdoors and involves regular exposure to weather during organizational activities. Must be available to work into the evenings and on weekends.
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