Careers

Start a career with PeacePlayers! PeacePlayers is currently accepting applications for the career opportunities below. To apply, please forward your resume and cover letter to the appropriate email address listed.

 

It is the policy of PeacePlayers to provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals regardless of age, gender, gender identity/expression, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, marital status, physical ability, or any other legally protected basis. PeacePlayers evaluates all candidates on a merit basis.

ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW

Established in 2001, PeacePlayers is a peacebuilding nonprofit organization that uses sport as a vehicle to unite, educate and inspire young people living in divided communities. Based on the premise that “children who play together can learn to live together,” PeacePlayers has become a worldwide leader in the use of sport to build a more peaceful world, reaching more than 75,000 youth in 15 countries.

 

By offering equitable basketball programming, peace education, leadership development and professional training, PeacePlayers challenges the status quo of hatred and fear that grips societies in conflict – making cross-community cooperation desirable and giving young people practical skills to deal with conflict and grow into advocates for peace in their communities. The organization operates year-round programs in the Middle East, South Africa, Northern Ireland, and Cyprus, internationally and Baltimore, MD, Brooklyn, NY, Detroit, MI, Chicago, IL, Los Angeles, CA in the United States. 

 

SUMMARY OF THE POSITION 

PeacePlayers believes that basketball has the power to be a catalyst for change. We achieve this by using the game of basketball to bridge divides, create equitable opportunities, and to develop youth leaders. 

 

The aftermath of redlining is still felt in communities of color in the city of Baltimore today. Studies show that Baltimore has the lowest rate of mobility out of poverty in the country, a statistic tied directly to education as much as it is economic opportunity. Neighborhoods that are less than 50 percent African American receive nearly four times the investment of neighborhoods that are over 85 percent African American. Low-poverty neighborhoods receive one and a half times the investment of high-poverty neighborhoods.

PeacePlayers engages youth within these communities in different quadrants of the city by providing access to sports-based after-school programming led by committed and effective local coaches grounded in leadership development and peace education. Youth develop the skills, attitudes and behaviors that enhance their ability to reduce conflict in positive ways and emerge from the program as leaders uniting the different quadrants of Baltimore. Ultimately, our goal is to create youth-led strategies to bridge societal divides and be the catalyst for institutional and structural change within the city.

 

Our programming consist of:

Summer Camp

PeacePlayers offers an 8-week basketball summer camp for youth ages 10-18. Summer programming is a combination of basketball skills development and experiential learning activities. Summer camp serves as an added enrichment program for youth that allows them to experience the best of our basketball and leadership programming

 

Peace League

Peace League is an after-school leadership through sports program serving youth ages 8-13. Peace League creates a safe space for youth to have fun and build friendships with peers across community divides, as well as opportunities to access positive, caring role models in their coaches. Peace League is offered in the Fall (September through December) and Spring (February through June). Sessions, which take place 1-2 times a week, include a combination of leadership workshops and basketball drills. Cities also host Twinning events that bring together youth in the Peace League program.

 

We are looking for two passionate Youth Development Basketball Coaches to support our programming needs as we return to play this 2021 -2022 academic school year. As a PeacePlayers coach, you will help create fun, on the court experiences for Baltimore youth. You will also join a global community of coaches who are passionate about the power of sport to break down barriers and to unite communities all over the world.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Key responsibilities and specific duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Build relationships with youth, school representatives and other community stakeholders
  • Represent PeacePlayers in a positive and professional manner at all times
  • Assist PeacePlayers Program Manager in planning, organizing & execution of all summer camp & fall programming activities 
  • Lead basketball sessions at select parks & gyms in East & West Baltimore 
  • Coaches are expected to arrive 30 minutes before camp sessions begin 
  • Available to attend onboarding sessions (TBA)
  • Available to attend all virtual meetings, yearly trainings, and coaches summits
  • Available to support some evening and weekend sessions as necessary 
  • Other duties as specified by PeacePlayers Baltimore Program Manager 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Passion for the PeacePlayers mission 
  • Demonstrated passion for using sport as a tool for social change
  • Knowledge of and/or experience in sports-based youth development philosophy
  • Personal sporting experience at the high school or collegiate level preferred
  • You are not afraid to roll up your sleeves and you pride yourself on being a team player 

 

The Youth Development Basketball Coach position is a part-time position for approx. 12-16 hours per week. Compensation for this position is $16-$20 per hour 

 

The Youth Development Basketball Coach position will be based in Baltimore, Maryland 

 

To apply for this position, please email a resume to cnwagbo@peaceplayers.org the subject header “Youth Development Basketball Coach – Baltimore” 

 

It is the policy of PeacePlayers to provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals regardless of age, gender, gender identity/expression, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, marital status, physical ability, or any other legally protected basis. PeacePlayers evaluates all candidates on a merit basis.

ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW

 

Established in 2001, PeacePlayers is a peacebuilding nonprofit organization that uses sport as a vehicle to unite, educate and inspire young people living in divided communities around the world. Based on the premise that “children who play together can learn to live together,” PeacePlayers has become a worldwide leader in the use of sport to build a more peaceful world, reaching more than 75,000 youth in 15 countries.

By offering equitable basketball programming, peace education, leadership development and professional training, PeacePlayers challenges the status quo of hatred and fear that grips societies in conflict – making cross-community cooperation desirable and giving young people practical skills to deal with conflict and grow into ambassadors for peace in their communities. The organization operates year-round programs in the Middle East, South Africa, Northern Ireland and Cyprus, internationally and Baltimore, MD, Brooklyn, NY, Chicago, IL, Detroit, MI and Los Angeles, CA in the United States.

  

SUMMARY OF THE POSITION 

 

In January of 2017, PeacePlayers launched a new partnership with Nike to bring PeacePlayers proven model of uniting communities through sport to the U.S.  This partnership will help mobilize young people across the United States who will show that if you can play together, you can live together.

PeacePlayers Baltimore will be bringing on interns to directly support the Project Coordinator and coaches as they run sport-based community programming in Baltimore. The interns will work approximately 15-20 hours per week and report directly to the PeacePlayers Baltimore Project Coordinator. 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES 

 

Key responsibilities and specific duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist with the implementation of all Baltimore programming; including weekly leadership and basketball sessions, peace education sessions, community service projects, virtual learning, partnership meetings, and field trips etc.
  • Assist with the development of weekly life skills curriculum sessions as well as the development of innovative & creative online virtual curriculum.  
  • Assist with the recruiting and retention of PeacePlayers participants. 
  • Support implementation of neighborhood and city-based events.
  • Assist with the coordination of trainings and workshops for the local network.
  • Collect necessary data, testimonials and other information to assess project success. 
  • Participate in training sessions on topics such as Sports Based Youth Development, How to Build Great Teams and Leaning Into Our Core Values.
  • Maintain good attendance and punctuality.
  • Other duties as assigned.
 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Currently enrolled in an accredited college or university pursuing a degree in a field that focuses on youth development, psychology or sports management.
  • Clear understanding of how sports and recreation can be used to teach life skills and create social change.
  • Interest in obtaining knowledge of and/or experience in sport-based youth development philosophy.
  • Personal athletic experience at the high school or collegiate level (preferred).
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to deliver clear and effective messages to a variety of partners.
  • Ability to work independently and effectively.
  • Passion for basketball and conflict resolution (preferred).
 

 GOALS FOR INTERNS AFTER COMPLETION OF INTERNSHIP

  • Master technical skills that are essential in creating, planning and facilitating youth development programming.
  • Gain essential background knowledge in youth development and sports management from a planning and implementation perspective. 
  • Build a network of contacts in the sports industry.
  • Learn some of the barriers and obstacles of working with youth and how to overcome them.
  • Learn how to develop curriculum that aligns with an organization’s mission.
 

To apply for this internship position, please email a resume and cover letter to Chineze Nwagbo at cnwagbo@peaceplayers.org with the subject header “Project Coordinator Internship- Baltimore.” 

Position Title: AmeriCorps Up2Us Coach

Name of Supervisor: Chineze Nwagbo

City/State: Baltimore, MD

Type of Position: Part-Time

Term Length: 900 Hours Over 1 Year

 

The Up2Us Sports AmeriCorps VISTA program aims to build the capacity of Up2Us Sports member organizations who run high-quality sports-based youth development programming in under-served communities. We are looking for an AmeriCorps Up2Us Coach to join us in our grassroots peacebuilding and youth development through basketball work in Baltimore. As an AmeriCorps Up2Us Coach at PeacePlayers Baltimore, you will help build out sports-based community programming for elementary, middle, and high school youth. You will also become a part of a global community of people who are passionate about the power of sports to unite communities all over the world. 

 

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION: 

PeacePlayers launched in 2001 with the belief that if youth could learn to play together, they could learn to live together. Our mission is to unite communities in conflict through sports; particularly the game of basketball. Nearly 20 years later, we operate five programs globally in Cyprus, South Africa, Northern Ireland, the Middle East and the United States. In 2017, PeacePlayers partnered with Nike to launch programming in the U.S. where we currently operate in Baltimore, MD; Brooklyn, NY; Chicago, IL; Detroit, MI; and Los Angeles, CA.

 

In the U.S., historical divides driven by who you are (race/cultural background) and where you are from (geography) have created an inequitable society. Baltimore has struggled to provide a sustainable path to success for its residents for decades. The drug epidemic coupled with other negative influences have contributed to disengaged communities on the East and West side of Baltimore. In addition, economic development often happens around but not within underserved communities contributing to limited quality resources for many youth and their families to reach their highest potential.

 

Through participation in PeacePlayers programs, youth develop  the skills, attitudes and behaviors that enhance their ability to reduce conflict and find their voice as leaders. 

 

As an AmeriCorps Up2Us Coach at PeacePlayers Baltimore, you will support our efforts to run sports-based community programming in Baltimore by: 

 

PROGRAMS:

  • Supporting the Peace League (elementary/middle school age) and Leadership Development Program (high school age) through coaching and curriculum development
  • Plan and assist in facilitating workshops & events
  • Support with recruiting new PeacePlayers participants

 

MONITOR & EVALUATION  

  • Work with Monitor and Evaluation Specialist to develop systems to ensure effective and efficient data capture
  • Ensure weekly attendance data is captured by coaches and entered into PeacePlayers Baltimore attendance database 
  • Support in PeacePlayers annual survey of Peace League and LDP youth 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • Passion for the PeacePlayers mission 
  • Demonstrated passion for using sport as a tool for social change
  • Knowledge of and/or experience in sport-based youth development philosophy
  • Personal athletic experience at the high school or collegiate level (preferred)
  • A love for the game of basketball and belief in the power of sport to educate and empower youth 
  • Comfortable with working in fast-paced environments as a team player with a positive attitude
  • A vehement passion for coaching, building relationships with youth, partners, and stakeholders 

 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or legal permanent resident alien of the United States
  • Pass all necessary Federal and State background checks
  • Must have, or be working toward, a High School diploma, GED or it’s equivalent
  • Ability to commit to the required hours of Up2Us Coach service (900 over 1 year)

 

COMPENSATION/BENEFITS

  • At the completion of your year of service, you will receive either an Education award ($7,700) or an end-of-service stipend ($2,960)
  • VISTAs receive on-the-job training as well as take part in PeacePlayers and Up2Us Sports training and professional development
  • Sports-Based Youth Development Certification
  • 10 personal days and 10 sick days in addition to organizational holidays, and may be eligible for relocation allowance and student loan forbearance

To apply for this position, send a resume and cover letter to Chineze Nwagbo (cnwagbo@peaceplayers.org) with “PeacePlayers Baltimore – AmeriCorps Up2Us Coach” in the subject line. Application for this position closes on December 11th, 2020.

ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW

Established in 2001, PeacePlayers is a peacebuilding nonprofit organization that uses sport as a vehicle to unite, educate and inspire young people living in divided communities. Based on the premise that “children who play together can learn to live together,” PeacePlayers has become a worldwide leader in the use of sport to build a more peaceful world, reaching more than 75,000 youth in 15 countries. 

 

By offering equitable basketball programming, peace education, leadership development and professional training, PeacePlayers challenges the status quo of hatred and fear that grips societies in conflict – making cross-community cooperation desirable and giving young people practical skills to deal with conflict and grow into advocates for peace in their communities. The organization operates year-round programs in the Middle East, South Africa, Northern Ireland and Cyprus, internationally and Baltimore, MD, Brooklyn, NY, Detroit, MI, Chicago, IL, Los Angeles, CA in the United States.

 

SUMMARY OF THE POSITION 

PeacePlayers believes that basketball has the power to be a catalyst for change. We achieve this by using the game of basketball to bridge divides, create equitable opportunities, and to develop youth leaders. 

In Brooklyn, PeacePlayers works in Brownsville, a community with so much potential yet experiences systemic inequities that affect the life outcomes of youth. Due to gun and gang violence, many Brownsville youth do not feel safe in housing developments where they do not reside. These divides also create barriers for Brownsville youth, limiting their ability to fully access resources to pursue their highest potential. 

 

PeacePlayers Brooklyn aims to bridge the divide in Brownsville by creating safe spaces through the game of basketball for young people to build relationships and become leaders and advocates for their community. Since launching in 2017, PeacePlayers Brooklyn has reached over 350 youth, creating a supportive environment for them to develop as a network of young leaders. 

 

We are looking for passionate Youth Development Basketball Coaches to support our programming needs as we return to play this school year. As a PeacePlayers coach, you will help create fun, on the court experiences for Brownsville youth. You will also join a global community of coaches who are passionate about the power of sport to break down barriers and to unite communities all over the world. 

 

PeacePlayers programs are offered on a year-round basis that includes three seasons — Fall, Spring, and Summer. Programming takes place during after school hours (between 3pm and 8pm) and on some weekends.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

Key responsibilities and specific duties include, but are not limited to: 

  • Build relationships with youth, school representatives and other community stakeholders
    ● Represent PeacePlayers in a positive and professional manner at all times
    ● Assist PeacePlayers Program Manager in the planning and delivery of PeacePlayers Boys & Girls
    Leadership Development Program
    ● Support co-coaches on leading basketball sessions, facilitating leadership workshops on
    PeacePlayers core values curriculum
    ● Coaches are expected to arrive 15 minutes before sessions begin
    ● Available to support some evening and weekend sessions as necessary
    ● Other duties as specified by PeacePlayers Brooklyn leadership 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Passion for the PeacePlayers mission
    ● Demonstrated passion for using sport as a tool for social change
    ● Knowledge of and/or experience in sports-based youth development philosophy
    ● Personal sporting experience at the high school or collegiate level preferred
    ● You are not afraid to roll up your sleeves and you pride yourself on being a teamplayer
 

The Youth Development Basketball Coach position is a part-time position for approx. 10-12 hours per week. Compensation for this position is negotiable.

The Youth Development Basketball Coach position will be based in Brooklyn, New York

To apply for this position, please email a resume to apply@peaceplayers.org with the subject header “Youth Development Basketball Coach – BK”

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

 

It is the policy of PeacePlayers to provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals regardless of age, gender, gender identity/expression, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, marital status, physical ability, or any other legally protected basis. PeacePlayers evaluates all candidates on a merit basis.

ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW

Established in 2001, PeacePlayers is a peacebuilding nonprofit organization that uses sport as a vehicle to unite, educate and inspire young people living in divided communities. Based on the premise that “children who play together can learn to live together,” PeacePlayers has become a worldwide leader in the use of sport to build a more peaceful world, reaching more than 75,000 youth in 15 countries. By offering equitable basketball programming, peace education, leadership development and professional training, PeacePlayers challenges the status quo of hatred and fear that grips societies in conflict – making cross-community cooperation desirable and giving young people practical skills to deal with conflict and grow into advocates for peace in their communities. The organization operates year-round programs in the Middle East, South Africa, Northern Ireland and Cyprus, internationally and Baltimore, MD, Brooklyn, NY, Detroit, MI, Chicago, IL, Los Angeles, CA in the United States.

 

SUMMARY OF THE POSITION

PeacePlayers believes that basketball has the power to be a catalyst for change. We achieve this by using the game of basketball to bridge divides, create equitable opportunities, and to develop youth leaders. In Los Angeles, PeacePlayers works in South LA and Watts, a community with so much potential yet experiences systemic inequities that affect the life outcomes of youth. PeacePlayers youth develop their personal skills, potential, and their talents to become leaders in LA. PeacePlayers LA creates a culture of teamwork, belonging, and peer-to-peer support with the aim to impact young people starting with how they see themselves and their role in their community and in the world. Through PeacePlayers’ Leadership Pipeline Model, we engage youth long-term, constituting a reliable and trustworthy presence in their lives as they move from childhood to adulthood, adapting our program to the changing needs of youth as they grow. This fall, PeacePlayers is offering a 6-week Program in the South Los Angeles community. We are looking for passionate Youth Development Basketball Coaches to support our programming needs as we return to play this academic year. As a PeacePlayers coach, you will help create fun, on the court experiences for our PeacePlayers youth. You will also join a global community of coaches who are passionate about the power of sport to break down barriers and to unite communities all over the world.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Key responsibilities and specific duties include, but are not limited to:
● Build relationships with youth, school representatives and other community stakeholders
● Represent PeacePlayers in a positive and professional manner at all times
● Assist PeacePlayers Program Coordinators in planning and organizing all activities
● Lead basketball sessions at select locations in South Los Angeles
● Coaches are expected to arrive 30 minutes before camp sessions begin
● Available to attend onboarding session on August 2021
● Available to support some evening and weekend sessions as necessary
● Other duties as specified by PeacePlayers Los Angeles Program Coordinators

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

● Passion for the PeacePlayers mission
● Demonstrated passion for using sport as a tool for social change
● Knowledge of and/or experience in sports-based youth development philosophy
● Personal sporting experience at the high school or collegiate level preferred
● You are not afraid to roll up your sleeves and you pride yourself on being a teamplayer

 

The Youth Development Basketball Coach position is a part-time position for approx. 12-16 hours per week. Compensation for this position is $20 per hour.


The Youth Development Basketball Coach position will be based in Los Angeles, CA

To apply for this position, please email a resume to eunrau@peaceplayers.org with the subject header “Youth Development Basketball Coach – LA”

 

It is the policy of PeacePlayers to provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals
regardless of age, gender, gender identity/expression, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, marital
status, physical ability, or any other legally protected basis. PeacePlayers evaluates all candidates
on a merit basis.

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