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Play Rugby USA seeks part-time Program Development Manager for Oakland Warthogs Rugby Program:

Play Rugby USA is hiring a part-time Program Manager for the recently merged Oakland Warthogs Rugby Program, Empowered by Play Rugby USA. The candidate will work approximately 20 hours per week throughout the year, to:

    • Develop players to maximize their potential on and off the rugby field;
    • Establish pathways for players to play through to college and beyond;
    • Manage all aspects of the club from schedule, to fields, to facilities;
    • Coach the players, while building and supporting a coaching team;
    • Promote the club to various stakeholders, with a view to building support and sustaining the program.
The Program Manager will report to Anthony Lenos, Program Development Manager for PRUSA in the Bay Area, and will be mentored and supported by Ryan Burke, Founder & President of the Oakland Warthogs RFC.
Candidates are required to have graduated high school (or hold GED) and to have a bachelors degree or 3 years relevant work experience. Other preferred qualifications and experience would include holding a at least a USA Rugby L200 Coaching Certification, 1 year of management experience and knowledge or experience in sports / team management.
Organizational Competencies – Every Play Rugby USA employee must be adept at the

● Driven – Switched On: Commitment to, and passion for, the mission, vision, values and purpose of Play Rugby USA.
● Adaptable – Play What You See: Easily adapts to evolving stakeholder needs, organizational needs, organizational and stakeholder contexts and work priorities. Strives for and creates transparency and predictability, while maintaining a capacity to adjust as needed.
● Persistent – Go Forward: Is not easily deterred by or because of obstacles or challenges. See challenges as opportunities. Quickly recovers and remains strong and unaffected after something challenging occurs.
● Collaborative – Try-Makers: Interacts and engages effectively with colleagues within and across departments. Engages with stakeholders proactively, with tact, support, perspective taking and empathy.
● Ambitious – Get There: Self-directed person who takes appropriate action to influence outcomes and / or drive progress and positive change. Displays energy and enthusiasm in approaching their job. Follows structures to hold themselves and others accountable
● Planning – Game Plan: Sets key personal, professional benchmarks and objectives to strive for and to serve as a road map.
● Reflective – Review your Film: Reflective of actions within the context of their roles operational objectives and professional role development and personal development to ensure alignment toward their personal vision and PRUSA’s vision.

Role-Specific Competencies – These competencies are necessary for this role.
● A passion to assist underserved youth to facilitate positive change in their life.
● Proven experience in a management role, in charge of numerous people and activities.
● Positive attitude, ability to work well with others, can problem solve, be creative and think on your feet.
● Experience working with high school aged students.
● Self-starter, Can-do attitude, proactive manager.
● Proficient communication skills both spoken and written.
● Basic knowledge of Microsoft office as well as basic social media knowledge.
Compensation will be commensurate with experience. It is anticipated this role will be filled in September, 2016.
To apply: please email a cover letter explaining why you would like to take on this opportunity, along with resume by September 2, to [email protected] and copy Ryan Burke [email protected].


About Play Rugby USA: Founded in 2003, Play Rugby USA is achieving its vision of creating “A Better World through Rugby” by providing young people with programs that help them develop a vitality for life, both on and off the rugby field. Play Rugby USA’s mission is “to use the unique power of rugby to inspire and empower youth primarily from underserved communities, to go-forward and realize their true potential. The long-term objectives of the program are for young people to achieve economic success, exhibit healthy habits and be positive influencers in their communities.


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