Project coordinator

  • Contract
  • Athens Greece
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Salary: TBD

Yoga and Sports with Refugees

Yoga and Sport With Refugees is looking for a new project coordinator for the teacher team!

Yoga and Sport With Refugees (YSR) was born in October 2017 on the island of Lesvos, Greece, in response to the massive need for healthy safe spaces, the sense of community and a place to work on mental and physical health. In September 2020, we expanded to Athens. Every day, in our gym in Kypseli and outdoor, we offer around 20 different sports activities to approximately 400 people. Our model is unique with over 70 of our past and current coaches coming from a refugee background.

Unfortunately our teacher coordinator in Athens, Aref, is leaving. Therefore, we need a new on the ground coordinator here in Athens to work with Fatemeh and Claude as soon as possible.

The coordinators on the ground share the full project responsibility. Together as a team you decide on organizational matters in the project such as the schedule, activities, volunteers, social media content, events and more. Besides the daily operations, you also work on strategical matters and projects with the wider YSR team. We are offering a position for 0,75 FTE to support our two power women already working on the ground here in Athens.

As the teacher coordinator you are responsible for the full process concerning the teachers: recruitment, onboarding, support and development. You will make sure the team of teachers is diverse and engaged, and feels supported and included.

You will organize team meetings and training, evaluate the needs of the teachers and find solutions to address these needs. Capacity building and skills training is also at the heart of our strategy and you will be involved in strengthening and improving the teacher support and capacity development program, together with the coordinators in other locations, as well as the director.

You will evaluate the teachers needs and capacities in order to find the best developmental strategies and capacity building for the individuals as well as the teachers as a group. This includes organizing training, meetings, team building activities and finding solutions to address individual needs. You will also work on strengthening and improving the teacher support program with the wider YSR team. If you are a people’s person, are organized and love working on individual development, then you are just who we are looking for!

What we offer:

  • the opportunity to operate in a sustainable project and to create sustainable social change!
  • the opportunity to build an amazing team of teachers
  • a position where you support each other through sports
  • be part of YSR team and its amazing community
  • develop your leadership and people’s management skills
  • work in a culturally diverse environment
  • a learning environment where we aim at empowering people. This comes with personalized training opportunities and training with all the coordinators.

Compensation:

  • Accommodation plus 400 euros

What we are looking for:

  • Someone with
    • good listening skills and ability to connect with people
    • good motivational skills
    • flexibility and adaptation to unexpected situation skills
    • interest / passion for sports,
    • Excellent organisational skills
  • Desired experience
    • Capacity building and skills training
    • People’s management
    • Background in the humanitarian field and/or sports
  • an active person who can jump in and teach sports when necessary
  • Ideally, you like to teach sports and can jump in if necessary, and you speak French

Responsibilities:

  • Create an atmosphere of inclusion and meaningful participation for the teachers
  • The recruitment of new teachers
  • The weekly schedule for the activities
  • Focus point for the teachers
  • Organize and plan training
  • Engaging the teachers and assisting in their development
  • Activate and facilitate the inclusion of women at all levels – student, teacher, volunteer
  • Reporting and weekly meetings with the Yoga and Sports team
  • Improving and implementing the teacher capacity development program

How to apply

Interested? Send an email to [email protected] with your CV and motivation


Noting that Closing date is 23-Jul-22