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City of Thornton SPORTS ACADEMY INSTRUCTOR in Thornton, Colorado


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$18.99 - $25.07 Hourly


Thornton, CO

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Parks, Recreation, and Community Programs

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Under direction, plans, organizes, supervises, and teaches fundamental skills and drills in archery, badminton, basketball, fitness classes, lacrosse, soccer, or tennis to boys and girls ages 5-18.


(Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. The list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class.)

Designs and implements drills for practices, workouts and training.

Works independently teaching sport relevant skills to participants of various ability levels. Meets for 60 minutes per age group once or twice per week for eight weeks.

Sets up and takes down equipment as needed (indoors or outdoors depending on the sport).

Monitors participant attendance against rosters to ensure all payments are received. Notifies supervisor and/or students of class cancellations (weather or personal).

Assists supervisor in evaluating the class and making recommendations for improvement.

Ensures all possible safety measures are observed. Identifies and reports any hazards. Responds to emergency situations as required; maintains and forwards accurate accident and incident reports to supervisor.

Provides excellent customer service, including interacting with participants and/or parents to answer questions and resolve problems.

Reports any issues and concerns to supervisor.

Attends trainings and meetings as required.

Complies with City and departmental rules and regulations, policies, and procedures.

May be required to work weekends and holidays.

Performs other duties as assigned.



Requires High School Diploma or GED. Two or more seasons experience as a participant or coach in the specified sport required. Advanced collegiate level experience (playing or coaching), or advanced certifications in the specified sport is strongly preferred. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.

Licensing/Certification Requirements:

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), First Aid, and Concussion Recognition Training certificates, or the ability to obtain all within 30 days of hire.

May need the ability to travel to various locations in a timely manner as the job requires.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of the policies, procedures and goals of the City of Thornton and the department.

Knowledge of the specific sport that is being taught.

Knowledge of coaching the specific sport that is being taught to participants of all abilities.

Knowledge of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid.

Skill in performing Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid activities.

Skill in instructing and demonstrating fundamental sports skills to participants of all abilities.

Ability to deal tactfully and effectively with the public.

Ability to read, interpret and apply operating policies and procedures.

Ability to react quickly and accurately in emergency situations.

Ability to listen well and communicate effectively with the public.

Ability to maintain composure during mentally, physically and emotionally stressful situations.

Physical and Mental Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stoop, kneel, crouch, reach, stand, walk, lift, grasp, feel, talk, hear, and make repetitive motions. This position is mostly light work; exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. The employee is required to have visual acuity to determine the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of the work assigned. The employee is subject to both indoor and outdoor environmental conditions, noise, hazards, and atmospheric conditions.


Examinations may include but are not limited to application screening beyond minimum qualifications; written, oral, practical exercise or any combination thereof or other job related assessment deemed appropriate by Human Resources.

Your application will be used as a screening tool. Completeness and accuracy are important! Any false or untrue statements or material omissions in the application and related paperwork or during the selection process could disqualify you from consideration.

As a condition of employment, the city of Thornton conducts background investigations for all positions which may also include a review of credit report and/or driving record. A drug screen, physical, and/or psychological examination administered by a city-designated provider will be required for pre-determined positions.

The City of Thornton offers employees an outstanding benefits package. Benefit eligibility is based on the status of the position applied for. Benefits offered may include the following depending on the job type/status of the position:

Health Insurance

Dental Insurance

Vision Insurance

Life, Dependent Life & Supplemental Life Insurance Options

Voluntary Accidental Death & Dismemberment Policy

Flexible Spending Plan

Retiree Health Savings Plan

Pension Plan & Deferred Compensation Plans

Short & Long-term Disability Plans

Paid Holidays

Vacation & Sick Leave

Multilingual Incentive Pay

Recreation Pass

Wellness Program - Learn more here (

In-House Training Opportunities

Tuition Reimbursement

Employee Assistance Program