Soccer Coach (Grades 5-8)

Staff / Full-Time

Fayerweather Street School, Cambridge, MA

Reports to: Director of Extended Day Programs & Intramural Sports Coordinator

Hours: Part-Time; 4-6 hours per week

Rate: 1750-2000 stipend; commensurate with experience


We are seeking a Soccer Coach to lead either our Boys 5th-8th or our Girls 5th-8th soccer teams. The coach will teach soccer fundamentals, encourage teamwork & camaraderie in competition, and foster development in physical fitness and continuous growth in skill. The coach provides the opportunity for a safe, positive and enjoyable experience for student participants.

Successful candidates will have experience working with athletes of varying ability in various age groups, and be passionate about sports as a gateway for improved communication, relationship building, and physical fitness. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion, in all aspects of physical education.

For the right candidate, we would consider hiring one coach to oversee both teams at an increased rate.

Daily Duties

  • Supervise & lead practices. Team meets twice a week to practice.
  • Teach soccer skills, techniques, rules, strategies, and tactics for gameplay
  • Condition players so that they may be prepared for healthy competition
  • Teach & inspire sportsmanship, commitment, work ethic, and cooperation
  • Supervise & coach matches at both home and away games
  • Maintain a safe, welcoming, and friendly environment for all students
  • Observe basic safety procedures, and provide basic first aid when appropriate
  • Manage uniforms, equipment, and facilities
  • Establish & manage behavioral expectations
  • Ensure safe student dismissal to families/guardians
  • Regular check-in meetings with Director of Extended Day & Intramural Sports Coordinator
  • Work with the Director of Extended Day & Intramural Sports Coordinator to maintain accurate and registration and attendance records

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Adaptability, flexibility, and ability to modify programming when necessary
  • Ability to respond efficiently and effectively in an emergency situation
  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment
  • Self-motivated and organized with an intention to detail, commitment, and follow-through
  • Demonstrates strong cultural awareness and responsiveness, as well as experience supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives
  • Values a strong community built upon authentic relationships


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field and previous coaching experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience
  • Candidates must have experience working with school-age children in a sports, childcare, school, or camp setting
  • CPR, First Aid, HEADS UP to Youth Sports certification, or willingness to complete these certifications
  • Prospective employees must pass all necessary background checks
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination (aside from medical & religious exceptions)

Schedule:      Girls: Monday & Thursday 3:15-5:15

Boys: Tuesday & Friday 3:15-5:15

Weekday Game Schedule TBA

Fayerweather Street School Fayerweather Street School has a rich and progressive history of successfully educating students for over 50 years. Fayerweather Street School (FSS) is a co-educational independent day school enrolling approximately 200 students in Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade. Located in the Fresh Pond neighborhood in Cambridge, Fayerweather offers a progressive, hands-on experiential learning environment where the pace of childhood is respected, and where children develop a love of learning, know how they learn best, and have voice and agency in their school community. We help young people develop the knowledge, skills and awareness to flourish in a complex, diverse and increasingly interdependent world. We believe that truly knowing each child is the heart of a great education, and we are committed to building a diverse, welcoming and equitable community in which compassion, humor and respect are woven throughout the curriculum and spirit of the day.

To Apply: Please submit your cover letter and resume to: with the subject: SOCCER COACH. Please be prepared to provide at least two references, and at least one of your references must be, or have been, your direct supervisor.

Fayerweather Street School

Cambridge, MA
Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School
All Gender