CAREERS - CHANGE LIVES FOR A LIVING
Want to join the STOKED team? It takes a ton of people power to make STOKED run and we’re constantly looking for the next person to help it grow. If you seek a greater purpose in your career, we want to meet you. It turns out doing what you love doesn’t feel so much like work, especially when we’re out on the slopes, in the water and out on the half pipe. Come help us change the world.
Our mission at STOKED is to create a diverse community of fearless youth leaders who develop a love for action sports; acquire a mastery of snowboarding, surfing, and skateboarding skills; and build lifelong relationships with mentors who encourage them to explore various opportunities through the industry. Specifically targeting underrepresented communities in action sports, we inspire BIPOC, immigrants, girls, and LGBTQIA youth from underserved and underrepresented communities to get stoked about themselves, realize their full potential, and help others do the same through action sports. Additionally, we partner with humble for profit and non-profit leaders committed to social justice who want to learn from our fearless youth and STOKED’s 17 years of experience, uplifting them, to activate measurable change on a national level.
PROGRAM MANAGERS // NEW YORK CITY & LOS ANGELES
We’re looking for Program Managers with these attributes:
The role of a STOKED Program Manager is to help build this community of dynamic, resilient, fearless leaders by supporting Coaches. Program Managers are hired as part-time or full-time employees. We are currently looking for TWO full-time Program Managers for our NYC programs and ONE part-time employee for Los Angeles.
Interested candidates must send a resume inclusive of their experiences managing staff and programs, supporting young people, and share which action sport they are involved with. The resume should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: [Last Name] Program Manager Opportunity in [City].
Compensation for the FTE Program Manager ranges between 40K – 55K, with benefits. Part-Time Mangers earn in the range of $25 – $35 per hour. Rates are based on years of experience participating in action sports, teaching youth, managing staff, and credentials and certifications.
ACTION SPORTS COACH // NEW YORK CITY, LOS ANGELES, CHICAGO
We’re looking for coaches with these attributes:
The role of a STOKED Coach is to help build this community of dynamic, resilient, fearless leaders. Coaches lead year-long after school programs 1-2 days per week during which they work with a cohort of 15-20 middle or high school students to build a skateboard deck by hand, or create an action-sports-related social impact brand, as well as introduce students to STOKED and action sports culture. Coaches guide students through community engagement activities, college and career exploration days, and skateboard with students after school. The Coach is the face of STOKED at their school or site, and therefore must uphold and represent STOKED Core Values, as well as be the liaison with school staff and administration. Coaches report to their assigned Program Manager. Coaches have the opportunity to work additional hours on weekends supervising skateboarding, snowboarding, and surfing events. Hourly rate of pay ranges from $20 to $30, depending on professional experience and educational background.
Summary of Key Responsibilities:
Ensure that STOKED Core Values are evident throughout every aspect of programming, events, and activities.
Lead a cohort of 15-20 middle or high school youth through an in-school afterschool and/or weekend program. Meetings occur once to twice weekly for up to 2 hours.
Develop and maintain relationships with students and youth participants to energetically support recruitment, enrollment, retention, and attendance goals.
Support Program Managers in collecting program data (e.g. attendance, enrollment, completion of program projects, etc…), artifacts, and media content.
Participate in staff meeting, inclusive of training, professional development, and culture/community building activities.
Possess and continuously demonstrate a growth mindset, a bias towards action, and receptive to feedback and growth opportunities.
STOKED alumni and volunteers with experience working with, supporting, and celebrating STOKED youth are especially encouraged to apply.
Must be reliable, punctual, and committed to the STOKED Core Values.
An action sports enthusiast with knowledge of the action sports culture and lifestyle is highly desirable
Must be outraged by all forms of discrimination, committed to challenging internal and external bias to create, and maintain a safe environment for all program participants, staff, and volunteers.
Must complete the background clearance process, providing an explanation for any employment gaps or judicial records retrieved.
Hourly RATE: $20 – $30
INTERESTED APPLICANTS SHOULD SUBMIT A RESUME OR A VIDEO INTRODUCING YOURSELF AND YOUR QUALIFICATIONS TO PATRICIA@STOKED.ORG.
At STOKED, we are committed to providing a safe environment where self-expression and uniqueness are celebrated. Come as you are. Equal employment opportunities are provided to all applicants and STOKERS without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. STOKED believes that diversity, inclusion, and representation across our organization (vertically and horizontally) are critical to our success as a national non-profit organization committed to diversifying the action sports industry. At-risk youth from urban communities are also at-promise. We seek to recruit, onboard, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool to promote a sense of safety and belonging for all STOKERS. The ideal candidates will remain a part of the STOKED family, even after winning the lottery.