Youth Counselor
$100,000 USD/year Pay is set based on global value, not the local market. Most roles = hourly rate x 40 hrs x 50 weeks ($50 USD/hour)

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IMPORTANT NOTE: This is an in-person role located at our Austin, TX campus. Relocation assistance is available.

Are you a former high-level athlete turned motivator, mentor, and life coach? Do you believe in the power of sports to teach life’s greatest lessons — grit, teamwork, leadership, and perseverance? 

At Sports Academy, powered by 2hr Learning, we're not just fostering the next generation of athletes; we're shaping the future leaders, thinkers, and innovators of our world. With a unique educational model that combines mastery learning with athletic excellence, we offer students the unparalleled opportunity to excel academically while dedicating themselves to the sports they love.

At Sports Academy, you won't be just a coach; you'll be a guide — someone who understands that the journey is as important as the destination. Through high-energy kickoffs, personalized problem-solving sessions, and mentorship in navigating life as a student-athlete, you will ignite the spark of lifelong learning and athletic passion in every student. Join us in a mission where your dedication to sports and personal development turns into the guiding light for aspiring young athletes and scholars.

At Sports Academy, we're more than a school; we're a community committed to excellence. If you're ready to make a difference in the lives of young athletes and scholars, fostering an environment where they can excel academically and athletically, we invite you to apply. Together, we can achieve greatness.

What you will be doing

  • Motivating students daily, leading by example to instill a love for learning and an unwavering commitment to athletic and personal growth.
  • Coaching students on problem-solving strategies, providing the tools and mindset needed to tackle academic and life challenges independently.
  • Leading dynamic morning kickoffs to energize and prepare students for the day ahead, creating an atmosphere where motivation and enthusiasm thrive.
  • Mentoring and guiding students through social pressures, fostering a supportive and inclusive community.
  • Directing life skills and sports practice sessions in the afternoons, applying athletic disciplines to develop leadership, teamwork, grit, and perseverance.

What you will NOT be doing

  • Traditional teaching or tutoring; instead, you will coach students on how to learn and solve problems effectively.
  • Sitting on the sidelines; active engagement and participation with students in both academic and athletic pursuits are key.
  • Managing students through a one-size-fits-all approach; personalized mentorship and understanding individual motivational triggers are your tools.

Key responsibilities

Your primary responsibility is to be the driving force behind our students' growth as scholars, athletes, and individuals, ensuring they develop the skills, discipline, and resilience needed to succeed in all aspects of their lives.

Candidate requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree in any subject.
  • Demonstrated excellence in athletics (e.g., Olympian, national/world champion, pro/semi-pro athlete, or D1 collegiate athlete).
  • Strong academic background, showcasing the balance between intellect and physical prowess.
  • Exceptional motivational skills, with a talent for energizing and engaging students.
  • Deep commitment to personal development, with the capacity to mentor students in life skills through the lens of athletic discipline.
  • Available to start work in-person in Austin, TX by July 2024
  • Legal right to work in the US without visa sponsorship

Nice to have

  • Experience in educational settings or youth sports coaching.
  • Background in psychology, education, or a related field that supports mentorship and personal development.
How it works

Applying for a role? Here’s what to expect.

We’ve curated a series of steps that take the guesswork (and cognitive bias) out of recruiting the best person.

Pass Cognitive Aptitude Test.

Pass Cognitive Aptitude Test.

Pass English Proficiency Test.

Pass English Proficiency Test.

Prove Real-World Job Skills.

Prove Real-World Job Skills.

Ace An Interview Or Two.

Ace An Interview Or Two.

Accept Job Offer.

Accept Job Offer.



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