Program Coordinator (NY, NJ)
Founded over 20 years ago, Kids Kicking Cancer is an evidence-based innovative program that that empowers very sick children beyond the fear, pain, and anger of their disease utilizing modern integrative medicine with traditional martial arts. Our Heroes Circle program allows very sick children with all types of illnesses to be in the center of a circle that inspires and teaches the world how to “breathe in the light and blow out the darkness.” The Heroes Circle is now functioning in over 100 facilities in 7 countries. Our goal is to lower the pain of one million children by 2025.
Kids Kicking Cancer is looking for a qualified individual to lead and build our program in the Tri-State area (New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut), as a full-time Regional Program Coordinator (may consider part-time). The regional coordinator will become a lead martial arts therapist leading classes and one-on-one sessions in hospital, virtual, or other community settings. Additionally, the coordinator manages and coordinates classes at hospitals, within communities, and welcomes new families into our programs. This person is the core contact in the region, planning events, reporting attendance, and managing regional data.
As a KKC trained Martial Arts Therapist you will teach breathing, visualization, and relaxation techniques, in addition to traditional martial arts moves to help empower children and provide them with a sense of power, peace, and purpose. It is important for our martial artists to recognize our program is non-contact and not self-defense oriented. Our Martial Arts Therapists undergo training in the meditative, breathing, and empowerment techniques used in the program, as well as the unique psychosocial needs of working with children and families dealing with illness. The curriculum work is followed by practical application and in-person (or virtual) training in class, hospital, and one-on-one settings.
We are looking for a strong martial artist who is ready to build a powerful and impactful program, they should be organized, pay attention to detail, and be willing to do outreach. A huge plus if you have worked with kids, especially kids with illness or special needs before.
- Black Belt Certified Martial Artist
- Experience teaching martial arts to children
- Training or experience working in pediatric psychosocial support a plus.
- Basic computer skills, use or learn Microsoft systems, and virtual tools
- Ability to work a flexible schedule including nights and weekends.
A Martial Arts Therapist must:
- Provide an empathetic approach to children and families while consistently building trust as a kind and patient teacher
- Utilize problem solving skills and approach challenges with a positive and “can do” attitude
- Be open to new techniques and technologiesand be a team player
- Be comfortable in a medical environment, working with kids and people of all different backgrounds, illness, and abilities
- Demonstrate self-initiative, honesty, and a strong work
- Always hold a professional and respectful manner when interacting with patients, parents, hospital partners and other KKC staff
- Offer flexibility, availability, and sensitivity in meeting the needs of a seriously ill pediatric population
We are looking to hire someone who is based in the New York, New Jersey or Connecticut, preference given to those in NYC and the surrounding area. This position is currently remote but will involve in-person (in-hospital) work when safe to do so.
- Submit your resume or a letter outlining your martial arts experience to firstname.lastname@example.org Subject line: Program Coordinator
- Or apply below