Write on Sports is Hiring a Chief Operating Officer

Write on Sports is seeking a motivated, hands-on individual to serve in the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer to oversee its operational, financial and administrative services for its growing group of affiliated programs.

The COO will report to WoS’ Executive Director and initially be responsible for ensuring that effective systems, structures and processes are developed and institutionalized to support WoS’ programs while addressing the challenges and solutions for future growth.  It is anticipated that this role will evolve to include additional responsibilities including fundraising, donor relations, oversight of curriculum, and identification and implementation of new program locations.

Please click here for a full job description and forward to any potentially interested parties.

If you are interested in applying, please direct your application and a cover letter to Shannon Schmitt (shannon@writeonsports.org).

Literacy Landscape Addressed by Write on Sports

Both national and local assessments of middle school students’ writing ability suggest that many students are struggling to develop the kinds of skills they will need to succeed in high school and beyond. While there are many reasons for this, several key aspects have been highlighted by research – students’ lack of motivation, their loss of confidence and a limited amount of time during the school day devoted to writing instruction. Write on Sports directly addresses these three issues by giving students the opportunity to write about topics of their choosing and by providing targeted instruction in small group and individualized settings that helps students finish pieces they are proud of.

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Mission Statement

The middle school years are critical times for students, who must attain valuable skills to determine a future path of academic success and growth and to ensure success on the eighth grade standardized tests. By strengthening communication, perceptual and intellectual proficiencies, the Write on Sports program provides a set of skills that can be applied to academic areas beyond sports writing.