Trinity Boston Connects

Requisition ID
# of Openings
Youth Engagement & Employment
Back Bay
Posted Date
11/29/2021 12:32:00 PM
Post End Date
12/12/2021 11:59:00 PM
Position Type
Temporary Part-Time


Sole Train: Boston Runs Together is a free community-building and mentoring program that uses running as a vehicle for setting and achieving seemingly impossible goals. As a supportive community of caring adults and peers, Sole Train champions young people as they realize their capacity for greatness. Students (Young Soles), grades 5-8, and adult volunteers (Old Soles) at Boston area public schools and community centers practice at their site 1-2 times a week and participate in community building events and races, leading up to Sole Train’s culminating goal: Boston’s Run to Remember, a 5 mile or half marathon race, that takes place Memorial Day Weekend.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Depending on their matching site(s) and individual areas of growth and interests, MS responsibilities are approximately split between on-site (80%) and off-site (20%) activities, including but not limited to the following: On-site MS are expected to attend and in cooperation with Host Site Coordinators (HSC): lead weekly in-person and virtual practices, facilitate opening/closing circle, take attendance, and encourage all YS and OS during and after practice time. MS also support the team by helping with site community building; as well as planning, executing, and leading events. MS are a consistent positive presence (woo captains!) who reach out to each YS to build strong trusting relationships and celebrate growth every step of the way. They also aid in administrative tasks such as: registration, gear size collection and distribution, recruitment efforts for both YS and site-based OS, event support, and survey completion. Off-site MS are particularly well positioned to capture and share the Sole Train experience by: contributing to the ST newsletter (writing, video, pictures, quotes, etc.), contributing to ST social media, creating content with the TBC development team including, but not limited to, our yearly fundraiser Bostonians For Youth (BFY), sharing YS/OS and their own feedback throughout the school year, and participating and helping all complete end of year evaluations. They develop recruitment materials and strategies for YS and community-based OS, help prepare and facilitate training for OS, and support the planning, executing, and leading of ST events.

The Ideal Candidate for this Job:

Sole Train Mid Soles (MS) are high school students who are alumni of Sole Train: Boston Runs Together. MS will support Young Soles (YS) and Old Soles (OS) at 1-2 sites. They will attend practices, help with recruitment, attendance. MS commit to being team leaders in word, action, and spirit. They will share the benefits of running while building a safe, welcoming community and cheer each individual on as they grow and thrive.


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