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The Nittany Valley Sports Centre is now taking applications for the following positions:

Nittany Valley Sports Centre is looking for a full-time Youth Programs Director to build and manage all aspects of the youth programs in our growing sports facility.  Youth Programs include summer camp, in-service day/holiday camps, Lil’ Kickers early childhood soccer program, birthday parties, Tot Spot open play program, and other programs designed for younger children.  The position includes the following responsibilities:

  • Hiring, scheduling, management, and training of all part-time youth programs staff
  • Growth of all existing youth programs and the development of new programs designed to introduce new families to our facility
  • Development of relationships with regional businesses that serve youth and young families in an effort to drive business to our facility
  • Actively selling through multiple channels in an effort to fill all programs to the extent possible
  • Working with the Sales Manager to track revenue and expenses and to optimize the profit from all youth programs
  • Working with the directors of other programs in the facility to develop mutually beneficial events and programs
  • Helping to create an exciting, welcoming, and fun atmosphere for young children and their families

This is a salaried position with a variable schedule that changes based on the time of the year and the activities occurring in the building.  Starting salary will be commensurate with experience and performance bonuses are anticipated.  The applicant must be:

  • Willing and able to work weekends and evenings and be flexible to adjust working times to meet the needs of the facility and the programs they are managing
  • Enthusiastic about being out in the community meeting with people and actively promoting and selling their programs
  • A college graduate with a minimum of three years of full-time working experience, at least some of that experience with children
  • Aggressive and motivated in the pursuit of business growth and personal achievement
  • Able to work with and motivate a younger (high school age) staff
  • Able to pass a background check to qualify to work with children
  • Willing to be a Mandated Reporter
  • Able to start no later than July 31, 2021

This position is critical to the overall structure of our business, as we look for the families served by our youth programs to become long-term customers.  If you are a qualified, flexible team player, please forward a letter of interest and a resume to info@thecentrepa.com no later than July 16, 2021.

Nittany Valley Sports Centre is seeking high energy coaches for Lil’ Kickers soccer program. Soccer experience is not required.

Lil’ Kickers is a child development soccer program. Lil’ Kickers uses games and other age-appropriate activities to help children build physical, intellectual and emotional skills. These animated classes are designed to enhance each child’s growth and overall well-being, resulting in well-rounded and confident children who love to be active.

Lil’ Kickers Instructors lead small groups of children (from age 18 months to 7 years old) through a series of games and activities to help promote their physical and social development. Instructors are responsible for leading classes according to the Lil’ Kickers program as well as helping to create a fun and safe learning environment for each child. Coaches also assist with processing registrations/payments, completing handouts and other information for parents, and other related duties as needed.

Skills

  • High levels of energy and enthusiasm
  • Positive attitude
  • Self-motivated
  • Patience
  • Creativity
  • Ability to communicate well with both children and parents

Qualifications

  • Must be available to work weekend mornings.
  • Experience working with children is preferred.
  • Willingness to obtain clearances to work with children.

To Apply: Send cover letter specifically outlining experience as it relates to this job(s) and a résumé to: mheron@thecentrepa.com ; or, Nittany Valley Sports Centre, 177 Champion Drive, State College, PA  16803.

The Nittany Valley Sports Centre is seeking candidates for a part-time, hourly positions.

Birthday Party Hosts, Sports Enrichment Camp Counselors (In-service Day), Summer Camp Counselors, Date Night Supervisor, Class Instructor for various Youth Sports Programs

Qualifications: 

  • Dependable, energetic, flexible, and creative
  • Must be available to work weeknights and weekends as schedule permits
  • Job functions include:
    • Arriving 15-20 minutes prior to scheduled program times to set up needed equipment to be fully prepared for programming/party etc.
    • Possessing time management skills to ensure programs are beginning/ending on time and following proper rotation schedules to evenly distribute program activities
    • Provide a positive, safe learning environment that encourages participants to have an enjoyable experience
    • Evaluate each child with provided evaluations to ensure the proper progression through the program
    • Provide excellent customer service to participants and parents; communicate class dates, upcoming events, etc.
    • Perform other duties as needed Requirements:
    • Ability to work with others in a group setting
    • Strong leadership skills; comfortable working one on one with children
    • Willingness to obtain all Clearances needed to work with children
    • Previous work with youth activities a plus

To Apply: Send a cover letter specifically outlining experience as it relates to this job(s) and a résumé to: info@thecentrepa.com; or, Nittany Valley Sports Centre, 177 Champion Drive, State College, PA  16803.

The Nittany Valley Sports Centre is seeking candidates for part-time, hourly position.

Are you an outgoing, enthusiastic coach who is sports-focused and enjoys working with kids?

Parisi Speed School at Nittany Valley Sports Centre is looking for motivated performance coaches who enjoy working within an athletic environment while helping youth athletes achieve their health and fitness goals.

The successful applicant must have a friendly, outgoing nature and be proactive in achieving the challenges set for them. They will be passionate and energetic about health and fitness and will be prepared to build and maintain current client base.

The Parisi Speed School is the industry leader in sports performance training and provides an excellent opportunity to empower young athletes to achieve their goals.

Qualifications

  • Nationally accredited personal training certification (preferred)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science/Kinesiology (preferred)
  • Ability to project energy and motivate others
  • Athletic background preferred
  • Must be physically fit and able to perform athletic movements
  • Must enjoy working with children on an individual and group basis
  • Professional image and rapport building skills
  • Possess good time-management and organizational skills
  • Aggressive in pursuit of business and personal advancement
  • Motivated toward continued personal development

Experience:

  • Previous experience working with children
  • Previous experience with personal/group training

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred

Location:

  • Nittany Valley Sports Centre in State College, PA

License:

  • Nationally accredited certification (Preferred)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)

Shifts:

  • Mostly evenings between 5-9pm and Saturday mornings
  • Other shifts as assigned with varying seasons and/or events.

To Apply: Send cover letter specifically outlining experience as it relates to this job(s) and a résumé to: info@thecentrepa.com ; or, Nittany Valley Sports Centre, 177 Champion Drive, State College, PA  16803.

The Nittany Valley Sports Centre is seeking candidates for a part-time, hourly position.

Are you a football fan and interested in becoming an official for our NFL Flag Football season?

Qualifications:

  • 18 and older
  • Football Knowledge
  • Week Night Availability (Game times Wednesday Nights June-July)
  • Ability to read, comprehend and follow specific rules and regulations of the NFL Flag Football League

Location:

  • Nittany Valley Sports Centre in State College, PA

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)

To Apply: Send a cover letter specifically outlining experience as it relates to this job(s) and a résumé to Megan Heron at mheron@thecentrepa.com; or, Nittany Valley Sports Centre, 177 Champion Drive, State College, PA  16803.

Description:
Our Customer Service/ Café Assistant position will be cross-trained to work both the Front Desk area as well as our Courtside Café. Training will be provided for learning our scheduling software, POS system, and appliances in the café.
Qualifications:
Excellent interpersonal skills, good computer skills, enjoy working with the public.
Skills:
  • Greeting customers
  • Answering telephone
  • Setting up facility rooms and equipment
  • Taking and filling food and beverage orders
  • Operating computer point-of-sale and scheduling software
  • Facility upkeep
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends (hours may increase during the facility’s peak periods).

To Apply: Send a cover letter specifically outlining experience as it relates to this job(s) and a résumé to: info@thecentrepa.com; or, Nittany Valley Sports Centre, 177 Champion Drive, State College, PA  16803.

Description: To ensure a second-to-none customer service experience, we need dedicated staff to assist with all aspects of event operations. Under the direction of our Director of Events and General Manager the job duties will include:

· Assistance with event setup and teardown, including volleyball nets, bleachers, tables, chairs, stages, etc.

· Routine food service work at concession stands, including cash/payment handling, preparation of food and beverages, and cleaning and maintenance of equipment and utensils.

· Various customer service tasks including providing guest information, directions, and crowd control.

· Occasional support with parking areas including assisting patrons entering and leaving lots, and collecting parking fees.

· Assistance with cleaning tasks including regular bathroom inspections, sweeping and mopping, trash collection, etc.

· Communication about, and assistance with, customer and participant issues regarding security, safety, and team/participant management.

Requirements for the role:

· Experience in a customer service role

· Attention to detail and desire to help where needed

· Ability to work independently and as a part of a team

· Ability to work on your feet for an extended period-of-time

· Ability to lift up to 50 pounds

· Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

· Ability to work nights and weekends

· A desire to help patrons in a friendly and courteous manner

· Ability to communicate clearly and concisely via radio/walk-talkie

To Apply: Send a cover letter specifically outlining experience as it relates to this job(s) and a résumé to: info@thecentrepa.com; or, Nittany Valley Sports Centre, 177 Champion Drive, State College, PA  16803.

Nittany Valley Sports Centre is looking for a full-time Food Service Director to manage our recently opened Courtside Café.  The Courtside Café includes a small commercial kitchen and multiple service windows configured for flexibility to serve regular weekday traffic, summer camps, and large weekend events.  The position includes the following responsibilities:

  • Hiring, scheduling, management, and training of all part-time café staff
  • Ordering of all food and beverage products
  • Management of the maintenance and upkeep of all kitchen equipment
  • Working with the Sales Manager to track revenue and expenses to optimize profit of all food service activities
  • Updating/revising the menu as warranted

This is a salaried position with variable hours depending upon the time of the year and the activities occurring in the building.  Starting salary will be commensurate with experience and performance bonuses are anticipated.  The applicant must be:

  • Willing and able to work weekends and evenings and be flexible to adjust working times to meet the needs of the facility
  • A high school graduate with a minimum of three years of full-time working experience (work in food service is not required but is a plus)
  • Aggressive and motivated in the pursuit of business growth and personal achievement
  • Available to start no later than July 31, 2021
  • Able to work with and motivate a younger (high school age) staff
  • Able to study for and obtain ServSafe certification within 30 days of start date
  • Able to pass a background check to qualify to work with children

This position is an extremely important part of the overall operations of our facility, and we are looking for a flexible team player to join our growing business.  Please forward a letter of interest and a resume to info@thecentrepa.com no later than July 9, 2021

For more information, please contact us at info@thecentrepa.com with any questions.