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Become a Team Leader with SWB

Team Leader Position:

Total immersion. Authentic collaboration. Universal language. Just a few phrases that describe the Team Leader experience in Granada, Nicaragua and Kampala, Uganda. Team Leaders play a vital role in the the day-to-day operation of these SWB Core Programs, learning, teaching, and creating much-needed opportunities for young people to play and learn.   The universal language of soccer provides the perfect platform to engage youth and the community, forging meaningful cross-cultural relationships and allowing for authentic collaboration with local staff and partners.

Team Leaders' responsibilities are a full-time commitment for one year. The positions are unpaid, but costs associated with travel and living can be met through fundraising efforts.

Granada, Nicaragua Team Leader- Team Leaders in Nicaragua work with girls ages 7-16 in the city of Granada.  We are seeking Team Leaders to join us in Nicaragua from June 2014-June 2015. Applications are now closed! 

Kampala, Uganda Team LeaderTeam Leaders in Uganda work with boys and girls ages 5-20 in both the city of Kampala and the town of Ndejje. We are seeking Team Leaders to join us in Uganda from June 2014-June 2015. Applications are now closed.


Where are they now? 

Your Team Leader experience is great preparation for a wide range of career paths, including Sports-Based Youth Development, Social Work, College and Club Coaching, Community Development, Public Health, Medicine, Education, and more.

A sample of positions held by past Team Leaders:

Program Coordinator, Reasoning Mind

Spanish Teacher and Varsity Soccer Coach; The Holderness School

Academy Director; West Ham United Academy

Medical Student; Harvard Medical School

Training, Go To Market; Reebok

Trip Leader, National Geographic Student Expeditions

Graduate School in Social Work; Columbia University

College Coaching; University of Pennsylvania, Lewis University

Events Coordinator; Soccer Resort

Trip Leader; Global Works International Community Service

Development Assistant; StoryCorps, National Public Radio

Development Associate and Program Director; Soccer Without Borders

Program Development Associate; Soccer Without Borders

Evaluation Associate, Program Coordinator, and Coach; Soccer Without Borders