Extended Day Chess Instructor

Job Type

Part Time

Published

08/09/2018

Address

Highbridge Green School
200 West 167th Street
Bronx
New York
10452
United States

Description

Title:                   Extended Day Chess Instructor               

Location:         The Highbridge Green School, 200 W. 167th Street Bronx NY 10452           

Reports to:       Coordinator of Education and Youth Development- MS ExTRA Program Director                


The Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation (WHEDco) is a community development organization founded on the radically simple idea that all people deserve healthy, vibrant communities. We build award-winning, sustainable, affordable homes – but our work is not over when our buildings are complete. WHEDco believes that to be successful, affordable housing must be anchored in strong communities that residents can be proud of. WHEDco’s mission is to give the South Bronx access to all the resources that create thriving neighborhoods – from high-quality early education and after-school programs, to fresh, healthy food, cultural programming, and economic opportunity. See www.whedco.org for more information.


WHEDco affords all qualified applicants equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of gender, race, creed (religion), color, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, age, disability, predisposing genetic characteristic, marital status or domestic violence victim status, or any other category protected by law. WHEDco follows the requirements of the New York Human Rights Law with regard to non-discrimination on the basis of prior criminal conviction and prior arrest. EEO/AA.


Job Summary: In collaboration with the Program Director, school Principal and other key stakeholders, the Chess Instructor will lead the planning, development, and implementation of the chess program of the WHEDco MS ExTRA Extended School Day Program at The Highbridge Green School with special attention to activities that will promote discipline, critical thinking and social competencies.


Responsibilities:

  • Design, develop and implement an after school chess program for students in grades 6 through 8, offering participants opportunities to develop an interest in and strive for mastery of the art form;
  • Teach students the rules and etiquette of chess playing;
  • Plan, lead and encourage participation in activities that foster critical thinking and skill development;
  • Lead, supervise and provide guidance to program participants in that elective four (4) times per week with an estimated 12 hours per week of combined teaching and planning time;
  • Create lesson plan; select necessary supplies;

  • Attend all required staff/planning meetings;
  • Take on special assignments which pertain to the goals and objectives of the MS ExTRA program;
  • Maintain Observation and Incidents logs for group;
  • Assist students with homework during scheduled homework period;


Qualifications:

  • Minimum two years’ professional experience working with children in a classroom, after school, or community based environment leading/organizing activities. Substantial volunteer work will be considered;
  • Demonstrated interest in the field of education, child development or literacy preferred;
  • Familiarity with literacy and whole language teaching methodology desirable;
  • Enjoys working middle school aged children;
  • Able to work late afternoons and/or evenings;
  • Well organized, able to work both independently and collaboratively;
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus;
  • Current, active college enrollment or college degree preferred;
  • Previous work experience in low-income communities preferred.

Competitive pay rate based on experience. This is a part-time, hourly position. 

                                                     

To respond, send a cover letter and resume to one of the following:


Email: (Please Include your name and “Chess Instructor” in the subject line.)


Mail: WHEDco, 50 East 168th Street, Bronx, NY 10452

Attn: Extended Day Program Director, Highbridge Green School

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

High School

How To Apply

highbridge@whedco.org
http://www.whedco.org

To respond, send a cover letter and resume to one of the following:


Email: (Please Include your name and “Chess Instructor” in the subject line.)


Mail: WHEDco, 50 East 168th Street, Bronx, NY 10452

Attn: Extended Day Program Director, Highbridge Green School


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