Careers

Make a positive impact on the lives of New York City children and join us in our mission to encourage youth development through sports, movement and play! Here at KinG, we are always looking for passionate professionals who are interested in joining our cause.

About KING: Kids in the Game is dedicated to developing New York City’s youth by providing opportunities through sports and fitness to the schools and communities we serve. Our goal is to develop the next generation of leaders by developing healthy habits, an active lifestyle, and promoting personal growth through play and competition. During the school year, KING is rooted in dozens of schools around New York City, offering recess, after-school, physical education, early drop off fitness, creative movement and sports instruction. In addition, KING operates summer camps, sports clinics (basketball, soccer, volleyball), and special events.

Position Description:

  • The Part-Time After School Coordinator will be positioned at our site in the Bronx (off of Netherland Avenue) He/she has overall accountability for the growth, quality and success of an athletic and creative movement-based program for elementary school children. The primary responsibility of our Coordinators is to manage the day-to-day operations of the KING on-site afterschool program, ensure that standards and guidelines are met and that the program is meeting all contract requirements. Our Coordinators work in conjunction with key school personnel and KING staff to implement the KING core values. He/she fosters an atmosphere of fun and learning where the concept of teamwork, all-inclusiveness and sportsmanship can flourish. Coordinators always conduct themselves in the utmost professional manner and always maintain appropriate boundaries.
  • The KING afterschool program in the Bronx, will offer, on-site, a mixture of sports, creative movement and arts, fitness to elementary and/or Pre-K and Kindergarten children. The Part-Time Site Coordinator will have additional business management and core responsibilities to include:
    • Availability to work Monday – Thursday during after school hours, 2:30 PM – 5 PM in the Bronx
    • Must be flexible as he/she may be called upon to teach fitness and/or sports in the absence of team members
    • Collect and present monthly program reports on key statistics (participants attending, enrolled, financial/budget reports, pre and post surveys for parents).
    • Creating and establishing the brand of KING on-site.
    • Creating and implementing the policies, procedures and protocols of the KING Afterschool Program.
    • If applicable, ensure monthly payments from parents/families have been collected
    • Assisting Program Manager in creating and implementing programmatic goals
    • Attends staff meetings and one on one sessions at our main office to discuss program outcomes.

Essential Job Functions:

Programmatic Oversight

  • Accountable for ensuring KING maintains an emotionally and physically safe environment for all youth.
  • Works with the program staff to develop an appropriate curriculum and plan activities that are consistent with the mission of the KING program and provide opportunities for children to successfully be engaged and participate. This includes establishing a robust program that includes a combination of program activities that (1) provide skill-driven and competitive sports, (2) fitness, and/or (3) creative movement and arts instruction for elementary school children.
  • Works closely with partner school in organizing special and culminating events, including showcases that highlight student achievement and family events
  • Through both formal and informal assessments, the Part Time Site Coordinator will track the progress of the program and provide progress reports to partnering school and Program Manager
  • Weekly supervision meetings with staff
  • Bi-monthly one on one sessions with program management team member(s)
  • Monthly on-site Professional Development and trainings for their on-site team, if applicable
  • Works closely with KING in the development and implementation of innovative and age appropriate curriculums, enrichment activities, and theme based projects taking into consideration the youth’s needs and abilities
  • Responsible for recruitment and supervision of dedicated staff that meet the highest standards of qualifications in being able to carry out the KING mission and goals of the school’s after-school program.
  • Provides site based support, development and recognition for all staff in the program in order to ensure success in the implementation of program objectives.

Relationship and Partnership Management

  • Cultivates and forges positive relations with Principal, Assistant Principals, teachers, and parent coordinators and other key constituents in the community while actively seeking to raise their awareness of our KING program and engage their support in ensuring programmatic quality for the youth we serve.
  • Collaborates with school liaison on program delivery to align KING with the school’s goals in relation to the after school program.
  • Effectively communicates these goals to KING program staff
  • Ability to resolve conflicts and negotiate solutions among staff, parents, community and schools
  • Promotes the program in the school community through flyer distribution, school visits, and attendance at meetings.
  • Creates and distributes program updates via newsletters and external communications, attend outreach events and establish successful communication as the organization’s lead ambassador to their school.
  • Identifies and utilizes community resources, including other schools, universities/colleges and community and local government agencies.
  • Keeps the Program Manager and senior team members informed of pertinent site information, including any challenges in fulfilling responsibilities.

Operations

  • Monitors and ensures all program compliance (i.e. DOH), including but not limited to student registration, ratios, attendance tracking.
  • Manages evaluation and assessment procedures for the program.
  • Ensures timesheets of instructors are accurately completed and submitted to Payroll on time.
  • Maintains accurate records on site (i.e., file box, staff files, program flyers, materials, schedule and curriculum).
  • Assists in tracking all equipment and supplies used by KING.

Required skills:

  • Experience and a passion for working with youth
  • Passion for the KING mission and youth development
  • Entrepreneur spirited person who is reliable, organized and punctual
  • Knowledge of programming in an after school setting
  • Strong leader and team-builder that can work both independently and within a team setting
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with KING and school partners
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills with proven ability to interact with a diverse range of individuals both in person and over the phone, applying tact and discretion as situations demand
  • Must have excellent organizational, time management and follow-up skills
  • Must be able to clearly articulate outcome requirements and provide the necessary and appropriate resources and support for KING Instructors to successfully deliver on objectives
  • Responsible and professional conduct that serves as role model to staff and youth
  • Exhibits strong character traits and exercises patience and creativity while seeking win-win scenarios
  • Ability to set priorities and meet deadlines
  • Must demonstrate ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously
  • Proficiency in Google, Microsoft Excel and Word

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of Associate Degree but Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Prior work experience in overseeing sports and/or movement-based after school programs
  • Supervisory experience
  • Understanding of classroom and behavior management in an after school setting
  • Teaching and after school management experience preferred.
  • Experience with budget management, fiscal planning, and/or Accounts Payable preferred
  • Must pass pre-employment background investigation including but not limited to employment history and criminal background check

Additional Information Needed:

  • Please attach a detailed cover letter indicating the following:
    • your experience and passion for youth development
    • your experience working in an after school and/or youth development environment
    • program ideas and what we can expect to see at our KING site under your leadership
    • your availability during the 2018-2019 school year
    • what do you know about KING and why you are interested in working with us
  • A resume detailing your supervisory and programming experience
  • 3 professional references

To apply for the position, please email your resume and cover letter to people@kidsinthegame.com.

About KING: Kids in the Game is dedicated to developing New York City’s youth by providing opportunities through sports and fitness to the schools and communities we serve. Our goal is to develop the next generation of leaders by developing healthy habits, an active lifestyle, and promoting personal growth through play and competition. During the school year, KING is rooted in dozens of schools around New York City, offering recess, after-school, physical education, early drop off fitness, creative movement and sports instruction. In addition, KING operates summer camps, sports clinics (basketball, soccer, volleyball), and special events.

Position Description:

  • Kids in the Game (KING) is currently looking for Recess Coaches who are dedicated, qualified and experienced and who are looking to get NYC youth fit and healthy through fitness and sports. Our Coaches love coaching and working with youth athletes, ranging from Pre-K to Elementary School (Ages 4 – 12) year olds). Qualified candidates have a background in, recess, coaching, athletics and/or fitness.
  • You must have a minimum of one-year experience coaching and/or working with youth in a recess, sports, afterschool, enrichment or team sports setting.

Position Details:

  • Days and Hours: Must be available from 10 AM – 12 PM, Mondays - Thursdays
  • Location: Recess site is in Bronx/Riverdale NY
  • Team/Class Size: 15-30 students depending on school/organization. Must be comfortable to work both independently and in a team environment
  • Fingerprinting: All Instructors will need to be fingerprinted (DOE/DOH) and will need to go through a background check
  • Trainings: All Instructors will need to attend mandatory trainings prior to the start of the school year and during school year

Role/Responsibilities:

  • Work under the Program Manager and Sr. Program Manager
  • Provide a monthly recess game calendar and monthly reflection reports
  • Manages a group of up to 30 students per recess period
  • Implements strategies to maintain the attention, safety, security and well-being of all students
  • Implements, engages in and plays games with students
  • Manages and organizes games and sports materials/equipment for all activities
  • Attend monthly all staff trainings/ recess trainings
  • Develops strong relationships with students and school staff

Our Core KING Values:

  • We are Committed: Plan and lead small and large group activities for participants during scheduled group times, transitions, or other down times. Get to know the kids, learn their names, be their role model.
  • We are Present: be attentive to the physical, social and emotional needs of the campers assigned to your group. Checking your phone can wait, making a program great for kiddos can’t.
  • We are Positive: Maintain an enthusiastic attitude and serve as a role model. Promote positive and appropriate behavior through speech and action on a daily basis.
  • We are Prepared: dress appropriately, arrive on time, stay until the end of your shift, attend all appropriate staff meetings, and pre camp training/staff orientation to ensure quality standards are upheld.
  • We are Ambassadors: It’s simple, live these core KING values every day and you will be our best ambassador. Be proud of your amazing work with today’s youth and know that this work truly matters. And brag about your job at all family and friend gatherings. Obviously.

Qualifications:

  • MUST BE AVAILABLE TO WORK IN THE BRONX/RIVERDALE from 10 AM – 12 PM, Mondays - Thursdays
  • Bilingual is preferred, but not required.
  • CPR, First Aid and AED certified preferred, but not required
  • 2+ years’ experience working with children
  • Experience coaching/teaching groups of elementary, middle and/or high school children.
  • Customer service and organization skills
  • A passion for teaching and coaching your specialty to youth
  • Ability to coach and design workout and fitness plans based on youth’s skill set
  • Ability to teach the fundamentals within their sport and incorporate leadership, communication and team building lessons
  • Strong group and classroom management skills.
  • Ability to motivate and engage youth through fitness and sports
  • A clear demonstration of success in working with youth in a sports and/or fitness setting

Benefits:

  • Competitive hourly rate. Professional Development. Opportunities for afternoon and weekend hours, and during the summer as a part of the KING Summer Camp team.

To apply for the position, please email your resume and cover letter to people@kidsinthegame.com.

 
About KING: Kids in the Game is dedicated to developing New York City’s youth by providing opportunities through sports and fitness to the schools and communities we serve. Our goal is to develop the next generation of leaders by developing healthy habits, an active lifestyle, and promoting personal growth through play and competition. During the school year, KING is rooted in dozens of schools around New York City, offering recess, after-school, physical education, early drop off fitness, creative movement and sports instruction. In addition, KING operates summer camps, sports clinics (basketball, soccer, volleyball), and special events.

Position Description:

  • Kids in the Game (KING) is currently looking for dedicated, qualified and experienced Youth Fitness and Sports Instructors loves coaching and who are looking to get NYC youth fit and healthy through fitness and sports. Our Coaches love coaching and working with youth athletes, ranging from Elementary to High School (Ages 4 – 16 year olds). Qualified candidates have an athletic and fitness background in either
    • Group Fitness (Zumba, Martial Arts, etc.)
    • Sports (Soccer, Volleyball, Track, Basketball, etc.)
    • Fitness (Exercise Science, Personal Training for Youth, etc.)
  • You must have a minimum of two-years experience coaching and/or working with youth in a sports, afterschool, enrichment or team sports setting. We hope applicants are passionate about running and students of the sport! KING Speed is dedicated to teaching each student-athlete how to be a responsible runner, the importance of recovery and nutrition, teamwork, and sportsmanship.

Position Details:

  • Days and Hours:
    • Teaching sessions are up to 5 times per week/1-3 hours per session, depending on site
    • Teaching sessions can be either in the morning (Recess) or afternoon (After School/Enrichment), based on programming needs and Instructor’s availability
  • Location:
    • Must be flexible and willing to travel. Opportunities take place in the Bronx, Manhattan and Brooklyn
  • Team/Class Size:
    • 15-30 students depending on school/organization
    • Must be comfortable to work both independently and in a team environment
  • Fingerprinting:
    • All Instructors will need to be fingerprinted (DOE/DOH) and will need to go through a background check
  • Trainings:
    • All Instructors will need to attend mandatory trainings prior to the start of the school year and during school year

Our Core KING Values:

  • We are Committed: Plan and lead small and large group activities for participants during scheduled group times, transitions, or other down times. Get to know the kids, learn their names, be their role model.
  • We are Present: be attentive to the physical, social and emotional needs of the campers assigned to your group. Checking your phone can wait, making a program great for kiddos can’t.
  • We are Positive: Maintain an enthusiastic attitude and serve as a role model. Promote positive and appropriate behavior through speech and action on a daily basis.
  • We are Prepared: dress appropriately, arrive on time, stay until the end of your shift, attend all appropriate staff meetings, and pre camp training/staff orientation to ensure quality standards are upheld.
  • We are Ambassadors: It’s simple, live these core KING values every day and you will be our best ambassador. Be proud of your amazing work with today’s youth and know that this work truly matters. And brag about your job at all family and friend gatherings. Obviously.

Qualifications:

  • Bilingual is preferred, but not required.
  • CPR, First Aid and AED certified preferred, but not required
  • 2+ years’ experience working with children
  • Experience coaching/teaching groups of elementary, middle and/or high school children.
  • Customer service and organization skills
  • A passion for teaching and coaching your specialty to youth
  • Ability to coach and design workout and fitness plans based on youth’s skill set
  • Ability to teach the fundamentals within their sport and incorporate leadership, communication and team building lessons
  • Strong group and classroom management skills.
  • Ability to motivate and engage youth through fitness and sports
  • A clear demonstration of success in working with youth in a sports and/or fitness setting

Benefits:

  • Competitive hourly rate. Professional Development. Opportunities for additional hours, including weekends, and during the summer as a part of the KING Summer Camp team.
To apply for the position, please email your resume and cover letter to people@kidsinthegame.com.
 
About KING: Kids in the Game is dedicated to developing New York City’s youth by providing opportunities through sports and fitness to the schools and communities we serve. Our goal is to develop the next generation of leaders by developing healthy habits, an active lifestyle, and promoting personal growth through play and competition. During the school year, KING is rooted in dozens of schools around New York City, offering recess, after-school, physical education, early drop off fitness, and sports instruction. In addition, KING operates summer camps, sports clinics (basketball, soccer, volleyball), and special events.
Position Description: We're currently looking for Youth Development Specialist who are available for the 2018-2019 School Year to teach in our Recess, After School and/or Enrichment programs.
Our Youth Development Specialists Rock! Specialists are responsible for providing support and structure within our education setting, including but not limited to classroom, school-yard and/or gymnasium. They have a passion for helping youth ages 4 to 16 years old, develop socially, emotionally and physically through structured and creative play and learning. They are responsible for creating and enhancing learning opportunities as well as planning, organizing, and implementing age and space appropriate activities and programs for both individuals and groups.

Position Details:

  • Days and Hours:
    • Teaching sessions are up to 5 times per week/1-3 hours per session, depending on site
    • Teaching sessions can be either in the morning (Recess) or afternoon (After School/Enrichment), based on programming needs and Specialist’s availability
  • Location:
    • Must be flexible and willing to travel. Opportunities take place in the Bronx, Manhattan and Brooklyn
  • Team/Class Size:
    • 15-30 students depending on school/organization
    • Must be comfortable to work both independently and in a team environment
  • Fingerprinting:
    • All Instructors will need to be fingerprinted (DOE/DOH) and will need to go through a background check
  • Trainings:
    • All Instructors will need to attend mandatory trainings prior to the start of the school year and during school year

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Ensure that youth are in a safe and nurturing movement environment that encourages creativity, learning and expression
  • Facilitate and engage youth in structured and enriching learning activities that will provide an enjoyable experience for youth, families, the school and communities we serve Teamwork Makes the Dream Work: Work to reduce conflict among participants, create a team-friendly environment with positivity, while establishing and improving team unity and spirit
  • Plan. Plan. Plan: Demonstrate organizational skill, including setting goals for your class, lesson planning, timelines, etc.
  • Adapt teaching methods to meet and support student’s social, emotional and learning needs both in and out of the classroom

Our Core KING Values:

  • We are Committed: Plan and lead small and large group activities for participants during scheduled group times, transitions, or other down times. Get to know the kids, learn their names, be their role model.
  • We are Present: be attentive to the physical, social and emotional needs of the campers assigned to your group. Checking your phone can wait, making a program great for kiddos can’t.
  • We are Positive: Maintain an enthusiastic attitude and serve as a role model. Promote positive and appropriate behavior through speech and action on a daily basis.
  • We are Prepared: dress appropriately, arrive on time, stay until the end of your shift, attend all appropriate staff meetings, and pre camp training/staff orientation to ensure quality standards are upheld.
  • We are Ambassadors: It’s simple, live these core KING values every day and you will be our best ambassador. Be proud of your amazing work with today’s youth and know that this work truly matters. And brag about your job at all family and friend gatherings. Obviously.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bilingual is preferred, but not required.
  • CPR, First Aid and AED certified, preferred
  • 2+ years’ experience working with youth and/or in a youth setting
  • Customer service and organization skills
  • A passion for teaching and engaging youth through thought provoking activities that encourages social and emotional development
  • Ability to design age and space-appropriate lesson plans based on youth’s skill set
  • Ability to structure lessons that incorporate leadership, communication and team building
  • Ability to manage a classroom and/or group independently or within a team environment
  • Strong understanding of behavior management and behavior management tools
  • Ability to communicate effectively and in a timely fashion with participants, families and caregivers, both verbally and non-verbally
  • Ability to solve practical problems in a variety of situations as well as interpret and understand instructions, both written and oral

Benefits:

  • Competitive hourly rate. Professional Development. Opportunities for additional hours, including weekends, and during the summer as a part of the KING Summer Camp team.
To apply for the position, please email your resume and cover letter to people@kidsinthegame.com.
About KING: Kids in the Game is dedicated to developing New York City’s youth by providing opportunities through sports and fitness to the schools and communities we serve. Our goal is to develop the next generation of leaders by developing healthy habits, an active lifestyle, and promoting personal growth through play and competition. During the school year, KING is rooted in dozens of schools around New York City, offering recess, after-school, physical education, early drop off fitness, creative movement and sports instruction. In addition, KING operates summer camps, sports clinics (basketball, soccer, volleyball), and special events.

Position Description:

  • We're currently looking for Youth Dance and Creative Movement Instructors (Various Styles) who are available for the 2018-2019 School Year to teach in our After School and Enrichment programs.
  • Our KING Dance Instructors rock! Dance Instructors are responsible for leading dance classes for Elementary, Middle and/or High School youth ages 4 to 16 years old. They are responsible for planning, organizing, and implementing a suitable range of dance activities and programs for individuals, and groups. In addition, they will be responsible for creating showcases and end of season performances.

Position Details:

  • Days and Hours:
    • Teaching sessions are up to 5 times per week/1-3 hours per session, depending on site
  • Location:
    • Must be flexible and willing to travel. Coaching opportunities take place in the Bronx, Manhattan and Brooklyn
  • Team/Class Size:
    • 15-30 students depending on school/organization
    • Must be comfortable to work both independently and in a team environment
  • Fingerprinting:
    • All Instructors will need to be fingerprinted (DOE/DOH) and will need to go through a background check
  • Trainings:
    • All Instructors will need to attend mandatory trainings prior to the start of the school year and during school year

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Ensure that children are in a safe and nurturing movement environment that encourages creativity and expression
  • Provide an enjoyable experience for youth, while they learn individuality and promote fair play and team work while using Dance as a tool for creative expression
  • Teamwork Makes the Dream Work: Work to reduce conflict among participants, create a team-friendly environment with positivity, while establishing and improving team unity and spirit
  • Plan. Plan. Plan: Demonstrate organizational skill, including setting goals for your class,, lesson planning, timelines
  • Adapt teaching methods to meet students’ needs

Our Core Coaching Principles:

  • We are Committed: Plan and lead small and large group activities for participants during scheduled group times, transitions, or other down times. Get to know the kids, learn their names, be their role model.
  • We are Present: be attentive to the physical, social and emotional needs of the campers assigned to your group. Checking your phone can wait, making a program great for kiddos can’t.
  • We are Positive: Maintain an enthusiastic attitude and serve as a role model. Promote positive and appropriate behavior through speech and action on a daily basis.
  • We are Prepared: dress appropriately, arrive on time, stay until the end of your shift, attend all appropriate staff meetings, and pre camp training/staff orientation to ensure quality standards are upheld.
  • We are Ambassadors: It’s simple, live these core KING values every day and you will be our best ambassador. Be proud of your amazing work with today’s youth and know that this work truly matters. And brag about your job at all family and friend gatherings. Obviously.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bilingual is preferred, but not required.
  • Former college athlete and/or current coach preferred, but not required
  • 2+ years’ experience working with youth and/or in a youth setting
  • Customer service and organization skills
  • A passion for teaching and Dance to youth and ability to motivate and engage through Dance
  • Ability design age and space-appropriate lesson plans based on youth’s skill set
  • Ability to teach the fundamentals within Dance while incorporate leadership, communication and team building lessons
  • Strong group and classroom management skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and in a timely fashion with participants, families and caregivers, both verbally and non-verbally
  • Ability to solve practical problems in a variety of situations. Ability to interpret and understand instructions, both written and oral

Benefits:

  • Competitive hourly rate. Professional Development. Opportunities for additional hours, including weekends, and during the summer as a part of the KING Summer Camp team.
To apply for the position, please email your resume and cover letter to people@kidsinthegame.com.
About KING: Kids in the Game is dedicated to developing New York City’s youth by providing opportunities through sports and fitness to the schools and communities we serve. Our goal is to develop the next generation of leaders by developing healthy habits, an active lifestyle, and promoting personal growth through play and competition. During the school year, KING is rooted in dozens of schools around New York City, offering recess, after-school, physical education, early drop off fitness, and sports instruction. In addition, KING operates summer camps, sports clinics (basketball, soccer, volleyball), and special events.

Position Description/Core Responsibilities:

  • Kids in the Game (KING) is currently looking for dedicated, qualified and experienced coaches who love coaching the game and especially love working with youth athletes, ranging from 1st Grade through High School. Qualified candidates will have a high level of knowledge of the game of basketball, excellent communication skills, and a proven ability to maintain positive relationships with parents. College playing experience is highly recommended but not mandatory.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Help teach & run youth clinics throughout the week.
  • Attend team practices and help head coaches develop practice/game plans to help players improve.
  • Travel on weekends to tournaments within NYC area and potentially in surrounding states.
  • Help promote & market KING Hoops program to other families, coaches, etc

Our Core KING Values:

  • We are Committed: Plan and lead soccer practices. Make sure your and other coaches are motivated and on board. Get to know the kids, learn their names, be their role model.
  • We are Present: Be attentive to the physical, social and emotional needs of the staff and students in your programs. Check in on programs and be there in any time of need.
  • We are Positive: Maintain an enthusiastic attitude and serve as a role model. Promote positive and appropriate behavior through speech and action on a daily basis.
  • We are Prepared: Dress appropriately, arrive on time, attend all appropriate staff meetings, and hold coaching staff meetings, etc to ensure quality standards are upheld.
  • We are Ambassadors: It’s simple, live these core KING values every day and you will be our best ambassador. Be proud of your amazing work with today’s youth and know that this work truly matters.

Required Experience:

  • Played Competitive Basketball
  • Coached Competitive Basketball
  • Worked with youth athletes (1st grade through High School)
  • Excellent Customer Service and Communication skills
  • Excellent Organizational skills

Qualifications:

  • Bilingual is preferred, but not required.
  • Former college athlete and/or current coach preferred, but not required
  • 2+ years’ experience working with children
  • Demonstrated experience leading groups of children with the ability to engage and inspire youth
  • Ability to communicate effectively to senior staff and administrations at schools.
  • Experience interacting with diverse communities

Benefits:

  • Competitive hourly rate or stipend.
To apply for the position, please email your resume and cover letter to people@kidsinthegame.com.
About KING: Kids in the Game is dedicated to developing New York City’s youth by providing opportunities through sports and fitness to the schools and communities we serve. Our goal is to develop the next generation of leaders by developing healthy habits, an active lifestyle, and promoting personal growth through play and competition. During the school year, KING is rooted in dozens of schools around New York City, offering recess, after-school, physical education, early drop off fitness, and sports instruction. In addition, KING operates summer camps, sports clinics (basketball, soccer, volleyball), and special events. During the summer months we trade our whistles for sunglasses and run four day camps across NYC.

Position Description:

  • Kids in the Game is looking for Camp Directors that will lead the summer camp charge to make the 2018 summer the best one ever. Will you be tying shoes, putting on sunscreen, answering a million little one’s questions? Absolutely. But you will also be creating a positive environment for all campers that they will go home bragging about and what is better than that? Nothing.  Most importantly you will be providing a supportive, safe, and fun environment for the youth of New York City to grow and learn while experiencing the non-stop fun of Summer Camp!

Core Responsibility:

  • Your core responsibility is to lead by example for both the campers and the staff. Be someone they look up to, and not just because you are taller than the campers! The Camp Director is responsible for general management of the overall camp. You will be the wearer of many hats... (you can choose the hat style, but know there will be many)!

General Responsibilities:

  • The Before:
    • Attend orientations, prepare a general outline for campsite, formulate camp groups, assign staff to positions, prepare site and conduct staff trainings. Ensure that all program equipment and supplies are ordered, available and properly maintained.
  • The During:
    • Safety First:
      • Recognize, prevent and correct safety hazards; guard the health and safety of all campers and staff. Maintain and enforce all camp safety rules and policies, and ensures that safety equipment is in good order and readily available. Be able to identify camper behavior issues and respond with a plan of action
    • Teamwork Makes the Dream Work:
      • Work to reduce conflict among campers and staff, create a team-friendly environment. Act as a key player in problem solving with staff issues, discipline and parental concerns. Work with Assistant Director's to hold staff events throughout the summer and create weekly staff incentives to keep up moral
    • Plan, Plan, Plan:
      • Demonstrate organizational skills and have a plan. Plan for the known and have a plan for the unknown. Structure and coordinate pre-summer and ongoing training for all staff
    • Play (almost) All Day:
      • Plan and execute the activities in coordination with the program staff and supervisors. Empower the camp staff team to deliver and supervise all-camp activities and camp functions.
    • Create that Paper Trail:
      • Responsible for keeping staff personnel files up-to-date and ensuring that staff certifications are valid and on site at all times. Ensure that all necessary forms are in place before a child enters any program, including up-to-date physicals, immunization records, registration packets, waivers, etc. with the Assistant Director. Responsible for daily enrollment and accurate attendance records for staff and campers.
    • Communication makes the world go ground:
      • Communicate with parents and staff on curriculum and special events of each program. Notify parents/ guardians of children about session dates, camp trips, theme days and schedule changes well in advance. Make yourself available to parents for questions, concerns and praises (sometimes parents praise right?)!
  • ***Loose Ball Rule: Team player; performs other duties as assigned

Our Core Coaching Values (Summer Camp Style):

  • We are Committed: Engage in all camp activities with the campers. Plan and lead small and large group activities for campers during scheduled group times, transitions, or other down times. Get to know the kids, learn their names, be their role model.
  • We are Present: Be attentive to the physical, social and emotional needs of the campers assigned to your group. Checking your phone can wait, making camp great for kiddos can’t.
  • We are Positive: Maintain an enthusiastic attitude and serve as a role model. Promote positive and appropriate behavior through speech and action on a daily basis.
  • We are Prepared: Dress appropriately, arrive on time, stay until the end of your shift, attend all appropriate staff meetings, and pre camp training/staff orientation to ensure quality standards are upheld.
  • We are Ambassadors: It’s simple, live these core KING values every day and you will be our best ambassador. Be proud of your amazing work with today’s youth and know that this work truly matters. Oh and don’t forget to brag about your job to your friends at your 4th of July parties. Obviously.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree required; advanced degree preferred
  • DOE or DOH fingerprinted is a plus
  • Bilingual English/Spanish is a plus
  • Pass a NY State run background check
  • CPR PRO, First Aid and AED certified
  • Minimum 3+ years professional camp leadership experience – should include experience in youth program development and implementation; summer camp operation; recreational programming; staff supervision; work with youth/teens/families, and parent relations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, participants, parents and caregivers
  • Ability to communicate effectively and in a timely fashion with participants, families and caregivers, both verbally and non-verbally
  • Ability to solve practical problems in a variety of situations. Ability to interpret and understand instructions, both written and oral
  • *Must be committed to working all weeks of camp.

Details:

  • Camp Dates: June 24th – August 16th; 8-week commitment; no camp on July 4th. We do have 6 week openings too at all camps.
  • Camp Hours: 7:30am to 4:30pm (aftercare runs to 6pm; rotation each week)
  • Locations:
    • Upper West Side – 147 W 70th St NY, NY 10023
    • Upper East Side – 408 E 82nd St, New York, NY 10028
    • Park Slope – 588 6th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215
    • Inwood – 620 Isham St, New York, NY 10034
    • Riverdale – 452 W 260th St, Bronx, NY 10471
  • Compensation: Based on experience
To apply for the position, please email your resume and cover letter to people@kidsinthegame.com
About KING: Kids in the Game is dedicated to developing New York City’s youth by providing opportunities through sports and fitness to the schools and communities we serve. Our goal is to develop the next generation of leaders by developing healthy habits, an active lifestyle, and promoting personal growth through play and competition. During the school year, KING is rooted in dozens of schools around New York City, offering recess, after-school, physical education, early drop off fitness, and sports instruction. In addition, KING operates summer camps, sports clinics (basketball, soccer, volleyball), and special events. During the summer months we trade our whistles for sunglasses and run four day camps across NYC.

Position Description:

  • KING is hiring for Assistant Directors at 4 summer camp locations. We have three different types of Assistant Director positions open at each site.
    • Associate Camp Director: They will be second in command to the Camp Director and essential to all things programming. This Assistant Director will help with creating the daily structure of the camp schedule and each lesson for the day. They will make sure the counselors are on task and participating during activities to ensure camp runs smoothly.
    • Assistant Director; Operations: They will report to the Camp Director and Associate Camp Director and manage the camp’s operations and adminstration. This Assistant Director will be in charge of keep track of weekly registration information, camp payments, helping to create weekly rosters and parent information sheets. They will be in constant communication with the parents about all things camp related alongside the Camp Director.
    • Assistant Director; Field Trip Supervisor/Health Director: They will report to the Camp Director and Associate Camp Director with field trip information. This Assistant Director will coordinate all field trip activities at their camp location which include: transportation information, gathering emergency contact information for the trips, making sure the staff and campers are in a 1:5 ratios on the trip, and making the trips an extra special adventure for all campers. They will be the Health Director during field trips as well.

Core Responsibility:

  • The Assistant Camp Director is responsible for being the Camp Directors right hand man (or woman!). You will be a vital part of the overall success of the program and responsible for general supervision of Summer Staff and leadership among campers. Most importantly you will be providing a supportive, safe, and fun environment for the youth of New York City to grow and learn while experiencing the non-stop fun of Summer Camp!

General Responsibilities:

  • The Before:
    • Attend orientations, prepare a general outline for campsite, help formulate camp groups, assign staff to positions, prepare site and conduct staff trainings. Dates TBD but likely Saturdays before camp begins Ensure that all program equipment and supplies are ordered, available and properly maintained.
  • The During:
    • Safety First:
      • Recognize, prevent and correct safety hazards; guard the health and safety of all campers and staff. Maintains and enforces all camp safety rules and policies, and ensures that safety equipment is in good order and readily available.
    • Teamwork Makes the Dream Work:
      • Work to reduce conflict among campers, create a team-friendly environment. Act as a key player in problem solving with staff issues, discipline and parental concerns. Supervise day camp counselors. Assume equal responsibility of general housekeeping tasks. This includes bagging trash, campsite clean-up, and bus clean up.
    • Plan, Plan, Plan:
      • Demonstrate organizational skills and have a plan. Plan for the known and have a plan for the unknown. Help Camp Director create and manage the schedules of the staff. Responsible for weekly lesson plan development and implementation.
    • Play (almost) All Day:
      • Plan and execute the activities in coordination with the program staff and supervisors. Empower the camp staff team to deliver and supervise all-camp activities and camp functions. Involve arts and crafts, sports, small group games, large group games, circle activities, character development, songs, leadership and diversity initiatives, and drama in camp.
    • Create that Paper Trail:
      • Responsible for keeping staff personnel files up-to-date and ensuring that staff certifications are valid and on site at all times. Turn in all completed sign in sheets to Camp Director on a weekly basis. Ensure that all necessary forms are in place before a child enters any program, including up-to-date physicals, immunization records, registration packets, waivers, etc. with the Camp Director. Document incidents and accidents by filling out an FYI for parents, and incident Report forms, submit them to Camp Director. Communicate all critical emergencies to Camp Director immediately.
    • Communication makes the world go ground:
      • Communicate with parents and staff on curriculum and special events of each program. Notify parents/ guardians of children about session dates, camp trips, theme days and schedule changes well in advance. Make yourself available to parents for questions, concerns and praises.

Our Core Coaching Values (Summer Camp Style):

  • We are Committed: Engage in all camp activities with the campers. Plan and lead small and large group activities for campers during scheduled group times, transitions, or other down times. Get to know the kids, learn their names, be their role model.
  • We are Present: Be attentive to the physical, social and emotional needs of the campers assigned to your group. Checking your phone can wait, making camp great for kiddos can’t.
  • We are Positive: Maintain an enthusiastic attitude and serve as a role model. Promote positive and appropriate behavior through speech and action on a daily basis.
  • We are Prepared: dress appropriately, arrive on time, stay until the end of your shift, attend all appropriate staff meetings, and pre camp training/staff orientation to ensure quality standards are upheld.
  • We are Ambassadors: It’s simple, live these core KING values every day and you will be our best ambassador. Be proud of your amazing work with today’s youth and know that this work truly matters.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required*; advanced degree preferred
  • DOE or DOH fingerprinted is a plus
  • Bilingual English/Spanish is a plus
  • Pass a NY State run background check
  • CPR PRO, First Aid and AED certified
  • Minimum 1+ years professional camp leadership experience – should include experience in youth program development and implementation; summer camp operation; recreational programming; staff supervision; work with youth/teens/families, and parent relations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, participants, parents and caregivers
  • Ability to communicate effectively and in a timely fashion with participants, families and caregivers, both verbally and non-verbally
  • Ability to solve practical problems in a variety of situations. Ability to interpret and understand instructions, both written and oral
  • *Must be committed to working all weeks of camp.
  • *Other certificate’s may be required for these roles

Details:

  • Camp Dates: June 24th – August 16th; 8-week commitment; no camp on July 4th. We do have 6 week openings too at all camps.
  • Camp Hours: 7:30am to 4:30pm (aftercare runs to 6pm; rotation each week)
  • Locations:
    • Upper West Side – 147 W 70th St NY, NY 10023
    • Upper East Side – 408 E 82nd St, New York, NY 10028
    • Park Slope – 588 6th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215
    • Inwood – 620 Isham St, New York, NY 10034
    • Riverdale – 452 W 260th St, Bronx, NY 10471
  • Compensation: Based on experience

To apply for the position, please email your resume and cover letter to people@kidsinthegame.com

About KING: Kids in the Game is dedicated to developing New York City’s youth by providing opportunities through sports and fitness to the schools and communities we serve. Our goal is to develop the next generation of leaders by developing healthy habits, an active lifestyle, and promoting personal growth through play and competition. During the school year, KING is rooted in dozens of schools around New York City, offering recess, after-school, physical education, early drop off fitness, and sports instruction. In addition, KING operates summer camps, sports clinics (basketball, soccer, volleyball), and special events. During the summer months we trade our whistles for sunglasses and run four day camps across NYC.

Position Description:

  • KING is hiring for an Aquatics Director at 2-4 summer camp locations. The Aquatics Director will go with campers off site during all open swim and swim lesson days. You will be responsible for  supervising counselors, lifeguards, swim instructors and campers at the pools. When you are not off site at the pools you will be assisting the camp during field trips and other activities on site.

Core Responsibility:

  • The Camp Aquatics Director is responsible for overseeing all swimming activities that occur at swimming pools. You will conduct swim tests for all campers each week and help organize swim lessons (you may teach if needed). This person shall supervise lifeguards and other required staff during swimming activities and implement the camp safety plan. Most importantly you will be providing a supportive, safe, and fun environment for the youth of New York City to grow and learn while experiencing the non-stop fun of Summer Camp!

General Responsibilities:

  • The Before:
    • Attend orientations, prepare a general outline for campsite, help formulate camp groups, assign staff to positions, prepare site and conduct staff trainings. Dates TBD but likely Saturdays before camp begins Ensure that all program equipment and supplies are ordered, available and properly maintained.
  • The During:
    • Safety First:
      • Recognize, prevent and correct safety hazards; guard the health and safety of all campers and staff. Maintains and enforces all camp safety rules and policies, and ensures that safety equipment is in good order and readily available.
    • Teamwork Makes the Dream Work:
      • Work to reduce conflict among campers, create a team-friendly environment. Act as a key player in problem solving with camper issues, discipline and parental concerns. Supervise day camp counselors. Assume equal responsibility of general housekeeping tasks. This includes bagging trash, campsite clean-up, and bus clean up.
    • Plan, Plan, Plan:
      • Demonstrate organizational skills and have a plan. Plan for the known and have a plan for the unknown. Help Camp Director create and manage the schedules of the staff for swimming. Responsible for ensuring swim instructors have weekly lesson plan development and implementation.
    • Play (almost) All Day:
      • Plan and execute the activities in coordination with the program staff and supervisors. Empower the camp staff team to deliver and supervise swim activities and functions
    • Create that Paper Trail:
      • Document incidents and accidents at the pool by filling out an FYI for parents, and incident Report forms, submit them to Camp Director. Communicate all critical emergencies to Camp Director immediately.

Our Core Coaching Values (Summer Camp Style):

  • We are Committed: Engage in all camp activities with the campers. Plan and lead small and large group activities for campers during scheduled group times, transitions, or other down times. Get to know the kids, learn their names, be their role model.
  • We are Present: Be attentive to the physical, social and emotional needs of the campers assigned to your group. Checking your phone can wait, making camp great for kiddos can’t.
  • We are Positive: Maintain an enthusiastic attitude and serve as a role model. Promote positive and appropriate behavior through speech and action on a daily basis.
  • We are Prepared: Dress appropriately, arrive on time, stay until the end of your shift, attend all appropriate staff meetings, and pre camp training/staff orientation to ensure quality standards are upheld.
  • We are Ambassadors: It’s simple, live these core KING values every day and you will be our best ambassador. Be proud of your amazing work with today’s youth and know that this work truly matters.

Qualifications:

  • CPR, First Aid and AED certified required**
  • Lifeguard Certification preferred**
  • Lifeguard Management Certification preferred* (must obtain before start of summer)
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Bilingual English/Spanish is a plus
  • Pass a NY State run background check
  • Minimum 1+ years professional camp leadership experience – should include experience in youth program development and implementation; swimming operation; staff supervision; work with youth/teens/families, and parent relations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, participants, parents and caregivers
  • Ability to communicate effectively and in a timely fashion with participants, families and caregivers, both verbally and non-verbally
  • Ability to solve practical problems in a variety of situations. Ability to interpret and understand instructions, both written and oral
  • *Must be committed to working all weeks of camp.
  • *Other certificate’s may be required for these roles

Details:

  • Camp Dates: June 24th – August 16th; 8 week commitment; no camp on July 4th
  • Camp Hours: 7:30am to 4:30pm, 4 to 5 days a week
  • Locations:
    • Upper West Side – 147 W 70th St NY, NY 10023
    • Upper East Side – 408 E 82nd St, New York, NY 10028
    • Park Slope – 588 6th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215
    • Inwood – 620 Isham St, New York, NY 10034
    • Riverdale – 452 W 260th St, Bronx, NY 10471
  • Compensation: Based on experience
To apply for the position, please email your resume and cover letter to people@kidsinthegame.com

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