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, and sports instruction. In addition, KING operates summer camps, sports clinics (basketball, soccer, volleyball), and special events.

Position Description/Core Responsibilities:

  • KING is currently looking for a Director of Soccer Operations to join its growing team and senior staff. The Soccer Director will report directly to the President of the company and manage a team of several coaches and existing programs in NYC area schools. In addition, the candidate will help build the soccer program– which includes clinics, leagues, travel teams, summer camps, coaches’ clinics, and more. In order to do this, the candidate will need to develop relationships across the city in the soccer community, find gym/field space, market the programs, and help administer the various programs. The candidate will also be involved in more general programs that Kids in the Game offers, including summer day camps. The ideal candidate will be able to act as a Camp Director for general day camps or soccer specific camps if needed.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the strategy, marketing, and operations of all Kids in the Game programs and camps –act as a member of the senior management team.
  • Lead the build out of Kids in the Game’s soccer brand.
  • Oversee all aspects of soccer programs, including organizing camps, clinics, private training, leagues, and youth teams.
  • Assist in content generation for Kids in the Game and KING Soccer programs.
  • Build out sports performance training program for all athletes.
  • Seek and interview prospective soccer coaches and trainers.
  • Attend area tournaments, games, and clinics to form partnerships.
  • Organize and lead staff trainings with your coaches.

Our Core Coaching Values:

  • We are Committed: Plan and lead soccer operations. Make sure your staff is 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.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a 4-year university; advanced degree a plus
  • Former college athlete and/or current coach preferred, but not required
  • 3+ years experience working with children; experience managing a team a plus
  • Bilingual is preferred, but not required
  • Demonstrated experience leading groups of children with the ability to engage and inspire youth
  • Experience managing a team
  • Ability to communicate effectively to senior staff and administrations at schools
  • Experience interacting with diverse communities
  • Knowledge of computer and internet based programs for use in communication
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills, both oral and written
  • Ability to network with area coaches and families to form partnerships and recruit players for competitive teams
  • Ability to work in an organized yet flexible manner – team spends time around the city on a daily basis

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Transportation Expenses covered
  • 3 weeks paid vacation and sick days (preferred during school breaks)
  • Opportunity for professional development
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:

  • King is currently looking for a Program Coordinator to join its growing team and senior staff. The program coordinator will report directly to the Program Manager of the company and manage a team of coaches at your school sites. The Program Coordinator will be the point of contact at their school programs, working closely with coaches and the schools to ensure programs are running effectively. In addition, the Program Coordinator will have a hand in working to hire talented young coaches, and develop a sense of team camaraderie and community among the coaches.  During summer months, the Program Manager will act as Camp Director at one of our summer camp locations.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Act as liaison between schools and Kids in the Game staff
  • Coordinate 1-2 NYC school programs
  • Manage and schedule staff at your school site
  • Coach 10-15 hours per week at specialized and high-priority programs
  • Assist in marketing efforts for new programs, camps, and clinics – meet with prospective schools to discuss program options, and implement new programs thereafter
  • Act as director of 6-8 week summer camp in June-August

Minimum Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a 4-year university; advanced degree a plus
  • 2+ years experience working with children and/or sports, music, dance
  • Experience managing a team a plus
  • Spanish speaking is preferred, but not required
  • Former college athlete or coach preferred, but not required
  • Experience working in schools or with children

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience leading groups of children with the ability to engage and inspire youth
  • Experience managing a team
  • Ability to communicate effectively to senior staff and administrations at schools
  • Experience working with small and large groups of children
  • Motivated self-starter with clear and open communication skills
  • Experience interacting with diverse communities
  • Knowledge of computer and internet based programs for use in communication
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills, both oral and written
  • Ability to work in an organized yet flexible manner – team does not work out of central office and spends 80%+ of its time traveling around NYC to visit new/existing schools
  • A team player and shows a willingness to learn

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Competitive salary ($40-48k)
  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • Transportation Expenses covered, including monthly metrocard
  • 3 weeks paid vacation and sick days (preferred during school breaks)
  • Staff social leagues each season (flag football, basketball, etc)
  • Opportunity for professional development
  • Opportunity in a quickly growing organization
Please send resume to people@kidsinthegame.com with 3 references and a cover letter.
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:

  • Middle School Volleyball Coach - Kids in the Game (KING) is seeking a middle school volleyball coach for the 2017-2018 school year. Ideally must be available afternoons, evenings and occasional Saturdays. Prior coaching experience is required playing experience is preferred. Coaches will be working with players of all abilities and must be able to be a positive, engaged leader for the youth they work with.
  • KING Spikes (Private, Club Volleyball) - KING Spikes is seeking assistant and head coaches for the winter/spring 2017-18 club season. Must be available evenings and weekends. Prior coaching experience is highly preferred; playing experience also a plus.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsibilities included but are not limited to:
  • Organizing, managing and supervising all volleyball activities such as individual practices, training sessions, scrimmages and tournaments.
  • Developing lesson plans for team practices and competition.
  • Motivate and train the players, as well as assesses player’s skills and assigns team positions to determine the needs for individual and team improvements.
  • Must have full knowledge of the following and be able to instruct a 4-2, 5-1 and 6-2.
  • The head coach must established procedures for the proper care, maintenance, and requisitioning of equipment, supplies, and uniforms.
  • Constant communication with parents and guardians regarding scheduling conflicts, eligibility forms, emergency records, insurance records, equipment inventory, and other related records.
  • Head coach must have all release consent forms through KING and GEVA at all times (including tournaments).
  • Assigns duties to an assistant coach as necessary.

Our Core Coaching Values:

  • We are Committed: Plan and lead soccer operations. Make sure your staff is 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.

Qualifications:

  • Must have CPR/First Aid certification or able to obtain it
  • Be a member of GEVA (ideal, but not required)
  • Renewed IMPACT and Safe Training Certification (ideal but not required)
  • Bachelor’s Degree from a 4-year university; advanced degree a plus
  • Former college athlete and/or current coach preferred, but not required
  • 3+ years’ experience working with children; experience managing a team a plus Bilingual is preferred, but not required
  • Demonstrated experience leading groups of children with the ability to engage and inspire youth
  • Experience managing a team
  • Ability to communicate effectively to senior staff and administrations at schools
  • Experience interacting with diverse communities
  • Knowledge of computer and internet based programs for use in communication
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills, both oral and written
  • Ability to network with area coaches and families to form partnerships and recruit players for competitive teams
  • Ability to work in an organized yet flexible manner – team spends time around the city on a daily basis

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Competitive season stipend or hourly rate
  • Ability to grow into full-time position
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: Our coaches and instructors rock! They are responsible for planning, organizing, and implementing a suitable range of activities and programs for individuals, groups, or teams. Our team will support you with trainings and curriculum to be followed at the schools and in the sites that we rent for our programs. Typically, our coaches are placed in 1-2 different schools throughout the week where they coach anywhere from 10 to 20 hours per week at a competitive hourly rate, depending your experience and schedule. Think about it, you get to spend a part of your day playing New York City’s finest cherubs. If that doesn’t sound awesome, what does?! We're currently looking for several types of youth instructors in a variety of part-time hourly and salaried positions, including: Recess, Physical Education, After School, Sports Clinics and Summer Camps.

Core Responsibility:

  • Coaching recess and afterschool programs at NYC schools Monday-Friday (or specific days depending on schedule)
  • The positions we have open range from part-time hourly positions (6-16 hours per week), to part-time salaried Sr. coaching positions (20-25 hour / week commitment), to full-time coordinator positions (40 hours per week).

Daily Responsibilities:

  • Safety First:
    • Inform Site Director of participant problems which impact on the health or safety of any KING participant. No issue or concern is too small to share!
    • Provide an enjoyable and safe sporting experience for an assigned group of athletes, while they learn individual and team games skills, sportsmanship and fair play
  • Keep a Watchful Eye:
    • Identify and respond to participant behavior issues. Report these issues to Site Director to come up with a plan of action.
  • Teamwork Makes the Dream Work:
    • Work to reduce conflict among participants, create a team-friendly environment with positivity.
    • Work to establish and improve team unity and spirit
  • Plan, Plan, Plan:
    • Demonstrate organizational skills: lesson planning, timelines, following schedules and set goals.
    • Ensure equal playing time for all players, regardless the score.
    • Coach an assigned group of children and focus on skill development, safety, fair play, sportsmanship and fun

    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 English/Spanish is a plus
  • Pass a NY State run background check
  • CPR, First Aid and AED certified
  • 2+ years of experience working with children required; experience leading recreation programs/activities; experience leading groups of varying sizes
  • 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
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 dance instructors who are available for after school, summer camp and potential weekend hours. Dance Instructors are responsible for leading dance classes for groups of children ages 4 to 12 years old. Their duties are closely related to teaching various dancing techniques. Our coaches and instructors rock! They are responsible for planning, organizing, and implementing a suitable range of dance activities and programs for individuals, and groups. Our team will support you with trainings and general curriculum, however, we value your experience and dance expertise at the same time. Typically, our coaches are placed in 1-3 different schools throughout the week where they coach anywhere from 5 to 20 hours per week at a competitive hourly rate, depending your experience and schedule. Think about it, you get to spend a part of your day dancing with New York City’s finest cherubs. If that doesn’t sound awesome, what does?!

Daily Responsibilities:

  • Safety First:
    • Provide an enjoyable and dancing experience for an assigned group of dancers, while they learn individual and team games skills, sportsmanship and fair play
    • Inform Site Director of participant problems which impact the health or safety of any KING participant. No issue or concern is too small to share!
  • Keep a Watchful Eye:
    • Identify and respond to participant behavior issues. Report these issues to Site Director to come up with a plan of action.
  • Teamwork Makes the Dream Work:
    • Work to reduce conflict among participants, create a team-friendly environment with positivity.
    • Work to establish and improve team unity and spirit
  • Plan, Plan, Plan:
      • Demonstrate organizational skills: lesson planning, timelines, following schedules and set goals.
      • Coach an assigned group of children and focus on skill development, safety, and fun.
      • Monitor student performance
      • Adapt teaching methods to meet students’ needs

    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 English/Spanish is a plus
      • Pass a NY State run background check
      • CPR, First Aid and AED certified
      • 2+ years of experience working with children required; experience leading recreation programs/activities; experience leading groups of varying sizes
      • 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
    To apply for the position, please email your resume and cover letter to people@kidsinthegame.com

Program Development & Coaching Internships:

  • Act as liaison between schools and Kids in the Game staff
  • Manage 20+ existing programs in NYC schools; coordinate with school administration and KING coaches,
  • as well as visit schools to ensure programs are successful
  • Manage and schedule 25+ coaches on KING staff working at existing programs
  • Coach 10-15 hours per week at specialized and high-priority programs
  • Assist in marketing efforts for new programs, camps, and clinics – meet with prospective schools to discuss program options, and implement new programs thereafter
  • Act as director of 6-10 week summer camp in June-August
King is currently looking for a Program Manager to join its growing team and senior staff. The program manager will report directly to the President and COO of the company and manage a team of 25+ coaches and 20+ existing programs in NYC area schools. The Program Manager will be the point of contact at our existing school programs, working closely with coaches and the schools to ensure programs are running effectively. In addition, the Program Manager will have full responsibility and accountability of the coaching staff, work to hire talented young coaches, and develop a sense of team camaraderie and community among the coaches. In addition to managing existing school programs, the Program Manager will assist in marketing efforts and development for new programs in NYC schools and targeted neighborhoods. During summer months, the Program Manager will act as Camp Director at one of our summer camp locations.

Key Responsibilities Include (but not limited to):

  • Act as liaison between schools and Kids in the Game staff
  • Manage 20+ existing programs in NYC schools (all boroughs, except Staten Island); coordinate with school administration and KinG coaches, as well as visit schools to ensure programs are successful
  • Manage and schedule 25+ coaches on KinG staff working at existing programs
  • Coach 10-15 hours per week at specialized and high-priority programs
  • Organize and lead staff trainings
  • Seek and interview prospective coaches
  • Assist in marketing efforts for new programs, camps, and clinics – meet with prospective schools to discuss program options, and implement new programs thereafter
  • Act as director of 6-10 week summer camp in June-August

Minimum Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a 4-year university; advanced degree a plus 2+ years experience working with children and/or sports, music, dance; experience managing a team a plus
  • Spanish speaking is preferred, but not required
  • Former college athlete or coach preferred, but not required

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience leading groups of children with the ability to engage and inspire youth
  • Experience managing a team
  • Ability to communicate effectively to senior staff and administrations at schools
  • Experience working with small and large groups of children
  • Motivated self-starter with clear and open communication skills
  • Experience interacting with diverse communities
  • Knowledge of computer and internet based programs for use in communication
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills, both oral and written
  • Ability to work in an organized yet flexible manner – team does not work out of central office and spends 80%+ of its time traveling around NYC to visit new/existing schools
  • A team player and shows a willingness to learn

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Health Insurance
  • Transportation Expenses covered
  • Mobile phone bill covered
  • 3 weeks paid vacation and sick days (preferred during school breaks)
  • Staff social leagues each season (flag football, basketball, etc)
  • Opportunity for professional development
  • Opportunity in a quickly growing organization

Special Certification, Training or Experience:

  • CPR for the professional rescuer, or ability to obtain within the first month of hire date
  • First Aid Certification, or ability to obtain within the first month of hire date

Other Requirements:

  • Must pass pre-employment criminal and sexual offender background check, including fingerprints, and have the ability to work unsupervised in the presence of children and adults

Working Conditions

  • Program Managers work a standard work week but must be available to work some evenings and Saturdays
To apply for the position, please email your resume and cover letter to people@kidsinthegame.com

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