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. 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 2017 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
      • 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 26th – August 18th; 8 week commitment; no camp on July 3rd or 4th
    • Camp Hours: 7:30am to 4:30pm (aftercare runs to 6pm; rotation each week)
    • Locations:
      • Upper West Side: School of the Blessed Sacrament
      • Inwood: Good Shepherd School
      • Riverdale: St. Margaret of Cortona
      • Park Slope: St. Saviour High School
    • 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
  • 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 26th – August 18th; 8-week commitment; no camp on July 3rd or 4th
  • Camp Hours: 7:30am to 4:30pm (aftercare runs to 6pm; rotation each week)
  • Locations:
    • Upper West Side: School of the Blessed Sacrament
    • Inwood: Good Shepard School
    • Riverdale: St. Margaret’s of Cortona
    • Park Slope: St. Saviour High School
  • 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:

  • Kids in the Game is looking Group Division Leaders that will work closely with the Camp Director and Assistant Directors to make the 2017 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 going on field trips, playing sports, and changing kids’ lives all day long and there is nothing better than that.  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:

  • The Division Leader is energetic and will oversee up to 3-4 groups of campers (10-15 campers per group) along with approximately 6-8 counselors. They will have a hand in coordinating daily activities with Assistant Director for their group including downtime, academics and counselor choice times. They will have a hand coordinating field trips and special events during the week with specialists and Assistant Directors.

Daily Responsibilities:

  • The Before:
    • Commitment to at least 3 days of training leading up to the first week of camp; Dates TBD but likely Saturdays before camp begins.
  • The During:
    • Safety First:
      • Inform Site Director of camper/staff problems which impact on the health or safety of any KING camper. No issue or concern is too small to share!
    • Keep a Watchful Eye:
      • Identify and respond to camper behavior issues
      • Engage with campers, keeping daily notes and handling any camper issues within your division.
    • Teamwork Makes the Dream Work:
      • Work to reduce conflict among campers, create a team-friendly environment with positivity.
      • Collaborate with Camp Director and Associate Director to train and evaluate Head, General, and Junior Counselors.
    • Plan, Plan, Plan:
      • Demonstrate organizational skills: lesson planning, timelines, meet deadlines, following schedules and set goals.
      • Hold weekly division meetings with counselors to go over the weekly schedule, field trips and other group needs.
      • Assist Camp Director and Associate Director in any special event planning and execution for your division.
    • Play (almost) All Day:
      • Plan and execute the activities in coordination with the program staff and supervisors
      • Act as a primary supervisor along with the Assistant Director of Field Trips on off-site trips.
    • Fun, Fun, Fun:
      • Attend staff outings to take a break and enjoy time with coworkers outside of camp.
***Loose Ball Rule: Team player; performs other duties as assigned

Our Core Coaching Values:

  • 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. Commit to the summer – all 8 weeks!
  • 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. During counselor choice, be prepared with games and lesson plans.
  • 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:

  • Amazing with kids!
  • Bilingual English/Spanish is a plus
  • Pass a NY State run background check
  • CPR, First Aid and AED certified is a plus
  • 3+ years of experience working with campers 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

Details:

  • Camp Dates: June 26th – August 18th; 8-week commitment; no camp on July 3rd or 4th
  • Camp Hours: 7:30am to 4:30pm (aftercare runs to 6pm; rotation each week)
  • Locations:
    • Upper West Side: School of the Blessed Sacrament
    • Inwood: Good Shepherd School
    • Riverdale: St. Margaret of Cortona
    • Park Slope: St. Saviour High School
  • Compensation: Based on experience
    To apply for the position, please email your resume and cover letter to people@kidsinthegame.com.
Kids in the Game is looking for a Sports Specialist of good health with the ability to provide fun and age-appropriate instruction. Potential candidates must possess leadership skills, be responsible, dependable and a team player. A sports specialist is responsible for the overall operation of the Sports Program including activity planning, implementation and safety management.

Core Responsibility:

  • Foster an atmosphere of fun and learning and serve as a role model to youth while providing fun and age-appropriate instruction.

Daily Responsibilities:

  • Knowledge and experience in working with and supervising children.
  • Organized with good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Develop sports activities that are innovative, creative, and exciting.
  • Ensure that programs reflect the development of each camper, the goals of Kids in the Game and meet the New York State Standards for Health, Physical Education and Family and Consumer Sciences.
  • Ability to observe camper behavior, assess appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations, emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior management techniques.
  • Arrange and maintain sports area, equipment, and set up and clean-up operations of the sports area on a daily basis.
  • Foster an atmosphere of fun and learning and serves as a role model to youth, always conducting him/herself in the utmost professional manner and maintaining appropriate boundaries. They are also responsible for maintaining target number of participants.
  • Assist with the overall Camp Program including the planning and implementation of camp programs, development of weekly schedules and camper satisfaction.
  • Ensure that campers acquire a sincere appreciation of Sports, achieving an increased sense of self-esteem, cognitive skills and motor skills.Assume all other duties and assignments deemed appropriate by the Camp Director and Assistant Camp Director.

Specialties Needed:

  • Soccer, Tennis, Swimming, Basketball, Yoga, Dance, General Sports

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree
  • Bilingual English/Spanish is a plus
  • Pass a NY State run background check
  • CPR, First Aid and AED certified
  • Experience of 2+ years in youth development, camp programming, coaching or similar field
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Details:

  • Camp Dates: June 26th – August 18th
  • Locations: Upper West Side (147 W. 70th Street, New York, NY 10023) / Inwood (620 Isham Street, New York, NY 10034)/ Riverdale (452 W 260th Street, 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:

  • Kids in the Game is looking for Head Counselors, General Counselors, and Junior Counselors that will work closely with the Camp Director, Assistant Directors, and other administrative staff to make the 2017 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 going on field trips, playing sports, and changing kids’ lives all day long and there is nothing better than that.  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:

  • The Head Counselor is responsible for general supervision of all campers within their assigned group as well as the overall safety and support of all children attending camp.  Activity planning and facilitating are among other key responsibilities.

Daily Responsibilities:

  • The Before:
    • Commitment to at least 3 days of training leading up to the first week of camp; Dates TBD but likely Saturdays before camp begins.
  • The During:
      • Safety First:
        • Inform Site Director of camper/staff problems which impact on the health or safety of any KING camper.  No issue or concern is too small to share!
      • Keeping a Watchful Eye:
        • Identify and respond to camper behavior issues
      • Teamwork Makes the Dream Work:
        • Work to reduce conflict among campers, create a team-friendly environment with positivity.
      • Plan, Plan, Plan:
        • Demonstrate organizational skills: lesson planning, timelines, meet deadlines, following schedules and set goals.
      • Play (almost) All Day:
        • Plan and execute the activities in coordination with the program staff and supervisors.
      • Fun, Fun, Fun:
        • Attend staff outings to take a break and enjoy time with coworkers outside of camp.
    ***Loose Ball Rule: Team player; performs other duties as assigned

Our Core Coaching Values:

  • 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. Commit to the summer – all 8 weeks!
  • 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. During counselor choice, be prepared with games and lesson plans.
  • 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:

  • Amazing with kids!
  • Bilingual English/Spanish is a plus
  • Pass a NY State run background check
  • CPR, First Aid and AED certified is a plus
  • 2+ years of experience working with campers 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

Details:

  • Camp Dates: June 26th – August 18th; 8-week commitment; no camp on July 3rd or 4th
  • Camp Hours: 7:30am to 4:30pm (aftercare runs to 6pm; rotation each week)
  • Locations:
    • Upper West Side: School of the Blessed Sacrament
    • Inwood: Good Shepard School
    • Riverdale: St. Margaret’s of Cortona
    • Park Slope: St. Saviour High School
  • 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:

  • Kids in the Game is looking for Head Counselors, General Counselors, and Junior Counselors that will work closely with the Camp Director, Assistant Directors, and other administrative staff to make the 2017 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 going on field trips, playing sports, and changing kids’ lives all day long and there is nothing better than that.  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:

  • The Head Counselor is responsible for general supervision of all campers within their assigned group as well as the overall safety and support of all children attending camp.  Activity planning and facilitating are among other key responsibilities.

Daily Responsibilities:

  • The Before:
    • Commitment to at least 3 days of training leading up to the first week of camp; Dates TBD but likely Saturdays before camp begins.
  • The During:
      • Safety First:
        • Inform Site Director of camper/staff problems which impact on the health or safety of any KING camper.  No issue or concern is too small to share!
      • Keeping a Watchful Eye:
        • Identify and respond to camper behavior issues
      • Teamwork Makes the Dream Work:
        • Work to reduce conflict among campers, create a team-friendly environment with positivity.
      • Plan, Plan, Plan:
        • Demonstrate organizational skills: lesson planning, timelines, meet deadlines, following schedules and set goals.
      • Play (almost) All Day:
        • Plan and execute the activities in coordination with the program staff and supervisors.
      • Fun, Fun, Fun:
        • Attend staff outings to take a break and enjoy time with coworkers outside of camp.
    ***Loose Ball Rule: Team player; performs other duties as assigned

Our Core Coaching Values:

  • 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. Commit to the summer – all 8 weeks!
  • 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. During counselor choice, be prepared with games and lesson plans.
  • 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:

  • Amazing with kids!
  • Bilingual English/Spanish is a plus
  • Pass a NY State run background check
  • CPR, First Aid and AED certified is a plus
  • 2+ years of experience working with campers 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

Details:

  • Camp Dates: June 26th – August 18th; 8-week commitment; no camp on July 3rd or 4th
  • Camp Hours: 7:30am to 4:30pm (aftercare runs to 6pm; rotation each week)
  • Locations:
    • Upper West Side: School of the Blessed Sacrament
    • Inwood: Good Shepard School
    • Riverdale: St. Margaret’s of Cortona
    • Park Slope: St. Saviour High School
  • 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.
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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