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.

WHO WE ARE:

  • Kids in the Game (KING) is dedicated to empowering New York City’s youth through sports, creativity, and play. KING is a leader among NYC-based sports-based youth development organizations and works with 20,000 children each year. Our work is focused on achieving five ultimate impacts:
    • Enhancing emotional intelligence
    • Creating a positive sense of self
    • Developing NYC into the nation’s top talent hub
    • Integrating our communities
    • Narrowing the income inequality gaps
  • KING has experienced rapid growth in recent years, being named #1188 on Inc Magazine’s 2018 Fastest Growing Companies list and #24 in the Education category. Our programs can be found in more than 60 schools across NYC, where we offer recess, PE, after school and enrichment programs, along with our signature sports teams and day camps. We are also actively expanding into eSports and other technology programs, operating the first middle school eSports league in the country this past spring. Our company is proud to be a pending B-Corp, and we are continuing to deepen our impact through our foundation, KING Kids, which provides scholarships to help those in need access our programs.
  • In the next six months, we are focused on expanding our full-time team (currently 20 of us!) across core areas with content experts who will share and support our bold vision for the future, as well as seasoned coaches and youth develop professionals to manage our growing school-based programs and teams. Visit us online at www.kidsinthegame.com to learn more about our programs and the KING team.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

  • We are looking for an experienced Program Manager to join our growing full-time team and manage a portfolio of school programs (~15) hosted across NYC. To qualify, you must have previous experience in the youth development field and an impeccable record of supporting multiple programs across a wide geographic range. You will be expected to provide general oversight in the areas of program management, program delivery, operations, and staff supervision. You will also act as our ambassador in maintaining key relationships with our partner schools/organizations.
  • To continue to drive our work forward, you should expect to work collaboratively with other staff to strengthen the quality and effectiveness of our programs while supporting KING’s emerging strategic initiatives. You will help to promote opportunities for programming expansions/additions within your portfolio of schools and assist with implementing new programs. Additionally, you will be a key part of our leadership team and dedicate time to strategic programming initiatives that engage children of all ages and backgrounds, such as our seasonal sports teams and recess programs. During the summer months, you will take on the role of a Camp Director or Assistant Director at one of our summer day camps, overseeing a staff of 20-30 coaches, counselors, and administrative staff.

Key functions of this role include:

  • Maintain strong lines of communication and good working relationships with school administrators, support staff, organization partners, and other key stakeholders
  • Seek business development opportunities within existing schools/clients by understanding the schools’ needs and exploring ways to expand our presence to solve them, e.g. expanding existing programs, adding new programs, etc.
  • Work with our leadership team in identifying industry needs and market trends; brainstorm new programming options to meet the needs of our growing network of children and families
  • Attend and seek out speaking engagements at industry events, conferences, and community initiatives on behalf of the organization
  • Spend more than half of the work week traveling around NYC to visit existing programs and identify potential clients/partners
  • Assist with identifying staffing needs, interviewing candidates, and helping coaches integrate into the school setting
  • Provide direct support to 30-40 part-time coaches through site observations, trainings, performance evaluations, and informal check-ins
  • Oversee the daily operations of a 6-8-week, full-day summer camp, including tasks related to: child/family engagement, programming, special events planning/field trips, and staff supervision

WHAT WE ARE GOING TO LOVE ABOUT YOU: Our ideal candidate would meet some or all of the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in the areas of Early Childhood or K-12 Education, Child Psychology, Social Work, Sports Management, Physical Education, or a related field is strongly preferred
  • Advanced Degree in a related field is preferred, but not a requirement for this position
  • 2+ years of experience leading lessons in the areas of sports, music, or performing arts; prior experience working with children is strongly preferred
  • 3-5+ years of experience in a managerial role supporting a team of high-performing staff, or a record of being promoted into roles that allowed you to support teams of staff
  • Prior experience as a college athlete or sports coach would be a great asset for this role, but this is not a requirement - we represent a range of arts and sports backgrounds!
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills to engage with people at all levels and effectively offer your opinions and feedback
  • Comfortable interacting with diverse communities and knowledgeable in ways to adapt programming to respond to community needs
  • Self-motivated, organized, and extremely detail-oriented to ensure that programs run smoothly and you are consistently meeting deadlines
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, mission-driven environment and willingness to go the extra mile
  • Understanding how to use limited resources to solve problems and maximize your outcomes
  • Comfortable traveling across NYC to support your schools, meet with clients/partners, and engage with coaches
  • Availability to work evenings and weekends to supervise our sports/enrichment programs and community initiatives
  • Prior experience using G-Suite and MS tools, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Strong work ethic, team spirit, and a friendly, warm attitude
  • Flexible and outgoing personality to build rapport with children, staff, school administrators, and partnering organizations

WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO LOVE ABOUT US

  • We are a youthful, passionate, committed team of individuals that care about our youth and city
  • We work hard and push each other personally and professionally to keep growing
  • We value work/life balance, autonomy, and trust to help you manage your time and schedule
  • We offer you the freedom to work outside of the office and reach new parts of NYC – every day can be a different experience as you visit all of our schools and programs and get a feel for all parts of the city
  • We are an active team and regularly participate in company social leagues, workout classes, and sporting events
  • We host semi-annual winter and summer leadership retreats to build team cohesion and promote collaborative strategic planning
  • We provide a total rewards package including:
    • health / dental / vision benefits
    • 401K with employer matching contributions
    • Commuter benefits
    • Monthly gym reimbursement
    • Free summer camp for your children (if applicable)

OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU

  • At KING, you can expect to be welcomed into an engaging and spirited environment that emphasizes the importance of teamwork, open communication, and collaboration. We are proud to foster an inclusive environment where our team members feel respected by and connected to one another. We value the unique experiences, perspectives, and passions of our employees, and we look forward to adding dynamic personalities to our team.

INTERESTED IN JOINING THE KING TEAM? If KING seems like the right fit for you, email a resume and cover letter to people@kidsinthegame.com with the subject line “Application for Program Manager Position.” As part of your cover letter, please tell us about your experience in youth development or sports-based programming and what drives you to stay connected to this line of work.

WHO WE ARE:

  • Kids in the Game (KING) is dedicated to empowering New York City’s youth through sports, creativity, and play. KING is a leader among NYC-based sports-based youth development organizations and works with 20,000 children each year. Our work is focused on achieving five ultimate impacts:
    • Enhancing emotional intelligence
    • Creating a positive sense of self
    • Developing NYC into the nation’s top talent hub
    • Integrating our communities
    • Narrowing the income inequality gaps
  • KING has experienced rapid growth in recent years, being named #1188 on Inc Magazine’s 2018 Fastest Growing Companies list and #24 in the Education category. Our programs can be found in more than 60 schools across NYC, where we offer recess, PE, after school and enrichment programs, along with our signature sports teams and day camps. Our company is proud to be a pending B-Corp, and we are continuing to deepen our impact through our foundation, KING Kids, which provides scholarships to help those in need access our programs. Visit us online at www.kidsinthegame.com to learn more about our programs and the KING team.

Our Latest Addition: KING eSports Leagues

  • After a successful inaugural season, our eSports programming is a fast-developing initiative and our eSports Coordinator role is designed to support our bold vision for the future of hybrid sports instruction. We need an avid gamer who is familiar with an array of eSports games, including NBA 2K and FIFA. To qualify, you should have project/program management experience and an entrepreneurial mindset that will help you build the eSports program from the ground up, as well as develop a network of partnerships to support/expand programming within your first year. Above all, you should be a firm believer in the long-term impact of helping children develop healthy habits and skills, and be able to communicate these benefits to our children, families, and schools. This unique opportunity would allow you to coach teams, develop curricula, organize leagues and tournaments, while promoting our values of teamwork, respect, integrity, and sportsmanship.
  • Your first major project will be to facilitate our eSports program expansion for the 2019-2020 school year, which will feature three seasons of eSports tournaments (8 weeks per season) with up to 16 teams participating in each league. You will also develop an eSports travel team to allow older students to travel to other schools and communities for tournaments. For the 2020 camp season, you will work closely with other business functions to integrate eSports gaming into our existing day camps and lead a standalone camp for our eSports students. You should have familiarity with assessing program feasibility to help us determine which eSports programs to pursue and think through all of the logistical challenges.
  • To succeed in this role, you should be comfortable managing an independent workload and supervising multiple initiatives across a wide geographic range. Excellent communication, organization, and interpersonal skills will help you work with and support our partners, multitask in a fast-paced environment, and remain focused to effectively navigate high-pressure situations. Additionally, you should have the flexibility to work during evenings and weekends to supervise tournaments, and be enthusiastic about interacting with students, parents, and our partners during these events.

Key functions of this role include:

  • Enroll participants (both schools and individuals) in our eSports classes/leagues and respond to inquiries from interested partners/families in a timely and professional manner
  • Refine our eSports basketball and soccer curricula; develop curricula for other games that can be aligned with in-person sports instruction
  • Maintain strong lines of communication withevent organizers, partners, teams, and players
  • Coordinate our participation in consumer, trade, and eSports events and conferences
  • Explore opportunities to engage with potential partners/sponsors
  • Administer KING-led tournaments and manage all aspects of event planning and promotion
  • Secure tournament licenses, space permits, and necessary sports and electronics equipment
  • Prepare announcements and press releases to highlight our eSports events and tournaments
  • Manage day-to-day administrative tasks, including: tracking student data; updating team statistics and league standings; and collecting/analyzing student survey results
  • Provide timely updates on the status of our eSports programming, events and related initiatives

WHAT WE ARE GOING TO LOVE ABOUT YOU: Our ideal candidate would meet some or all of the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent experience) in Recreation, Sports Management, Computer Science, or other relevant field
  • Previous experience with eSports gaming, whether as a personal interest or by working in the gaming industry
  • 2+ years of experience in program/project management, or a record of taking on roles that require you to manage multiple projects, events, or sites
  • Understanding of operational tasks related to running sports programs and/or tournaments, including equipment purchasing, event planning, and event promotion
  • Entrepreneurial mindset and previous experience launching programs that emphasize new opportunities or innovations
  • Self-motivated, organized, and extremely detail-oriented to ensure that programs run smoothly and you are consistently meeting project deadlines
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, mission-driven environment and willingness to go the extra mile
  • Understanding how to use limited resources to solve problems and maximize your outcomes
  • Open availability to work evenings and weekends to supervise eSports classes and tournaments
  • Comfortable traveling across NYC via public transportation
  • Prior experience using G-Suite and MS tools, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Excellent communication and writing skills in English
  • Strong work ethic, team spirit, and a friendly, warm attitude

WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO LOVE ABOUT US

  • We are a youthful, passionate, committed team of individuals that care about our youth and city
  • We work hard and push each other personally and professionally to keep growing
  • We value work/life balance, autonomy, and trust to help you manage your time and schedule
  • We offer you the freedom to work outside of the office and reach new parts of NYC – every day can be a different experience as you visit all of our schools and programs and get a feel for all parts of the city
  • We are an active team and regularly participate in company social leagues, workout classes, and sporting events
  • We host semi-annual winter and summer leadership retreats to build team cohesion and promote collaborative strategic planning
  • We provide a total rewards package including:
    • health / dental / vision benefits
    • 401K with employer matching contributions
    • Commuter benefits
    • Monthly gym reimbursement
    • Free summer camp for your children (if applicable)

OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU

  • At KING, you can expect to be welcomed into an engaging and spirited environment that emphasizes the importance of teamwork, open communication, and collaboration. We are proud to foster an inclusive environment where our team members feel respected by and connected to one another. We value the unique experiences, perspectives, and passions of our employees, and we look forward to adding dynamic personalities to our team.

INTERESTED IN JOINING THE KING TEAM? If KING seems like the right fit for you, email a resume and cover letter to people@kidsinthegame.com with the subject line “Application for eSports Coordinator Position.” As part of your cover letter, please tell us about your personal experience with eSports, relevant program/project management experience, and what interests you about the possibility of building our eSports division from the ground up.

WHO WE ARE:

  • Kids in the Game (KING) is dedicated to empowering New York City’s youth through sports, creativity, and play. KING is a leader among NYC-based sports-based youth development organizations and works with 20,000 children each year. Our work is focused on achieving five ultimate impacts:
    • Enhancing emotional intelligence
    • Creating a positive sense of self
    • Developing NYC into the nation’s top talent hub
    • Integrating our communities
    • Narrowing the income inequality gaps
  • KING has experienced rapid growth in recent years, being named #1188 on Inc Magazine’s 2018 Fastest Growing Companies list and #24 in the Education category. Our programs can be found in more than 60 schools across NYC, where we offer recess, PE, after school and enrichment programs, along with our signature sports teams and day camps. We are also actively expanding into eSports and other technology programs, operating the first middle school eSports league in the country this past spring. Our company is proud to be a pending B-Corp, and we are continuing to deepen our impact through our foundation, KING Kids, which provides scholarships to help those in need access our programs.
  • In the next six months, we are focused on expanding our full-time team (currently 20 of us!) across core areas with content experts who will share and support our bold vision for the future, as well as seasoned coaches and youth develop professionals to manage our growing school-based programs and teams. Visit us online at www.kidsinthegame.com to learn more about our programs and the KING team.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

  • We are looking for a talented and innovative Creative Marketing Manager to develop compelling content for our website and marketing ad campaigns, as well as drive social media engagement with our families, schools, and potential partners. To qualify, you should have previous experience designing creative content for marketing materials and working knowledge of graphic design/illustration tools, social media platforms, and content management systems. Your first major project will be to support our rebranding process and work closely with our consultants to roll out our revised messaging, brand elements, and website. You should have a passion for brand development, as well as storytelling and communicating brand stories through print and digital media.
  • To succeed in this role, you should be a self-starter with a track record of managing marketing campaigns for multiple locations, developing multimedia content, and tailoring marketing strategies based on emerging trends. You should be organized in your approach to manage an independent workload, as well as possess the ability to work cooperatively within our small marketing team and other business functions. Above all, you should be enthusiastic about sports-based youth development and share in our passion for positively impacting the lives of NYC youth.

Key functions of this role include:

  • Assist in developing compelling marketing campaigns, reports, and presentations
  • Provide support for our revised marketing strategy, including a deeper focus on brand development and engaging families in new markets
  • Develop creative marketing materials that align with the KING brand, highlight our programs and community impact, and promote program registration
  • Design engaging visual content and compelling photos/videos for social media channels, digital marketing campaigns, and print materials
  • Demonstrate knowledge of current youth development trends through new marketing strategies
  • Create, curate, and select content for the website, including photos, videos, blogs, and podcasts
  • Develop and manage our year-round communications strategy, including generating emails and newsletters to share content with families, partners and internal staff
  • Develop and manage weekly social media content, blog, podcast, calendars, and posts across relevant channels
  • Maintain website content, including photos/bios for newly hired staff
  • Assist in coordinating and supporting events that are led by the marketing team, such as camp fairs, open houses, and community engagement events
  • Respond to online inquiries in a professional manner and interact with potential clients who tag or reference our venues through social media channels
  • Work closely with the Director of Marketing to identify marketing needs and prepare team updates for the weekly marketing meeting
  • Manage data analytics for all marketing-related items

WHAT WE ARE GOING TO LOVE ABOUT YOU: Our ideal candidate would meet some or all of the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Communications, or a related field (preferred)
  • Master’s Degree in Marketing, Communications, or a related field (preferred, but not required)
  • 2-4 years of experience in marketing, communications, digital media design, or just be incredibly talented and have a track record of learning quickly on the job
  • Strong background in graphic design and familiarity using graphic design tools, including Adobe Photoshop, Canva, and Illustrator
  • Experience running and managing social media content
  • Familiarity working with WordPress and have the technical skills to manage a website
  • Basic understanding and execution of paid ad campaigns (Google, Facebook, among others)
  • Prior experience using G-Suite and MS tools, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Excellent communication and writing skills in English
  • Organizational and interpersonal skills, as well as an attention to detail
  • Strong work ethic, team spirit, and a friendly, warm attitude

WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO LOVE ABOUT US

  • We are a youthful, passionate, committed team of individuals that care about our youth and city
  • We work hard and push each other personally and professionally to keep growing
  • We value work/life balance, autonomy, and trust to help you manage your time and schedule
  • We offer you the freedom to work outside of the office and reach new parts of NYC – every day can be a different experience as you visit all of our schools and programs and get a feel for all parts of the city
  • We are an active team and regularly participate in company social leagues, workout classes, and sporting events
  • We host semi-annual winter and summer leadership retreats to build team cohesion and promote collaborative strategic planning
  • We provide a total rewards package including:
    • health / dental / vision benefits
    • 401K with employer matching contributions
    • Commuter benefits
    • Monthly gym reimbursement
    • Free summer camp for your children (if applicable)

OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU

  • At KING, you can expect to be welcomed into an engaging and spirited environment that emphasizes the importance of teamwork, open communication, and collaboration. We are proud to foster an inclusive environment where our team members feel respected by and connected to one another. We value the unique experiences, perspectives, and passions of our employees, and we look forward to adding dynamic personalities to our team.

INTERESTED IN JOINING THE KING TEAM? If KING seems like the right fit for you, email a resume and cover letter to people@kidsinthegame.com with the subject line “Application for Content and Creative Marketing Manager Position.” As part of your cover letter, please tell us about your content management/marketing experience and what drives you to stay connected to this line of work.

About KING: Kids in the Game (KING) 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.

About the Position:

  • KING is hiring a team of Early Childhood Creative Arts, Sports & Movement Specialists to lead after school activities with children ages 2-5 years at a school based in the Riverdale section of the Bronx.
    • School Location: SAR Academy (655 W 254th St, Bronx, NY 10471)
    • Program Dates/Times: Monday through Thursday, 2:30 - 4:30 pm
    • Compensation: Hourly rates based on prior experience

Position Responsibilities:

  • Activity Instruction: lead age-appropriate classroom activities in the areas of creative arts, movement/dance, and sports/games with a group of 15-20 children ages 2-5 years
  • Creative Curriculum: Implement a curriculum of engaging activities that can be adapted to children’s various learning styles and developmental needs
  • Communication & Classroom Management: lead classroom activities using effective communication and group management tools for preschool- and pre-kindergarten children
  • Behavior Management: display patience and utilize positive behavior management skills to manage children’s behaviors and respond to their needs

Employment Requirements:

  • Applicants should be available to work Monday - Thursday from April - June 2019
  • Applicants should possess at least two years of prior experience working with 2-5 year old children or in a similar early childhood setting
  • Applicants should be skilled in creative arts, dance/movement, or physical fitness activities that are appropriate for children ages 2-5 years
  • Applicants should possess strong interpersonal skills to relate to younger children, work with different age groups, and partner with school staff to support children’s physical and emotional needs

Email a resume and summary of your qualifications to cara@kidsinthegame.com to indicate your interest. Only qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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. 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 2019 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, New York, NY 10023
    • Upper East Side – 4 East 90th St, New York, NY 10128
    • Park Slope – 588 6th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215
    • Inwood – 620 Isham St, New York, NY 10034
    • Riverdale – 5521 Mosholu Ave, 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, New York, NY 10023
    • Upper East Side – 4 East 90th St, New York, NY 10128
    • Park Slope – 588 6th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215
    • Inwood – 620 Isham St, New York, NY 10034
    • Riverdale – 5521 Mosholu Ave, 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:
    • Inwood – 620 Isham St, New York, NY 10034
    • Riverdale – 5521 Mosholu Ave, 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 six 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 2019 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!
  • DOE or DOH fingerprinted is a plus
  • Physical and TB test will be required
  • 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 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, New York, NY 10023
    • Upper East Side – 4 East 90th St, New York, NY 10128
    • Park Slope – 588 6th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215
    • Inwood – 620 Isham St, New York, NY 10034
    • Riverdale – 5521 Mosholu Ave, 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, afterschool, 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 six day camps across NYC.

Position Description:

  • Kids in the Game is looking for a Sports Specialist of good health with the ability to provide fun and age appropriate instruction that will work closely with the Camp Director and Assistant Directors staff to make the 2019 summer the best one ever. 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. 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 Sports Specialist is responsible for fostering an atmosphere of fun and learning and serve as a role model to youth while providing fun and age-appropriate instruction.

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 Camp 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.
      • Ability to observe camper behavior, assess appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations, emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior management techniques.
    • Teamwork Makes the Dream Work:
      • Work to reduce conflict among campers, create a team-friendly environment with positivity.
      • Foster an atmosphere of fun and learning and serves as a role model to youth.
      • Ensure that campers acquire a sincere appreciation of sports, achieving an increased sense of self-esteem, cognitive skills and motor skills.
    • Plan, Plan, Plan:
      • Demonstrate organizational skills: lesson planning, timelines, meet deadlines, following schedules and set goals.
      • 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.
    • Play (almost) All Day:
      • Plan and execute the activities in coordination with the program staff and supervisors
      • Arrange and maintain sports area, equipment, and set up and cleanup operations of the sports area on a daily basis.
    • 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!
  • DOE or DOH fingerprinted is a plus
  • Physical and TB will be required
  • 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 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, New York, NY 10023
    • Upper East Side – 4 East 90th St, New York, NY 10128
    • Park Slope – 588 6th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215
    • Inwood – 620 Isham St, New York, NY 10034
    • Riverdale – 5521 Mosholu Ave, 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, afterschool, 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 six 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 2019 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!
  • DOE or DOH fingerprinted is a plus
  • Physical and TB test will be a requirement
  • 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 24th – August 16th; 8-week commitment; no camp on July 4th. We do have 5 to 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, New York, NY 10023
    • Upper East Side – 4 East 90th St, New York, NY 10128
    • Park Slope – 588 6th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215
    • Inwood – 620 Isham St, New York, NY 10034
    • Riverdale – 5521 Mosholu Ave, 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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