Careers

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:

  1. Enhancing emotional intelligence
  2. Creating a positive sense of self
  3. Developing NYC into the nation’s top talent hub
  4. Integrating our communities
  5. 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.

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!

Part-Time Positions (Year-Round)

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.

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.

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.

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.

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