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Thank you for your interest in a career with Chess in the Schools. Positions that are currently available are listed below. Click on any job title for details, including how to apply.

Chess in the Schools is an equal opportunity employer.

*There are currently no open employment opportunities.

Chess Educator/Coach is part of a deeply committed team of educators who bring chess to some of NYC's most deserving students in high poverty schools. You will teach chess full-time to elementary through middle school aged students during the school day and in after school clubs, coach your students at weekend tournaments, and at national events, and promote a chess culture in the schools. The ideal candidate has high expectations for children, is extremely organized, proactive, enthusiastic, motivated, and works well in a team setting. This position reports to the Senior Program Manager.

Hours: Full-time, four weekdays and most Saturdays, local holiday tournaments, state/nationals tournaments and professional development.

§ Prepare and implement lesson plans for classes and clubs, which include: an aim, review, lesson, activity, assessment and the ability to work within a curriculum
§ Maintain daily teacher’s planner
§ Submit accurately completed paperwork each week
§ Attend all CIS training and development seminars
§ Maintain and take an inventory of chess materials at schools
§ Provide coaching and game analysis at (weekend and holiday) tournaments
§ National Tournaments: Travel to national tournaments and provide coaching
§ Summer Chess Camps: Provide four weeks of chess instruction

Have a substantial knowledge of chess; an advanced understanding of the game and tournament experience will be a plus
Ability to work independently and collaboratively
Experience working with children and/or youth
Prior teaching experience a +
Ability to travel nationally to tournaments in the spring
Compensation: This is a salaried position

How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume to instructorjobs@chessintheschools.org. Please make your subject line yourlastname_yourfirstname_Chess Educator. No phone calls, please.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our goal to provide equal opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, military or veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by state or federal law. This policy also prohibits employees from harassing any other employees for any reason including, but not limited to, race, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disabled status.


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