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Location: WHEDco Middle School ExTRA Extended School Day Program at The Highbridge Green School-MS 361
Reports to: Coordinator of Education and Youth Development- MS ExTRA Program Director
In collaboration with the program director, school principal and other key stakeholders, the Chess Instructor will lead the planning, development, and implementation of the chess program of the WHEDco MS ExTRA Extended School Day Program at The Highbridge Green School with special attention to activities that will promote discipline, critical thinking and social competencies.
•Design, develop and implement the chess program for students in grades 6 to 8, offering participants opportunities to develop an interest and mastery of the game
•Lead, supervise and provide guidance to program participants in elective four (4) times per week
•Create lesson plan; select necessary supplies
•Teach students the rules and etiquette of chess playing
•Attend all necessary staff development training
•Encourage and lead projects related to chess that foster academic and social growth
•Assist in the planning of workshops and special events
•Attend all required staff/planning meetings
•Take on special assignments which pertain to the goals and objectives of the MS ExTRA program
•Minimum two years professional experience working with children in a classroom, after school, or community based environment leading/organizing activities. Substantial volunteer work will be considered
•Demonstrated interest in the field of education, child development or literacy preferred
•Familiarity with literacy and whole language teaching methodology desirable
•Able to work late afternoons and/or evenings
•Well organized, able to work both independently and collaboratively
•Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus
•Current, active college enrollment or college degree preferred
•Previous work experience in low-income communities preferred
WHEDco is an equal opportunity employer.
How TO APPLY:
Send a cover letter and resume to one of the following:
Fax: (718) 732-2904 Mail: WHEDco, 50 East 168th Street, Bronx, NY 10452
Attn: Tiffany Stewart, Coordinator of Education and Youth Development
The Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation (WHEDco), a Bronx-based nonprofit housing and community development organization, seeks a Chess Instructor to join its Education and Youth Development Department. WHEDco has worked for over twenty years to build a more beautiful, equitable, and economically vibrant Bronx. We reach over 35,000 people annually through energy-efficient, healthy and affordable homes; early childhood education and youth development; home-based childcare microenterprise and food business incubation; family support services; and free arts programming. See www.whedco.org for more information.
WHEDco is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, color, religion, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.