The Speyer Legacy School seeks a dynamic, innovative, and passionate part-time Chess specialist to be a member of the school’s Lower School faculty beginning August 2019, joining a team that includes three faculty members: The Director of Chess Instruction and two part time chess specialists. Reporting to the Director of Chess, this new position is responsible for collaborating with faculty and staff to teach in support of the school’s mission and curricular goals, with an emphasis on increasing involvement and the chess knowledge of Speyer’s female population. The ideal candidate possesses creative problem-solving skills, a sense of humor, enthusiasm for designing innovative curriculum, a positive attitude toward change and strong interpersonal skills that allow one to cooperate and collaborate effectively with others.
Duties & Responsibilities
Plan and implement motivating chess lessons for a middle school elective, which ensures students are learning by doing and developing good study habits.
Work with individual and small groups of students with advanced chess knowledge.
Gather assessment data on student-learning in order to make instructional decisions.
Coach weekend tournaments as needed and attend the All girls National Chess Championship in Chicago.
Implement rules for behavior and classroom procedures and routines.
Evaluate students' performance, including academic, behavioral, and social-emotional.
Prepare student reporting, which includes narrative descriptions of students' achievements and needs.
Engage respectfully with families and demonstrate sensitivity to cultures, values, configurations, and beliefs.
Communicate regularly with families about classroom happenings and student progress.
Demonstrate a passion for lifelong learning and actively pursue professional development rooted in individual and schoolwide goals.
Demonstrates a desire to meaningfully integrate technology into the classroom.
Updates curriculum and materials as needed.
Participate in the school community, including faculty and committee work, and school duties.
Promote respect for diversity, equity, and inclusion as a core value of the School, a shared responsibility in partnership with the school community.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Knowledge of child development, best practices, and current trends in education.
Demonstrated classroom management skills, including time, space, and materials for most effective learning.
Experience in differentiated instruction.
Creativity and innovation in both curriculum and instruction; ability to incorporate 21st century skills.
Capable of generating high quality instructional materials.
Outstanding interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills.
Ability to integrate technology effectively into classroom instruction to enhance student learning.
Skilled in creating a learning environment that is challenging, motivating, and age-appropriate.
5 or more years of chess teaching experience.
Tournament experience required. A highly qualified candidate will have achieved an International Title of IM, WGM, or GM.
Please apply by sending your resume, cover letter, a one-page educational philosophy statement, and names of three references to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Speyer Legacy School welcomes candidates who will add to the diversity of our community and who have demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in their teaching and learning.
The Speyer Legacy School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, sex, disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or family composition or any other status protected by applicable law in the administration of its employment, education, admission, financial aid, and other policies and programs.