Chess Coordinator

ASAP/After School Activities Partnerships
Position Details
Opening Date: 
Fri, 06/16/2017
Position Summary: 
ASAP/After School Activities Partnerships is a non-profit organization with the mission to develop high-quality after school activities and resources to empower youth and strengthen communities in Philadelphia. The Chess Coordinator serves the city’s young people by working closely with the Director of Chess Programs in maintaining ASAP’s largest initiative – ASAP Chess – currently with a goal of 175 chess clubs citywide serving 2,500 students in schools, recreation centers, and other sites.
Key Duties & Responsibilities: 
Duties include: • Working closely with ASAP’s active chess clubs through regular phone calls and emails, a weekly e-newsletter, and by providing chess materials. This includes chess clubs supported by the city of Philadelphia’s Department of Human Services preventative service efforts. • Developing and managing relationships with coaches and students. • Recruiting new organizations and individuals into ASAP Chess by organizing and publicizing trainings for new chess club leaders. • Scheduling periodic site visits to observe clubs and provide additional support when needed. • Recruiting, placing, and managing high school chess mentors as they provide instruction and inspiration to students at existing middle and elementary clubs. • Recruiting and serving as the primary point of contact for ASAP’s afterschool and weekend events and tournaments for up to 250 students; managing tournament staff. • Recruiting and publicizing the Philly Girls Play Chess initiative; Assisting with the Philly Girls Play Chess Summer Camp. • Collecting, inputting, and organizing data about chess clubs, events, and student progress. • Collecting coach/parent/student testimonials through interviews. • Supporting ASAP’s other initiatives as needed and contribute to overall organizational goals through participation on ASAP’s staff committees. • Following developments within the School District of Philadelphia and establishing plans for reacting to said developments.
Education, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: 
Qualifications include the following: • Minimum Bachelor’s degree/4-year degree • Experience with youth development, outreach and/or community organizing preferred • Knowledge of chess strongly preferred, but not required • Ability to multi-task and work in a team setting • Detail-oriented approach • Strong writing skills • Outgoing personality
More Details: 
ASAP is a small organization, and the atmosphere is fast-paced and collaborative. We recruit colleagues who are excited about working as part of a team to improve the lives of the city’s youth. Applicants should be proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook. The job requires a flexible schedule—some evenings and weekends are involved.
Contact Info
Contact Info: 
Interested parties should email a resumé and cover letter to Martin Collette at with ‘Chess Coordinator Position’ and last name in the subject line.