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Teaching Assistant , Chess - Co-Curricular

at Punahou School

Posted: 9/29/2019
Job Reference #: 1247

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Punahou School’s after school Chess program fosters self-confidence, patience and creativity while enhancing cognitive skills, such as conceptual understanding, reading comprehension, mathematics, logic, observation and analysis. Students become willing and active problem-solvers in a fun and positive learning environment.  Through the use of instructional gaming, children develop better decision-making skills, are more aware of the consequences of their actions, and are able to think about and sustain progress toward long-term gains.  Students combine artistic and creative skills to address immediate tactical needs.

Punahou School is actively recruiting a Teaching Assistant for the Chess Program.  The Teaching Assistant will escort students to/from class, monitor class attendance, assist with administrative tasks, and support lead teachers in creating a safe and healthy environment for learning.  If you thrive in a collaborative environment, demonstrate excellent communication skills, are a continuous learner and have a passion for the game of chess, we invite you to apply!

Position Details: 
Department: Co-Curricular - Chess Program  
Status: Part Time No Benefits
FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt 
Work Year: 9 Month, 2019-2020 School Year
Work Hours:  Monday through Friday, 2:15 PM – 5:30 PM

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Experience working with elementary-age children.
  • Understanding of chess basics.
  • Familiarity with Windows, Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook) and Google applications.