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Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

Chess Coordinator Wanted

Chess Coordinator
Country

Saint Lucia
Program Area

Education and Teacher Training
Community and Youth Development
Partner

National Community Foundation
Projected Start Date

August, 2010
Duration

12 months
Description

A Peace Corps Response Volunteer is needed to serve as a Chess Coordinator for the National Community Foundation. Saint Lucia faces many challenges including unemployment, crime, and an under-educated population. It is unrealistic to expect any one program to fix all of these issues. However, it is obvious that the country would benefit from a giant infusion of self-discipline, strategic thinking, and increased self esteem. Surprisingly, the beginning of change for this small country of 150,000 people and 238,000 square miles may be connected to a classic game. The needed change may start with the children who take to the game with unbelievable enthusiasm and then spill over to the tight knit communities where they live. The game is chess.

The Foundation is in need of a PCRV to implement chess communities in the St. Lucian culture in order for each community and family to access the academic and social benefits inherent in the game of chess. The Chess Coordinator will strengthen the existing Chess in Schools program and prepare students for the Chess in Schools National Tournament in July 2011. To achieve this goal, the PCRV will: develop interest in the game of chess in schools and community groups; work closely with the existing Chess in Schools program; prepare for and implement the National Chess in Schools Tournament; train teachers and community facilitators to teach the game; develop an evaluation method and assess the impact of the program; and maintain appropriate records and results.

Qualifications

Mandatory:

* Ability to play chess at an intermediate level and communicate effectively with adults and children
* Familiarity with program evaluation methodologies
* Intermediate computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
* Ability to negotiate the bus system of a developing country
* Experience implementing community events and contests
* Excellent communication skills

Desired:

* Public relations and marketing skills
* Experience in teaching or training
* Understanding of basic tactics and strategies of chess
* Familiarity with Microsoft Access or other database systems
* Understanding of how community-based organizations work
* Familiarity with chess tournaments

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