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Education Coordinator for TPPP

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Job posted by: Grand Street Settlement

Posted on: August 14, 2014

Job description

TITLE: Education Coordinator for TPPP

STATUS: Part-time, 24 hours/week; $20-25/per hour based on experience

SCHEDULE: Afterschool Monday - Friday, plus some additional daytime hours

DEPARTMENT: Youth and Community Development Services

REPORTS TO: Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program Coordinator

LOCATION: Lower East Side, Manhattan

DATE: August, 2014

JOB SUMMARY:

The Education Component is a vital part of the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program at Grand Street Settlement and includes the Education Coordinator, Teachers, and Tutors. The program will be replicating the Carrera Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program, and, in addition to offering age- and stage-appropriate reproductive and sexual health education, this holistic model of pregnancy prevention focuses on the development of the whole child, through positive youth development programming. The Education Coordinator provides academic case management for participants and develops educational programming that provides academic support, remediation, and enrichment.

The Education Coordinator will work in collaboration with the other component coordinators of the program. These components are: Family Life and Sex Education (FLSE), Job Club (internships and the development of financial literacy), Mental Health, Self-Expression (arts), and Lifetime Individual Sports.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor's degree required, Masters preferred
  • At least 3 years' experience teaching, providing educational support and advocacy, and creating educational programming, particularly with adolescents in underserved communities
  • Experience with high school and college admissions and advising
  • Knowledge of DOE educational standards, promotional criteria, graduation requirements, high school application process, etc.
  • Experience with addressing the educational needs and options for youth in academic crisis
  • Excellent classroom management skills, utilizing a creative approach to engaging youth
  • Strong organizational and computer skills
  • Outstanding collaborative skills
  • Experience including youth in programmatic development a plus
  • Bilingual Spanish/English a plus
  • Experience with standardized test preparation (P/SAT) a plus

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop educational programming that offers focused academic assistance and tutoring and that provides life-learning and enrichment activities. Create a learning environment that is distinct from the school-day experience.
  • Develop academic plans for each participant, utilizing one-on-one meetings with youth, staff observations, parents, school records and supplementary information from teachers and guidance counselors, alternative assessments such as IEPs, and appropriate standardized test scores.
  • Supervise one teacher and one tutor.
  • Monitor school performance through the collection of report cards, transcripts, high school/college admissions letters, etc.
  • Conduct school visits and make phone calls to teachers, guidance counselors or principals as appropriate.
  • Meet with or make phone calls to parents as appropriate.
  • Offer test-preparation classes that will help participants develop general standardized test-taking skills and will enhance performance on specific tests (P/SAT, ACT, Regents, etc.).
  • Facilitate weekly Education Component/academic case management meetings to address specific concerns about participants and to collaboratively develop educational/enrichment programming.
  • Identify participants who are in academic crisis and that may require specific interventions and/or advocacy beyond the scope of the program (i.e.: legal advocacy with the DOE).
  • Enhance computer literacy and utilize on-site computer resources.
  • Plan educational trips to provide enrichment experiences (could be in collaboration with other components) and to enhance educational learning (i.e.: college trips).
  • Complete and submit monthly reports on the progress of individual cases and the education component in general.
  • Meet with Program Coordinator for weekly supervision and attend TPPP program staff meetings.
  • Collaborate with the entire TPPP program staff to create a supportive and nurturing environment in which youth can learn and thrive.

Order appropriate education materials to support the programming as necessary

How to apply

Information on the Carrera model can be found at: http://stopteenpregnancy.childrensaidsociety.org/our-program

Please send a cover letter and resume highlighting your relevant experience to Director of Youth Services Programs at: clopez@grandsettlement.org. Include the job title "Education Coordinator" in the subject line of the email. Also provide us with three professional references that we can contact (at least one should be from a former supervisor).

  • Community members from the Lower East Side are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

No phone calls, please

EOE

Location

80 Pitt Street, New York, NY, 10002, US

Details

Start date
August 14, 2014
Application deadline
October 14, 2014
Education requirements
Employment type
Part time
Professional level
Professional
Benefits
Excellent Benefits
Job function
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