Summer Academy ELA Instructor

Job Type

Part Time Temporary


Details: Commensurate with Experience



Start Date:


Application Deadline:



980 Park Avenue
@ 83rd Street
New York
New York
United States


We are seeking an engaging and motivating state certified teacher, with strong classroom management skills to instruct the English Language Arts component of our four-week Summer Academy program. This course provides instruction in reading, writing and communication skills through weekly discussions, research and debates focused on high-interest current events and sports related topics. The ideal candidate will have experience with inquiry-based learning techniques and supporting students in small-group work. This part-time position (18 hours per week, plus pre-program prep) reports to the Summer Academy Director.

Summer Academy English Language Arts Instructor Responsibilities:

 Engage in the development and implementation of the New Heights Summer Academy curriculum, with sports and high-interest current events serving as a running theme.

 Serve as the lead instructor of two classes daily of either 5th & 6th graders or 7th & 8th graders.

 Supervise and engage a classroom assistant teacher and Summer Academy team leaders (camp counselors) in support of student-athletes’ educational experience in the classroom.

 Provide assessment, differentiated instruction and academic support as needed to ensure students’ educational growth over the four-week program.

 Provide one-on-one or small group tutoring to students as assigned by Summer Academy Director.

 Actively participate in SA 2018 staff training and planning (July 3rd, 5th & 6th).

 Be responsible for the safety and well-being of all student-athletes enrolled in Summer Academy.

 Be a positive role model and example for all campers and junior staff.

 Promote and model New Heights’ T.R.E.E. values throughout the summer.

 Bachelor's Degree required; preference given to candidates with Master's Degree or higher


The program hours for Summer Academy Instructors will be:

July 9th – Aug 3rd, 2018

Monday – Thursday, 9:00am-1:30pm

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to, with the subject “Summer Academy ELA Instructor” in the email. No phone calls please.