Student Support Specialist

Job Type

Full Time




New York
United States


Organization Overview:

The Stanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center (Isaacs Center) is a non-profit, multi-service organization focusing primarily on the needs of children and low-income families, out-of-school and out-of-work youth, and aging New Yorkers. We operate at community centers located in the neighborhoods of East Harlem and Yorkville, and seek to deliver programs that are impactful, innovative, and intergenerational.  

Position Summary

The Isaacs Center is seeking a highly motivated, skilled, and data-driven candidate to serve as the Student Support Specialist. The specialist will develop and facilitate academic interventions in support of young adults who have entered Education and Workforce Development at the Isaacs Center improve their literacy, advance toward a high school equivalency and college and/or develop the skills necessary to secure a career in growing New York City employment sector. The specialist will work in close collaboration with an interdisciplinary team to identify and utilize assessment instruments that will supplement academic instruction. The specialist also will provide administrative support and may conduct workshops designed to help young people identify college and career pathways that match their life goals.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education or related field required
  • Knowledgeable of and ability to apply positive youth development principles
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate and challenge students to achieve a high level of performance through rigorous academic performance
  • Experience in curriculum implementation
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent computer and office skills 

Primary Duties:

  • Work in close collaboration with the Instructional Leader or the Academic Coordinator to develop curriculum, coordinate testing and assessment, and create comfortable environments for diverse learners.
  • Develop and implement strategies to assist young adults who have not found success in traditional learning environments. Provide and support a differentiated instructional model. 
  • Administer multiple forms of assessment, including summative and formative assessments, and use these assessments to inform lesson planning and day to day instructional strategies
  • Facilitate instruction as needed. Provide one-on-one tutoring.
  • Incorporate practical and project-based learning opportunities, discussion groups, and media in order to create a dynamic classroom experience.
  • Maintain student portfolios, records, and contacts.
  • Light data entry (ie, attendance, test scores)



Non-Discrimination Policy

The Isaacs Center is an equal opportunity employer. The agency does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, socio-economic status, marital status, national or ethnic origin, age, religion or creed, disability, or political or sexual orientation. Diversity is a fundamental strength of the Isaacs Center.

The Isaacs Center offers benefits packages that include four weeks of paid vacation in the first year for full-time employees, sick leave, and health insurance. The Isaacs Center is committed to staff training and development. Qualified applicants will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

How To Apply

Qualified applicants should email/fax their resume for consideration to Jennifer Cepero, Director of Finance and Administration. Email: