Learning for Social Impact Instructor: 9th-12th Grade

Job Type

Part Time



Start Date


Application Deadline



2090 Seventh Avenue
10th Floor
New York
United States


HEAF is a comprehensive supplemental education and youth development organization that works to help motivated students develop the intellectual curiosity, academic ability, social values and personal resiliency they need to ensure success in school, career and life.  HEAF identifies scholars in middle school and supports them until they are successfully admitted to four-year colleges through a variety of after-school, Saturday and summer educational and youth development programs.

Program Description:

Fridays, September 26, 2018 – December 14, 2018 & January 14 -May 10

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Learning for Social Impact Project® (LSI) is a service-learning initiative that combines community service with direct reflection, academic learning, youth exchange and travel.  LSI® project goals are to promote cultural, academic/cognitive and social competencies of its participants, as well as to complete a sustainable service project that addresses a community need.  Each six-month LSI project relates one country or theme to the experiences of the HEAF students.  The project culminates in a trip of approximately fifteen HEAF students visiting the community and culture studied, where they complete the service aspect of the project.

Course Summary:

Scholars in this class will take a deep dive into the history and culture of Cuba.  Students will study the ramifications of the 1960 US embargo which prohibited commercial, economic, and financial interactions with Cuba. This year, we will study the political, economic and structural ramifications of the 1960 embargo on present day Havana, agriculture and sustainability in Viňales as well as new policies as the country transitioned out of the Castro regime.  

Job Requirements:

  • B.A in Political Science, Sociology, Anthropology, History or related field (graduate students are encouraged to apply)
  • 1-3 years teaching experience or direct youth experience with high school to college aged students
  • Experience in project based and inquiry-based learning techniques
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Impeccable classroom management skills
  • Willingness to promote HEAF educational and youth development philosophy
  • Ability to work collaboratively with the HEAF staff
  • Ability and willingness to commit to entire program
  • Engaging, dynamic, passionate, and an ability to have FUN in the classroom
  • Fluency in spanish desired, but not required

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply


To apply: Send cover letter and resume to:

Harlem Educational Activities Fund

Attn: LSI Teacher Search

Email: vwade@heaf.org

No Phone Calls please