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ABOUT FRESH YOUTH INITIATIVES (FYI):  FYI is a dynamic community-based organization that offers immigrant and first generation youth the tools, supports, and caring relationships that enable them to navigate transitions, connect to their community, flourish in school, and get on track to college and career.  Founded in 1993, FYI operates programs across five sites in Washington Heights/Inwood where 1,200 children participate in after school programs, summer camps, service learning, advisory, and mental health services.  As a result of community needs that arose during the pandemic, FYI transformed itself from a single service youth organization to a multi-service organization that bolsters fragile families through food relief, social services and mental health counseling.


Education AT FYI

The following principles guide FYI’s work:

·       Successful learning supports the whole child – i.e., the child’s social-emotional  growth, cognition, executive functioning, and developmental tasks

·       Instructional practices are culturally responsive and trauma-informed 

·       Individual assessment data drives customized instruction

·       Programming is evidence-based, meets a need, and brings joy to participants


ABOUT THE POSITION

The Senior Literacy Instructor will provide literacy instruction and assessment at the elementary and middle school levels.  This is a leadership position responsible to design and implement research-based, culturally responsive literacy programming delivered during out of school time hours. Using their expert content knowledge, the Senior Literacy Instructor will work directly with children and early adolescents.


Specific responsibilities:

·       Administer literacy assessments using the Qualitative Reading Inventory-6 or equivalent Literacy Assessment Tools

·       Use data, assessments, and observation to evaluate the needs and progress of students and to develop corresponding educational plans and services

·       Design and implement new literacy programs that foster literacy skills and a love of reading

·       Provide personalized literacy interventions one-to-one basis and in small groups (grades 3-8)  based on reading assessments

·       Meet with parents to develop strategies for children’s academic success 

·       Meet with school personnel to review student progress, adjust learning strategies, exchange observations, and coordinate school-day and afterschool content


QUALIFICATIONS

§  Master’s degree in Education with specialty in reading instruction, preferred 

§  Spanish/English fluency, preferred but not required 

§  Three years of experience teaching children 

§  Instructional experience in delivering literacy programming Experience administering literacy assessments

§  Experience working with teachers and parents 


Compensation 

Excellent salary. For full-time staff:  health coverage, and 21 vacation days (24 days after three years). Professional development opportunities offered, pleasant work environment, and supportive team work are highlights. FYI’s supportive employee culture encourages professional collaboration, staff innovation, shared decision-making, and contributions to the field at large.


CONTACT:  Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Mary Sanchez, Chief Operating Officer, at msanchez@freshyouth.org


POSTED DATE:  June 12, 2021


START DATE:  September 2021


Fresh Youth Initiatives, Inc. (F.Y.I.) does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, participants, volunteers, consultants, and vendors.

Fresh Youth Initiatives, Inc. (F.Y.I.) is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

ABOUT FRESH YOUTH INITIATIVES (FYI):  FYI is a dynamic community-based organization that offers immigrant and first generation youth the tools, supports, and caring relationships that enable them to navigate transitions, connect to their…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    September 13, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    August 31, 2021
  • Education
    Master's Degree Required

Benefits

Compensation 

Excellent salary. For full-time staff:  health coverage, and 21 vacation days (24 days after three years). Professional development opportunities offered, pleasant work environment, and supportive team work are highlights. FYI’s supportive employee culture encourages professional collaboration, staff innovation, shared decision-making, and contributions to the field at large.

Compensation 

Excellent salary. For full-time staff:  health coverage, and 21 vacation days (24 days after three years). Professional development opportunities offered, pleasant…

Level of Language Proficiency

Spanish/English fluency, preferred but not required 

Spanish/English fluency, preferred but not required 

Location

On-site
505 W 171st St, New York, NY 10032, USA

How to Apply

CONTACT:  Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Mary Sanchez, Chief Operations Officer, at msanchez@freshyouth.org

CONTACT:  Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Mary Sanchez, Chief Operations Officer, at msanchez@freshyouth.org

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