Part-Time Extended-Day Education Coordinator, South Bronx Early College Academy

Job Type

Part Time

Published

08/09/2018

Address

801 East 156th Street
Bronx
New York
10455
United States

Description

Title:                   Part-Time Extended-Day Education Coordinator, South Bronx Early College Academy

Location:            801 East 156th Street, Bronx, NY 10455

Reports to:        Extended-Day Program Director, South Bronx Early College Academy     


The Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation (WHEDco) is a community development organization founded on the radically simple idea that all people deserve healthy, vibrant communities. We build award-winning, sustainable, affordable homes – but our work is not over when our buildings are complete. WHEDco believes that to be successful, affordable housing must be anchored in strong communities that residents can be proud of. WHEDco’s mission is to give the South Bronx access to all the resources that create thriving neighborhoods – from high-quality early education and after-school programs, to fresh, healthy food, cultural programming, and economic opportunity. See www.whedco.org for more information.


WHEDco affords all qualified applicants equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of gender, race, creed (religion), color, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, age, disability, predisposing genetic characteristic, marital status or domestic violence victim status, or any other category protected by law. WHEDco follows the requirements of the New York Human Rights Law with regard to non-discrimination on the basis of prior criminal conviction and prior arrest.


Job Summary: 

This is a unique opportunity to be part of an extended-day program for middle schoolers in the heart of the South Bronx with an unprecedented level of collaboration between the school and our program. We are out to build and sustain an exemplary program that focuses on growing the hearts and minds of our students. We are looking for passionate, empathetic, and determined individuals. For our team, strong candidates take initiative, are open to coaching, understand our students, and are extremely flexible. For our students, strong understanding of middle school youth, under-served communities, group dynamics, and classroom management are a must.


Under the direct supervision of the Extended-Day Program Director, the EDP Education Coordinator will help shape the academic portion of our program. We are a no-homework school, so our group leaders are expected to create dynamic lessons that connect to the school day and to our larger goals around STEAM and Social Justice. We are looking to build enduring partnerships and create a flagship program. A successful individual in this position would be eager to grow, can see what needs to be done and make it happen, and hold ourselves and our students to high academic standards (while helping them and us get there!). Expect to be coached in new skills around classroom management, youth development, and working on a team. This is a great opportunity for individuals looking to build their youth management, program development, and strategic planning skills.

Responsibilities:

·       Coordinate frequently with day teacher and administrators to facilitate academic alignment between the day school program and Extended-Day program;

·       Seek out and develop lesson plans and units that align with the needs and goals of the day school and the Extended-day program;

·       In conjunction with the Program Director, provide coaching around lesson planning and behavior management to Extended-Day teachers;

·       Seek out and apply for grants and corporate partnerships that could benefit the Extended-Day Program;

·      Develop workshops, events and trips that will support, inspire, and inform youth (trips, panels, and college tours/fairs) and support the goals of the program;

·       Model appropriate behavior to participants, and use positive behavior-management techniques with participants;

·       Encourage students to positively participate in all programming and activities;

·       Assist in the planning and implementation of special events;

·       Attend all required staff/planning meetings;

·       Actively seek out and take on any other required duties or special assignments consistent with the goals and objectives of the program.


Qualifications:

·       Minimum two years’ professional experience working with students in a classroom, after school, or community based environment leading/organizing group activities. Substantial volunteer work will be considered (NYS Teacher Certification a plus);

·       Bachelor's Degree; Master's in related field preferred;

·       Knowledge of New York City public education system, including charter schools, special education, IEPs, and local and citywide educational resources;

·       Demonstrated interest in the field of education, child development and literacy;

·       Demonstrated ability to seek out, create, and nurture partnerships with teachers, administrators, and outside organizations;

·       Demonstrated understanding of lesson planning, unit planning, and creating year-long scope and sequences;

·       Desire to work in a flexible start-up environment;

·       Able to work late afternoons and/or evenings;

·       Well organized, able to work both independently as well as collaboratively;

·       Previous work or volunteer experience in low-income communities;

·       Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus.



Competitive pay rate based on experience. This is a part-time, hourly position for the 2017-18 school year.


To respond, please send a cover letter and resume to:

Email:   EDPrecruiting@whedco.org (Include “Education Coordinator” and your name in subject line)

Mail:     WHEDco, 50 East 168th Street, Suite 1, Bronx NY 10452 to the attention of Senior Director of Education & Youth Development.


Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

EDPrecruiting@whedco.org
http://www.whedco.org

To respond, please send a cover letter and resume to:

Email:   EDPrecruiting@whedco.org (Include “Education Coordinator” and your name in subject line)

Mail:     WHEDco, 50 East 168th Street, Suite 1, Bronx NY 10452 to the attention of Senior Director of Education & Youth Development.



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