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Union Settlement is an on-the-ground resource for East Harlem residents of all ages, and a passionate advocate for the needs of underserved communities. Since opening our doors in 1895, we have brought education, wellness, and community-building programs to our neighborhood, empowering New Yorkers with opportunities to better their lives. More than 350 staff work in our organization and our services impact 10,000 people every year. By helping our neighbors realize their goals, we build the vitality and success of East Harlem. For more information about Union Settlement, please visit our website at www.unionsettlement.org.



Program Description:

The afterschool program seeks to provide all participants with a range of opportunities for learning, guidance, mentorship, and creative self-expression for improving self-confidence and self-efficacy, cultivating interests and broadening worldviews, challenging themselves, helping others, and becoming engaged in their schools and community. We also seek to provide our participants with many of the services to which they would otherwise not have access: computer classes, specialized high school prep, arts enrichment, tutoring, consistent physical education and recreation, and one-on-one mentorship and guidance.


Position:  Education Specialist 

Program:  Youth Services 

Reports to:  Program Director and Site Supervisor 

Rate:  $35 per hour

FLSA:  Non-exempt

Locations: 144-176 E 128th St, New York, NY 10029 (12 hrs/wk)

535 E 119th St, New York, NY 10029 (20 hrs/wk)

160 E 120th St, New York, NY 10035 (15 hrs/wk)

216 E 120th St, New York, NY 10035 (20 hrs/wk)

232 E 103rd St, New York, NY 10029 (8 hrs/wk)


*** Eligible, qualified candidates if available, can be hired earlier and prior to the Summer Camp commencement and earn additional wages and experience within our active After School programs. Positions include: Activity Specialist, Classroom Aide, Group Leader (Middle & Elementary School),  Education Specialist, Senior Group Leader/Site Supervisor, Tutor (Middle School), Visual Arts Specialist, and Manager and Director-level roles). If interested, ask about it during the phone screen and interview. ***


Position Summary:

The summer program seeks to provide all participants with a range of opportunities for learning, guidance, mentorship, and creative self-expression for improving self-confidence and self-efficacy, cultivating interests and broadening worldviews, challenging themselves, helping others, and becoming engaged in their schools and community. The Education Specialist will be responsible for curriculum development, activity facilitation, and classroom management. We also seek to provide our participants with many of the services to which they would otherwise not have access: computer classes, specialized high school prep, arts enrichment, tutoring, consistent physical education and recreation, and one-on-one mentorship and guidance.

Responsibilities:

•  Oversee and ensure alignment of Common Core Standards and COMPASS/SONYC STEM program activities with recognized learning standards.

•  Supervise all academic activities to ensure standards are met.

•  Assist in the facilitation of curriculum development, and ensure that school day and COMPASS/SONYC curriculum are aligned.

•  Provide extra academic support for all participants.

•  Supervise and input developmentally appropriate educational curricula for participants in areas of literacy and mathematics.

•  Create individual academic assessments and plans for enrichment for participants.

•  Provide professional development training at least once a week on Common Core strategies and lesson plan development.

•  Attend program meetings and professional development workshops as coordinated by program leadership.

•  Participate in special events, staff meetings, USA program committee, monthly Youth Services Department meetings, and all school trips/afterschool events.

•  Additional duties as assigned by the Site Supervisor, Program Director, Program Manager, and Deputy Director. 


Qualifications:

•  Master’s degree in an education-related field with training in the Common Core and at least three years of teaching experience, including experience in curriculum development, lesson planning, and implementation of structured programming for elementary or middle school students.

•  At a minimum, Bachelor’s Degree in Education or related field and five years’ experience in facilitating educational workshops in schools, after-school programs, or community-based organizations.

•  Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.

•  Strong verbal, written, clerical, organizational, and problem-solving skills.

•  Demonstrated ability to perform multiple tasks effectively in a fast-paced, challenging, and constantly changing environment.

•  The ability to perform at a high level.

•  Dedication to serving youth in an urban setting. Innovation and patience.

•  Demonstrated understanding of the challenges facing youth in an urban setting.


UNION SETTLEMENT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Union Settlement is an on-the-ground resource for East Harlem residents of all ages, and a passionate advocate for the needs of underserved communities. Since opening our doors in 1895, we have brought education, wellness, and…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Part Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Temporary
  • Education
    Master's Degree Required
  • Experience Level
    Intermediate
Compensation
Up to USD $35
/ hour

Location

On-site
237 East 104th Street, New York, NY 10029, United States
New York, NY 10029

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