Literacy Program Specialist

Job Type

Part Time


Details: $20-25 per hour




521 West 145th Street
New York
New York
United States


The Literacy Program Specialist will be dedicated to developing and implementing activities that promote proficiency in English language arts (ELA) for program participants in grades K through 12.  This will include providing homework support, tutoring and enrichment activities that strengthen participant confidence in these disciplines and develop critical thinking skills.  In addition to ELA activities the Specialist will also support in the planning and implementation of other club-wide activities that support achievement of participant academic success, good health and wellness and strong character and leadership behaviors.  

KEY ROLES (Essential Job Responsibilities) 


  • Lead literacy initiatives which include implementation of Boys & Girls Club of America’s Project Learn, Power Hour & Summer Brain Gain programs
  • Utilize curriculum resources effectively to develop educational programming that supports the academic success of all members
  • Train and manage volunteers on best practices and programming expectations
  • Intake individual member’s academic needs and develop individualized plans that support their ongoing academic success.
  • Create academic accountability systems that helps members build personal education responsibility 
  • Develop effective activity centers for diverse learners
  • Ensure compliance with BGCHArlem policy and procedures, maintain a clean and safe environment of assigned program area. 
  • Conduct regular safety checks of your program area, accurately tracking and monitoring the use of all equipment


  • Ensure a team-based work environment by communicating effectively and positively with supervisors, co-workers, volunteers, and other community partners
  • Make recommendations regarding members’ needs, program ideas and facility needs
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Holds a minimum Bachelor’s Degree in education, social sciences or human services 
  • Demonstrated experience working with youth
  • Demonstrated experience in instruction and classroom management
  • Willingness to work in a continuously evolving work environment
  • Proficient in basic computer skills and use of basic Microsoft applications, including Outlook, Word and Excel


Up to 20 hours per week during the school year and up to 35 hours per week during school vacation weeks and the summer.



·     This position requires the ability to stand for long periods of time

·     Employees may also have to walk for long periods of time

Level of Language Proficiency

Spanish fluency a plus

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Please submit a cover letter, three references and resume to