50 Cooper Square
About GO Project
The GO Project’s vision is to close the opportunity gap for all under-resourced families who have children that are struggling in their New York City public school. By providing access to coordinated, comprehensive, and effective programs, GO supports families in ensuring their child’s success in school, at home, and in life.
Founded in 1968, the GO Project has a long history of serving public school children that are struggling academically. The GO Project currently serves 722 students in grades K-8, and their families, through our summer (GO Summer) and school year program (GO School). Unique to the GO Project model is the partnership we have developed with independent schools in Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn. These schools donate space and resources to the GO Project to enable us to operate our programs in a cost efficient manner. Current independent school and host site partners include Grace Church, Grace Church School, LREI, Avenues: The World School, St. Luke’s, and Berkeley Carroll.
The GO Project was named a semi-finalist for the Nonprofit Excellence Awards, was named one of the most effective summer program models in the United States by the National Summer Learning Association, and was highlighted as an effective out-of-school time program as part of American Graduate Day on PBS. GO was also recognized for its outstanding board leadership as a finalist for the Brooke W. Mahoney Award. Please learn more about our programs and outcomes at www.goprojectnyc.org.
During GO School, students receive two and a half hours of academic instruction and skill building on 22 Saturdays from October through April. Our Head Teachers lead lessons, support volunteer tutors, and communicate students’ progress with GO Families. Classroom sizes are kept small (with a maximum of 15 students), and volunteers help to provide a low student-to-adult ratio in each room.
GO Project intervenes in the early elementary and middle school years because it has been proven to be the most effective time to make an impact. We focus on achieving specific student outcomes which are proven indicators of high school graduation, college acceptance and career readiness.
- Students gain an average of two months in reading and math over school year
- 99% of students are promoted on time, despite previously being 1-2 years behind
- 95% of students receiving targeted support services show improvement in social and behavioral goals
The GO Project is seeking a part-time receptionist for our GO School Saturday program. This position reports to the Director of Community Engagement with the following responsibilities:
- Welcome, greet, and direct children, families, volunteers and staff.
- Field questions as they arise and direct families to the appropriate contact people.
- Enter student, volunteer, and staff attendance into an online document each Saturday.
- Make phone calls to families of children who are absent for the day and document responses according to guidelines.
- Distribute materials and/or paperwork to staff as needed.
- Maintain a binder with all program information including schedules, emergency contact information, medical information, meetings, etc.
- Collect family documents and ensure that it gets to the appropriate location.
- Monitor and ensure staff and volunteer complete sign-in sheets.
- Support special event operations, as needed.
- Fundamental belief in the GO Project mission.
- Excellent interpersonal, organizational, oral, and written communication skills.
- Familiarity with diverse cultural backgrounds.
- Bi-lingual (English and Spanish/Chinese) preferred.
The ideal candidate is exceptionally intelligent, warm, engaging, and energetic. He/she also:
- Sees the possibilities as opposed to the obstacles and is creative and tenacious in solving problems.
- Enjoys working with others in a collaborative, creative environment.
- Has a strong work ethic and high standards for his/her own work and the work of others; is flexible and has a lively sense of humor.
2018-2019 School Year Dates and Reporting Times: 8:00am – 1:00pm on the following Saturdays:
- Oct 13, 20, 27
- Nov 3, 10, 17
- Dec 1, 8, 15
- Jan 5, 12, 26
- Feb 2, 9, 23
- Mar 2, 9, 16, 23
- Apr 6, 13, 27
Level of Language Proficiency
Bi-lingual (English and Spanish/Chinese) preferred.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
If you are interested in applying to this position, please send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com. Email subject line: Part-Time Receptionist. Only eligible candidates will be contacted. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. The GO Project is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates of color are encouraged to apply.