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New York Program Coordinator

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EnCorps, Inc.
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New York, NY
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Published 28 days ago

We Serve High Needs Schools in Under-Resourced Communities. We Raise the Bar to Excellence in Teaching and Learning. We Ignite Passion for STEM in High Needs Schools. Our Work is Informed, Agile, and Collaborative. We Lead with Integrity. We Partner for Progress. We are Responsible for Equity in Education. 

EnCorps STEM Teachers Program seeks qualified applicants to lead, educate, and inspire the next generation of STEM teachers. 

We empower STEM professionals to transform public education by teaching in high-need communities. Enduring STEM achievement gaps disproportionately limit opportunities for low income students and students of color. STEM professionals are uniquely positioned to utilize their real-world expertise to deliver an authentic and relevant education to the students who can benefit most. The EnCorps STEM Teachers Fellowship recruits, prepares and supports career-changing and retiring STEM professionals, as an innovative, long-term solution to the shortage of high quality, impactful educators for under-resourced students in high need communities. 

Position Summary: 

Reporting to and in partnership with the National Program Director, the Program Coordinator, New York (referred to as Program Coordinator moving forward in this document) will provide essential support to EnCorps’ mission to support and mentor the best and brightest science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) professionals, as an innovative, long-term solution to the shortage of high quality, impactful educators for under-resourced students in high needs communities.

Enduring STEM achievement, access, and literacy gaps disproportionately limit low income, under-resourced, and minority student opportunities. STEM professionals, when thoroughly prepared, are uniquely positioned to meaningfully utilize their talent and real-world expertise as EnCorps STEM Teachers to deliver an authentic, rigorous, and relevant STEM education to students who need it most.

The Program Coordinator is a full-time (40 hours/week) position ideally located in (New York). The Program Coordinators’ primary responsibility is to support and mentor our New York Fellows -STEM professionals in various stages of changing careers into teaching. The Program Coordinator will be responsible for managing their Fellows’ volunteer experience onsite at a partner school, as well as providing advising, coaching, and mentoring to Fellows as they pursue admittance to a teacher certification program. 

The Program Coordinator will be responsible for growth and visibility of the New York region, which was launched in July 2021. With direction from the National Recruitment Director, the Program Coordinator will be the EnCorps ambassador for New York and help to fulfill the organizational recruiting goals. This includes attending in-person recruiting events, being the main point of contact for candidate questions specific to New York, and attending recruitment team meetings. 

The Program Coordinator will be supported by the National Program Director at every step, who will be in frequent contact. The Program Coordinator will benefit from having tools and protocols developed in-house at their disposal that shape and guide all aspects of a Fellow’s experience, and will have the opportunity to provide feedback in order to improve these tools and protocols.

Position Start Date: 

October 2021

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Work with the recruitment team to intake new Fellows to EnCorps. This includes holding an initial 60-90 minute structured Welcome Call with each Fellow as they enter the program; 
  • Coordinate the placement of Fellows at various school volunteer sites in the New York region. This involves scheduling and running one 30-45 minute structured Site Orientation for each Fellow who is volunteering at an EnCorps partner school with their Host Teacher at the start of the school semester; 
  • Forge partnerships with public schools in the New York region should EnCorps need more placement sites, and maintain relationships with Fellows’ host teachers and administrators at their volunteer site;
  • Conduct at least one site visit in order to observe and provide feedback to each Fellow during the course of their volunteer engagement;
  • Be in regular touch with each Fellow to be sure they are well-resourced, that their questions are answered, that their experience in education is positive, and that they are making progress towards successfully entering a teaching credential/licensure program;
  • Monitor, respond to, and assess Fellows’ work in our web-based Professional Development platform (Google Classroom) within one week of Fellows’ submission;
  • Provide guidance and advice to Fellows with regard to pursuing a teaching certificate; facilitate introductions to teacher certification program partners as appropriate;
  • Participate in regularly scheduled virtual staff meetings with other EnCorps staff;
  • Track and record Fellows’ progress using EnCorps’ data collection and reporting systems;
  • Collaboratively plan and execute in-person and virtual Professional Development Institutes (3 per year); work with outside providers to schedule additional events;
  • Serve as an advocate and ambassador for EnCorps in the community and within public education circles and networks;
  • Host New York-specific info sessions, presentations and webinars;
  • Represent EnCorps at local and regional conferences, job fairs, and other recruitment-related events. When appropriate, conduct in-person presentations to audiences who may be interested in learning about EnCorps;
  • Serve as the New York-specific point of contact for applicant and candidate questions;
  • Ensure that high-quality messages are delivered across the different channels of phone, email, and in-person.

Accountabilities:

  • Collaborate within and across departments to create and support a culture of continuous improvement, collaboration, teamwork and empowerment;
  • Provide excellent customer service and applicant experience to internal and external constituents;
  • Ensure timely communication with applicants, Fellows, staff, and partners;
  • Maintain current knowledge of all EnCorps programming;
  • Represent a positive and professional image of EnCorps; 
  • Understand and comply with policies and practices outlined in EnCorps Staff Handbook.

Qualifications:

We are seeking candidates who believe deeply in our organization’s mission, who thrive in a dynamic environment, and who have a record of successfully coaching teachers, interns, or student teachers. Note that prior public middle or high school teaching experience is necessary for this role. Experience as an instructional coach, school administrator, field supervisor, or teacher leader is preferred. Successful candidates will also demonstrate:

  • Knowledge of the local education community; 
  • Excellent communication and writing skills and attention to detail;
  • Impeccable organization and attention to detail;
  • Outstanding interpersonal, relationship building, and teamwork skills;
  • The ability to learn quickly, take initiative, work in a fast paced environment and multi-task effectively;
  • Ability consistently display a high level of professionalism in all interactions;
  • Ability to work autonomously once trained; 
  • Willingness to engage in regional travel (to visit Fellows at their school sites);
  • Excellent skills working with computers, including a strong working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite, Google Suite, and Salesforce;
  • A willingness to work non-standard hours and/or occasional evenings;
  • An unwavering commitment to educational equity;
  • A burning desire to address the teacher shortage crisis;
  • A passion for STEM.

Because EnCorps does not have a physical office, the Program Coordinator will need to be comfortable working remotely, which includes facility with communication technology, Google Suite (Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs, Google Drive, Google Meet), Salesforce, and a strong working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite. This position requires limited travel to Los Angeles, CA in order to participate in full team meetings. Occasional non-traditional working hours are also required.

We Serve High Needs Schools in Under-Resourced Communities. We Raise the Bar to Excellence in Teaching and Learning. We Ignite Passion for STEM in High Needs Schools. Our Work is Informed, Agile, and Collaborative. We Lead with Integrity. We…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    October 4, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    September 30, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

USD 65,000 - USD 75,000

Benefits

Benefits of Working at EnCorps: 

Be part of a hard-working and entrepreneurial culture with fun and passionate people, where your ideas and opinions matter! 

● Work from home and create your own flexible schedule; 

● Salary range $65,000-$75,000 depending on experience; 

● Mileage reimbursement; 

● Room for growth within the organization; 

● 3 weeks and US national holidays paid time off; 

● Comprehensive Health, Dental and Vision Insurance Plan; 

● 401k plan.

Benefits of Working at EnCorps: 

Be part of a hard-working and entrepreneurial culture with fun and passionate people, where your ideas and opinions matter! 

● Work from home and…

Location

Remote
Work must be performed in or near New York, NY
Associated Location
New York, NY, USA

How to Apply

To Apply: Please submit a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position and state how you heard about this opportunity, by September 30, 2021 at hr@encorpsteachers.org. We will not consider applications without a cover letter tailored to this position, which can be addressed to Human Resources.

To Apply: Please submit a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position and state how you heard about this…

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