Details: 18-20 hours per week
Glasswing International (Glasswing) is an innovative non-profit that addresses poverty and violence through public education, health and community empowerment programs in Latin America and the Caribbean. Through civic participation and volunteerism, Glasswing empowers communities to become more resilient, as well as provides educational and enrichment opportunities for at-risk children and youth in New York, Central and Latin America, enabling them to thrive despite adversity. Since its inception in 2007, Glasswing has expanded operations into twelve countries, mobilized over 93,000 volunteers, and provide over $30MM to children, youth and families, directly benefitting over 800,000 lives.
Our cross-sector model builds partnerships across public, private, and civil society sectors, leveraging human, financial, and material resources to achieve the greatest – and most sustainable – impact possible. We strengthen communities’ existing resources rather than focusing on their needs and deficiencies, and believe that every person, regardless of educational or socioeconomic level, has the potential to give and effect change. This approach is not only more cost-effective and avoids duplicating efforts, but also empowers individuals and communities, promoting sustainability.
The part-time Project Coordinator will serve in a crucial role with the small and dynamic NYC team, providing multi-faceted project management to Glasswing’s brand new in-school and after-school program at a New York City public high school. The Project Coordinator is an on-site instructional leader who works with “high risk” and immigrant youth to improve learning and life outcomes. S/he must be eager and enjoy working within an entrepreneurial environment that is mission-driven and team oriented to help grow this initiative. This is an excellent opportunity for a current student working towards an advanced degree in Education or Social Work. The Project Coordinator is expected to complete his/her tasks independently under the guidance of the US Country Director and senior staff.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Implement educational and employability curriculum, and enrichment activities for high-school aged youth
- Monitor and evaluate student progress and achievement to strengthen and improve program quality
- Manage volunteer mentors
- Assist in management of partner and donor relationships (schools, companies, government agencies) to ensure information exchange, coordination of efforts, and general support for education and volunteer programs
- Administrative tasks pertaining to the project
- Bachelor’s degree in Education or Social Work
- Experience leading students in a classroom setting preferred
- Ability to exercise sound judgment in a variety of situations
- Strong collaboration and teamwork skills
- Experience with curriculum development for youth is a plus
- Spanish Language fluency is a plus
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
To apply, please submit a one-page cover letter, resume, and professional references to Mark Loyka, Country Director at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: Project Coordinator Application- YOUR NAME.