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Program Coordinator

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Brooklyn Boatworks
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Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn Boatworks


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Published 14 days ago

January 4, 2021
January 1, 2021

  • Are you a youth development professional?
  • Do you thrive in fast-paced environments that require working on multiple projects simultaneously?
  • Do you possess strong communication and critical thinking skills?
  • Are you passionate about hands-on project-based learning?
  • Does the prospect of joining a small but mighty team fill you with enthusiasm?

If you answered yes to these questions, you’re probably a great candidate for this position!


About Brooklyn Boatworks

Mission

Harnessing the unique craft of wooden boatbuilding and maritime-centered exploration, we inspire young people to uncover the confidence, skills, and courage to chart pathways to their own success in and outside the classroom.

We teach and promote the values of learning by doing, teamwork, perseverance and craftsmanship. Brooklyn Boatworks promotes excellence by creating learning environments grounded in respect, support, and dignity for all students. We engage students virtually and in person, leading students through online team-building and hands-on activities which explore and celebrate self & STEM-identity, design & creativity, and hands-on learning. Our current programming includes virtual programming with schools and community organizations, on-water summer programming, and on-going alumni programming including leadership development, internships, maritime and STEM exploration, and additional learning opportunities.

Within our community:

  • Everyone participates - everyone has a voice, and we value the different ways that individuals contribute to the team.
  • You are the driver of your own story - We meet students where they are and center their perspectives, experiences, and stories.
  • Black Lives Matter. We acknowledge that the construct of race disproportionally affects people who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color - We reflect, choose language, and take action to ensure that anti-Blackness is not perpetuated in our community.
  • Everybody sweeps. Everybody builds. We believe that all girls, boys, women, men, and people of all gender identities are able to use tools, build, clean and organize.
  • We respect LGBTQIA+ people and we use language and actions that are respectful of all gender identities and sexual orientations.
  • We value one another no matter where we come from, whether we are from different homes, neighborhoods, countries and/or economic backgrounds.
  • We are all leaders and learners, no matter our race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender identity, class, learning style, age, abilities, or differences.

Position: Program Coordinator

Responsibilities Include:

Teaching – we are currently running virtual programming and will begin outdoor, in-person programming in the spring, with in-school in-person programming expected to resume in the 2021/22 school year.

Engage students virtually this school year

Leading sessions alongside other BKBW staff to build team, curiosity, and provide hands-on learning opportunities using & scaffolding BKBW curriculum

Using Zoom, Google Classroom, and other digital tools and classrooms to facilitate virtual programming

Document learning and reflection – taking screenshots, students’ quotes and feedback, summarize stand-out moments and incorporate student stories

Write regular updates to be sent to school partners and parents/guardians regarding on-going and upcoming activities

Engage students in-person

Serve as a lead instructor, teaching hands-on and STEM skills through wooden boat building. If you have experience working with young people and basic tool experience, we will train you in our boat-building curriculum.

Working with volunteers and/or a co-instructor to create a safe, nurturing, respectful, and academically rich learning environment in the classroom.

Utilize assessment tools to ensure that students are meeting learning objectives.

Support individual students’ success in our program alongside school-based teacher-partners

Carry out administrative duties related to classroom management including maintaining and updating a student roster

Classroom / program setup and breakdown when applicable

Maintain a safe group environment that adheres to social distancing and sanitizing protocols in accordance with state guidelines

Program Coordination:

Manage program logistics such as completing inventory, ordering, organizing, and delivering all boat building and education supplies for schools

Document program operational procedures in a clear and concise manner, using digital project management tools (e.g. Asana, Zoom, Google Drive, etc.)

Work with program staff to ensure staff training meets the needs of the organization and the students we serve

Work with staff to ensure that program goals and student outcomes are being met in individual classrooms and organization-wide

Serve as point of contact within schools and with program partners with whom you are working to maintain professional communication and relationships

Additional duties as required


Qualifications

  • Strong teaching skills; A minimum of two years of experience instructing young people in a respectful and flexible manner, ideally in New York City schools
  • 2+ years of program coordination experience, in a non-profit organization preferred
  • Passion for working directly with young people in a hands-on/minds-on capacity
  • Eager & creative problem solver with a growth mindset
  • Highly proficient in all Microsoft Suite products and online project management tools (i.e. Asana, Slack, Google Drive, Airtable, etc.)
  • Ability to manage and implement multiple project components simultaneously
  • Self-starter able to work autonomously as well as within a small team
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience following, improving, and scaffolding curriculum & lesson plans to meet student needs
  • Understanding of childhood development, learning styles and needs
  • Belief in Brooklyn Boatworks’ mission, vision, and values
  • Desire to work as a team at a growing non-profit organization
  • Native/Fluent Spanish speaker preferred
  • Ability and willingness to travel to different school locations within New York City once in-person programming resumes

Salary and Benefits

  • Competitive for an organization of our size, commensurate with experience
  • Full medical and dental benefits
  • 3+ weeks of paid vacation + holidays

Supportive work environment and beautiful office location

  • Are you a youth development professional?
  • Do you thrive in fast-paced environments that require working on multiple projects simultaneously?
  • Do you possess strong communication and critical thinking skills?
  • Are you passionate about…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required

Benefits

Salary and Benefits

  • Competitive for an organization of our size, commensurate with experience
  • Full medical and dental benefits
  • 3+ weeks of paid vacation + holidays
  • Supportive work environment and beautiful office location

Salary and Benefits

  • Competitive for an organization of our size, commensurate with experience
  • Full medical and dental benefits
  • 3+ weeks of paid vacation + holidays
  • Supportive…

Level of Language Proficiency

Native or fluent Spanish speaker a plus.

Native or fluent Spanish speaker a plus.

Location

20 Jay Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

How to Apply

To Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to laura@brooklynboatworks.org, using subject line: Program Coordinator. No phone calls.

Brooklyn Boatworks strongly encourages people of color, women, program alumni, and individuals from the many communities we serve to apply.

To Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to laura@brooklynboatworks.org, using subject line: Program Coordinator. No phone calls.

Brooklyn Boatworks strongly encourages…

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