After School Educator

Job Type

Part Time




P.O. Box 895
New York
United States


Position:​ After School Educator

Compensation:​ $14 - $15 / hour depending on experience

Type: ​Part-time, approximately 21 hours per week

Anticipated Start Date: ​March 2018

Schedule: ​Monday - Friday, 2 pm - 6:15 pm, plus weekly staff meetings

About Us: ​Harlem Grown’s mission is to inspire youth to lead healthy and ambitious lives through mentorship and hands-on education in urban farming, sustainability, and nutrition.

Our Farms & Facilities: ​Harlem Grown operates three soil-based urban farms, four school gardens, and one hydroponic greenhouse, and is currently building a new soil-based farm and hydroponic facility and opening a new Youth Center at Riverton Square. Our offices and properties are located between 122 and 151 Streets in East and Central Harlem, Manhattan.

Our Programs:​ Harlem Grown provides youth and community development programs focused on urban farming, wellness, and sustainability. Our youth focused programs include intensive school partnerships placing sustainability mentors in schools, as well as educational farm tours, summer camp, a Saturday leadership program, and a workforce development program for at-risk young adults. Our community development programs include wellness workshops, special events, commercial and community food scrap collection for composting, and fresh farm produce distribution to participants, volunteers, and neighborhood residents.

Job Overview: ​The After School Educator will be responsible for the safety, well-being, and daily activities of youth at a new, drop-in after-school program located in Riverton Square, a residential complex in Harlem. The After School Educator will develop and lead hands-on lessons for grades 1 to 8 that meet Harlem Grown’s learning objectives. Activities may include cooking lessons, gardening, arts and crafts, and homework help. The After School Educator will also be responsible for helping to maintain the on-site, community garden and engaging youth participants in garden tasks. This position requires a passionate commitment to Harlem Grown’s mission and to working with youth, as well as knowledge of nutrition, cooking and gardening/farming. The After School Educator may be required to work afternoons and evenings as needed. The After School Educator reports to the Youth Program Manager and will be expected to attend weekly staff meetings.


● Work closely with the Youth Program Manager and other HG staff to manage and implement Harlem Grown’s after-school program, including leading hands-on farm education, cooking classes, and other educational activities

● Create engaging, age-appropriate lessons and activities that align with Harlem Grown’s learning objectives

● Follow all policies and procedures to ensure participant safety and compliance with legal and professional standards established by Harlem Grown

● Assist in coordinating community and family events, as well as marketing/outreach efforts, which may include tabling, open houses, and promotional events

● Implement Harlem Grown’s evaluation framework for after-school programming as directed by the Youth Program Manager

● Communicate openly and effectively with other HG staff, students and parents

● Serve as a role model for youth and reinforce Harlem Grown’s values of honesty, respect, and responsibility

● Perform other tasks and responsibilities as assigned by Harlem Grown and the Youth Program

Manager Qualifications:

● Excellent organizational, verbal communication and facilitation skills

● Experience in youth education, teaching, or public speaking

● Effective classroom management skills

● Gardening or farming experience or environmental studies knowledge, a plus

● Motivated, reliable, and punctual, able to work both independently and as part of a team

● Spanish language fluency, a plus

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to Please write “After School Educator -” followed by your first and last name in the subject line.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.