Assistant/Associate Director of Fellow Success

Job Type

Full Time



Start Date



16 West 22nd Street
New York
New York
United States


The TEAK staff is a dynamic, collaborative, innovative team of 15 individuals committed to educational access and success. Fellow support is an integral part of the TEAK model, providing academic, social-emotional, mental health, family, and college and career guidance to all students. Reporting to the Director of Fellow Success, the Assistant/Associate Director of Fellow Success will be an integral member of a small, dedicated, and close team, and will most directly support Fellows in their middle school years.

Key Responsibilities

Fellow Support

  • Serve as TEAK Dean, closely monitoring and supporting TEAK’s middle school students to ensure academic success and personal growth.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for all constituents related to the student, including parents, teachers, advisors, TEAK mentors and program partners.
  • Liaise between TEAK, family and school; visit Fellows’ schools; develop relationships with middle school guidance counselors and teachers to ensure Fellows’ academic success at school.
  • Utilize TEAK’s student relationship management system (Salesforce) to maintain up-to-date student records for attendance, gradebook management, student behavior and discipline.
  • Collaborate with the Directors of Fellow Success and Fellow Support to provide the appropriate academic, social, and mental health supports for middle school Fellows.
  • Serve as the primary communicator with 7th and 8th grade Fellows and families regarding TEAK schedules, events and programming, and all students/families during the Summer Institute.

Program Management

  • Serve as a site director for TEAK’s off-site afterschool programming from September - April. TEAK programming is held at off-sites on Mondays and Wednesdays in the Bronx and Brooklyn.
  • Assist with middle school programming for Fellows and families, including the mentor program, TEAK Parents’ Association, service learning, and other co-curricular experiences.
  • Facilitate the planning and management of TEAK’s MLK Day programming.
  • Serve in an administrative and/or teaching role at TEAK’s Summer Institute.
  • Communicate regularly with families through monthly Middle School Academy newsletters

Middle School Academy: Curriculum and Placement Support

  • Teach TEAK signature courses like “TEAK Foundations” during Spring Intensive (May - June) and Summer Institute (July - August) and the “I.M.P.A.C.T. Leadership Seminar” (September - April).
  • Teach ELA, history or math during the academic year and/or Summer Institute.
  • Assist the Director of Placement manage the high school application process for 8th graders.
  • Assist with aspects of the TEAK admission process.


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 3+ years of professional experience in education, youth development and/or teaching
  • Strong commitment to TEAK’s mission of educational access and success for underrepresented populations
  • Ability to interface with all of TEAK’s constituents including prospective students, families, school partners and other CBOs
  • Availability to work regular evenings (Mondays/Wednesdays) and weekends (1-2 Saturdays a month) during the school year
  • Ability to travel throughout the five boroughs; a valid driver’s license is a plus
  • Excellent administrative, written and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Problem solver and team player
  • Sense of humor and the ability to be flexible in a fast-moving environment
  • Fluent in Spanish (Strongly preferred)


Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. TEAK offers a generous benefits, vacation, and retirement package.

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluent in Spanish (Strongly preferred)

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to TEAK at with the subject line “Assistant/Associate Director of Fellow Success Position Inquiry.” Due to volume, only candidates moving forward in the process will be notified.