Academic Support Staff

Job Type

Part Time


Details: Salary: $15.00 to $18.00 /hour



Application Deadline



40 West 116th St
New York
United States


StreetSquash aims to help each child realize his or her academic and personal potential through long-term, rigorous programming in academic tutoring, squash instruction, college prep, literacy enrichment, community service, and one-on-one mentoring. Serving 180 Harlem public school students in grades 6-12, StreetSquash boasts a 100% high school graduation and college matriculation rate as well as a college completion rate of over 80%. Through high expectations and strong support, we support our students in reaching their full potential.


StreetSquash is a healthy, growing nonprofit, looking for motivated, enthusiastic individuals to fill integral positions within the organization.


Academic sessions are held daily for 75 minutes and emphasize productive homework completion and skill building through the use of personalized academic supplemental materials. The middle school academic program also offers the students a comprehensive enrichment curriculum on Fridays and Saturdays designed to prepare them for the rigors of middle and high school. Academic sessions are led by Academic Directors/ Coordinators with the support of Academic Support Staff.

StreetSquash is seeking driven, innovative Academic Support Staff with a passion for supporting young people and putting them on the path to achieving their higher education goals. This position will begin as soon as possible and will report to the Senior Academic Director and the Academic Director/Coordinator with whom they are assigned.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to :

  • Tutoring middle and/or high school students one-on-one or in small groups
  • Assisting with homework completion and supplemental academic material disbursement/completion in academic sessions
  • Setting up academic sessions: gathering materials and snacks, checking supplements, organizing classroom space, etc.
  • Assisting in monitoring of volunteer tutors
  • Helping monitor students during transitions, arrival and dismissal
  • Managing student behavior to ensure quiet, independent/group study
  • Meeting daily informally and weekly/biweekly formally with Academic Directors/Coordinators to discuss programming, student progress and challenges
  • Attending monthly/bimonthly academic staff meetings and trainings
  • Regularly checking email and responding as necessary

Qualifications :

  • Must be available to work one of the following schedules and be available for all trainings and meetings:
  • Monday, Wednesday 2:30-6:30/7:30 pm, one additional weekday, and Friday 2:30-6:30 PM
  • Tuesday, Thursday 2:30-6:15/7:15 pm, one additional weekday, and Friday 2:30-6:15 PM
  • Monday – Thursday 2:30-6:30 pm /7:30
  • Teachable knowledge of all academic subjects (middle school and/or high school level)
  • Excellent small group teaching and facilitation skills
  • Experience with behavior and classroom management preferred
  • Experience working with youth required



  • Training in behavior management, organizational culture, communication, cultural competence, etc. on site
  • Opportunities for growth available after successful completion of one academic year
  • There is some flexibility in daily start and end time
  • Must be available to work the full academic school year (September to mid-June)



Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $15.00 to $18.00 /hour

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

2-year degree

How To Apply

Please email your resume and cover letter to