Details: Salary is based on experience
242 Hoyt Street
This position is a fantastic opportunity for an individual who has been working for a not-for-profit organization developing internships or transitional employment placements in the community. If you have a successful record developing work placements in the community, enjoy working with at-risk high school students, and can teach--this is a perfect position for you.
New Dawn is a transfer high school located in Brooklyn, New York and we are currently looking for an Internship Coordinator who be able to develop community internships for students, run groups on his/her own and teach a career class.
As a transfer school we serve some of the most at-risk students in NYC those who are over-aged and under-credited. We invite people to apply who are motivated by a challenge and are capable of navigating some of the most challenging learning and instructional issues in the City. If you believe that an equitable education is a civil rights issue and that all students deserve a high quality education, regardless of their learning or social/emotional issues, then this is the place for you.
Mission Statement: New Dawn Charter High School will provide over-aged and under-credited students 15-21 years of age, including those who are English Language Learners and those with special needs, the opportunity to return to school and obtain a high school diploma through a rigorous NYSED standards-based education program. Within the framework of the education program, three programs will be offered: 1) Interventions for those with fewer than 11 credits, and for those with 11 or more credits: 2) Internships in the community and 3) College enrollment.
New Dawn just received its first full five-year renewal and provides an exciting opportunity for staff with an entrepreneurial spirit to continue to grow a school that addresses the needs of some of the most at-risk students in New York City. New Dawn Charter High School is located in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn in Community School District 15. New Dawn is no student's first high school and we do not recruit from 8th grade. The program at New Dawn is specifically designed for those students who are struggling with their education and at risk of dropping out or students who have already dropped out. To this end, students attend school one week and then work in the community the next week.
The philosophy at New Dawn is based on the belief that all students have a right to an education, even if it takes numerous attempts. Students need support in all areas of their lives, including work and college, and staff are involved in all aspects, working with the whole student. Staff are involved in the governance of the school as well through participation in committees.
Ways in which we are different from traditional schools and benefits:
• You will work with some of the most interesting and deserving students in NYC—those who have been left behind, for a variety of reasons, by more traditional organizations;
• Every day will provide not only challenges but opportunities to reach students and leave you with the knowledge that you have in fact made a difference is someone’s life;
• Ongoing daily support for you and unlimited opportunities for professional development;
• Governance is on a not-for-profit business model and not on a school model;
• Peer Committees made up of staff who visit each other’s classrooms and make suggestions to each other with no administrative input;
• Professional Learning Communities who address school-wide issues;
• A very strong support staff who understand that the point of the school is to provide opportunities to students and that their job is to support this goal; and
• A supportive Board of Trustees who understand the challenges of working in a transfer school.
Ways in which we are different which are outlined in our Charter with NYSED Board of Regents:
• Staff serve on every committee in the school including: Attendance, Discipline, School Based Student Team, Management, Student Learning Objectives, Staff Compensation, and attend Board meetings.
• We are a full year school running on the NYC DOE calendar from September through June and then July through mid-August;
• Summer session is only a half day but is necessary for our students to graduate;
• We work from 9 to 5 September through June with an hour at the end of the day for professional development and addressing school-wide issues;
• Teachers and staff participate in Instructional Rounds with other schools involved in the PICCS project, this is done by visiting schools, conducting classroom observations and developing problems of practice that impact us all; and
• Access to professional developers from TERC Using Data, Danielson, Metamorphis, A.L.L., among others.
Benefits we offer to all staff:
• A 403B plan for retirement;
• Health, dental and vision insurance;
• Opportunities for developing leadership within the school; • Connecting staff to outside consultants who may be able to help you move your career in the direction you have chosen; and • A community where you will be heard.
Just like our students, we welcome staff who do not necessarily fit into a traditional model, are beginning their careers, or who have retired--as long as they are willing to work as a team for the betterment of the students.
Position Type: Full-time Positions Available: 1 Job Categories: Internship Coordinator
Health, Dental, Vision, 403(B), long-term and short-term disability, College Savings Plan, Transit Plan, Aflac accident
Level of Language Proficiency
Spanish not necessary but helpful.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Apply to this job by sending your resume and cover letter to:
Please put: "Internship Coordinator" in the subject line.