Youth Engagement Specialist

Job Type

Part Time




252 West 37th Street
4th Floor
New York City
New York
United States


Job Title: Youth Engagement Specialist (YES)

Job Type: Part-time

Supervisor: Academic Program Manager

Direct Reports: None

General Description: Row New York is a unique non-profit organization serving youth from New York City’s under-resourced communities, empowering them to build strength, gain confidence, and pursue excellence through the sport of rowing. Our free and low-cost programs serve over 1,500 young people annually. Our year-round middle school and high school programs combine competitive rowing with comprehensive academic support, with a focus on athletic success and college access for all.

Position summary:

Row New York seeks an energetic, detail-oriented Youth Engagement Specialist with exceptional leadership ability to lead small groups in our after-school academic program. This is an opportunity to develop teaching and mentoring skills with middle school and/or high school youth. The Youth Engagement Specialist position is ideal for someone who is interested in youth development, education, or nonprofit management. Undergraduate and graduate students are also encouraged to apply.

The Academic Program meets three to four days per week, for two to three hours each day (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) in three locations (Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn). Youth Engagement Specialists have the opportunity to lead tutoring groups between one to four times per week depending on availability and facilitate workshops. Youth Engagement Specialists will be required to participate in staff training prior to the start of their assignment. Below are the locations, meeting times, and age groups of each of our programs:

Manhattan: George Washington Education Complex

549 Audubon Ave, New York, NY 10040

Mon/Thurs: Middle School, 3:30 - 6:15

Tues: 9th and 10th graders, 4:00 - 6:45

Wed: 10th-12th graders, 4:00 - 6:45

Queens: Flushing YMCA

138-46 Northern Blvd, Flushing, NY 11354

Mon/Thurs: Middle School, 3:30 - 6:15

Tues: 9th and 10th graders, 4:00-6:45

Wed: 10th-12th graders, 4:00 - 6:45

Brooklyn: PacPlex

1500 Paerdegat Ave N, Brooklyn, NY 11236

Tues: High School, 4:00 - 6:45

Wed: High School, 4:00 - 6:45

Thurs: High School, 4:00 - 6:45

Key Responsibilities: The Youth Engagement Specialist will work with Row New York’s Academic Program Manager to:

  • Establish an environment conducive to learning and academic success
  • Implement Row New York’s selected after-school curriculum
  • Provide support with homework and exam preparation 
  • Facilitate workshops
  • Model positive behavior and leadership
  • Attend one full day of training prior to tutor assignment
  • Work closely with Academic Program Managers to achieve academic goals
  • Provide reports on student progress and feedback on programming on weekly basis to the Academic Program Manager


  • Demonstrated excellence in high level math or science courses, including but not limited to: chemistry, physics, calculus, and trigonometry, highly desired
  • Availability to work scheduled program hours during the school year at least one day each week; 2 to 4 days strongly preferred
  • Completed at least two full semesters in an accredited Bachelor's degree program
  • Relevant experience working with youth in an educational or athletic environment
  • Excellent communication skills, both spoken and written
  • Demonstrated aptitude in your selected subject area
  • Energetic, can-do attitude
  • Attention to detail
  • Recognize the benefits of positive reinforcement and consistent behavior management policies
  • Solutions-oriented
  • Love of sports a plus, but not required

Compensation: Competitive hourly rate based on experience.

Row New York is firmly committed to affirmative action and strongly encourages people of color, women, LGBTQ, veteran, elderly, and differently-abled candidates to apply. No rowing experience is necessary. We appreciate all applicants, but please be advised that our capacity allows us to only respond to those best qualified for the position.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply


Application: Please send a resume, cover letter, and a copy of your transcript (for college/graduate students) to us via email with “Youth Engagement Specialist” in the subject. Please specify which location, days of the week, and age groups you are interested in working with.