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Director of Elementary School Academics

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CitySquash
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Published 9 days ago

Job Description: CitySquash seeks a full-time Director of Elementary School Academics.  The Academic Director oversees the academic progress of CitySquash’s 35 elementary school students, working closely with the students, their parents and teachers.



 



Program Description: CitySquash (www.citysquash.org)

is a nonprofit youth program based in the Bronx at Fordham University and in

Brooklyn at the Poly Prep Country Day School. The organization helps motivated

and talented young people from economically-disadvantaged households in the

Bronx to fulfill their academic, athletic and personal potential. Founded in 2002, CitySquash serves 224 elementary,

middle and high school students. For our participants, CitySquash is an

intensive, multi-day-a-week commitment that lasts up to 14 years and includes

squash, tutoring, mentoring, community service, travel, culture, nutrition,

high school placement, employment training and college prep. Sixty-eight

CitySquash students have won scholarships to selective prep schools,

including  Avon Old Farms, Berkshire,

Blair, Brooks, Canterbury, Eaglebrook, Episcopal, Hackley, Hill, Loomis

Chaffee, Mercersburg, Millbrook, Salisbury, St. George’s, St. Paul's, Taft,

Trinity-Pawling, Westminster and Westover. College acceptances include Bates,

Bucknell, Connecticut College, Cornell, CUNY, Franklin & Marshall, Hamilton,

Hobart, Middlebury, Mt. Holyoke, St. Lawrence, Trinity and Wesleyan.



 



Primary Roles and Responsibilities:



·       

Develop, schedule, and supervise all

aspects of the Elementary School Academic Program, including the Elementary

School Summer Camp



·       

Design curricula and teach up to 10

academic enrichment sessions per week, including Academics and Homework Help

sessions



·       

Research opportunities for and organize

community service and cultural enrichment outings for students



·       

Meet with students and families

regularly to discuss school and CitySquash performance



·       

Collect, record, and monitor changes of

all student data, including attendance, school grades, academic assessments,

etc.



Qualifications:



·       

Bachelors Degree

required



·       

Experience teaching and/or working with children, especially at-risk youth, for at least one year after college is highly preferable



·       

Knowledge of

Spanish (with proficiency or fluency highly preferred)



·       

Excellent written

and oral communication skills



·       

Driver's license required

(candidates

must be comfortable driving a 15-passenger van)



·       

Must be

energetic, upbeat, and enthusiastic about CitySquash mission



 



Hours & Schedule



During the school year (Sept – mid-June), the work day typically begins at 10am and ends around 7pm Monday through Friday. The Academic Director also works half-days on

weekends twice per month, leading community service and culture outings. On weeks when there is weekend work, the Academic Director works a half-day on Fridays.  The Academic Director also chaperones up to five overnight team trips during the year. During the summer (mid-June – mid-Aug), the work day begins at 9am and ends at 5pm.  There is no weekend work when school is not in session from mid-June through August.



 



Vacation: The position includes 6 weeks of vacation annually: 1 in Dec, 1 in Feb, 1 in April and 3 in Aug.  Some but not all national holidays are off.



 



Compensation: $38,000 – $48,000 DOE. Full health insurance coverage.



 



How to Apply: Interested candidates

should send a resume and cover letter to colin.murfree@citysquash.org

Job Description: CitySquash seeks a full-time Director of Elementary School Academics.  The Academic Director oversees the academic progress of CitySquash’s 35 elementary school students, working closely with the students, their…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Start Date
    July 5, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    June 16, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required

Salary

$38,000 - $48,000

Benefits

Full health insurance coverage.

Full health insurance coverage.

Level of Language Proficiency

Knowledge of Spanish (with proficiency or fluency highly preferred)

Knowledge of Spanish (with proficiency or fluency highly preferred)

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in the world
Associated Location
602 East 187th Street, Suite 204, Bronx, NY 10458, United States

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