Program Coordinator, High Expectations

Job Type

Full Time




2090 Seventh Avenue
10th Floor
New York
United States


HEAF is 29-year-old education and youth development organization located in Harlem with a recent replication site in Brooklyn at Medgar Evers College. We are poised for growth and innovation. We work with motivated students to develop their intellectual curiosity, academic ability, social values, and personal resiliency. Our core values: Achievement, Education, Innovation and Leadership --- embody our work culture. Our goal is to transform the communities we serve into places where college readiness and college graduation are the norms.

Our High Expectations program works with middle school students (6th-8th grade), their families and communities to provide academic and youth leadership enrichment through after-school and Saturday programs. High Expectations integrates academic enrichment and experiential learning that begins the students’ preparation for acceptance into New York City’s top public high schools and introduces them to college preparation. By familiarizing students with the benefits of higher education as early as the sixth grade, HEAF focuses our participants’ long-term vision and offers them the tools, resources and social-emotional support necessary to thrive in college and career.

Position Description: The Program Coordinator of High Expectations will be responsible for supporting the daily operations of the middle school program and report directly to the Manager of High Expectations.

Job Type: Full Time

Schedule: School Year: Tuesday - Saturday & Summer: Monday - Friday

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Programming Planning and Management:

●     Support curriculum development for academic classes and enrichment electives

●     Coordinate daily program activities, including monitoring of students and space, and class/activity preparation and dismissal

●     Assist with supervision of all part-time High Expectations Staff including teachers, teacher assistants, tutors, interns, and volunteers

●     Delivery of instruction in absence of teachers

●     Support student leadership initiatives (i.e., YLC)

●     Administer formative and summative testing

●     Coordinate at least 2 college tours per year

●     Coordinate annual career day conference

Student and Family Engagement:

●     Correspond with parents and students via e-mail and phone regarding attendance, student behavior, academics, and upcoming events/opportunities

●     Provide counseling to parents and students during high school application process

●     Articulate organization mission and programmatic goals to parents and students

●     Coordinate and support parent meetings as needed

Administrative & Data Management:

●     Manage program database & maintain all student records and files

●     Monitor and report on student progress, academic performance and attendance

●     Ensure students meet HEAF academic/attendance requirements

●     Generate written program monthly reports and other reports as requested by other departments

●     Collaborate with high schools and parents to obtain student report cards and transcripts

●     Monitor and order program supplies and meals

General Job Requirements:

●     Bachelor's Degree and 1-3 years experience teaching, counseling or working with adolescents in an educational environment

●     Strong verbal, written and computer skills are essential (knowledge of Salesforce is a plus)

●     Bilingual (Spanish/English) candidates are highly encouraged to apply

●     CPR certification preferred

●     Outstanding collaborative skills and organizational skills

●     Willingness to learn and utilize progressive program and instructional models

●     Familiarity of NYS Common Core curriculum is a plus

●     Strong work ethic

Willingness to promote HEAF educational and youth development philosophy

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to and cc: Please list "Program Coordinator - High Expectations" in subject line.

No Phone Calls Please.