After School English Language Arts Specialist

Women's Housing and Economic Development Corporation


The Women's Housing and Economic Development Corporation
50 East 168th Street
Bronx, NY, 10452


Central New York



Job Type:



Part Time



Specific Days Needed:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Area of Focus:

Academic Support/Homework Help

Job Description:

Title:                     After School English Language Arts Specialist

Location:             PS/MS 218, 1220 Gerard Ave, Bronx, NY 10452

Reports to:         Education Coordinator


The Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation (WHEDco) is a community development organization founded on the radically simple idea that all people deserve healthy, vibrant communities. We build award-winning, sustainable, affordable homes – but our work is not over when our buildings are complete. WHEDco believes that to be successful, affordable housing must be anchored in strong communities that residents can be proud of. WHEDco’s mission is to give the South Bronx access to all the resources that create thriving neighborhoods – from high-quality early education and after-school programs, to fresh, healthy food, cultural programming, and economic opportunity. See After for more information.


WHEDco affords all qualified applicants equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of race, creed (religion), color, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, age, disability, predisposing genetic characteristic, marital status or domestic violence victim status, or any other category protected by law.  WHEDco follows the requirements of the New York Human Rights Law with regard to non-discrimination on the basis of prior criminal conviction and prior arrest.


Job Summary: 

Under the direct supervision of the Education Coordinator, the After School ELA Specialist will assist in the development and delivery of an engaging literacy curriculum designed to align with the school day.   Specialists will be responsible for choosing age appropriate books and planning lessons that integrate art, drama, music as well as other content areas. This part-time school year position requires availability Monday – Thursday, 3:00 pm-5:00 pm, plus paid prep time. For the right candidate there is the possibility for a summer position as well.


Under the supervision of the Education Coordinator, working in conjunction with other key program and school staff, the ELA Specialist will:

  • Develop and submit lesson plans and implement curriculum designed to develop students’ literacy skills that meet and exceed NYS standards.
  • Lead discussion, drama, art, movement, and writing activities.
  • Attend all required staff/planning meetings and professional development workshops.

How to Apply:

Submit cover letter and resume to the attention of Amanda Wells Email:

To the Attention of:

Amanda Wells

Required Skills/Experience:


  • Minimum of two years’ professional experience working with K-5thgrade youth in an after school or community-based enrichment program;
  • Strong academic skills in English and a love of literature;
  • Demonstrated experience in leading/organizing experiential learning activities; substantial volunteer work will be considered;
  • Demonstrated interest in the field of education and/or child development;
  • Experience with mentoring programs and/or cross-age reading buddies programs, a plus;
  • Able to work late afternoons and/or evenings;
  • Well organized, able to work both independently and collaboratively;
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus;
  • New York State Teacher Certification a plus;
  • Previous work experience in low-income communities, preferred.

Competitive pay rate based on experience.  This is a part-time hourly position.

To respond, send a cover letter and resume to one of the following:


Email:  (preferred)

Mail:      WHEDco, 50 East 168th Street, Bronx, NY 10452

Attn:  Amanda Wells