Area of Focus:
Academic Support/Homework Help, Community Service/Service Learning, Leadership/Mentoring
- Understand, adhere, and enforce after-school/summer camp program expectations, policies, and protocols as laid out by Program Director.
- Create, design, and/or implement age-appropriate curricula for participants. Collect and review all lesson plans to ensure proper alignment with Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) and Department of Education (DOE) standards.
- Assist in bridging gap between day school and after-school programs by meeting monthly with Program Director and Queens Collegiate Principal.
- Support staff in execution of lesson plans, academic activities, and provide constructive feedback.
- Provide coaching on classroom facilitation and management.
- Assist Program Director and Assistant Program Director with program development.
- Work closely with Program Director, Assistant Program Director, and Queens Collegiate Principal to provide “wrap around services” wherever possible to meet and/or exceed program expectations.
- Create and maintain lesson plan binders to show key stakeholders during site visits.
- Maintain accurate program documentation such as: incident reports, attendance sheets, lesson plan trackers, etc.
- Conduct minimum of (2) weekly classroom observations.
- Conduct (1) training per month to assist staff in their roles facilitators. Trainings can be on: lesson plan development, facilitation styles, creating appropriate boundaries with participants, etc.
- Ensure program runs smoothly in the absence of Program Director and/or Assistant Program Director.
- Support Program Director and/or Assistant Program Director in the organization of special events such as: talent shows, awards, culminating events, and parent meetings.
- Other duties or special projects as assigned by Program Director.
How to Apply:
To the Attention of:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, or related field required. Master’s Degree preferred.
- Minimum of (3) years’ experience working with youth in a teaching, group work, or session facility capacity.
- Knowledge of NYS Common Core Standards; experience in curriculum development and implementation in secondary education.
- Excellent interpersonal, organizational, multi-tasking, time management and communication skills required.
- Exceptional coaching and problem solving skills that will support, develop, and evaluate staff.
- Knowledge of youth development principles such as: Social Emotional Learning (SEL) a plus.
- Willingness to take initiative and manage tasks while working in a multi-faceted, busy environment.
- Ability to motivate participants to participate in activities which focus on: Academic Support, Leadership Development, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), Literacy, Healthy Living, and Physical Recreation.
- Must be able to attend occasional morning, evening, or weekend meetings and/or trainings.
- Must have a commitment to work from a strength-based and/or youth development perspective.
- Must be able to work holidays.
- Must possess the ability to maintain confidentiality and use appropriate discretion.
- Must be cleared and maintain clearance throughout duration of employment by NYS DOH and DOE fingerprinting screening, NYS Central Registrar Background Check, 3 Reference checks, Staff Exclusion List (SEL), and must provide a physical examination with updated TB test.