New York State Network for Youth Success, Inc. 415 River Street 2nd Floor troy, NY, 12180 Google Maps
The New York State Network for Youth Success (the Network) is a statewide organization dedicated to strengthening the capacity and commitment of communities, programs, and professionals to increase access to high-quality programs and services beyond the traditional classroom. For nearly three decades, the Network has served a critical role to advance equitable expanded learning ecosystems throughout New York state. We work to ensure high-quality afterschool and summer programs are available so all of New York’s youth—and especially low-income youth and youth of color—can have the opportunities they deserve to thrive. The Network is dedicated to building responsive community systems to support quality afterschool, youth development, and summer programs for New York’s youth.
The Network for Youth Success is seeking a driven candidate with a dedicated interest in youth development and STEAM education for a full time staff position starting in late 2022 under the supervision of the Professional Development Director with guidance from the Regional Network Director and CEO. STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) is the leading growing sector of the economy; however, students’ opportunities to learn and experience STEAM aren’t equitable. Afterschool programs provide an excellent venue for students to explore STEAM concepts and learn STEAM skills in a way that there isn’t always time for in the standard-driven school day.
The purpose of this position is to support afterschool programs in New York State in creating high-quality STEAM experiences for the youth they serve. This will involve working with, developing, and facilitating STEAM partnerships; providing training on STEAM practices and curricula; disseminating STEAM resources; and collecting data on STEAM in afterschool programs.
Candidates must be based in the 9-county region (Monroe, Niagara, Erie, Orleans, Genesee, Wyoming, Allegany, Cattaraugus, and Chautauqua), and will work primarily work from home/home office/remotely. .This position will focus 50% on 9 Western New York Counties, and the other 50% will be focused on the Rest of State. Travel to in person meetings, site visits, and events will be required. Most travel will be local, with occasional travel to the main office in Troy, NY as well as travel to national conferences. The STEAM Coordinator will be part of the Professional Development Department and report to the Professional Development Director. This position will work closely with the Western New York Regional Office Director.
Note: This position will require visits to schools and afterschool programs as public health guidelines allow. Candidate will need to meet all legal requirements for entering these establishments, which could include fingerprinting and background checks per OCFS regulations.
Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI)
Salary and Benefits:
This is a full-time position that is eligible for full employment benefits: including medical, dental, vision, long-term disability, four weeks of annual paid time off, sabbatical leave, up to 3% matching for simple IRA retirement, and an employee assistance program. Network employees have the opportunity to be flexible with their schedules, work remotely as needed, and ask for other support in creating an approach to work-life balance that meets their needs.
Base salary range $40,000-$52,000 annually. Salary commensurate on experience.
This position is remote, however, the applicant must reside in one of the 9 WNY counties: Niagara, Erie, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Allegany, Wyoming, Genesee, Orleans, or Monroe County.
Please send cover letter and résumé to Kelly McMahon, CEO, at Kelly@NetworkForYouthSuccess.org
In the cover letter please address the following:
Strong preference will be given to candidates with strong and clearly written cover letters.
Please include “STEAM Coordinator” in the email subject line.
This position is open and ready to be filled immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.The Network will be conducting interviews on a rolling basis, so consider sending in applications as soon as possible.
Equal Opportunity Employer:
The New York State Network for Youth Success is an Equal Opportunity Employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. In accordance with applicable law, the Network prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, creed, sex, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, or any other consideration protected by federal, state, or local laws.
People of color, people of all gender identities, disabled/differently abled people, and LGBTQIA+ candidates, bilingual speakers, as well as those of other historically marginalized and/or diverse backgrounds, are strongly encouraged to apply.
Strong Candidates will exhibit any/all of the following skills and experience: