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Police Athletic League Part-Time Education Specialist in Bronx, New York

The Police Athletic League (PAL) is the largest independent youth organization in New York City that provides educational and recreational activities for children and young adults. PAL Inc. and The New York City Police Department work in partnership to provide communities with summer and after-school recreational and educational activities.

We are looking for a part-time Education Specialist who will be responsible for working with the Center Director, with support from the Education and Program Development department, to ensure quality PAL Smarts and PAL Arts activities are being implemented during after school and summer day camp. Quality programming is achieved by observing and coaching staff, recommending and setting up training, and modifying activity plans supplied by the Education Department to meet the needs and abilities of participants. In this position, the Education Specialist will split time working with elementary and middle school programs, located in the same building.

This position is available at MS 118 - Bronx.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Model and uphold all Agency rules.

  • Work with the Center Director to oversee the implementation of program activities. Assist center staff with effective delivery of lessons.

  • Modify or expand the Education Department?s after school and summer program curricula to fit individual center needs. Curricula should be thematic and provide youth with hands-on, sequential, standards-aligned learning experiences.

  • Using data collected by PAL?s Evaluator, funder reports staff reports, and partner schools? input, foster continuous quality improvement of curricula and activities.

  • Develop and maintain a relationship with the partner principal(s) and designated school staff. Ensure PAL and partner school goals and needs are reflected in PAL programming

  • Provide coaching and training to Group Leaders, Activity Specialists, and Teachers.

  • Assist in planning and facilitating center Parent Workshops.

  • Present ideas and suggestions for improving programs as often as possible. When presenting a problem or offering constructive criticism, also offer an alternative solution.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Submit weekly, monthly, written, and verbal reports, as requested.

  • Attend regular meetings and training with center staff, the Education Department, and center stakeholders to assist in program delivery and promotion of programs.

  • Assist in the planning, set up, and cleanup for PAL special events.

Skills/Knowledge Required

  • A minimum of a Bachelor?s Degree in Education or a related field. NYS Teaching Certification preferred. Master?s Degree in Education or related field strongly preferred.

  • At least 2 years? experience in curriculum development and lesson planning.

  • Familiarity with integrating New York Common Core Language Standards into project-based learning activities.

  • Experience in implementing structured programming for elementary and middle school students. Classroom teaching experience a plus.

  • Must be responsible and organized with strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications and email systems.

  • Must be a team player.

No calls, please. External recruiters and agents, please don?t contact this job poster.

Police Athletic League seeks to hire staff who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. All positions at PAL are filled without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, HIV/AIDS status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. All are encouraged to apply.