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New York Edge Success Mentor in Brooklyn, New York

About Us:

New York Edge is the largest provider of after school and summer camp programs in New York City public schools. Each year, programs in academics--including STEM, the arts, sports & wellness, and college access help 40,000 students develop leadership skills and succeed in school. Working parents count on our programs to provide safe and enriching environments for their children.

Summary:

The work of the Success Mentor requires a long-term commitment to providing support to students in elementary and/or middle school. An effective mentor establishes and upholds a relationship with the child and family over a period of at least twelve months or longer, if possible, supporting their social-emotional development. Children generally live in uniformity and habit. The longer someone spends time with them, the higher probability that the children will be successful. Kids who have good relationships with their mentors have higher chances of attaining academic success. All applicants must be able to function as a part of a team inclusive of a Blended Learning Math Instructor, a Blended Learning ELA and Writing Instructor/Mentor and a Student/Family Mentor.

Schedule:

Part-Time

Monday – Friday (Some evenings and weekends required)

This role requires you to be in-person.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Parental communication and support regarding student progress and potential opportunities.

  • Provide support and intervention as needed to help each child remain on track for success.

  • Create and advance a personal and optimistic relationship with a child.

  • Monitor student progress and assist students in accomplishing personal objectives.

  • Interact with students throughout the day to observe and support positive growth.

  • Provide timely feedback to students and their parents to keep them engaged in the child’s positive social-emotional development.

  • Communicate with students, parents and school leadership on any concerns that may develop.

  • Provide ongoing mentoring in a supportive after-school environment.

  • Work hours will be consistent Monday through Friday with potential for some weekend or evening scheduled activities or events.

    Required Skills:

  • Minimum of 3 years experience, or comparable, with elementary/middle school students supporting their social-emotional well-being.

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Experience working with students from diverse backgrounds.

  • Experience communicating and supporting families using workshops, family interaction and intervention skills.

  • Understanding of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and how it contributes to self-paced online learning.

  • Must be capable of accessing and transmitting information using a computer.

    Qualifications:

  • High school Diploma required.

  • Minimum 3 years student support experience.

  • Bachelor's Degree preferred.

  • Experience working with a diverse student population is helpful. Bilingual; Spanish is a plus.

    Internal and external contacts required as part of the job:

    The Success Mentor must engage in a collaborative relationship with the Director, supervisors, and other key staff (ELA- Writing Instructor, Math Instructor). Ongoing contact with students, NYE/School, and parents via telephone, email, or face to face meetings

    To apply, please visit our website at newyorkedge.org/careers

    At time of offer and acceptance, the job requires safety and security clearances through the Department of Education and Department of Health.

    New York Edge is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

    Disclaimer : The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position.

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