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Educational Alliance, Inc. Activity Specialist in New York, New York

Position: Activity Specialist – Community Schools & Youth Services

Location: New York City, Lower East Side

Educational Alliance, a 128 year old New York institution, is a vibrant, dynamic organization serving New Yorkers from all walks of life. We serve everyone regardless of the language they speak, where they come from, or their socioeconomic status. We believe that everyone should have a chance to live a better life and that arts and culture, education, health and wellness, and social services can help lay that foundation.

Educational Alliance “Perks”

 Competitive Hourly Salary

 Paid Sick Days

 Discounts to programs at Educational Alliance

JOB PURPOSE

To educate children in grades K – 12 to enhance social skills, motor skills and character development among participants in the program. Ensure the safety and security of the children.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES

Activity Specialties

If you have experience in any of the following or any other specialty please apply to our Activity Leader Specialists job opportunities.

 Step

 Martial Arts

 Zumba

 Theatre Arts

 Salsa

 Culinary Arts

 Hip Hop Dance

 Video Blogging

 Yoga

 Music (Instruments, Singing)

Planning and Organization

 Plan and submit lesson plans on a regular basis as required by site supervisor.

 Demonstrate age appropriate crafts and activities which will promote growth and development among participants.

 Effectively develop a rapport with participants, maintaining safety and confidentiality.

 Engage and monitor participants during program hours.

 Create a fun and engaging environment for all participants, maintaining safety and confidentiality.

 Must be available during program hours as per site requirements.

 Plan special events and culminating projects related to their activity.

 Keep daily attendance records, attend regular supervision and participate in evaluation processes.

 Willingness to work extended hours when school is not in session (i.e. Winter Recess, Mid-Winter Recess, Spring Recess, Parent Engagement Events etc.)

 Flexible team player, with the ability, and willingness to work with adolescents, staff, and families.

Agency Safety

 Must adhere to agency, and site specific safety standards.

 Comply with city and departmental rules, regulations, policies and procedures.

 Maintain clean and safe work environment and notify supervisor of any hazardous issues.

Other

 Must be able to participate in professional development, including a pre-summer training in June and the pre-school year training in the fall, in addition to various meetings and trainings throughout the year.

 Contribute in the planning and facilitation of special events and psycho-educational, youth development and academic workshops.

 Participate in professional development, including a pre-program training the last week of August, in addition to various unity meetings and trainings throughout the year.  Perform special projects and other related duties as assigned by supervisors .

 Attend regular staff meetings, supervision and participate in evaluation processes.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Required Knowledge

 Must possess or be in the pursuit of a Bachelor's Degree in specified field

 CPR/First Aid Certifications or the ability to obtain one

 Must be available to work at least 1-3 days a week from 3PM to 6PM. Classes are generally 1 hour each period.

 Flexible team player, with the ability, and willingness to work with children, adolescents, staff, and families.

 Effective, persuasive written and verbal communication skills as well as ability to be model and facilitate positive conflict resolution

 Ability to be a mentor and resource to students, staff, families and embrace/foster cultural inclusiveness

 Inspired through creativity and able to bring these talents to the work site

 Previous experience in classroom teaching, youth programming, or youth camp experience

 Bilingual in Spanish, one or more Chinese dialects, etc. is a PLUS

 Previous experience working with the youth in instructing various activities (i.e. Step, Zumba, Salsa, Hip Hop Dance, Martial Arts, Theatre Arts, Culinary Arts, Yoga, etc.)

Role Key Competencies

Safety Awareness

Mentoring

Group Management

Innovation

Stress Tolerance

EEO Info All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. Educational Alliance takes affirmative action in support of its policy to employ and advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

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