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International Rescue Committee Assistant to the Dean of Instruction, Newcomer Youth Summer Academy in New York, New York

Requisition ID: req12691

Job Title: Assistant to the Dean of Instruction, Newcomer Youth Summer Academy

Sector: Education

Employment Category: Intern

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: New York, NY RAI USA

Job Description


Since 1999, the IRC has developed partnerships with New York City public schools, community-based organizations and local colleges and universities to support the positive development of refugee youth and their communities in New York City. The Education and Learning Program provides year round programming working directly with refugee youth, their parents and families, and their schools.

Scope of Work:

The Newcomer Youth Summer Academy ( N YSA) is a six-week program focusing on preparing newly - arrived immigrant youth to succeed at their grade level in the New York City public school system. Up to 130 students from ages 5 – 21 from over 20 countries will participate in academic, creative arts, physical education, and life skills classes. Field trips are held on Fridays.

The Assistant to the Dean of Instruction will work closely with the Dean of Instruction to ensure high quality People management of teaching staff , academic assessment implementation , and staff appreciation throughout the Newcomer Youth Summer Academy. The Assistant to the Dean of Instruction will provide logistical support to teaching staff, coordinate instructional coaching, coordinate classroom assessment materials, collect, enter and analyze assessment data, and ensure the overall day to day classroom needs of the Academy are met. This is an unpaid internship ; academic credit can be accommodated .

Learning Objectives:

    1. Intern will learn organizational and operational skills required to effectively support a teaching staff
    1. I ntern will learn People management skills required to effectively support a teaching staff
    1. Intern will learn assessment protocol implementation and data monitoring skills

    Essential Job Functions:

    • Participate in all June Meet & Greets, staff trainings, program meetings, and staff development activities, thereafter
    • Assist the Dean of Instruction in the implementation and analysis of various student assessment initiatives including but not limited to content area assessments, progress reports, and report cards
    • Monitor submission of, enter, and analyze student assessment data
    • Maintain students’ files as requested
    • Collect , record, and relay accountability communication regarding all required lesson planning documentation from Academy teachers
    • Assist in the timely production and dissemination of necessary assessments and resources for all teaching staff
    • Assist in the coordination and set up of caregiver-teacher conferences
    • Assist in the coordination of and implementation of school-wide Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS)
    • Lead the coordination and implementation of all staff-appreciation events and initiatives
    • Record and distribute minutes of Lead and Co-Teacher staff meetings
    • Perform other administrative tasks assigned by the Dean of Instruction
  • Working Environment:

    In the event of an in-person program, N YSA takes place in a centrally located public school (TBD) in New York City. In the event of a virtual program, N YSA will take place primarily on Zoom. All applicants must be willing to relocate to New York City for the entirety of the Academy in the event of an in-person program.


    • Bachelor’s degree in Education or relevant field; Master’s degree candidate in Education preferred
    • Strong command of Microsoft Suite, G Suite, Canva, and other digital platforms required
    • Classroom teaching experience preferred
    • Experience with data collection and analysis
    • Strong organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail
    • Strong written and oral communicative skills
    • Cultural competence and cross-cultural or overseas experience required
    • Experience working with immigrant populations , highly desirable
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
    • Fluency in written and spoken English required. Second language proficiency in relevant language highly desirable ( including Spanish, French, Dari, Farsi, Pashto, Arabic, Mandingo, Bambara, Wolof, Fulani, Tibetan, Russian, Urdu, Bengali, Haitian Creole, Nepali etc.)