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Teachers College, Columbia University College Work Study - Legal Outreach (Multiple Positions) in New York, New York

College Work Study - Legal Outreach (Multiple Positions)

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Position type: College Work Study, Student

Location: New York

Categories: Other

Legal Outreach seeks Teachers College Graduate students with current Federal Work Study eligibility for Spring and Summer 2020, who are eager to work with diverse adolescent populations in NYC schools.

For over 35 years, Legal Outreach has been raising the bar of academic achievement for urban youth from underserved communities in New York City. Through intensive legal and educational programs, Legal Outreach works with NYC high school students to provide them with the vision, skills, and support they need to matriculate at highly selective colleges.

The Academic Advising Program is a crucial part of the organization's goal of placing disadvantaged students in competitive universities. Students in Academic Advising range in age from 13 to 17, and they attend general and specialized high schools throughout the five boroughs.

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Academic Advisor Position

An Academic Advisor, as part of a team of advisors, will be responsible for supporting our students who struggle the most in school. The advisor will be meeting weekly with students, individually or in small groups, to help students address the distractions and hindrances that have kept them from academic success while also assisting them in building habits that will make them better students. An Academic Advisor will work with other advisors to create workshops and materials with advice about addressing

obstacles and actionable steps that students can follow to start improving academically. Because our students are so diverse and have a variety of obstacles that impede their academic success, the advisor will have to think strategically about different ways that may be effective in addressing academic, social, and emotional issues that students are faced with. The ideal candidate will command the respect of students by maintaining the organization's high expectations and supportive tone. Working closely with full-time staff, the advisor will also maintain weekly reports and assessments of the students who the advisor sees.

Math Tutor

The specialists will work with students in small groups/classes on homework and preparation for tests and projects. These individuals must be capable of teaching basic high school level math (arithmetic, algebra, geometry). They must be able to explain concepts clearly, quickly diagnose problems in students comprehension, and provide strategies for the students to do better. Additional ability to tutor in calculus and science (earth science, biology, chemistry, and rarely physics) a plus.

Preferred Qualities and Skills

 Experience working with adolescents and the ability to connect with them

 Ability to tutor multiple subjects

 Classroom-management or leadership skills and experience

 Energy, enthusiasm, and passion for our cause

 Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Google applications, and database programs.

 Grit, good time management and ability to balance workload.

Hours:Monday-Thursday 3:30 – 7:30PM, with some flexibility. Applicant must be available at least two of the

designated days between 4:00-7:00PM for a minimum of 10 hours a week and a maximum of 20 hours per week.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must have been awarded federal work-study for the term in which a work-study position is being sought.

  • Must be a student matriculated in a TC degree program.

  • Must be taking at least 6 credits (or equivalent, which includes full-time equivalent offerings - HBSK 6480, CCPJ 6480, CCPX 6480, or any 8900 course).

  • Full-time TC employees are not eligible for this position.

  • Must be able to abide by the Student Confidentiality Agreement.

  • Must be able to abide by the Student Privacy Requirements.

Advertised: 25 Feb 2020 Eastern Standard Time

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