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New York Edge Coordinator, Family and Community Engagement in New York, New York


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.

General Description

New York Edge is seeking a Coordinator of Family and Community Engagement who will be responsible for mentoring students and providing one-on-one/group sessions. In this full-time role, you will help mentors establish and uphold relationships with the children and families over a period of at least twelve months or longer if possible supporting their social-emotional development. The Coordinator will support Mentors in being 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 will coach mentors to support and inform families of their child’s progress and how they can help them throughout their experience in the Excellence Project.

The Excellence Project focuses on interventions related to (a) universal screening with local norms and (b) frontloading or preparing students for advanced programs before they even have the chance to be identified or to enroll. We will provide new opportunities via cost-effective afterschool and summer programming. We will expand it to six new sites where New York Edge operates afterschool programs, engage in an evaluation to demonstrate the effectiveness of this model – and then share our findings with other districts and community-based afterschool programs to promote replication.

Primary duties and responsibilities:

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

  • Supervision of mentors across all schools.

  • Communicates regularly with mentors and mentees.

  • Provide support and intervention as needed to help mentors and students.

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

  • Interact with students throughout the after-school period to observe and support positive growth.

  • Coach mentors to keep them engaged in positive social-emotional development.

  • Provides ongoing professional development for all mentors.

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

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

  • In conjunction with Project Director and identified program liaisons, hire and onboard mentors.

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

  • Engage in effective communication and support as a member of a team focused on student growth.

  • Submit hours worked via established system according to schedule.

  • Complete all requested reports as required by funders.

  • Other duties as identified by the Project Director and Chief Program Officer.

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience, or comparable, with elementary or 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

The Youth/Family Mentor Program Manager must engage in a collaborative relationship with the Project 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.


  • Master’s Degree is required from an accredited college/university with a minimum of 3 to 5 years student support experience. Concentration in either School Counseling, Child Psychology or Social Work.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in supporting families and students in educational settings.

  • Experience working with a diverse student population is helpful.

  • Bilingual Spanish is a plus.

Additional Information:

  • Applicants must be authorized to work in the US and be able to travel within NYC.

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

  • The Coordinator of Family and Community Engagement will be required to communicate regularly with mentors and must be able to exchange accurate and timely information.

  • All school based NYE employees must receive all appropriate City and NY State clearances.

  • All NYE employees must submit proof of vaccination against the Covid-19 virus.

To apply, please visit our website at

Applications without Cover Letters will not be considered.

The Coordinator of Family and Community Engagement will be required to report to identified school sites and interact with staff, students, parents and facility administration while following DOH Covid-19 guidelines such as wearing PPE and remaining socially distant.

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.