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New York Edge Education Specialist 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. Click here to see us in action ( . Working parents count on our programs to provide safe and enriching environments for their children.


The Education Specialist’s primary concern is the improvement of learning opportunities for students attending the New York Edge Champions Club After School Program. The Educational Specialist is an on-site instructional leader who works in close collaboration with the Education Department and the Program Director to support front-line staff (Group Leaders and Activity Specialists) in the delivery of skill-based curricula and thematic projects. Their role is to support program instructional/enrichment goals by ensuring activities are structured, age-appropriate, aligned to school day instructional practices and model effective classroom management (as needed). The Education Specialist has the role of coach and consultant in advising the Program Director, Teachers, Group Leaders and Activity Specialists who work within the after school program.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Ensures classroom instruction aligns with New York Edge quality standards during academic and enrichment activities.

  • Provides oversight of curricula implementation to support school-day instruction.

  • Observes and provides feedback to Activity Specialists, Teachers and Group Leaders on a weekly basis providing advice and modeling lessons as needed. Maintains an observation/feedback log documenting help provided.

  • Ensures activity lesson plans and projects are age-appropriate and have clear learning objectives.

  • Assesses the effectiveness and success of the approved curriculum and recommends changes based on student work.

  • Coordinates the administration and implementation of academic assessment systems.

  • Submits a summary report of student achievement at the end of each cycle to the Principal, the Program Director, and the Education Department.

  • Provides on-site professional development based on the needs of the Activity Specialists, Teachers, and Group Leaders.

  • Attends monthly Professional Development (usually on Saturdays) at headquarters.

  • Serves as an instructional coach and mentor for front-line staff.

  • Plans and implements staff development as it relates to instructional strategies and classroom management.

    Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Broad knowledge of the principles and practices of current educational trends in curriculum and instruction

  • Must have in-depth knowledge of activities that support the project and inquiry-based work, and practice of targeted learning skills

  • Understanding and experience of education in an urban setting

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, families and school partners including school administration and staff

  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills


  • Teacher Certification

  • Advanced degree in Education preferred

  • At least three years of classroom experience in an urban setting

  • Proven track record of success in the classroom

  • Experience working with students differentiated learning styles.

  • Experience supervising school staff a plus.

  • If needed, must pass a pre-employment background investigation including but not limited to fingerprinting, employment history and background check

  • Proof of Covid-19 Vaccination is required.

  • Must be willing to adhere to all federal, state, and local Covid-19 mandates which include but are not limited to wearing PPE and remaining socially distant when possible.

    To apply, please visit our website at

    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 above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.