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The New School Senior Educator/Mentor in New York, New York


The Center for New York City Affairs is an applied public policy research organization based in the Milano School at the New School. The Center offers analysis and solutions to pressing social and economic challenges. In early 2017, the Center launched the Institute for Transformational Mentoring (ITM), a dynamic new training program focused on the development of credible messengers – formerly incarcerated mentors – working in the social services fields throughout New York City. These mentors help young people navigate community violence and avoid the criminal justice system. The Institute was developed in partnership with social service employers and responds to the need for professional development and support for this vital workforce. The Institute also offers a program for young adults that includes an intensive summer program and a new year-round training and subsidized work experience for aspiring peer mentors.

The Senior Educator/Mentor will be responsible for teaching, mentoring, and supporting students. This position reports to the Director of ITM. We are seeking an experienced educator who can teach college-level courses and offer professional trainings that includes restorative justice practices, experiential learning, and co-teaching. This is a critical position in a small team that works collaboratively and pitches in on a wide-range of activities.

This position is funded by and contingent upon external fundraising.


  • Teach college courses, small group sessions and conduct meetings with students.
  • Assist in research and curriculum development.
  • Manage the recruitment and enrollment of credible messengers.
  • Develop, implement and manage a mentorship program for students and graduates.
  • Develop an alumni network.
  • Provide academic advisement or support to program participants/students.
  • Build strong relationships with credible messenger community, social service employers and other stakeholders.
  • Supervise staff or student workers, as needed
  • Additional tasks as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with relevant experience.
  • Teaching and youth mentorship experience.
  • Creative problem-solver, results oriented.
  • Experience with curriculum development.
  • Strong attention to detail skills, and demonstrated ability to effectively multi-task.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and understanding of trauma-informed care.
  • Prior experience working with formerly incarcerated people.
  • High level of computer proficiency in Google Drive, MS Office, Outlook and online database systems; strong knowledge of word-processing, spreadsheet, and database software is essential.
  • May be required to work evenings and weekends

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree

Special Instructions to Applicants:

People with histories of arrest, conviction and/or incarceration are encouraged to apply. For more information please visit our website: