The Riverside Church Servant Leader Intern in New York, New York
The Servant Leader Intern (SLI) serves as a classroom teacher in a literacy-based summer enrichment program. The SLI helps lead a literacy rich curriculum during the morning, and leads/chaperones activities in the afternoon. The Servant Leader Intern should be experienced in working with groups of children, responsible, energetic, able to think on his/her feet, a good leader and a strong role model.
Engage a maximum group of 5 scholars per class ages 6-10 years old over the course of a 6-week summer program.
Deliver reading curriculum to student group.
Set up and break down classroom space, including securing and organizing the appropriate materials.
Serve as leaders of afternoon activities and other special events. Devise afternoon enrichment activities (arts, yoga, dance, sports, STEM, etc.) and serve as a leader of these activities and other special events.
Maintain health and safety standards, and report any concerns to the Project Director.
Maintain accurate attendance records.
Collaborate with site staff to establish and maintain a positive, supportive, and structured environment for the scholars.
Serve as positive role models for the scholars.
Able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Willingness to strive for excellence in all areas and ability to think critically and analytically
Exhibit positive behavior and attitude; model a mature and professional demeanor
Strong interpersonal skills and commitment to the ethics of good character, humility, and servant leadership.
Strong appreciation for individual cultural history and the willingness to be open to, and respectful of all cultures.
Mature and professional demeanor.
Enthusiasm for the program and commitment to children’s advocacy and servant leadership.
At least 18 years old, enrolled in college and completed at least 1 year of undergraduate studies or recent college graduate who has previously served as a Freedom School Servant Leader Intern (SLI).
Ability to work in the summer heat, lift at least 50 pounds and actively participate in all activities.
Valid ID and reliable transportation.
Satisfactory drug test and satisfactory background check for criminal and child protective findings.
Spanish language proficiency a plus, but not required.
Shall be accountable to the Project Director and the Program Manager.
Hours & Compensation
Summer position: program start date July 7 until August 13
Local orientation for all Servant Leader Interns will take place on June 28th
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