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Educational Alliance, Inc. Teacher in New York, New York

Job Title: Teacher

Division - Department: 14th Street Y – Youth Programs – Afterschool

Job Classification (FLSA): Non-Union – PT/FT (Part-time)

Date: September 2021

Educational Alliance, a 132-year-old New York institution, is a vibrant, dynamic organization serving New Yorkers from all walks of life. We serve everyone regardless of the language they speak, where they come from, or their socioeconomic status. We believe that everyone should have a chance to live a better life and that arts and culture, education, health and wellness, and social services can help lay that foundation.

JOB PURPOSE

Teachers are responsible for creating and implementing high-quality programming for Afterschool. We are currently hiring for the following Teaching positions: Art, Sports, Theater, Science, and Creative Writing/Film

Teachers are passionate about teaching their area of expertise in an informal, inclusive, educational setting.

SCOPE OF INFLUENCE

  • Direct client group: Children grades K-5th

  • Directly supervised by AfterSchool Supervisor

  • Collaborates with fellow Teachers, Group Leaders, and AfterSchool Support Supervisor

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES

Program Management

  • Incorporate Afterschool values and seasonal themes rooted in Jewish sensibilities into programming

  • Submit lesson plans to supervisor and consultants

  • Develop and execute 30-minute or hour-long activities for groups of 15 campers at a time grouped by age and inclusive of varying needs and abilities

  • Develop and execute month-long, progressive, and comprehensive programs for afternoon elective time for 15 kids at a time for students in K-5th grades inclusive of varying needs and abilities

Logistics

  • Be responsible for overall cleanliness and organization of spaces and supplies

  • Work with Operations Coordinator and Afterschool Supervisor on ordering of supplies for program units, as well as maintaining an organized inventory and balanced budget

  • Exhibit and maintain strong time management capabilities

  • Communicate as needed with Afterschool Supervisor and Support Supervisor regarding student needs and concerns

    Leadership and Supervision:

  • As a member of the Afterschool Teaching Staff, model professional behavior for students and other staff at all times

  • Attend required days of orientation and training, afterschool, and staff meetings as scheduled

  • Proactively solve problems and motivate colleagues as difficult moments present themselves throughout the day; encourage flexibility and understanding as means to achieve common goals

  • Establish and promote a commitment to the mission and vision of Afterschool

  • Develop clear roles for Group Leaders during programming

  • Learns and implements Afterschool’s restorative approach to supervision and behavior management

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Education and Experience

  • 3+ years of experience working with elementary school-age children

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience required

  • Professional-level experience in their field of expertise

  • Previous experience as a supervisor or mentor preferred

  • Excellent organizational and oral communication skills

  • Ability to interact with children and colleagues of diverse cultural and social backgrounds

  • Fast learner with the ability to work independently and collaboratively

Role Key Competencies

  • Creativity

  • Classroom management

  • Teamwork

  • Leadership

  • Patience

  • Flexibility

  • Delegation

EEO Info

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. Educational Alliance takes affirmative action in support of its policy to employ and advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

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