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HANAC, Inc. Education Coordinator in Queens, New York

The HANAC Beacon program is operated by HANAC Inc. and serves children in grades K-12, and adults of all ages.  The Beacon program runs a full-service afterschool program designed to help our younger community members acquire the skills they need to graduate from high school, succeed in their chosen career, and give back to the community. Typical programs and activities include Homework Help, Tutoring, S.T.E.A.M., Dance, Cheer, Arts & Crafts, Zumba, Adult ESL, TASC, High School and College Access, Holiday Open programs, Summer Camp, and Sports & Recreation.

Rate of pay: $25 per hour 

Work Schedule: Monday, Wednesday and Friday- 2:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. 

        Saturday (alternate )- 9 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Work location address(s): HANAC Astoria Beacon I.S.141, 37-11 21st Avenue, Queens, NY 11105

Hours may vary depending on activities and scheduled community events. 

Additional hours available during open holidays and Summer Camp programing.  

The Education Coordinator will help provide support with the day to day administration of the HANAC Youth Afterschool Program. The Education Coordinator will also be responsible and assist in developing, implementing, delivering, supervising and evaluating educational, and Social activities offered and facilitated by Group Leaders and Youth Workers.

Responsibilities and Essential Functions include but are not limited to:

  • Collect and review all lesson plans to ensure proper alignment with Department of Education (DOE) standards.

  • Provide “coaching” as it permits to classroom management, academy and any other areas.

  • Assist in displaying students work at the end of each cycle.

  • Assist with assigning a tutor in developing a tutirng schedule that lines up with the Beacon Program.

  • Support staff in the execution of lesson plans and activities and give constructive feedback.

  • Ensure that HANAC, Department of Health (DOH), and Department of Youth & Community Development (DYCD) program standards are followed.

  • Act as liaison with school administration and faculty, ensuring compliance with DOE standards parallel to the Beacon Program/DYCD in partnership with the school.

  • Supervise Academic and Social co-located programs and referral linkage agreements as needed.

  • Develop a network of relationships with community resources to enhance opportunities in and exposure for the program.

  • Convene and chair regularly scheduled meetings for program planning and status review and conduct training in program content.

  • Create or use existing tools to ensure integrity of lessons plans/curriculum; create academic learning plans for grouped youth participants.

  • Assist in developing and reviewing all program plans to ensure proper alignment with school day Common Core Learning Standards.

  • Provide peer review of the Group Leaders/Youth Workers, as well as proper performance reviews of staff, both oral and written of overall job performance. Independently  perform teaching observations as appropriate.

  • Carry out and assist staff in developing appropriate student behavior through positive reinforcement strategies and techniques.

  • Provide staff with annual training to review updates and changes in education programs.

  • Coordinate with Outreach Coordinator & Program Director to develop and distribute surveys and evaluations for review of programs.

  • Assist the Outreach Coordinator & Program Director in pursuing grants related to on site educational programs.

  • Provide supervision of students at all times during the duration of classes and programs, extending to the release of students to guardians. Maintain the highest possible degree of safety.

  • Actively participate in training sessions, designated meetings and special events.

  • Assist in additional task as needed.


  • BA/BS Education, Psychology, Sociology or related field; MA/MS preferred.

  • Minimum of two years of experience in a supervisory capacity; two years of youth work experience.

  • NYC teaching license or working towards the license.

  • Must take part in 20 hours or more of professional development opportunities per year and be available for family engagement events outside of regular program hours. 

  • Experience with DOE Common Core standards, and being familiar with Middle School age/grade Lesson Plan/ curriculum development is a plus. 

Knowledge of youth, family and teen issues and instruction practice, group and program creation and facilitation, community outreach; and budget and fiscal management.

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.

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