The Education Specialist, along with the Site Director and Assistant Site Director is responsible for coordinating educational activities and developing curriculum and reviewing lesson plans. Education Specialists assist the Activity Specialists, Group Leaders and Youth Workers in program activities and assure that the homework help component for the program runs effectively and smoothly. The Education Specialist also provides training for staff.
Helps develop program schedule and activities
Assists in insuring a safe and supportive environment for activities.
Develops and maintains relationships between day school and after-school
Oversees homework help and supervises any tutors.
Assists in developing special academic projects and activities.
Models polite, courteous and respectful behavior while interacting with participants & staff.
Attends required meetings and staff development workshops.
Bachelor’s Degree in education, child development or a related field
Minimum of two years’ teaching experience
Knowledge of NYS common core learning standards
Experience in developing curriculum, reviewing lesson plans
Competency in education and youth development
Exceptional group management, problem-solving and conflict resolution skills
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Experience working with children from diverse background
Knowledge of DYCD and DOH mandates
Ability to work as part of a team within a school community
New York Junior Tennis and Learning (NYJTL) is a tennis-themed nonprofit organization offering comprehensive school and community-based out-of-school time programs to youth 6-18 years of age throughout New York City. We are among 500 chapters of a national organization started by Arthur Ashe to give inner-city youth a chance to learn the game of tennis and provide them with experiences they normally would not get otherwise. NYJTL is the largest of the chapters, and we offer a safe and nurturing environment in a school setting where youth can participate in different sporting activities, especially tennis, and thrive in an academically supportive environment to help them reach their maximum potential. NYJTL operates its programs in elementary, middle-schools and high school throughout New York City.
Role: Education Specialist
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