Friends of Island Academy (Friends) was founded in 1990 to anchor, support and develop capacity among young people newly released from jail in New York City. Friends is seeking an instructor to teach a pre-HSE class at its Harlem site, lead assessment activities, and support the larger goals of the newly-funded Youth Reentry Network. The class will start in January.
- Teach HSE class for 17-24 year olds who have had criminal justice involvement
- Provide instruction in Social Studies, Science, English Language Arts, Math, and Writing.
- Develop learner-centered, participatory lessons, using relevant materials and a project-based approach.
- Create engaging instructional strategies and lesson plans in both math and/or literacy, including group instruction and one-on-one tutoring.
- Evaluate student progress using standardized assessment tools and in-class assessment.
- Maintain attendance and assessment data in Friends’ agency-wide database; enter regular notes on student progress.
- Three-five years’ experience teaching in adult literacy/HSE education;
- Experience working with at-risk youth or justice involved youth;
- Strong interpersonal skills, cultural competence, and an understanding and belief in strengths-based youth development philosophy are needed to succeed in this position.
- A sense of humor, integrity, flexibility and a profound commitment to the youth we serve;
- Individuals with prior criminal justice involvement are encouraged to apply
To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Gina Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org.