Phipps Neighborhoods helps children, youth, and families in low-income communities rise above poverty. We work in South Bronx neighborhoods where we can address the greatest barriers to lasting success through education and career programs, and access to community resources. We’re dedicated to our neighborhoods for the long term, supporting individuals and families as they establish self-sufficiency. Our services create opportunities for people to thrive in every aspect of their lives.
Program description:The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) provides New York City youth between the ages of 14 and 21 with paid summer employment for up to six weeks in July and August. Participants work in entry-level jobs in a variety of industries. SYEP also provides workshops on job readiness, career exploration, financial literacy, and opportunities to continue education and social growth.
In collaboration with the New York City Department of Education (DOE) and the Department of Youth and Community Development, Phipps Neighborhoods is launching a school-based SYEP model that will strengthen New York City’s (NYC) workforce development system and help young people gain the support, educational credentials, and skills needed to succeed in today’s economy. This is an exciting opportunity to partner with high schools and help build lifelong career skills.
The Education Coordinator work closely with Phipps Neighborhoods and School staff members to carry out the Project-Based Learning tasks related to the school-based SYEP program. This is a 6-month, temporary position.
- Develop and facilitate Project-Based Learning curriculum and activities for 14 and 15 year old students.
- Coordinate curriculum design and implementation.
- Manage daily program curriculum and assigned administrative duties; coordinate staff schedules.
- Identify appropriate methods and tools that will enable participants to be successful in their project-based learning.
- Ensure that lesson plans are robust, comprehensive and engaging.
- Enhance the curricula through organizing field trips, guest speakers, and panel discussions.
- Infuse the use technology throughout the program.
- Lead groups to clarify meeting content, objectives and to establish ground rules that govern behavior.
- Address problems or issues that come up and work to resolve conflicts when they arise
- Work collaboratively and professionally with a varied group of colleagues
- Perform other duties as assigned by Program Director.
- Bachelor’s Degree is required.
- Master’s Degree in Education, Science or Social Studies field is preferred.
- NYS Teaching Certificate strongly preferred.
- 3 years’ experience working in the field of youth development, or youth workforce development, and developing project-based learning experiences.
- Experience working with students of varied ages, levels, and diverse cultural backgrounds.
- Strong background in youth development and an assets-driven perspective on how to work with disconnected youth.
- Ability to integrate technology into the curriculum.
- Proficient in basic computer applications (Outlook, Word, Power Point).
- Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
- Demonstrated organizational skills required; proven problem solving and interpersonal skills; proven ability to work with multiple deadlines and multiple priorities.
- Must be flexible, enjoy working with at-risk young adults and have strong initiative to work in a team.
- Flexibility to work morning, afternoon or evening hours.