New York Edge is New York’s leading provider of after-school programs. Our mission is to help bridge the academic performance gap among under-achieving students and in low income neighborhoods through wholesome, skill-building activities designed to improve children’s academic performance, health and wellness, attitude towards school, self-confidence, character and values, and opportunity for lifelong employment.
The STEM Education Specialist’s primary concern is the improvement of learning opportunities for students attending the New York Edge Champion’s Club After School Program in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. The STEM Educational Specialist is multi -site instructional leader who works in close collaboration with a team of Site Directors to support front-line staff (Tutors and Activity Specialists) in the delivery of STEM-based curricula and thematic projects. Their role is to support program instructional/enrichment goals by ensuring activities are structured, age-appropriate, align to school day instructional practices and model effective classroom instruction and management (as needed). The STEM Education Specialist will work closely with the Senior Program Manager to understand contract compliance, requirements and individual needs for each school they serve as well as a consultant in advising the site director, teachers, tutors and activity specialists who work within the after school program.
Essential Job Functions:
Curriculum development, overseeing instruction, and staff development
Support the development and implementation of all Student Education Plans and Progress Reports
Facilitate teachers’ use of successful, research-based instructional strategies, including differentiated instruction for diverse learners
Assess the effectiveness and success of the curriculum and recommend changes based on the data
Coordinate the administration and implementation of assessments systems
Oversee collection, verification and timely entry of assessment data and work with Site Director to produce customized reports for instructional staff and leadership on an ongoing basis
Analyze assessment data to inform curriculum development and ensure high levels of scholar performance
Monitor grade-level-progress against program benchmarks
Participate and co-facilitate trainings at site and New York Edge main office
Lead instruction in the classroom on an as-needed basis
Plans lessons, projects and units for use in the after school program and ensure the successful execution and implementation of these plans.
Observes and gives feedback to activity specialists, teachers and tutors, providing advice and leading instruction when needed.
Plans and implements staff development for the organization’s monthly Professional Enhancement Conferences and takes a major role in our annual STEM Fair
Broad knowledge of the principles and practices of current educational trends in STEM curriculum and instruction
Understanding and experience of education in an urban setting
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, families and school partners including school administration and staff
Excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills
High School Diploma
DOE Teaching Certification
Advanced degree in Education or one of the STEM disciplines
At least three years classroom or after school experience in an urban setting
Proven track record of success in the classroom
Experience working with children of multiple intelligences and differentiated learning styles
Passion for New York Edge mission and youth development
Reliable, organized and punctual
Knowledge of college readiness, career awareness and character education
Expert understanding of High School education requirements in NYC DOE
Familiarity with Financial Aid process and resources
Strong leader and team-builder
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with program staff and school partners
Excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills with proven ability to interact with a diverse range of individuals both in person and over the phone, applying tact and discretion as situations demand
Must have excellent organizational, time management and follow-up skills
Responsible and professional conduct that serves as role model to staff and youth
Exhibits strong character traits and exercises patience and creativity while seeking win-win scenarios
Ability to set priorities and meet deadlines
Must demonstrate ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously
Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Outlook, and Word
Location: Five Boroughs
Time: After School Hours, 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm
At time of offer and acceptance, the job requires safety and security clearances through the Department of Education and Department of Health.
New York Edge is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Disclaimer: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position.