JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Literacy Field Trips Programs Coordinator

Descriptions:


About 826NYC

826NYC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting under resourced NYC students ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Our services are structured around our belief that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Our programs include: after-school tutoring, evening and weekend workshops, and field trips.

Overview

The Field Trips Programs Coordinator is responsible for managing and regularly leading 826NYC’s field trips program. The coordinator works with the Director of Education to ensure that the field trips program provides an engaging and educational experience to qualifying public school classes. The coordinator is responsible for outreach and management of the field trips program, including training and overseeing volunteers and teacher outreach.

Reports to: Director of Education

Supervises: Field-trip volunteers/interns

Hours: 18-20 hours a week distributed between three weekday mornings/early afternoons

Major Responsibilities

Field Trips

  • Lead imaginative and student-driven, Storytelling, Choose Your Own Adventure, and Memoir writing field trips
  • Communicate with partner schools and teachers to ensure 826NYC has a robust and diverse field trips calendar, reaching schools in all five NYC boroughs
  • Ability to differentiate curriculum to respond to a diversity of students’ needs, including English Language Learners and students with special needs
  • Schedule and oversee the management of field trip volunteers in collaboration with the Volunteer & Programs Coordinator
  • Develop, facilitate, and manage the training of field trip specific volunteers and interns
  • Administer and compile evaluation data to support the tracking of field trips effectiveness and teacher satisfaction

Summer Workshops

  • Work with the Director of Education and other programs staff to plan and deliver summer workshops and programs in Park Slope
  • All other duties assigned by the Executive Director

Hourly rate $17. Position starts September 2017

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates can complete the online application and submit resume and cover letter here: https://826nyc.typeform.com/to/i00tZA

No phone calls, please.

Requirements:


Education & Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of 2 years experience working with a diverse group of youth age 6-18

Required Qualifications

  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and interpersonal (in-person, written, e-mail, and telephone)
  • Experience speaking in front of and leading large groups of students in an activity
  • Experience working with, motivating, and supervising volunteers and interns
  • Proficient with computer applications — (i.e. Microsoft office suite)
  • Excellent organizational skills: ability to multi-task
  • A strong work ethic, a collaborative spirit, self-starter
  • A passion to improve literacy and a deep commitment to student success
  • A deep passion and commitment to the mission of 826NYC

Desired Qualifications

  • Knowledge of current trends and issues in K-12 education, especially those related to New York City’s five boroughs
  • Experience with Salesforce or similar customer relationship management systems is a plus

Programs Coordinator - Middle School Writers' Room

Descriptions:


About 826NYC

826NYC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting under-resourced students ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Our services are structured around our belief that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Our programs include: after-school tutoring, evening and weekend workshops, and field trips.

Overview

826NYC has a full-time in-school writing program (Writers’ Room) in the library of M.S. 7 and Global Tech Prep in East Harlem. The Writers’ Room Coordinator (WRC) and a team of volunteers will provide the educators and students of M.S. 7 and Global Tech Prep with ongoing support around writing-based portions of the curriculum, such as facilitating creative writing projects, leading small group work around difficult portions of the curriculum, and providing supplementary curriculum to help educators reach their goals. The WRC will work diligently to develop and maintain relationships with principals and teachers, as well as to oversee the volunteers and interns at the location.

Reports to: Director of Education

Supervises: Volunteers, interns

Hours: Mon-Friday, 8am-4pm

Major Responsibilities

  • Work with educators from MS 7 and Global Tech to design and differentiate writing-based curriculum and to facilitate curriculum implementation with students
  • Direct, upon request, 826NYC workshops to supplement teachers’ curriculum
  • Maintain a schedule of the Writers’ Room to facilitate and track teacher participation
  • Manage associated partnerships and work to establish new partnerships in the community
  • Train and manage Writers’ Room personnel, including volunteer tutors to assist with writing curriculum and projects
  • Assist the Volunteer Associate with project specific volunteer recruitment
  • Administer and compile evaluation data to support the tracking of the Writers’ Room effectiveness and student growth
  • Oversee the publishing of students’ work in small-scale and perfect-bound publications
  • Participate in 826 National monthly programs calls to share resources and report out on best practices
  • Participate in 826NYC events and meetings
  • Support administrative and program staff as needed
  • All other duties assigned by the Director of Education or Executive Director

Salary: $40,000
Benefits: Medical

As an organization committed to encouraging youth in their creative expression, personal growth, and academic success, 826 National and its chapters recognize the importance of diversity at all levels and in all aspects of our work. 826NYC is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the 826 community through their work, teaching, and/or service. In order to build and maintain the safe, supportive 826 environment in which great leaps of learning occur, we commit to inclusion: We will not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, nationality, marital status, English fluency, parental status, military service or disability.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates complete an application, upload a resume, cover letter, and relevant writing sample here: https://826nyc.typeform.com/to/icAcGl

Requirements:


Education & Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred)
  • Experience teaching and developing writing curricula to middle school students in an urban classroom

Required Qualifications

  • Ability to manage personnel and volunteers
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and interpersonal (in-person, written, e-mail, and telephone)
  • Experience working with students with special needs, familiarity with ICT classrooms
  • Experience developing and differentiating literacy curriculum that responds to a diversity of students’ needs, including English Language Learners and students with special needs
  • Strong project management and organizational skills
  • The ability to work independently and successfully operate a program at a satellite location
  • A passion to improve literacy and a deep commitment to student success
  • A deep passion and commitment to the mission of 826NYC

Desired Qualifications

  • Knowledge of current trends and issues in K-12 education, especially those related to New York City’s five boroughs
  • Familiarity with East Harlem neighborhood and community
  • Licensure in teaching middle school English or another subject
  • Experience teaching writing in the STEM disciplines
  • Proficient Spanish speaking ability
  • Experience with copy editing
  • Experience speaking in front of and leading large groups of students in an activity
  • Experience with Indesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop is a plus
  • Experience with Salesforce or similar customer relationship management systems is a plus

826NYC Teaching Artist – Writing Programs

Descriptions:


About 826NYC and In-Schools & Partnership Residencies
826NYC — a Brooklyn-based writing and tutoring nonprofit — is hiring dynamic and experienced Teaching Artists for short-term, project-based residencies in New York City public schools and nonprofit organizations. 826NYC’s in-schools and partnerships programs are tailored to the needs of each partner school and organization. Residencies typically range from 6 to 10 sessions in length, lasting approximately the same number of weeks. Each project culminates in an anthology of student work, which is professionally designed and printed for distribution.

Possible projects that 826NYC’s Teaching Artists may work on include: memoir, poetry, short stories, playwriting, and speculative fiction. This list is not exhaustive.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, and Teaching Artists will have placements throughout the year based on schedule and expertise.

Overview of Position:
826NYC is seeking Teaching Artists to design curriculum and lead in-school and partnership project-based residencies, typically 6 to 10 weeks each. This person should not only be a writer, but also be passionate about literacy education and have experience working with students. This position will be supervised and supported by the 826NYC Director of Education. Teaching Artists will also have the support of trained volunteers, who assist students with their writing during the in-class project sessions. Planning hours/days are somewhat flexible depending on the Teaching Artist’s schedule. The end-goal for each in-school and partnership residency is to produce professionally designed and printed anthology of the students’ writing. The teaching artist will be responsible for overseeing the publishing process from start to finish.

Reports to: 826NYC Director of Education
Supervises: Project volunteers
Duration and Hours: Project-based in-school residences, typically lasting 6 to 10 weeks each.

Pay: $40/hr in the classroom plus $20/hr paid time for planning and training

Major Responsibilities

  • Design an age-appropriate, project-based writing curriculum
  • Facilitate each in-class session of the residency
  • Communicate regularly with the Director of Education
  • Oversee on-site volunteers, acting as a liaison between volunteers and students
  • Submit lesson plans, timesheets, reports, and other administrative documents
  • Oversee the publishing of the culminating anthology of student writing

How to Apply

Please send the following to apply@826nyc.org with subject line: “826NYC Teaching Artist.” No phone calls, please.

  1. A cover letter explaining your approach to teaching your discipline, your relevant experience, and a specific explanation of why you are interested in working at 826NYC on these special projects
  2. A resume that demonstrates your experience as an artist and educator
  3. A one-page outline of a six-session residency with any age group 5-12 grade, including learning goals, questions for students, and activities to address learning goals.
  4. Two professional references

Requirements:


Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or relevant experience
  • Artistic excellence in their discipline
  • Experience working with youth
  • A passion to improve literacy and a deep commitment to student success
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and interpersonal
  • Excellent organizational skills: ability to multi-task
  • A strong work ethic, a collaborative spirit, self-starter
  • Proficient with computer applications — (i.e. Microsoft office suite, Google Drive)
  • A deep passion and commitment to the mission of 826NYC

Development Manager

Descriptions:


About 826NYC

826NYC is a nonprofit that encourages the exploration of endless possibility through the power of writing. We empower students with the skills they need to write their own path forward, undefined by circumstances. 826NYC is a chapter of the 826 Network.

826NYC is a highly collaborative, bustling work environment full of passionate professionals who strive to create programs that transform our students’ relationships to writing, and to build an inclusive community that meets the needs and reflects the diverse backgrounds of our students. If you care about amplifying young peoples’ voices and cultivating wonder as part of the writing process, read on!

Overview

The Development Manager is part of a collaborative team that includes both staff and board that helps fulfill our mission and support our students by securing funding from foundations, corporations, and individuals. In addition the Development Manager manages and executes the organizations marketing and communications, collaborating across departments and with the Marketing Committee to ensure that our message and reach is amplified across different channels.

Reports to: Executive Director

Supervises: Development Coordinator (AmeriCorp Vista), Interns

Hours: Monday-Friday 9:30-5:30, some evenings; non-exempt

Responsibilities

  • Lead research on new funding prospects and conduct outreach to funders.
  • Write letters of intent and grants for foundation, corporate, and government sources and submit grant reports to current funders in a timely fashion.
  • Maintain donor and prospect relationships.
  • Collaborate with Development team to plan and manage fundraising and cultivation campaigns.
  • Oversee the Development Coordinator and Development and Marketing Interns.
  • Maintain relationship with vendors and ensure that expenses are within budget.
  • Attend Development and Marketing Committee Meetings and provide regular reports on fundraising and marketing initiatives.
  • Collaborate with Development team to create letters and e-blasts for marketing efforts.
  • Manage and execute marketing and outreach efforts for the entire organization, including forecasting and evaluation.
  • Collaborate across departments to foster a culture of philanthropy where community members feel inspired to volunteer, donate, and advocate for 826NYC.
  • Stay current on advancements and changes that are pertinent to fundraising within the community, to the organization’s mission and programs, and to the development field.
  • Participate in monthly 826 Network development calls and share new initiatives with the development team and 826NYC staff.

To Apply:

Interested candidates can complete the online application and submit resume, cover letter, and relevant writing sample here: https://826nyc.typeform.com/to/ovzFHH

No phone calls, please.

Requirements:


Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • At least two-years experience in fundraising and development.

Required Qualifications

  • A deep commitment to the mission of 826NYC.
  • Excellent command of English language and grammar, both verbal and written.
  • Proficient with computer applications, including Salesforce or a similar CRM.
  • Proficient in social media platforms.
  • Experience developing projects and team wide work plans and delegating tasks.
  • Ability to work individually and collaboratively.
  • Ability to develop and communicate a team vision rooted in 826NYC’s broader vision and priorities.
  • Experience providing day-to-day support to team members.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills.
  • A strong commitment to building a diverse, equitable and inclusive organization.

 

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