After School Tutoring Programs Coordinator


About 826NYC:

826NYC is a nonprofit organization that focuses on encouraging the exploration of endless possibility through the power of writing. Our mission is to empower students with the skills to write their own paths forward, undefined by circumstance, and to support new and exciting approaches to writing and inspire student engagement. We offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students ages 6-18 with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills including: After-School Tutoring, Field Trips, Workshops, the Writers’ Room, and In-Schools programs. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with individualized attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success.



The After-School Tutoring Programs Coordinator is responsible for supervising After-school Tutoring and Writing at one of two 826NYC after-school sites: Park Slope Center or South Williamsburg Public Library. The Coordinator reports to the Volunteer & Programs Manager to ensure that the After-School Tutoring and Writing program is operating effectively, which includes ensuring the enrollment of qualifying students, the ongoing training of our volunteer tutors, and proposing curriculum changes that will better serve our students and help increase 826NYC’s reach.


Reports to: Programs and Volunteer Manager

Supervises: Tutors and interns



— Park Slope: 372 5th Ave, Brooklyn NY

— Williamsburg: Brooklyn Public Library (Williamsburgh Branch), 240 Division Ave, Brooklyn NY

— All staff meetings are held at 372 5th Ave, Brooklyn



— Park Slope: 20-25 hours a week. Mon 12-6:30 pm, Tues-Thurs 2:00-6:30 pm, plus some weeknights required during the school year for parent meetings, special events, and workshops (subject to change for summer programming) and 3-6 flexible admin hours.

— Williamsburg: 20-25 hours a week. Mon 12-6:00 pm, Tues-Thurs 1:30-6:00 pm, plus some weeknights required during the school year for parent meetings, special events, and workshops (subject to change for summer programming) and 3-6 flexible admin hours.


Major Responsibilities:

— Oversee daily program operations for After-School Tutoring at respective location

— Collaborate with the After-School Tutoring Programs Coordinator at the other site to align After-School Tutoring & Writing programs and share best practices for student success

— Monitor, track and support the ordering of supplies and program snacks for respective tutoring site

— Develop and differentiate curriculum that responds to a diversity of students’ needs, including English Language Learners and students with special needs

— Support the Volunteer & Programs Manager with the publication of three dual-language (Spanish/English) chapbooks of student writing throughout the year, including chapbook release parties for students’ families

— Administer and compile evaluation data to support the tracking of After-School Tutoring effectiveness and student growth

— Serve as a support to teachers and families regarding student performance and program effectiveness

— Support the Volunteer & Programs Manager and Community Engagement VISTA with volunteer outreach and training of tutors, including regularly updating Salesforce with volunteer data and sending out weekly tutor emails

— Act as an ambassador of 826NYC at respective locations

— Provide curriculum development and other programmatic support as assigned by the Volunteer & Programs Manager

— Facilitate meetings with parents and students and communicate with student families throughout the year

— Park Slope: Support the Store Manager with daily upkeep of the Park Slope Center, including waste management and ensuring a safe and clean space for all stakeholders to enjoy

— Williamsburg: Liaise with library about technology maintenance, as well as space sharing and upkeep

— All other duties assigned by the Executive Director


Hourly rate $17. Available for immediate start. 


How to Apply:

Please prepare a detailed resume, a list of three references, and a cover letter that includes a summary of your relevant experience and a specific explanation of why you are interested in working at 826NYC. Submit all materials through our typeform portal.

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 environments 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.


Education & Experience Requirements:

— Bachelor’s degree or comparable experience in youth development

— At least one year of work or volunteer experience in education program development

— At least one year of work or volunteer experience working with a diverse group of youth ages 6-18

Required Qualifications:

— Exceptional communication skills, both written and interpersonal (in-person, written, e-mail, and telephone)

— Conversational fluency in Spanish

— Proficient with computer applications — (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite and Google Drive)

— Excellent organizational skills and ability to multi-task

— A strong work ethic, a collaborative spirit, self-starter

— A passion to improve youth 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 speaking in front of and leading large groups of students in an activity

— Experience working with, motivating, and supervising volunteers and interns

— Experience with Salesforce or similar customer relationship management systems is a plus