After-School Tutoring Programs Coordinator


After-School Tutoring Programs Coordinator – Park Slope

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 at the Park Slope location. The Coordinator reports to the Volunteer & Programs Manager to ensure that the after-school tutoring 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: Volunteer and Programs Manager

Supervises: Park Slope tutors and interns

Hours: 20-25 hours a week, Mon-Thurs 2:30-6:30pm plus some weeknights required during school year for parent meetings, special events, and workshops (subject to change for summer programming)

Location: 372 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Major Responsibilities

Park Slope After-School Tutoring and Summer Workshops

  • Oversee daily program operations for After-School Tutoring at the Park Slope location
  • Collaborate with the Williamsburg After-School Tutoring Programs Coordinator to align after-school tutoring programs and share best practices for student success
  • Monitor, track, and support the ordering of supplies for the Park Slope 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 a chapbook release party 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 After-School Tutoring volunteers, including regularly updating Salesforce with volunteer data and sending out weekly tutor emails
  • Act as an ambassador of 826NYC and the Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co. storefront at all times
  • 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
  • Work with the Director of Education and other programs staff to plan and deliver summer creative writing workshops out of the Park Slope Center
  • Participate in 826 National bi-monthly programs calls to share resources and report out on best practices, when it aligns with schedule
  • All other duties assigned by the Executive Director


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 age 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: 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 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

Hourly rate $17. Position starts July 1st, 2019

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 portalNo phone calls please.

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, socioeconomic status, nationality, marital status, English fluency, parental status, military service or disability.