JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Literacy Field Trips Coordinator

Descriptions:


About 826NYC

826NYC is a nonprofit organization that encourages the exploration of endless possibility through the power of writing. Our program empower students with the skills to write their own paths forward, undefined by circumstance. We work to supports new and exciting approaches to writing and inspire student engagement, and to foster generations of creative writers and thinkers who together will define a better future.

 

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

Year-Round 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
  • Manage the physical site, including opening, cleaning, and maintaining the space and program supplies
  • All other duties assigned by the Executive Director

Hourly rate $17. Position starts late spring 2018.

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 or a 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

Teaching Artist - Writing Residency Programs

Descriptions:


About 826NYC, 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.

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 apply online at: https://826nyc.typeform.com/to/IoKk6M

No phone calls, please.

You will need:

  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

Community Engagement Americorps VISTA

Descriptions:


About 826NYC

826NYC is a nonprofit organization that encourages the exploration of endless possibility through the power of writing. Our program empower students with the skills to write their own paths forward, undefined by circumstance. We work to supports new and exciting approaches to writing and inspire student engagement, and to foster generations of creative writers and thinkers who together will define a better future.

Position Overview

The Community Engagement VISTA will work with the Executive Director, Director of Education, and Programs and Volunteer Coordinator to improve the volunteer recruitment process, increase diversity amongst our volunteer pool, support volunteer performance and retention, and create outreach systems to build partnerships with community-based organizations and student groups.

Reports to: Director of Education

Hours: Monday-Friday 9:30-5:30, evenings and weekends as required

Responsibilities

  • Assess the current volunteer program and improve upon recruitment, onboarding, and retention of daytime volunteers
  • Develop partnerships to sustain volunteer corps pipeline
  • Create and implement plans to improve volunteer diversity across programs
  • Support volunteer recruitment for South Williamsburg, East Harlem, and city-wide in-schools programming
  • Help to increase volunteer cohort’s capacity for providing strong programming with a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Assist with organizing volunteer appreciation events throughout the year

This position is an AmeriCorps VISTA position. A stipend is provided by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Position is from August 20, 2018-August 19, 2019.

HOW TO APPLY:

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to rebecca@826nyc.org with “Community Engagement VISTA” in the subject line AND complete the relevant application materials at the AmeriCorps website at https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=81493&fromSearch=true

No phone calls, please.

Requirements:


Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree

Qualifications

  • Strong writing skills
  • Comfortable representing 826NYC to diverse groups
  • Ability to work well with a team
  • Proficient with computer applications (MSWord, Excel, etc.)
  • Strong work ethic, a collaborative spirit, a self-starter
  • Commitment to the mission of 826NYC

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Fall 2018: 826NYC Writers’ Room Intern at PS 7 Middle School

Descriptions:


Position: 826NYC Writers’ Room Intern at PS 7 Middle School

Location:  P.S. 7, 160 E 120th St, New York, NY 10035

Hours: 11-12 hours a week, Tuesday-Friday 8:30 am-2:30 pm

Organizational overview:
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.

Internship overview:

The Writers’ Room program serves 250 students in sixth through eighth grade with year-round, writing, and literacy support at PS 7 in East Harlem. We work with classes of students in small groups and one-to-one on creative and expository writing projects. From playwriting to op-eds, and poetry to science fiction, we give students the space to develop their literacy skills and exercise their imaginations.

826NYC seeks an intern to help with the daily operations of the Writers’ Room. The Writers’ Room intern will commit to assisting with at least three days a week. Programming runs Tuesday – Friday from 8:30-2:30pm. Tasks will include providing writing-based tutoring to students, helping develop and facilitate writing curriculum, and assisting with administrative duties.

Requirements:


Projects and responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Assisting Writers’ Room Coordinator with planning and delivery of writing curriculum
  • Providing writing-based tutoring to students
  • Conducting education research to enhance Writers’ Room programming
  • Assisting with the development and delivery of specialized Writers’ Room volunteer trainings
  • Assisting with the production of student publications (editing, copyediting, book production, etc.)
  • Tracking student attendance and other data
  • Assisting with programs-related administrative work

Candidate must have:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • An interest in supporting middle school students in their emotional and intellectual development
  • A strong attention to detail and strong organization skills
  • An interest in education, writing, and a passion for the 826NYC mission
  • Experience working with youth (e.g. in school support such as teaching assistants, youth camp, after-school programs) a plus, but not required
  • Knowledge of Google Docs and Sheets a plus, but not required
  • A personal laptop to use in the office a plus, but not required

As an 826NYC Intern you will receive the following perks:

  • Experience teaching and developing writing curriculum for public school students
  • Opportunities to participate in 826NYC events
  • A forty percent discount at the 826NYC Superhero Supply Store
  • The opportunity to impact a growing local nonprofit and working relationships to last a lifetime

To apply:

Please complete this form to apply (you will need a resume and a cover letter indicating why you are interested in the Writers’ Room internship to complete the application). No phone calls please.

Fall 2018: 826NYC Field Trips Intern

Descriptions:


Position: 826NYC Field Trips Intern

Location: 372 5th Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11215

Hours: 10-15 hours a week, days flexible

Organizational overview:
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.

Internship overview:

826NYC’s Field Trips program serves over 1,700 students each year from all five NYC boroughs. 826NYC seeks an intern who loves working with a diversity of ages and personalities in a collaborative writing environment. The Field Trips intern will work closely with the programs staff in our secret library to provide daily creative writing field trips for visiting students ages 6-18. We seek someone who is inspired by the stories that others have to tell and who enjoys the fast-paced, no-holds-barred atmosphere of collaborative writing. The ideal Field Trips intern is as comfortable with a 9-year old as a 49-year old, and loves nothing more than an original character and a few good adjectives.

Field Trips take place Monday-Friday mornings in our Park Slope headquarters, from 10am-12:30pm. Hours of the internship take place during and outside of programs.

Requirements:


Projects and responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Assist Field Trips Coordinator with planning and delivery of writing curriculum
  • Help train and support field trip volunteers
  • Assist with school registration and tracking
  • Guide students through the writing process
  • Assist with the ongoing redesign of field trip offerings
  • Assist with teacher and school outreach
  • Perform light programs-related administrative work

Candidate must have:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • An interest in supporting young writers of all ages
  • A strong attention to detail and strong organization skills
  • An interest in education, writing, and a passion for the 826NYC mission
  • Experience working with youth (e.g. in school support such as teaching assistants, youth camp, after-school programs) a plus, but not required
  • Knowledge of Google Docs and Sheets a plus, but not required
  • A personal laptop to use in the office a plus, but not required

As an 826NYC Intern you will receive the following perks:

  • Experience teaching and developing writing curriculum for public school students
  • Opportunities to participate in 826NYC events
  • A forty percent discount at the 826NYC Superhero Supply Store
  • The opportunity to impact a growing local nonprofit and working relationships to last a lifetime

To apply:

Please complete this form to apply (you will need a resume and a cover letter indicating why you are interested in the Field Trips internship to complete the application). No phone calls please.

Fall 2018: 826NYC Design & Promotions Intern

Descriptions:


Position: 826NYC Design & Promotions Intern

Location: Park Slope, Brooklyn

Hours: 10-15 hours a week

Compensation: Unpaid or for college credit only (applicants seeking college credit are responsible for submitting necessary information fulfillment requirements to 826NYC).

Organizational overview:

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.

Internship overview:

826NYC is supported in part by the Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company. Running the store successfully requires friendly, creative individuals who can design products, track and order inventory, help customers navigate the store, handle product questions and requests, and provide interested parties with additional information about the 826NYC programs. The design and promotions intern will provide support to the Store Manager in accomplishing those and other tasks related to the Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co., as well supporting 826NYC-wide marketing and design efforts.

Requirements:


Projects and responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Designing the interior layout and cover art for student publications, including perfect-bound and in-house chapbooks
  • Support the promotions of store products by helping to design the Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co. newsletter and other material
  • Assist in generating product listings for the BSSCo. online store (photography and copy) and other content for the site
  • Assist in maintaining and organizing an archive of 826NYC assets, including photos and student writing
  • Assist with marketing for 826NYC including but not limited to: photography, social media posts, and newsletters as needed.

Candidate must:

  • Have excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Have an interest in education and passion for the 826NYC mission
  • Have an interest in art, photography, and graphic design, including experience with InDesign and Photoshop
  • Have a personal laptop to use in the office
  • Be able to commit to 10-15 hour per week for at least one semester

As an 826NYC Intern, you will receive the following perks:

  • Opportunities to participate in 826NYC events
  • A forty percent discount at the Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co.
  • The opportunity to impact a growing local nonprofit, and working relationships to last a lifetime!

To apply:

Please complete this form to apply (you will need a resume and a cover letter indicating why you are interested in the Design & Promotions internship to complete the application). No phone calls please.