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.
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
- 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
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.