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1. Youth Program Generalists

JOB OBJECTIVE:
Youth Program Generalists will primarily provide subject tutoring (STEM or ESL or Literacy preferred), general support services, and youth supervision for our afterschool program which operates Mon – Friday from 3 – 6pm and on Saturdays from 1 – 5pm. The ideal candidate(s) will have experience working with immigrant or low-income communities and a background in group facilitation, conflict resolution and participatory learning.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Tutor elementary, middle and high school students in all academic subjects with a focus on English as a Second Language, STEM, or Literacy
  • Facilitate weekly structured conversation and writing sessions that strengthen language skills
  • Coordinate with teachers and parents of students to monitor progress
  • Maintain classroom discipline with students and volunteers
  • Develop relationships with students based on respect and trust
  • Various shifts available including weekdays and Saturdays
  • Be a positive role model; Engage and inspire students
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

  • QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Education degrees strongly preferred
  • Experience working with immigrant or low-income youth
  • Familiarity with DYCD, SACC and DOHMH requirements preferred
  • Proficiency in Arabic strongly preferred but not required, bilingual abilities preferred
  • Background in education or social work preferred
  • Teachers welcome to apply


  • Application Procedure: Please submit a resume and thoughtful cover letter outlining how your skills and experience meet the responsibilities and qualifications of the position and stating how you heard about this opportunity via email to Hannah McIntire, Director of Capacity Building and Organizational Learning, at hannah@aafscny.org. Please include position title in subject line. No phone queries please


    2. Youth Program Manager

    STATUS: Full-Time
    REPORTS TO: Associate Director of Youth Development
    START DATE: As soon as possible
    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY:
    AAFSC is seeking a Youth Program Manager to join their growing Youth Program team. This is a great opportunity to grow and build skills in classroom administration and curriculum development for youth co-lead programming. The most successful candidate for this role will be organized, have high attention to detail and will have the capacity to thrive under pressure while working on multiple projects. This position involves light supervision, data entry and group facilitation skills.
    The Youth Program Manager is expected to commit to 35 hours a week for a Monday-Friday schedule with occasional weekend duties as necessary. The ideal candidate will be passionate about working with immigrant or low-income communities and will possess a background in group facilitation, creative problem solving, and participatory learning.

    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
    Administration
  • Enter all participants and necessary participant information on DYCD Online and internal database software
  • Assist Associate Director of Youth Development in running reports and database maintenance as needed
  • Take attendance on daily basis
  • Maintain adequate supplies and monitor classroom space to ensure safety standards are being met

  • Program Quality Assurance
  • Must be able to supervise groups of children and participate in activities and trips as necessary
  • Assist with designing and implementation of curriculum
  • Provide individualized tutoring and enrichment activities for students across elementary, middle and high school age levels
  • Coordinate outreach, application, and enrollment processes for participants

  • Staff Support and Training
  • Plan and prepare for weekly classes and activities in collaboration with Youth Program team
  • Coordinate part-time staff schedules to ensure appropriate student-staff ratio

  • Evaluation & Research
  • Assist in the administration of surveys, focus groups and other program assessments
  • Ensure detailed documentation of student progress and assess student needs on a continual basis
  • Research and suggest improvements to Youth Program in order to create culture of continuous improvement

  • Other Duties and Responsibilities
  • Provide additional support as needed to Program Coordinator and Youth Program team

  • EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILL QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor’s degree or Associates Degree in Child Development, Elementary Education, Physical Education, Recreation or a related field required
  • Must have at least 1 year direct experience working with children less than 13 years of age
  • Must have at least 1 year experience in child care and youth programs, including developing, directing and supervising daily activities for children
  • Computer skills in Microsoft Office suite and excellent writing skills are required
  • Proficiency in Arabic strongly preferred but not required, bilingual abilities preferred
  • Experience working with students in urban schools and/or community-based settings a plus
  • Job contingent on pre-employment background check and fingerprint clearance


  • Salary: Commensurate with experience.

    Application Procedure: Please submit 3 references (other than relatives), a resume and a thoughtful cover letter outlining how your skills and experiences meet the responsibilities and qualifications of the position via email to Hannah McIntire, Director of Capacity Building and Organizational Learning, at hannah@aafscny.org. No phone queries please. All cover letters and resumes must be submitted via email. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Applications are accepted until 5pm on Monday, October 30th.


    3. Director of Youth Development

    STATUS: Full-Time
    REPORTS TO: President & CEO
    START DATE: As soon as possible
    JOB SUMMARY:
    AAFSC has an immediate need for a Director of Youth Development who will be accountable for providing strategic leadership and supervision to the Youth Development program and staff. The most successful candidate will be one who has strong administrative and management skills including strategic planning, resource allocation, and coordination of government agency requirements. He/she will be organized, have high attention to detail and will have the capacity to thrive under pressure while working on multiple projects. A commitment to immigrant, refugee and low-income youth empowerment will also be essential for success in this role.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
    Quality Assurance
  • Ensure program maintains compliance for licensure through detailed documentation and collaboration across teams
  • Create a culture of positive group cohesiveness within the Youth Development program staff
  • Maintain active communication with program staff, Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) contacts, and other key stakeholders
  • Work independently, assess priorities and take initiative to meet program quality
  • Coordinate part-time staff schedules to ensure student to staff ratio
  • Provide and maintain a safe working environment

  • Staff Support and Training
  • Manage and delegate responsibilities involved in day-to-day operations to allow for efficient and streamlined programming
  • Communicate regularly with staff on performance; review and evaluate staff to make recommendation for staff changes as necessary
  • Provide as needed youth program instruction and support in daily activities such as supervising a group of children and participating in activities and trips

  • Evaluation & Research
  • Ensure attendance tracking and data entry meets contractual and AAFSC program requirements
  • Attention to detail, responsibility and dependability in data reporting to DYCD, DYCD Online, and internal database platforms
  • Assist in the administration of surveys, focus groups and other program assessments
  • Oversee design and implementation of curriculum
  • Coordinate outreach, application and enrollment processes for Youth Program
  • Actively seeks partnership opportunities to diversify programming and nurture community relationships that will support development of Youth Program.
  • Ensure all paperwork and documentation is completed in a timely manner
  • Attend regular meetings and special events as needed

  • Other Duties and Responsibilities
  • Perform other duties assigned as necessary by CEO

  • EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILL QUALIFICATIONS
  • Required to have a Bachelor’s degree or Associates Degree in Child Development, Elementary Education, Physical Education, Recreation or a related field; or New York State Children’s Program Administrator credential. Masters preferred majors: Early Childhood, Education or Social Service field.
  • Must have at least 2 years direct experience working with children less than 13 years of age
  • Must have at least 3 years demonstrated leadership in long-term planning and supervisory experience in child care and youth programs, including developing, directing and supervising daily activities for children
  • Familiarity with DYCD, SACC and DOHMH requirements a plus
  • Proficiency in Arabic strongly preferred but not required, bilingual abilities preferred
  • Experience working with students in urban schools and/or community-based settings a plus
  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position for long periods of time
  • Must be able to work evening hours and weekends as needed
  • Job contingent on pre-employment background check and fingerprint clearance


  • Salary: Commensurate with experience.

    Application Procedure: Please submit 3 references (other than relatives), a resume and a thoughtful cover letter outlining how your skills and experiences meet the responsibilities and qualifications of the position via email to Hannah McIntire, Director of Capacity Building and Organizational Learning, at hannah@aafscny.org. No phone queries please. All cover letters and resumes must be submitted via email. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Applications are accepted until 5pm on Monday, October 30th.


    4. Bengali Speaking Preventive Case Planner

    JOB OBJECTIVE: To provide case planning, casework, and case management services to at-risk families experiencing personal/marital/relationship problems, financial stressors, acculturation issues, family destabilization, and/or parent/child conflict. Provide intensive preventive services to avoid foster care placement and ensure the safety and welfare of children in the home. Provide the family with services according to ACS standards and requirements.

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Conducts home visits and office visits to assess for child safety and risk.
  • Evaluate and assess the current family functioning including child safety and home safety, then formulating the service plan, goals and a treatment plan with the family defining with them the family strengths and needed services.
  • Provide casework/case management services to families receiving Preventive Services; Counseling clients individually and as a family focusing on goals and tasks to improve family relationships, coping skills, life management and functioning
  • Advocate for the family linking them to needed services in the community: medical, mental health, entitlements, day care, home health aide, substance abuse treatment, anger management, etc. and follow up to monitor participation and progress
  • Comply with ACS requirements for face-to-face contacts making home visits at least monthly and accompanying participants to appointments
  • Attend training provided by ACS/other organization as required
  • Complete all documents required by ACS in a timely manner including but not limited to FASPs and progress notes in a manner that reflects the progress or lack thereof, and the reaction of the family to services during the review period or contact
  • Complete all ACS and internal forms required for case opening and closing as well as obtain consents and forms needed for other case activities. Obtain and maintain collateral contacts with all other service providers including school and medical reports on a regular basis.
  • Comply with all data entry requirements for database systems inputting information in a timely manner.
  • Provide case coverage in the absence of a co-worker
  • Attend internal meetings as scheduled collaborating with the multidisciplinary team
  • Assist in preparation for City or other audits related to the program operation and delivery of services
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned

  • QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Bilingual fluency in Bengali is required.
  • Excellent writing skills required.
  • Ability to multi-task is important.
  • Ability to learn and incorporate new skill sets is imperative.
  • Experience in social services, child welfare or mental health a plus.
  • Experience working with immigrant populations preferred.
  • Cultural competency and sensitivity.
  • Computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Must be able to speak Bengali fluently. Must be able to speak and write English fluently.


  • Salary: Commensurate with experience.

    PROFESSIONAL LEVEL: Entry level

    MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED: 4-year degree

    Application Procedure: Please submit a resume and thoughtful cover letter outlining how your skills and experience meet the responsibilities and qualifications of the position via email to Cyrus Roedel, Program Supervisor at cyrus@aafscny.org. In the subject line, please include the title of the position you are applying for. No phone queries please.


    5. Community Organizer

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: The primary focus of this position is outreach to marginalized individuals. It is important for these high risk individuals to be able to tap into AAFSC’s services. Thus, expanding organizational outreach, as well as helping the organization pursues its priorities. These are:

  • Reduce barriers for new immigrants—ready to learn, work, thrive, and give back.
  • Develop and support multi-generational leadership through social and emotional learning.
  • Foster civic engagement and economic investment in host communities.
  • Raise public awareness by elevating the voices and concerns of vulnerable populations.
  • Build the capacity of AAFSC to meet vision, mission and priorities. Community Organizing Strategies, including:

  • Investment – raising funds and making investments to move critical work; addressing critical problems as defined by our community members
  • Convening – bringing people together to share successful strategies, promising practices, challenging barriers and new resources;
  • Volunteer Service – mobilizing people to meet real community needs;
  • Advocacy – eliminating systemic and policy barriers;
  • Knowledge-sharing – developing tangible ways to share best practice, organize and “make meaning of” critical community data and listening and learning from community members.

  • Measurable outcomes may include: fixing broken social systems, bringing about meaningful changes to our community, or uniting local immigrants/citizens around a common concern, ranging from our children not being bullied at school by teachers and pees to fighting prejudice and creating community-building projects.
  • Other duties as required.


  • POSITION OBJECTIVES
    To organize, grow, and mobilize an informed, active base of multi-generational community members who are fully engaged in advocacy on issues relevant to the AMEMSA immigrant communities across NYC. AAFSC places a special emphasis on elevating the voices of vulnerable community members, including youth, women, recent immigrants, refugees, low-income residents, and limited-English-proficient residents. AAFSC envisions a socially just society where AMEMSA populations can fully partake as Americans and works to reduce barriers for new immigrants and refugees so they are ready to learn, work, thrive and give back. AAFSC is committed to fighting all forms of oppression that prevent people from living a fulfilled life and deepening our collective ability to build a more just and balanced world.

    JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Organize, educate, and empower community members around immigrants' rights, racial justice, anti-Muslim bigotry, hate crimes, discriminatory harassment, travel bans, discriminatory executive orders, and other issues identified by and affecting AMEMSA immigrants across New York City.
  • Foster community based solutions to address root causes of injustice and overcoming structural failures.
  • Coordinate regular member meetings, workshops, and other community-building and educational forums, including know your rights trainings, emergency town halls, rapid response leadership meetings, community listening tours, voter registration drives, get-out-the-vote activities, etc..
  • Develop leaders in the community: identify new leaders, develop and retain relationships with leaders, engage them in dialog to help guide, ground, and shape AAFSC’s efforts.
  • Facilitate the community centered strategies and campaigns.
  • Monitor media and legislative issues relevant to AMEMSA immigrants; identify high priority events or situations that may require rapid response.
  • Prepare talking points as needed, or make remarks as assigned to raise issues and awareness via the media.
  • Develop and maintain community partnerships to increase AAFSC’s community presence
  • Work cross sectors to support AAFSC’s network and increase access for our audiences.
  • Organize community meeting with key audiences in order to address structural inequities facing our families.
  • Promote AAFSC as a place of hope and learning, offering members tools that they need to succeed.
  • Elevate the voices of families in our community, especially those that are living at the intersections of racism, xenophobia, and multiple forms of oppression that prevent them from fully participating as equals in the mainstream culture.

  • Outreach and Marketing
  • Plan, coordinate and implement targeted outreach to community residents (i.e. develop outreach materials, supervise phone banks, conduct door-to-door outreach, plan informational sessions on key issues, place targeted ads in ethnic media, etc.).
  • Deepen organizational capacity to work collaboratively with community partners to invest resources and convene, organize and support critical work that is underway; support efforts to leverage additional resources needed to support AAFSC’s advocacy work.
  • Develop and manage opportunities for public presentations, to enhance public awareness of AAFSC's programs, services and organizational initiatives; represent AAFSC at community events; attend regular community gatherings and meetings, such as faith-based gatherings, community board meetings, PTA meetings, and events organized by local elected officials; engage, mobilize, and follow-up with community members through outreach efforts; work on special projects, writing reports & proposals and other tasks as assigned.


  • QUALIFICATIONS
    Bachelors Degree or equivalent of two years of organizing and training experience is required. Applicants who are generalists, and are able to work in multiple programs and settings at any given time are encouraged to apply. Past experience in racial, social, economic justice, and immigrant issues is plus. Applicants must have experience and ability to work in multi-racial, multi-lingual settings. Arabic language fluency (written and spoken) is strongly preferred. Experience in and commitment to bottom-up organizing, grassroots leadership, and collective decision-making. Applicant must be a self-starter, and should have the ability to work independently and effectively as a member of a team. Applicants must be excellent communicator, both oral and in writing; also flexible as circumstances may require.

    Salary: $35,000 - $40,000 per annum commensurate with experience; Benefits after standard probation period

    Application Procedure: Please submit a resume, thoughtful cover letter outlining how your skills and experience meet the responsibilities and qualifications of the position, and a 2 – 3 page writing sample via email to Hannah McIntire, Director of Capacity Building and Organizational Learning, at hannah@aafscny.org. No phone queries please. All cover letters and resumes must be submitted via email and please include the job title in the subject line. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.






     


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