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1. Youth Program Coordinator, Brooklyn

FT/PT: Full-time
Location: AAFSC Brooklyn Office
Reports to: Deputy Executive Director

Job Objective: The Arab-American Family Support Center (AAFSC) Youth Program Coordinator will supervise our afterschool program and summer camp for Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim and South Asian youth. The Program Coordinator will be responsible for planning and overseeing the entire program, which includes homework help & tutoring, college prep and SAT classes during the academic year, and a 6-week summer camp that runs through July and August. The Program Coordinator will directly supervise 4 part-time program staff as well as multiple volunteers and interns. S/he should have knowledge of after-school programs and the mandates of the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) and Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOH).

Job Responsibilities:
  • Oversee a comprehensive youth program that promotes the academic and social development of 100 students in elementary, middle and high school.
  • Tutor elementary, middle and high school students in all academic subjects.
  • Lead culturally competent enrichment activities (e.g. arts & crafts, music, dance).
  • Design and implement qualitative and quantitative measures to evaluate program efficacy and quality.
  • Plan and supervise special events/field trips (e.g., museum visits, college tours).
  • Track student performance and attendance in school.
  • Liaise with parents, teachers and school administrators.
  • Build relationships with universities, businesses and other CBOs to enhance the youth program.
  • Conduct outreach to local schools in order to recruit students and promote our services.
  • 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.)
  • Train, supervise, and provide ongoing support to 4 staff, multiple volunteers and interns.
  • Maintain classroom discipline.
  • Develop relationships with students based on respect and trust.
  • Be a positive role model.

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree required; Masters' Degree in Education or other relevant field preferred
  • Previous experience working in a DYCD supported afterschool program preferred
  • Minimum 3 years experience working with immigrant or low-income youth
  • Some program management/supervision experience
  • Proficiency in Arabic preferred
  • Background in education or social work preferred
  • Competency working in multiracial and multicultural environments
  • Familiarity with the NYC public school system preferred

Salary: $40,000/year with benefits

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 Ambreen Qureshi, Deputy Executive Director, at Ambreen@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.

2. Youth Program ESL/Literacy Intern

Internship Description: The Arab-American Family Support Center (AAFSC) is seeking two ESL and Literacy Interns to work 6-8 hours a week at our Youth Program located in Brooklyn. Our youth program is a SONYC program under the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) that primarily serves middle school aged children of Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, and South Asian descent in Downtown Brooklyn. Once to twice a week, our program provides English as a Second Language programming catered to our middle school aged children who have very little to limited English language speaking skills. We are seeking a candidate who is enrolled in college who has a passion for teaching English education, has experience/knowledge working with immigrant communities, and can work independently. An ideal candidate is also interested in lesson plan development, curriculum building, and research.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Work with Education Specialists to prepare lesson plans and activities twice a week for programming
  • Assist with the creation of a flexible curriculum for the semester that is project-based and culturally competent/relevant
  • Facilitate and instruct ESL and Literacy classes with the supervision of a staff member
  • Research and collect resources for lesson plans and curriculum
  • Attend weekly meetings with Youth Program staff for support
  • Manage classrooms filled with middle school aged students in a after-school setting

Qualifications
  • Enrolled in a college or university
  • Minimum 1 year experience working with immigrant or low-income youth preferred
  • Bilingual Experience; Proficiency in Arabic (Yemeni dialect preferred)
  • Previous experience working in or supporting an afterschool program preferred
  • Competency working in multiracial and multicultural environments
  • Strong passion for community youth education
  • Prior experience teaching ESL education preferred
  • Strong facilitation and leadership skills
  • Independent starter and strong social skills

Full or Part-time: Part-time
Hours per week: 6-8 hours, one day a week between 3:00pm to 6:00pm
Salary: Unpaid
Location: 150 Court Street 3rd Fl, Brooklyn, New York 11201
Reports to: Youth Program Coordinator

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 Esraa Saleh, Youth Program Assistant Coordinator at Esraa@aafscny.org. No phone queries please. All cover letters and resumes must be submitted via email. Only candidates selected for this position will be contacted.


3. Youth Program STEM/Media Intern

Internship Description: The Arab-American Family Support Center (AAFSC) is seeking two Youth Program Interns to help facilitate STEM and Media projects with its middle school students. The STEM and Media youth programs at AAFSC aim to produce students who are critical thinkers and capable of asking meaningful questions about the world around them. The ideal candidate is one who is comfortable tutoring middle school children, has a working knowledge of high school level science/photography, and is willing to work on curriculum and lesson planning.

Accepted applicants who are enrolled in an accredited college or university will be eligible to earn credit for this position. Note: any accepted applicant age 17 or older will be required to undergo a criminal background check and fingerprinting.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Assist the Education Specialist with classroom management.
  • Facilitate the performance of science experiments with students. This includes answering questions, setting up equipment, and cleaning up after the activity is finished.
  • Facilitate and assist with media projects. This includes script writing, photo/video editing, audio syncing, and various other activities.
  • Help students succeed academically while modeling positive behavior.
  • Assist Education Specialists with lesson plans, group activities, and projects.
  • Occasionally lead an activity or lecture.

Qualifications
  • Currently enrolled in an accredited college/university or currently working towards completion of a High School degree/equivalency and have completed at least 3rd-year level science courses.
  • An interest in education, after-school programming, or working with children.
  • A desire to participate in the curriculum building process.
  • Computer literacy across Mac, Windows, and mobile platforms.

Full or Part-time: Part-time
Hours per week: 3-4 hours, 1 day per week, between 2:00pm and 6:00pm
Salary: Unpaid
Location: 150 Court Street 3rd Fl, Brooklyn, New York 11201
Reports to: Youth Program Coordinator

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 Esraa Saleh, Youth Program Assistant Coordinator, at Esraa@aafscny.org. No phone queries please. All cover letters and resumes must be submitted via email. Only candidates selected for this position will be contacted.




 


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