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Academic and Community Health Coach

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part-Time (Monday-Friday, 12pm-6pm)
REPORTS TO: Director of Community Health and Well-Being
SALARY: $20 an hour


The Arab-American Family Support Center (AAFSC) is a non-profit, non-sectarian organization established in 1994 to provide culturally and linguistically competent, trauma-informed social services. Across our eight locations, we empower immigrants and refugees with the tools they need to successfully acclimate to the world around them and become active participants in the community. While we support anyone who walks through our doors, over nearly 25 years, we have developed expertise in serving the Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, and South Asian (AMEMSA) immigrant and refugee communities.

AAFSC works across four priority areas—Promote, Get Ready, Prevent, and Communicate—to achieve our ultimate goal of strengthening families. AAFSC promotes mental and physical wellbeing, food security, healthy relationships, and family reunification. We get our families ready to succeed, work, and lead productive lives. We prevent domestic violence, child abuse, and neglect by counseling families, offering case management services to victims of violence, and cultivating healthy relationship skills in young people. Finally, AAFSC communicates the needs of the marginalized, amplifying their voices for increased impact.


At the Arab-American Family Support Center (AAFSC), the Academic & Community Health Coach will play a critical role strengthening our programming for the Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, and South Asian (AMEMSA) youth to heal, grow, and thrive, with a particular focus on creating a safe space for boys and young men of color (BYMOC) through Academic support and Community Health initiatives.

This role will conduct outreach and recruitment for the program, focusing on engaging AMEMSA youth and using insights gained from conversations, focus groups, and meetings with these youth and their families, allies, and community members to design, facilitate, and continuously refine a culturally-responsive and trauma-informed program. The Coach interacts directly with our youth and their families, and performs a variety of advocacy, counseling and mentorship activities to support program participants.

The Coach will focus on academic support as well as leading all Community Health initiatives within our youth program including implementing our unique, culturally-responsive Healthy Relationships curriculum for both BYMOC as well as girls and young women of color (GYWOC) to support and promote a holistic and informed understanding of personal identity and interpersonal relationships. The Coach will also lead recreational and competitive sports, among other community health workshops.

This role will also support capacity building initiatives that increase AAFSC’s ability to use data and research to improve programming, increase our ability to influence community policy, and strengthen our delivery of trauma-informed care. A commitment to immigrant, refugee and low-income communities is essential for this role.


Academic Support –Program Planning & Delivery 

Community Health – Program Planning & Delivery 

Data, Research & Evaluation 

Ambassador & Champion

Other Duties and Responsibilities 



A successful Academic & Community Health Coach at AAFSC is one that is both compassionate and objective. The candidate must be a good communicator and problem solver who is able to quickly respond to unforeseen challenges. In addition to these general skills and traits, AAFSC is looking for a candidate with the following skills:



Our part-time employees receive the following:



Please submit a resume, cover letter outlining your fit for this position, and a list of three references (not family members) to hiring@aafscny.org.

We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. All individuals are encouraged to apply.