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Grand St Settlement Inc.
New York, NY 10002
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DEPARTMENT: Youth Services

LOCATION: SONYC @ Lyons- Brooklyn

REPORTS TO: Program Director

SALARY: Commensurate with experience

SCHEDULE: Monday Friday 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm, schedule may be modified based on program needs. Open availability needed for School Holidays breaks; Schedule is 8:00 am until 6:00 pm.

DATE: September 2021June 2022 (School Year Only)

JOB SUMMARY: As part of our Youth Services Departments vision: all Youth Services Staff will assist in promoting growth, leadership and positive self-image in all young people at all of our Grand Street Settlement sites. Education Specialists will promote and develop a safe and engaging learning environment for youth. Homework help, small group tutoring or individualized tutoring, creating literacy and STEM lessons, as well as supervising group leaders facilitation of lessons is included as part of the Education Specialists scope of work.


  • Bachelors Degree required, Masters Degree in Education or related fields preferred.
  • Experience teaching and designing curricula required.
  • Experience supervising staff and participants
  • Three (3) or more years of experience and expertise working with youth (volunteer experience is acceptable).
  • Three (3) or more years of experience coaching, instructing, or facilitating curriculum-based lessons (to youth preferred).
  • Experience working with youth in grades K-12 required.
  • The ideal candidate should be personable, energetic, and enthusiastic.
  • Candidate should successfully complete the following: NYSDOH Fingerprinting Screening; New York State Clearance Review Background Check-$25 nonrefundable fee; three (3) Reference Checks; Physical with updated TB Test (fees may apply).
  • If hired, Grand Street requires all potential employees to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination.
  • Valid CPR/AED Pro certification through recognized accrediting body preferred.
  • Valid First Aid/RTE certification through recognized accrediting body preferred.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all staff and participants while remaining professional at all times.
  • Ability to motivate the students while setting an example in all areas, including responsibility, timeliness, organization, attendance and most importantly, professionalism.


  • Oversee the tutoring component of the program and supervise academic tutors.
  • Assess students academic progress: collecting report cards and entering report grids, communicating to parents, teachers, and school administration.
  • Create/develop individual educational plans.
  • Oversee group leaders facilitation of lesson plans.
  • Conduct observations of lessons and meet with group leaders to discuss strategies .
  • Coordinate and facilitate academic activities such as games and events.
  • Ensure accurate documentation and prepare reports as required.
  • Problem solve and intervene directly with youths
  • Perform Special Projects as assigned.
  • Engage children and young adults into conversation to determine their needs and interests.
  • Plan and facilitate all program activities to meet the individual needs of the participants.
  • Conduct staff training programs to ensure that all personnel are on the same page regarding achievement of program objectives.
  • Coordinate community relations campaigns to promote youth programs.
  • Provide literacy intervention materials and resources to members of educational programs.
  • Provide job preparation services individually and through workshops including training in resume building, dressing for success, and interview preparation.
  • Provide support for staff that are running other youth development or support service programs.
  • Develop and coordinate youth development programs as defined through grant contracts and community needs.
  • Coordinate annual workshop series for college applications and topics including financial aid, scholarships, and personal statement writing.
  • Evaluate programs to ensure that they meet the needs of the youth and are effective in producing their intended outcomes.



Submit a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of position you are applying for. If selected, we ask that you provide us with three (3) professional references that we can contact (at least one (1) professional reference should be from a former supervisor). Please click on the link provided below, or use the link in a search bar and apply online through our career center.


No phone calls, please.

Please be advised that job offers can only be made once your clearances come through


Posted: 2021-09-29 Expires: 2021-10-31

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