Positions: College/Career Exploration I - Saturday Academy
Where: IN PERSON at 610 W 112th Street, New York, NY 10025
When: October 2021 - June 2022
Day/Time: Saturdays Part Time/ Hourly Paid
COVID-19 Vaccination: We require all employees to be fully vaccinated prior to their start date
Liberty LEADS seeks an instructor to facilitate our weekly College/Career Exploration I course on Saturdays for high school sophomores. The College/Career Exploration courses are designed to assist high school students in becoming oriented, prepared and ready to transition into higher education or alternative post-secondary plans. This introductory course will assist students in developing college and career readiness skills. In addition, instructors will be tasked with helping students demystify the admissions and financial aid processes. College Exploration I will establish the foundation for college and career readiness, which will be expanded in the College Exploration II and III courses. The instructor for this course will be tasked with helping students identify possible post-secondary interests and career paths while reinforcing higher education as a tool for career attainment. Instructors must have experience engaging students in person or using Zoom if circumstances dictate changing from in person to online classes. Curriculums and daily lesson plans are required for review and approval. Weekly lesson plans must be submitted for review one week prior to class. During remote classes, instructors must appear on camera at all times and persuade students to communicate and participate in the same way. Instructors are expected to deliver a final project to showcase during our end of year celebration.
The Liberty LEADS Program at Bank Street College is a college access and college success program serving students throughout New York City. We offer a comprehensive academic program and a wide range of resources for students in grades 5 through 12, Monday through Saturday, for 10 months of the year. Liberty LEADS works to ensure that youth with few economic resources have access to the supports necessary to realize their potential, make positive contributions to society, and smoothly make the transition into college or an entry-level career. The program is guided by the principle that all children have gifts, talents, and great potential and can contribute to one another's social and academic growth.
Create, adapt and implement college exploration curriculum for groups of 10 students online or up to 25 students in person
Engage students and modify curriculum according to needs of students and the medium being used with assistance from Liberty LEADS High School Advisors
If circumstances require us to switch to online classes, Instructors must have reliable wifi and computers and must have cameras on at all times and appear on camera in order to persuade students to communicate and participate in the same way.
Manage in person and remote classrooms using positive behavior management strategies
Meet regularly with the Liberty LEADS Middle School Coordinator for supervision and debriefing
Prepare presentation with students for ‘end of year’ celebration
Provide lesson plans to supervisor one week in advance for approval.
Experience with high school youth working on the college application process
Experience with students who wish to pursue another post-secondary paths (job training/workforce)
Bachelor's Degree required; Master’s Degree in Higher Education, Guidance Counseling or Social Work Preferred
The mission of Bank Street College is to improve the education of children and their teachers by applying to the educational process all available knowledge about learning and growth, and by connecting teaching and learning meaningfully to the outside world. In so doing, we seek to strengthen not only individuals, but the community as well, including family, school, and the larger society in which adults and children, in all their diversity, interact and learn. We see in education the opportunity to build a better society.