Fields: homeless, children, education, youth, racial justice
Location: NYC New York
Details and Requirements: Advocates for Children of New York, Inc. (AFC) is a dynamic not-for-profit organization focused on high-quality education for New York students who face barriers to academic success. AFC works on behalf of children and youth who are at greatest risk of academic failure due to poverty, race, ethnicity, disability, homelessness, immigration status/limited English proficiency, or involvement in the child welfare or juvenile justice systems. We use uniquely integrated strategies to advance systemic reform, empower families and communities, and advocate for the educational rights of individual students. The New York State Technical and Education Assistance Center for Homeless Students (AFC’s NYSTEACHS project) focuses on the educational rights of students experiencing homelessness, and is a project funded by the New York State Education Department. NYS-TEACHS provides information, resources, trainings, and support to school districts, parents, social service providers, and other professionals to ensure that children and youth experiencing homelessness can succeed in school.
AFC seeks a full-time Administrative Assistant for the NYS-TEACHS project to complete our team of seven (including the Administrative Assistant). The Administrative Assistant will support all facets of NYS-TEACHS’ operations, especially those related to outreach and data management. The Administrative Assistant has a pivotal role in ensuring that our work reaches key contacts who work with students experiencing homelessness. As a team we value growth and learning with regard to how we can better serve marginalized communities. As a result of staff efforts, we regularly engage in conversations regarding race and equity as they impact our external work as well as our internal experiences in the workplace ~ Qualifications: College graduate preferred; Experience working with Adobe Suite, especially InDesign, databases (e.g., SalesForce), and bulk email platforms preferred; Spanish language skills preferred.
In addition to a competitive salary (note: Glassdoor reports 36-40k for this role), AFC also offers generous benefits. Position is available immediately.