Fields: immigrants, refugees, youth, education, soclal work
Location: Brooklyn, NYC
About the Organization: The Arab-American Family Support Center (AAFSC) is a non-profit, non-sectarian organization created in 1994 to provide multi-generational social services to marginalized and underserved immigrants and refugees in New York City. AAFSC is dedicated to serving all people who seek our services, and over our almost 25 years of service we have developed expertise in providing culturally and linguistically competent, trauma-informed services to the Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, and South Asian (AMEMSA) immigrant communities of New York City. The youth and families we serve are predominately low-income, have limited proficiency in English, and are recently arrived. Our holistic programming responds to the direct needs of our clients as they adjust to life in the United States. AAFSC’s mission is to empower new immigrants with the tools they need to successfully acclimate to the world around them and become active participants in their communities.
About the Position: The Arab-American Family Support Center is looking for a dynamic K-12 education professional to oversee the creation and implementation of high-quality, developmentally-appropriate afterschool curricula for youth participants in our out-of-school time programs. The Educational Specialist will provide coaching and training to program staff and will insure that program activities are in alignment with Common Core standards as well as funder requirements. He or she will also act as a thought leader with program staff and AAFSC senior management to identify strengths and gaps in programming, develop new programs, and improve existing programming. This role can either be part-time or full-time, depending on candidate availability.
- A commitment to immigrant, refugee and low-income communities is essential for this role.
- Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred.
- Excellent writing and editing skills; strong verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
- Experience working with English Language Learners is preferred.
- Exceptional group management, problem-solving and conflict resolution skills.
- Experience in lesson planning, curriculum development, and implementation of structured programming for students in elementary and middle schools required.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and manage a variety of concurrent projects.
- Knowledge of DYCD, DOH, and OCFS regulations and mandates is a plus.
Estimated Salary: $25 – $29/hour.
If Specialist is full-time he or she will receive the following full-time benefits:
- 12 sick days
- 5 floating holidays
- 15 vacation days per year (up to 3 years); 20 vacation days per year after 3 years of employment
- After 3 months, eligible for health, dental, and vision insurance (individual is fully covered at 100%; additional family is covered by employee under or outside of plan)
- 403b Plan
- Commuter Benefits Program
- Voluntary Aflac coverage
If Specialist is part-time, he or she will receive the following part-time benefits:
- Voluntary Aflac coverage
- 40 hours of paid sick leave per year
Deadline: September 14, 2018
Arab-American Family Support Center