Education Specialist

Part-time
Phipps Neighborhoods
Description

Phipps Neighborhoods helps children, youth, and families in low-income communities rise above poverty. We work in South Bronx neighborhoods where we can address the greatest barriers to lasting success through education and career programs, and access to community resources.

We are dedicated to our neighborhoods for the long term, supporting individuals and families as they establish self-sufficiency. Our services create opportunities for people to thrive in every aspect of their lives.

Position Summary:

Please note that Phipps Houses and its related entities along with Phipps Neighborhoods, Inc. has adopted a COVID-19 vaccination policy to safeguard the health and well-being of our employees. As a condition of employment, all employees are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless a reasonable accommodation is approved or as otherwise required by law.

The Education Specialist will be part of a team responsible for guiding and supporting the design and implementation of instructional programming at Phipps Neighborhoods. The Education Specialist will facilitate development and execution of academic interventions and learning strategies to support the individual learning strengths of our diverse population of learners. S/he will provide site-based instructional support for staff and be integrally involved in building and refining curricula and assessment instruments.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Observe, provide feedback, and coach program staff in all areas of teaching and learning
  • Under the supervision of the Program Learning Strategist, assist instructional staff with the planning and implementation of engaging, standards-aligned units, lessons, and projects
  • Forge collaborations with instructional staff to ensure that curriculum and instruction meet the needs of a diverse population of learners, is aligned with Common Core State Standards, and meets contractual expectations and benchmarks
  • Provide on-going instructional and curriculum development support for instructional staff and volunteers by conducting observations, on-site coaching, and resource development
  • With direction from the Program Learning Strategist, design assessment and goal setting instruments and oversee staff and volunteers through the implementation of these processes
  • Coordinate comprehensive academic services for special populations of students
  • Work with instructional and administrative staff to set high and measurable goals for student achievement
  • Assist the Program Learning Strategist with training and professional development workshops
  • Demonstrate an understanding and practice of the principles of positive youth development
  • Attend all relevant meetings, trainings, workshops, outside events and organization-wide activities
  • Handle additional responsibilities and functions as assigned by the Program Director with guidance from the Program Learning Strategist and/or the Senior Director of Schools and Community Education

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • 2+ years of experience in the field of education, preferably including a combination of classroom teaching or group facilitation and administrative experience, in both school and out of school time settings
  • Demonstrated record in achieving results with low-income, urban adolescents
  • Familiarity with research-based approaches to hands-on, experiential, community–based and/or project based learning models, differentiated instruction, mixed-skill and age groupings, culturally relevant teaching practices, formative assessment techniques and working with English Language Learners and students who are striving learners
  • Strong knowledge of the academic and social needs of youth who are both in and out of school
  • Ability to participate as part of an interdisciplinary team
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Understanding of and ability to meet performance-based outcomes
  • Ability to adapt quickly to change and work within a results-oriented environment
  • Computer literacy
  • Enthusiasm, creativity, initiative – and a sense of humor are a MUST!

Qualifications

Skills

PreferredComputer Literacy Intermediate

Detail-oriented Intermediate

Verbal Communication Intermediate

Written Communication Intermediate

Behaviors

Preferred

Enthusiastic: Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interest

Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity

Team Player: Works well as a member of a group

Education

Required

Bachelors or better.

Experience

Preferred

Understanding of and ability to meet performance-based outcomes

Familiarity with research-based approaches to hands-on, experiential, community–based and/or project based learning models, differentiated instruction, mixed-skill and age groupings, culturally relevant teaching practices, formative assessment techniques and working with English Language Learners and students who are striving learners

Demonstrated record in achieving results with low-income, urban adolescents

2+ years of experience in the field of education, preferably including a combination of classroom teaching or group facilitation and administrative experience, in both school and out of school time settings


Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)