English Language Arts Specialist

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Position Summary: Under the direct supervision of the After-School Program Director and Education Coordinator, the ELA specialist will plan and facilitate engaging literacy unit lessons. ELA Specialists will be supported by the Education Coordinator in identifying age-appropriate texts and planning engaging lessons and learning activities. This part time position requires availability to teach Mondays through Thursday from 4:00PM to 5:00PM, with flexible planning hours.


  • Under the supervision of the After-School Program Director and Education Coordinator, and
    working in conjunction with in-classroom staff, supervise assigned group of 20 to 28 school
    students during after- school program hours.
  • Create and facilitate engaging developmentally appropriate lesson plans and implement activities
    designed to develop students’ literacy skills that meet and exceed NYS standards.
  • Maintain health and safety protocols at all times during program.
  • Incorporate projects that foster academic, emotional, cultural, and artistic growth into teaching
  • Attend all required staff/planning meetings


  • Minimum two years’ professional experience working with children in a classroom, after-school,
    or community-based environment leading/organizing group activities. Substantial volunteer work
    will be considered.
  • Experience creating and delivering lesson plans in formal and/or in-formal settings.
  • Strong academic skills in English and a love of literature.
  • Demonstrated interest in the field of education, child development or literacy.
  • Familiarity with literacy and whole language teaching methodology desirable.
  • Able to work Monday through Thursdays from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM.
  • Well organized, able to work both independently and collaboratively.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus.
  • Current, active college enrollment or college degree preferred.
  • Previous work experience in low-income communities.

Salary: $27-30/hr, based on experience