SYEP Project Based Learning Facilitator

Phipps Neighborhoods

About Phipps Neighborhoods: 

At Phipps Neighborhoods, we create safe, inclusive spaces where community members access education, career, and economic opportunities to succeed at school and work, raise healthy families, and build thriving communities. 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. 

Program Description: 

The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) provides New York City youth between the ages of 14 and 21 with paid summer employment for up to six weeks in July and August. Participants work in entry-level jobs in a variety of industries. SYEP also provides workshops on job readiness, career exploration, financial literacy, and opportunities to continue education and social growth.

In collaboration with the New York City Department of Education (DOE) and the Department of Youth and Community Development, Phipps Neighborhoods is launching a school-based SYEP model that will strengthen New York City’s (NYC) workforce development system and help young people gain the support, educational credentials, and skills needed to succeed in today’s economy. This is an exciting opportunity to partner with high schools and help build lifelong career skills.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate Project Based Learning (PBL) curriculum to 14-15 year old students and Professional Technical Development (PTD) opportunities.
  • Ability to lead PBL workshops virtually and in-person.
  • Support with providing feedback and changes to curriculum to fit cohort personality.
  • Communicate effectively and professionally with participants, parents, and DOE schools staff.
  • Assist with leading SYEP orientation for younger youth (14-15) & older youth (16-24).
  • Willing to travel and take students (14-15) on trips related to PBL curriculum.
  • Update timesheets and hours weekly for stipend pay.
  • Able to utilize and navigate Google Classroom, Zoom, and MS Teams to deliver PBL curriculum and assignments.
  • Proven ability to build relationships and collaborate with others.
  • Energetic, proactive and organized.
  • Must be proficient in MS Office and Office 365.
  • Excellent client service and communication skills.
  • Self-motivated, with a strong ability to prioritize projects and follow up independently.
  • Team player who collaborates well with others and fosters positive interpersonal relationships.
  • Perform any tasks deemed necessary by the supervisor. 


  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and organize data and files; willingness to provide input on improving current operational systems.
  • Detail-oriented and can manage multiple tasks/projects.
  • Excellent computer skills including strong working knowledge in Microsoft Office Suite (Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook); internet and email is required.
  • Enthusiastic team player, who is excited about the opportunity to work in an environment dedicated to the development and growth of youth.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Self-motivated, reliable, strong work ethic.
  • Sense of humor.


  • Associate Degree Preferred; High School Diploma or HSE required.
  • At least two years of presenting in front of groups of people.
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish) is strongly preferred.
  • Experience working with the young adult population (14-24); experience working with DYCD programs is ideal.
  • Willing and comfortable with traveling to perform responsibilities.

Phipps Houses and Affiliates is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, citizenship or national origin, ancestry, alienage, citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, sex, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.  Our management team is dedicated to this policy with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities and general treatment during employment.




Verbal Communication Intermediate

Written Communication Intermediate

Flexible Intermediate



Enthusiastic: Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interest

Team Player: Works well as a member of a group



General Equiv Diploma or better.

High School Diploma or better.



At least two years of presenting in front of groups of people

Experience working with the young adult population (14-24)

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)