Advocacy Coordinator, Peacemaker Elementary After-School Program

New York, NY, US
Aug 12, 2020
Grade Level
Elementary School
Job Type
After School
The Harlem Peacemaker program supports elementary and middle schools, offering a school success program during the school day and providing afterschool programs as well as summer programming. All of the programs are operated under the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene School Aged Childcare (SACC) as well as one DYCD location. The programs provide young people and their families with the support and services that enable them to have a vision of a productive future.

We are currently seeking an Advocacy Coordinator to provide full and complete oversight of the academic enrichment and support components of the program. The Advocacy Coordinator will ensure that program participants are receiving the needed academic support, college prep, and multi-cultural exposure to prepare them for college and careers. The Advocacy Coordinator reports to the Assistant Program Director.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Work one-on-one with students to understand the diversity of needs for academic resources
  • Oversee work with school partners and parents while collaborating with other site staff
  • Supervises Student Advocates and tutors to assess students' needs, and develop and implement plans to meet those needs
  • Maintain statistical data for all education-related activities, such as student participation and tutor hours dedicated to education activities
  • Review educational history of students to evaluate academic performance and learning characteristics
  • Coordinate, develop, monitor, and evaluate effectiveness of the IEP for students
  • Prepare reports and updates as required and continuously evaluate program impact
  • Review and use of data to make informed decisions around education component program improvements
  • Develop long-term and short-term plans/programs for the purpose of meeting instructional objectives
  • Attend and contribute to case management meetings
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications, Skills and Knowledge Requirements
  • A commitment to the mission and programs of HCZ
  • Must possess a Bachelor's degree with at least 2 years in an educational setting with at least 1 year of supervisory experience
  • Experience working with youth
  • Strong organizational, planning, leadership, writing and communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Energetic, motivated self-starter and a team player
  • Ability to lead and motivate a high-performing, mission-driven staff
  • Ability to motivate and encourage self-esteem in youth

We offer competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package, and a low student-teacher ratio. To be considered, interested applicants must submit a cover letter and resume. No telephone inquiries or recruiters please. Replies will only be sent to qualified applicants. HCZ is an EOE.

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