Education and Program Planning Specialist - St. Nicks Alliance (Brooklyn, NY)
St. Nicks Alliance, founded in 1975, is a nonprofit non-sectarian community development corporation dedicated to the sustainability and revitalization of Northern Brooklyn through its work in five main areas: housing, healthcare, workforce development, economic development, and youth and education. St. Nicks Division of Youth & Education serves 2,500 youth in northern Brooklyn through afterschool, summer, school-based, and internship programs as well as two Beacon community centers. St. Nicks is also a strategic partner with School Settlement Association, Brooklyn's oldest settlement house.
St. Nicks Alliance seeks an Education and Program Planning Specialist for its Divison of Youth and Education. S/he will lead program planning and curriculum development for elementary afterschool and related family literacy programs in collaboration with program site directors. S/he will report to the Deputy Director for Afterschool Programs.
Program planning will focus on the following content areas: literacy, STEM, and academic enrichment; social-emotional learning (SEL); leadership development and service learning; performing arts.
Program Planning in Literacy
- For afterschool literacy themes: research and choose literature related to theme; create planners by grade level clusters; develop resources for staff including sample lessons, suggested activities, field trips and out-of-classroom experiences, games/ ice breakers, performing arts projects, etc.
- For family literacy program, jointly plan and facilitate series of 8 evening workshops at each of 8 program sites. The program goals are: to teach families concrete instructional strategies to support literacy development at home; to instill a mindset of fun and curiosity related to reading and develop a commitment to ongoing learning; and to provide materials, resources, and supports to sustain long-term habits in reading.
- Research and review pre-developed curricula for quality and fit with afterschool program goals; adapt selected curricula for program use
- Develop new curricula based on program and staff needs and input using collaborative framework
- Review site-based planners; provide constructive feedback and supporting resources
- Collaborate with program staff to strengthen their planning and facilitation skills.
- With program leadership, help develop professional development program for youth workers
- Conduct observations of youth workers, especially during literacy and STEM instruction
School day and Afterschool Integration
- With program site directors, develop strategies to ensure schoolday and afterschool alignment
- Collaborate with instructional team to identify students in need of additional academic support and track their academic progress
- Collaborate with program teams to support students with poor attendance or school attachment
- Bachelor of Arts in relevant field. Master of Education or other related field preferred.
- Minimum five years of experience in teaching, program planning, or curriculum development.
- Knowledge of literacy development and acquisition.
- Knowledge of youth development practice with focus on grades K to 5.
- Ability to think globally across content areas and create interdisciplinary and fun programming.
- Excellent relational, communication, and negotiation skills.
- Ability to build teamwork and engage staff, colleagues, and partners
- Supervisory experience.
We are seeking candidates with the strongest qualifications and team fit and are open to full-time or part-time (minimum 20 hours per week). Workload and responsibilities will be adjusted accordingly and shared with program leadership and consultants.
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