Education Specialist (Older Youth)

Research Foundation CUNY

Job Description

Job Title: Education Specialist (Older Youth)

PVN ID: LA-2007-003651

Category: Instruction and Social Service

Location: LAGUARDIA C. C.

Key Features

DepartmentWorkforce Education Center

StatusFull Time

Annual Salary Range$55,000.00 - $60,000.00

Closing DateSep 13, 2020 (Or Until Filled)

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Job Description

General Description

LaGuardia Community College is seeking a Education Specialist for the SYEP Summer Bridge 2020 program, which will run for five-weeks, beginning July – August. The SYEP Bridge dynamic and highly engaging virtual program will offer opportunities to learn new skills, explore potential careers, and earn money this summer.

Reporting directly to the Senior Education Specialist, the Education Specialist will organize, implement and supervise the virtual education and training components of youth programs designed for older youth. The primary role of the Education Specialist is to work with the Service Learning facilitators and ensure participants complete their projects and other assignments.

The Education Specialist’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Attend all DYCD educational trainings as required; evaluating varied educational materials provided by DYCD

  • Coordinate and collaborate with facilitators in the development, implementation, and modification of the online learning plans designed for 16-24 year old youth

  • Meet with team of facilitators to ensure appropriate delivery all educational content stipulated by DYCD

  • Confirm participants’ learning, educational and performance outcomes are achieved.

  • Assist in the recruitment and interviewing of new facilitators as needed

  • Co-facilitate training workshops in the use of materials and teaching methods

  • Meet with participants in all programs (currently virtual) to discuss their progress

  • Train,, mentor, and evaluate facilitators

  • Maintain strong relationships with program staff to ensure that all participants have successful outcomes

  • Review related workforce curricula for possible adoption/incorporation

Other Duties

  • Work closely with the program to develop special educational events for the youth

  • Represent the program at meetings with the Department of Youth and Community Development; including but not limited to the Emerging Leaders Program

  • Assist with the intake, enrollment and orientation processes.

  • Identify and intervene to assist facilitator’s with vulnerable youth or youth with special challenges and needs, as required.

  • Assist with the intake, enrollment and orientation processes.

Qualifications

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills

  • Excellent decision-making and educational planning skills

  • Ability to initiate, plan, organize, prioritize, and implement assignments

  • Strong ability to meet time sensitive deadlines and to work collaboratively with a wide variety of educational partners

  • Strong computer proficiency, especially in Microsoft Office

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s degree required in the field of education. MA/MS degree in a related field preferred. At least three-five years of programmatic experience working with young adults between the ages of 14 & 24. At least two of those years working in a supervisory capacity or its equivalent. Flexible schedule and some evening hours as required.

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