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Social Justice Educator


Job Summary: Project STEP (Students Towards Educational Promise), housed in PS/MS 218, provides students the opportunity to realize their academic potential by developing their critical thinking skills. The program also provides students with solid test preparation strategies. Project STEP provides school day and after school classroom-based instruction and guidance to answer MS 218's middle school students' need for remedial and accelerated academic instruction, information, and counseling. During the After School program students are engaged in a social justice based curriculum to enhance and develop literacy and critical thinking skills.

Salary: $30 an hour Hours: 6-9 hours weekly. One day and/or two afternoons per week during trainings, and three to four afternoons per week during workshop weeks (Jan-May). Starting Date: December 2013, program runs through summer.

Responsibilities: Under the direct supervision of the Project STEP Program Director, the Social Justice Educator will assist in the development of the rigorous Service Learning and Literacy components of the program. Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
• Facilitate a Service Learning curriculum to be used in the Project STEP program for students in sixth grade
• Provide academic support as needed and lead class during instructional hour
• Encourage and lead projects that foster academic, cultural and artistic growth
• Attend all required staff/planning meetings

• Strong academic skills in English
• Minimum of two years professional experience working with children in a classroom, after school, or community based environment; substantial volunteer work will be considered
• Demonstrated interest in the field of education, child development
• Able to work late afternoons and/or evenings
• Well organized, able to work both independently and collaboratively
• Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus
• Previous work experience in low-income communities

To respond, send a cover letter and resume to one of the following:

Email: Mail: WHEDco, 50 East 168th Street, Bronx, NY 10452 Attn: Project STEP Program Director

WHEDco is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About Organization:
The Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation (WHEDco), a Bronx-based nonprofit housing and community development organization, seeks a Social Justice Educator to join its Education and Youth Development Department. WHEDco has worked for over twenty years to build a more beautiful, equitable, and economically vibrant Bronx. We reach over 35,000 people annually through energy-efficient, healthy and affordable homes; early childhood education and youth development; home-based childcare microenterprise and food business incubation; family support services; and free arts programming. See for more information.



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