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Social Justice Educator

Women's Housing and Economic Development


Description
Title: Social Justice Based Educator Location: MS 218 on 167th Street and Gerard Ave. Reports to: Project STEP Program Director 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 program 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 skills. A focus on meeting NYS standards through an exciting curriculum is expected. Job Summary: Under the direct supervision of the Project STEP program director, the instructor will assist in the development of a rigorous Service Learning and Literacy component of the program. He/She will also support the students in their high school selection process, if necessary.

Starting salary: $28-$30/hr Hours: 2 hours per day including 3-5pm and one hour of prep time, 2 to 4 afternoons per week which can be scheduled on Monday through Thursday Starting date: October 2012

Responsibilities:
1. Facilitate a Service Learning and Social Justice based curriculum for students in 7th or 8th grade. 2. Provide academic support as needed and lead class during instructional hour 3. Encourage and lead workshops and projects that foster academic, cultural and artistic growth 4. Attend all required staff/planning meetings

Qualifications:

• Strong academic skills in English
• Demonstrated interest in the field of Education, Child Development
• Bachelor’s degree in related field; Master’s degree is desirable
• Minimum two years professional experience working with children in a classroom, after school, or in a community based environment; Substantial volunteer work will be considered
• Bilingual (English/Spanish) is desirable
• Well organized, able to work both independently and collaboratively
• Able to work late afternoons
• Previous work experience in low-income communities

How TO APPLY:
To apply, send a cover letter and resume to one of the following: Email: njennings@whedco.org Mail: WHEDco, 50 East 168th Street, Bronx, New York 10452 Attn.: Nicole Jennings, Project STEP Director

About Organization:
The Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation (WHEDco), a Bronx-based nonprofit housing and community development organization, seeks a Project STEP, Social Justice Based Educator to join its after school program. WHEDco has worked for twenty years to build a more beautiful, equitable, and economically vibrant Bronx. We reach 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; and family support. See www.whedco.org for more information. WHEDco is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, color, religion, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.


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