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Part-Time Education Specialist

Advocates for Children of New York & NYS TEAC


Description
Advocates For Children of New York, Inc. (AFC) is a not-for-profit organization that works in partnership with New York City's most disadvantaged families to secure quality public education services. AFC works on behalf of children and youth who are at greatest risk of academic failure due to poverty, race, ethnicity, disability, homelessness, immigration status/limited English proficiency, or involvement in the child welfare or juvenile justice systems. We use uniquely integrated strategies to advance systemic reform, empower families and communities, and advocate for the educational rights of individual students.

AFC's New York State Technical and Education Assistance Center for Homeless Students (NYS-TEACHS) is looking to hire a part-time Interim Education Specialist. The Interim Education Specialist will perform all of the duties of the Education Specialist from early March, 2013 through July, 2013. This interim position is designed to cover a leave of absence for one of our current staff members. Any extension beyond July, 2013 will be dependent on additional grant funding. Exact starting and ending dates will be finalized in February. The Interim Education Specialist will work 25-35 hours a week.

NYS-TEACHS provides information, referrals, and trainings to school districts, social service providers, parents, and others about the educational rights of children and youth experiencing homelessness in New York State. The Education Specialist will answer calls that come in through the NYS-TEACHS hotline, and provide information about the educational rights of students who are homeless in New York and about the responsibilities of school districts to serve such students. The Education Specialist will also help implement our Workshops and webinars, update our website, draft reports for the State Education Department, coordinate mailings, and do data entry and analysis. Please see below for a more detailed description of the job responsibilities.

Responsibilities:
Provide information about the educational rights of students experiencing homelessness and other aspects of the McKinney- Vento Act to school district staff, social service providers, parents, and others through the NYS-TEACHS hotline.

Assist with the drafting of quarterly reports for the State Education Department.

Assist with the preparation and implementation of webinars.

Input information from hotline calls and training data into SalesForce.

Simple data analysis using Microsoft Excel.

Prepare mailings of NYS-TEACHS posters and brochures.

Other administrative tasks.

Qualifications:
Commitment to assisting underserved children and youth.

B.A. or B.S.

Excellent organizational, written, and verbal communication skills.

Strong interpersonal skills.

Ability to effectively prioritize tasks and manage time efficiently.

Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Preferred:
Fluency in Spanish preferred.

How TO APPLY:
Please email a resume and cover letter to: eduspecialist@advocatesforchilde n.org. No phone calls, please.

About Organization:
AFC is an affirmative action employer that actively seeks to recruit and retain a diverse staff and especially encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, persons of diverse sexual orientations, gender identities or gender expressions and persons of diverse socioeconomic backgrounds.


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