Positions Report To: Program Managers

Start/End Date: June 24, 2024 - August 9, 2024

Hours: Generally 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday; additional hours for training, prep, and staff meetings

Compensation: $26-$30/hour

FLSA Status: Non-Exemp

Who We Are

East Harlem Scholars Academies are community-based Pre-K to 12 public charter schools operated by  East Harlem Tutorial Program (EHTP). EHTP began in 1958 as a children's reading group and has since grown into a multi-site after-school program for traditional public school students and a network of public charter schools focused on significantly increasing the college graduation rate in East Harlem. We are on track to serve at least 25% of East Harlem students by 2025, with enrollment for this year at approximately 2200 students in our schools and after-school programs. In 2020, 99% of our seniors were accepted to college, and our current scholars in college are on track to graduate at eight times the national average of their peers.

At EHTP we also aim to serve as an agent of change and thoughtfully contribute to the national fight for racial equity. Through our organization-wide commitment to anti-racism work, we prepare our scholars to effect change, challenge the status quo, and thrive in the world around them. As staff members, we face our own racial identities and conscious and unconscious biases. With this in mind, all of our professional development, curriculum, organizational materials, and processes are designed with the goal of racial justice. Read our racial equity statement here.

We ground all of our work in racial equity, in our core values, and in our four guiding pursuits: the Revolutionary Pursuit of Love, the Radical Pursuit of Knowledge, the Responsive Pursuit of Healing, and in the Relentless Pursuit of Results. These pursuits inform and are reflected in our current four key strategic priorities: to increase high-impact, high-quality academic curriculum, programming content, staff capacity, and coaching; to embrace and advance our use of technology; to deepen our embodiment of ethical and equitable radical humanity; and to efficiently operationalize teaching, learning, community, and care. 

For more information about the East Harlem Tutorial Program, please visit us at www.ehtp.org

About the Opportunity

We believe that great educational professionals make a difference for our students; without this, a school or program cannot succeed. The Activity Specialist plays an integral role in the program’s success by providing exposure to Performance Arts, Fine Arts, Sports, and Culinary Arts for a well-rounded summer camp experience. They will ensure that all students engage in a meaningful and impactful way in the summer program, and work on an end-of-term project for the showcase.

Ultimately, as an Activity Specialist, you play a critical role in ensuring our scholars grow and have a positive learning experience. The schedule for this position is:

June 24 - June 28, 2024 

    • Mandatory Professional Development Sessions

July 8 - August 2, 2024

    • Monday - Friday, 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm 

August 4 - August 8, 2024

    • Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm 

What Qualifies You

  • Embody and effectively model EHTP’s core values for students, including consistent and timely attendance
  • Ensure the health, safety, and well-being of participants in the program by providing appropriate supervision at all times
  • Promote an inclusive, welcoming, and respectful environment that embraces the diversity of all participants
  • Plan and implement meaningful activities and special events that are age-appropriate, exciting, challenging, and values-based
  • Teach participants the fundamentals of your specialized activity including activities that build their level of skill and confidence
  • Coordinate and present a culminating performance at the end of the program cycle
  • Maintain accurate program documentation (sign in/out, attendance, timesheets, behavior/incident reports)
  • Work with Program Managers to secure and maintain all equipment and supplies necessary for activities
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with families, students, and staff members in the summer program
  • Actively participate in training sessions, designated meetings, and special events (end-of-summer showcase)
  • Support a program community where restorative practices are actively modeled and used to navigate student and community challenges
  • Demonstrate a Team First mindset, through proactive contributions to the community, and advance his/her practice through reflection, development opportunities, participation in the professional community, and actively engaging families and community members
  • You have a high school diploma or equivalent 
  • You hold yourself to high professional and ethical standards
  • You have at least 2 years of experience working with Elementary and/or Middle School students in an after-school or summer camp setting 
  • You have experience working with diverse populations of students and communities
  • You have experience creating lesson plans around an end-of-term project or performance (project-based learning)
  • You are willing to be flexible in your role and adapt to program and student needs, including inclusive learning and SEL competencies
  • You have experience in one of the following content areas:

Performing Arts (Dance, Step, Majorette, etc.)Fine Arts (Painting, sculpting, pottery, etc.)Sports Culinary Arts

  • You are committed to continuous improvement and learning through professional development

Areas of Leadership

  • Uphold classroom expectations and routines in order to maintain a purposeful, supportive, and fun environment for learning
  • Collaborate closely with the Program Managers and Group Leaders to provide a holistic and fun camp experience

Overview of The Hiring Process

  • Application
  • Phone Interview
  • In-Person Interview
  • References
  • Decision

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