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Saturday In-Person Program Facilitator

ABOUT US

Apex for Youth empowers underserved Asian and immigrant youth from low-income families in NYC to unlock their potential and a world of possibility. Through programming focusing on health and well-being, education, and community engagement, Apex for Youth creates transformative social connections and celebrates cultural identity to build the confidence and self-efficacy of future generations.

Apex serves approximately 2,000 students annually from Kindergarten through their post-secondary years. We provide children and young adults with opportunities to develop strong relationships with adults who volunteer as consistent and caring mentors and role models.

 

JOB OVERVIEW

Apex’s Elementary Enrichment Department addresses the educational, social, and emotional needs of elementary students through out-of-school enrichment programs, family nights, and community events. Programs take place on Saturdays from October – May. These programs are run by staff with support from volunteers.

Elementary Enrichment oversees two programs, Read with Apex (K-2) and Elementary Explorers (3-5). Our Read with Apex program focuses on reading and creative writing with our K-2 students. Through this program, students will become more confident readers, learn how to tell their own stories and build supportive relationships with peers and volunteers along the way. Our Elementary Explorers program immerses students in grades 3-5 in themes of identity, culture, and community exploration through hands-on STEAM-focused projects. Through this program, students learn how they can use their voices and interests to benefit their communities

To support these programs, we are recruiting multiple part-time Program Facilitators in Sunset Park Brooklyn, Chinatown Manhattan, and Flushing Queens for the 2024-2025 academic year. Our sessions take place on Saturday mornings 9:30am-12:30pm from October 19th, 2024 to May 10th 2025. There are multiple positions open and our ideal candidates will bring experience working with elementary-aged youth, excellent communication skills, and experience with educational programming.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Workshop Facilitation (75%)

  • Facilitate in-person sessions and support onsite program operations
  • Supervise students and provide feedback to volunteers
  • Provide 1:1 support to individual students when needed
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with youth, volunteers, and staff


Lesson prep and logistics (20%)

  • Collaborate and communicate with Apex staff during sessions
  • Meet with Apex staff during the week to discuss previous sessions and student concerns
  • Review and prep materials for upcoming sessions


Other Duties (5%)

  • Submit weekly timesheets to the program supervisor
  • Staff family nights, community events, or school break events (optional but opportunities available for additional hours)

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience with educational programming or youth development
  • Experience working with youth, experience with elementary-aged students preferred
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with minimal supervision
  • HS diploma required; Bachelor’s degree or some college experience a plus
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States
  • All employees working with children are subject to a background check
  • Chinese Mandarin language skills are a plus

 

Pay range: This role offers $26 per hour and would require 3-4 hours on Saturday mornings and 2-3 hours during the week. This position will run from October 19, 2024 to May 10, 2025, with 18 Saturday sessions held during that time. Additional hours for training and prep will be required and paid. Please see our session dates below. Some dates may shift.

  • Saturdays in 2024: 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/16, 11/23. 12/7, 12/14
  • Saturdays in 2025: 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/29, 4/5, 4/12, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10

 

HOW TO APPLY

To apply, please email your resume to Kavita Shah at elementary@apexforyouth.org.