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Job Opportunity: Field Specialist, High School Programming

ExpandED Schools is a leading afterschool organization that advances educational equity for students from under-served communities across New York City. Founded in 1998 with a catalytic $125M from the Open Society Foundations, ExpandED designed the nation’s first city-wide, publicly-funded system for afterschool programming. Today, through advocacy, research, and program development, ExpandED continues to build the capacity of the NYC afterschool field to address the educational inequities that prevent far too many students from reaching their full potential. 

Now more than ever, under-served students need access to innovative, engaging ways of learning to help them deal with the trauma of the pandemic and racial injustice and make up for lost learning time due to the public health crisis. In the face of remote learning and cuts to city and state budgets, ExpandED is designing online programming, organizing and uniting partners across the afterschool field, and leading the fight for urgently-needed public funding to ensure kids from communities most affected by COVID-19 will continue to have access to a robust public education, whether in-person or remotely.

ExpandED Schools is seeking a Temporary Field Specialist to assist in monitoring Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) youth and worksites. This is a part-time position, with up to 28 hours per week from April-August. 

About the Position

In ExpandED Options, high school students complete credit-worthy community-led courses where they learn a skill and how to teach that skill. Students who complete the program are connected to paid summer internships where they teach their new skills. Field Specialists will support in the enrollment and monitoring of SYEP placements. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Track virtual collection of SYEP enrollment data
  • Track collection and completion of Worksite Agreements 
  • Collect and submit timesheet information for youth payroll
  • Meet with youth employees (individually and in groups) and supervisors as needed to trouble-shoot, address administrative questions and generally strengthen the relationship between worksites and ExpandED Schools
  • Write site visit reports each week to report observations made during site visits.

Required Qualifications:

  • Commitment to educational equity
  • High School Diploma and work experience within the non-profit sector
  • Experience working in education and /or youth development; knowledge of principles of youth development
  • Experience with administering SYEP a plus
  • Strong interpersonal and excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Attention to detail and high standards for presentation of written materials
  • Ability to manage multiple deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Suite (Word, Outlook, Excel) is required
  • Desire to work collaboratively and participate as a member of a diverse team

Compensation: $20/hour.

ExpandED Schools believes in the importance of being a diverse, equitable and inclusive organization that enables our students and staff to thrive. We are committed to building a talented team that reflects the diverse backgrounds and experiences of our students. At the same time, we work to ensure an inclusive community through creating a space for important dialogue about issues of race and identity for our staff and students. 

As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to: employment@expandedschools.org, Subject: Field Specialist.  No faxes or phone calls, please. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

ExpandED Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer