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Job Opportunity: Field Specialist, High School Programming

ExpandED is dedicated to ensuring that all young people have access to enriching learning opportunities that affirm their identities, teach them valuable skills, and spark new possibilities. Through program development, capacity-building, research and advocacy, we work toward our vision of a vibrant and stable publicly-funded system of school-community partnership so that all New York City children thrive. 

Established in 1998, the organization today works with more than 119,000 children and 900 programs throughout New York City to ensure that students in under-served communities have access to innovative, engaging ways of learning to enable them to reach their full potential. Over the last two decades, ExpandED Schools’ program, research and policy efforts have led to increased recognition of the academic, social, and emotional benefits of afterschool, increased funding, and new models for school-community partnership. 

The pandemic further highlighted the importance of afterschool and ExpandED’s vital function. Afterschool provides opportunities for caregivers to work, keeps kids safe, and builds strong and equitable communities. The organization and its partners brought stability to working families during a period of ongoing turmoil. Its programs served as nurturing centers for kids to work on projects that build their academic and social skills, talk to mentors who help them process their feelings, think about their next steps and careers, and connect with friends. During the pandemic, ExpandED played a leading role in reimagining the City’s summer jobs program and securing 35,000 work-based learning experiences in summer 2020 and 75,000 in summer 2021. 

ExpandED Schools is seeking 3 Temporary Field Specialists to assist in monitoring Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) youth and worksites. This is a part-time position from April-June with up to 28 hours available per week and full-time from July-August. 

About the Position

In our sector focus SYEP allocation, students who complete year round training opportunities are connected to SYEP internships within their sector focus. During the spring, Field Specialists will support the document collection for SYEP participants. During the summer, Field Specialists will conduct 10-15 site visits weekly to monitor student’s placements. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Track virtual collection of SYEP enrollment documents via Airtable
  • Track collection and completion of Worksite Agreements 
  • Verify timesheet information for youth payroll
  • Conduct site visits to in-person worksites
  • 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 brief 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 nonprofit 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: $22/hour. Field Specialists will also receive a monthly MetroCard from June-August.


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.

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.  Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

ExpandED Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer