Education Specialist - Part Time, State Certified


HR Anew Philadelphia , PA 19019

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(20 hours/week; Non-profit organization) 2:00pm-6:00pm (M-F)
Under the direction of the Center Director, the School Teacher/Education Specialist is responsible for the planning and delivery of a daily educational enrichment curriculum, as well as a social values building program for children of incarcerated parents and other youth at-risk. To perform this job successfully, the Education Specialist must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the competencies, knowledge, skills, and abilities required.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Passion to educate and inspire children.
  • Experienced in creating lesson plans with a proven ability to utilize multiple methods and using creative resources to engage children in enrichment activities.
  • Positive attitude and pleasant demeanor.
  • Excellent ability to communicate with children, parents, and all levels of staff.
  • Understand issues surrounding incarceration and the impact on families.
  • Outstanding organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks and projects to meet simultaneous deadlines.
  • Proficient in MS Office applications, database software, and internet and social media applications.
Principle Duties and Responsibilities
  • Create and deliver the daily curriculum, which encompasses the Dream Academys three core elements of student enrichment; skill-building, character-building, and dream-building.
  • Conduct pre- and post-academic assessments using multimedia courseware tools and online curriculums.
  • Assist Center Director with student recruitment initiatives (e.g., Learning Center special events, community, and school events).
  • Effectively utilize youth development strategies to engage in positive behavioral management of students.
  • Participate in and attend professional development as required.
  • Support the Center Director in communications/outreach to school day teachers.
Job Requirements
  • Must be passionate about youth development; and support and work with youth in high risk communities and their families.
  • Must have personal transportation with a valid and active/non-suspended drivers license.
  • Must have outstanding interpersonal and communication skills and be able to effectively communicate in a public forum, with a diverse population; and be able to effectively communicate with competence and passion about the mentor/volunteer program.
  • Flexible and able to work the hours necessary to complete all assignments according to agreed upon timelines; and can demonstrate leadership ability when an assignment or deliverable needs to be renegotiated.
  • Organized, efficient, and able to successfully function in a fast paced and demanding work environment supporting multiple key staff.
  • Exceptional ability to write clearly, effectively, and informatively; demonstrating accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Understand issues surrounding incarceration and the impact on families.
  • Able to effectively manage competing demands, multiple tasks/projects, and meet deadlines on time and within budget.
  • Ability to skillfully create and present PowerPoint presentations using MS Office applications, database, and spreadsheet software.
  • Proficient in internet navigation and social networking technology.
  • Proficient in data collection, data entry, and documentation.
  • Possess critical thinking skills to analyze and proactively question and offer recommendations.
  • Demonstrate professionalism, political savvy, and skills to ensure that all tasks and deliverables are completed in an efficient, timely, and high-quality manner.
Education and Experience
  • Bachelors Degree or higher in Education.
  • Must be a State certified/licensed teacher with 3-4 years of teaching experience in a classroom setting.
  • Must have experience working with children who live in at-risk communities.
Compensation and Employee Benefits
  • Our client offers competitive compensation and employee benefits to include medical, dental, vision, prescription, 403B, vacation leave, sick leave, holidays, and more.
Share Your Rsum with Us.
  • Our client is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply for this position. We conduct reference checks, background investigations, fingerprinting and/or skills testing; and maintains an alcohol and drug-free workplace. Thank you for considering career opportunities with us.
About the U. S. Dream Academy
Founded in 1998, U.S. Dream Academys vision is to break the cycle of intergenerational incarceration that affects societys most vulnerable children and youth through an approach that emphasizes skill building, character building and dream building. The organization targets second grade through high school students and seeks to intervene at critical points in their education before it is too late to provide the necessary support. U.S. Dream Academy has served over 9,000 students to date in neighborhoods that are high risk to include high crime rates, high levels of poverty, and little access to high quality academic support. The organization currently operates in seven (8) cities including: Washington, D.C.; Baltimore, MD; Philadelphia, PA; Houston, TX; Orlando, FL; Indianapolis, IN; San Bernardino, CA; and Salt Lake City, UT. Due to the widespread demand for its program, U.S. Dream Academy is committed to expanding its reach to serve many more students than it currently serves and recognizes that it will need to build infrastructure and capacity in order to support this future growth. For more information, please
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