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Early Childhood Education

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Nazareth Nursery Montessori School

Classroom teacher with 2 other teachers, Montessori classrooms are mixed ages 2.5 - 4 years old NYS Early Childhood Certification Birth - 2nd required
Hours: 8:30 - 5:30
We go by an academic calendar + July (off the month of Aug.) Start date is immediately.

South Bronx Head Start

is a bilingual early childhood educational program that provides a warm, safe environment for children 3 to 5 years of age.
We cater to children of all abilities. Here is a brief job description for the position(s) available:
For further information about our program please visit southbronxheadstart.com

Education Director

2 years paid experience working with 3-5 year old children in a center-base preschool. MSED or BA/BS in Early Childhood Education, NYS Certified.
familiarity with the High/Scope curriculum a plus. Will need NYC D.O.I. fingerprint clearance & NYS Central Register Clearance.  

Group Teacher

Experience working with 3-5 year old children in a center-base preschool setting. Must have a bachelor in Early Childhood Education, be NYS certified (birth-Grade 2) or eligible for certification; familiarity with the High/Scope curriculum a plus. Will need NYC D.O.I. fingerprint clearance & NYS Central Register Clearance. 

Program Director

The After-School Program Director is responsible for the development, management, and supervision of a school-based after-school program. The Program Director must ensure that the program operates in compliance with all regulations, supervise program staff, and maintain positive relationships with all stakeholders (participants, parents, school staff and administration, funders, the community, and NIA). He/She must have a Bachelor's Degree and related experience in education/youth development.

This is a full-time position with a starting salary of $35,000 per year.

Must be available to work standard shift hours: Monday through Friday, between the hours of 10:00am and 6:00pm, as well as take part in professional development opportunities and organization events outside of those hours.  

Assistant Director

The Assistant Director will be responsible for assisting the Program Director in a school-based after-school program. Responsibilities include assisting with administrative duties, data entry, and the management of program operations. This position may also require assistance with the strategic planning, stakeholder development, and human resources aspects of the program. Additional tasks will be assigned as-needed to accomplish program goals. Must be fully capable of maintaining program in the Director's absence. Computer literacy and strong organizational skills are required. A collaborative spirit and can-do attitude are essential for this position.

Pay Rate: $18 per hour

This is a part-time position that requires availability Monday through Friday, between 2:00 and 6:00pm, with training and special events outside of those hours. 

Group Leader

The Group Leader is responsible for supervising a group of 15 to 20 students in an after-school program and for ensuring their safety at all times. They are responsible for actively assisting during all program activities, as well as leading short group activities. They are expected to help manage group behavior at all times through the use of positive behavior management techniques and act as role models to their groups.

Pay Rate: $10 per hour

All positions require availability Monday through Friday, between 2:00 and 6:00pm, with training and special events outside of those hours.

Activity Specialist

The Activity Specialist is responsible for planning and leading structured after-school activities. The Activity Specialist is assisted by a Group Leader at all times. Responsibilities include the facilitation of each activity and the management and maintenance of the classroom. Activity Specialists must have an area of expertise and experience teaching and facilitating group activities. Activities may include, but are not limited to: Visual Arts, Drama, Music, Chorus, Dance, Physical Education, Science, Technology, Community Service, Character Education, and Creative Writing.

Pay Rate: Begins at $15 per hour (Up to $35 per hour for a certified teacher)

All positions require availability Monday through Friday, between 2:00 and 6:00pm, with training and special events outside of those hours.

Substitute

A substitute is responsible for actively assisting with program activities when a regularly scheduled staff member is absent. Substitutes are welcomed to lead activities of their own, or use activity plans provided by the NIA. This position allows for a flexible schedule – Substitutes will be called in on an as-needed basis and are free to accept or turn down work opportunities as they arise.

Pay Rate: Begins at $10 per hour 

Requirements for all positions:

  • A minimum requirement of a High School Diploma or GED, unless otherwise noted
  • Experience in (or proven interest in) the fields of youth development, education, or the arts
  • The ability to develop and facilitate, actively assist with, and participate in all activities
  • In addition to fluency with the English language, the ability to speak and/or write Cantonese, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish, Arabic, or Urdu is a definite plus.
  • All after school program staff must be fingerprinted and proven free of any criminal convictions before being hired.  A current physical and TB test are also required, as well as a $25 fee for a mandatory background check.  
  • A minimum requirement of 10 hours of service to the NIA and/or at NIA community events

How to apply:

Please e-mail a résumé and cover letter to: jobs@niabklyn.org. Please put the position for which you are applying in the subject line of your e-mail. Applications submitted without a résumé will not be considered. Only candidates being considered for the position will be contacted. NIA has a two-interview process, and candidates for instructional positions may be required to complete a demonstration lesson before being hired.

NIA complies with all Equal Employment Opportunity laws and regulations and with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act.