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Lead After School Tutor: Staten Island
The mission of the New York Public Library is to inspire lifelong learning, advance knowledge, and strengthen our communities. To deliver on this promise, we provide free access to physical and electronic resources in neighborhoods throughout the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island, as well as an array of educational and cultural programming for children, young adults and adults.

The Library’s 90+ locations include four research centers – focusing on the humanities and social sciences; the performing arts; Black history and culture; and business and industry – and 88 neighborhood libraries. Collectively, the NYPL is the largest information purveyor in the City, serving over 18 million patrons annually.

Through the NYPL’s Education Department, the library provides centrally-planned and funded enrichment programming for children, young adults and adults that is deployed to its neighborhood branches, and each branch organizes its own additional programming through the use of branch staff and local volunteers. 

The NYPL is hiring Lead Tutors to provide homework help and enrichment activities to elementary grade students in 20 branch libraries. The Lead Tutor is also responsible for overseeing the logical implementation of the program at their assigned location day-to-day. 

Lead Tutors will work 16 hours per week, M-Th, during the program hours of approximately 3-6PM with additional hours required for professional development, meetings, and preparation. Lead Tutors will work approximately 36 weeks per year, September 13, 2021 through June 16, 2022. The Lead Tutor will not be scheduled to work the weeks of December 20, December 27, February 21, April 18, nor will they be scheduled to work during any federal holidays.

The Lead After School Tutor will work under the supervision of the Program Coordinator and will:
Oversee daily procedures at sites, including administrative procedures, collaborating with branch staff about enrichment activities, and managing other logistics,
Serve as the communication liaison for the program,
Act as the point-person for parent/caregiver communication,
Support Teen Reading Ambassador Pages assigned to each location,
Work in small groups with students to provide them with academic tutoring to improve their understanding of math, reading, social studies and/or science, at all levels,
Attend periodic staff meetings for youth evaluation and information exchange among Tutors, Library staff, Teen Reading Ambassador Pages, and supervisors
Use best practices when tutoring students,
Develop positive relationships with students that foster their academic and personal growth,
Administer enrichment activities to students in the afterschool hours,
Support the Children’s Librarian and other branch staff in the implementation of programs in the afterschool hours, 
May be assigned to work in other program sites,
Performs other duties assigned

Position: Lead After School Tutor: Staten Island
Organization: New York Public Library
Location: New York,  NY 
United States
Posting Start Date:
Date Posted: 12/9/2021
Requirements Current enrollment in an undergraduate degree program, with at least two or more years completed or equivalent experience, at an approved accredited educational institution; HS Diploma or equivalent required
Prior experience working in a formal or informal education setting with children and/or teens
Experience teaching and/or tutoring in multiple subject areas
Effective communication skills in dealing with children, parents, co-workers and supervisors
Interest in urban library services
Interest in helping children to improve their reading, writing, math, social studies, and science skills
Possess a concrete understanding of basic elementary Math, Science, English, History, and Foreign Language concepts
Computer and basic technology skills such as Microsoft Office Suite and Google Applications

Preferred Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree
Prior experience working in a formal or informal education setting with both children and teens
Working knowledge of the NYC Department of Education Common Core Learning Standards preferred
Ability to speak foreign languages preferred

For more information and application please use this link from the New York Public Library careers site.
Status: This listing expires on: 3/9/2022
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New York Public Library

New York,  NY 10016
United States
Beth Dukes