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