New York Edge is the largest provider of after school and summer camp programs in New York City public schools. Each year, programs in academics–including STEM, the arts, sports & wellness, and college access help 40,000 students develop leadership skills and succeed in school. Click here to see us in action. Working parents count on our programs to provide safe and enriching environments for their children.
New York Edge is seeking passionate and enthusiastic people to fill the part-time role of after school Tutor/Counselor. In this role, you will be critical to the successful operation of New York Edge’s after school program. You will be responsible for providing a safe and positive environment for school age children, to provide opportunities for learning, interaction and academic/personal growth. Group leaders also participate in activities and trips while providing and maintaining a safe working environment. They help with homework and prepare students to demonstrate newly acquired skills in Sports and Arts. Our programs typically run from 2pm-6pm during the week and we often have opportunities throughout the 5 boroughs. Not all sites run M-F.
Monday – Friday
2pm – 6pm
(Days/shifts vary dependent on site needs)
No, this role requires you to be in-person.
Please refer to the NYE Site Listing that is attached to this posting below.
During the application process you will be asked about your site preference.
Essential Job Functions:
- Ensure the health, safety and well-being of participants in the program by providing appropriate supervision at all times.
- Be an agent of safety for campers. This includes taking responsibility for one’s own well-being and the well-being of others. Assist in COVID-19 wellness screenings and health related concerns.
- Keep immediate supervisor informed daily of any concerns regarding participants, staff, or the facility.
- Engage participants in meaningful activities, lesson plans and special events that are structured, age- appropriate, fun, exciting, challenging, and values based in the areas of arts, STEM, character development, literacy, creative expression, community service, physical fitness and/or nutrition.
- Prepare the learning environment and necessary supplies for program activities. Assume responsibility for the cleanliness and organization of the camp room, program supplies, and activity space.
- Support the planning and implementation of all activities, including but not limited to learning initiatives, field trips, and culminating performances.
- Provide support to Activity Specialists with activity implementation.
- Create and maintain a strength-based, youth-focused atmosphere that is consistent and sensitive to the needs of participants with learning, emotional, or behavioral differences.
- Serve as a positive role model for participants.
- Develop and maintain positive relationships with parents and guardians through regular communication about their child’s strengths and areas of growth. Take a leadership role in providing regular updates to caregivers.
- Attend all required trainings. Actively participate in training sessions, designated meetings and special events.
- Ensure that groups are in ratio.
- Ensure program, staff and patrons maintain hygiene habits/practices in accordance with CDC guidelines.
- Possess a desire to work directly with children
- Ability to work as a team member
- Responsible, friendly, enthusiastic, actively engaged and patient
- Ability to follow directions and adhere to all policies/procedures
- Open to feedback with a desire to grow professionally
- Must have reliable communication/computer devices at home with capacity to access internet consistently in order to respond to organizational emails as well as complete training prior to the start of work (if needed)
- Covid-19 Vaccination is required
- Must undergo DOH & DOE fingerprinting and background checks
- Must adhere to DOH Covid-19 Guidelines
- Must be at least 18 years old
- High School Diploma required; some college preferred
- Experience working with children strongly preferred