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New York Edge Martial Arts Specialist in Brooklyn, New York

ABOUT US

New York Edge is a non-profit organization and one of the largest providers of school-based afterschool programs in New York City and the metropolitan region serving over 25,000 elementary, middle, and high school students each year. The mission of New York Edge is to help bridge the opportunity gap among students in underinvested communities by providing programs designed to improve academic performance, health and wellness, self-confidence, and leadership skills for success in life.

SUMMARY

Extended Day Activity Instructors - Martial Specialist are responsible for leading afterschool programming for children and teens at New York Edge after-school program sites. The activity instructor will teach or co-lead activities in one of the following areas: STEM, visual art, performing art, literacy, student leadership and character development, sports, health and wellness, business, finance and entrepreneurship, math, media arts, journalism, botany, and urban agriculture, history. The activity instructor is a dual reporting role, supporting the curriculum and instruction department team by designing lesson plans and implementing curricula across New York Edge program sites. They will also support the program director by preparing activity materials and explaining principles, techniques, and safety procedures to student participants. In addition, the specialist will establish clear goals and objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicate those goals and objectives to students.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Build strong relationships with and among students

  • Teach or co-lead daily activities

  • Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects, and communicate those objectives to students

  • Participate in ongoing professional development activities

  • Prepare materials for daily activities

  • Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests

  • Support the coordination of program events

  • Input data and prepare reports

  • Administer pre and post-assessments and evaluations for student activities

    QUALITIES WE’RE LOOKING FOR

  • Demonstrated ability to lead activities with children and teens

  • Creativity

  • Must be knowledgeable and skilled in martial arts, and have prior experience successfully teaching and instructing youth

  • Must have excellent communication, organizational, and time management skills

  • Experience working with children and/or teens

  • Ability to multitask and manage workflow in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with program staff, school personnel, parents

  • Sensitive to social-emotional needs and characteristics of students

  • Self-starter who takes initiative

  • Flexibility, reliability, and sound judgment

  • Other duties as assigned

    REQUIREMENTS

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • Must be at least 18 years of age

  • College credits and/or degrees are highly preferred

  • Physical requirements include the ability to climb stairs, lift children, and monitor events.

  • Experience working with children strongly preferred

    Specialists will be required to report to the school building and interact with staff, students, parents, and school administration.

    At the time of offer and acceptance, the job requires safety and security clearances through the Department of Education and the Department of Health.

    To apply, please visit our website at newyorkedge.org/careers .

    New York Edge is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

    Disclaimer: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position.

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