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Activity Specialist
YM & YWHA of Washington Heights & Inwood
54 Nagle Ave
New York, NY 10040

Principal Responsibilities:

SONYC and COMPASS After School at Columbia Secondary School:

Columbia Secondary School (CSS) is a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics-focused public school that serves students in the sixth through eighth grade (SONYC) and ninth and tenth grade (COMPASS). These programs are focused on leadership, STEM, social-emotional learning, community service, and academics. In these programs, students engage in electives across a wide variety of disciplines.

Position Overview:

Activity Specialists are teachers in their particular disciplines and can motivate and inspire young people to learn and be excited to engage with activities in these fields.

Activity Specialists are responsible for developing activities, hands-on learning experiences, and lessons that meet every student's needs while fostering a fun, inclusive and respectful environment that welcomes all participants from diverse backgrounds, learning styles, and skill levels.

The individuals in these roles are role models to youth, always conducting themselves in the utmost professional manner and maintaining appropriate boundaries.

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Work Environment:

Compensation: Paid at $31 per hour

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other functions and responsibilities may change or be assigned.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

YM & YWHA of Washington Heights and Inwood provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal or local law

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Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

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Work Authorization and Clearance:


Under 25,000

Agency Information:

Established in 1917, YM & YWHA of Washington Heights and Inwood (the "Y") is a not-for-profit Jewish Community Center that welcome people of all backgrounds and beliefs.We offer a wide range of educational, recreational and social service programs to enhance the quality of life of those we serve.