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After-School Educator

Reports to: Director of Youth Services and STEM Education
FLSA Classification: Exempt
Department: Youth Services and STEM Education

Job Summary

The Educator is responsible for creating a learning environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic and social potential. The Educator implements leadership, science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) curricula and monitors the effectiveness of program delivery.

Minimum Qualifications

Associates, Business, or Technical Degree with two years of relevant social service experience or High School Diploma or equivalent with five years relevant experience. Must be able to pass and maintain a clean Act 33/34 clearances and FBI background check.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Ability to work with diverse populations of youth from a variety of socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds
  • Experience monitoring and implementing Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Leadership projects/programs
  • Ability to manage and understand projects/programs by proactively addressing changes in conditions, operations, and the environment that will affect program outcomes
  • Ability to identify complex problems, evaluate options, and implement solutions that will improve performance
  • Ability to communicate effectively, verbal and in writing, as appropriate for the needs of the audience
  • Capacity to motivate, develop, and direct students to acquire trust and inspire confidence.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Create a learning environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic and social potential by implementing leadership, science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) curriculum and/or monitoring and assessing the effectiveness of program delivery
  • Maintain effective communication by serving as a liaison between the YWCA and school personnel, families, program partners, and volunteers
  • Manage logistical aspects of programs/projects to include but not limited to attendance, applications, meals, student departure/arrival, supply acquisition/return, assessment distribution
  • Implement recruitment and retention strategies for student participation.
    • Safeguard the welfare of all students by following the proper policies and procedures
  • Collaborate with department staff to assess and guide student and/or partner performance
  • Create an effective teaching environment for participants by acting as a role model illustrating appropriate behavior and ethics
  • Furnish program reports as deemed necessary
  • Work closely with the department staff and partners on program development and enhancements
  • Participate in professional development, meetings, and program outings
  • Maintains high levels of consumer satisfaction
  • Maintains a high level of confidentiality when working with sensitive and personal client, vendor, employee and contract information
  • Works in conjunction with the YWCA and it partners/affiliates to achieve Affirmative Action goals
  • Displays consistent professionalism and courtesy when interacting with internal and external customers
  • Promotes and supports the mission, imperative, values and goals of the YWCA maintaining high performance standards, including abiding by its policies and procedures
  • Participates in YWCA professional development opportunities successfully implementing new skills, knowledge and procedures
  • Performs other duties as assigned within the scope of the Youth Services & STEM Education Department.

Working conditions and physical requirements

  • Able to work flexible schedule including evening, nights and weekends
  • Able to work up to 30 hours per month or more as necessary to meet Association objectives
  • Able to lift, carry and otherwise move up to 15 pounds on a regular basis
  • Able to sit, stand, bend, kneel, reach, push, pull, or walk for various lengths of time throughout the day
  • Able to use computer equipment to complete weekly work responsibilities
  • Able to operate fax/copy machines, telephone, calculator and general office equipment
  • Work in an office and school environment with frequent travel to sites regardless of weather conditions
  • Able to travel for meetings, agency trainings and other miscellaneous work assignments within or outside of Allegheny County
  • Able to communicate information to students effectively and systematically monitor and report on students’ development.

The above statements reflect the general duties and responsibilities considered necessary to perform the essential functions of the job. This document should not be considered a fully detailed description of all the work requirements of the position. The YWCA Greater Pittsburgh may change the specific job duties with or without prior written notice based on the needs of the organization.

Job Application

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