Financial Operations/IT Instructor
Year Up - New York, NY

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Title : Financial Operations/

IT Instructor Office : New York Location : Manhattan POSITION OVERVIEW: Reporting to Year Up New York’s Director of Academics, the Financial Operations Instructor role is a year-round, full-time position that incorporates teaching, curriculum development, advising, group facilitation, and committee work. S/he will teach Introduction to Computer Applications, Financial Management and Fundamentals of Investment Management from an existing but evolving curriculum.

The successful skill set includes the Microsoft Office Suite; basic economics; capital markets; equities; derivatives; and the lifecycle of a trade, among other topics. Emphasis in the classroom is on the students learning from each other and through their own curiosity, not just from the instructor. Our classrooms emphasize a student-centered, collaborative teaching and learning environment that has real-life application.

Every instructor at Year Up is more than a technical trainer/instructor. The foundation of our business model is high support and high expectations for our students. As such, instructors spend much of their time guiding students in professional behavior, helping to build their confidence, and advising them on choices (personal, professional, and educational) that will help them to reach their goals.

Instructors also participate in committees, meetings, and other activities that enable our organization to operate and grow successfully. In keeping with Year Up’s values, the Financial Operations Instructor will also interact with students as a mentor, group facilitator, and advocate, participating in creating and sustaining a positive educational environment.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Academic Instruction
  • Produce and instruct high-quality, well-prepared classes where students learn, are challenged and enjoy the learning process
  • Instruct a Financial Operations/Microsoft Office Suite course of approximately 24 students daily. The curriculum aligns to college-level courses, and includes instruction in MS Office and Financial Operations
  • Provide guidance for self-directed learning and provide one-on-one tutoring outside of class
  • Manage the classroom successfully, following the Year Up contract and professional behavior model
Curriculum Development
  • Identify key competencies for instruction to meet both college-level course requirements and industry-workplace needs;
  • Hone assessment tools to measure learning and growth of Year Up students and to ensure successful transition of students to corporate internships; make use of these tools to continuously monitor and evaluate Year Up’s performance;
  • Ensure that students’ information technology abilities and professional skills meet the needs of internship and University partners.
New York Team Member
  • Develop positive and supportive working relationships with all team members;
  • Help maintain an environment of positive, helpful, and forthright communications;
  • Work productively as a member of the Academic Team, taking leadership roles where applicable.
Team/ Learning Community Member
  • Serve as an advisor for a small number of current students
  • Participate in and sometimes facilitate weekly group sessions with students
  • Participate in staff meetings and trainings
  • A passion for working with urban young adults, an unshakeable belief in their potential, and confidence in one’s ability to make a difference
  • Master’s degree (preferred) or Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business or related subject matter, with 3+ years of experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Personal Finance, Stock, Bonds and Mutual Funds
  • At least 2-3 years of experience as an instructor and/or experience as an industry/corporate trainer
  • Experience with curriculum, syllabus development and lesson planning
  • 2-3 years’ experience with eLearning, computer enhanced teaching and blended learning approaches; experience with mLearning a plus
  • Proficiency with various Learning Management Systems (i.e. Schoology, Moodle, Sakai), and virtual and online video tools for teaching and learning (i.e. Second Life, Adobe Connect) strongly preferred
  • Strong, dynamic interpersonal and team skills. Experience working with diverse individuals and groups
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills
  • Competitive salary commensurate with education and experience
  • Competitive benefits package including 100% healthcare coverage, dental, and 401(k) match
  • Three weeks paid vacation in first year of employment; four weeks after initial year with organization
  • Professional development funds to aid employees in achieving career objectives
  • The opportunity to be an integral member of an energetic, innovative, hard-working and rapidly growing team, within an organization that is committed to closing the Opportunity Divide in our country
TO APPLY: Please submit a thoughtful cover letter and resume through our Careers webpage .

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION: Founded in 2000, Year Up is a non-profit organization striving to close the Opportunity Divide by providing urban young adults with the skills, experiences and support that will empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education. Year Up recognizes that the Opportunity Divide—specifically, historical barriers to education and professional work—is driven by race, ethnicity, national origin and socio-economic status. Year Up seeks to close the Divide by setting high expectations and providing high support for our young adults.

Through a one-year intensive training program, Year Up provides urban young adults ages 18-24 with a unique combination of hands-on technical and professional skills, college credit, and corporate internships. Year Up lives by and adheres to a core set of values that reflect an unshakable belief in the talent and full potential of our young adults. With an annual operating budget of over $50 million, Year Up will serve over 1,700 students in 2013 across ten sites nationwide: Atlanta, Boston, Bay Area (San Francisco), New York, Providence, Puget Sound (Seattle), National Capital Region (Washington DC) and Chicago, with Year Up Professional Training Corps (PTC) sites located in Miami and Baltimore.

Year Up has the distinction of being rated one of the Top 10 non-profits in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, one of the 50 best nonprofits to work for by the NonProfit Times, and one of the best non-profits to work for by Opportunity Knocks. Other awards include Fast Company Magazine’s Social Capitalist Award for innovative business model and social impact in 2005, 2007, and 2008. In 2009, the Harvard Business School published a case study on Year Up’s origins and success.

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