Learning Strategist-Mathematics
The Door - A Center of Alternatives - New York, NY

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The goal of The Door’s Career and Education Services Department is to support young people in completing secondary education and successfully transitioning into post-secondary education and employment. Programs within the Career and Education Services Department (CareerED) are designed to help both in-school and out-of-school youth to set and attain their educational and career goals. CareerED services allow a young person to craft a personalized life plan defining the steps he/she will take to achieve those goals while developing the necessary skills for future life success and independence. The cornerstone of the Door’s career and education services is the EPOCH program, which aims to prepare out-of-school and out-of-work young people for meaningful placements in college and/or employment through the provision of comprehensive education and career services, which develop potential for economic self-sufficiency. The Learning Strategist will be responsible for all aspects of our infused career and education class. In this capacity, he/she will develop program curriculum and facilitation instruction that incorporates GED preparation and work readiness skills development to enable youth to achieve their education and career goals.

Assist the Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction in leading instructional team projects and initiatives including but not limited to: curriculum design and selection, test coordination, program exhibitions, and instructional resources allocation for GED, ESOL, and resource center programs

Facilitate instructional aspects of Induction, GED and Work Readiness Classes

Provide differentiated instruction to a wide-range of learners including students learning English as a Second Language using remediation, reinforcement, and enrichment techniques

Plan lessons and projects that are outcome based to develop skills necessary for both job readiness and GED preparation

Serve as member of curriculum development team to help build a lesson plan bank that prepares students for success on the GED exam using work ready skills as engagement.

Provide one-on-one tutoring and small group instruction within and outside of the classroom setting

Administer multiple forms of assessment, including summative and formative assessments, and use these assessments to inform lesson planning and day to day instructional strategies

Collaborate with the instructional team to respond to the instructional needs of the individual students, to plan lessons, projects and student exhibitions

Maintain a classroom environment that is stimulating, supports individual and group learning and is rigorous and nurturing

Develop and implement teaching strategies to assist struggling youth in numeracy, geometry, and algebraic skills

Develop and maintain student portfolios, documenting milestone and other supporting interim achievements

Arrange trips to cultural events and experiences

Maintain accurate student records and all student contacts

Maintain case records pursuant to data-management procedures established for the program and as stipulated by contractual requirements

Collect and maintain documentation of services and outcomes for internal and external use

Attend all relevant meetings, trainings, workshops and outside events

Demonstrate an understanding of and practice the principals of positive youth development

Participate as a member of an interdisciplinary team to increase our services to specific youth populations and to provide the appropriate plans for young people

Handle any appropriate responsibilities and functions as assigned by supervisor and/or director

Bachelor’s Degree in Education or related field required, Master’s preferred

Minimum of four years classroom teaching experience in math working with high-risk adolescent population

Experience working in Youth Development

Experience in curriculum design and implementation

Knowledge or familiarity of 2002 and 2014 GED Test

Ability to implement NYS Common Core Standards

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Demonstrated ability to motivate and challenge students to achieve a high level of performance through rigorous academic performance
To apply for this position, please send your resume to careeredjobs@door.org