Volunteer Program & Administrative Assistant for GO Middle


Cause Areas


Sat Dec 03, 2016 08:30 AM - Sat Apr 22, 2017 01:30 PM


46 Cooper SquareNew York, NY 10003


GO Project: Who We Are and What We Do

The GO Project shapes the futures of low-income New York City public school children by providing critical academic, social and emotional support starting in the early elementary years. GO provides year-round educational and family support services to children who are performing below grade level and equips them with the confidence and skills needed to succeed at school, at home and in life.

GO School Program: How YOU Can Help

During the GO School Saturday program, 1 st-8 th grade students are exposed to intensive academic support in a differentiated classroom setting led by a professional Head Teacher and 2-4 volunteers from 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM. Our GO Middle program specifically focuses on 6 th - 8 th grade students to support them with academic and social emotional learning from 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM.

In order to ensure a smooth and effective program, the GO Middle Program & Administrative Assistant will assist the Community Engagement Team in critical programmatic and administrative tasks, such as (but not limited to): volunteer recruitment & management, family & student engagement, set up & arrival, snack distribution, supply management, data collection & management, and overall program support.

Specific tasks include, but are not limited, to the following:

GO School Saturday Program Support

Set Up & Arrival

  • Ensure all materials are ready for staff & students
  • Set up the Community Engagement (CE) Table prior to volunteer arrival
  • Greet volunteers, students, and GO Families at the CE Table upon arrival
  • Direct late arrival students to their designated classrooms

Volunteer Management & Support

  • Support and answer volunteer inquiries during CE office hours from 8:45 AM - 9:00 AM
  • Support One-Day Service groups with a brief orientation and transition into classrooms
  • Strategically place Floater Volunteers in classrooms in order to fill the gaps of Committed Volunteer absences
  • Observe classrooms to provide feedback on volunteer performance to the CE Team

Snack Distribution & Supply Management

  • Distribute and inventory snacks
  • Manage all supply storage areas in an organized and efficient manner

Administrative & Attendance

  • Perform other supply requests/logistical responsibilities as requested by the GO staff & teachers
  • Collect and enter student attendance into the database

Clean Up & Dismissal

  • Greet and direct families during dismissal
  • Assist with the supervision of late pick-up students
  • Clean up and organize all CE materials into designated storage areas
  • Assist the Academic Team in overall building clean-up


  • A positive and engaged approach to all designated responsibilities
  • Punctual and consistent attendance for GO School sessions
  • Ongoing communication with the Community Engagement Team and Director of Curriculum and Instruction regarding overall recess activities and volunteer performance

Time Commitment

  • Commitment to the 2016-2017 Academic Year
  • 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM (5 Hours) on the following Saturdays

GO School Fall Session Dates 2016

October 15, 22, 29

November 5, 12, 19

December 3, 10, 17

GO School Spring Session Dates 2017

January 7, 21, 28

February 4, 11, 25

March 4, 11, 18, 25

April 1, 8, 22

Location and Placement

Grace Church High School (6th - 8th Grade): 46 Cooper Square, New York, NY 10003

Benefits: How Can We Help YOU

  • Personal gratification through enhancing the lives of young learners
  • Ongoing professional development and training opportunities
  • Being part of a vibrant and diverse GO Project community of students, teachers, volunteers, and staff
  • College credit if applicable


  • Commitment to educational equity a must
  • Background and/or experience in working with elementary and/or middle school students (ages 6-13)
  • Flexibility and adaptability to meet the emerging needs of the program on a day-to-day basis
  • Ability to manage relationships with a diverse set of community stakeholders
  • Must be available on GO program days
  • Professional work habits
  • Bilingual (Spanish/Chinese) preferred

How to Apply

  • Cover Letter/Personal Statement
  • Resume
  • Personal reference
  • Background check (for those 18 and older)

If interested, please e-mail cover letter and resume to Emily Ong, Community Engagement Program Manager, at eong@goprojectnyc.org. Indicate GO PROJECT GO Middle Program Assistant in the subject line.

The GO Project is an equal opportunity employer.


  • Data Entry
  • Office Management
  • Program Management
  • Administrative Support

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Saturdays 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM

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