Middle School Academic Coach and Teaching Assistant - Harlem


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Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:30 PM - Thu May 31, 2018 03:30 PM


2090 Seventh Avenue10th FloorNew York, NY 10027


HEAF is seeking dedicated individuals to serve as academic coaches to providing tutoring and support and/or to serve as Teacher’s Assistants for our High Expectations (Middle School) students, grades 6-8.

About HEAF: The Harlem Educational Activities Fund, Inc. (HEAF) is a comprehensive not-for-profit supplemental education and youth development organization that supports and assists dedicated students to develop the intellectual curiosity, academic ability, social values and personal resiliency they need to ensure success in school, career and life. HEAF identifies scholars in middle school and supports them until they are successfully admitted to four-year colleges through a variety of after-school, Saturday and summer programs.

Academic Coach Position Summary:

HEAF seeks talented, passionate individuals to work with our middle school students to ensure their academic success. HEAF’s High Expectations tutoring program operates on Saturdays from 2:30-3:30pm after our Saturday Academy program. Academic Coaches are asked to make a minimum of a one hour/week commitment for a minimum of one semester. Please note that additional hours and responsibilities may be available depending on the interests of the academic coach. Academic Coaches provide assistance in core subjects such as Math, English, Science, and Social Studies. Coaches are matched with students based on the coach’s skills in specific subject areas and the student’s needs.

Academic Coach Responsibilities:

  • Assess and assist students in at least one of the core subjects
  • Assist students with homework, projects, and test preparation
  • Evaluate and record student progress
  • Attend and participate in scheduled tutor orientation & training meetings
  • Communicate academic progress to program staff
  • Complete and submit required documentation
  • Create a rich learning environment that aids in instructing students with various learning styles

Teaching Assistant Position Summary

HEAF seeks individuals who have a strong desire to work with middle school students to achieve academic success. As a classroom assistant, you will work alongside one of our teachers to provide supplemental support to our students. Teaching Assistants are asked to make a two hour/week commitment for a minimum of one semester. Teaching Assistants will work alongside our teachers for our Saturday Academic Elective classes.

Teacher’s Assistant Responsibilities:

  • Assist with lunch supervision
  • Create and maintain a positive classroom culture while using effective classroom management strategies
  • Encourage positive student behavior that promotes character development
  • Maintain meaningful positive rapport with parents and students

General Requirements for both positions:

  • Some College or B.A. (Masters students in Education encouraged to apply)
  • Advanced skills in Mathematics, English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, and/or SAT Test Prep
  • Experience tutoring middle school students
  • Strong work ethic and interpersonal skills
  • Willingness to promote HEAF educational and youth development philosophy.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with the HEAF staff
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

*This position is unpaid


  • Literacy / Reading
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Reading / Writing
  • General Education
  • Tutoring

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Saturdays - options for 3 hours/wk or 1 hour/wk

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