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22 Mar 2018

Operations Education Specialist, NYS-TEACHS

Advocates for Children of New York
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Job Description

Overview
Advocates for Children of New York, Inc. (AFC) is a not-for-profit organization that works in partnership with New York City’s most disadvantaged families to secure quality public education services. AFC works on behalf of children and youth who are at greatest risk of academic failure due to poverty, race, ethnicity, disability, homelessness, immigration status/limited English proficiency, or involvement in the child welfare or juvenile justice systems. We use uniquely integrated strategies to advance systemic reform, empower families and communities, and advocate for the educational rights of individual students.

AFC’s New York State Technical and Education Assistance Center for Homeless Students (NYSTEACHS) focuses on the educational rights of students experiencing homelessness in New York State and provides information, referrals, and trainings to school districts, social service providers, parents, and others about students’ legal protections.

NYS-TEACHS is seeking to hire a dynamic and committed Education Specialist. The  Education Specialist will be primarily responsible for responding to calls and questions about the rights of students in temporary housing through the NYS-TEACHS hotline. The Education Specialist will provide information about the responsibilities of school districts and social service organizations to identify, serve, and support students in temporary housing. The Education Specialist will also help implement NYSTEACHS’ annual workshops and webinars, update our website, draft reports for the State Education Department, coordinate mailings, and assist with related administrative responsibilities such as data entry and analysis. Please see below for a more detailed description of the job responsibilities.

Responsibilities
 Provide clear and accurate information about the educational rights of students experiencing homelessness and other aspects of the McKinney-Vento Act for school district staff, social service providers, parents, and others through the NYS-TEACHS hotline.
 Assist with the preparation and implementation of webinars.
 Assist with the preparation and implementation of statewide workshops, which may require limited travel within New York State.
 Maintain clear and regular records of information from hotline calls in SalesForce.
 Assist with website development and updates as needed.
 Perform simple data analysis using Microsoft Excel.
 Other administrative tasks as needed.

Qualifications
 Demonstrated commitment to assisting underserved children and youth.
 Excellent organizational, written, and verbal communication skills.
 Excellent analytical skills.
 B.A. or B.S.
 Strong interpersonal skills.
 Ability to effectively prioritize tasks and manage time efficiently.
 Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
 Fluency in Spanish preferred.
 Website development skills a plus.

Salary
The salary depends on experience. In addition to a competitive salary, AFC also offers generous benefits.

Expected Start Date
May/June 2018

AFC is an affirmative action employer that actively seeks to recruit and retain a diverse staff and especially encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, persons of diverse sexual orientations, gender identities or gender expressions and persons of diverse socioeconomic backgrounds.

How to Apply

Please email a resume and cover letter to: eduspecialist@advocatesforchildren.org. No phone calls, please. Candidates should highlight personal or professional experience that demonstrates their connection to the populations that AFC serves.

Bureaus: New York. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Operations.

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