Harlem Children’s Zone

After-School Advocacy Coordinator, Elementary & Middle School

1 month agoNew York, NY

A Cut Above is an after-school program serving 80 students in their critical, and challenging middle-school years. The program is designed to support students who live or attend school in Harlem and are not students in the HCZ Promise Academy charter schools. The A Cut Above program mission is to cultivate a culture of excellence for our students through personal and social development, community service, academic enrichment, and exposure to the arts. Our goal is to encourage students to exceed expectations and become positive leaders throughout middle school and beyond.

We are currently seeking an Advocacy Coordinator to provide full and complete oversight of the academic enrichment and support components of the program. The Advocacy Coordinator will ensure that program participants are receiving the needed academic support, college prep, and multi-cultural exposure to prepare them for college and careers. The Advocacy Coordinator reports to the Assistant Director.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work one-on-one with students to understand the diversity of needs for academic resources
  • Oversee work with school partners and parents while collaborating with other site staff
  • Supervises Student Advocates and tutors to assess students’ needs, and develop and implement plans to meet those needs
  • Oversee curriculum writing
  • Train staff to write lesson plans
  • Maintain statistical data for all education-related activities, such as student participation and tutor hours dedicated to education activities
  • Review educational history of students to evaluate academic performance and learning characteristics
  • Coordinate, develop, monitor, and evaluate effectiveness of the IEP for students
  • Prepare reports and updates as required and continuously evaluate program impact
  • Review and use of data to make informed decisions around education component program improvements
  • Develop long-term and short-term plans/programs for the purpose of meeting instructional objectives
  • Attend and contribute to case management meetings
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications, Skills and Knowledge Requirements
  • A commitment to the mission and programs of HCZ
  • Must possess a Bachelor’s degree with at least 2 years in an educational setting with at least 1 year of supervisory experience
  • Experience working with youth
  • Strong organizational, planning, leadership, writing and communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Ability to lead and motivate a high-performing, mission-driven staff
  • Energetic, motivated self-starter and a team player
  • Ability to offer motivate and encourage self-esteem in youth



We offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package. To be considered, interested applicants must submit a cover letter and resume. No telephone inquiries or recruiters please. Replies will only be sent to qualified applicants. HCZ is an EOE.