Harlem Children’s Zone

After-School Program Coordinator, Grades 6 - 12

3 weeks agoNew York, NY

HCZ Promise Academy II Teen After-School is seeking High School Program Coordinators. The ideal candidate will bring a passion for the mission of Promise Academy and HCZ, an understanding and respect for the culture of all residents of Harlem, and experience working in a school setting with a love for children. As an integral member of the After-School leadership team, the Program Coordinator provides focused administrative and strategic support to component Coordinators to ensure the consistent delivery of high-quality on-site programming. The Program Coordinator is responsible for monitoring, supporting, and aiding in the development of the program. The Program Coordinator is the primary liaison between component Coordinators and the Program Director with regards to program development, implementation, and goal attainment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure that overall program operation is smooth and efficient
  • Create and monitor the use of documents meant to track the academic and social progress of every child in the program
  • Maintain the goal of the number or participants at all times; conducting outreach if the program falls below this goal
  • Create and maintain a working collaboration with the other coordinators at the program
  • Assist in the development of lesson plans, curriculum's, and activities that are grade appropriate for students when homework is not provided
  • Identify students who should be on academic alert and provide adequate services to assist them
  • Research events and opportunities designed to enhance the program experience of the students
  • Restructure the program, as necessary, to introduce more activities and events – academic and social – to reward students for positive involvement in the program
  • Design and implement creative programming that speak to the needs of the participants in the program
  • Track and achieve the goals set for the program
  • Provide leadership development, professional development, and staff training as needed
  • Facilitate and host staff, parent, and student meetings
  • Represent the program on all HCZ initiatives
  • Complete required monthly reports
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Qualification, Skills and Knowledge Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree with at least 3 year experience working with youth in a school setting is preferred
  • A commitment to the mission and programs of HCZ
  • Must be comfortable and willing to work after-school hours (11AM-7PM)
  • Strong organizational, planning, leadership, writing and communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and to work effectively as part of a team in a collaborative, fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and creatively
  • Ability to work with a high-performing, mission-driven staff
  • Energetic, motivated self-starter and a team player



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.