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Job Opening:

Activity Specialist - STEM

Harlem Village Academy

New York City Mission Society improves the lives of children, youth, and families in the city’s most underserved communities. Through programs and services that respond to community needs, we create cycles of success for generations to come.

Position Summary

The Mission Society’s Power Academy is an after-school program dedicated to cultivating the personal growth and educational advancement of all 6th to 8th grade participants. With a curriculum focused on academic enrichment, community service, cultural enrichment, the arts, recreation, and character education, the Power Academy will reinforce school-day learning in a safe and healthy environment.  (This position is Fully In-Person and begins September 2023)

Title: STEM Activity Specialist, After-School Program

Program: Harlem Village Academy 

Employment Status: Part-time: 6 hours per week (Tuesday &Thursday, 3-6pm)

Basic Function:  
Facilitate implementation of program activities for a group of middle school-aged after-school program participants while creating a nurturing environment that fosters the creativity and educational advancement of the children.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement a STEM-focused academic enrichment curriculum, including a culminating project.

  • Collaborate with Educational Specialist in the development and maintenance of STEM curricula.

  • Prepare weekly lesson plans, which should emphasize on logical mathematical thinking and experimental scientific thinking.

  • Supervise activities and monitor scholar’s behaviors to ensure safety and appropriateness.

  • Attend professional development and training related to STEM programs.

  • Prepare class materials, bulletin displays, and make copies as needed.

  • Coordinate and plan STEM related trips.

  • Communicate with Program Director to discuss scholars’ progress, needs, and concerns.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Experience working and/or teaching in a school or youth program is a must.

  • Strong Science, Technology, Engineering and Math background experience.

  • Minimum of 3 years college credits with a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Education, or other highly relevant field; or 2 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • At least one year experience teaching STEM related programming to school-aged children in a group setting is a plus; Experience with Programming is also a plus

  • Strong instructional skills and classroom management.

  • Ability to multitask; skills to be a team player and self-starter.

  • Interest and experience in youth development and creating interactive educational activities.

  • Enthusiasm, a good sense of humor and a sincere desire to help the community.

General Requirements

Staff is expected to be committed to the mission, vision, and values of Mission Society. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory.

Salary and Benefits

$30 per hour 


Interested and qualified individuals should forward their resumes with cover letter to or fax to 212-979-5764.

Subject: Re: Activity Specialist STEM, Power Academy.


Note: We are unable to accept phone calls. Applicants must meet qualifications stated above. Only applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.

New York City Mission Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. We encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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