Field Specialist, Summer Youth Employment Program – ExpandED Schools

Organization: ExpandED Schools

Date Posted: 5/7/2024

Closing Date: 6/30/2024

ExpandED is dedicated to ensuring that all young people have access to enriching learning opportunities that affirm their identities, teach them valuable skills, and spark new possibilities. Through program development, capacity-building, research and advocacy, we work toward our vision of a vibrant and stable publicly-funded system of school-community partnership so that all New York City children thrive. Established in 1998, the organization today reaches more than 119,000 children and 900 programs throughout New York City to ensure that students in under-served communities have access to innovative, engaging ways of learning to enable them to reach their full potential. Over the last two decades, ExpandED Schools’ program, research and policy efforts have led to increased recognition of the academic, social, and emotional benefits of after school, increased funding, and new models for school-community partnership. The pandemic further highlighted the importance of academic and SEL support as well as ExpandED’s vital function in providing high-quality learning activities.

ExpandED Schools is seeking a Temporary Field Specialist to assist in monitoring Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) youth and worksites. This is a part-time position from March-June with up to 28 hours available per week and full-time from July-August. Purpose of Position in our sector focuses on SYEP allocation and students who complete year round training opportunities are connected to SYEP internships within their sector focus. During the spring, Field Specialists will support the document collection for SYEP participants. During the summer, Field Specialists will conduct 10-15 site visits weekly to monitor student’s placements.

Duties and Responsibilities:

● Track virtual collection of SYEP enrollment documents via Airtable

● Track collection and completion of Worksite Agreements

● Verify timesheet information for youth payroll

● Conduct site visits to in-person worksites

● Meet with youth employees (individually and in groups) and supervisors as needed to trouble-shoot, address administrative questions and generally strengthen the relationship between worksites and ExpandED Schools

● Write brief site visit reports each week to report observations made during site visits.

Desired Qualifications:

● Commitment to educational equity

● High School Diploma and work experience within the nonprofit sector

● Experience working in education and /or youth development; knowledge of principles of youth development

● Experience with administering SYEP a plus

● Strong interpersonal and excellent communication skills, both oral and written

● Attention to detail and high standards for presentation of written materials

● Ability to manage multiple deadlines in a fast-paced environment

● Proficiency with the Microsoft Suite (Word, Outlook, Excel) is required

● Desire to work collaboratively and participate as a member of a diverse team

Compensation: $26.75/hour. Field Specialists will also receive a monthly MetroCard from June-August. ExpandED Schools offers competitive salaries commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits package.

Our benefits package includes:

● Full-time and eligible part-time employees receive medical, dental and vision plans for employees and dependents, largely subsidized by ExpandED Schools

● Health, dependent care and transit pre-tax accounts

● Employer-paid life insurance and supplemental disability coverage

● A generous paid time off package which includes 20 vacation days, 8 sick days, 4 personal days and 12 paid holidays (prorated for part-time staff)

● 403b retirement plan with eligibility for employer contribution of 5% of annual compensation after one year of employment (no match requirement)

● Commitment to work-life balance

● Partial tuition reimbursement offered to employees after one year of service

● Professional development opportunities, including funds to participate in external training and coaching opportunities

ExpandED Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer ExpandED Schools believes in the importance of being a diverse, equitable and inclusive organization that enables our students and staff to thrive. We are committed to building a talented team that reflects the diverse backgrounds and experiences of our students. At the same time, we work to ensure an inclusive community through creating a space for important dialogue about issues of race and identity for our staff and students. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to:, Subject: Position Title. No faxes or phone calls, please. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.