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Physical Education Teacher, Newcomer Youth Summer Academy

New York City (United States of America)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: New York City (United States of America)
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Youth
  • Closing Date:

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Since 1999, the IRC has developed partnerships with New York City public schools, community-based organizations and local colleges and universities to support the positive development of refugee youth and their communities in New York City.  The Education and Learning Department provides year round programming working directly with refugee youth, their parents and families, and their schools.


Job Overview/Summary: The  Newcomer  Youth  Summer  Academy (NYSA) is  a  six-week  program  focusing  on preparing  newly  arrived  refugee  youth  to  succeed  at  their  grade  level  in  the  New  York  City  public  school system. Up to 130 students from ages 5 –21 from over 20 countries will participate in academic, creative arts, social-emotional learning, physical education, digital literacy, and life skills classes. Field trips are held on Fridays.


The Physical Education Teacher will design and implement a six week curriculum that builds students’ knowledge, skills, and interest in physical education. Additionally, the Physical Education Teacher will contribute to the Program’s goals of fostering students’ social-emotional development and building a strong sense of community among the students and staff. This is an unpaid volunteer or internship opportunity.


Position term:   June 39 – August 13, 2021


  • Training: June 29, 30 & July 1: Up to 24 hours of training, 9:00AM – 5:00PM
    • Foundational online training modules to be completed independently ahead of synchronous staff training dates
  • Main Program: July 6 – August 14: Monday – Thursday, 4 hours per day plus 1 evening of parent/teacher conferences.  Expect 2-3 hours per week of external planning, grading, and assessment analysis. 


Essential Job Functions:

·Participate in the Teachers Meet & Greet (tentatively scheduled for June 17, 2021), and All Staff trainings and all program meetings and staff development activities, thereafter

·Plan and submit a 6-week culturally- and age-responsive Physical Education curriculum for elementary and JHS/HS students, using sheltered instructional teaching methodologies for English Language Learners

·Submit weekly lesson plans in advance of teaching, utilizing NYSA lesson planning format

·Perform and report on pre- and post-assessments, to inform curriculum and lesson design, and baseline progress data. Complete all staff program evaluation

·Complete all required reporting on time. Comply with all agency policies and protocols

·Productively plan for and incorporate Classroom Culture Lead Teachers and volunteer Peer Mentors into classroom instruction

·Complete progress report and final report cards for each student


Internship Learning Objectives:

1.Lesson planning using best practices for working with ELLs/multilingual learners

2.Integrating social-emotional learning principles into physical education curriculum

3.Developing, implementing, and reporting on assessments


Working Environment: In the event of an in-person program, NYSA takes place in a centrally located public school (TBD) in New York City. In the event of a virtual program, NYSA will take place primarily on Zoom.  All applicants must be willing to relocate to New York City for the entirety of the Academy in the event of an in-person program.

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