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Substitute 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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Background/IRC Summary:  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 immigrant youth and their communities in New York City.  The Education and Learning Program provides year-round programming working directly with immigrant 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 immigrant 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 Substitute Teacher plays an important role in the Newcomer Youth Summer Academy. The Substitute Teacher may be called upon to work with any class level throughout the program (K-1st, 2nd-3rd, 4th-5th, 6th-8th, 9th-10th, or 11th-12th grades) providing support and continuity for their class throughout the day, in the event of the absence of a NYSA Academic Lead Teacher or Classroom Culture Lead Teacher. Depending on the absence s/he is filling, the Substitute Teacher will deliver NYSA curricula and lesson plans which have been written by the NYSA Academic Lead Teachers while providing additional sheltered instruction support for English Language Learners (ELLs) or, in the event of substituting for an absent Classroom Culture Lead Teacher, focus on supporting classroom and behavior management in-class and during transitions in alignment with program guidelines. The Substitute Teacher is responsible for submitting a summary report each day of assignment to the Dean of Instruction.  This is an unpaid volunteer or internship opportunity.

Position term:   June 29 – 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 13:  Hours will vary during Monday-Friday, 8AM – 4PM based on Academic Lead Teacher and Classroom Culture Lead Teacher absences


Major Responsibilities:

·Participate in the Teachers Meet & Greet (tentatively scheduled for June 17, 2021) and all pre-program All Staff trainings

·Be available to substitute teach on short notice throughout the entirety of the Academy

·With input from IRC Staff and the Academic Lead Teacher, support the implementation of a 6 week curriculum through classroom instruction

·Provide classroom and behavior management during substitute assignments

·Assist in guidance of volunteer Peer Mentors and support youth participants in the classroom

·Follow all established classroom protocols with as much fidelity as possible while on assignment

·Supervise students in cafeteria during substitute assignments, as requested

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

Key Working Relationships:

Position Reports to:  Youth Education Coordinator, Rosalie Arndt
Position directly supervises:

Indirect Reporting: N/A
Other Internal and/or external contacts:
NYSA Academic Lead and Classroom Culture Lead Teachers and Peer Mentors


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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